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Trump administration links gas mileage to risk for drivers

The Trump administration says people would drive more and be exposed to increased risk if their cars get better gas mileage, an argument intended to justify freezing Obama-era toughening of fuel standards. Transportation experts dispute the arguments, contained in a draft of the administration’s proposals prepared this summer, excerpts of which were obtained by The…

Trump Administration Sued by 8 US States Over 3D Guns

Eight states are filing suit against the Trump administration over its decision to allow a Texas company to publish downloadable blueprints for a 3D-printed gun, contending the hard-to-trace plastic weapons are a boon to terrorists and criminals and threaten public safety. The suit, filed Monday in Seattle, asks a judge to block the federal government’s…

Trump administration defends family detention centers: ‘More like summer camp’

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Trump administration considers new tax cut for the wealthy

“Once again, Republicans have exposed the true priorities of their tax scam: billions in tax breaks for the wealthiest at the expense of everyone else,” House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco) said in a statement. “American families are drowning under the weight of stagnant wages, higher health costs and soaring prescription drug costs, but…

Trump administration plans to scrap rule meant to limit abuses at for-profit colleges

Betsy DeVos’s Education Department is scrapping a rule that limits the debt students amass in career training programs. (Carlos Barria/Reuters) The Trump administration intends to scrap limits on the debt students amass in career training programs, undoing an Obama-era initiative that sought to tighten federal oversight of for-profit colleges, according to people familiar with the plan.…

Trump Administration Tries to Ease Republican Worries About Trade Fights

WASHINGTON—The Trump administration on Thursday touted its truce with Europe to nervous lawmakers as evidence that its trade policies are starting to show results, but Republicans pushed the administration to accelerate efforts to find similar solutions on other trade fronts. President Trump flew to the agricultural and industrial Midwest Thursday to highlight what he said are the…

US Food and Drug administration announces recall of several drugs containing Valsartan

US Food and Drug administration announces recall of several drugs containing Valsartan Saturday, July 21st 2018 – 07:36 UTC FDA announced the voluntary recall of several drug products containing the active ingredient Valsartan, used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure. The United States Food and Drug Administration said that Prinston Pharmaceutical Inc. dba…

Trump administration to turn away far more asylum seekers at the border under new guidance

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Trump administration falls short on first family reunification deadline

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Trump administration falls short on first family reunification deadline

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Trump administration takes another swipe at ‘Obamacare’

The Trump administration says it’s freezing payments under an ‘Obamacare’ program that protects insurers with sicker patients from financial losses, a move expected to add to premium increases next year. At stake are billions in payments to insurers with sicker customers. Making the announcement Saturday, officials say the administration is acting because of conflicting rulings…

Trump administration to halt another ACA insurer program

The Trump administration may suspend a permanent Affordable Care Act program that prevents health insurance companies from cherry-picking healthy people in the individual marketplaces, the Wall Street Journal reports. Why it matters: If the government halts the program, called risk adjustment, at a minimum insurers that were expecting payments would hike ACA premiums to make…

The Trump administration separated families. Reuniting them is a giant mess.

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Trump administration seeks to extend deadline for reuniting some migrant families split at border

The Trump administration will not fully meet a federal judge’s deadline to reunite all migrant families separated at the U.S.-Mexico border, and instead is seeking more time in instances where officials are struggling to match children to parents, lawyers for the government argued in court Friday. The judge declined to grant the administration’s request, saying…

The Trump Administration Took Its New Plan to Avoid an EU-U.S. Trade War to a Secret Meeting With German Carmakers

It was a busy Independence Day: U.S. Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell reportedly had a secret meeting yesterday with major German carmakers in Berlin to discuss ways to avoid an EU-U.S. trade war. Handelsblatt reports that Grenell’s proposal to the CEOs of BMW, Volkswagen and Daimler was that both sides remove car import tariffs altogether.…

Trump Administration Undoes Efforts To Boost College Racial Diversity

President Donald Trump’s administration announced on Tuesday that it is rescinding multiple policies made by former President Barack Obama’s administration to encourage race as a factor in college admissions. The decision was announced in a joint letter by the Department of Education and the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Divisions. It specified seven guidances on affirmative…

Trump administration rescinds Obama-era guidance on race in college admissions

The Justice and Education Departments are rescinding Obama-era policies that advocate the use of race in college admissions. The departments wrote a “Dear Colleague” letter to announce the withdrawal of seven documents released during the Obama administration that laid out the legal framework for the affirmative action policies. “The Departments have reviewed the documents and…