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Trump’s EPA Grants Flint $100 Million To Fix Broken Water System

Trump’s EPA Grants Flint $100 Million To Fix Broken Water System

The Environmental Protection Agency awarded Michigan $100 million to help replace Flint’s badly eroded and damaged water infrastructure. The funding was provided by the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act of 2016 and enables the beleaguered city to replace its decaying lead water pipes. Michigan is providing the required 20 percent match of $20 […]

Disney Coughs Up $3.8 Million For Violating Minimum Wage Laws

Disney Coughs Up $3.8 Million For Violating Minimum Wage Laws

Walt Disney Co. has agreed to pay $3.8 million in back wages, after a U.S. Department of Labor investigation found the company in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act. Some 16,339 hotel and time-share management employees will receive a portion of the near $4 million pay out. The Labor Department’s Wage and Hour Division […]

Lawmakers warn judges ruling on travel bans against exceeding power

Lawmakers warn judges ruling on travel bans against exceeding power

This week’s rulings against President Trump’s revised executive order on travel and refugees have sparked heated pushback from Republicans on Capitol Hill, who say judges have crossed the line to become adversaries of this White House – and suggested retribution could be coming. Even some judges seemed worried about the tenor of recent rulings, saying […]

The First 100 Days (Trump Briefs: March 10-17/Day 50-57) Week 8

The First 100 Days (Trump Briefs: March 10-17/Day 50-57) Week 8

By Michael Hernandez   Friday, March 10 (Day 50): Press Secretary speaks on loyal Obama officials still in government “I think there’s no question, when you have eight years of one party in office,” said White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer, “there are people who stay in government—and continue to espouse the agenda of the […]

Study: ‘Sanctuary’ Jurisdictions Risk $870 Million

Study: ‘Sanctuary’ Jurisdictions Risk $870 Million

Some 600 cities and counties — plus a handful of states — risk about $870 million in federal law enforcement grants as a result of “sanctuary” immigration policies, according to a study by a liberal-leaning think tank. The Center for American Progress, founded by former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta, released […]

Trump to autoworkers: ‘Buy American and hire American’

Trump to autoworkers: ‘Buy American and hire American’

YPSILANTI, Mich. — President Donald Trump on Wednesday said he plans to do what he can to roll back what he views as unnecessary and restrictive regulations that are holding automakers back from creating jobs for Americans. Trump, speaking before hundreds of autoworkers at the American Center for Mobility at Willow Run in Ypsilanti, also […]

Aircraft Carrier: The Nation’s Trump Card Reborne

Aircraft Carrier: The Nation’s Trump Card Reborne

USS Enterprise carrier group The usefulness of the aircraft carrier, long the centerpiece of American naval power in the world, was in serious question, even by me, one year ago. Chronic underfunding, poor strategic assumptions and bad acquisition decisions had left the carrier defensively unprotected and offensively underpowered as its airwing both shrank in size […]

Joe Biden: Donald Trump ‘deserves a chance’ to lead

Joe Biden: Donald Trump ‘deserves a chance’ to lead

Former Vice President Joe Biden declared Monday that President Trump “deserves a chance” to lead the country. During a press conference at the University of Delaware, Mr. Biden told reporters that Mr. Trump has been “playing catch-up” since taking office because he didn’t think he was going to win and was unprepared for a smooth […]

Dems vow govt. shutdown over Trump border wall

Dems vow govt. shutdown over Trump border wall

Senate Democrats said Monday that they will block any spending bill that includes money for President Trump’s border wall, even if it leads to a government shutdown, saying it’s up to Republicans to resist touchy issues in the looming spending debate. In a letter led by Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, top Democrats also said […]

New England fishermen challenge Obama’s marine national monument

New England fishermen challenge Obama’s  marine national monument

Creation of the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument exceeded the Antiquities Act, which authorizes monuments only on federal land, not the ocean A coalition of New England fishermen organizations filed suit today over former President Barack Obama’s designation of a vast area of ocean as a national monument — a dictate that could […]