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While Democrats expressed their disapproval, Republican lawmakers took the extraordinary step of suspending committee rules and voted (10-0) to advance Pruitt's nomination. Senate Democrats have promised a fight, after Republicans blocked President Barack Obama's choice Judge Merrick Garland past year. During Pruitt's six-hour confirmation hearing before the committee January 18, Democrats cited Pruitt's campaign contributions from the oil and gas industry and his 14 lawsuits against EPA ...
  • Madeleine Albright and Mayim Bialik vow to join Trump Muslim registry

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    America must remain open to people of all faiths and backgrounds. 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.
  • Sen. Rand Paul Introduces His Replacement For Obamacare

    Sen. Rand Paul Introduces His Replacement For Obamacare

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    For those who are not aware, the Affordable Care Act is former President Barack Obama's landmark healthcare legislation that, among many things, does not allow insurers to discriminate against those with disabilities or pre-existing conditions.
  • Chicago 'Carnage' a Job for the Feds, Trump Warns

    Chicago 'Carnage' a Job for the Feds, Trump Warns

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    It was not clear what Trump meant by "the Feds". "If Mayor can't do it he must ask for Federal help!" the then President-elect was quoted. The night before, CNN aired a report by correspondent Jeff Zeleny refuting Trump's baseless claim that there were "millions" of illegal votes cast in the election.
  • Lindsey Graham Calls Trump's Voter Fraud Claims 'Inappropriate'

    Lindsey Graham Calls Trump's Voter Fraud Claims 'Inappropriate'

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    This is not to unduly criticize the marchers or to suggest that there weren't many among them who not only voted, but also worked to see that Clinton was elected. This claim has no basis in reality, but that hasn't stopped Trump from repeating it over and over again. Is the author referring to Donald Trump and his supporters who brought birtherism mainstream by claiming Barack Obama's presidency was illegitimate, forcing him to produce his Hawaiian birth certificate at a White House ...
  • Trump Promises To 'Massively' Reduce Taxes, Regulations For Businesses

    Trump Promises To 'Massively' Reduce Taxes, Regulations For Businesses

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    The president signaled that he would seek to cut taxes for corporations and the middle class by a hefty margin. Trump says he believes taxes can be cut by as much as 75 percent, "maybe more". "But some of that stuff makes it impossible to get anything built". "But if we're going to fire people to build a product outside it's not going to happen".
  • Trump's first executive order aims to scrap Obamacare

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    Local physician Dr. Mark Epstein says patients sometimes refuse treatment because they simply can't afford it. Mr. Trump has also added a third one - of Teddy Roosevelt, a Republican President who cracked the whip on America's buccaneer capitalists in the early 20th Century.
  • Kushner role in Trump administration is kosher, says US Justice Dept.

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    Their efforts were backed by a career Justice Department attorney, who prepared the department's memo and agreed that the President "enjoys an unusual degree of freedom when choosing his personal staff". Furthermore, The New York Times reports that the memo also cited a 1978 law that gives the president agency to appoint White House officials without adhering to other laws restricting employment.
  • 11 killed in powerful U.S. storms

    11 killed in powerful U.S. storms

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    NWS expects the storms to pass by Monday morning, and the Savannah area could even see pleasant, sunny weather. The warning polygon covers areas of Auburn west of South Donahue Drive and north of South College Street, including portions of Auburn's main campus.
  • Barack and Michelle Obama Detail Next Steps

    Barack and Michelle Obama Detail Next Steps

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    The site calls for an end to some of the Obama administration's key environmental regulations, vows to ramp up domestic production of fossil fuels and does not mention climate change. "It's truly disturbing that one of the first actions by the Trump administration is to remove almost all references to climate change from the White House website", he said in a statement.
  • Mainers Speak Out against Repeal of Affordable Care Act

    Mainers Speak Out against Repeal of Affordable Care Act

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    Is it a disaster that health insurance must cover preventive medicine? Twenty million people now have coverage who wouldn't without Obamacare. The ACA is just the start of reforming the health care system. Smith said the biggest misunderstanding about the health insurance exchange are the monthly tax credits to help people pay for it. 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.
  • Indictment released for wife of Pulse nightclub shooter

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    Outside court, Salman's uncle Al Salman said his niece was innocent and did nothing to help her husband plan the June 12 attack on the Pulse nightclub in Florida. Salman also said he had physically abused her. Before he was killed in a shootout, Mateen told a police hostage negotiator that he was a soldier of ISIS and that the United States had to stop its bombing in Syria and Iraq, according to police transcripts.