Politics & Government

Politics & Government

Sessions pressures ‘uncomfortable’ DeVos to end transgender protections, report says

DeVos initially resisted signing off on the order that would rescind protections for transgender students in public schools and told President Donald Trump that she was uncomfortable with it, according to three Republicans with direct knowledge of the internal discussions. The order would reverse the directives put in place last year by the Obama administration to allow transgender students to use the bathrooms of their choice.

Politics & Government

New EPA chief’s cozy ties to fossil fuel industry detailed in thousands of emails

In his previous role as Oklahoma’s attorney general, Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt huddled with fossil fuel firms and electric utilities about how to combat federal environmental regulations and spoke to conservative political groups about what they call government” overreach,” according to emails. The emails highlight an often-chummy relationship between Pruitt’s office and Devon Energy, a major oil and gas exploration and production company based in Oklahoma City. The correspondence makes clear that top officials at the company met often with Pruitt or people who worked for him.

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Town hall asks Rep. Chaffetz 'what is your line in the sand?' regarding Trump

A woman who identified herself as a retired school teacher asked U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) what his "line in the sand" was in regard to President Trump's growing list of controversies. The town hall meeting near Salt Lake City, Utah on Thursday evening was impassioned with protesters booing and chanting "do your job!"
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Town hall asks Rep. Chaffetz 'what is your line in the sand?' regarding Trump 3:01

Town hall asks Rep. Chaffetz 'what is your line in the sand?' regarding Trump

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Mecklenburg Co. cancer screenings mishandled

Gov. Cooper announces teacher pay plan 2:50

Gov. Cooper announces teacher pay plan

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Harry Jones, Sr. funeral