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            by Fred Lucas  President Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday creating a program aimed at improving Hispanic Americans’ access to education and economic opportunities. “We will expand our efforts across all of the federal government to create educational and economic opportunity for Hispanic Americans,” Trump said to applause in the Rose Garden, describing the White House Hispanic Prosperity Initiative. The president said education and school choice are “at the heart of our strategy to...
    President Trump bowed to political and industry pressure by abandoning reform of the controversial Jones Act shipping rule, according to officials who were present at the time and dislike the decision. The dispute over the century-old law became a flashpoint in the bigger battle within the administration between the free trade contingent and those who want to protect domestic industries from foreign competition. The law requires goods shipped between American ports to be transported on ships built, owned, and...
    Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, has been “sidelined” by the White House, The Washington Post reported on Saturday. According to the publication’s sources, President Donald Trump’s advisers have limited Fauci’s television appearances, keeping the public health expert “out of the Oval Office.” As one senior administration official put it, Fauci is “never in the Oval [Office] anymore.” He last briefed the president on the situation with the coronavirus pandemic during the first...
    The White House on Saturday announced a 25 percent tariff on $1.3 billion worth of French merchandise, including cosmetics and handbags, after a digital service tax was levied against U.S. tech giants. The Trump administration reportedly saw the tax as an unfair assault on American companies like Facebook, Google and Amazon. Senate Finance Chair Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa., and ranking member Ron Wyden, D-Ore., supported the presidents decision in a joint statement, according to Politico. “Retaliatory tariffs aren’t ideal but the French government’s refusal...
    A coalition of major companies and and trade groups that represent more than half of American private sector workers wrote to President TrumpDonald John TrumpDemocrats blast Trump for commuting Roger Stone: The most corrupt president in history Trump confirms 2018 US cyberattack on Russian troll farm Trump tweets his support for Goya Foods amid boycott MORE on Saturday urging him to leave the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in place. More than 140 companies and trade associations signed...
    Parker Pannell woke up on Thursday to a frantic call from a friend saying that views and likes on TikTok had suddenly reset to zero. The 16-year-old, who has 2.1 million followers on TikTok, panicked, immediately checked the app and started livestreaming to his fans. Perhaps, Pannell thought, this signaled TikTok was going down permanently. “I went live and was just telling them, ‘Hey I’m not sure what’s going on, but please do me a favor and follow me on...
    Jason Cardiff didn’t want his new business to end up like his last one, an alleged pyramid scheme involving robocalling and selling unwitting customers bogus remedies to lose weight or quit smoking. One of his ventures, Prolongz, falsely claimed to offer men “increased ejaculation control.” “I am not going to lose another company,” Cardiff told his lawyer in an April 5 email, just before detailing a fantasy list of people he wanted to place on the board of his new...
    SANTA ANA (CBSLA) — International students studying in Orange and Los Angeles counties sued the Trump administration on Friday, alleging that the recent restrictions on foreign student visas makes them “pawns in a political drama.” The federal civil complaint was filed by attorneys for seven international students in Orange County. They are seeking a court order preventing the government from enforcing the policy that would retract student visas from any international students taking solely online classes in the fall. The...
    Joe Biden’s statement Wednesday on the Little Sisters of the Poor Supreme Court case marked the vanishing space for religious liberty among Democrats. The former vice president, who up to then had remained relatively silent on the issue, a yearslong battle over whether or not the Catholic order of nuns would have to offer contraception in its healthcare plans, confirmed what many of his critics had long suspected. If elected, Biden essentially promised to undo the Supreme Court’s protections for...
    California Attorney General Xavier Becerra. California has become the first state to sue the Trump administration over its dangerous attack on international students, calling the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) policy change ordering students to either attend classes in-person amid a pandemic or leave the U.S. “absurd” and a violation of law.  “Shame on the Trump administration for risking not only the education opportunities for students who earned the chance to go to college, but now their health and well-being as well,” state attorney general Xavier...
    President Donald Trump accused Joe Biden, his presumptive general election rival, on Friday of having plagiarized portions of his administration’s economic agenda. Trump, who won the presidency in part on his promise to rebuild American manufacturing, claimed Biden’s new “Buy American” plan was heavily cribbed from efforts already underway. “He plagiarized from me, but he can never pull it off,” the president told reporters on the White House lawn as he prepared to depart for a tour of Florida. “He...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A student at Carnegie Mellon University is speaking out about a recent ICE ruling. International students with F-1 or M-1 visas will not be allowed to participate in a fall semester that is online only. The CMU student, who did not want to be identified, is speaking out against the rules released by the Trump Administration. “I think it’s not only cruel but xenophobic during the current pandemic,” said the student. The student is speaking...
