Thursday, February 02, 2017

more T.--no good news--roll back again in 2 days on GL rights

Trump Disparages 'Dumb' Deal With Australia On Refugees

NPR - ‎33 minutes ago‎
Ruffling U.S. ties with one of its closest allies, President Trump is sharply criticizing an Obama-era agreement with Australia - a deal that also reportedly prompted the American leader to tell Australia's prime minister that his was the "worst ...

3 Things To Consider About The Politics Of Trump's Immigration Executive Order

NPR - ‎40 minutes ago‎
The White House moved up the president's announcement that he was nominating Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court by two days, possibly to distract from the firestorm of criticism over his chaotic rollout of his refugee policy.

'NO FEDERAL FUNDS?': Trump threatens UC Berkeley after campus erupts in...

Business Insider - ‎43 minutes ago‎
'NO FEDERAL FUNDS?': Trump threatens UC Berkeley after campus erupts in protests over Milo Yiannopoulos speech. Peter Jacobs.

Say it ain't so: Punxsutawney Phil 'predicts' 6 more weeks of winter

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - ‎19 minutes ago‎
Groundhog Club co-handler John Griffiths holds Punxsutawney Phil during the annual celebration of Groundhog Day on Gobbler's Knob in Punxsutawney, Pa.

Mexican government says Trump never threatened to send troops to Mexico

Los Angeles Times - ‎9 hours ago‎
The Mexican government on Wednesday vehemently denied reports that President Trump threatened to send American soldiers into Mexico during a phone call with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto.

Trump plans to reshape counter-extremism program to focus on Islam: report

The Hill - ‎12 hours ago‎
The Trump administration is pushing to reshape a government program aimed at combating extremist ideologies to focus solely to countering Islamist extremists, Reuters reports.

Pentagon Says Civilians Were Likely Killed in Yemen Raid

Wall Street Journal - ‎3 hours ago‎
A U.S. military raid against an al Qaeda target in Yemen last weekend likely killed civilians, possibly including children, the Pentagon said in a statement Wednesday.

U.S. Puts Iran 'On Notice' After Missile Test, Won't Elaborate

U.S. News & World Report - ‎23 minutes ago‎
The White House has issued a cryptic warning that the U.S. will act against Iran unless it stops testing ballistic missiles and supporting Houthi rebels in Yemen, but declined to say what retaliatory actions the U.S.

In South Korea, Defense Secretary Mattis Tries to Reassure an Ally

New York Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis at Osan Air Base in South Korea on Thursday. South Korea is the first stop on his trip. He will also visit Japan before returning to Washington.

Trump, Tillerson and the South China Sea: What's at stake

CNN - ‎6 hours ago‎
(CNN) Rex Tillerson, who was sworn in as US Secretary of State Wednesday, takes responsibility for US policy in one of the world's biggest flashpoints: the South China Sea.

Trump Executive Order Draft Could Curtail LGBT Rights

ABC News - ‎9 hours ago‎
A draft of an executive order on "religious freedom" is circulating inside the Trump administration, outlining a potential weakening of protections designed to shield LGBT individuals from discrimination, according to a copy of the proposed order ...

Hypocrisy on executive orders: Our view

USA TODAY - ‎14 hours ago‎
Remember when Republicans were dead set against sweeping executive actions? Remember when they called Barack Obama an imperial president, and worse, for issuing a string of executive orders, presidential memoranda and national security directives ...

Presidential Executive Orders and the Constitution: What Can Trump Really Do?

Huffington Post - ‎Feb 1, 2017‎
Orders by the courts become binding and enforceable as law by the courts. In some circumstances, orders issued by the President of the United States too carry the force of law.

13 Legal Actions Challenging Trump's Immigration Executive Order

ABC News - ‎Feb 1, 2017‎
President Donald Trump signed an executive order last week to suspend some immigration from seven predominantly Muslim countries - Syria, Yemen, Sudan, Somalia, Iraq, Iran and Libya - for 90 days, halt the refugee program for 120 days and suspend ...

Inmates demanding education, protesting Trump still holding hostages at Delaware prison

Washington Post - ‎29 minutes ago‎
Inmates at the largest state prison for men in Delaware took four corrections department workers and fellow prisoners hostage Wednesday in a stand-off with authorities that had yet to be resolved more than 20 hours later on Thursday morning, forcing ...

Charter school advocate pens letter against DeVos

CNN - ‎34 minutes ago‎
Washington (CNN) Billionaire charter school advocate Eli Broad sent a letter to Senate leaders on Wednesday calling for them to oppose President Donald Trump's choice for education secretary, Betsy DeVos.

Trump holds 'little breakfast' to kick off Black History Month

CNN - ‎15 hours ago‎
Washington (CNN) President Donald Trump met Wednesday with several African-American leaders for a listening session to kick off Black History Month.

Melania Trump hires Bush vet as chief of staff

Washington Post - ‎10 hours ago‎
First lady Melania Trump might be staying mostly out of sight - but she's increasing her presence in Washington with a high-level staff hire and is working to fill out her team.

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