Gambia’s new President sworn in; incumbent Yahya Jammeh refuses to step down – CNN.com






Adama Barrow was sworn in Thursday as Gambia’s new President at the West African nation’s embassy in neighboring Senegal, but incumbent Yahya Jammeh has so far refused to step down. Source: Gambia’s new President sworn in; incumbent Yahya Jammeh refuses to step down – CNN.com Political Rights and Civil Liberties: The Gambia is not an electoral democracy. The president is elected by popular vote for unlimited five-year terms. Gambia, The | Country report | Freedom in the World | 2013 https://freedomhouse.org/report/freedom-world/2013/gambia






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GOP senator tells Democrat to take a Valium at testy hearing | Washington Examiner






note to Sen. Pat Roberts, don’t quit your day job for that stand up gig. anyone else notice… NO ONE laughed… Check that pill, you sure it doesn’t say Owsley? Thursday’s confirmation hearing for Treasury Secretary nominee Steven Mnuchin quickly turned testy after Republican Pat Roberts of Kansas offered Democrat Ron Wyden of Oregon a Valium pill, after Wyden’s tough opening criticisms of Mnuchin. Sen. Wyden, I’ve got a Valium pill here you might want to take … just a suggestion, sir, Roberts said to his counterpart after Wyden issued…






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Bernie Sanders Lectures HHS Nominee on USA: ‘No, We’re Not a Compassionate Society!’






You know something? We LOVE  Bernie Sanders. We think he rocks. But where the hell does he come off saying “we’re not a compassionate society?” And especially in such a scolding condescending tone of voice? Well, Sen. Sanders, I don’t know what society YOU hang with, but MY society gives a damn. -bill purkins, nydt editor As expected, Democrats lined up against Price — on Obamacare repeal, Medicaid block grants, and women’s “reproductive health.” Source: Bernie Sanders Lectures HHS Nominee on USA: ‘No, We’re Not a Compassionate Society!’






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Nearly 60 Democratic lawmakers now skipping Trump’s inauguration – The Washington Post






A nation divided, a nation in disgrace, we might as well pair off political opposition in Congress, tie them wrist to wrist and let them slap each other with dead fish for all the House of Representatives looks like it is worth in the near future. Nearly 60 Democratic lawmakers now skipping Trump’s inauguration – The Washington Post And the number keeps rising. Source: Nearly 60 Democratic lawmakers now skipping Trump’s inauguration – The Washington Post






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