Blunt and Schumer will effectively be the masters of ceremony for the swearing-in that starts in the late morning and at the gala luncheon held afterward in Statuary Hall.
Senate Democrats agreed to hold confirmation votes Friday for Gen. James Mattis and Gen. John F. Kelly, tapped respectively to lead the departments of Defense and Homeland Security.
For President Obama's remaining aides, Thursday provided a fine opportunity for a scavenger hunt.
We spoke with Vanita Gupta, outgoing head of the agency's civil rights division.
Trump passes over the nation's largest minority group, ending a three-decade streak of at least one Latino at the table in the Cabinet Room.
Rick Perry’s confirmation hearing to become the next energy secretary was proceeding on a mostly serious note Thursday morning. Then came his exchange with Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.). Here’s the video: “Did you enjoy meeting me?” Franken asked. “I hope you are as much fun on that dais as you were on your couch,” responded […]
And the number keeps rising.
Senate Democrats plan to allow votes on two noncontroversial nominees, but demand more time to question most of the rest.
“My attendance is in no way an endorsement of the President-elect or the destructive, divisive rhetoric that has defined him throughout his campaign and transition,” Rep. Cedric L. Richmond (D-La.) said.