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February 24, 2017

Congress was home for recess this week, so we at Eris were all set for a week of kicking back and watching the Panda Cam, or figuring out what we’d pack for the 40-light year trip to the TRAPPIST-1 planetary system. Strangely, news continued to...

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February 17, 2017

Senate confirms Mnuchin, McMahon, Mulvaney, Pruitt — This week the Senate voted mainly along party lines to confirm Steven T. Mnuchin as Secretary of the Treasury; Linda McMahon as Administrator of the Small Business Administration; former Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-SC) as Director of the Office of...

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February 10, 2017

Senate confirms Sessions, Price — The Senate voted Wednesday night to confirm Jeff Sessions as Attorney General of the United States, and very early this morning to confirm Tom Price as Secretary of Health and Human Services. Both nominations were confirmed by a vote of 52-47...

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February 3, 2017

In case you hadn’t heard, Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow yesterday, predicting six more weeks of winter. Discouraging, but as the official Groundhog Club notes, “He’s been wrong before.”   Otherwise, this week was pretty much all Trump, all the time. It’s hard to keep up with...

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January 27, 2017

We wish you gōngxǐ fācái — happiness and prosperity — as we begin the Year of the Rooster tomorrow. On the Chinese lunar calendar, the Year of the Rooster symbolizes fidelity and punctuality. “Dismantling Dodd-Frank” is a priority, says Pence — Vice President Mike Pence told a House Republicans...

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