Trump administration: China no longer designated as currency manipulator

U.S. 01/14/20, 04:47

President Donald Trump’s administration has removed the label of currency manipulator for China as the two economic powers are due to sign the Phase One trade deal after 18 months of fierce negotiations. The Treasury Department released its decision in the semiannual Report on Macroeconomic and Foreign Exchange Policies of Major ...

California Governor to sue Trump administration for bringing water to needy farmers

U.S. 11/23/19, 17:58

California Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom and his team announced they are preparing a lawsuit against the federal government that would prevent farmers from getting the water they need in the state's Central Valley, according to the Nov. 21 San Francisco Chronicle. President Trump's administration last month announced new regulations allowing greater ...

Pew survey: Nearly 70% Americans want to increase border security

U.S. 11/18/19, 04:41

A sizable majority of Americans want to see increased border security as an important immigration policy goal, with 6-in-11 people expecting the government would deport more illegal aliens. The latest survey by Pew Research Center finds that 68% of Americans said it is very or somewhat important to increase security along the ...

Obama Administration lies about Paris Climate Accord, faces lawsuit

D.C. 11/05/19, 18:10

The Obama administration allegedly entered the  Paris Climate Agreement illegally, says the lawsuit filed by Government Accountability & Oversight (GAO). GAO reportedly filed the lawsuit on behalf of the nonprofit organization Energy Policy Advocates (EPA). EPA claimed that it possesses a document purporting to be the Obama State Department's "Circular 175" ...

Trump administration to close loophole blocking immigration enforcement

Politics 08/22/19, 04:17

The Trump administration is moving to close what it calls a “loophole” that has stymied enforcement of immigration laws, in a change that would allow detention of illegal immigrant minors for longer than the current 20 days.  The Department of Homeland Security will seek to terminate the so-called Flores Settlement Agreement through ...

White House’s new immigration rule protects children from exploitation

U.S. 08/21/19, 20:23

The Trump administration plans to scrap the Flores rule and introduce a new rule, allowing the U.S. government to keep migrant families together and end the limits on the detention of migrant families. The new regulation will protect children by reducing incentives for adults and human smugglers “to exploit minors in ...

3 ways Trump’s new regulations will better protect endangered species

Opinion 08/13/19, 20:52

The Trump administration has just taken an important step in the effort to protect threatened and endangered species. On Monday, the administration published final regulations that will improve implementation of the Endangered Species Act. This law simply hasn’t worked. Over the law’s more than 45 years, only about 3% of the species listed as threatened or endangered have been removed from ...

White House welcomes the victory in ninth circuit sanctuary cities case

U.S. 07/13/19, 07:37

White House press secretary, Stephanie Grisham on Friday, July 12, welcomed the ruling of the 9th Circuit Court, which supports the Trump administration’s right to restrict public safety grants to sanctuary cities. Friday’s court ruling agreed that the Department of Justice can prioritize federal discretionary grant dollars to support policing in ...

Trump administration supports Venezuela, US envoy assures

U.S. 06/26/19, 09:57

U.S. Special Representative for Venezuela Elliott Abrams assured that President Donald J. Trump supports political change in Venezuela during a briefing session on Tuesday, June 25. Abrams’s affirmative declaration came after a Washington Post article, citing anonymous sources claiming that President Donald J. Trump is losing interest in Venezuela. “I don't know ...

Trump administration fights to eliminate major federal agency, threatens layoffs

Politics 06/20/19, 12:22

The Trump administration seeks to eliminate the Personnel and Management Office, a federal human resources organization that handles the federal government's approximately 2.1 million civilian staff. The administration has threatened up to 150 OPM employees to furlough and even lay off. The Washington Post received an inner briefing document stating that on ...

Americans happy with economy but have ‘lost faith’ in Congress

Politics 05/24/19, 16:26

Opinion White House officials have declared that Americans have lost faith in Washington. Meanwhile, a new poll conducted by CBS News found that an overwhelming majority of Americans feel that the economy is in good shape and are giving President Trump credit for the strong numbers. A statement released by the Trump ...

US withdraws train crew proposal that came after explosions

U.S. 05/23/19, 19:59

The Trump administration said Thursday it was withdrawing a proposal for freight trains to have at least two crew members, nullifying a safety measure drafted under President Barack Obama in response to explosions of crude oil trains in the U.S. and Canada. A review of accident data did not support the ...

Death of teenage migrant shows urgency of border crisis

U.S. 05/23/19, 10:41

The death of a 16-year-old Guatemalan boy who died in Customs and Border Protection (CBP) custody is prompting lawmakers and law enforcers to explain how something like this could happen, and how the system is at a breaking point. The head of the National Border Patrol Council, Brandon Judd, spoke to ...

Border Patrol official: ‘We’ve lost control of the border’

U.S. 05/21/19, 13:05

One of the top border patrol officials warns, “We’ve lost control of the border.” He said drug dealers and human smugglers are getting away while agents are distracted with the influx of asylum-seekers. Vice president of the National Border Patrol Council (NBPC) who is also a border patrol agent, Hector Garza ...

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