Month – February 2017

Republicans near make-or-break moment on Obamacare repeal - Politico

PoliticoRepublicans are having a break-the-glass moment on Obamacare. After promising for years to upend the Democratic health care law the first chance they got — and with plans to hold a vote to repeal by early April — the party remains far from consensus.Conservative chairman faces blowback over ObamaCare statementThe HillConservatives say they’re tired of […]

Obamas Make Book Deal With Penguin Random House - New York Times

New York TimesFormer President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama, his wife, plan to donate a portion of the advances for their books to charity. Credit Al Drago/The New York Times. Penguin Random House will publish forthcoming books by former President Barack …Barack And Michelle Obama Have Book DealsBloombergBarack, Michelle Obama get book dealsUSA TODAYBarack and […]

Thunderstorm warnings declared, tornado spotted along I-80 - Chicago Tribune

Chicago TribuneA “large and extremely dangerous tornado” was spotted moving east near Ottawa Tuesday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service, part of a weather system that’s expected to produce more severe weather into the evening. The tornado was …Warm days in February might be here to stayThe Boston Globe all 354 news articles …read […]

Possible budget cuts to State Dept., foreign aid draw bipartisan opposition - Washington Post

Washington PostA Trump administration proposal to slash funding for the State Department and foreign aid is unlikely to be approved by Congress, lawmakers from both parties said Tuesday. “It’s dead on arrival,” Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) said in an interview …Barring Reporters From Briefings: Does It Cross a Legal Line?New York TimesTop Republican says […]

FBI nearly paid ex-UK spy who compiled Trump-Russia dossier - Fox News

Fox NewsThe FBI was on the verge of paying a former British spy who compiled a dossier full of sensational and salacious — but unverified — claims about President Donald Trump’s dealings in Russia, a government official told Fox News Tuesday. The official …Report: FBI once reached agreement to pay former British spy who authored […]

Trump signs executive orders on waters rule, black colleges - USA TODAY

USA TODAYWASHINGTON — President Trump’s newest executive orders target a water-protection rule and elevate an initiative on historically black colleges and universities into the White House. Trump signed the executive orders in back-to-back signing ceremonies …Does Betsy DeVos know what ‘choice’ means?Washington Post (blog)DeVos Slammed as ‘Totally Nuts’ for Calling HBCUs ‘Pioneers of School Choice’NBCNews.comTrump […]

Conservatives rebel on health care, and GOP looks to Trump - CBS News

CBS NewsRepublicans confronted a conservative rebellion in their own party Tuesday over their long-promised plans to repeal and replace the health care law, and beseeched President Donald Trump to settle the dispute in his first speech to a joint session of …Republicans lack agreement on Obamacare ahead of Trump speechReutersDemocrats Are Close To A Huge […]

Overnight Energy: Trump moves to kill Obama water rule - The Hill

The HillTRUMP KICKS OFF WATER RULE REPEAL: President Trump signed an executive order on Tuesday kicking off the process of repealing former President Obama’s Clean Water Rule. The order itself doesn’t repeal the regulation, but it instructs the …Trump to call for return of human space exploration, report saysLos Angeles TimesTrump signs bill nixing Obama-era […]

Top Republican says Trump's budget plan 'dead on arrival' - BBC News

BBC NewsRepublicans are lining up against President Donald Trump’s proposed budget cuts to the State Department, hours before his address to Congress. Mr Trump’s 2018 budget blueprint reportedly includes a 37% spending cut for the State Department and US …Source: Trump wants 37 percent budget cut to State, USAIDPolitico“It’s dead on arrival.” Republicans in Congress […]