    By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge in Baltimore on Friday struck down a Trump administration rule that abortion rights advocates called a maneuver to restrict access but officials defended as merely following the law. The decision by U.S. District Judge Catherine C. Blake affects women covered under the Obama-era Affordable Care Act, not the majority with workplace insurance. The ruling hinged on the arcane question of whether a congressional requirement that insurers collect a “separate...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge in Baltimore on Friday struck down a Trump administration rule that abortion rights advocates called a maneuver to restrict access but officials defended as merely following the law. The decision by U.S. District Judge Catherine C. Blake affects women covered under the Obama-era Affordable Care Act, not the majority with workplace insurance. The ruling hinged on the arcane question of whether a congressional requirement that insurers collect a “separate payment” for abortion coverage meant...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Johns Hopkins University has joined a growing list of higher education institutions suing the Trump administration over changes to the Student And Exchange Visitor Program brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. On Monday, the Trump administration announced new rules for foreign students for the upcoming fall semester that requires them to take an in-person class to remain in the country, CBS News reported. Many universities have scaled back or eliminated in-person classes due to the pandemic. CORONAVIRUS...
    President Donald Trump promoted a batch of senior diplomats Friday, one of whom was a star witness in the president’s impeachment trial in January. The diplomat, George Kent, served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State and testified during the impeachment trial regarding U.S. relations with Ukraine. Many believe Trump was carrying out a purge of administration members who testified in his impeachment, according to Foreign Policy. Eight of the 12 administration members who did testify have since been fired,...
    One of the perennial lessons of the Trump presidency is that you can never put anything past him. There is no bottom—he will go as low as he can. That became painfully apparent once again last week, when we learned that Trump has sat on his hands for months and did nothing in response to reports that Russia paid bounties for the targeted killing of American soldiers in Afghanistan. The New York Times reported that Russia’s military intelligence arm has offered a bounty...
    Recode co-founder Kara Swisher has this thing she likes to call the “prick to productivity ratio”—how big of a jerk a particular executive is, verus how much he gets done. And these days, both in Silicon Valley and in Washington, that ratio has gone all wrong.  “Taking advantage, just not caring about the consequences—thats being played out in Silicon Valley over and over again. So dont be surprised at what Trump is doing. Silicon Valley sets the tone,” Swisher tells...
    One of the most enduring Trump-era internet memes is “I hope you find someone who looks at you the way Mike Pence looks at Donald Trump.” Trevor Noah’s “Daily Show” has had a lot of fun with it: Whos ready to watch Mike Pence watch Donald Trump? #SOTU pic.twitter.com/QqHUeAaXAq — The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) February 5, 2019 And it’s not just the adoring gaze. When Pence speaks, it is invariably in the most servile tones, always suggesting...
    A Tyson Foods employee puts on a second protective mask outside of the companys meat processing plant, which has been hit by a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Waterloo, Iowa, U.S. April 22, 2020.Jeffrey Becker | USA TODAY NETWORK | REUTERS As attempts to reopen the U.S. economy amidst the coronavirus pandemic struggle, a spotlight is on the Trump administrations enforcement of workplace safety laws, and a battle with unions, which claim the Department of Labor is doing too little...
    Getty According to President Trump, a “large” and “dramatic” second round of COVID-19 stimulus payments is planned, and will be a part of a stimulus package proposed by the Trump administration at some point in July. Trump has also promised that the payments will come “very soon,” but he hasn’t given specifics. In addition to the president’s many comments indicating his support for a second round of stimulus payments, other senior White House advisors have also indicated support...
    WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump won the White House on the promise of bringing a conservative shift to the Supreme Court. But this year and last, even with two justices Trump hand-picked, the court has shown it is no rubber stamp for him or his administrations policies. Thats drawn the presidents ire and teed up a renewed battle over the court as Trump seeks political advantage ahead of Novembers election. In the last few weeks, as the court has...
    By Jonathan Allen (Reuters) - If the Trump administration carries out the first federal execution since 2003 on Monday, as scheduled, it will mark the culmination of a three-year campaign to line up a secret supply chain to make and test lethal-injection drugs, a Reuters investigation has found. Intent on enforcing the death penalty, President Donald Trump’s Department of Justice had started building the network of contractors it would need by May 2017, federal procurement records show. Since then, it...
    California sued the Trump administration Thursday to challenge new visa rules that bar international students from staying in the U.S. if they take all of their classes online, arguing it could worsen the spread of COVID-19 to require attendance in person. The lawsuit filed in federal court in Northern California is supported by leaders from the California State University and California Community Colleges systems and alleges that the new federal policy unfairly harms students and that campuses would suffer financially...
    Photograph: John Lamparski/Getty Images Nikki Haley has kept busy since leaving her post in the Trump administration as United States ambassador to the United Nations. A former governor of South Carolina, Haley is often mentioned as a potential Republican presidential candidate for either 2024 or 2028 – depending on whether Donald Trump wins re-election in November. Related: Nikki Haley claims otherwise innocuous Confederate flag was ‘hijacked’ by killer There has even been speculation that Trump might switch out Vice-President...