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The Trump Administration Didn’t Like a Report That Says Refugees Have a Net Positive Impact. You’ll Totally Believe What They Did Next.

As part of his executive order banning refugees, Donald Trump ordered HHS to produce a report about the economic impact of refugees. The answer, according to HHS, is that refugees contributed $269 billion in tax revenue and used $206 billion in services, for a net positive impact of $63 billion over the past decade. However, […]

Trump's approval rating just jumped for the first time in a while after a rocky summer

President Donald Trump is crawling his way out of the approval rating slump that has plagued his administration for months, a new poll found. In a Politico/Morning Consult poll released Wednesday morning, Trump's overall approval rating has jumped 4 percentage points from last month. Show More Summary

Can the GOP break its addiction to tax cuts for the rich?

Politico reports: Republicans have begun rethinking their plans to slash taxes on the rich, a major change in direction driven by political and budgetary realities. Though both the Trump administration and House Republicans have proposed steep cuts for the wealthy, scaling them back would make the politics easier, because any boon to the rich would […]

State officials crank up pressure to protect MinnesotaCare

Minnesota officials are pressing President Donald Trump's administration to reverse massive planned cuts to a critical state health care program for low-income residents. The funding cuts for MinnesotaCare were revealed … Click to Continue »

The U.S. Is Giving $32 Million To Assist Rohingya Refugees

12 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

It's the Trump administration's first show of support for the persecuted minority.

U.S. Taking 50 Refugees From Offshore Camps, Australia Says

12 hours agoNews : NYTimes: News

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said the Trump administration would honor an Obama-era deal to resettle the detainees in the United States.

APNewsBreak: US to give $32M for Myanmar's Rohingya refugees

The United States will contribute nearly $32 million in humanitarian aid to help Rohingya Muslim refugees, the State Department said Wednesday, in the Trump administration's first major response to the … Click to Continue »

The Trump administration is making it difficult for skilled workers to come to the U.S.

The administration has challenged more H-1B skilled visa applicants at a higher rate than any in the past 8 years, Reuters reports. H-1B visas allow skilled foreign workers to come to the U.S. for a job. They’re typically granted to workers in the tech, healthcare, and education sectors. Show More Summary

Trump’s tax proposals are wildly out of sync with what most Americans would do, our new study shows

It’s no secret that the Trump administration needs a win. Since taking office, the president has not signed any major legislation into law, and the White House is regularly reported to be in turmoil. Both Republicans and the White House are hoping tax reform will be their big break. Since coming back from the August […]

Would Trump attack North Korea? Here’s what we learned from his ‘Rocket Man’ speech at the U.N.

 Donald Trump devoted a significant portion of his U.N. General Assembly remarks to North Korea’s nuclear and missile developments. Here are four things he told us (and didn’t). 1) The Trump administration really wants us to know that it  does not believe North Korea can be deterred. In recent weeks, top administration officials have suggested that […]

Trump administration may ease rules on US gun sales to foreign buyers

20 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

The Trump administration is lending a hand to U.S. gun makers who want to sell small arms to foreign buyers. The move to ease restrictions on small arms sales overseas would see the international non-military firearms sales becoming the remit of the Commerce Department, as opposed to its current...

Iranian president Hassan Rouhani warns US would pay 'high cost' for scrapping nuclear deal

21 hours agoNews : The Lookout

Hassan Rouhani, the Iranian president warned Donald Trump that the US would pay dearly if he scrapped the nuclear deal signed by the Obama administration. In a wide-ranging interview with CNN, Mr Rouhani also rounded on Mr Trump's diplomacy by Twitter, saying that his tweets were often at odds with other members of his administration. Show More Summary

Apple's Lisa Jackson criticizes Trump EPA for lack of transparency

Apple VP of Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives Lisa Jackson in an interview on Tuesday said the Environmental Protection Agency, which she led from 2009 to 2013, is under threat from President Donald Trump's administration for its seeming lack of transparency.

Did Obama Know About Comey's Surveillance?

Authored by James Freman op-ed via The Wall Street Journal, The media is less interested in Obama Administration wiretapping than in how Trump described it... This week CNN is reporting more details on the Obama Administration’s 2016 surveillance of people connected to the presidential campaign of the party out of power. Show More Summary

EPA administrator Scott Pruitt continues to be terrible at his job

23 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

New Trump EPA administrator Scott Pruitt had two choices after hurricanes Harvey and Irma. He could rise to the challenges of his office, or he could tool around the country pooh-poohing people who asked about climate change, givingShow More Summary

Trump Administration Wants to Make It Easier to Sell U.S. Guns Overseas

yesterdayNews : Newsweek: US

Several officials have suggested the topic is under discussion, with new rules coming in as soon as 2018.

Trump Administration Prepares To Ease Export Rules For U.S. Guns

The push fits both Trump’s support for the gun lobby espoused on the campaign trail and his “Buy American” agenda.

US report: Egypt falls short on rights, Sinai monitor access

A damning Trump administration report says Egypt is failing to protect free speech and its minorities, investigate abuses by its forces or grant U.S. monitors access to the conflict-ridden Sinai … Click to Continue »

Trump picks lawyer who works to restrict minority votes as head of civil rights at Homeland Security

In what is sure to be another devastating blow to minority rights under the Trump administration, Donald Trump has chosen a woman named Cameron Quinn to head civil rights at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Since we know that...Show More Summary

Apple exec Lisa Jackson: the Trump administration is harming the credibility of the EPA (APPL)

Apple executive Lisa Jackson did not mince words about the impact the Trump Administration is having on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which she led from 2009 to 2013. “I just have to say the EPA hasn’t changed. There’s a...Show More Summary

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