Bush Judge in Northern Texas Was Go-To Guy to Gut Obamacare

Reed O’Connor, appointed to the federal bench by President George W. Bush, ruled against Barack Obama’s signature health-care law three times, dealing the most serious blow Friday when he declared the entire law unconstitutional and cast uncertainty on insurance coverage for millions of Americans. While the ruling is sure to be appealed all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, it’s a remarkable victory for conservatives who fared poorly in other court challenges to the Affordable Care Act and wer...
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Trump pushes Congress for new health law after court ruling

WASHINGTON (AP) — After a federal judge ruled that the Obama-era health overhaul was "invalid," President Donald Trump is looking to congressional leaders to come up with a replacement even as the White House says the current law... [Author: [email protected]]
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Federal judge rules health care overhaul unconstitutional

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge in Texas ruled President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act "invalid" Friday, the eve of the sign-up deadline for coverage next year.In a 55-page opinion, U.S. District Judge Reed O'Connor ruled... [Author: [email protected]]
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Judge in health care case had blocked other Obama policies

U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor, who ruled the Affordable Care Act “invalid” Friday, is no stranger to the conservative resistance to Obama administration policies. O’Connor, 53, is a former state and federal prosecutor who was nominated to the federal bench in 2007 by President George W. Bush. He has been active in the Federalist Society, […]
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Reince Priebus joins the Navy. The Secretary of Defense wrote his recommendation.

Defense Secretary James Mattis has written a letter of recommendation for former White House chief of staff Reince Priebus to join the Navy as a reserve officer, the Pentagon confirmed Friday.
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Trump plan for census citizenship question poised for trial

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California’s lawsuit against a Trump administration plan to add a citizenship question to the U.S. census appears headed for trial. U.S. District Judge Richard Seeborg on Friday rejected the administration’s request to throw out the lawsuit. He says the state had presented enough evidence to support its authority to challenge the […]
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Obamacare Thrown Out by Judge, Raising Insurance Uncertainty

The decision Friday finding the Affordable Care Act unconstitutional comes at the tail end of a six-week open enrollment period for the program in 2019 and underscores a divide between Republicans who have long sought to invalidate the law and Democrats who fought to keep it in place. The White House said the ruling will be put on hold during an appeals process that’s destined to go all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor in Fort Worth agreed with a coalition o...
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Riot Employee Scott Gelb On Unpaid Leave For “Workplace Misconduct”

The “politically-influenced” purge of Riot Games employees has begun, starting with chief operating officer Scott Gelb who has been put on two-month unpaid leave for “workplace misconduct”. An investigation was conducted to determine the truth behind his behavior, with this event taking place after Riot Games publicly apologized over the “workplace misconduct” that had been […]
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Federal judge in Texas rules Obama’s health care overhaul unconstitutional

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Federal judge in Texas rules Obama’s health care overhaul unconstitutional.
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California DMV: 589 voter records not sent before election

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s secretary of state called Friday for new leadership at the state’s embattled Department of Motor Vehicles after revelations of an error that could have prevented nearly 600 people from voting last month. DMV Director Jean Shiomoto told Secretary of State Alex Padilla in a letter that the agency mistakenly failed […]
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Pelosi Will Betray California Because It is the Smart Move

The Republican Senate and the Democratic House will betray the states that are electorally safe. This will be the smart move. They will try to put extra money and programs into the battleground... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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California legislators question ICE about detention facilities, including Adelanto

U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris and a delegation of fellow Californian legislators sent a letter Friday, Dec. 14 to the head of the country’s immigration agency expressing concern about conditions and oversight in migrant detention facilities, including one in Adelanto. The legislators made 20 requests of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, including copies of various contracts and policies. “In the wake of troubling recent reports by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)’s Office o...
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Federal judge in Texas rules Obama health-care law unconstitutional

The ruling came on the eve of the deadline for Americans to sign up for coverage in the federal insurance exchange created under the law.
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Evidentiary hearing on 9th District issues rescheduled

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — An evidentiary hearing on allegations of absentee ballot fraud in a North Carolina congressional district election has been rescheduled. The N.C. State Board of Elections and Ethics Enforcement announced Friday that the public hearing initially scheduled for Dec. 21 will now be held on Jan. 11, 2019. In a letter Monday, […]
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Trump Announces Mick Mulvaney As Acting White House Chief Of Staff

President Trump says director of the Office of Management and Budget Mick Mulvaney will be acting White House chief of staff, replacing John Kelly at the end of the year.
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New memos detail Flynn's White House interview

