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Trump Signs Executive Order Aimed at Expanding Offshore Drilling

Trump Signs Executive Order Aimed at Expanding Offshore Drilling

Bipartisan opposition from state leaders was already building. "President Trump is taking aim at expanding this dirty and unsafe industry into new areas like the Atlantic, Arctic and Pacific oceans, as well as the Eastern Gulf of Mexico", Jacqueline Savitz, senior Vice President for Oceana , an ocean conservation organisation, said in a statement .



White House delays meeting on Paris climate deal

President Trump will decide whether to keep the United States in the Paris climate change agreement after a meeting of leading industrial nations later this month. Most of the world's largest emitters of greenhouse gases, including China, the United States, India and the European Union, have ratified the agreement, seen as a turning point for global climate policy.



Donald Trump to meet Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov

Trump was branded "Nixonian", in reference to the former president who fired a special prosecutor just before he was brought down by the Watergate scandal. The nominee must be confirmed by the U.S. Senate. Hours after his meeting with Trump, Lavrov insisted that no evidence exists that Russian attempted to influence last year's election or hack the Democratic Party's email system.



Obamacare repeal Bill far from a sure thing

The prospect of states taking advantage of the waivers is also not lost on Democratic leaders, who have said they will therefore make preexisting conditions a campaign issue in gubernatorial and state legislative races, according to The New York Times .



House Speaker Paul Ryan: GOP health care bill a 'rescue mission'

No timetable will be announced, McConnell said, and he added: "We don't anticipate any Democratic help at all, so it will be a simple majority vote situation". 20 Republicans joined Democrats to vote no on the bill in the House. What about the days when insurance companies could say something was a pre-existing condition at the time of service to decline to pay your medical bill? And the math is still extremely daunting: House Freedom Caucus radicals simply want a bill that doesn't appear to ...



WH: 'Legal Minds' Say Trump Asking If He's Under Investigation Is OK

In ways both overt and subtle, the acting director of the FBI on today undermined White House explanations for the firing of former Director James Comey and contradicted the administration's characterizations of an investigation into potential coordination between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign to influence the presidential election.