After a week of hints and uncertainty, President Donald Trump said Thursday he would announce tariffs on imported steel and aluminum but with temporary exemptions for Canada and Mexico as he seeks …
Conservative columnist Mona Charen was escorted out of CPAC Saturday, following her appearance on the #UsToo panel
If the Trump administration gets its way, former Georgia governor and current Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue could oversee the transformation of the nation’s food stamp program — away from redeemable coupons to a system in which boxes of American-grown food are shipped directly to poor families.The change, contained in the Trump budget pitch released Monday, would be the biggest shake-up in the food program’s 50 year history.
On Wednesday night, in the midst of wall-to-wall coverage of yet another horrific bloody massacre of American children by a violent misfit with a semiautomatic weapon, NBC news reported that more than 130 political appointees working in the Executive Office of the President did not have permanent security clearances as of November 2017. It’s understandable that this news didn’t get much play, considering the nightmare taking place in Florida, but it’s pretty astonishing in any case.
(Bloomberg) — Special Counsel Robert Mueller charged 13 Russians and three companies with a sophisticated, years-long conspiracy to meddle in the 2016 U.S. election. Working through a Russian organization called the Internet Research Agency, they set up social media pages, stole Americans’ identities, bought political ads, staged rallies and worked to “sow discord in the U.S. political system.” None of the individuals are in custody.
It’s not enough that 90 percent of public lands are open to oil and gas exploitation. The fossil fuel industry wants more from the Trump administration. They just got it.In the latest insult to America’s public lands, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke issued a directive last week that guts environmental review and public scrutiny to speed oil and gas development. This effort, part of President Trump’s effort to ramp up fracking and drilling across America, is intended to remove any “burdens” to the fossil fuel industry.In the process, Trump and Zinke are taking the public out of public lands, ceding control of millions of acres to industry while keeping the title in the hands of Americans, who have less and less say over how these lands are managed.
Trump refuses to read written intelligence reports and instead insists that the information is told him in an oral briefing. Intelligence experts note that Trump will be unprepared to respond to a crisis because he has not read vital information.The Washington Post reported:For much of the past year, President Trump has declined to participate in a practice followed by the past seven of his predecessors: He rarely if ever reads the President’s Daily Brief, a document that lays out the most pressing information collected by U.S. intelligence agencies from hot spots around the world.Trump has opted to rely on an oral briefing of select intelligence issues in the Oval Office rather than getting the full written document delivered to review separately each day, according to three people familiar with his briefings.Reading the traditionally dense intelligence book is not Trump’s preferred “style of learning,” according to a person with knowledge of the situation.