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Gregg Jarrett: Jeff Sessions and Rod Rosenstein should leave their top Justice Department jobs soon

October 12, 2018 |

Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Rod Rosenstein should lose their jobs because of enormous harm they’ve caused.
FOX News

Justice Department approves $69-billion merger between CVS Health and Aetna

October 10, 2018 |

CVS Health Corp.’s plan to buy Aetna Inc. for $ 69 billion was cleared by U.S. antitrust regulators Wednesday, paving the way for the nation’s largest pharmacy chain to acquire one of the largest healthcare insurers.

The deal was approved because Aetna has agreed to sell its Medicare prescription-drug…


L.A. Times – Business

Drunken Birds Prompt Calls to Minn. Police Department

October 5, 2018 |

Apparently, the birds of Gilbert, Minn., can’t handle their liquor. Case in point: The police department there has received several reports of birds that “appear to be ‘under the influence’ flying into windows, cars, and acting confused,” according to a police department statement released this week. The culprit? An early…
Newser

CNN

State Department confirms Pompeo received letter from Kim to Trump

September 8, 2018 |

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has received a letter from Kim Jong Un to US President Donald Trump, according to a State Department official.
CNN.com – RSS Channel – World

Trump Wants Justice Department to Unmask Op-Ed Writer

September 7, 2018 |

President Trump has demanded that the New York Times reveal the name of the person who penned a scathing anonymous op-ed against him this week, and a Washington Post report noted that “startled” White House aides are even scrutinizing the opinion piece’s language patterns to see if they could tie…
Newser

State Department Issues Travel Advisory for Mexico

August 23, 2018 |

The US State Department has issued a travel advisory for Mexico, saying that travelers to the country should “exercise increased caution” in general and avoid several states altogether. “Violent crime, such as homicide, kidnapping, carjacking, and robbery, are widespread, according to the advisory issued Wednesday. Among the states listed as…
Newser

Justice Department Creates ‘Religious Liberty Task Force’

July 30, 2018 |

Last year, President Trump signed an executive order on religious freedom , and now the Department of Justice is creating a “religious liberty task force” to implement the guidance that was issued as a result of that order. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the task force Monday during the DoJ’s religious…
Newser

Government’s 2nd-Largest Department Gets a Leader

July 24, 2018 |

The government’s second largest department once again has a leader. The Senate voted 86-9 Monday to confirm Robert Wilkie as the 10th secretary of Veterans Affairs, filling a post that was previously occupied by David Shulkin. President Trump’s original pick to replace Shulkin, White House physician Ronny Jackson, ended up…
Newser

CNN

State Department risks China’s ire with request for US Marines in Taiwan

July 1, 2018 |

The State Department has requested that US Marines be sent to Taiwan to help safeguard America’s de facto embassy there, two US officials tell CNN, prompting China to urge the US to “exercise caution.”
CNN.com – RSS Channel – World

Justice Department Won’t Defend Affordable Care Act in States’ Lawsuit

June 8, 2018 |

The Justice Department has asked a federal court to strike down key provisions of the health law, creating uncertainty for insurers setting rates for 2019.
WSJ.com: US Business