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Senate Republicans Go ‘Nuclear’ to Speed Trump Confirmations

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WASHINGTON — Last Wednesday, all hell was let loose once again in the United States Senate.

The United States Senate’s majority party, the Republican, unilaterally decided to reduce the time between ending debate and the final confirmation vote on the choice of executive-branch members and district court judges for two hours as opposed to the regular 30 hours. This nuclear decision was taken this Wednesday for the third time in six years and was aimed at getting rid of the backlog in President Trump’s administrative and judicial nominees.

This change has provoked a long-term partisan fight as regards presidential nominations which has been on for a decade across presidential regimes from both parties.

Democrats have spent enough time debating over the disturbance which prevented Judge Merrick B. Garland from joining the Supreme Court in the last year of President Barack Obama’s regime. The question on every Democrat’s mind is why Republicans could raise complaints about President Trump’s nominees.

According to Senator Chuck Schumer (New York) who is the Democratic Leader, it is all a show of hypocrisy. On the contrary, Senator Mitch McConnell (Kentucky), claimed the Garland nomination would have pushed the Democrats to take a nuclear decision as well. He referred back to 2003 when he claimed the Republican’s started filibustering presidential nominees in a Republican regime.

Mr. McConnell’s action on Wednesday was aimed at dissolving the  Democratic delay over a lot of judicial and sub-cabinet nominations sent to the Senate by the presidency and also to appease the presidency. According to Senator John Cornyn (Texas) who is very close to Mr. McConnell, the Republicans have hoped the Democrats would strike a negotiation with them.

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American Women are Shifting to Wearing Jeans After a Decade Long Love for Athleisure

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NEW YORK – In its report, the NPD group has revealed that the trend of wearing jeans is coming back in America as there is a surge in the American women wearing jeans. The report highlighted that sales of women’s jeans in the US had increased by 22 million units in 2018 in comparison to 2017. This, in other words, means about 365 million pairs were sold in the US. For the last 10 years, people had mostly worn gym clothes to remain comfortable. Due to this, there was a boom in the athleisure sector in the country which resulted in the downfall of the Denim industry in the market. But now, the trend has been changing on a large scale which means American women are choosing Denim jeans to wear.

According to the marketing research of Euromonitor, the compound annual growth rate for the sale of designer jeans in the US will rise by 1% between 2018 and 2023. However, in the time period between 2013-2018, this growth rate stood at -2.3% and in the same period, the sale of sportswear landed at 6%. Marshal Cohen, the chief industry advisor for NPD while releasing his statement in the press said that the recent growth in the sale of women’s designer jeans will boost the Denim industry on a large scale. He further said that the growth in jeans sales is due to women majorly buying denim at off-price and low-cost retailers such as TJ Maxx or Ross Stores. Due to this, women jeans’ sale has increased to almost 30% in the year ending February 2019 which equals to a 17% total unit sales.

However, the growth in the specialty store channel which covers retailers such as American Eagle, H&M and Topshop were not impressive and it only registered 6% growth rate in jeans sales. Women are preferring less expensive and more comfortable stuff in jeans. The sole motive of marketing teams of various companies should be to increase the sale by introducing more discount rate and high comfort in clothes.

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