ㅤ”The waiver excludes rules from major laws including the National Environment Policy Act, the Endangered Species Act, the Clean Water Act, the National Historic Preservation Act and the Antiquities Act, among others.
ㅤThe notice claims that the ‘El Paso Sector is an area of high illegal entry,’ citing its proximity to the city of Ciudad of Juarez, and will allow for vehicle barriers to be replaced with bollard wall for 20 miles on the border.”
Full story at The Hill, image from thehill.com
(tags trump administration, white house, kirsten nielsen, nielsen, homeland security) – 1/22/18
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
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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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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ㅤ”Here are five facts about the decline in food stamp usage in the U.S. and how and why this is happening.”
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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.'”
ㅤFull story at The Washington Examiner, image from oilandgas360(.com) • chris christie, dea, drug cartels, drug overdose, drugs, heroin, heroin epidemic, mexican drug cartels, new jersey, opioid crisis, opioid epidemic, opioids, sinaloa cartel, trump administration, utah, white house, gary herbert • Go here to reblog this post (browser only).