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Trump to Scrap Critical Health Care Subsidies, Hitting Obamacare Again. (The New York Times, 10/12/2017)
It's personal. Very personal. The twin hits to the Affordable Care Act could unravel President Barack Obama’s signature domestic achievement, sending insurance premiums soaring and insurance companies fleeing from the health law’s online marketplaces. After Republicans failed to repeal the health law in Congress, Mr. Trump appears determined to dismantle it on his own.
9/11/2017 update, "Title IX", starts here.
Reported in The Trump Administration is Siding with Rapits. (Wear Your Voice, 9/10/2017)
8/28/2017 update, "EPA sez goodbye to Climate Leadership", starts here.
EPA Says It Will Stop Sponsoring Annual Climate Leadership Awards. (International Business Times, 8/26/2017)
8/18/2017 update, "The how-petty-can-you-get edition", starts here.
Obama’s administration requested a Bikeshare station at the White House. Trump’s team just had it removed. (Washington Post, 8/16/2017)
The Trump administration has dismantled aspects of Obama’s legacy, big and small — including the Capital Bikeshare station that was installed on the White House grounds at the request of the Obama administration.
7/18/2017 update, "Fossil fuel maniac at EPA" starts here.
7/16/2017 update, "The global warming scrub-a-dub-dub continues", starts here.
Print headline: Greenhouse Gases Increase, but Scientists at NOAA Say 'It's Complicated'. (The New York Times, 7/13/2017)
7/12/2017 update, "Getting rid of some of those pesky bank regulations", starts here.
Reported in These Are the Top Obama Era Regulations at Risk From Trump's New Bank Supervisor Pick. (The Street, 7/11/2017)
Quarles maanges the Cynosure Group, a private equity firm.
7/7/2017 update, " The Washington Examimer cheers him on", starts here.
Opined in Washington Examiner, 7/6/2017
From the above.
White House Council on Women and Girls.
6/29/2017 update starts here.
Bears Ears, established by President Barack Obama in December, is about the size of Delaware, covering roughly 2,000 square miles (5,300 square kilometers). It protects more than 100,000 archaeological sites on what's considered sacred tribal land in southeastern Utah.
A largely GOP group of Utah officials wants the monument repealed and see it as an overly broad, unnecessary layer of federal control that closes off the area to energy development and other access.
6/24/2017 update starts here.
There is evidence from the past few months to suggest that Hogshead-Makar’s warning is not merely hyperbole. Trump’s budget proposal recommends a seven percent budget reduction for the Office for Civil Rights, which would force the department to slash approximately 27 jobs at a time when Title IX complaints are on the rise. The ratio of Title IX cases per investigative staff members in the OCR was 41 to 1 in fiscal year 2016, and that ratio will only become more lopsided if these cuts go into effect.
Additionally, DeVos has named Candice Jackson — a woman who once insisted she faced discrimination because she is white — as the deputy assistant secretary of the Office for Civil Rights. And DeVos has shown no signs that she will fight for members of any marginalized community.
If a law is only as good as its enforcement, then Title IX is in trouble.
6/23/2017 update starts here.
ars technica, 6/22/2017
Allowing for some type of "startup visa" has long been a request of Silicon Valley advocates and lobbyists. More than 50 percent of startups worth $1 billion or more were founded by immigrants, according to a study published last year by the National Foundation for American Policy. Major US tech companies like Google, Yahoo, Intel, and Marvell Technology were all founded by immigrants.
Original 6/21/2017 post, "Donald Trump really knows how to dis and dismantle. And it's personal, very personal.", start here.