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What Are Methane Emissions? Congress Upholds Obama Environmental Rule On Greenhouse Gas

While we will still must work hard to protect this rule, invoking the Congressional Review Act would have also prevented any "substantially similar" rule from EVER being implemented. The failure of the effort to roll back the methane rule is a small but significant victory for environmentalists in the Trump era, as the president has pushed aggressively to dismantle most of his predecessor's en... [Full Article...]

Tillerson urges Asean to do more to cut N. Korea funding

Tillerson urges Asean to do more to cut N. Korea funding Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the us will pursue national security and economic interests before turning to human rights concerns in its relationships with other countries , signalling a shift in Washington's global outlook. "He shrugged his shoulders and nodded in agreement". Tillerson began his remarks by thanking those officials, to applause from the crowd. Speaking to an agency-... [Full Article...]

DeVos Greeted With Boos At College Commencement

DeVos alienated many African-Americans in February when she described historically black colleges as " real pioneers when it comes to school choice ". U.S. Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos reacts as she speaks to the crowd at the ASU + GSV Summit at the Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City, Tuesday, May 9, 2017. [Full Article...]

President Donald Trump establishes Election Integrity Commission to study voter fraud

President Donald Trump establishes Election Integrity Commission to study voter fraud The new commission aims at investigating the President's claims that three to five million people voted illegally for Hillary Clinton in the 2016 Presidential polls, CNN reports. He said he was sending his application for the commission Thursday and hoped to be selected, albeit as a skeptical voice. Opponents of those measures argued the intent was to suppress voting by minority and low-income v... [Full Article...]

What the American Health Care Act could mean for you

After the 217-213 vote, President Donald Trump and House Republicans staged a celebration in the White House Rose Garden. Last week, the House passed a partisan bill that will dramatically increase the cost of health insurance for those who need it most and lower the quality of coverage. [Full Article...]

They Wanted a Shutdown And Didn't Get It

They Wanted a Shutdown And Didn't Get It Trump had complained earlier Tuesday about having to work with Democrats , tweeting that, "Our country needs a good "shutdown" in September to fix mess!" The president's tweets come ahead of key votes on both a bipartisan funding deal that would keep the government open through September and another possible attempt to pass a health care bill. [Full Article...]

Trump Nominates Ten Conservatives to be Federal Judges

The Trump administration named the first slate of judges it plans to nominate for key posts Monday as President Donald Trump works to pack the nation's federal courts with more conservative voices. Per that source, Trump will draw from lists of potential Supreme Court nominees he issued during the campaign, as well as other sources, for his candidates. [Full Article...]

Peaches Rocks Out for Samantha Bee's (Not The) White House Correspondents' Dinner

Peaches Rocks Out for Samantha Bee's (Not The) White House Correspondents' Dinner Don Rickles died just so you wouldn't ask him to do this gig, all right? Bee used all three shows roast the Trump Administration for things like changes in the White House briefing room, hiring relatives for key Administration positions, and even the the nostalgia that some have felt for George W. [Full Article...]

Republican who helped pass health bill faces angry voters

In another exchange, MacArthur cast his role in helping craft the bill as not allowing flawless be the enemy of the good ― arguing that members of Congress don't always "vote on the bill they wish was in front of them". "I am sympathetic of your mother". I'm not done with you yet. He had insurance but said he anxious about those who fall through the cracks. "I've been clean for two years", R... [Full Article...]

Reporter arrested for asking questions

Reporter arrested for asking questions It was also claimed that, by asking persistent questions, Heyman was "aggressively breaching" the Secret Service security protecting Price and Conway. He said a person he thought may have been one of Price's aides told him he "probably shouldn't be there" and he asked why not. Heyman said he has been reporting on health care issues for many years, calling it "well-trodden ground" in his coverage... [Full Article...]

Penn State students face charges over death from hazing ritual

The members of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity involved arrived at the Court of Common Pleas in Bellefonte, Centre County this afternoon. Piazza died of a traumatic brain injury two days later. At about 1 am, students put a backpack full of books on Piazza, who had thrown up and was twitching, in an attempt to keep him from rolling onto his back, according to the grand jurors' findings. [Full Article...]

Three Republicans Vote To Preserve Obama Emissions Rule

His administration said the rule could avoid wasting up to 41 billion cubic feet of natural gas per year and produce as much as $ 330 million a year in additional royalties on gas to states and Native American tribes. "The Obama administration sought to address the emissions with the BLM's methane rule. It can warm the atmosphere at almost 30 times the rate of carbon dioxide". [Full Article...]

Original Muslim ban erased from Trump campaign website

Original Muslim ban erased from Trump campaign website On Monday, the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia heard arguments in a case involving a lower court order block of President Trump's controversial travel ban. Judge Robert B. King said the case appears to hinge on whether the court considers Trump's statements or focuses exclusively on the text of the order, which is religiously neutral. [Full Article...]

Tiffany & Co. Takes A Stand Against Climate Change Denier Trump

Tiffany & Co. Takes A Stand Against Climate Change Denier Trump The New York Times has reported that "although most Americans, his own secretaries of state and energy, and heads of state from around the globe are urging the president to stay, he remains undecided". On Monday, when Trump called President-elect Emmanuel Macron of France to congratulate him on his victory, Macron told the president that enforcing and strengthening the Paris accord would be ... [Full Article...]

DeVos heckled at graduation for historically black college

DeVos heckled at graduation for historically black college As DeVos began to speak at the ceremony, students stood up from their seats and turned their backs on the education secretary. Members of the Trump administration in attendance - assistant to the president, Omarosa Manigault and Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos - were greeted with loud choruses of boos from graduates and audience members when they were announced by school officials. [Full Article...]

Trump Says Government Shutdown Could Be Needed 'to Fix Mess'

Trump Says Government Shutdown Could Be Needed 'to Fix Mess' Republican senators are losing patience with President Trump's tweets and have called for his minders to take his mobile phone away after the President tweeted that the government "needs a good shutdown ". Both Republicans and Democrats are claiming victory for the battles surrounding the bill. Prior to that date, the White House and Congress will have to engage in more negotiations to avoid - ... [Full Article...]

After Yates, more questions for Trump White House

Yates told a Senate Judiciary subcommittee Monday that she warned White House officials that former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn could be blackmailed . Former acting Attorney General Sally Yates, right, and former National Intelligence Director James Clapper, are sworn-in on Capitol Hill in Washington . [Full Article...]

Suspect in crash that hurt boy had been deported 15 times

Suspect in crash that hurt boy had been deported 15 times The auto that was hit contained a family returning home from a day at Disneyland. A mother, father and their 6-year-old son were returning from a trip to Disneyland when, according to the survivors' family , a man in a pickup truck turned a corner, smashed into their vehicle and sped off. [Full Article...]

Trump pushes Senate Republicans to act on health care bill

Trump pushes Senate Republicans to act on health care bill Senate Republicans, meanwhile, are assuring voters that they will take up the issue and write their own bill. "I just want to work and sit down and try to get something done, but no one's asked us", he said on CBS's "Face the Nation" program. [Full Article...]

Chris Berman's Family Issues Statement After Wife's Death, 'Overwhelmed By Love'

Chris Berman's Family Issues Statement After Wife's Death, 'Overwhelmed By Love' Chris Berman and his children released a statement Wednesday night. Kathy Berman was 67 years old. "All of us need to keep the family of Edward Bertulis in our thoughts and prayers as well", the family said. Vitale said he texted Berman, who turned 62 on Wednesday, to offer his prayers and did not mention Friday's gala. Berman was pronounced dead at the scene, while Bertulis was pronounce... [Full Article...]


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