Tag Archives: Trump regime

Federal judge rules Trump’s sanctuary city order unconstitutional

Source: CNN

“A federal judge has permanently blocked US President Donald Trump’s executive order to cut funding from cities that limit cooperation with US immigration authorities. US District Court Judge William Orrick issued the ruling on Monday in lawsuits brought by two California counties, San Francisco and Santa Clara. Orrick said Trump cannot set new conditions on spending approved by Congress.” (11/21/17)


Trump says US will designate North Korea as just like the US


Source: CNBC

“President Donald Trump on Monday said the U.S. is designating North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism. The designation ‘should have happened a long time ago,’ the president said in remarks made at the start of a Cabinet meeting, citing the regime’s nuclear weapons program, acts of international terrorism, and the death of 22-year-old student Otto Warmbier. The designation will impose further sanctions and penalties on the regime. Trump said that the Treasury Department would be announcing an additional sanction on North Korea tomorrow.” (11/20/17)


Ninth Circuit lets Trump’s Muslim ban go into partial effect

Source: US News & World Report

“A U.S. appeals court in California on Monday let President Donald Trump’s latest travel ban go partially into effect, ruling the government can bar entry of people from six Muslim-majority countries with no connections to the United States. A three-judge panel of the San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals partially granted a Trump administration request to block at least temporarily a judge’s ruling that had put the new ban on hold. Trump’s ban was announced on Sept. 24 and replaced two previous versions that had been impeded by federal courts.” (11/13/17)


Trump nominates yet another business as usual establishment insider for HHS post

Source: The Hill

“President Trump’s nominee to lead the Department of Health and Human Services has a deep knowledge of the regulatory process, those who worked with him said, but Democrats are likely to raise flags. On Monday, Trump tapped Alex Azar to fill the HHS secretary role vacated by Tom Price in late September amid revelations that Price took repeated trips on government and private jets that cost taxpayers over $1 million. … Azar left the pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly in January after working there for nearly a decade, most recently serving as the president of Lilly USA. He now runs a consulting firm, according to his LinkedIn. Working in HHS in former President George W. Bush’s administration, he served as the department’s general counsel from 2001 to 2005 and then assumed the role of deputy secretary for the next two years.” [editor’s note: Draining that there swamp, Donny? Yeah, right – TLK] (11/13/17)


Trump: Year one

Source: Antiwar.com
by Justin Raimondo

“Well, I’ve got a lot of catching up to do since my last column, but first the question that rises from my lips as I step away from my sick bed is: what happened to all the wars President Trump was supposed to have started? Just before my recent illness the commentariat was filled with predictions of fire and brimstone as Trump called out Kim Jong Un, blustering, braying, and bloviating a mix of insults and warnings of imminent military action. And yet — nothing came of it. Months after the ‘crisis’ took center stage, it’s all talk, and no action — which is about par for the course with the Trump administration.” (11/06/17)


Trump nominates Powell to chair Fed

Source: Charlotte Observer

“President Donald Trump on Thursday announced his choice of Federal Reserve board member Jerome Powell to be the next chairman of the nation’s central bank, succeeding Janet Yellen, the first woman to hold the position. Trump made the announcement in a Rose Garden ceremony with Powell standing next to him. Trump said Powell had earned the ‘respect and admiration of his colleagues’ during his five years on the Fed’s seven-member board. Trump also praised Yellen, whom he decided not to nominate for a second term, as a ‘wonderful woman who has done a terrific job.'” (11/02/17)


Jared Kushner made unannounced trip to Saudi Arabia

Source: ABC News

“President Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner recently traveled to Saudi Arabia, a senior White House official confirmed. The trip was not announced ahead of time. … The White House official would not say whom Kushner met with while in Saudi Arabia, but reaffirmed the president’s desire to achieve an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal.” (10/30/17)


Trump sends Amazon a gift card — open skies to test drone package delivery

Source: McClatchy DC Bureau

“Donald Trump once predicted that Jeff Bezos and his Amazon empire would have ‘such problems’ if he became president, but on Wednesday Trump gave the company a game-changing gift by opening up the skies to a drone pilot program for services like package delivery. Trump signed a memorandum that allows states, municipalities and tribal groups to test drones for a sweeping array of activities such as disaster response, mapping, agriculture — and delivery of goods. Until now, the Federal Aviation Administration restricted drones from flying over people, operating at night or buzzing beyond the visual line-of-sight of the ground-based pilot.” (10/25/17)


The decertification of Iran speech: Refuting Trump

Source: Antiwar.com
by Ted Snider

“Iran’s hardliners were right. They recited a long history of agreements in which Iranian compliance was repaid with American betrayal. Like a Persian chorus of Cassandras, they called their warnings into the wind, and the world called them crazy. Well, the mad mullahs were right. Despite the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) declaring each time it has reported — most recently in August 2017 — that Iran is in total compliance with its agreements in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), Donald Trump has now carried through on his threat to decertify Iran. And the United Nations body is not alone. Trump’s own military and intelligence community has clearly told him the same thing.” (10/18/17)


Second federal judge blocks Trump Muslim ban

Source: The Oklahoman

“A judge in Maryland has become the second federal judge in the country to block the Trump administration’s latest travel ban hours before it was set to take full effect. U.S. District Judge Theodore Chuang granted a nationwide preliminary injunction late Tuesday, after U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson in Hawaii blocked the revised ban. The ban sought to place travel restrictions on citizens of eight countries. The new restrictions had been slated to go into effect Wednesday.” (10/18/17)