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Senate Advances Barr Attorney General Nomination

(From Politico) The Senate advanced William Barr’s nomination to be attorney general on a key procedural vote Tuesday, paving the way for his confirmation later this week. The Senate agreed to end debate on the appointment on a 55-44 vote,...

Trump Administration Vows to Cripple Iranian Oil Industry

(From The Washington Free Beacon) The Trump administration is vowing to cripple Iran’s international oil trade in the coming months, issuing new promises to ensure that international allies drop their imports of Iranian crude to zero in the coming months....

Warner, Burr Split on Committee Findings on Russian Collusion

(From The Hill) Sen. Mark Warner (Va.), the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, broke on Tuesday with committee Chairman Richard Burr’s (R-N.C.) assessment that the panel had not found evidence of collusion based on its findings thus far....

Druglord “El Chapo” Found Guilty on All Counts

(From CNN) Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzmán, the near-mythical Mexican druglord, was found guilty on all 10 counts, according to Tyler Daniels, spokesperson for the US Attorneys office for the Eastern District of New York. The charges include engaging in a...

Politicians Are Complicit in the Killing of Our Insects

(From the Guardian) [A] new global scientific review into the perilous condition of our insects reports that more than 40% of insect species are threatened with extinction while the mass of insects is declining by 2.5% a year. . . . This...

Texas State Reps To Introduce Legislation To Fund Border Wall

(From Red State) As negotiations over wall funding come to a standstill in Washington, two Texas State reps, Kyle Biedermann and Briscoe Cain, plan to introduce legislation to fund $2.5 billion of wall construction along the Texas/Mexico border. Biedermann told...

US Lawmakers Reach Tentative Deal to Avoid Government Shutdown

(From Reuters) U.S. congressional negotiators on Monday reached a tentative deal to try to avert another partial government shutdown on Saturday, but congressional aides said it did not contain the $5.7 billion President Donald Trump wants for a border wall....