EPA’s Scott Pruitt enters a hotbed of anti-Trump resistance: his own agency

Usually, new administrators at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are welcomed at headquarters without too much fanfare. That is, until today. Scott Pruitt — the new EPA administrator nominated to the position by President Donald Trump — gave his welcome address to his agency Tuesday after garnering more “no” votes on the Senate floor than any other EPA nominee since the agency was founded in 1970. SEE ALSO: One of the shortest bills ever was just introduced in Congress, it’s basically just ‘KILL THE EPA’ In taking on the job, Pruitt is facing a daunting challenge: stiff resistance from within the agency itself, with current and former employees having protested his nomination, with some taking the nearly unheard of step of openly advocating for senators to vote “no” when it was brought to the Senate floor. For some scientists in the agency, his first speech was probably the equivalent of Voldemort himself walking into Hogwarts and assuming the top job. Faces in @EPA crowd watch..

Reliance Jio racks up 100 million subscribers but ends freebies

By Sankalp Phartiyal and Devidutta Tripathy MUMBAI (Reuters) – Reliance Industries’ Jio telecoms unit will charge for its services from April, ending an almost seven month spree of free calls and data that shook up India’s telecoms sector and helped the new arrival rack up more than 100 million users. The shift to paid services, even at a sharp discount to established players, will test the appeal of Jio and the fundamentals behind a $20 billion investment in telecoms by Reliance – one of the world’s largest energy groups. In a speech broadcast live on company social media accounts, Reliance owner and India’s richest man Mukesh Ambani announced Jio had passed the 100 million subscriber mark and its service would cover most of the country’s billion-plus population by the end of the year.
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Pence ‘disappointed’ by Flynn’s Russia contacts briefing

US Vice President Mike Pence said Monday he was disappointed that Michael Flynn gave him “inaccurate” information about his contacts with Russia before he resigned as national security adviser. “I would tell you that I was disappointed that .. the facts that had been conveyed to me by General Flynn were inaccurate,” Pence told a press conference in Brussels. On February 13, the White House said Trump had accepted Flynn’s resignation amid allegations the retired three-star general discussed US sanctions strategy with Russia’s ambassador to Washington before Trump’s inauguration.
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Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Trips So Far May Have Cost Taxpayers Up To $10 Million

Keeping the U.S. President safe and comfortable is never cheap, and over the course of four years of a Donald Trump administration, American taxpayers may find themselves left with an even heftier bill than usual.
A recent investigation by the Washington Post estimates that since taking office, the President’s three trips to his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida have already cost the federal treasury some $10 million. At this rate, the report says, travel and security for Trump and his family could run up a bill in the hundreds of millions of dollars by the end of his term.
That’s not normal. Citing a conservative-leaning watchdog group called Judicial Watch, which monitored expenses during the administration of former President Barack Obama and plans to continue their work with the new White House, the Post said Obama’s extracurricular travel and safety expenses likely amounted to about $97 million over eight years in office.
In the five weeks since his inauguration, the President has a..

The World’s Most Powerful Women: February 22

Isabella L?vin, the deputy prime minister of Sweden, spoke with Cosmopolitan during a recent trip to New York, and again denied that her now-famous bill signing photo was an attempt to troll President Donald Trump. The image of L?vin surrounded by seven female colleagues and advisors went viral because it mirrored one of Trump–with seven men–signing an order limiting women’s access to information about abortion.
L?vin says that the picture–and I found this line especially powerful–represents her reality. She told Cosmo:
“It’s a true photo. It’s a photo of me and my closest collaborators–my two state secretaries and press secretaries and advisers–so it’s not staged in that way. But I’m really happy that so many people love the photo and that they really felt empowered by the photo.”
Even with that feel-good message, L?vin acknowledges that the fight for gender equality is not done, especially from a global perspective. She recalls meeting with Chinese counterparts and Sweden’s eight ..

Jimmy Fallon Imagines What A Donald Trump TV Network Would Be Like

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Jimmy Fallon jumped back into the character of Donald Trump as he launched the president’s new (spoof) cable news channel ― “Trump Network News” ― on Tuesday’s broadcast of “The Tonight Show.”
With the “fake news media” failing to report on his biggest achievements of the week, Fallon as Trump said it was left to him to tell everyone what was really going on with all “the things.”
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Woman manages final dig at Trump from beyond the grave

Liz Smith is being hailed by many as a legend, as she managed to troll Donald Trump from beyond the grave. The death of the 87-year-old grandmother from Connecticut was announced in a touching newspaper obituary, which included a subtle dig at the new president. It read: “She enjoyed travelling, especially to Yellowstone Park and…
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10 idee per risparmiare sui consumi di luce e gas

Le bollette della luce e del gas sono troppo salate? Vorresti risparmiare sulla spesa destinata al pagamento delle tue forniture? In questo articolo vedremo insieme 10 idee per risparmiare sui consumi di luce e gas, rendendo le bollette più leggere.
Simona di DimmiCosaCerchi ci spiega alcuni semplici trucchi che ci permetteranno di risparmiare qualche centinaio di euro ogni anno.
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