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Senate confirms UGA alumnus Sonny Perdue as agriculture secretary

After months without an agriculture secretary, Perdue will be sworn in early Tuesday. Sen. Jon Tester endorsed Perdue on the Senate floor prior to the vote. He was a captain in the U.S. Air Force, and after that career, he became a successful small business owner, concentrating in agri-business and transportation, according to the Georgia state website. [Full Article...]

Senate confirms Sonny Perdue as agriculture secretary

Perdue has been backed by half a dozen former Agriculture secretaries, the American Farm Bureau and hundreds of other groups, and received largely bipartisan support throughout the nomination process. Otherwise USDA's leadership has been largely dominated by Midwesterners over the years. Vilsack served the entire eight years of the Obama administration ( one of the longest-serving agriculture se... [Full Article...]

Cassidy, Kennedy cheer confirmation of Neil Gorsuch to Supreme Court

Cassidy, Kennedy cheer confirmation of Neil Gorsuch to Supreme Court Voting yes were 3 Democrats and 51 Republicans. Republican Senator Johnny Isakson missed the vote while recovering from back surgery. Then-US President Barack Obama nominated Merrick Garland a year ago but the Republican-controlled Senate never gave Garland a hearing. [Full Article...]

Cuomo's New York Agenda Feeds Talk Of Presidential Run

Cuomo's New York Agenda Feeds Talk Of Presidential Run A family making $50,000 to $60,000 a year is not going to be eligible for Pell grants, yet it is still going to be hard for them to afford college. Potential students with families that have annual income of $125,000 or less will qualify for this new Excelsior Scholarship. [Full Article...]

Romney Ponders 2018 Senate Run — The Atlantic

Romney Ponders 2018 Senate Run — The Atlantic Obviously I am an Orrin Hatch supporter. Orrin has to decide what he wants to do. "If I could get a really outstanding person to run for my position, I might very well consider [retiring]", he said, adding, "Mitt Romney would be ideal". Romney, the 2012 Republican nominee for president, lives in Utah. Currently, though, Romney is on a charity trip in Indonesia. "I wouldn't want that to happe... [Full Article...]

3 arrested in Atlanta fire underneath I-85 bridge

He says firefighting crews noticed chunks of concrete beginning to drop Thursday as they were fighting the fire under the bridge and got out of the way minutes before it collapsed. The Journal-Constitution credited the news to the state Department of Insurance, which could not be reached Friday evening. The highway collapse in Atlanta forced commuters Friday to find different routes to work or... [Full Article...]

Duckworth on Gorsuch: 'I Cannot Vote to Confirm Him'

Among Democrats, 64 percent within the poll want senators in their party to stop the Gorsuch confirmation compared to 31 percent, who say the party should not stop a final confirmation vote from happening. Trump made the appointment of conservative jurists to the Supreme Court a key promise during the 2016 presidential election. When these Senators voted for all of Trump's cabinet appointees, so... [Full Article...]

City sues Trump administration over sanctuary city executive order

Leaders of sanctuary cities around the region say a new threat by Attorney General Jeff Sessions won't change their immigration policies . Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday threatened to pull funding from cities that refuse to cooperate with the federal government in enforcing USA immigration law. [Full Article...]

Prosecutor has no compassion for serial killer

Harvey, 64, accepted a accepted a plea bargain for killing 37 people in 1987, although he has admitted to as many as 64 deaths. The 64-year-old is serving multiple life sentences for the murder of 37 people, mostly by poison, in Cincinnati and Kentucky. [Full Article...]

Need help understanding what Devin Nunes did?

Need help understanding what Devin Nunes did? Citing unnamed United States officials, the Times identified the White House official as "Ezra Cohen-Watnick, the senior director for intelligence at the National Security Council". Only hours after Yates's attorney informed the White House that Yates would testify despite attempts to invoke "executive privilege" to gag her, Nunes cancelled the hearing at which she was to appear. [Full Article...]

