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S.A. Miller

S.A. Miller reports from Capitol Hill on politics, policy and political campaigns for The Washington Times. He can be contacted at smiller@washingtontimes.com.

Articles by S.A. Miller

Retired Gen. James Mattis will likely get a quick confirmation as defense secretary, but the road has been rockier for the rest of President-elect Donald Trump's Cabinet picks. (Associated Press)

Trump's Cabinet could look bare on Inauguration Day

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The Senate teed up retired Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis Wednesday for quick confirmation to be the next defense secretary, but President-elect Donald Trump is likely to start his term with far fewer confirmed Cabinet secretaries than any of the last three presidents. Published January 18, 2017

Wisconsin U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore (Associated Press/Campaign photo)

Black congresswoman won't join Trump inauguration boycott

Rep. Gwen Moore announced Wednesday that she would not join fellow Democrats in boycotting the inauguration because she wanted to stand before President-elect Donald Trump as the face of "The Resistance." Published January 18, 2017

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley delivers the state of the state at the state Capitol, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)

Nikki Haley vows return to strong leadership at U.N.

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley will tell a Senate panel Wednesday that if confirmed as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, she will fight to restore America's leadership role in the world and stand up to bias against close ally Israel. Published January 18, 2017

President-elect Donald Trump speaks during the presidential inaugural Chairman's Global Dinner, Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump toasts Cabinet, foreign diplomats at D.C. gala

President-elect Donald Trump attended a black-tie, invitation-only dinner Tuesday evening in Washington where guests, including about 200 foreign diplomats, mingled with key members of the next administration. Published January 17, 2017

President-elect Donald Trump shakes hands with Martin Luther King III, son of Martin Luther King Jr. at Trump Tower in New York, Monday, Jan. 16, 2017. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Martin Luther King III: Trump intends to represent all Americans

After a meeting with Donald Trump, Martin Luther King III said Monday that he believed the president-elect intended to represent all Americans but that champions of the country's poor and marginalized communities must keep pressuring government. Published January 16, 2017

President-elect Donald Trump speaks with reporters in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York, Friday, Jan. 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Donald Trump to meet with Martin Luther King III

As part of his observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, President-elect Donald Trump is scheduled to meet Monday with Martin Luther King III to discuss the late civil rights leaders' legacy. Published January 16, 2017

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks at a reception celebrating the completion of the U.S. Diplomacy Center Pavilion at the State Department in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Sait Serkan Gurbuz)

Hillary Clinton's operatives stoke doubts of Trump presidency

Hillary Clinton's campaign operatives have fueled efforts to delegitimize President-elect Donald Trump, pushing allegations of his complicity with Russian email hacks and boosting protests of the inauguration. Published January 15, 2017

Rep. John Lewis, Georgia Democrat, stirred up a Twitter storm when he questioned the legitimacy of Donald Trump's election. (Associated Press)

Trump infuriated by Lewis' and Democrats' questions of legitimacy

The Twitter feud between Donald Trump and civil rights hero Rep. John Lewis dominated political chatter in Washington over the weekend, highlighting questions of legitimacy and racism that Democrats hope will dog the next administration. Published January 15, 2017

Housing and Urban Development Secretary-designate Ben Carson testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017, at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee. (AP Photo/Zach Gibson)

Ben Carson vows no 'extra rights' for LGBT community in public housing

Ben Carson pushed back Thursday against being labeled anti-gay and anti-affirmative action at a confirmation hearing on his nomination to run the Department of Housing and Urban Development, saying he believed in equal rights not "extra rights." Published January 12, 2017