10/6/2022

CLASSIFIED DOCUMENTS/TRUMP ADMIN: “Donald Trump has identified yet another federal institution he wants to purge of qualified officials and stack with his lackeys: the National Archives. Since this summer, Trump has told close associates that he wants to gut the nonpartisan historical agency, which the former president believes is full of anti-MAGA subversives, two sources […]

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8/18/2022

CLASSIFIED DOCUMENTS/FBI/TRUMP ADMIN: “When FBI agents found top secret documents at Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate, the former president and his staff claimed the docs were actually declassified by a mysterious ‘standing’ declassification rule. Now, the feds are investigating Trump’s alibi to see if anyone besides Trump heard about it. Two people familiar with the matter […]

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8/2/2022

DEFENSE/TRUMP ADMIN: “The Defense Department electronically wiped the phones of some former top officials who served under then-President Donald Trump, including deleting text messages related to last year’s attack on the US Capitol. Government lawyers made that admission in a court filing tied to a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit by American Oversight, a government […]

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5/26/2022

SCOTT PRUITT/TRUMP ADMIN/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Scott Pruitt, while in charge of the Environmental Protection Agency during the Trump administration, repeatedly pressured his federal security officers to drive at excessive and sometimes dangerous speeds on routine trips, with sirens and emergency lights on, because he had a habit of running late, according to a federal report released […]

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4/27/2022

TRUMP ADMIN: “Boeing disclosed Wednesday [April 27, 2022] that it has lost a whopping $1.1 billion in costs related to its deal with the Trump administration to modify two 747 jumbo jets to serve as Air Force One — and CEO Dave Calhoun admitted the aviation giant ‘probably’ should not have cut the deal in […]

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4/13/2022

INVESTIGATIONS/JOE BIDEN/TRUMP ADMIN: “President Biden has authorized the National Archives and Records Administration to hand over a new tranche of Trump White House documents to the House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol. In a letter released Wednesday by the archives, Biden declined to assert executive privilege over the records — […]

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2/7/2022

TRUMP ADMIN: “Former President Donald Trump had to return 15 boxes of documents that were improperly taken from the White House, the National Archives said Monday [February 7, 2022]… [A]mong the items Trump had to return were correspondence with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un that Trump has described as ‘beautiful letters’ and a handwritten letter […]

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1/15/2022

CENSUS/TRUMP ADMIN: “Former President Donald Trump’s administration alarmed career civil servants at the Census Bureau by not only ending the 2020 national head count early, but also pressuring them to alter plans for protecting people’s privacy and producing accurate data, a newly released email shows… On Tuesday, the Biden administration’s Scientific Integrity Task Force… issued […]

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12/22/2021

CDC/COVID-19/TRUMP ADMINISTRATION: “A top official at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the Trump White House ‘forced’ the agency to relax its COVID-19 guidance for houses of worships, which left him worried that people would ‘get sick and perhaps die’ as a result, according to a newly unveiled May 2020 email thread.” -Grace […]

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12/17/2021

CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/TRUMP ADMINISTRATION: “Trump administration officials made ‘deliberate efforts to undermine the nation’s coronavirus response for political purposes,’ the House Select subcommittee on the coronavirus crisis led by Democrats said in a report released Friday. The committee, which spent months working to interview former Trump officials, said the administration worked to undermine the public health response […]

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11/12/2021

CDC/CORONAVIRUS/TRUMP ADMIN: “The latest documents from a House committee investigating the former administration’s response to the [coronavirus] pandemic shed additional light on the efforts of some of former President Trump’s political appointees to blunt or even block the messages of career officials because they did not align with Trump’s rosy projections… Trump officials tried to […]

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10/8/2021

CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/TRUMP ADMIN: “Trump told Fox News’ Sean Hannity on Thursday [October 7, 2021] during a phone interview that his administration had done ‘an incredible job’ handling the COVID-19 pandemic and ‘everybody’ wanted the [coronavirus] vaccine when he was president… ‘There was nobody saying ‘oh, gee, I don’t want to take it.’ Now they say that […]

