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Petraeus out of the running for national security adviser

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Scott Pruitt confirmed by Senate to serve as EPA administrator, gets both Alaska Senator votes

U.S. Politics

US senators propose bill to improve volcano monitoring

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Trump transition team limits EPA at environmental forum

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US court refuses to reinstate Trump's travel ban

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  • U.S. Politics

    Petraeus out of the running for national security adviser

    by Major Garrett / CBS News on Feb 19, 18:50

    Sources close to retired Gen. David Petraeus say the White House eliminated the former CIA director from consideration for the open national security adviser post after he weighed in on the job during a conference in Germany this week. ‎”Whoever it is that would agree to take that position certainly should do so with some very, […]

  • U.S. Politics

    Scott Pruitt confirmed by Senate to serve as EPA administrator, gets both Alaska Senator votes

    by KTVA / AP on Feb 17, 9:36

    Last updated at 11:35 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 17 The Senate has confirmed President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the Environmental Protection Agency. Scott Pruitt was approved on Friday by a vote of 52-46, including favorable votes from both Alaska Republican Senators, Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan. In a releases from both of their offices, Murkowski and […]

  • U.S. Politics

    US senators propose bill to improve volcano monitoring

    by Associated Press on Feb 13, 11:18

    U.S. senators in Alaska, Washington and Hawaii have proposed legislation intended to improve volcano monitoring efforts and early warning capabilities. The measure would put the Alaska, Cascades and Hawaiian volcano observatories into a connected system and create a 24-hour Volcano Watch Office to provide ongoing situational awareness of active volcanoes in the U.S. and its […]

  • U.S. Politics

    Trump transition team limits EPA at environmental forum

    by Associated Press on Feb 11, 11:36

    The Environmental Protection Agency halved the number of staffers attending an annual Anchorage forum on issues like climate change in response to a request from President Donald Trump’s transition team. Trump transition official Doug Ericksen told Alaska’s Energy Desk in an email that the EPA was directed to limit staff at the conference to save […]

  • U.S. Politics

    US court refuses to reinstate Trump’s travel ban

    by KTVA / AP on Feb 09, 14:18

    Last updated at 3:25 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 9 SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – A federal appeals court in San Francisco has refused to reinstate President Donald Trump’s ban on travelers from seven predominantly Muslim nations. The panel of three judges noted that Washington state and Minnesota had raised serious allegations about religious discrimination. Their decision […]

  • U.S. Politics

    Senate confirms Sessions as U.S. attorney general

    by KTVA / AP on Feb 08, 16:34

    The U.S. Senate confirmed Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions as U.S. attorney general on Wednesday. The 52-47 vote broke largely along party lines and capped weeks of divisive battles over Sessions, an early supporter of President Donald Trump and one of the Senate’s most conservative Republicans. Democrats laced into Sessions over his ties to Trump and […]

  • U.S. Politics

    DeVos sworn in as Education secretary following historic vote

    by KTVA / AP on Feb 07, 8:56

    .@BetsyDeVos sworn in as Secretary of Education by @VP Mike Pence moments ago. Congratulations! pic.twitter.com/uzneL25V7F — President Trump (@POTUS) February 8, 2017 Hours after the Senate confirmed school choice activist Betsy DeVos as Education secretary, she was officially sworn into office. Vice President Mike Pence cast the tie breaking vote Tuesday morning in favor of […]

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    U.S. appeals court to hear arguments on travel ban reinstatement

    by CBS News on Feb 06, 21:33

    An appeals court in San Francisco will hear arguments Tuesday on whether to reinstate President Trump’s travel ban. In a filing on Monday evening, government lawyers argued that the ban does not discriminate based on religion — it targets country of origin instead. Lawyers for two states urged the appeals court not to reinstate President […]

  • U.S. Politics

    Despite protest, Sen. Sullivan to vote ‘yes’ for DeVos

    by Shannon Ballard on Feb 06, 19:43

    U.S. Senate Democrats are holding the floor, trying to block the confirmation of education secretary nominee Betsy DeVos. Senators are hoping to sway more Republicans to vote no on DeVos on Tuesday. Senators Lisa Murkowski and Susan Collins, of Maine, have already said they oppose DeVos. Senate Democrats need just one more Republican to flip their […]

