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Tag Archives: Nominations

Torturer Gina Haspel will be installed as new CIA head thanks to renegade Democrats

Excerpt: Despite the opposition of Republican Senator John McCain of Arizona, the United States Senate today voted to confirm torturer Gina Haspel to be the next director of the Central Intelligence Agency, further harming the United States' international standing and handing Donald Trump another victory.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Open Government, World Commmunity
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Disturbing Senate confirmation hearing shows why Pompeo should not be confirmed

Excerpt: Pompeo seems more interested in pleasing Donald Trump and hiding whatever members of the Foreign Relations Committee want to know about their secret meeting regarding Mueller's investigation. He should not be confirmed.
Written by:Essie Hicks
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Public Service, World Commmunity
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Maria Cantwell will join filibuster of Trump Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch

Excerpt: Washington’s junior United States Senator Maria Cantwell announced today that she will be joining her seatmate Patty Murray and many other Democratic Senators in filibustering Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch as well as voting no on his nomination should the filibuster be broken. “We need a U.S. Supreme Court justice who will stand […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Republican Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) said to be Trump’s Interior Secretary pick

Excerpt: If news reports are to be believed, Donald Trump is on the verge of naming Republican Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers as his choice for Secretary of the Interior. McMorris Rodgers has represented Eastern Washington in Congress for nearly ten years, having been elected and reelected five times. Ms. McMorris Rodgers, the highest-ranking woman in the […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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