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6/26/2021

2020 ELECTION/ISRAEL/TRUMP ADMIN: “Under our [Trump] administration, America was respected again. We were respected by other countries. You don’t have these things that we already talked about. You wouldn’t have had them go on if the election were not rigged. You wouldn’t have that happening. They wouldn’t be shooting thousands of missiles into Israel and […]

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6/11/2021

DOJ/TRUMP ADMIN: “As the Justice Department investigated who was behind leaks of classified information early in the Trump administration, it took a highly unusual step: Prosecutors subpoenaed Apple for data from the accounts of at least two Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee, aides and family members. One was a minor… Prosecutors, under the beleaguered […]

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6/9/2021

MEDIA/TRUMP ADMIN: “The Trump administration battled with CNN for half a year to obtain the email records of a reporter and insisted it all take place under an extraordinary order of secrecy, CNN’s lead attorney revealed on Wednesday [June 9, 2021]… It’s not uncommon for a media organization to receive a subpoena from the Justice […]

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5/25/2021

CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/MILITARY/VACCINES: “New United States COVID cases, because of the record-breaking development of the [coronavirus] vaccine and its early purchase and distribution by the Trump Administration, has hit its lowest level in more than one year, and falling fast. I want to thank all within the Trump Administration who pushed so hard for a vaccine and […]

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5/7/2021

DOJ/MEDIA/TRUMP ADMIN: “The Trump Justice Department secretly obtained Washington Post journalists’ phone records and tried to obtain their email records over reporting they did in the early months of the Trump administration on Russia’s role in the 2016 election, according to government letters and officials… It is rare for the Justice Department to use subpoenas […]

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4/22/2021

NATURAL DISASTERS/PUERTO RICO/TRUMP ADMIN: “The administration of former President Donald Trump obstructed an investigation looking into why officials withheld about $20 billion in hurricane relief for Puerto Rico following the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Maria in 2017, one of the deadliest U.S. natural disasters in over 100 years, a new report says. A Department of […]

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3/28/2021

CORONAVIRUS/TRUMP ADMIN/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Dr. Deborah Birx, the White House coronavirus response coordinator in the Trump administration… said the Trump administration could have prevented hundreds of thousands of Covid-19 deaths had it acted more forcefully to mitigate the pandemic. ‘I look at it this way: The first time, we have an excuse. There were about 100,000 […]

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3/16/2021

2020 ELECTION/INTELLIGENCE/JOE BIDEN/RUSSIA/TRUMP ADMIN: “Despite repeated assertions by senior Trump administration officials that China sought to hurt President Donald Trump in the 2020 election, a newly declassified intelligence assessment finds that China did not seek to influence the outcome… The assessment says Iran worked to undermine Trump… In discussing Russian interference, the assessment is in […]

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3/15/2021

CDC/CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/TRUMP ADMIN: “Federal health officials have identified several controversial [coronavirus] pandemic recommendations released during the Donald Trump administration that they say were ‘not primarily authored’ by staff and don’t reflect the best scientific evidence, based on a review ordered by its new director… One, released in July, delivered a strong argument for school reopenings and […]

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3/15/2021

CORONAVIRUS/TRUMP ADMIN/VACCINES: “A senior [Trump] administration official told Vanity Fair that staff from across the administration had ‘shamelessly’ attempted to jump ahead in line to get a [coronavirus] vaccine during the chaotic distribution earlier this year. The outlet reported that former officials likened the effort to first-class passengers aboard the Titanic shoving others out of […]

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2/28/2021

CORONAVIRUS/TRUMP ADMIN/VACCINES: “Any article you read said it couldn’t be done. It would be years and years [to make a coronavirus vaccine]. I handed the new administration what everyone is now calling a modern day medical miracle. Some say, it’s the greatest thing to happen in hundreds of years, two vaccines produced in record time […]

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2/8/2021

CDC/COVID-19/TRUMP ADMIN: “The Trump administration sought to suppress Covid-19 testing in the United States last year by softening guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on who needed to be tested, a House panel said Monday [Feb. 8, 2021]. In August, the CDC revised its Covid-19 testing guidance to say that people who […]

