• Senate panels move nominations ahead

    Senate panels move nominations ahead

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    Senate Democrats on Wednesday boycotted a committee vote on Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, President Trump's pick to lead the Environmental Protection Agency. John Barrasso, Wyoming Republican and committee chairman. Now the vote will advance to the full Senate, where all members will vote on whether the nominees will be confirmed .
  • Trump wants to begin Mexico wall 'within months'

    Trump wants to begin Mexico wall 'within months'

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    ING head of commodities strategy Hamza Khan said by e-mail Wednesday that gas could keep moving to Mexico through underground pipelines even if Trump succeeds in building a wall along the nearly 2,000-mile (3,200-kilometer) border. Mexico opposes the wall and has repeatedly said it won't pay. Half of all non-agricultural goods enter the U.S. duty free, according to the office of the U.S.
  • House voids Obama rule on mining debris

    House voids Obama rule on mining debris

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    Other new rules targeted by Congress today (Feb. 1) include one requiring energy companies to disclose payments to foreign countries and another that stiffens protections for nursing home patients. Republicans say the rule is a job killer and is poorly crafted. The Republican-controlled House has approved a measure to scuttle an Obama-era regulation that prevents coal mining debris from being dumped into nearby streams.
  • Hunt is on for a motive in Canada Mosque shooting

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    Thirty-nine people were unharmed. This is not the first time the mosque has been targeted. The Canadian newspaperLe Soleilsaid one of the gunmen was carrying an AK-47 automatic assault weapon and the other was 27 years old. Canadian law enforcement agencies will protect the rights of all Canadians, and will make every effort to apprehend the perpetrators of this act and all acts of intolerance.
  • CT governor proposes tax cut to bolster insurance industry

    CT governor proposes tax cut to bolster insurance industry

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    Malloy says restructuring and lowering Connecticut's premium tax will help the insurance industry and save them millions in taxes. "This change will save them millions in taxes paid to other states across the country". "The insurance industry has a long and storied history in CT, and we must ensure that we maintain our competitive edge so they continue to thrive and grow in our state", he added.
  • Homeland Security says monitoring litigation over Trump order

    Homeland Security says monitoring litigation over Trump order

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    The decree further blocks citizens of Iraq, Iran, Libya, Syria, Sudan, Yemen and Somalia from entering USA territory for a period of three months. Jim Henson, who teaches about politics at the University of Texas, said protests have likely made it harder for McCaul to maintain his initial level of support.
  • Trump on travel restrictions: 'Call it what you want'

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    But when a reporter notified the press secretary that it was President Trump who labeled it a "ban", Spicer conceded, "I understand that". IATA member airlines can be fined if they allow individuals who lack proper permits to board, and can be responsible for returning passengers who are denied entry to their point of departure.
  • Modinomics17: Strengths and weaknesses of Union Budget 2017

    Modinomics17: Strengths and weaknesses of Union Budget 2017

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    Jaitley called demonetization a bold and decisive measure. Coupled with fall in crude prices which is a major input cost in our system, we can surely believe that inflation is set to remain moderate. "My overall approach while preparing this budget has been to spend more in rural areas, poverty alleviation through fiscal prudence", Jaitley said in a speech to parliament.
  • California's Mavericks Surf Event Wipes Out Into Bankruptcy

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    No matter how good the conditions get at Mavericks this winter, there will very likely be no contest . Cartel's co-owner is Santa Cruz supermodel Marissa Miller, Guess' wife. Cartel reshaped the contest a year ago by offering more prize money than previous events. The dispute over Cartel's assets uncovered unpaid bills and unpaid contest permits.