President Trump’s proposed cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are a threat to the health of our children.
News articles indicate that Trump and his EPA administrator; notorious climate change denier Scott Pruitt, plan massive a massive rollback of regulations and enforcement that will greatly increase pollution. Some of these cuts will directly threaten the health of children and working families.
President Trump advocated that the judiciary doesn't have the authority to question him.
During a fox news interview Donald Trump advocated for consolidating his executive power. He used the word "archaic" four times during the interview. It may have been subtle, but his administration has showed his frustration with not having the power to do the things he wants.Read more
The differences between Republican Peter Roskam; who currently represents the Sixth District of Illinois in the U.S. House of Representatives, and potential Democratic challenger Austin Songer are vast.
Before his election to Congress Roskam earned $615,000 as a personal injury attorney in 2005, Chicago Tribune columnist Eric Zorn reported. His firm Salvi, Roskam & Mahr specialized in cases such as slip and fall and dog bite injuries.
Songer served in the U.S. Navy for seven years and earned the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal. Songer’s Naval duties as a corpsman included helping sick and injured sailors and Marines. Songer is a new face to politics; Roskam is a career politician who served in the Illinois House of Representatives and Senate in addition to his law practice.Read more
The Republican health care repeal bill was really bad for people and now Republicans are talking about making it even worse. Instead of working together to make a better health care system, they’re giving into the demands of the extreme-fringe.Read more
Congressional Republicans and President Trump just demonstrated that promises of “draining the swamp” are nothing but rhetoric. The GOP Congress passed; and Trump signed, a bill that gives giant corporations the right to sell data about your internet searches to the highest bidder.
“If the bill is signed into law, companies like Cox, Comcast, Time Warner, AT&T, and Verizon will have free rein to hijack your searches, sell your data, and hammer you with unwanted advertisements,” the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) wrote of Senate Joint Resolution (S.J.) 34. Trump signed the resolution into law on April 3, 2017.
S.J. 34 overturns Federal Communication Commission (FCC) regulations that would have required broadband providers to get permission from customers before selling data about online searches. Here is how the EFF described its effects:
“Should President Donald Trump sign S.J. Res. 34 into law, big Internet providers will be given new powers to harvest your personal information in extraordinarily creepy ways,” the EFF’s Ernesto Falcon wrote. “They will watch your every action online and create highly personalized and sensitive profiles for the highest bidder.”
Donald J. Trump has been in the Oval Office for a little over two months. Therefore it is a good time to check up on some of the ambitious promises he made to the American people during the election.
Here is a short list of some of the promises Trump made voters and the “progress” he has made on them:
- Protect US manufacturing jobs by placing a 45% tariff on Chinese imports. Since the Inauguration Trump has not even mentioned this tariff which was one of his signature issues during the campaign. The value of Chinese goods shipped to the US increased by 11.5% during February 2017, CNBC reported.
- Repeal and replace Obamacare with a new health plan. The administration’s American Healthcare Act was so unpopular that Republicans pulled it from Congress to avoid an embarrassing defeat. Trump was unable to find enough GOP votes to get one of his signature pieces of legislation through Congress.
- Trump’s new healthcare plan is summed up in this Tweet:
“ObamaCare will explode and we will all get together and piece together a great healthcare plan for THE PEOPLE. Do not worry! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 25, 2017.”
- Notice that Trump does not say what the “great healthcare plan for the American people" will be.
- To dodge the draft
- To mock war heroes and their families
- To discriminate against active-duty members of the armed forces in one's companies
- To campaign to keep disable veterans away from one's property
The United States might be facing the greatest constitutional crisis since the Watergate scandal in the early 1970s, thanks to President Trump.
Watergate involved the theft of sensitive information from the Democratic National Committee (DNC) by operatives connected to President Richard M. Nixon’s reelection campaign in 1972. The FBI has information that indicates associate President Trump did the same thing with help from a potentially hostile foreign power namely Russia, CNN reported.
President Nixon was eventually forced to resign because of Watergate. Therefore it is possible that Trump might be forced to resign because of the Russia scandal.
“If [there’s] coordination, then this scandal becomes Watergate-like,” Former US ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul tweeted.Read more