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1/19/2021

CHINA/MIKE POMPEO/TRUMP ADMIN: “The Trump administration has determined that China has committed ‘genocide and crimes against humanity’ in its repression of Uighur Muslims in its Xinjiang region, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Tuesday, delivering an embarrassing blow to Beijing a day before U.S. President-elect Joe Biden is to take office… The move is […]

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1/15/2021

CORONAVIRUS/TRUMP ADMIN/VACCINES: “As I’ve said before, we will use the Defense Production Act to work with private industry to accelerate the making of materials needed to supply and administer the [coronavirus] vaccine, from tubes and syringes to protective equipment… As we made clear earlier this month, the Trump administration policy of holding back close to […]

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1/14/2021

JOE BIDEN/OIL/TRUMP ADMIN: “The Trump administration on Thursday [Jan. 14, 2021] will offer the oil and gas industry a final chance to secure federal acreage before the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden, who has pledged to ban new drilling on public lands. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management will auction 37 parcels on 6,851 acres […]

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1/12/2021

CORONAVIRUS/JOE BIDEN/TRUMP ADMIN/VACCINES: “The Trump administration announced sweeping changes to its vaccination rollout on Tuesday [Jan. 12, 2021], including making all of the coronavirus vaccine supply immediately available, urging states to provide shots to anyone 65 and older and warning states with lagging inoculations that they could lose some of their shots to speedier places. […]

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1/5/2021

CYBERATTACK/RUSSIA/TRUMP ADMIN: “Nearly a month after reports emerged of a massive hack of U.S. government agencies and corporations, the Trump administration announced Tuesday [Jan. 5, 2021 that it had formed a task force to deal with the repercussions of what it officially acknowledged — for the first time — was likely a damaging Russian espionage […]

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1/5/2021

ENVIRONMENT/OIL/TRUMP ADMIN: “The Trump administration gutted protections for migratory birds on Tuesday, delivering a parting gift to the oil and gas industry, which has long sought to be shielded from liability for killing birds unintentionally in oil spills, toxic waste ponds and other environmental disasters… Under the measure, which changes the way the 1918 Migratory […]

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1/4/2021

CORONAVIRUS/TRUMP ADMIN/VACCINES: “I’ve said it before, getting America vaccinated [against coronavirus] will be one of the most difficult operational challenges this nation’s ever faced but we’ve known it for the last months. This [Trump] administration has gotten off to a God-awful start. The president spends more time whining and complaining than doing something about the […]

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12/31/2020

ANTHONY FAUCI/CORONAVIRUS/TRUMP ADMIN/VACCINES: “Officials from Operation Warp Speed, President Donald Trump’s [coronavirus] vaccine program, had said the country would immunize 20 million people with the first of the two-dose Covid-19 vaccine in December. But the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that of more than 12.4 million doses distributed, just under 2.8 million have […]

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12/29/2020

CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/JOE BIDEN/TRUMP ADMIN/VACCINES: “I want to [be] clear about five things every American should know about our efforts to contain COVID-19 and where the [coronavirus] vaccine stands today. First — things will get worse before they get better… Second, the Trump administration’s plan to distribute vaccines is falling behind, far behind… A few weeks ago […]

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12/29/2020

HHS/TRUMP ADMIN: “The Trump Administration rejected a push by the scientific community for recommendations that adults should reduce sugar and alcohol in their diets. While the Dietary Guidelines for Americans for 2020-25 advised for the first time that children under 2 years old avoid sugar, the publication issued Tuesday [Dec. 29, 2020] left recommendations for […]

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12/22/2020

CYBERATTACK/RUSSIA/TRUMP ADMIN: “In an age when so much of our lives are conducted online, cyber attacks must be treated as a serious threat by our leadership at the highest levels… Initial indications, including from Secretary Pompeo and Attorney General Barr suggest that Russia is responsible for this breach. It certainly fits Russia’s long history of […]

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12/22/2020

IMMIGRATION/JOE BIDEN/TRUMP ADMIN: [Reporter: “What is your timeline for rolling back some of the specific Trump administration immigration policies?] “The last thing we need is to say we’re going to stop immediately the access to asylum the way it’s being run and end up with two million people on our border. It’s a matter of […]

