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Betsy DeVos Confirmed As Education Secretary

Betsy DeVos Confirmed As Education Secretary - Sostre News

Today the Senate confirmed Betsy DeVos as President Trump's education secretary, 51-50. Vice President Pence had to cast an unprecedented tie-breaking vote, after hearings that became fodder for Saturday Night Live; after angry constituents swamped Senate offices with 1.5 million calls a day; after two Republican senators defected; and Democrats held the floor overnight in protest.

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Trump’s Plan to Fight ISIS With Putin Isn’t Just Futile. It’s Dangerous.

Trump’s Plan to Fight ISIS With Putin Isn’t Just Futile. It’s Dangerous.

America and Russia fighting on the same side against ISIS: This is the radical realignment that President Trump has been dangling as the linchpin of his promised reboot of the global war on terror. In one of his first executive actions, Trump signed a presidential memorandum on Jan. 28 giving the Secretary of Defense until the end of February to present a “new plan to defeat ISIS,” calling for the “identification of new coalition partners in the fight against ISIS.”

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Department of Justice Appeals Blocking of US Travel Ban

Department of Justice Appeals Blocking of US Travel Ban

Washington challenges a legal order that temporarily halted Donald Trump's Travel ban on citizens from seven countries. The US justice department has appealed a temporary block of Donald Trump's immigration ban on citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries, as the US president unleashed fiery statements towards the judge who stopped implementation of the order.

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