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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell scheduled a vote on Robert Wilkie’s confirmation for Monday.

  • Jul 19, 2018

VA’s acting secretary said he is trying to improve “efficiency and effectiveness” — even as he clears out apolitical civil servants who were good performers.

  • Jul 18, 2018

Wilkie was pressed by some Democrats to explain his past embrace of divisive cultural views, but he received the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee’s overwhelming support.

  • Jul 10, 2018

A set of executive orders goes into effect and is likely to escalate tensions building since Trump took office. A federal judge is expected to consider union lawsuits against the president this month.

  • Jul 8, 2018

During his confirmation hearing Wednesday, the top Pentagon official also faced questions about his past defense of Confederate symbols.

  • Jun 27, 2018

Robert Wilkie’s Senate confirmation hearing is scheduled for Wednesday.

  • Jun 26, 2018

The sweeping plan builds on President Trump’s pledge to shrink the size and scope of the federal government, a long-sought goal of conservatives.

  • Jun 21, 2018

The Trump administration wants to merge overlapping, duplicative functions, including welfare programs.

  • Jun 20, 2018

The White House wooed Manchin in hopes of clearing the way for Republicans to win his seat in heavily pro-Trump West Virginia this fall.

  • Jun 13, 2018

Starting in the 1990s, the North Koreans and Americans had worked jointly to recover remains for more than a decade, but the cooperation was suspended during the George W. Bush era amid political tensions.

  • Jun 12, 2018
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