Perez asks for Democratic Party staff resignations

Perez asks for Democratic Party staff resignations Now, Perez faces the daunting task of rebuilding the Democratic party - and unifying the Democratic resistance to Trump. Since the November election, the DNC has been a forceful critic of Republican President Donald Trump . Another source with deep knowledge of the committee's operations confirmed that every employee had to turn them in. Progressives criticized the committee's initial makeup,... [Full Article...]

Cincinnati Shooting Leaves One Dead, 15 Injured

Cincinnati Shooting Leaves One Dead, 15 Injured It's totally evil". Police have received multiple witness accounts and are working to determine what is actually fact, according to Isaac. Police said the suspect appeared to have "mental issues". The shooting comes less than a year after a gunman opened fire at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, killing 49 people. Tragedy has struck the city of Cincinnati, Ohio . [Full Article...]

Virginia federal judge rules in favor of Trump's travel ban

Virginia federal judge rules in favor of Trump's travel ban Trump signed the revised travel ban order on March 6, after the San Francisco-based Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a federal judge's injunction against his initial January 27 executive action. The Council on American-Islamic Relations brought the case to the U.S. Court for the Eastern District of Virginia in Alexandria. The Hawaii judge who issued one of the injunctions, U.S. [Full Article...]

Tillerson to meet North Atlantic Treaty Organisation on March 31, ending no-show furore

Others say that the social media checks, which are rarely performed by consular officials, will add another bureaucratic layer to an existing screening process that's already lengthy and hard to follow. The second order was also blocked by the courts this month as well. The first two cables were sent on March 10 and 15, before a federal judge in Hawaii ordered a temporary restraining order nat... [Full Article...]

Mobile Meals facing possible cuts in President Trump's budget proposal

Mobile Meals facing possible cuts in President Trump's budget proposal The little things they do cheer you up. But only a small number of local Meals on Wheels programs rely on that funding. To ensure sufficient funds to operate, each center needs to bring in about one-third of its budget. Kaye Fair said homebound clients receive statements showing the value of what they have received, and can contribute if they wish to do so. There is a proposed 17.9 percent, or... [Full Article...]

Tennessee Amber Alert: New photos of ex-teacher released

As WKRN reported, Cummins was already facing charges after he was sacked from Culleoka Unit School for allegedly having sexual interactions with Thomas. Her family conducted a candlelight vigil this weekend, holding out hope they'll see her again. Tad Cummins disappeared along with Elizabeth Thomas on Monday, and surveillance video from a gas station in Decatur, Alabama, appears to show Cumm... [Full Article...]

Trump govt fires prominent prosecutor who refused to quit

Trump govt fires prominent prosecutor who refused to quit Staffed with more than one hundred career prosecutors, the Manhattan U.S. Attorney's Office has a long history of being apolitical and pursuing a wide range of investigations into terrorism, public corruption, securities fraud and cyber crime, former prosecutors said. [Full Article...]

Turkish artillery targets US-backed forces in Syria

Turkish artillery targets US-backed forces in Syria Deir al-Zor province is nearly completely in the control of IS, also known as ISIS. If the death toll is ultimately true, it may hinder the YPG's intention to attack ISIS itself, as YPG forces continue to build up around the ISIS capital of Raqqa , but probably can not sustain such an offensive while fighting Turkey at the same time. [Full Article...]

Offshore Fault System Could Produce 7.3 natural disaster

Offshore Fault System Could Produce 7.3 natural disaster By looking through data from previous and new seismic surveys, including bathymetric data gathered offshore, the researchers estimated that the fault could cause up to a magnitude-7.3 quake if the offshore segments rupture and a magnitude-7.4 quake if that rift extends onshore. [Full Article...]

Brooklyn Nets will honor The Notorious BIG with 'Biggie Night' against Knicks

Brooklyn Nets will honor The Notorious BIG with 'Biggie Night' against Knicks Sean "Diddy" Combs paid tribute to his late friend and protégé Christopher Wallace , known as the Notorious B.I.G. or Biggie Smalls, on the 20th anniversary of his tragic death . "On this day we're going to reflect on him, because we miss him, 20 years later. I gave them to Puff, because he was the one with the hot hand". "I say a B.I.G. [Full Article...]


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