Posts by Mary Chastain  (Page 2)
 

WATCH LIVE: Rex Tillerson Senate Confirmation Hearing

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at 9:29am 1/11/2017 at 9:29am

Former CEO ExxonMobil Rex Tillerson, President-elect Donald Trump’s choice for Secretary of State, will face the Senate Foreign Relations Committee today for his confirmation hearing.

You can expect him to face questions about Russia since ExxonMobil has agreed to numerous deals with Russian state companies to drill in the Arctic. Questions will...

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DHS Nominee John Kelly Pleases Both Sides of the Aisle

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at 7:00am 1/11/2017 at 7:00am

General John Kelly, President-elect Donald Trump’s choice to lead the Department of Homeland Security, had his Senate confirmation hearing, which went off without a hitch. In fact, Kelly received massive praise from both sides of the aisle

Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) considers Kelly a “good choice for Secretary of Homeland Security.”

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Sessions Pledges to Uphold the Law, Objects to Muslim Registry

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at 8:44pm 1/10/2017 at 8:44pm

Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) faced an all day confirmation hearing for attorney general in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

The senators had a blast asking Sessions the same questions over and over. Some asked valid questions while others asked obscure questions that made you scratch your head.

But overall, Sessions promised he...

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Jury Sentences Dylann Roof to Death for Charleston Church Massacre

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at 7:00pm 1/10/2017 at 7:00pm

Dylann Roof received the death penalty from a federal jury for murdering nine black people at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, SC, in June 2015. It took the jury less than three hours to reach their verdict. Judge Richard Gergel will impose the sentence of Roof at 9:30AM on Wednesday.

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WATCH LIVE: Jeff Sessions Confirmation Hearing for Attorney General

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at 9:43am 1/10/2017 at 9:43am

Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) has begun his confirmation hearing for attorney general. We have a live stream in this post.

This is expected to be one of the most tense confirmation hearings for President-elect Donald Trump’s Cabinet. The Democrats will ask Sessions about his record on civil rights and female rights. However,...

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Rand Paul: Trump Agrees to Repeal, Replace Obamacare at Same Time

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Posted by    Monday, January 9, 2017 at 7:30pm 1/9/2017 at 7:30pm

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) said that President-elect Donald Trump backs his plan to appeal the Affordable Care Act only if the government has a replacement at the same time:

“He called after seeing an interview that I had done [talking about] that we should vote on Obamacare replacement at the same time,”...

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Ginsburg Sends Letter to Girl Who Chose Her for Superhero Day

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Posted by    Monday, January 9, 2017 at 3:30pm 1/9/2017 at 3:30pm

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg sent a letter to a little girl who chose the judge as her superhero.

The Huffington Post reported:

The note from Ginsburg, which arrived last night, read, “Dear Michele: You look just like me! May you continue to thrive on reading and learning. Every good wish, Ruth...

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FBI Dumps 300 Hillary Pages of Documents on Sunday Night

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Posted by    Monday, January 9, 2017 at 3:00pm 1/9/2017 at 3:00pm

The FBI published around 300 pages of documents associated with Hillary Clinton’s email investigation on Sunday night when the most of us enjoyed football, hockey, or the Golden Globes.

These emails include discussions within Hillary’s team about the computer hardware during the FBI’s investigation:

At first, Clinton was unwilling to surrender her private...

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London Students Demand University Drop White Philosophers Like Plato, Kant

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Posted by    Monday, January 9, 2017 at 11:30am 1/9/2017 at 11:30am

Students at University of London have demanded the school drop famous philosophers like Plato and Kant from the curriculum because they were white. Instead, the student union at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) would rather have philosophers from Africa and Asia.

The union has started...

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Hillary Clinton for New York City Mayor?

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Posted by    Sunday, January 8, 2017 at 3:30pm 1/8/2017 at 3:30pm

Yes, apparently some major Democratic donors have started pushing Hillary Clinton to run for New York City mayor. John Gizzi, the White House correspondent for Newsmax, heard the rumors from unanimous sources and said that her “inner circle” has become “intrigued” by...

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Trump, Transition Team Will Not Meet With Taiwan President

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Posted by    Sunday, January 8, 2017 at 1:30pm 1/8/2017 at 1:30pm

Tsai Ing-wen, president of Taiwan, will make transit stops in the United States when she heads to the Americas, but will not receive a visit from President-elect Donald Trump or from anyone on his transition team:

Trump transition spokeswoman Jessica Ditto said in an email Saturday that the president-elect would not be...

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Rhode Island Teacher To Bring Students to Anti-Trump Protest

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Posted by    Sunday, January 8, 2017 at 8:00am 1/8/2017 at 8:00am

Central Falls High School math teacher Seth Kolker has organized a trip for a group of students to attend the “Women’s March on Washington” to protest against President-elect Donald Trump the day after his inauguration:

Central Falls High School math teacher Seth Kolker has independently organized the group. He did so to...

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Declassified Report Claims Putin Ordered Campaign to Influence U.S. Election

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Posted by    Friday, January 6, 2017 at 7:40pm 1/6/2017 at 7:40pm

So the American intelligence community has declassified a report that supposedly shows that Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered a campaign to influence the election in favor of President-elect Donald Trump.

However, the report includes circumstantial evidence. They provided no concrete evidence that shows Putin sat down with his Kremlin cronies to orchestr...

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Multiple Fatalities in Shooting at Fort Lauderdale Airport

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Posted by    Friday, January 6, 2017 at 4:00pm 1/6/2017 at 4:00pm

Authorities have reported five fatalities and ight injuries in a shooting at the Fort Lauderdale airport. Officers arrested the lone suspect.

TSA has stated that an active shooter remains at the...

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Democrats Frustrated With Cabinet Confirmation Hearings

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WKB7pD3qVys
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Posted by    Friday, January 6, 2017 at 11:30am 1/6/2017 at 11:30am
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The Senate Republicans have ticked off the Senate Democrats because they scheduled six Cabinet confirmation hearings next Wednesday.

Oh, and President-elect Donald Trump will also hold his first press conference next Wednesday. Plus, the confirmation schedule includes the nominees the Democrats planned to target the most: attorney general, secretary of state, CIA director,...

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South Korea Hires Person to Monitor Trump’s Tweets

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Posted by    Friday, January 6, 2017 at 9:00am 1/6/2017 at 9:00am

South Korea’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ North American Affairs Bureau has hired a person for a very important job…monitor President-elect Donald Trump’s tweets. The person must concentrate on “tweets related to Korea and northeast Asia.”

From JoongAng Daily:

The Korean government is still in the process of building ties with Trump and does...

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Greta Van Susteren Moves to MSNBC, Host New Show

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Posted by    Thursday, January 5, 2017 at 9:30pm 1/5/2017 at 9:30pm

NBC/MSNBC continues to grab Fox News people. Former host Greta Van Susteren will join the network only a few days after Megyn Kelly announced her new shows and roles at NBC:

“I’m thrilled to start my next chapter at MSNBC,” Van Susteren said. “The network is the right destination for the smart...

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