Harvest Prude

Harvest is a reporter for WORLD based in Washington, D.C.

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Senators debate fallout of rule change

by Harvest Prude
Posted 4/04/19, 11:03 am

WASHINGTON—After changing Senate rules Wednesday, Republicans are countering criticism that the move represents a troubling trend toward weakening the power of the minority party in Congress. The Senate voted 51-48 Wednesday to limit debate on nominations for lower-level federal courts and executive appointments, a change that will speed confirmation of President Donald Trump’s nominees. The new rules allow a simple majority in the Senate to break a filibuster of a nominee’s confirmation after two hours instead of 30.

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Senate changes rules to hasten confirmations

by Harvest Prude & Lynde Langdon
Posted 4/03/19, 06:24 pm

UPDATE: The U.S. Senate voted 51-48 Wednesday to limit debate on nominations for lower-level federal judgeships and executive appointments, a change that will speed confirmation of President Donald Trump’s nominees. The rules will allow a simple majority in the Senate to break a filibuster of a nominee’s confirmation after two hours instead of 30. The change will not apply to White House appointees to the Cabinet, Supreme Court, or appellate courts. Every Democrat opposed the measure, and Republican Sens.

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Pilots in Ethiopian Airlines crash followed procedure

by Harvest Prude
Posted 4/03/19, 12:12 pm

Pilots of the Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 that crashed in March followed Boeing’s recommended emergency procedures but could not get control of the plane, The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday. The crew turned off the flight control system that pushed the plane’s nose down after takeoff but could not get it to correct course, people familiar with the investigation’s preliminary findings told the Journal.

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