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Trump government in chaotic mess because of administration’s revolving door vacancies

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The federal government is dealing with “unprecedented” vacancies in the Trump administration, and many jobs still have no nominees.

The top jobs at the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives remain unfilled, and there are no nominees for 132 positions and 138 nominees are awaiting Senate confirmation, reported NBC News.

“What we have seen is unprecedented, with consistent vacancies across the government,” said Max Stier, head of the nonprofit Partnership for Public Service, which tracks presidential appointments.

Constant turnover opens up many jobs, and the slow nomination pace keeps them open.

“There’s still an element of musical chairs — filling one job and creating a vacancy somewhere else,” Steir said. “(That causes) cascading effects. Somebody leaves, others follow. You’re creating disruptions throughout the whole organization.”

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Trump’s nominees are averaging a record show 105 days between nomination and confirmation, which is 12 days longer than Barack Obama’s nominees and more than double the time for George W. Bush’s.

President Donald Trump has finally put forward a nominee for secretary of defense by tapping acting secretary Patrick Shanahan five months after James Mattis departed the administration, and he has put forward nominations in the past two weeks to head Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

But the administration still has vacancies in 277 top positions out of just over 700 appointments that require Senate confirmation.

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Gun ownership increases homicides — but only a very specific kind of them: study

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Does the frequency of gun ownership impact the homicide rate? In the broad sense, many studies have shown it does. But how does it do so exactly?

A new study, conducted at the University of Indianapolis and published in the American Journal of Preventative Medicine, offers a profound hint. The study, which examined homicide rates by state from 1990 to 2016, suggests that most forms of homicide — those committed against friends, acquaintances, and strangers — are negligibly affected by firearm ownership rates. But one particular category of homicide is sharply correlated with the presence of guns: domestic violence.

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Conservatives are furious over Trump’s budget deal with Democrats — president brags about ‘real compromise’

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House conservatives are livid after President Donald Trump struck a budget deal with Democrats.

"You should veto this bill because it is fiscally irresponsible," the lawmakers wrote in a letter to Trump. "It blows well beyond what was intended with the 2011 [Budget Control Act] caps. Furthermore, it continues spending hundreds of billions more than what we take in a year and does not put our nation on a path towards a balanced budget."

The effort is being driven by first-term Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX).

"As the greatest nation in the history of the world, the least we can do is cut a deal that does not sabotage the fiscal future of our nation while endangering millions of American and migrants because of our porous border," the lawmakers wrote. "We can do better."

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Male Fox News personality rewarded by the network after being caught sending lewd texts to female colleague

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Less than, two weeks after the Huffington Post published shocking text messages a Fox News contributor reportedly sent to his female Fox Nation co-host, the network rewarded the male employee.

“Tyrus, a Fox News contributor and a host on the network’s digital channel, Fox Nation, sent lewd and inappropriate text messages to his now-former Fox Nation co-host, Britt McHenry, according to four sources familiar with the texts’ contents,” the Huffington Post reported.

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