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WASHINGTON — Republicans muscled through committee approval of President Donald Trump’s nominees for Treasury and Health on Wednesday, suspending a key Senate rule in the latest escalation of partisan tensions in Congress.

Democrats boycotted a Finance Committee meeting and Republicans responded by temporarily scuttling a rule requiring at least one Democrat to be present for votes. The committee then approved Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., to become Health secretary and financier Steve Mnuchin to be Treasury secretary by a pair of 14-0 votes.

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  • With these latest developments, does anyone now doubt that the USA is swiftly moving into a frank dictatorship under the GOP ??
    That party ignores the rules of Congress & the Constitution; deliberately confirms corrupt donors to run key Govt positions, & the their chief blatantly refuses to release his past tax returns or put his business holdings into a blind trust NOT CONTROLLED BY FAMILY MEMBERS…
    Dictators are not necessarily insane, just power-mad & greedy!!

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