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12/22/2020

BUSINESS/TRUMP ADMIN: “Servers and other workers who receive tips could be required by their employer to share that gratuity with non-tipped staff members such as dishwashers, under a final regulation the Labor Department announced on Tuesday [Dec. 22, 2020]. The rule is the culmination of more than three years of work by the Trump administration […]

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12/19/2020

BIDEN-HARRIS ADMIN/CLIMATE CHANGE/TRUMP ADMIN: “We will bring America back into the Paris Agreement and put us back in the business of leading the world on climate change. The current Administration reversed the Obama-Biden fuel-efficiency standards and picked Big Oil companies over the American workers. Our Administration will not only bring those standards back — we […]

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12/18/2020

RUSSIA/TRUMP ADMIN: “The Trump administration has notified Congress that it intends to shutter the last two remaining U.S. consulates in Russia… The department’s notification to Congress, a copy of which was obtained by The Associated Press, said the closures are due to caps placed by Russian authorities in 2017 on the number of U.S. diplomats […]

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12/18/2020

TRUMP EXECUTIVE ORDERS: “By law, savings bonds never expire, and there is no deadline for owners to redeem them. It is currently estimated that more than 75 million matured savings bonds, issued as far back as 1935, remain unredeemed. The total value of these unredeemed savings bonds is approximately $27 billion. Above and beyond any […]

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12/18/2020

CENSUS/SUPREME COURT/TRUMP ADMIN: “The U.S. Supreme Court dodged a ruling on Friday [Dec. 18, 2020] on whether President Trump can exclude undocumented immigrants from a key census count. In the unsigned opinion, the court said it would be premature to rule on the case right now because it is “riddled with contingencies and speculation” and […]

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12/17/2020

DHS/RUSSIA/TRUMP ADMIN: “President Donald Trump’s former homeland security adviser described the massive data breach of multiple US federal agencies, which US officials suspect is the work of Russian-linked hackers, in urgent terms Wednesday night [Dec. 16, 2020], calling for immediate and decisive action by the President… US officials are grappling with the widespread cyberattack after […]

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12/16/2020

ABORTION/CALIFORNIA/HEALTHCARE/TRUMP ADMIN: “The Trump administration said Wednesday [Dec. 16, 2020] it was cutting $200 million in federal healthcare funding to California because the state requires insurance providers to cover abortions… The Department of Health and Human Services determined that the state was violating a federal antidiscrimination law, known as the Weldon Amendment, that protects insurers […]

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12/15/2020

ENERGY/TRUMP ADMIN: “The Trump administration on Tuesday finalized its rollback of standards for showerheads following a string of public complaints from the president about low-flow fixtures designed to save water. The Department of Energy (DOE) rule was joined by another that creates a new class of quick-cycle washers and dryers that meet lower energy efficiency […]

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12/14/2020

RUSSIA/SANCTIONS/TRUMP ADMIN/TURKEY: “The Trump administration on Monday sanctioned Turkey, a NATO ally, over its purchase of a Russian missile defense system – a long-awaited move that comes just weeks before President Donald Trump leaves office. The new sanctions include a ban on all U.S. export licenses and loans to Turkey’s defense procurement agency and an […]

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12/14/2020

CORONAVIRUS/SCOTT GOTTLIEB/TRUMP ADMIN/VACCINES: “Former Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb, now on the board of Pfizer, said that the United States was offered more of the company’s successful coronavirus vaccine as recently as November — but didn’t take the deal… Gottlieb, who was Trump’s FDA chief until April 2019, noted that the U.S. […]

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12/11/2020

TRUMP ADMIN: “The Trump administration plans to continue its unprecedented series of post-election federal executions Friday… The series of executions after Election Day, the first in late November, is the first time in over 130 years where federal executions have occurred during a lame-duck period.” -Michael Tarm, “Trump administration plans 2nd execution in as many […]

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12/10/2020

IMMIGRATION/REGULATIONS/TRUMP ADMIN: “The Trump administration has finalized a regulation that would place more limits on migrants seeking refuge in the United States, the latest in a series of rules that make it exceedingly difficult to claim asylum in the US and serving as yet another example of the challenges an incoming Biden administration will face […]

