Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press | Posted Jan 19th - 12:31pm
Democrats want all members of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee to participate in a private meeting with the director of the Office of Government Ethics, and are frustrated that the Republican chairman has targeted the official for raising questions about President-elect Donald Trump's possible conflicts of interest.
Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press | Posted Jan 19th - 12:23pm
Steven Mnuchin, President-elect Donald Trump's pick as Treasury secretary, clashed with Democrats during a lengthy confirmation hearing Thursday over his handling of thousands of mortgage foreclosures and his failure to initially disclose to the committee $100 million in assets and interests in a Cayman Islands corporation.
Eric Tucker, Associated Press | Posted Jan 19th - 12:11pm
A medical device company in which Rep. Tom Price purchased stock last year has faced years of legal problems and agreed in December to a $17 million Justice Department criminal penalty in a foreign bribery case.
The Republican-led Mississippi Legislature has resisted much of President Barack Obama's agenda. But in a bipartisan gesture of goodwill, the state Senate is calling the Democrat "one of the most consequential presidents in recent history."
Matthew Daly, Associated Press | Posted Jan 19th - 11:20am
Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, tapped by President-elect Donald Trump to head the Energy Department, said Thursday he regrets his infamous statement about abolishing the federal agency and insisted it performs a critical function.
A company that runs a New Jersey preschool is defending itself against a federal complaint that it violated the Americans with Disabilities Act when it expelled a child with Down syndrome because she wasn't potty-trained.
Tom Krisher, Joan Lowy and Dee-Ann Durbin, Associated Press | Posted Jan 19th - 11:10am
U.S. safety regulators have closed an investigation into a fatal crash involving electric car maker Tesla Motors' Autopilot system without seeking a recall, but they criticized the way the company markets the semi-autonomous driving feature.