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Senators blast Hawaii’s ‘inexcusable’ false missile alert at hearing

FOX NEWS https://www.celebritynetworth.com/wp-admin/edit.php?post_status=future&post_type=post Hawaii makes changes to its missile alert test Fox News correspondent and former Navy fighter pilot Lea Gabrielle discusses the changes made by the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency in the wake of the missile alert test that caused a wave of panic in Hawaii. Senate lawmakers held a hearing Thursday trying to get to the bottom of what went wrong when a false ballistic missile alert was sent by authorities in Hawaii, fueling widespread public panic.  “What happened in Hawaii is inexcusable,” Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., said. “There are problems that must be addressed.”  State authorities blamed human error for the false alarm on Jan. 13 that took an agonizing 38 minutes to correct. Hawaiians woke up to alerts on their phones and television sets that read, “BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII. SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER. THIS IS NOT A DRILL.” In that time, people were seen running down the streets with their families, crying, praying and looking for shelter. Students at the University of Hawaii could be seen bolting across campus to take cover in buildings. Drivers abandoned cars on the highway while others took shelter in a tunnel. “What happened in Hawaii raises basic policy questions,” Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, said at the commerce committe hearing. Schatz, who was in Honololu when the false warning was issued, argued that something like a missile attack...

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Miami Vice: Two married lawmakers apologize for affair

FOX NEWS Sen. Anitere Flores, R-Miami, left, confers with Sen. Oscar Braynon, D-Miami Gardens, during session, Thursday, March 10, 2016, in Tallahassee, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Cannon) Two Miami lawmakers were forced to admit and apologize for their bipartisan extramarital affair after an anonymous website claimed to have evidence of the swing-state senators getting busy behind closed doors. It’s just the latest sex-fueled scandal that has rocked the Florida legislature in recent months. On Tuesday, shortly before the start of the session, veteran lawmakers Sens. Oscar Braynon, a Democrat, and Anitere Flores, a Republican, issued a joint statement saying their...

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DC facing backlash for ‘tone deaf’ mandate on college degrees for day care workers

FOX NEWS Could the costs of day care get even higher in Washington, D.C.?  (iStock) Parents, teachers and child care advocates are fighting back against a controversial proposal that would force some day care workers in the nation’s capital to obtain a college degree – with critics calling the costly requirement “tone deaf” and “outrageous.” More than 400 comments flooded the Office of the State Superintendent of Education, which regulates day care and early childhood programs in the District of Columbia. In 2016, the District increased education standards for day care providers as part of a broader revision to...

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Collins, Lee to vote in favor of GOP tax bill

FOX NEWS Sens. Susan Collins of Maine and Mike Lee of Utah.  (Reuters) GOP tax holdouts Sens. Susan Collins of Maine and Mike Lee of Utah said Monday they will support the president’s tax overhaul, leaving only one Republican undecided as the bill nears its final vote this week. The yes votes likely guarantee the bill will pass the upper chamber and lead President Trump to his first significant legislative win. “The first major overhaul of our tax code since 1986, this legislation will provide tax relief to working families, encourage the creation of jobs right here in America...

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Aide accuses Franken of trying to force a kiss and saying it was his 'right'

FOX NEWS Another woman is accusing Sen. Al Franken of forcibly trying to kiss her – this time after a taping of his radio show in 2006. The woman, who spoke to Politico, claims the Minnesota Democrat pursued her after her boss had left and she was collecting her things. The woman was in her 20s at the time. The accuser, who was not identified, said Franken tried to kiss her but that she ducked. Franken, a former “Saturday Night Live” performer who was a host on the now-defunct “Air America” radio network at the time, allegedly followed up by telling...

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Aide accuses Franken of forcibly trying to kiss her, says it was his 'right'

FOX NEWS Another woman is accusing Sen. Al Franken of forcibly trying to kiss her – this time after a taping of his radio show in 2006. The woman, who spoke to Politico, claims the Minnesota Democrat pursued her after her boss had left and she was collecting her things. The woman was in her 20s at the time. The accuser, who was not identified, said Franken tried to kiss her but that she ducked. Franken, a former “Saturday Night Live” performer who was a host on the now-defunct “Air America” radio network at the time, allegedly followed up by telling...

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Trump shrinks Utah monuments created by Obama, Clinton

FOX NEWS Capping months of speculation, President Trump on Monday signed a pair of executive orders to significantly shrink two of Utah’s national monuments – Bears Ears and the Grand Staircase-Escalante – that were created by his Democratic predecessors. The controversial move was pitched by Trump as a win for state’s rights and follows an April review conducted by Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke on the boundaries of large national monuments. The review initially looked at more than two dozen sites designated by presidential decree since the 1990s. Trump’s presidential proclamations cut Bears Ears by 85 percent and Grand Staircase-Escalante in...

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Ethics case opened on Conway’s comments about Alabama Senate race

FOX NEWS The Office of Special Counsel has opened a case looking into allegations that White House Counselor Kellyanne Conway violated federal law when she made comments about Alabama Senate Republican candidate Roy Moore’s Democratic challenger. Walter Shaub, the former director of the Office of Government Ethics, filed an ethics complaint with the OSC last week alleging Conway violated the Hatch Act — which bars most government employees from using their positions to engage in partisan politics — when she spoke about Democratic candidate Doug Jones.  Shaub on Wednesday tweeted an email from Ana Galindo-Marrone, chief of the Office...

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