Tag: Donald Trump

  • Trump administration sabotages major conservation effort, defying Congress

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    Revealed: federal support to research centers cut off as scientists fear years of successful work will go ‘down the drain’ Scientists and officials around the US have told the Guardian that the Trump administration has withdrawn funding for a large, successful conservation program – in direct contradiction of instructions from Congress. Unique in scale and […]

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  • Freight, Trucking Industry Closely Monitor President’s Threat to Close US-Mexico Border

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    Trucking and transportation leaders are expressing concern over President Donald Trump’s threats to close the U.S.-Mexico border if Mexico does not crack down on illegal border crossings. While it remains unclear if or when the president will make good on his threat — and whether trucks would be included — experts who spoke with Transport […]

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  • US-China soy trade war could destroy 13 million hectares of rainforest

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    Study suggests Brazil likely to rush to fill China’s sudden soy shortfall by boosting farming The Amazon rainforest could be the greatest casualty of the trade war between the United States and China, warns a new study showing how deforestation pressures have surged as a result of the geopolitical jolt in global soy markets. Up […]

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  • Trump lashes out at ‘treasonous’ officials after McCabe interview

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    US President Donald Trump has issued an angry response after a TV interview on Sunday alleged that officials had held discussions to have him removed. Mr Trump tweeted of “illegal and treasonous” behaviour and an “illegal coup attempt”. In the interview, ex-acting FBI chief Andrew McCabe said talks had been held in 2017 about invoking […]

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  • Presidents Day shows how time can change legacies. Just look at Washington and Lincoln.

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    Presidents Day celebrates iconic presidents, but there was a time when even Washington and Lincoln endured as much partisan rancor as Obama and Trump. Americans generally hold this truth to be self-evident: George Washington and Abraham Lincoln were presidents who earned their places on monuments and on currency through exemplary leadership that united the country. […]

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  • US border security deal reached to avert new US shutdown

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    Democrats and Republicans have reached an agreement in principle over border security to fund the US government and avert another partial shutdown. Lawmakers said the deal had been struck in a closed-door meeting in Washington. No details have been released. Talks had stalled on the detention of undocumented migrants and funding for President Donald Trump’s […]

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  • Jeff Bezos: AMI defends position on Amazon founder

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    The owner of a US gossip magazine accused of blackmail by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos says that it acted in good faith but will conduct an inquiry. American Media Inc (AMI), the National Enquirer’s parent company, also says it believes it acted lawfully in its reporting on the world’s richest man. Mr Bezos accused AMI […]

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  • State of the Union: Trump announces second North Korea summit

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    US President Donald Trump has announced in his State of the Union speech that he will hold a second nuclear summit with North Korea’s leader this month. In an address to the nation with the theme “Choosing Greatness”, he vowed once again to build a border wall. While appealing for political unity, the Republican president […]

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  • Trump rollbacks for fossil fuel industries carry steep cost

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    BILLINGS, Mont. — As the Trump administration rolls back environmental and safety rules for the energy sector, government projections show billions of dollars in savings reaped by companies will come at a steep cost: more premature deaths and illnesses from air pollution, a jump in climate-warming emissions and more severe derailments of trains carrying explosive […]

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  • US shutdown: Four reasons why Trump blinked

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    President Donald Trump’s decision to endorse a deal to reopen the federal government for three weeks on Friday came amid mounting pressure to end the impasse. Here are four reasons from the business world why the White House blinked. 1. The travel industry was stressed. Delays at major airports on Friday brought to a head […]

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