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12/9/2020

BIDEN-HARRIS ADMIN/HHS/TRUMP ADMIN: “The Trump administration wants to require the incoming Department of Health and Human Services team to review most HHS regulations by 2023 — and automatically void those that haven’t been assessed by then. The recently proposed rule would require HHS to analyze within 24 months about 2,400 regulations — rules that affect […]

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12/9/2020

EPA/REGULATIONS/TRUMP ADMIN: “The Trump administration finalized a rule Wednesday [Dec. 9, 2020] that could make it more difficult to enact public health protections, by changing the way the Environmental Protection Agency calculates the costs and benefits of new limits on air pollution. The new cost-benefit requirements, which apply to all future Clean Air Act rules, […]

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12/9/2020

MEDICARE/TRUMP ADMIN: “The Trump administration is trying to revive the president’s stalled election-eve plan to send millions of Medicare recipients a $200 prescription discount card. A person familiar with the effort tells The Associated Press that government agencies still face legal questions about the plan… President Donald Trump announced the discount cards were coming as […]

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12/7/2020

CORONAVIRUS/TRUMP ADMIN/VACCINES: “Before Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine was proved highly successful in clinical trials last month, the company offered the Trump administration the chance to lock in supplies beyond the 100 million doses the pharmaceutical maker agreed to sell the government as part of a $1.95 billion deal months ago. But the administration, according to people […]

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12/7/2020

TRUMP ADMIN: “As Donald Trump’s presidency winds down, his administration is ratcheting up the pace of federal executions despite a surge of coronavirus cases in prisons, announcing plans for five starting Thursday [Dec. 10, 2020] and concluding just days before the Jan. 20 inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden. If the five go off as planned, […]

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12/7/2020

ENVIRONMENT/REGULATIONS/TRUMP ADMIN: “The Trump administration on Monday [Dec. 7, 2020] rejected setting tougher standards on soot, the nation’s most widespread deadly air pollutant, saying the existing regulations remain sufficient even though some public health experts and environmental justice organizations had pleaded for stricter limits… In its decision announced Monday, the Environmental Protection Agency maintained the […]

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12/4/2020

BUSINESS/CHINA/TRUMP ADMIN: “The Trump administration is continuing to inflict damage on China’s prized businesses in its final weeks, with actions that could make it harder for President-elect Joe Biden to rebuild relations once he takes office. The latest move came Thursday [Dec. 3, 2020] when the US Department of Defense added China’s top chipmaker SMIC, […]

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11/25/2020

IMMIGRATION/TRUMP OFFICIALS: “U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials have shut down the South Texas warehouse where chain-link enclosures were deplored as ‘cages’ during the Trump administration’s crackdown on migrant families and children. The facility will undergo renovations until 2022, CBP officials said. The chain-link partitions will be removed, and the warehouse will be redesigned to […]

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11/25/2020

BIDEN TRANSITION/TRUMP ADMIN: “Now that the General Services Administration has determined President-elect Joe Biden may access the transition tools of the federal government, formal conversations between Mr. Biden’s team and Trump administration officials are already underway, the incoming president said Tuesday [Nov. 24, 2020]. Shortly after CBS News confirmed the former vice president can access […]

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11/24/2020

STOCK MARKET/TRUMP ADMIN: “Well, thank you very much, and I just want to congratulate everybody. The stock market — Dow Jones Industrial Average — just hit 30,000, which is the highest in history. We’ve never broken 30,000, and that’s just — despite everything that’s taken place with the pandemic… That’s a sacred number, 30,000. Nobody […]

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11/24/2020

TRUMP ADMIN: “The Justice Department is proceeding with plans for more federal executions in the closing days of President Trump’s administration, including two scheduled shortly before the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden… If the Justice Department plan moves forward, 13 people will have faced death by lethal injection during the Trump administration. Legal experts who […]

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11/23/2020

IMMIGRATION/TRUMP ADMIN: “The outgoing administration of U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday [Nov. 23, 2020] issued a new temporary rule that could require tourist and business travelers from two dozen countries, most in Africa, to pay a bond of as much as $15,000 to visit the United States. The U.S. State Department said the temporary […]

