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Democratic AGs swarm Trump administration with lawsuits

Democratic AGs swarm Trump administration with lawsuits

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Nancy Pelosi. Chuck Schumer. The Russia probe. The "deep state." Of all the obstacles that could potentially thwart the Trump agenda, add to that tempest the flood of lawsuits now being plotted by blue-state attorneys general who have made no secret of their disdain for the administration’s policies. The Democratic Attorneys General Association (DAGA), a political fundraising group, touts the AGs as “the first line of defense” against Trump’s agenda. “The Trump administration has trouble understanding the rule of law and that’s the reason Democratic attorneys general are filing lawsuits and winning them,” Sean Rankin, DAGA’s executive director, told Fox News. To be sure, outspoken state prosecutors stalled many of the administration’s 2017 goals in court with a record number of lawsui
Why did the Trump administration dismantle DACA?

Why did the Trump administration dismantle DACA?

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It’s down to the wire for President Trump and lawmakers to come up with a plan for the hundreds of thousands of young, undocumented immigrants living in the U.S. In September 2017, the Trump administration officially announced its plan to phase out DACA – which provides a level of amnesty to certain undocumented immigrants, many of whom came to the U.S. as children – with a six-month delay for recipients. Here’s a look at the DACA program and why the Trump administration dismantled it. What is the DACA program? Nearly 800,000 undocumented youth fell under the DACA program's umbrella.  (Reuters/Jose Luis Gonzalez) The DACA program was formed through executive order by former President Barack Obama in 2012 and allowed certain people who came to the U.S. illegally as mino
Interior Department ‘welcomes’ mass exodus of National Parks Service board over claims sexual harassment reports ignored

Interior Department ‘welcomes’ mass exodus of National Parks Service board over claims sexual harassment reports ignored

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The U.S. Interior Department slammed the National Parks Service advisory board Wednesday after eight of the 10 members resigned over claims that the Trump administration refused to meet with them. Alaska Governor Tony Knowles, chairman of the panel, confirmed seven resignations to Reuters on Tuesday saying the Trump administration had ignored their requests for a meeting. An eighth member, Carolyn Hessler-Radelet, sent her letter of resignation to Department of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke on Wednesday. Interior Department spokeswoman Heather Swift seemed to “welcome their resignations,” but for reasons different from Knowles’ claims. “We welcome their resignations and would expect nothing less than quitting from members who found it convenient to turn a blind eye to women bei
President-Elect Donald Trump’s Aggressive 200-Day Plan Revealed

President-Elect Donald Trump’s Aggressive 200-Day Plan Revealed

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President-elect Donald Trump plans to aggressively reshape America’s trade policy in the first 200 days of his administration, according to a draft memo obtained by CNN. Trump’s trade plan “breaks with the globalist wings of both the Republican and Democratic parties” and “will reverse decades of conciliatory trade policy,” the memo states. Additionally, the Trump administration will look to negotiate “new trade agreements” that put the “interests of US workers and companies first." on Trump’s 200-day trade plan: The 200-day plan is built around five main principles, plus an extra plank on manufacturing jobs. First is renegotiating or withdrawing from NAFTA, second is stopping the Trans-Pacific Partnership deal, third is stopping “unfair imports,” fourth is ending “unfair