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Trump Admin to Roll Back Michelle Obama’s School Meal Standards on Vegetables, Fruits

Trump Admin to Roll Back Michelle Obama’s School Meal Standards on Vegetables, Fruits

BY GQ PAN The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) on Friday announced two proposals to roll back school meal standards on vegetables and fruits initially championed by former first lady Michelle Obama. The new standards, according to Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, are designed to give local schools and foodservice operators more flexibility “because they know their children best.” […]

Federal Judge Blocks Trump From Diverting $3.6 Billion in Military Funds Toward Border Wall

Federal Judge Blocks Trump From Diverting $3.6 Billion in Military Funds Toward Border Wall

BY MIMI NGUYEN LY A federal judge has blocked the Trump administration from diverting $3.6 billion in military funds toward the construction of the border wall. Judge David Briones of the Western District of Texas issued a permanent nationwide injunction (pdf) on Tuesday, ruling that the administration’s move to redirect the funds is “unlawful.” The administration is expected […]

Trump’s Course Correction on E-Cigarettes: Great Idea, No Matter His Reasons

Trump’s Course Correction on E-Cigarettes: Great Idea, No Matter His Reasons

  By Thomas L. Knapp Annie Karni, Maggie Haberman, and Sheila Kaplan  of the New York Times describe US president Donald Trump’s proposed ban on flavored e-cigarette products as “a swift and bold reaction to a growing public health crisis affecting teenagers” that Trump backed away from “under pressure from his political advisers and lobbyists […]

Amazon Strikes Back After Trump Delivered Billionaire Bezos’s Online Behemoth A Crushing Blow

Amazon Strikes Back After Trump Delivered Billionaire Bezos’s Online Behemoth A Crushing Blow

CHRIS WHITE TECH REPORTER . Amazon announced Thursday night plans to protest the Trump administration’s decision to award a coveted $10-billion cloud project to Microsoft rather than the mega online shopping company. President Donald Trump’s alleged bias against the company’s founder, billionaire Jeff Bezos, played a part in the Department of Defense’s move, the company argued in a […]

Trump Goes After Another Obama-Era Reg As EPA Plans To Ease Rules Affecting Oil Companies

Trump Goes After Another Obama-Era Reg As EPA Plans To Ease Rules Affecting Oil Companies

  CHRIS WHITE TECH REPORTER   The Environmental Protection Agency announced Thursday a plan to loosen federal rules governing methane emissions, a move that could be a boon for some energy providers and setback for environmentalists, the agency said in a statement. The move will reverse standards set under President Barack Obama that require oil […]

Mexico Steps Up Enforcement, Arrests Nearly 800 Illegal Immigrants In One Day

Mexico Steps Up Enforcement, Arrests Nearly 800 Illegal Immigrants In One Day

Jason Hopkins | Immigration and Politics Reporter   The detainees were subsequently taken to a migration facility and the truck drivers were arrested. The massive apprehension comes as the Trump administration puts increasing pressure on the Mexican government to do more to stop illegal migrants from reaching the U.S. southern border. The White House and […]

Trump Considering More Restrictions Against Asylum Seekers: Report

Trump Considering More Restrictions Against Asylum Seekers: Report

Jason Hopkins | Immigration and Politics Reporter   President Donald Trump is reportedly considering a rule that, if implemented, would reject thousands of migrants who request asylum in the United States. Under the draft proposal, asylum seekers would be denied if they resided in a country other than their own before reaching the U.S. The […]

Here’s What Some Small Business Owners Are Saying About Trump’s Presidency

Here’s What Some Small Business Owners Are Saying About Trump’s Presidency

Stephanie Hamill | Video Columnist WATCH:  What are small business owners saying nearly two-and-a-half years into Donald Trump’s presidency? To find out, The Daily Caller sat down with Bruce LeVell, who is with the U.S. Small Business Administration Office of Advocacy’s Region 4. LeVell represents small business owners in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, […]

Trump’s Interior Department To Scrap Federal Protections On The Gray Wolf

Trump’s Interior Department To Scrap Federal Protections On The Gray Wolf

Tim Pearce | Energy Reporter The Department of the Interior (DOI) is expected to propose rolling back federal protections on gray wolf populations in the contiguous United States in the coming days, The Associated Press reports. Acting Interior Secretary David Bernhardt broke the news Wednesday in a speech at a wildlife and natural resources conference in Denver, […]

California rejects Trump offshore oil drilling proposal

California rejects Trump offshore oil drilling proposal

California on Wednesday rejected the Trump administration’s massive offshore oil drilling proposal, vowing that “not a single drop” of new fuel will ever come ashore in the state. The declaration …

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