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Sessions asks for resignations...GOP wants consumer chief ousted...Spring forward

By The Associated Press | Posted - Mar. 11, 2017 at 2:01 a.m.



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WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. attorneys around the country — including New Jersey, Rhode Island, Minnesota and Montana — have publicly announced their resignations in response to a call by Attorney General Jeff Session. The attorney general announced yesterday he is seeking the resignations of 46 U.S. attorneys who were holdovers from the Obama administration.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans are pushing for the head of the nation's primary consumer protection agency to get the boot. Some Ohio Democrats focused on next year's race for governor hope it happens. Richard Cordray is the director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, created in 2010 in the wake of the worst financial crisis since the Depression. If he's fired, it would give him an opening to run for governor of his home state of Ohio.

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's that time of year again. Before bed tonight, set your clocks ahead one hour to account for the return of daylight saving time. Daylight saving time officially re-emerges at 2 a.m. local time Sunday for most of the United States. No time change is observed in Hawaii, most of Arizona, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam and the Northern Marianas. Standard time returns Nov. 5.

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is reiterating his belief that action is needed "now" to save consumers from what he says is the coming "Obamacare disaster." He met yesterday at the White House with the House chairs whose committees are aiding the drive to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Trump thanked the leaders for their devotion, leadership and diligent work in shepherding Republican health care legislation.

SEATTLE (AP) — The federal judge in Seattle who issued the order halting nationwide implementation of President Donald Trump's first travel ban says motions or a complaint against President Donald Trump's revised ban have to be filed first, before he can rule on it. U.S. District Judge James Robart says procedure must be followed.

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