Flexing their slim majority, Republicans powered President Trump’s education secretary nominee through the Senate on Tuesday, with Vice President Mike Pence casting his first vote to break the tie and officially confirm Betsy DeVos.
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Vizio, one of the world’s largest manufacturers and sellers of Internet-connected “smart” televisions, is agreeing to pay $2.2 million to settle a lawsuit after it was accused of secretly collecting customers’ viewing data and personal information.
In a statement about his pending bill, the “Pravda Act of 2017,” Assemblyman Marc Levine (D-Marin County) wrote, “The work of 17 intelligence agencies including the FBI and CIA confirmed Russian interference in our election. This is a threat to our democracy and must be treated with appropriate significance in American history.”
— Tucker Carlson (@TuckerCarlson) February 7, 2017
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Three members of the intelligence panel and five members of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs were among the dozens of members who employed the suspects on a shared basis. The two committees deal with many of the nation’s most sensitive issues and documents, including those related to the war on terrorism.
In the past several years, opinions about silencers have changed across the United States. Their use to reduce noise at shooting ranges and applications within the sporting and hunting industry are now well recognized. At present, 42 states generally allow silencers to be used for sporting purposes. The wide acceptance of silencers and corresponding changes in state laws have created substantial demand across the country. This surge in demand has caused ATF to have a significant backlog on silencer applications. ATF’s processing time is now approximately 8 months.
“She wrote on the note she needed help,”
The Army Corps of Engineers will grant a permit to begin building the Dakota Access Pipeline, the controversial pipeline that saw months of protests with the Standing Rock Sioux tribe in North Dakota. Under the Obama administration, the Army Corps of Engineers was required to complete an environmental study prior to the pipeline approval–and this study has now been abandoned.
Korea, Crimea, what’s the difference, besides spellings, cultures and continents?
During a press conference on Monday, Nancy Pelosi said “We’ve seen nothing where we can where — where I can work with President Bush on.”
He then made clear that another reason for lifting importation limitations is the fact that American manufacturers currently make and sell rifles that are identical or similar to many of the firearms that are banned from import. Because of this, “restriction on imports serves questionable public safety interests.”
A trade association will soon adorn gas pumps across Indiana with ads opposing a Republican plan to use higher fuel taxes to pay for infrastructure repairs, a tricky sell in a conservative state much more accustomed to cutting taxes than raising them.