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11/23/2020

AUTO INDUSTRY/CALIFORNIA/LAWSUIT/TRUMP ADMIN: “General Motors withdrew Monday [Nov. 23, 2020] from a challenge to California’s fuel economy rules that had been backed by Donald Trump’s administration and endorsed President-Elect Joe Biden’s policy for boosting the use of electric autos. In October 2019, GM — along with Toyota and Fiat Chrysler — announced they supported the […]

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11/23/2020

2020 ELECTION/BIDEN TRANSITION/BUSINESS/TRUMP ADMIN: “Concerned that President Trump’s refusal to accept the election results is hurting the country, more than 160 top American executives asked the administration on Monday [Nov. 23, 2020] to immediately acknowledge Joseph R. Biden Jr. as the president-elect and begin the transition to a new administration… As a way of gaining […]

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11/23/2020

AUTO INDUSTRY/BIDEN TRANSITION/CLIMATE CHANGE/TRUMP ADMIN: “Today’s announcement that General Motors is committed to working with the Biden-Harris Administration and the broader U.S. auto industry to build a future in which America leads the world in the manufacturing of zero-emissions vehicles is encouraging news for our economy, our planet, and the long-term success of American autoworkers. […]

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11/22/2020

AIR FORCE/FOREIGN POLICY/TRUMP ADMIN: “The Trump administration formally shut the door on the Open Skies treaty Sunday, exiting the agreement while moving to get rid of the U.S. Air Force planes that have been used to carry out the nearly three-decade-old accord. President Trump had served notice in May that the U.S. would withdraw in […]

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11/22/2020

CLIMATE CHANGE/G20/TRUMP ADMIN: “To protect American workers, I withdrew the United States from the unfair and one-sided Paris Climate Accord, a very unfair act for the United States. The Paris Accord was not designed to save the environment. It was designed to kill the American economy. I refuse to surrender millions of American jobs and […]

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11/22/2020

ENVIRONMENT/G20/TRUMP ADMIN: “I am greatly honored to provide an update to the G20 nations on our historic efforts to protect the environment of the United States and the world. Under my administration, environmental stewardship is a sacred obligation. Over the last four years, we have made incredible strides to ensure that the United States has […]

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11/19/2020

CORONAVIRUS/TRUMP ADMIN: “The White House coronavirus task force will hold its first press briefing in months on Thursday [Nov. 19, 2020] as infections surge around the country and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) urges Americans to avoid traveling for Thanksgiving… The briefing will mark the first time members of the task force […]

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11/18/2020

BIDEN TRANSITION/CORONAVIRUS/TRUMP ADMIN: “One of the problems that we’re having now is the failure of the [Trump] administration to recognize— The law says that the General Services Administration has a person who recognizes who the winner is. And then they have to have access to all the data and information that the government possesses to […]

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11/18/2020

IMMIGRATION/TRUMP ADMIN: “A federal judge on Wednesday [Nov. 18, 2020] ordered the Trump administration to stop expelling immigrant children who cross the southern border alone, halting a policy that has resulted in thousands of rapid deportations of minors during the coronavirus pandemic. U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan issued a preliminary injunction sought by legal groups […]

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11/17/2020

CORONAVIRUS/MICHIGAN/TRUMP ADMIN/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Stanford University appeared to distance itself from Dr. Scott Atlas, a prominent member of the Trump administration’s coronavirus task force, following his remarks that residents of Michigan should ‘rise up’ against the state’s new coronavirus restrictions… Atlas is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, a conservative-leaning think tank based at the […]

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11/16/2020

COURTS/NOMINATIONS/TRUMP ADMIN: “Since Donald Trump (R) took office in January 2017, he has appointed 52 judges to the 13 federal circuit courts… In January 2017, there were 90 circuit court judges appointed by Democrats, 74 appointed by Republicans, and 14 vacancies. In November 2020, there were 80 circuit court judges appointed by Democrats, 97 appointed […]

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11/16/2020

ATTORNEY GENERAL/LAWSUIT/TRUMP ADMIN: “During President Donald Trump’s four years in office, his administration has sparred in court with state attorneys general over nearly every issue. Among the topics: the ‘travel ban’; the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA; family separations at the U.S.-Mexico border; the ‘national emergency’ declaration to build the border wall; […]

