Congress aims to undo Obama’s newest moves in single vote

Congress is preparing for Barack Obama’s departure from the White House with a piece of legislation that would allow members to undo, with a single vote, much of Obama’s regulatory burden he’s created for Americans in recent days. “Regulations impacting the economy, the environment, families, and our community should be done with great caution and […] …

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Fuming

Editor’s note: Do you need something to smile about? Every day, WND selects the best joke offered up by readers and contributors to its Laughlines forum and brings it to you as the WND Joke of the Day. Here is today’s offering: While filling up at a gas station, I accidentally spilled gasoline on my […] …

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QUESTIONS THE SENATE MUST ASK

Donald Trump has not yet been sworn in, but the Republican Congress has convened. Shortly it will begin hearings on Trump’s appointments – as a block more a Cabinet suited for a corporatist President Ted Cruz than populist candidate Trump. Trump and the Republicans control the White House and Congress. What they don’t control – where they are weak – is the public conversation. Tweets turn out to be a good mechanism for getting headlines but not for creating a story line – and that’s our opportunity. The confirmation hearings should be used by concerned Democratic and Republican Senators to hold Trump accountable for delivering on his incoherent smorgasbord of promises. The two key environmental nominees are Rex Tillerson and Scott Pruitt. The media has focused around their opposition to action on climate, Tillerson saying “suck it up and endure climate chaos,” Pruitt being a denialist. But it has not yet told the story of their full threat to our environment, our health, our economy and our national security. Below, to start this broader and more troubling dialogue, are ten questions the Senate must ask Tillerson and Pruitt before it votes on whether to confirm them. QUESTIONS FOR REX TILLERSON,…

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RedState’s WaterCooler! Tuesday, 1/3/2017 – Open Thread – Strange Fruit; The Pope; January Calendar

President-elect Donald Trump has extended an invitation to Rebecca Ferguson, a former X-Factor UK contestant, to sing at his upcoming inauguration celebration. She has accepted his invitation with the condition she can sing the song of her choice, Billie Holiday’s Strange Fruit. Warning: The video is graphic. There is a multitude of other renditions; this one seems to relay the inspiration behind her emotional lyrics. “Rebecca Ferguson the former teenage mum who became an | Read More »
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Ford Makes Big U-turn and Cancels Mexico Plant in ‘Vote of Confidence’ for Trump Policies

Last year, Ford announced it would invest $1.6 billion in Mexico and transfer the production of the Ford Focus from Michigan to Mexico to save costs. The post Ford Makes Big U-turn and Cancels Mexico Plant in ‘Vote of Confidence’ for Trump Policies appeared first on RedState. …

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