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Defense Secretary James Mattis secured a rare waiver to run the Pentagon even though he was a former top general, but his relationship with Trump turned cold.
Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said Thursday that migrants entering the U.S. from Mexico — regardless of country of origin — must wait in Mexico while their claims are heard.
The measure would fund about a quarter of the government but includes no money for the border wall demanded by President Trump.
I’m not usually one to name-drop but my brother Pat Meehan is Santa Claus. A real, professional Santa. Sitting in his home office fresh from work, he’s wearing black suspenders and a red T-shirt. There at least six other Santa outfits in his closet including beach Santa. His thick, white beard (yes, a real one)… Read More
With a proposed government funding bill not putting money into President Trump’s border wall, he’s now talking about different ways to complete his long-promised project.
As state lawmakers come back to work after Christmas to consider overriding at least one veto – if not more – from Gov. John Kasich, Republicans are being pushed to hold a long-awaited vote for Speaker to lead the House next year. And one member is suggesting a sudden move to break the impasse. Rep…. Read More
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – A congressional report on prescription pill dumping in West Virginia blames U.S. prescription drug distributors and the Drug Enforcement Administration for not doing enough to help mitigate the nation’s opioid addiction and overdose crisis. The report released Wednesday by the House Energy and Commerce Committee follows an 18-month investigation and focused… Read More
The Agriculture Department wants to limit states’ ability to apply for exemption waivers. It wants more able-bodied people to work in exchange for federal food benefits.
In what’s being billed as his last public appearance as governor, John Kasich says there’s a reason why Ohio Republicans held the state’s top offices and many legislative seats when their colleagues in other areas of the country didn’t. Kasich says this November’s election was good for Republicans because Ohioans don’t want change. “Why change?… Read More
With just days left before a Congressional deadline, advocates for black lung treatment are still pushing Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell to secure funding for miners’ benefits. About two dozen people demonstrated Wednesday near McConnell’s regional office in London, Kentucky, carrying placards reading “Black Lung Kills” and singing along with a banjo tune modified for the occasion…. Read More