Clinton argued any progress made on LGBTQ issues "may not be as secure as we once expected." She called out Trump's administration for appointing outspoken opponents of LGBTQ rights to positions of power. read more
Under extreme pressure from conservative activists, House Republican leaders and the White House have restarted negotiations on legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act. But efforts to revive the legislation in the House could take weeks, lawmakers conceded, as Congress moves forward with a full plate of other time-consuming issues. And the renewed push did not meet with much enthusiasm from Senate Republicans, who said they had other priorities at the moment. Nonetheless, Speaker Paul D. Ryan vowed to renew efforts to repeal the law, despite last's week crushing setback when House Republicans tossed aside a repeal bill because they lacked the votes to pass it. read more
Kellyanne Conway, once the most visible spokesperson for the Trump White House, has been sidelined from television appearances for making statements that were at odds with the administration's official stance, White House sources told CNNMoney on Wednesday. Conway has not given a television interview since early last week. On that Monday, she told MSNBC that former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn had the president's "full confidence." Hours later, Flynn resigned. The following day, Conway claimed Flynn had offered to resign, even though White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said Trump had asked Flynn for his resignation.
Andrew Puzder, President Trump's pick for labor secretary, is expected to withdraw his name from the nomination, a source close to the restaurant executive tells CBS News' Major Garrett.
The source says he does not believe Puzder will appear for his confirmation hearing Thursday before the Senate's Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) committee.
Asked why, the source said, "I think he's very tired of the abuse."
What is Pat McRory's white-shoe hatchet man on the bathroom bill going to do with the civil rights job at DOJ?