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McConnell 'Loved' Watching Wife Confront Protesters

'I've got one tough wife,' Senate majority leader says

(Newser) - Mitch McConnell says he told his wife to keep her head down in the face of immigration protesters, but was "proud" when she instead told them, "Why don't you just leave my husband alone?" Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao "ignored my advice and went right up to... More »

'Leave My Husband Alone,' Chao Tells Student Protesters

'Why is he separating familes?' they ask her

(Newser) - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was targeted by protesters when he left an event at Georgetown University on Monday night—but his wife, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, was there to stick up for him. "Why don't you just leave my husband alone?" Chao said to protesters who approached... More »

Trump, McConnell Aren't Speaking After Angry Call

Elaine Chao: 'I stand by my man—both of them'

(Newser) - President Trump and Mitch McConnell have taken potshots at each other in public of late, but that's nothing compared to what's going on in private, reports the New York Times . A lengthy story describes their relations as of the "Cold War" variety, and it says the two... More »

Senate Sends Elaine Chao to Trump's Cabinet, 93-6

President's pick for transportation secretary sails through nomination

(Newser) - Republicans might be telling Democrats to "stop acting like idiots" in boycotting votes on some of President Trump's Cabinet picks, but it's been smooth sailing for one nominee: Elaine Chao will be the next secretary of Transportation after the Senate resoundingly confirmed her Tuesday on a 93-6... More »

Senate Confirms Trump Pick for UN Ambassador

Nikki Haley approved by 96-4 vote

(Newser) - The Senate confirmed President Trump's pick for US ambassador to the United Nations by a decisive margin Tuesday as GOP-led committees paved the way for three more of his Cabinet nominees to be approved just days into the new administration, the AP reports. South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley won... More »

Arizona Drafts Own Worker Bills

State aims to make temporary labor faster, easier; measure could be national model

(Newser) - Arizona is working on its own guest-worker program, hoping to supply state farmers with labor—and serve as a model for the rest of the country in the process, the Christian Science Monitor reports. But though top lawmakers are behind the measure, getting permission from the federal government—whose own... More »

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