Tuesday, January 31, 2017

more trump--

Democrats boycott confirmation hearings for Price and Mnuchin, blocking votes

Washington Post - ‎52 minutes ago‎
Democrats intensified their opposition to President Trump on Tuesday by further delaying the confirmation of several of his Cabinet nominees amid strong Republican objections.

The Daily 202: Trump sacking acting AG raises new questions about his respect for the rule of law

Washington Post - ‎3 hours ago‎
With Breanne Deppisch. THE BIG IDEA: Back in 2015, when the idea of Donald Trump in the Oval Office seemed far-fetched, Jeff Sessions wanted to know whether Sally Yates was willing to stand up to the president.

President Trump has turned 'a pen and a phone' into a pen and a megaphone. Thanks, Obama?

Washington Post - ‎3 hours ago‎
One tweet epitomizes the GOP's case for why President Trump is within his rights to sign a series of contentious executive orders in his first days as president.

DeVos questionnaire appears to include passages from uncited sources

Washington Post - ‎1 hour ago‎
President Trump's nominee for education secretary, in written responses to questions from senators, appears to have used several sentences and phrases from other sources without attribution - including from a top Obama administration civil rights ...

Trump tells drug companies to 'get prices down'

The Hill - ‎3 hours ago‎
President Trump on Tuesday told a group of drug company executives gathered for a meeting at the White House that they need to "get prices down.

Mosque Shooting Suspect in Canada Known for Extreme Views

New York Times - ‎2 hours ago‎
QUEBEC CITY - The French Canadian university student charged with killing six Muslim men during evening prayers at a mosque was known for extreme nationalist views and his support of the French rightist party led by Marine Le Pen.

Theresa May in trouble over Trump's UK state visit invite

CNN - ‎6 hours ago‎
(CNN) The anti-Trump protests outside Downing Street were lively and vocal. The chants ranged from the expletive-ridden to the direct: "No State Visit!

EXCLUSIVE: Pentagon believes attack on Saudi frigate meant for US warship

Fox News - ‎2 hours ago‎
The Iranian-backed suicide attack targeting a Saudi frigate off the coast of Yemen on Monday may have been meant for an American warship, two defense officials told Fox News.

Reported Missile Launch Is Early Test For Trump Administration's Approach To Iran

NPR - ‎1 hour ago‎
U.S. officials say Iran test-fired a ballistic missile on Sunday, the first known test since President Trump took office - which could provide an early assessment of how the new administration will interpret and enforce the terms of the international ...

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