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With no Democrats in the room, U.S. Senate Republicans on Thursday voted unanimously to approve the nomination of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt as administrator of the U.S. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., in a statement from committee Democrats after the vote on Thursday. Barrasso said that was different, because a president deserves special treatment for his first Cabinet.
  • Illinois Attorney General wants state worker pay stopped

    Illinois Attorney General wants state worker pay stopped

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    The filing follows a state address Rauner delivered this week, where he asked for a bipartisan compromise for delivering a budget. Madigan's filing argues, without the possibility of a government shutdown due to the injunction forcing the state comptroller to pay state workers even without a budget, the stalemate can continue indefinitely without a resolution.
  • Madeleine Albright and Mayim Bialik ready to become Muslim

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    Mr. Trump's argument, as stated on the campaign trail prior to his Election Day victory, is that not all refugees from unsafe regions want liberty as laid out by the Declaration of Independence and codified into law by the U.S. News is now circulating that President Trump plans to take executive action against the admission of immigrants to the USA, especially refugees and migrants from Syria, Yemen, Iraq and four other predominantly Muslim countries.
  • Trump's Business Agenda Includes US Manufacturing, Massive Tax Cuts

    Trump's Business Agenda Includes US Manufacturing, Massive Tax Cuts

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    Tax cuts and regulation reduction are the two major tools for the Trump administration to achieve its promise to create 25 million new American jobs in the next decade and to boost the economic growth to 4 percent. I have received awards on the environment. "We want to make them here", Trump said. It's what the people wanted, it's one of the reasons I'm sitting here instead of somebody else sitting here.
  • Donald Trump is the president: Now what?

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    It specifically called on government agencies to "ease the burdens" of the Affordable Healthcare Act. "Very few people take the vehicle to the auto wash before they return it to the rental station", she said. Departments like Health and Human Services and Treasury should issue arrangements that typify the new president's desires. And while many people have paid more for their insurance than ever since its launch, we would have paid a much higher price without it.
  • Trump's hiring of son-in-law doesn't violate nepotism laws

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    Some legal experts had raised concerns that Kushner's appointment violated a 1967 law that was meant to curtail nepotism in the federal government. The DOJ's statement echoes the position held by Kushner's lawyer earlier this week, who argued that that Kushner's appointment to his father-in-law's administration "is clearly lawful" under president's authority.
  • At least 11 dead in USA state — Georgia storms

    At least 11 dead in USA state — Georgia storms

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    Windows, doors, and outside walls are to be avoided. Everyone in the Tallahassee-Big Bend area need to ready to take cover within their homes and businesses when suddenly rough weather conditions occur. "There will be a risk well after dark". "These could be the kind of tornados you don't want to mess with", he said. Several fatalities have been reported, as have a number of injuries, but there was no immediate confirmation on exact numbers from officials early Sunday evening.
  • Michelle Obama's face sums up the Trump inauguration perfectly

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    Trump is joined by the Congressional leadership and his family as he formally signs his cabinet nominations into law. All have been removed from the website. The day before the inauguration, Trump hinted that he would waste no time in carrying out his first actions as president. From creating her female education initiative, Let Girls Learn , to championing healthy living that's about more than just what you eat, Michelle has been revolutionary in more ways than one.
  • Yep, Obamacare Is Now More Popular Than Donald Trump

    Yep, Obamacare Is Now More Popular Than Donald Trump

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    The financial underpinnings of Obamacare are the requirement to have health insurance and the subsidies that make it affordable, but the repercussions of repeal and delay extend beyond the millions of people who would lose their health insurance.
  • ExxonMobil signs $6.6bn deal to double Permian Basin assets in US

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    The average volume stands around 10.78 million shares. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink . Exxon Mobil Corporation has a 52-week low of $71.55 and a 52-week high of $95.55. Let's have a look at some of the important valuation ratios of the Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM).
  • Accused cop killer captured, Orlando police say

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    Police said Loyd is believed to have been wearing a bulletproof vest as he stood over Clayton and shot her to death. During what's typically called the "perp walk", a reporter asked Loyd if he had anything he wanted to say for himself . Mina said that an investigation into the force used against Loyd will be conducted, which is standard procedure. The shootings prompted a massive manhunt for the 41-year-old, during which another officer - Norman Lewis - was killed in a motorcycle crash.
  • Barack Obama tweets adorable birthday message to wife Michelle

    Barack Obama tweets adorable birthday message to wife Michelle

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    So I don't want to stand in the way of that because we have to work out a few things. Some of our best friends have been made here in this place. I've been in the world. Michelle Obama took the very white, pencil thin fashion world and shook it to its core insisting that black, tall, strong, middle aged women can be belles of ball too.
  • Florida construction workers collapse and die underground

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    Five homes in the area were evacuated of residents by local government as a precautionary measure. The workers, who have not yet been named, died while down a manhole at 175 Long Key Drive, near near mile marker 106, at around 8am. He also said drainage holes typically are created to vent gases, but this one wasn't vented. He said his detectives will be investigating the deaths.