The special counsel's office pushes back hard at the accusation that the FBI acted improperly in an interview with former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn; chief intelligence correspondent Catherine Herridge reports.
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Trump taps budget director Mulvaney as acting chief of staff

U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said his budget chief, Mick Mulvaney, would take over as White House chief of staff on a temporary basis after two prominent candidates for the job withdrew from consideration in the space of a week. Mulvaney, a hard-charging conservative and former congressman who heads the White House Office of Management and Budget, will take over from John Kelly, a retired Marine Corps general, who will step down from the top job in the West Wing in early January. Mulv...
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President Donald Trump names Mick Mulvaney as acting White House chief of staff

Donald Trump's next top aide will have to manage a president who doesn't like to be managed.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Mulvaney adds chief of staff to his responsibilities

The Trump administration's top budget official will serve as acting White House chief of staff; reaction and analysis from the 'Special Report' All-Stars.
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Mick Mulvaney Just Got the Most Difficult Job In Washington

'No Chief of Staff is going to dominate President Trump'
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"Outside Mr. Walker’s Capitol office, protesters marched and drummed and chanted fury at what they saw as an effort to weaken unions and diminish Democrats."

"But Mr. Walker pushed through the measure, survived a recall election and went on to guide Wisconsin on a conservative path, adopting a concealed-carry law, expanding private school vouchers, enacting so-called right-to-work legislation, passing voter identification rules and setting work rules for Medicaid recipients.... The final package of legislation that Mr. Walker signed on Friday came after defeats for Republicans in Wisconsin, a swing state that Barack Obama and Donald J. Trump both won...
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DOJ: Gray TV-Raycom Media Merger Can Move Forward if Overlapping Stations Are Sold

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department has given the go ahead to Gray Television’s $3.6 billion merger with Raycom Media on the condition that stations be sold in nine markets. The DOJ’s Antitrust Division said it had reached a settlement in which Gray would sell stations in the markets where they would otherwise own two or […]
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Trump picks budget director Mulvaney to be next chief of staff

By JONATHAN LEMIRE, CATHERINE LUCEY and JILL COLVIN WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Friday picked budget director Mick Mulvaney to be his next chief of staff, ending a chaotic search for a new chief of staff that had been inching forward with the feel of an unfolding reality TV show. Trump tweeted that Mulvaney “will be named Acting White House Chief of Staff, replacing General John Kelly, who has served our Country with distinction.” “Mick has done an outstanding job while in the Adminis...
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Mick Mulvaney will be just the acting chief of staff 'because that's what the president wants,' White House says

President Trump's search for a new chief of staff is over, at least for now.
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Shutdown looms as Trump weighs next move on border wall

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is racing to avoid a partial government shutdown next Friday over President Donald Trump’s border wall. But you wouldn’t know it by the schedule, as lawmakers left town waiting for the White House’s next move. The House is taking an extended five-day weekend, returning Wednesday night. The Senate returns Monday after […]
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Beto O'Rourke still undecided as 2020 White House buzz grows

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — When it comes to a 2020 presidential run, Beto O'Rourke is still playing hard to get — even as the buzz around him intensifies.
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Mick Mulvaney named acting White House chief of staff

President Donald Trump picks OMB director Mick Mulvaney to replace departing White House chief of staff John Kelly.            [Author: Wochit]
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Former CFPB Director Mulvaney Named Acting White House Chief of Staff

Mick Mulvaney, former acting director the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), will be named acting White House Chief of Staff according to a Friday tweet by President Donald J. Trump. “I am pleased to announce that Mick Mulvaney, Director of the Office of Management & Budget, will be named Acting White House Chief of Staff, replacing General John Kelly, who has served our Country with distinction,” the president wrote. “Mick has done an outstanding job while in the Administration. I loo...
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Mick Mulvaney named as acting White House chief of staff

Mulvaney to succeed John Kelly as Trump’s third chief of staffTrump says budget director has ‘done an outstanding job’President Donald Trump has named his budget director, Mick Mulvaney, as acting chief of staff, replacing John Kelly in the new year.Trump tweeted on Friday that Mulvaney “has done an outstanding job” in his administration and would take over next year. Continue reading...
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Arkansas lawmakers eye more abortion restriction next year

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas’ predominantly Republican Legislature is preparing to take up new abortion restrictions when lawmakers convene next month, even as the state’s past efforts to restrict the procedure remain caught up in legal fights. Two abortion measures have already been filed ahead of the session, while anti-abortion groups say they’re talking […]
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