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11/14/2020

IMMIGRATION/TRUMP ADMIN: “Although nearing the end of its term after an election defeat, the Trump administration just crossed off another to-do list item in advance of President-elect Joe Biden’s new administration, crafting a new and more complex test that immigrants must take to receive their citizenship. Officials under President Donald Trump unveiled the new civics […]

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11/13/2020

BIDEN TRANSITION/CORONAVIRUS/TRUMP ADMIN: “I am the president-elect, but I will not be president until next year. The [coronavirus] crisis does not respect dates on the calendar, it is accelerating right now. Urgent action is needed today, now, by the current [Trump] administration – starting with an acknowledgment of how serious the current situation is. Resources […]

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11/10/2020

OBAMACARE (ACA)/SUPREME COURT/TRUMP ADMIN: “Well, that didn’t go well. At least not for the state of Texas and the Trump Administration as the Supreme Court heard oral arguments Tuesday in their challenge to ObamaCare. A majority of Justices signaled that they didn’t buy the argument that the entire law should be cashiered because Congress zeroed […]

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11/10/2020

OBAMACARE (ACA)/PRE-EXISTING CONDITIONS/SUPREME COURT/TRUMP ADMIN: “The goal of the outgoing [Trump] administration is clear from the brief they filed in the Supreme Court. It asserts, and I quote, ‘The entire ACA thus must fall.’ End of quote… Seventy-nine percent of the American people, including nine out of ten Democrats, eight out of ten independents, and […]

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11/10/2020

SOCIAL MEDIA/TRUMP ADMIN: “TikTok has filed a petition in a US Court of Appeals calling for a review of actions by the Trump administration’s Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS). The reason, according to the company, is that it hasn’t heard from the committee in weeks about an imminent deadline for parent […]

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11/2/2020

COURTS/IMMIGRATION/TRUMP ADMIN: “A federal judge in Chicago struck down a key immigration rule Monday that would deny green cards to immigrants who use food stamps or other public benefits, a blow to the Trump administration on the eve of the election. In a decision that applies nationwide, U.S. District Judge Gary Feinerman rejected the rule […]

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10/30/2020

DREAMERS/FAMILY SEPARATION/IMMIGRATION/TRUMP ADMIN: “President Trump and his administration choose cruelty and exclusion at every turn, whether you are fleeing the brutal, socialist Maduro regime in Venezuela hoping to receive Temporary Protected Status that Trump and Senate Republicans continue to deny, or a Dreamer who has never known any country other than the United States that […]

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10/30/2020

IMMIGRATION/TRUMP ADMIN: “The Trump Administration’s anti-immigrant agenda does not represent our American values, period. All they have to offer is four more years of hateful rhetoric and division and policies that will end America’s historic role as a symbol of freedom and prosperity, and as a beacon of hope for those fleeing violence and oppression […]

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10/28/2020

CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/JOE BIDEN/TRUMP ADMINISTRATION: “[T]he White House science office, and this stunned me, put out a statement listing ending the COVID-19 pandemic as a top accomplishment of President Trump’s first term… At the very moment when infection rates are going up in almost every state in our union, the refusal of the Trump administration to recognize […]

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10/28/2020

COVID-19/TRUMP ADMIN: “The White House said Wednesday [Oct. 28, 2020] that a news release that listed ‘ending the Covid-19 pandemic’ as an accomplishment of the Trump administration was ‘poorly worded…’ and claimed the purpose was to state the administration’s goal of ending the virus.” ‘From the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Administration has taken […]

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10/28/2020

ISRAEL/TRUMP ADMIN: “The Trump administration on Wednesday [Oct. 28, 2020] lifted restrictions on federal investment in science, research and agriculture projects in Israeli settlements in the West Bank, which the international community views as occupied territory… In 2019, the State Department certified that it no longer viewed Israeli settlements beyond the 1967 cease-fire line in […]

