Tim Scott - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Tim Scott Alex Acosta sworn in as US labor secretary WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence swore in Alex Acosta as the nation's new labor secretary Friday, filling out President Donald Trump's Cabinet as he approaches his 100th day in office. The oath-taking came after the Senate's 60-38 confirmation vote Thursday, in which eight Democrats and one independent joined Republicans in voting yes. ... Fri, 28 Apr 2017 20:00:00 GMT 2017-04-28T20:00:00Z Senate confirms Alex Acosta as Trump's secretary of labor WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Thursday confirmed Alex Acosta as Labor secretary, filling out President Donald Trump's Cabinet as he approaches his 100th day in office. The 60-38 vote confirms Acosta to the post. Once sworn as the nation's 27th Labor secretary, the son of Cuban immigrants will lead a sprawling agency that enforces more than 180 federal laws covering about 1... Thu, 27 Apr 2017 23:33:00 GMT 2017-04-27T23:33:00Z Congressman apologizes for crude joke about Kellyanne Conway WASHINGTON (AP) — A Louisiana congressman has apologized for making a crude joke about White House adviser Kellyanne Conway. Democrat Cedric Richmond made the joke during a comedy routine at last week's annual Washington Press Club Foundation congressional dinner. Citing the picture of Conway kneeling on a couch in the Oval Office, Richmond said Conway looked "kind of famili... Mon, 06 Mar 2017 16:44:00 GMT 2017-03-06T16:44:00Z Trump signs executive order on black colleges WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed an executive order Tuesday aimed at signaling his commitment to historically black colleges and universities, saying that those schools will be "an absolute priority for this White House." HBCU presidents are hoping Congress will bolster Trump's actions to strengthen the schools with dramatically increased f... Wed, 01 Mar 2017 03:22:00 GMT 2017-03-01T03:22:00Z The Latest: Obama official blasts Trump transgender plans WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times EST): 7:20 p.m. The former head of the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division is blasting the Trump administration's plans to alter Obama-era guidance that linked access to school bathrooms to students' gender identity. Vanita Gupta says the Trump a... Wed, 22 Feb 2017 00:29:00 GMT 2017-02-22T00:29:00Z Trump exchange with black journalist sparks outrage Many African-Americans are expressing outrage over a testy exchange between President Donald Trump and a veteran black journalist, with many considering the incident to be the latest indication of his inability to relate to them. Already skeptical of Trump, many blacks said they were exasperated by the fact that, during his news conference on Thursday, th... Fri, 17 Feb 2017 23:35:00 GMT 2017-02-17T23:35:00Z The Latest: Times reports calls between Trump team, Russia WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times EST): 10:30 p.m. The New York Times is reporting that U.S. agencies intercepted phone calls last year between Russian intelligence officials and members of Donald Trump's 2016 campaign team. The Times reports that the Russians made contact with Paul Man... Wed, 15 Feb 2017 03:45:00 GMT 2017-02-15T03:45:00Z The Latest: Mnuchin sworn in as treasury secretary WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's Cabinet confirmations (all times EST): 8:55 p.m. Steven Mnuchin has been sworn in as the next treasury secretary. Mnuchin (mih-NOO'-chin) took the oath of office in the Oval Office Monday night. President Donald Trump says that Mnuchin spent h... Tue, 14 Feb 2017 01:56:00 GMT 2017-02-14T01:56:00Z The Latest: Sessions urges senators to 'get along better' WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's Cabinet nominations (all times EST): 8:25 p.m. Sen. Jeff Sessions, the nation's next attorney general, says he hopes the intensity of Senate debate will die down and "maybe somehow we get along better." Sessions spoke to his colleagues after a bruising confirmat... Thu, 09 Feb 2017 01:37:00 GMT 2017-02-09T01:37:00Z Scott, Senate's sole black Republican, defends Sessions WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Tim Scott, the Senate's lone African-American Republican, on Wednesday offered a personal and passionate defense of Sen. Jeff Sessions, President Donald Trump's embattled choice for attorney general. Scott, a South Carolina conservative, noted the racist messages he had received since announcing his support for Sessions. He spoke of... Thu, 09 Feb 2017 01:00:00 GMT 2017-02-09T01:00:00Z GOP lawmakers to meet with leaders of black colleges WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans are planning to meet with leaders of historically black colleges and universities in the nation's capital to discuss ways to help the schools survive in challenging times. The meeting, spearheaded by South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott and Rep. Mark Walker of North Carolina, will bring leaders from the nation's 100-plus HBCUs to th... Tue, 07 Feb 2017 23:08:00 GMT 2017-02-07T23:08:00Z Trump ousts acting attorney general as outcry grows WASHINGTON (AP) — Defiant in the face of an international backlash, President Donald Trump pressed into his second week in office defending his sweeping immigration ban — and then fired a Cabinet head who refused to enforce it. Acting Attorney General Sally Yates earlier Monday ordered Justice Department lawyers to stop defending the executive order, whic... Tue, 31 Jan 2017 03:04:00 GMT 2017-01-31T03:04:00Z Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC's "This Week" — Reince Priebus, Republican National Committee chairman and chief of staff to President-elect Donald Trump; Sens. Rand Paul, R-Ky., and Claire McCaskill, D-Mo. NBC's "Meet the Press" — Priebus; Gov. Jerry Brown, D-Calif. ... Fri, 09 Dec 2016 21:51:00 GMT 2016-12-09T21:51:00Z