Trump opens door for states to defund Planned Parenthood

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ㅤ”The administration is putting out a new regulation Friday that details the 25 areas that deal with conscience and religious freedom. The statutory provisions are in federal law, but ‘in previous years weren’t enforced at all,’ said Roger Severino, director of the Office of Civil Rights. ‘The statutes we are talking about focus on actions that providers say they cannot do in good conscience.’ He gave examples of abortion and assisted suicide.
ㅤSeverino said that the word is out that religious liberty complaints are being heard. He said that so far this year HHS has received 34 complaints from healthcare providers. This was compared to the prior average of 1.25 complaints per year.
ㅤ’We opened the doors and that we will actually take your complaints seriously,’ Severino said.'”


Full story at The Washington Examiner, image from pbs.org (tags abortion empire, obama administration, obama years, obama-era, planned parenthood, pro-choice, trump administration, white house, medicaid) – 1/19/18

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Trump plans new protections for health workers who refuse to perform abortions, treat transgender patients: report

ㅤ”The White House is reviewing a new rule that would empower the office in charge of civil rights at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to protect health workers who have moral objections to performing abortions or treating transgender patients, according to Politico.”


Full story at The Hill, image from thehill.com (trump administration, white house, abortions, hhs) – 1/17/18

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Trump raises the thermostat for geothermal energy


Pictured: Geothermal power plants are one of the few renewable energy resources, outside of hydroelectric dams, that can provide a constant source of 24-hour-a-day electricity without interruption, known as baseload power.

ㅤ”The Trump administration is brainstorming ideas that could help the industry, particularly in expanding its use eastward, where geothermal is more difficult to tap because there is less volcanic activity than in the Pacific Ring of Fire.”


Full story at The Washington Examiner, image from washingtonexaminer.com (trump administration, white house, geothermal, geothermal power) – 1/16/18

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Refugee Admissions Plummet to 1,242 in First Month of FY 2018

ㅤ”Of particular note is the precipitous drop in the number of refugees admitted from the seven countries whose citizens were temporarily banned from traveling to the United States under the first travel ban, Executive Order 13679, issued by President Trump on January 27, 2017.
ㅤIn October 2017, the first month of FY 2018, only 275 refugees from these seven countries — Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudian, Syria, and Yemen — were admitted to the United States under the Refugee Admissions Program.
ㅤIn contrast, in October 2016, the first month of FY 2017, a total of 4,581 refugees from these seven countries were admitted into the United States under the Refugee Admissions Program (1,352 from Somalia, 1,323 from Iraq, 1,297 from Syria, 414 from Iran, and none from either Libya or Yemen.).”

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White House on lockdown, suspect is in custody

ㅤ”The White House is on lockdown and one person is in custody Friday morning after reports of ‘suspicious activity’ along the North fence line of the 18-acre complex. The U.S. Secret Service tweeted: ‘Subject is in custody.’
ㅤPennsylvania Ave. and Lafayette Park are also closed to pedestrians near the White House. Reporters and staffers are instructed not to leave the White House while the investigation is ongoing.”

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Trump administration announces opioid waivers for states

Pictured: Utah Gov. Gary Herbert

ㅤ”The Utah waiver helps people who have an opioid addiction and are homeless or in prison or jail. It is expected to expand treatment to as many as 6,000 Utah residents.
ㅤUtah Gov. Gary Herbert praised the the President administration for allowing the state to address opioid abuse in the state’s homeless population.
ㅤ’I’ve always maintained the role of the federal government should be to provide states with the flexibility to be innovative in how they operate their Medicaid programs,’ he said. ‘Nobody knows how to address the unique challenges we face as a state better than we do.'”

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White House ‘close’ on state, local tax decision, N.Y. rep says

ㅤ”More recently, in an effort to maintain support for their broader tax bill, House GOP leadership proposed keeping a deduction for property taxes but ending it for non-federal income and sales taxes.”

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Sessions praises lifting of gag order on FBI informant in uranium probe

ㅤ”Sessions added that the administration had ‘been talking with the Senate Judiciary Committee for quite some time’ about the matter and that he ‘never understood, really, why there would be a problem’ in lifting the gag.
ㅤCounselor to the President Kellyanne Conway gave a similar assessment of the President’s stance on the matter during an appearance on CNN earlier Friday.
ㅤ’He believes, as many others do, frankly, that the FBI informant should be free to say what he knows,’ Conway said.”

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President Trump Was Not Involved With Release Of Steele Dossier

Christopher Steele

ㅤ”The Justice Department independently decided this week to share ‘Steele Dossier’ files with Congress, having no influence from the White House, a source familiar with the situation told The Daily Caller.”

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Trump Admin Tightens H-1B Guidelines to Keep American Workers from Being Replaced by Foreign Labor

ㅤ”A new directive by President Trump’s administration seeks to prevent American workers from being replaced by foreign labor by making it increasingly difficult for foreign nationals to continuingly have their guest worker visas renewed.”

Story at Breitbart, image from reuters(.com). #economy #globalists #green cards #h-1b #household income #illegal aliens #illegal immigrants #immigrants #immigration #immigration reform #jobless claims #jobs #labor force #middle class #migrants #trump administration #visas #white house #workers #workforce #working class — Visit the post page to like, share or reply to this post.

Sunset proposal gets serious

ㅤ”Mexico, Canada and businesses in all three NAFTA countries could see what they view as a dangerous Trump administration proposal get worse.”

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Trump says refugee admissions to resume with ‘enhanced vetting’

ㅤ”The administration will take 90 days to assess the threats posed by applicants from the 11 countries, which the senior administration officials declined to identify, citing ‘law enforcement sensitivities.'”

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Obamacare allies predict 1.1 million fewer signups with lower ad spending under Trump

ㅤô¿ô …Attraction not promotion. The attraction is dying.

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