Tag Archives: Trump regime

Trump regime appeals judge's Muslim ban ruling to SCOTUS

Source: San Francisco Chronicle

"The Trump administration is seeking to close a legal window opened for tens of thousands of refugees to enter the United States, appealing a federal judge's order directly to the Supreme Court. U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson had ordered the government to allow in refugees formally working with a resettlement agency in the United States. His order also vastly expanded the list of U.S. family relationships that refugees and visitors from six Muslim-majority countries can use to get into the country, including grandparents and grandchildren. In its appeal Friday night, the Justice Department said Watson's interpretation of the Supreme Court's ruling on what family relationships qualify refugees and visitors from the six Muslim-majority countries to enter the U.S. 'empties the court's decision of meaning, as it encompasses not just 'close' family members, but virtually all family members. Treating all of these relationships as 'close familial relationship(s)' reads the term 'close' out of the Court's decision.'" (07/15/17)

http://www.sfgate.com/news/politics/article/DOJ-appeals-judge-s-travel-ban-ruling-to-Supreme-11290642.php

Trump regime limits government use of Kaspersky Lab software

Source: Reuters

"The Trump administration on Tuesday removed Moscow-based Kaspersky Lab from two lists of approved vendors used by government agencies to purchase technology equipment, amid concerns the cyber security firm's products could be used by the Kremlin to gain entry into U.S. networks. The delisting represents the most concrete action taken against Kaspersky following months of mounting suspicion among intelligence officials and lawmakers that the company may be too closely connected to hostile Russian intelligence agencies accused of cyber attacks on the United States." [editor's note: The only real question is "which competing vendor drummed up this fake concern?" – TLK] (07/12/17)

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-kasperskylab-idUSKBN19W2W2

Trump offers help to baby UK regime intends to murder

Source: ABC News

"President Donald Trump offered to help a terminally ill British baby on Monday, saying on Twitter that 'if we can help little #CharlieGard, as per our friends in the U.K. and the Pope, we would be delighted to do so.' Charlie Gard suffers from a rare genetic condition and is unable to breathe unaided. Last week, his parents lost a legal battle to take him to the U.S. for trial therapy. His parents and a London children's hospital said Friday that the 10-month-old boy will be given 'more time' before life support is withdrawn. White House spokeswoman Helen Aguirre Ferre said that members of the Trump administration have spoken to Gard's family." (07/03/17)

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/trump-offers-terminally-ill-british-baby-48416541

Trump nominates Indiana doctor for surgeon general

Source: USA Today

"Indiana's top doctor could soon become the nation's surgeon general. President Trump on Thursday nominated Indiana State Health Commissioner Dr. Jerome Adams to serve as the next surgeon general. Adams was appointed to his current position 2 1/2 years ago by Vice President Mike Pence, at the time Indiana's governor." (06/30/17)

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2017/06/30/trump-nominates-indiana-doctor-surgeon-general/441956001/

Trump regime issues new Muslim ban rules

Source: Chicago Tribune

"The Trump administration has set new criteria for visa applicants from six mainly Muslim nations and all refugees that require a 'close' family or business tie to the United States. The move came after the Supreme Court partially restored President Donald Trump's executive order that was widely criticized as a ban on Muslims. Visas that have already been approved will not be revoked, but instructions issued by the State Department Wednesday said that new applicants from Syria, Sudan, Somalia, Libya, Iran and Yemen must prove a relationship with a parent, spouse, child, adult son or daughter, son-in-law, daughter-in-law or sibling already in the United States to be eligible. The same requirement, with some exceptions, holds for would-be refugees from all nations that are still awaiting approval for admission to the U.S." (06/29/17)

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-visa-criteria-muslim-nations-20170628-story.html

