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Politics & Government

NC congressman says he’ll go to Trump’s inauguration despite being ‘disgusted’

U.S. Rep. David Price, Democrat from Chapel Hill and Raleigh’s congressman, will be the only Democrat in North Carolina’s congressional delegation attending President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration on Friday Jan. 20, 2017. Price said Tuesday he’ll go but will wear a symbol of “respect” for Georgia Rep. John Lewis, who got in Trump’s twitter cross-hairs over the weekend after questioning Russia’s influence on the 2016 election and whether Trump is a legitimate president.

Politics & Government

Even Mitch McConnell now says repealing Obama’s rules alone won’t bring back coal

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky said rolling back Obama administration’s environmental rules wouldn’t entirely bring back the coal industry in eastern Kentucky. McConnell told McClatchy in an interview that lawmakers in Congress would work with the incoming Trump administration to “remove as many of the government impediments as possible and give the coal industry a chance to survive.”

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Obama calls a free press essential to democracy

President Obama thanked the Washington press corps during his last press conference Wednesday and spoke of the media's importance in a democracy. "It goes without saying that essential to that is a free press. That is part of how this place, this country, this grand experiment of self-government has to work," Obama said.

Politics & Government

Trump’s EPA pick won’t guarantee California’s right to tougher auto emission rules

Scott Pruitt, the Oklahoma attorney general tapped by Donald Trump to head the EPA, has long advocated giving states greater control over environmental decisions. But under questioning from senators, including Kamala Harris of California, Pruitt on Wednesday declined to say whether he’d continue to grant California waivers to enact automobile emissions standards stronger than those of the federal government.

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Obama calls a free press essential to democracy

President Obama thanked the Washington press corps during his last press conference Wednesday and spoke of the media's importance in a democracy. "It goes without saying that essential to that is a free press. That is part of how this place, this country, this grand experiment of self-government has to work," Obama said.
The White House
Obama calls a free press essential to democracy 1:55

Obama calls a free press essential to democracy

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Haley at confirmation hearing: I don't know everything about the U.N.

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Obama: We send our prayers and love to the Bushes

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Prepping for an inaugural pot protest