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New Kid in Town: Jeff Sessions Confirmed as Attorney General despite Controversies

 02/09/2017 - 04:03

Despite a series of divisive hearings during which Democrats attacked him for his record on civil rights, the US Senate finally confirmed Alabama senator Jeff Sessions as attorney general. .

The Alabama senator's nomination was among Mr Trump's most controversial. He has been dogged by racism claims and called a "southern racist caricature painful". 

During the confirmation vote, Democrat Elizabeth Warren was silenced after recalling historic allegations of racism against Mr Sessions.

Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 3:47am

A Warrior in the Senate

 02/09/2017 - 03:01

Last night, as she read a letter from Coretta Scott King criticizing the civil-rights record of AG nominee Jeff Sessions, Elizabeth Warren was accused of impugning a fellow senator and forced to sit down. She has become an icon for Anti-Trump protesters.

Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 2:37am
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Mike Pence: la nueva mano de Dios

 02/08/2017 - 14:39
El vicepresidente de Estados Unidos, Mike Pence (i), toma el juramento de la nueva secretaria de Educación de EE.UU., Betsy DeVos (c), ayer, martes 7 de febrero de 2017, en el edificio de oficinas ejecutivas de Eisenhower, en Washington, DC (EE.UU.). En horas de la mañana, Pence emitió el voto de desempate que le otorgó el cargo a DeVos, en el Senado estadounidense. EFE/JIM LO SCALZO

El Senado de los Estados Unidos confirmó el día de ayer a la multimillonaria y conservadora Betsy DeVos como secretaria de Educación del gobierno de Donald Trump, tras la votación más cerrada en la historia reciente del país.

En una elección que había quedado empatada entre 50-50 de los votos en el Senado, fue finalmente el vicepresidente Mike Pence quien usó su facultad de presidente del Senado para emitir su voto a favor de la nominada de Donald Trump.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 2:35pm
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The face of the new resistance

 02/07/2017 - 10:36
The face of the new resistance

Two marches on Tuesday in Philadelphia have spoken to the concept of what it means to really have a force of resistance against a political system.

A group numbering close to the hundreds, a large collection of Comcast employees in Philadelphia walked out of the Comcast Center midday on Thursday to protest President Trump's recent executive order barring refugees and immigrants from seven Muslim-majority nations.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 10:34am

Not My Fault

 02/06/2017 - 06:00

Trump travel ban to remain on hold at least until sometime Monday — when both sides have deadlines to present more arguments to a three-judge panel. The administration says the order is needed for national security.

Monday, February 6, 2017 - 5:21am
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Presos en Arkansas con ejecuciones programadas para el mes de Abril. EFE/EPA/ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
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The Supreme Court late Monday blocked the first of at least six executions planned in Arkansas over the next two weeks after a dizzying day of state and federal court disputes about lethal injection drugs, mental health claims and the right to legal representation.