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    Rush for entry as court denies bid to reinstate travel ban

    by CBS/AP on Feb 05, 20:55

    Visa holders from seven majority-Muslim countries who were turned away from the United States due to President Donald Trump’s travel ban are rushing to try again, hoping to make it through a narrow window opened by legal challenges. The federal appeals court in San Francisco denied Mr. Trump’s effort to immediately reinstate the ban early […]

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    Trump says Obamacare replacement plan could take until next year

    by Reena Flores / CBS News on Feb 05, 15:35

    President Trump is giving an extended timeline for when his administration could be expected to roll out a new plan to replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), former President Obama’s landmark healthcare legislation. In an interview with Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly that aired Sunday, Mr. Trump made the vague assertion that it could take “’til […]

  • U.S. Politics

    DOJ acts to appeal ruling lifting travel ban

    by Associated Press on Feb 04, 19:07

    The Justice Department is asking a federal appeals court to set aside a judge’s order that temporarily blocked the Trump administration’s travel ban. The Justice Department has alerted a court in Washington state that it is appealing the judge’s ruling from a day earlier. The appeal is to be filed Saturday night with the 9th […]

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    US judge temporarily blocks Trump’s travel ban

    by Associated Press on Feb 03, 16:17

    SEATTLE (AP) – The Latest on a lawsuit by Washington and Minnesota seeking to halt President Donald Trump’s immigration ban (all times local): 7: 20 p.m. The White House says it will seek an emergency stay of a federal judge’s order that temporarily blocked President Donald Trump’s ban on people from seven predominantly Muslim countries. […]

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    Rex Tillerson confirmed, sworn in as secretary of state

    by KTVA / AP on Feb 01, 16:13

    The Republican-led Senate confirmed Rex Tillerson as President Donald Trump’s secretary of state on Wednesday. He was later sworn in by the president in the Oval Office. Senators voted 56-43 largely along party lines to approve Tillerson’s nomination to be the nation’s chief diplomat. Most Senate Democrats opposed Tillerson’s nomination, angering Republicans who considered the […]

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    Senate panel approves Mnuchin as Treasury secretary

    by Associated Press on Feb 01, 8:07

    WASHINGTON (AP) – A Senate panel is approving President Donald Trump’s choice of financier Steven Mnuchin as Treasury secretary. The approval by the Senate Finance Committee on Wednesday came over objections from Democrats who boycotted the committee vote. They have criticized Mnuchin for how he handled thousands of mortgage foreclosures at failed subprime mortgage lender […]

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    Law expert explores challenges facing Trump’s SCOTUS nominee

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 31, 22:47

    On Tuesday, President Donald Trump named Judge Neil Gorsuch as his nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court. If his appointment is confirmed by Congress, he will take up the seat left vacant by the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, who died in February of last year. Gorsuch isn’t the first nominee for the position, […]

  • U.S. Politics

    Neil Gorsuch is President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee

    by CBS News on Jan 31, 17:34

    Donald Trump has selected Judge Neil Gorsuch to be the next Supreme Court justice, filling the vacancy left by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia almost a year ago, he announced at the White House Tuesday night. “I am a man of my word, I will do as I say, something that the American people […]

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    Jeff Sessions vote: Democrats delay Judiciary Committee vote on attorney general nominee

    by CBS/AP on Jan 31, 13:38

    Last Updated Jan 31, 2017 2:11 PM EST Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee used an obscure Senate rule to delay the committee vote on Attorney General nominee Sen. Jeff Sessions. After Democratic senators on the Senate Judiciary Committee gave lengthy speeches opposing Sessions for several hours Tuesday, chairman Charles Grassley said the vote would […]

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    Some Anchorage residents say they support Trump’s refugee ban

    by Lauren Maxwell on Jan 30, 19:07

    Anchorage residents took to the streets Sunday night to protest President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration. About 200 people marched downtown, including Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz. On Monday morning, a smaller crowd took to the capitol building’s steps in Juneau to voice opposition to the plan to temporarily ban refugees and immigrants from coming […]

  • U.S. Politics

    Trump fires acting attorney general

    by Associated Press on Jan 30, 18:04

    President Donald Trump has fired Acting Attorney General Sally Yates after she announced she would not defend his controversial immigration order. He is naming Dana Boente, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, to serve in her place. The White House press office says in a statement Monday that Yates “has betrayed the Department […]