GOP-Led Congress Takes First Steps Towards Repealing Obamacare, Dems Fight BackThe president-elect is making his views known in a series of new tweets and he's taking aim at the Senate's Democratic leader, New York's Chuck Schumer -- a top defender of the health overhaul.
Republicans Primed For Push To Dismantle Obama's Policies As Congress Gaveled Into SessionMembers of the 115th Congress will be sworn in at noon Tuesday, setting off the GOP's pursuit of a conservative agenda.
35 Russian Diplomats Leave US, State Department ConfirmsObama expelled the diplomats, saying they were really spies, and ordered new sanctions on Russian spy agencies for alleged Russian hacking of political sites during the presidential election.
From Elections To Emails: A Look Back At The Biggest U.S. Political Stories Of 2016The presidential election dominated the news in 2016, but it was just one of several political stories to grab headlines over the past 12 months.
Trump Praises Putin, US Shuts Down 2 Russian Compounds Amid Sanctions Over Alleged Election HackingThe U.S. said the two Cold War-era estates, one on Long Island and one in Maryland, were being used for intelligence activities.
Carl Paladino, Trump NY Campaign Co-Chair, Says Obama Mad Cow Comments Were A 'Mistake'Carl Paladino, the co-chair of the Trump campaign in New York state, said his recent crack that he hoped President Obama would die from mad cow disease and that Michelle Obama would "return to being a male'' were "inappropriate'' and a "mistake.''
Israel Summons U.S. Ambassador After U.N. Vote On Israeli SettlementsIsrael pressed forward with promises of retaliation and damage control Sunday following a U.N. vote last week on an anti-settlement resolution that passed thanks to an abstention by the U.S., Israel's close ally.
Despite Pressure From Trump, U.S. Refuses To Veto U.N. Resolution On Israeli SettlementsThere was pressure from the president-elect and lobbying from Israel, but in the end, the United States broke a longstanding tradition.
Obama Warns Russia On Hacking: We Can Do This Stuff To You TooPresident Barack Obama on Friday warned against turning Russian hacking in the United States into a "political football."
Marist Poll: Obama To Leave Office With Highest Approval Rating In 7 YearsAs President Barack Obama's presidency enters its final weeks, his national approval rating is stronger than ever.
NYC May Have To Pay Bulk Of $35 Million Trump Security TabThe NYPD and Mayor Bill de Blasio requested $35 million as reimbursement for the additional police manpower and overtime. But congressional Republicans unveiled a spending bill that would give the city just $7 million.
President-Elect Continues "Thank You" Tour In North CarolinaTrump was far less bombastic than during the tour's kickoff in Ohio last week, striking more of the healing notes traditionally delivered by a president-to-be in the weeks after a bruising election.
Obama: National Security Strategy Is 'Breaking The Back' Of ISISDelivering his final major national security speech before leaving office, President Barack Obama addressed troops at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida.
Japanese Leader Abe To Visit Pearl Harbor With ObamaPrime Minister Shinzo Abe said Monday he will visit Hawaii in late December and hold a final summit meeting there with Obama before he leaves office.
Obama Honors Artists, Athletes, 'Rabble Rousers' With Presidential Medal Of FreedomPresident Barack Obama hosted his final Presidential Medal of Freedom ceremony Tuesday, calling this year's class of recipients "particularly impressive," CBS News reported.