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GOP senators advance Trump EPA, budget office nominees

President Trump inched closer Thursday to getting key administration posts filled, as Senate Republicans advanced his nominees to lead the White House budget office and the Environmental Protection Agency to a full Senate vote.  The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee swiftly took up the nomination of Scott Pruitt to lead the EPA after Democrats

Trump signs executive order to drastically cut federal regs

President Trump signed an executive order on Monday to drastically reduce the regulatory burden on U.S. businesses, requiring federal agencies to effectively eliminate at least two regulations for each new one issued. “We have to knock out a regulation for every two, but it goes far beyond that. This is a big one,” said Trump,

Ten Questionable Federal Gov’t Expenditures Greater Than Trump’s Border Wall

Jeff Poor, Many of President Donald Trump’s critics are grappling with the reality the U.S. government will actually build the much-ballyhooed border wall Trump had pledged to repeatedly during his campaign. However, those critics are still arguing the money put toward the project would be a waste. The main question now is how the government

Trump Encourages Conservatives With Appointments Demonstrating That People Are Policy

Peter Ferrara,  During the Reagan years, when I served the president in the White House Office of Policy Development, the conservative maxim was “People are policy.” What was meant by that was that if you want conservative policies, you need to appoint conservative people to office. President-Elect Donald Trump is already demonstrating that he is

What happens during a government “shutdown

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If President Barack Obama “shuts down” the government by vetoing a continuing resolution (CR) that funds all government operations with the exception of Obamacare, or the Senate fails to pass such a CR, crucial services will continue without interruption. That includes all services essential for national security and public safety—such as the military and law enforcement—as