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The (relative) pomp of Donald Trump's inauguration will be getting wall-to-wall TV coverage today. But behind the scenes, staffers have been hard at work since way before the election, putting together the legislative agenda for the new administration. The earliest item on Congress' agenda, of course, will be repealing (and maybe replacing?) ObamaCare. But hot on the heels of health care reform comes welfare reform. You probably already know that Republicans like cutting taxes. Oh we do…
01.20 / 11:59
theweek.com
President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for treasury secretary, Steven Mnuchin, got his hearing in front of the Senate on Thursday. It did not go well. Mnuchin's time as primary owner, CEO, and board chairman of the bank OneWest, during the 2008 financial crisis, earned him the nickname "the foreclosure king." That history played a starring role in the Senate Finance Committee hearing. In fact, the way things went down looked awfully similar to the grilling another Senate committee gave…
01.20 / 11:58
theweek.com
A group of Republican governors Thursday urged members of Congress not to abandon funding health benefits for lower-income Americans, as lawmakers race toward repealing President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare reform, the Affordable Care Act. They also warned the GOP-dominated Congress against repealing Obamacare without a replacement as it would leave millions u…
01.20 / 11:56
ibtimes.com
Donald Trump will sit down with the top military officers and get "THE Briefing," that provides him with the tools he would use to wage nuclear…
01.20 / 11:54
cnbc.com
A number of fashion designers who have dressed Michelle Obama through the years wrote thank you notes to her on her last day as the first lady of United States. Some of the designers who shared their specially handwritten notes for Michelle include Joseph Altuzarra, Christian Siriano, Jason Wu, Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig of Marchesa, Monique Lhuillier, Prabal Gurung and Jenna Lyons of J. Crew, WWD …
01.20 / 11:19
ibtimes.com
1. Learn the art of flirting. Seriously. We spend so much time on dating websites and apps that we forget how to flirt in real life. So! Strike up a conversation with the cute boy at the bar, coffee shop or the Ace Hotel or wherever cute boys gather near you. Flirt, bitches, flirt! 2. Try to learn a little something about intersectionality, especially in these dark times. Intersectionality is the way that race, class, gender and sexuality are basically one…
01.20 / 11:16
splicetoday.com
Democracy for America is endorsing Sens. Bernie Sanders, Tammy Baldwin, Elizabeth Warren and Sherrod…
01.20 / 11:14
thehill.com
This is the full text of the speech Kezia Dugdale gave this morning at an event in Glasgow, where she called on the SNP to reverse cuts to local services.  It is great to be here with you this morning. And it is a pleasure to welcome Jeremy back to Glasgow. A city where our Labour team – led by Frank McAveety – is taking the fight to the SNP each and every day. Standing up to the SNP’s cuts [̷…
01.20 / 11:12
labourlist.org
HARTFORD, CT – The Juvenile Justice Policy and Oversight Committee (JJPOC) Thursday adopted recommendations that set out to implement Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s vision to treat most 18, 19, and 20-year-olds as juveniles and not adults in the criminal justice system. …
01.20 / 10:51
ctnewsjunkie.com
Jennifer Aniston is more than excited to return to television, but not as someone involved in Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s ongoing divorce. While speaking with Variety, the 47-year-old actress said that she has been thinking of returning to TV soon after she realized that that’s where the work is. However, Aniston doesn’t want to be part of just about any series…
01.20 / 10:42
ibtimes.com
Summary: Trump’s big promises won him the Presidency, much as Obama’s promises of “hope and change”. Here is a second article by Stratfor looking at Trump’s ability to do better than Obama at delivering on them. Will Trump fail gracefully, like Obama, or catastrophically? A Trade War That Cannot Be Won Stratfor, 11 January 2017.…
01.20 / 10:22
fabiusmaximus.com
Donald Trump, a real estate mogul and reality TV star who upended American politics and energized voters angry with Washington, will be sworn in Friday as the 45th president of the United States…
01.20 / 10:05
lasvegassun.com
Ex Ukip leader is attending Trump's inauguration as president in Washington DC Farage said his shock election victory marked a 'significant change in direction' The 52-year-old is with f…
01.20 / 09:54
capitalbay.com
Iran's foreign minister said Thursday his country isn't worried and has options if U.S. President-elect Donald Trump ditches a nuclear agreement reached between Iran and six world…
01.20 / 09:37
breitbart.com
LISTEN TO TLR’S LATEST PODCAST: By Steve Birr Officials in Illinois will attempt a Philadelphia-style soda tax implemented on retailers statewide, which critics argue will only lead to higher prices and angry shoppers. The proposed legislation will place a large beverage tax on sugary products in the name of improving public health and curbing obesity. The […] The post State Moves To Slap Businesses With Soda Tax To Cover Budget Woes appeared first on The Libertarian Re…
LISTEN TO TLR’S LATEST PODCAST: By Saagar Enjeti President Barack Obama pledged throughout the 2008 campaign to end the “bad war” in Iraq and win “the good war” in Afghanistan. Now, days away from the end of his tenure, it’s clear all he’s done is make both worse. Obama’s vacillating strategy — withdraw from then politically ignore […] The post Obama’s Terror Legacy: While ‘Ending’ One War, Making Two Much Worse appeared first on The Libertarian Republic…
In the days of both the Spanish Inquisition and the Mexican Inquisition, imported from Spain by the thugs from the Mediterranean who made contact with the vulnerable farmers, fisher people, of the Americas– it is documented that various native groups and ideals and people who held to those ideals, were targeted to be destroyed by [...] The post Do The Killers of Decency, Mercy and Wise Stewardship, Cometh Now? appeared first on The Moderate…
01.20 / 09:24
themoderatevoice.com
LISTEN TO TLR’S LATEST PODCAST: By Andrew Follett Six NASA-funded scientists are about to begin six months of simulated life on the Red Planet. They’ll live not on Mars, but in a tiny dome simulator in Hawaii that’s just 36 feet wide and 20 feet tall, designed to closely simulate the Red Planet’s conditions. The mission […] The post NASA Scientists Begin Six-Month Stay On Simulated Mars appeared first on The Libertarian Republic…
The businessmen President-elect Donald Trump picked to lead the country's economic team testified before the Senate in their confirmation hearings this week, giving a preview of how they might run the county's finances, and whether they're in line with the policies of their soon-to-be boss. During his hearing, Commerce Secretary nominee Wilbur Ross, who made money buying and then later selling failing businesses, told senators he wasn't against international trade, but he would consider ta…
01.20 / 09:13
wnyc.org
NEW YORK (AP) — For years, the Washington National Cathedral, an Episcopal parish with a dual role as a civic gathering place, has hosted a prayer service for the newly sworn-in president. Bishop Mariann Budde of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington wrote in a blog post that while she shared "a sense of outrage at some of the president-elect's words and actions," she felt an obligation to welcome all people without qualification, especially those who disagree and need to find a way to work …
01.20 / 09:03
sfgate.com