U.S. Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey, D-Massachusetts, opposed DeVos' confirmation. Democrats need to secure just one more vote against DeVos to defeat her nomination. DeVos has faced sharp criticism from Minnesota education advocates who say the MI billionaire lacks the experience to lead the Department of Education.
He also slammed Trump's lambasting of the "so-called judge", who ruled against his executive order, suggesting that the administration should adhere to the court order. Unlike most major American politicians, Trump has largely avoided criticizing the Russian president, who has garnered bipartisan criticism for the well-documented human rights abuses perpetrated by the Russian government against its own people.
Family members cry near the body of man, who police said was a drug related vigilante killing in Pasig, Metro Manila, Philippines February 1, 2017. The military on Monday launched combat operations against NPA guerrillas in the countryside, "acting on orders from the President", said Arevalo.
The law would have tied in well with the beliefs of Vice President Mike Pence who, as governor of in, passed the notoriously anti-LGBT Religious Freedom Restoration Act in 2015 - to fierce global condemnation. When a reporter from the Washington Blade asked Spicer about it, he dodged the question, saying they weren't going to get too far out ahead of themselves on announcing possible executive orders.
UNAMA attributes the vulnerability of children to unexploded ordinance to the fact that many children living in contested areas have never received mine-risk education. As the Afghan air force got more attack aircraft and the United States ramped up its air campaign against both Islamic State and the Taliban, casualties caused by air strikes increased 99 percent compared with 2015, hitting levels not seen since 2009.
The bill would apply to 53 other outposts and homes within existing settlements recognised by Israel built on Palestinian land, according to Peace Now. Emboldened by the Trump administration, the Israeli government is expanding settlement construction at an alarming new rate. Detractors see the legislation as justification for ongoing land theft on the West Bank.