Prepare for the Obamacare cliff. Congressional Republicans are setting up their own, self-imposed deadline to make good on their vow to replace the Affordable Care Act. With buy-in from Donald Trump's transition team, GOP leaders on both sides of the Capitol are coalescing around a plan to vote to repeal the law in early 2017 -- but delay the effective date for that repeal for as long as three years.
Green Party candidate Jill Stein paid $3.5 million Tuesday to clear the way for Wisconsin's presidential vote recount but had a judge reject her lawsuit to require all Wisconsin counties to do the recount by hand.
Goldman Sachs alumnus and financier Steven Mnuchin confirmed he has been nominated to be President-elect Trump's treasury secretary, while billionaire investor Wilbur Ross confirmed he will be appointed commerce secretary Wednesday.
Democrats are unenthusiastic about the recount effort being mounted by Jill Stein of the Green Party, seeing it as a futile effort that serves only to distract opponents of President-elect Donald Trump's policy and personnel decisions.
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has issued thousands of duplicate green cards to immigrants, including many that include incorrect information and allow these individuals to stay longer than permitted in the United States, according to a new government oversight report that warns the Department of Homeland Security is incapable of tracking immigrants who may pose a security risk to the United States.
They won't now complicate a Hillary Clinton presidency, but the emails from her time in the State Department will still trickle out over the next months as the administration tries to clean up the mess Mrs. Clinton left.
Two weeks after the vote, the election still isn't over in North Carolina. Gov. Pat McCrory, a Republican, formally requested a recount Tuesday after filing more than 50 challenges alleging voter fraud as the latest tally showed him trailing his Democratic rival, Attorney General Roy Cooper, by anywhere from 7,000 to 9,000 votes.
President-elect Donald Trump picked two women -- one an Indian-American -- for Cabinet-level appointments Wednesday, answering critics who complained about the preponderance of white men in the running for prominent roles in the administration.
President Obama has long been criticized by national security hawks and a Republican presidential field led by Donald Trump for refusing to say the words 'radical Islam' to describe threats posed by terrorist groups such as the Islamic State.
President-elect Donald Trump and his transition team signaled Tuesday that his administration will not pursue further investigations of Hillary Clinton, backing off a vow on the campaign trail to appoint a special counsel to probe his Democratic rival's secret email setup as secretary of state and suspected pay-to-play deals involving her family's foundation.
All four major U.S. equity benchmarks climbed to record highs as oil jumped on optimism OPEC will agree to cut output. The yen rose as markets digested reports of a tsunami warning in the Fukushima region.