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10/27/2020

COVID-19/PRE-EXISTING CONDITIONS/TRUMP ADMIN: “Nebraskans are hurting — and President Trump is failing them. The number of COVID-19 cases surpassed 60,000 and hospitalizations hit record highs last week… Just days ago, White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows stunningly admitted that the Trump administration has given up on even trying to control this pandemic. Not only […]

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10/25/2020

CORONAVIRUS/TRUMP ADMIN: “White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows stunningly admitted this morning that the administration has given up on even trying to control this pandemic, that they’ve given up on their basic duty to protect the American people. This wasn’t a slip by Meadows, it was a candid acknowledgment of what President Trump’s strategy […]

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10/23/2020

ABORTION/MIKE POMPEO/TRUMP ADMIN: “The United States on Thursday signed an anti-abortion declaration along with more than 30 countries representing over 1.6 billion people… Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar took part in a virtual signing ceremony of the Geneva Consensus Declaration. Egypt, Uganda, Brazil, Hungary and Indonesia […]

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10/21/2020

FAMILY SEPARATION/IMMIGRATION/TRUMP ADMIN: “Every day it seems we uncover new horrors perpetrated by President Trump and his administration against our most deeply held values in pursuit of their extreme anti-immigrant agenda. Of the thousands of children that the Trump Administration forcibly separated from their parents as part of its cruel ‘zero-tolerance’ policy, 545 children are […]

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10/20/2020

DOJ/TECHNOLOGY/TRUMP ADMIN: “The Justice Department accused Google of maintaining an illegal monopoly over search and search advertising in a lawsuit filed on Tuesday [Oct. 20, 2020], the government’s most significant legal challenge to a tech company’s market power in a generation… The Trump administration has attacked Google, which owns YouTube, and other online platform companies, […]

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10/16/2020

CALIFORNIA/CLIMATE CHANGE/NATURAL DISASTERS/TRUMP ADMIN: “The Trump administration has rejected California’s request for disaster relief aid for six major wildfires that scorched more than 1.8 million acres in land, destroyed thousands of structures and caused at least three deaths last month. The rejection of aid late Thursday [Oct. 15, 2020], a rare move in cases of […]

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10/6/2020

CORONAVIRUS/TRUMP ADMIN: “President Donald Trump said Tuesday he has told his administration’s negotiators to end coronavirus stimulus talks with Democrats until after the Nov. 3 election. The declaration, if the White House follows through on it, would halt an ongoing push to send trillions of dollars more in relief to Americans as the outbreak rampages […]

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10/6/2020

TRUMP ADMIN/TURKEY: “The Trump administration must press Turkey to refrain from any further provocative actions in the region against Greece, including threats of force, to create the space for diplomacy to succeed. I also call on Turkish President Erdogan to reverse his recent decision to convert the Hagia Sophia to a mosque and to return […]

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10/6/2020

TRUMP ADMIN: “The paintings submitted for this year’s federal duck stamp contest feature familiar images of wildlife art… But a closer look at the contest entries reveals other, less expected details. In scene after scene, wooden duck calls—which hunters use to lure in the birds—drift along the water or rest in the reeds. In several others, […]

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10/5/2020

CUBA/TRUMP ADMIN: “We also need a new Cuba policy. The administration’s approach is not working. Cuba is no closer to freedom and democracy than it was four years ago. The fact there’s more political prisoners, the secret police are as brutal as ever, and Russia is once again a major presence in Cuba in Havana… […]

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10/3/2020

COVID-19/TRUMP ADMIN: “When the [Trump] administration was told that there’s a thousand people a day dying of COVID, the response was, ‘It is what it is.’ It is what it is? It is what it is because they are who they are. That’s why it is what it is. We can change this. I promise […]

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9/25/2020

CENSUS/TRUMP ADMIN: “A federal judge barred the Trump administration on Friday from ending the 2020 census a month early, the latest twist in years of political and legal warfare over perhaps the most contested population count in a century… The ruling came after evidence filed this week showed that top Census Bureau officials believed ending […]

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9/23/2020

DOJ/JOE BIDEN/TRUMP ADMIN: “This has been the most corrupt administration in modern American history. The Justice Department has turned into the president’s private law firm. He actually has them representing him on women who accused him of rape. Where does that come from? And the Justice Department under my administration will be totally independent of […]

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