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DeVos confirmed as Secretary of Education

DeVos confirmed as Secretary of Education

On Feb. 7, the Senate confirmed billionaire Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education in a 51-50 vote. The night before the confirmation featured Senate Democrats taking the floor to denounce DeVos and attempt to dissuade Republican Senators in a lengthy session. Protests outside the Senate also took place as a demonstration of public disapproval. The Senate...
Senator Elizabeth Warren silenced in Senate

Senator Elizabeth Warren silenced in Senate

On Feb. 7, Massachusetts Democrat Elizabeth Warren was silenced by Senate Republicans as she criticized Senator Jeff Sessions’ nomination for attorney general. In her speech, Warren read a letter written by Coretta Scott King in 1986, implying that Sen. Sessions was guilty of racial bias. When Warren began to quote the letter, the Republican senators...
Trump executive order could impact LGBT community

Trump executive order could impact LGBT community

On Feb. 1, an executive order drafted by the Trump administration that could possibly weaken the protections for the LBGT community was leaked to the public. Although the White House has confirmed they will not sign such an order, its very existence has caused worry among progressive groups. Trump announced that he would continue Obama’s protections...
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