On My Take, Clinton Yates calls attention to a government announcement that went largely unnoticed this week.
Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen has resigned amid President Donald Trump’s growing frustration and bitterness over the number of Central American families crossing the southern border. Trump announced on Sunday in a tweet that U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin McAleenan would be taking over as acting head of the department.
They were granted security clearances despite “disqualifying issues” in their backgrounds including concerns about foreign influence, drug use and criminal conduct.
United States District Judge Dabney L. Friedrich ruled against the plaintiffs in two consolidated federal lawsuits challenging a nationwide ban on the devices and asking for an injunction to prevent the ban from going forward and being enforced.
The Environmental Integrity Project said it had analyzed years of federal data and found declines in inspections, polluters charged with crimes, civil penalties, pollution reductions and EPA enforcement staffing.
A federal judge in Maryland has finished hearing trial testimony for lawsuits challenging the Trump administration’s addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 census.
The figures represent a dramatic escalation in the immigration enforcement role played by the Interior Department, a federal agency better known for protecting the nation’s historic monuments and wildlife refuges.
Federal law already requires those seeking green cards to prove they will not be a burden — or “public charge” — but the new rules detail a broad range of programs that could disqualify them.
An estimated crowd of more than 30,000 people rallied in downtown D.C. to protest the Trump administration’s immigration policies for the “Families Belong Together.”
The climate change website used to house extensive information on climate science and efforts to combat climate change. But if you search for that info on the current EPA website it directs you to a page that says “this site is being updated” with a link to a version of the site archived on January 19.
The Trump administration’s first 100 days concludes with several policy initiatives via executive orders, and agreeing to a budget plan to avoid a government shutdown.
President Trump issued an executive order for federal agencies to review their policies and procedures for buying American. He suspect loopholes in buy-American laws are too often used when the government buys. Agencies are to forward their legal and procedural reviews to Commerce Secretary Wilber Ross, who will in turn deliver a draft set of recommendations by the end of the year.
The Trump administration, as it promised, ended the 90-day hiring freeze. Simultaneously it launched an ambitious plan to re-do the executive branch bureaucracy top to bottom.
President Donald Trump’s lifting of a federal hiring freeze was met with appreciation among area officials, but plans for a “more strategic” reduction in the workforce have raised new concerns.
Foreign affairs imposed on the Trump administration. Treasury moved to sanction North Koreans believed to have military ties. President Donald Trump said the U.S. would take unilateral action in response to Pyonyang threats. In the Middle East, the administration pivoted from the Assad-must-go stance on Syria, then back again after the Assad regime launched a chemical weapons attack on Syrian rebels. This all occurred just before the arrival of Chinese President Xi Jinping to Mar-A-Lago.
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