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Trump not thrilled with budget deal

by Kiley Crossland
Posted 2/12/19, 01:12 pm

UPDATE: President Donald Trump said Tuesday he was unhappy with the tentative budget deal that congressional negotiators proposed, but he still wants to avoid another partial government shutdown if possible. “I can’t say I’m happy. I can’t say I’m thrilled,” he said at the White House. But one way or another, he added, “the wall’s getting built.”

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U.S. Rep. Walter Jones dies at age 76

by Alyssa Jackson
Posted 2/11/19, 11:24 am

U.S. Rep. Walter Jones Jr., R-N.C., died Sunday on his 76th birthday. He entered hospice care last month after breaking his hip. Jones, who had served in Congress since 1995, was known for following his own convictions even if it put him at odds with his political party. “It’s absolutely about principle,” he said in a 2018 interview. “When I leave Congress, I would rather have one thing said about me: ‘I will never question Walter Jones’ integrity.’”

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Ocasio-Cortez, Markey propose Green New Deal

by Harvest Prude
Posted 2/08/19, 12:59 pm

WASHINGTON—Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., and Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., unveiled the Green New Deal, a sweeping resolution to overhaul America’s energy sources in an attempt to improve the climate. The non-binding resolution includes a 10-year goal to derive 100 percent of America’s power from “clean, renewable, and zero-emission” sources and cut out fossil fuels.

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