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Posted on February 1st, 2017

MPs have voted by a majority of 384 to allow Prime Minister Theresa May to get Brexit negotiations under way.
They backed the government’s European Union Bill, supported by the Labour leadership, by 498 votes to 114.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-38833883

TRUMP’S STATESMAN
Ex-oil executive Rex Tillerson confirmed as Secretary of State

The Senate on Wednesday confirmed Rex Tillerson as secretary of State, as part of a fast-paced day for majority Republicans who also pushed past Democratic resistance to advance three other President Trump Cabinet picks to a final vote.
The vote to confirm the former ExxonMobil executive as the country’s top diplomat was 56-43.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/02/01/senate-confirms-tillerson-as-secretary-state-in-gop-push-to-fill-trump-cabinet.html

Trump says McConnell should ‘go nuclear’ if court pick stalled, as Dems split on tactics

President Trump said Wednesday he’d urge Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., to go nuclear” if his Supreme Court nominee is held up, raising the stakes in what already has become an impassioned Senate fight over Judge Neil Gorsuch.
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/02/01/trump-says-mcconnell-should-go-nuclear-if-court-pick-stalled-as-dems-split-on-tactics.html

Donald, duck! Now the Europeans are coming after you

It’s one thing to watch Chuck Schumer manufacture tears for immigrants, or Nancy Pelosi critique a nominee for the Supreme Court, for whom she is not entitled to vote. They are at least Americans, and entitled to voice their discontent with Donald Trump’s nascent administration.

It’s another matter for the European Union – the most dysfunctional political and economic Rubik’s Cube ever devised – to launch a frontal assault on its traditional across-the-waters ally, and, by the way, its main guarantor of military protection.

Yet that’s exactly what has happened in this frantic first fortnight of Trump-land. In a piece of political showmanship on a par with Baghdad Bob (remember him?), the president of the E.U. has equated the Trump administration with China, Russia and radical Islamic terror as a threat to the security of Europe.
http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2017/02/01/donald-duck-now-europeans-are-coming-after.html

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