• Boston March 23, 2021 4:06 am

    Marty Walsh Confirmed as Secretary of Labor, Says Farewell to Boston

    Boston Mayor Marty Walsh is joining the Biden administration as the secretary of Labor after the U.S. Senate confirmed his nomination by a vote of 68-29 on Monday.

  • labor secretary January 8, 2021 10:18 pm

    Here's Why Biden Didn't Pick Sen. Bernie Sanders for Labor Secretary

    Sen. Bernie Sanders may have lost the race to be the Democratic nominee for president, but the independent from Vermont was still interested in joining President-elect Joe Biden’s Cabinet in a role he feels passionate about. Rumors swirled for months that Sanders, who has long advocated for the working class, was jockeying to be secretary of labor, and Biden...

  • Cabinet January 8, 2021 8:05 pm

    Boston Mayor Marty Walsh Accepts Nomination as Biden's Labor Secretary

    Boston Mayor Marty Walsh accepted the nomination to serve as President-elect Joe Biden’s secretary of labor, saying, “I look forward to working with you to deliver good jobs with dignity, security, prosperity and purpose to all American families.”

  • Marty Walsh January 8, 2021 4:52 am

    Biden Taps RI Gov. Raimondo, Boston Mayor Walsh for Cabinet Positions

    Two New England politicians have been chosen to join the Biden administration: Boston Mayor Marty Walsh for labor secretary and Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo for commerce secretary.

  • Donald Trump July 15, 2019 7:36 pm

    Harris Blasts Epstein's Law Firm, Takes Money From Its Attorneys

    Kamala Harris bemoaned the influence of the powerful and connected elite last Tuesday when she called on top Justice Department officials to recuse themselves from any matter related to Jeffrey Epstein. She said work done by their former law firm, which represented the financier accused of sexual abuse, “calls into question the integrity of our legal system.” Yet the same...

  • Donald Trump July 9, 2019 5:33 pm

    What Did Epstein's Famous Friends Know and See?

    Jeffrey Epstein has hobnobbed with some of the world’s most powerful people during his jet-setting life. Future President Donald Trump called him a “terrific guy.” Former President Bill Clinton praised his intellect and philanthropic efforts and was a frequent flyer aboard his private jet. The arrest of the billionaire financier on child sex trafficking charges is raising questions about how...

  • Donald Trump February 21, 2019 11:13 pm

    US Violated Victim Rights in Jeffrey Epstein Sex Abuse Case: Judge

    Federal prosecutors in Florida violated the rights of victims by secretly reaching a non-prosecution agreement with a wealthy financier accused of sexually abusing dozens of underage girls, a federal judge ruled Thursday. U.S. District Judge Kenneth Marra said in a 33-page decision that victims of financier Jeffrey Epstein should have been consulted under federal law about the deal. Marra stopped...

  • Donald Trump February 6, 2019 11:21 pm

    Justice Dept. Opens Probe Into Sex Plea Deal for Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein

    The Justice Department has opened an investigation into federal prosecutors’ handling of a plea deal in which a billionaire financier avoided potentially severe penalties for sexually abusing teenage girls in favor of a relatively light state conviction.

  • New York January 7, 2019 12:39 pm

    Democratic National Committee Chair Perez Prepares for Tough Primary

    Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez is at the center of the biggest test his party has faced in recent history. The party has rebounded from its disastrous 2016 performance with key midterm victories, but now stares at a long and potentially divisive presidential primary fight that could include dozens of candidates. The DNC is rehabilitating from years of neglect...

  • Congress November 3, 2017 6:38 pm

    ‘This Is About Power': Congresswomen Allege Harassment by Male Colleagues

    For years, Republican Rep. Mary Bono endured the increasingly suggestive comments from a fellow lawmaker in the House. But when the congressman approached her on the House floor and told her he’d been thinking about her in the shower, she’d had enough. She confronted the man, who she said still serves in Congress, telling him his comments were demeaning and...

  • Donald Trump April 25, 2017 1:50 am

    Senate Confirms Sonny Perdue as Agriculture Secretary

    The Senate on Monday confirmed former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue to be agriculture secretary in President Donald Trump’s administration as the farming industry looks to Washington for help amid a downturn in the market. Perdue won confirmation on a strong bipartisan vote of 87-11, as several Democrats backed a Trump nominee after razor-thin outcomes for his choices earlier this year....

  • Donald Trump February 20, 2017 11:57 am

    President Trump's First Month, by the Numbers

    President Donald Trump has had 24 executive orders and memoranda signed and one blocked in the first month in office, four bills signed into law, six tweets per day on average and much more. Here is a by-the-numbers look at some of Trump’s early activity as president.

  • Donald Trump February 17, 2017 11:22 pm

    Trump Continues War Against ‘Fake News Media' While Praising Fox News

    At his Thursday news conference, President Donald Trump wasted little time getting to one of his favorite subjects: bashing the “fake news media.” But Trump did take a moment to single out one example of an organization he believes is doing it right.

  • Donald Trump January 11, 2017 8:32 pm

    Trump Transportation Pick Elaine Chao: Unleash Private Investors to Boost Infrastructure

    The incoming Trump administration is looking to “unleash the potential” of private investors to boost the national transportation networks that underpin the U.S. economy, Transportation Secretary-designate Elaine Chao told lawmakers Wednesday. Economic gains are being “jeopardized” by aging infrastructure, rising highway fatalities, growing congestion and a failure to keep pace with emerging technologies, Chao testified before the Senate Commerce, Science...

  • Donald Trump November 28, 2016 5:56 pm

    Dictionary.com's Pick for Word of the Year Is ‘Xenophobia'

    You might have thought about it, heard it. A lot. You might have even felt it: Dictionary.com’s word of the year is “xenophobia.” While it’s difficult to get at exactly why people look words up in dictionaries, online or on paper, it’s clear that in contentious 2016, fear of “otherness” bruised the collective consciousness around the globe. The Brexit vote,...

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