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The reality, however, is that Democrats in 2013 removed what would have been their greatest procedural tool to block Price's nomination, essentially guaranteeing they will need to swallow the Cabinet pick in the new year. GOP senators, including Georgia's Johnny Isakson and David Perdue, quickly lined up behind Price. "I doubt he has any problems getting confirmed", said Darrell West, vice president of governance studies at Washington's Brookings Institution, a research group.
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    He's considered a hardliner on Iran and is sure to appeal to Trump's supporters who see his pledge to rip up the Iran deal as a key priority. That would include United States support for North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and recognition of longstanding threats, including from Russian Federation.
  • Turkey renews call for ceasefire in Aleppo

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    Attacks on the city increased in recent weeks as the forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad try to capture the whole city. The opposition Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights , which relies on a network of activists on the ground, said two pilots were killed when rebel fighters targeted the aircraft as it approached Aleppo airport to the east of the city.
  • Trump President-elect talk with Taiwan leader a 'courtesy call' - VP-elect

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    US President-elect Donald Trump has posted a number of tweets criticising its own operations in the South China Sea and China because of its monetary policy. China claims much of the water territory of South China Sea, a claim also being made by Vietnam, the Philippines, Malaysia, Brunei and Taiwan. Since then, Beijing has been wary of Taipei's movements, especially where it involves Washington as China regards the self-governing island nation as a renegade province.
  • Hillary Clinton to participate in Wisconsin recount

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    President-elect Donald Trump, however, has criticised the recount effort. Appearing on CNN , Stein dismissed Trump's suggestion that the funds wouldn't be spent on the recount. Marc Elias , the campaign's general counsel, shared a statement on Medium explaining the campaign had not planned to call for a recount, but will participate in the recount initiated by Green Party candidate Jill Stein .
  • Professor's anti-Trump classroom rant snowballs into college scandal

    Professor's anti-Trump classroom rant snowballs into college scandal

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    The school's College Republicans have filed a formal complaint with the office of college president Dennis Harkins. The attorney wants the professor to apologize and take an anger-management class, the OC Register reported. OCC Republican Club president Joshua Recalde Martinez, who first shared the video, along with the club's lawyer, filed a formal complaint against Cox on November 30.
  • Supreme Court Throws Out $399M Judgment Against Samsung in Apple Patent Dispute

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    Justice Sonia Sotomayor wrote for the court that the law does not require damages to be based on the entire product, but can be limited to only a component of the product. But "the term "article of manufacture" [in patent law] is broad enough to embrace both a product sold to a consumer and a component of that product, whether sold separately or not", Sotomayor wrote.
  • Ohio 'heartbeat' abortion bill heads to governor

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    And unlike the Heartbeat Bill, Gov. Kasich will nearly certainly sign it into law. While the bill was previously struck down in the state as being unconstitutional, the election of Trump seems to have changed the political climate in OH and throughout the country.
  • Trump states recount will change nothing

    Trump states recount will change nothing

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    Trump's transition team did not return requests for comment Sunday afternoon. Trump said . It's an unprecedented allegation by a president-elect. For one, it would be highly impractical. However, the most freaky aspect of Donald Trump's behavior is the fact that a man is contesting the results of an election that he already won. " Trump leads Clinton by 10 704 votes" after certification by the Michigan Board of State Canvassers, Secretary of State Ruth Johnson said in a statement .