White House hammers CBO for health bill score

Source: The Hill

"The White House slammed the Congressional Budget Office after its analysis showed the Senate Republicans’ healthcare bill would leave 22 million more people uninsured over the next decade. 'The CBO has consistently proven it cannot accurately predict how healthcare legislation will impact insurance coverage,' the White House said in a statement on Monday evening. 'This history of inaccuracy, as demonstrated by its flawed report on coverage, premiums, and predicted deficit arising out of Obamacare, reminds us that its analysis must not be trusted blindly.' President Trump’s team is questioning the credibility of the non-partisan budget office in order to stanch the political fallout from the score. The numbers have created a hurdle for GOP leaders, who are hoping to hold a vote on the ObamaCare overhaul this week, before senators leave for July 4 recess." (06/26/17)

http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/339566-white-house-hammers-cbo-for-health-bill-score

Trump's Cuba rollback is paving the way for age of "principled realism" in foreign policy

Source: PanAm Post

"American foreign policy has historically fluctuated between two competing approaches that transcend our left-right political spectrum. Political scientists label these schools of thought Idealism and Realism. Idealism holds that the purpose of U.S. foreign policy is to advance American values by fomenting freedom and democracy throughout the world. … In contrast, Realism holds that the purpose of U.S. foreign policy is to secure America’s national interest. … President Trump’s foreign policy breaks from Idealism and Realism into a new foreign policy doctrine the President has labeled 'Principled Realism.' Two recent overt military actions are illustrative of what the President means by principled realism." (06/26/17)

https://panampost.com/jose-azel/2017/06/26/trumps-cuba-rollback-is-paving-the-way-for-age-of-principled-realism-in-foreign-policy/

SCOTUS reinstates much of Trump's Muslim ban, will hear case in fall

Source: NBC News

"The U.S. Supreme Court gave the Trump administration the go-ahead Monday to begin enforcing part of the president's executive order restricting travel from six predominately Muslim countries. The court also agreed to take up the Trump administration's appeal of lower court rulings that have prevented the government from carrying out the president's policy, which the White House said was necessary to help prevent terrorists from entering the country. … The Supreme Court's actions mean much the travel ban can be enforced for the next several months, at least until the justices hear the case when their new term begins in the fall." (06/26/17)

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/supreme-court-reinstates-much-trump-s-travel-ban-will-hear-n776711

The danger of mission creep in Syria

Source: Cato Institute
by Emma Ashford

"On Sunday, a U.S. Navy fighter jet shot down one of Bashar al-Assad’s warplanes attacking U.S.-allied Syrian forces, drawing the United States deeper into that conflict. Raising tensions with Russia and potentially placing American troops in danger, this action was just another in a long line of tactical decisions which increase U.S. involvement in Syria without any viable long-term strategy for resolving or exiting the civil war. Much of the criticism has focused on President Donald Trump’s impulsive and pugnacious personality. While Trump has accelerated this process, he is not wholly to blame for the slippery slope that the United States is now sliding down in Syria. The Obama administration resisted large-scale escalation, but their choices nonetheless contributed directly to today’s haphazard Syria strategy. The Trump administration needs to decide what it wants to achieve in Syria now, or the inevitable logic of mission creep may rob them of the ability to choose." (06/26/17)

https://www.cato.org/publications/commentary/danger-mission-creep-syria

Report: Kushner company received $285 million loan from Deutsche Bank shortly before election

Source: The Hill

"Jared Kushner’s real estate company received a $285 million loan a month before Election Day from a German bank that has lent millions to President Trump in the past, The Washington Post reported Sunday. Kushner was acting as both an adviser to the Trump campaign and working at his real estate company when his firm received the loan from Deutsche Bank. The White House told The Post that Kushner 'will recuse from any particular matter involving specific parties in which Deutsche Bank is a party.' Kushner and Deutsche Bank declined to comment to The Post on Sunday. Kushner also reportedly made a personal guarantee on the loan, which he did not reveal on his financial disclosure form with the Office of Government Ethics. … A lawyer representing Kushner told the Post in a statement that Kushner was not required to disclose the loan …" (06/25/17)

http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/339430-kushner-company-received-285-million-loan-from-deutsche-bank-shortly