Politics & Government

Politics & Government

Pompeo CIA confirmation vote: A preview of the 2020 presidential debate?

Kansas Republican Rep. Mike Pompeo secured 66 votes late Monday, enough to be confirmed as CIA director. But the real drama involved Democrats — and one Republican — who voted no on Pompeo and are likely to remind voters of the stand they took in the next presidential election. The dissenters have been building this case almost since the day President Donald Trump nominated Pompeo in November.

Politics & Government

States – like Congress – are divided on replacing Obamacare

Senate Republicans say they’ll insure more Americans than President Barack Obama’s 2010 Affordable Care Act. But states seem likely to look at the latest health care proposal with a partisan eye. In Republican-led Kansas, one lawmaker was quick to embrace the idea. But in blue-state California there was caution over the Patient Freedom Act proposed by Sens. Bill Cassidy of Louisiana and Susan Collins of Maine.

Nation & World

If Trump ends America's world leadership, who will step up?

President Donald Trump's pursuit of an "America first" foreign policy is raising questions about who, if anyone, will fill the void if the U.S. relinquishes its traditional global leadership role. China and Russia are among the aspirants for greater economic and military influence, while an ambivalent Germany could emerge as the West's moral compass.

Videos

Mike Pompeo sworn in as CIA director

Kansas Rep. Mike Pompeo was sworn in as CIA director, just an hour after the Senate confirmed him. Vice President Mike Pence administered the oath of office.
Credit: C-SPAN
Mike Pompeo sworn in as CIA director 1:02

Mike Pompeo sworn in as CIA director

Franklin Graham: Rain at inauguration a 'sign of God's blessing' 0:29

Franklin Graham: Rain at inauguration a 'sign of God's blessing'

Trump makes first speech as 45th president of the United States 2:11

Trump makes first speech as 45th president of the United States

Obama waves goodbye, takes off in helicopter 1:31

Obama waves goodbye, takes off in helicopter