Government


Postal Company Heading for Privatization

The Israeli government is moving forward on a privatization plan for the Postal Company, which has been a losing proposition in recent years. The ministerial privatization committee is set to…

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Top Career U.S. Diplomat to Step Down

The top career U.S. diplomat announced Thursday he will step down, dealing a blow to the State Department as the Trump administration confronts numerous international challenges. The State Department’s third-ranking…

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End to Shutdown in Sight as Senate Breaks Dem Filibuster

Congress sped toward reopening the government Monday, as Senate Democrats dropped their objections to a temporary funding bill in return for assurances from Republicans leaders that they will soon take…

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House Votes to Avert Federal Shutdown, Senate Chances Dim

A divided House voted Thursday to prevent a government shutdown after an eleventh-hour deal brought conservatives aboard. But the GOP-written measure faced gloomy prospects in the Senate, and it remained…

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GOP Still Struggling with Trump’s Remarks on Africa

Republicans are struggling to get their stories straight as President Donald Trump’s Homeland Security secretary became the latest GOP official to offer an inconclusive version of a meeting in which…

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Hundreds Protest Austerity in Tunis

Hundreds of Tunisians demonstrated peacefully against government austerity measures in the capital after nearly a week of sometimes violent protests on Sunday, the seventh anniversary of the ousting of former…

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Treasury Chief Can’t Rule Out Shutdown, But Expects Deal

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says he can’t rule out a possible government shutdown later this week if Congress deadlocks on another temporary Washington spending bill, but thinks it’s unlikely. Speaking…

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Will Israel Move Its Offices to Yerushalayim Too?

The wildly heated discussion about moving the U.S. embassy to Yerushalayim has obscured a curiosity of local officialdom, namely that much of Israel’s governmental offices remain located in Tel Aviv.…

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NJ Commission Advances Plan to Relocate State Buildings

A commission created by Republican Gov. Chris Christie voted to press forward with plans to relocate two state office buildings in Trenton, despite fierce objections from city residents. The project…

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Senate Confirms Trump’s Pick for Solicitor General

The Republican-controlled U.S. Senate on Tuesday confirmed President Donald Trump’s nominee to serve as his administration’s top advocate before the U.S. Supreme Court, overcoming united Democratic opposition. Noel Francisco, a…

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Trump Nominee for FEMA Post Withdraws Over Travel Audit

President Donald Trump’s nominee to serve as the No. 2 official at the Federal Emergency Management Agency has withdrawn from consideration following questions about a 2011 federal investigation. NBC News…

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