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Marjorie Taylor Greene: US House votes to strip Republican of key posts

Marjorie Taylor Greene: US House votes to strip Republican of key posts

World
The US House of Representatives has voted to expel a Republican congresswoman from two committees over incendiary remarks she made before being elected last November. Marjorie Taylor Greene had promoted baseless QAnon conspiracy theories and endorsed violence against Democrats. Before the vote, she said she regretted her views, which included claims that school shootings and 9/11 were staged.Eleven Republicans joined the Democrats to pass the motion by 230-199. What is QAnon?The Republican dilemma, embodied in one politicianIt means the representative - who was elected in November, representing a district in the southern state of Georgia - cannot take up her place on the education and budget committees. This would limit her ability to shape policy as most legislation goes through a committ...

Third Republican comes out against Shelton for Fed seat, complicating nomination

Finance
Efforts to get Judy Shelton confirmed to the Federal Reserve just got a little tougher as one prominent Republican announced his opposition Monday.Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) said in a statement that he will oppose President Donald Trump's nomination of Shelton as a Fed governor, CNBC's Ylan Mui reported.That brings to three the total of GOP senators against the pick, putting the chamber in a likely 50-50 deadlock. Sens. Mitt Romney of Utah and Susan Collins of Maine are the others.Under a stalemate scenario, Vice President Mike Pence could step in and cast the tiebreaking vote. The White House said Monday that Shelton still has the full backing of the administration and her confirmation is expected, according to Reuters.Shelton's nomination has been controversial from the beginning.Dem...
FBI has 'grave concerns' about controversial Republican memo

FBI has 'grave concerns' about controversial Republican memo

World
The FBI has publicly challenged a push by Republican lawmakers to release a controversial memo which purports to show anti-Trump bias at the agency."We have grave concerns about the material omissions of fact that fundamentally impact the memo's accuracy," the FBI said in a statement.A top Trump aide said on Wednesday they would release the top secret document "pretty quick", despite the objections. Democrats claim the memo is an attempt to discredit the FBI-led Russia probe."It will be released here pretty quick, I think, and the whole world can see it," White House chief of staff John Kelly said during an interview with Fox News Radio on Wednesday morning.Hours later, the FBI issued a rare statement saying that it had had "limited opportunity" to review the document before the House Inte...
Republican tax bill: House passes plan to Senate for final vote

Republican tax bill: House passes plan to Senate for final vote

Business
The Republican-controlled Congress is expected to confirm the most sweeping overhaul of the US tax system in more than three decades.The House of Representatives approved the legislation comfortably on Tuesday, but the vote is likely to be closer in the Senate.The bill looks set to mark the party's first major legislative triumph under President Donald Trump.Critics say the package is a deficit-bloating giveaway to the super-rich.But Republicans argue the tax cuts for corporations, small businesses and individuals will bolster economic growth.Tuesday saw 12 Republicans and all Democratic members of the House oppose the bill, which passed by 227 votes to 203, to loud cheers and applause from Republicans in the chamber.Speaker Paul Ryan said: "Today we are giving the people of this country t...