Tag Archives: Trump regime

Free Markets will liberate Cuba, not embargoes

Source: Foundation for Economic Education
by Brittany Hunter

“A little over a year ago, President Obama made modern history by reversing the outdated Cold War policies that have kept the Cuban people isolated from the American economy. While this move was arguably one of the Obama Administration’s most free market oriented decisions, many of these policy changes now stand in jeopardy thanks to President Trump. Just this past Friday, Trump announced that he would be reversing many of Obama’s recent reversals to the Cuban embargo, disappointing many who thought the Cold War may finally be coming to an end.” (06/22/17)

https://fee.org/articles/free-markets-will-liberate-cuba-not-embargoes/

Trump regime dispatches supersonic bombers in penis size contest with Kim regime

Source: Los Angeles Times

“The United States flew two supersonic bombers over the Korean Peninsula on Tuesday in a show of force against North Korea, South Korean officials said. The U.S. often sends powerful warplanes in times of heightened animosities with North Korea, and flew B-1B bombers several times this year as the North conducted a series of banned ballistic missile tests. Tuesday’s flights by the B-1Bs came shortly after the death of a U.S. college student who was recently released by North Korea in a coma following more than 17 months in captivity.” (06/20/17)

http://www.latimes.com/world/la-fg-nkorea-bombers-20170620-story.html

Spicer may leave the press room podium behind for a more backstage White House role

Source: Washington Post

“White House press secretary Sean Spicer is expected to transition to a more behind-the-scenes role overseeing communications strategy, part of a broader overhaul of the administration’s most public-facing operation that has long been the subject of President Trump’s ire and criticism. Spicer’s anticipated move away from the briefing-room podium, confirmed by a senior White House official, comes amid weeks of Trump’s frustration with his communications team, and after the White House had made overtures to a range of Republicans about taking jobs within the West Wing press operation.” (06/19/17)

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/spicer-may-leave-the-press-room-podium-behind-for-a-more-backstage-white-house-role/2017/06/19/d7eb94e8-553a-11e7-b38e-35fd8e0c288f_story.html

US regime to boost Afghanistan occupation by almost 4,000 troops

Source: 570 News

“A Trump administration official says the Pentagon will send almost 4,000 additional American forces to Afghanistan, hoping to break a stalemate in a war that has now passed to a third U.S. commander in chief. The deployment will be the largest of American manpower under Donald Trump’s young presidency. The official says the decision by Defence Secretary Jim Mattis could be announced as early as next week.” (06/15/17)

http://www.570news.com/2017/06/15/us-to-send-almost-4000-troops-to-afghanistan/

Trump to nominate Democrat Jessica Rosenworcel for empty slot at FCC

Source: Ars Technica

“President Donald Trump plans to nominate Democrat Jessica Rosenworcel for another term on the Federal Communications Commission. Rosenworcel had to leave the commission at the end of last year when the Republican-led US Senate refused to reconfirm her for a second five-year term. The departure of Rosenworcel and former Chairman Tom Wheeler left the FCC with just three out of the typical five members, with Republicans holding a 2-1 majority. Republican senators didn’t want Rosenworcel to stay on the FCC at the time because it would have resulted in a 2-2 deadlock. Commissioners are nominated by the president and confirmed by the Senate. But no party can have more than a one-vote majority, so Trump has to nominate a Democrat and a Republican to fill the empty seats.” (06/14/17)

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2017/06/trump-to-nominate-democrat-jessica-rosenworcel-for-empty-slot-at-fcc/

Trump names FBI director nominee

Source: The Hill

“President Trump on Wednesday announced he will nominate Christopher A. Wray to serve as the new FBI director. ‘I will be nominating Christopher A. Wray, a man of impeccable credentials, to be the new Director of the FBI,’ the president tweeted Wednesday. … Wray is a former U.S. assistant attorney general who oversaw the Department of Justice’s criminal division under former President George W. Bush. He also has ties to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R), whom he represented in the Bridgegate scandal.” (06/07/17)

http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/336690-trump-names-fbi-director-nominee?rnd=1496836266

Last week, Trump kneecapped conservative climate policy

Source: Niskanen Center
by Jerry Taylor

“Lost in the firestorm that followed from last week’s withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement is the arresting display of total intellectual meltdown within the GOP. Republicans — with Trump at the helm — are gleefully blowing up an agreement that was everything they have long said they wanted out of international climate talks. They are likewise shredding Obama-era compliance plans that are anchored in everything conservatives still say they want out of domestic environmental policy. Republicans have gone from measured resistance to climate action into total, unreasoning incoherence.” (06/05/17)

https://niskanencenter.org/blog/last-week-trump-kneecapped-conservative-climate-policy/

CIA torture report: Where’s our next heroic whistleblower?

Source: Garrison Center
by Thomas L Knapp

“What do the CIA, the US Senate, and the White House have to hide? My guess is quite a bit. Should they be allowed to hide those things from the taxpayers who pay the bills and whose lives are put at risk by the criminal acts of the US intelligence community? Absolutely not. Will they get away with hiding it? Not forever. The days of governments being able to permanently bury secrets are over, thanks to heroes like Chelsea Manning, Edward Snowden, and the folks at WikiLeaks.” (06/03/17)

http://thegarrisoncenter.org/archives/10723

Trump’s Democratic budget

Source: Future of Freedom Foundation
by Laurence M Vance

“Donald Trump has now submitted his proposed federal budget to Congress for fiscal year 2018. Unlike Barack Obama’s last six budgets, which were an exercise in futility since the Republicans controlled either the House or the House and Senate for the last six years he was in office, Trump’s budget has a chance of actually being adopted by the Republican-controlled Congress. Let’s hope not.” (06/02/17)

https://www.fff.org/explore-freedom/article/trumps-democratic-budget/

Trump to unveil plan to “privatize” air traffic control

Source: United Press International

“President Donald Trump next week will give Congress a proposal seeking to privatize the nation’s air traffic control system to kickstart a weeklong effort to ramp up support for his $1 trillion infrastructure initiative, his chief economic adviser said. Gary Cohn, director of the National Economic Council, told reporters Saturday that Trump is expected to announce the proposal Monday from the Oval Office and Rose Garden. Later in the week, the president is scheduled to travel to the Ohio River where it separates Ohio and Kentucky to talk about his plan to improve roads, bridges and inland waterways.” [editor’s note: No, not real privatization — “the FAA would still have oversight of air traffic control.” Just a way of privatizing profits while continuing to socialize expenditures and risks – TLK] (06/03/17)

http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2017/06/03/Trump-to-unveil-plan-to-privatize-air-traffic-control/8661496515968/