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Republicans Win Battle to Expedite Gen. Mattis’ Nomination

At least one democrat had vowed to fight President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for Secretary of Defense, but today democratic party leaders indicated that they would allow a waiver and shortened debate over the popular pick to lead the nation’s military forces. The waiver is required as Gen. Mattis has not been out of military service for the required 7 year ...

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Obama May Open Strategic Petroleum Reserves to Keep Gas Prices Down and..

Obama’s Chief of Staff, William Daley was interviewed on “Meet the Press” this morning. In the interview, Daley said, “The issue of the reserves is one we are considering .. All matters have to be on the table when you see the difficulty coming out of this economic crisis we’re in and the fragility”. The Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) is located ...

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New York Times Rues the Loss of Earmarks

Raymond Hernandez, in his New York Times post, still doesn’t get it and he’s found that many in Congress are also missing the point of the earmark moritorium. On Capitol Hill, though, many lawmakers remain opposed to the ban, including Senator Kirsten E. Gillibrand of New York, who has long supported overhauling the earmark process and who was among the first ...

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