WASHINGTON, D.C. The U.S. House of Representatives backed a waiver on Friday that will allow James Mattis to serve as President-elect Donald Trump’s secretary of defense, despite having retired as a Marine General in 2013. The House voted 268 to 151, largely along party lines, for a one-time waiver of a provision of a law on civilian control of the U.S. military that requires a seven-year wait after retirement before active-duty military can lead the Department of Defense.
INDIANAPOLIS The NCAA governing board said Monday it will move seven championship sporting events out of North Carolina to protest a state law it deems discriminatory to transgender individuals. The NCAA cited the law, […]
PALM BEACH, Fla. – The U.S. fired cruise missiles on Friday at a Syrian airbase from which it said a deadly chemical weapons attack had been launched this week, the first direct U.S. assault on […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions will testify publicly to a Senate panel on Tuesday, the committee’s chairman said, setting up another congressional hearing on possible Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential race. […]