President Trump’s nominations lagging after 200 days in office

WASHINGTON (UPI) — President Donald Trump is lagging behind his predecessors on filling positions in his administration as he reached 200 days in office Monday. President Donald Trump waves to guests and the media Friday as he departs the White House on his way to his golf resort in Bedminister, N.J., for 17 days. Monday was his 200th day in More...

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By United Press International On Thursday, August 3rd, 2017
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Maine becomes fourth state to raise tobacco smoking age to 21

AUGUSTA, Maine (UPI) — Maine will become the fourth state to raise the tobacco smoking age to 21, after lawmakers voted to override the governor’s veto that would have kept the age at 18. In Maine, More...

By United Press International On Saturday, July 29th, 2017
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Trump threatens to halt Obamacare insurance subsidies

Eric DuVall, United Press International Writer WASHINGTON (UPI) — President Donald Trump on Saturday tweeted a threat to stop subsidies to health insurance companies after the Republican effort to repeal More...

By United Press International On Thursday, July 27th, 2017
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House passes spending bill with $1.6 billion to begin border wall

Ray Downs, United Press International Writer WASHINGTON (UPI) — The House approved a $788 billion national security bill Thursday that includes $1.6 billion towards a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. The More...

By United Press International On Wednesday, July 26th, 2017
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Rep. Steve Scalise discharged from Washington hospital

Andrew V. Pestano, United Press International Writer WASHINGTON (UPI) — The MedStar Washington Hospital Center said it has discharged Rep. Steve Scalise, who is in “good spirits” following the More...

By United Press International On Wednesday, July 26th, 2017
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Aide for Rep. Wasserman Schultz arrested trying to leave country

Ray Downs, United Press International Writer WASHINGTON (UPI) — An IT staffer for Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who has been under criminal investigation, was arrested when he tried to leave the country More...

By Guest Poster On Tuesday, July 25th, 2017
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Wary Libertarians sense opportunities with Trump administration’s dysfunction

Chris Moody, CNN Writer LAS VEGAS (CNN) — If there’s one person relishing in Washington’s Trump-era dysfunction, it’s Libertarian Party Chairman Nicholas Sarwark, who sees the tumult as a More...

By Reuters On Tuesday, July 25th, 2017
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Republican Senator John McCain will return Tuesday for healthcare vote

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., speaks during the 53rd Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany, on Friday. At the annual meeting, politicians and various experts and guests from around the world discuss issues More...

By United Press International On Sunday, July 23rd, 2017
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Jeb Bush blasts Republicans regarding Russian probe

Allen Cone, United Press International Writer NEW YORK (UPI) — Jeb Bush criticized Republicans for going easy on Donald Trump on possible collusion between Russia and the campaign of his former rival for More...

By United Press International On Wednesday, July 19th, 2017
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U.S. government contractor in Afghanistan pleads guilty to $250k kickback scheme

Ray Downs, United Press International Writer WASHINGTON (UPI) — A former employee of a U.S. government contractor in Afghanistan pleaded guilty to accepting more than $250,000 in illegal kickbacks from More...

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