Politics & Government

Politics & Government

Pompeo CIA confirmation vote: A preview of the 2020 presidential debate?

Kansas Republican Rep. Mike Pompeo secured 66 votes late Monday, enough to be confirmed as CIA director. But the real drama involved Democrats — and one Republican — who voted no on Pompeo and are likely to remind voters of the stand they took in the next presidential election. The dissenters have been building this case almost since the day President Donald Trump nominated Pompeo in November.

Politics & Government

States – like Congress – are divided on replacing Obamacare

Senate Republicans say they’ll insure more Americans than President Barack Obama’s 2010 Affordable Care Act. But states seem likely to look at the latest health care proposal with a partisan eye. In Republican-led Kansas, one lawmaker was quick to embrace the idea. But in blue-state California there was caution over the Patient Freedom Act proposed by Sens. Bill Cassidy of Louisiana and Susan Collins of Maine.

Nation & World

Dems challenge Trump health nominee on stocks, health policy

Democrats criticized stock purchases by President Donald Trump's pick for health secretary on Tuesday as the Senate Finance Committee held a hearing on a nominee who's backed by Republicans but under fire from Democrats for his support for tearing down President Barack Obama's health care overhaul and his past financial activities as a member of Congress.

Videos

2016 Election Day by the numbers

While this historic election didn't bring the U.S. its first female president, there were some other firsts. Explore the results, reaction and history of Election Day 2016.
Nicole Cvetnic and Sohail Al-Jame McClatchy
2016 Election Day by the numbers 1:43

2016 Election Day by the numbers

Trump jokes about dad's female supporters 1:26

Trump jokes about dad's female supporters

Tim Kaine introduced at Florida fundraiser by Pusha T 2:29

Tim Kaine introduced at Florida fundraiser by Pusha T

Chelsea Clinton rallies supporters in State College 2:20

Chelsea Clinton rallies supporters in State College