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(The Hill) President-elect Donald Trump plans to reinstate the “Mexico City policy” that bans federal funds for nongovernmental organizations that offer abortions or even provide information about abortion, a congressional staffer told Foreign Policy on Thursday.
The policy, also know as the “global gag rule,” could be reinstated as early as Sunday, the report noted. If so, it would coincide with the anniversary of Roe v. Wade Supreme Court ruling that made abortion legal, which was decided on January 22, 1973.
(HuffPo) During the preparation for Friday’s transfer-of-power, a member of Trump’s transition team floated the idea of including tanks and missile launchers in the inaugural parade, a source involved in inaugural planning told The Huffington Post. “They were legit thinking Red Square/North Korea-style parade,” the source said, referring to massive military parades in Moscow and Pyongyang, typically seen as an aggressive display of muscle-flexing.
Tomorrow, Donald Trump becomes president. This is a sickening event in the history of the United States, a tragedy for America and the world, and a victory for hatefulness, racism, misogyny, and authoritarianism.
Tomorrow we say farewell to the first African-American President —a man of decency, integrity, and dignity — and turn the national reigns over to a thin-skinned, vindictive, impulsive, sociopath. Trump is a conman and bully who is ignorant about democracy and disdainful of its basic institutions. He lies constantly. He has cheated his customers, investors, and contractors. His countless tweets and stream-of-consciousness statements at his rallies reveal a nasty, greedy, mendacious, bigoted human being, with a level of egotism and narcissism rare even among politicians and celebrities.
(LAT) Donald Trump’s preferred Cabinet is now complete — and it’s the least diverse by any president, Republican or Democrat, since the 1981 inauguration of Ronald Reagan. It’s also the first since 1989 not to include a Latino member.
Overwhelmingly, Trump’s Cabinet is white and male. The 15 formal slots include one African American man, secretary of Housing and Urban Development-designate Ben Carson; an Asian American woman, secretary of Transportation-designate Elaine Chao; and a white woman, Betsy DeVos, Trump's pick to run the Department of Education.
(Washington Post) President-elect Donald Trumps nominee to lead the Treasury Department initially failed to disclose his interests in a Cayman Islands corporation as well as more than $100 million in personal assets, according to a memo by Democratic staffers on the Senate Finance Committee that was obtained by The Washington Post. ... "The reason nominees are allowed to amend their disclosure forms is to ensure that all the information provided is correct," said Mnuchin spokeswoman Tara Bradshaw. "That is why we have provided the appropriate amended forms to the committee."
(Guardian) In the midst of highly publicized steps to dismantle insurance coverage for 32 million people and defund women’s healthcare facilities, Republican lawmakers have quietly laid the foundation to give away Americans’ birthright: 640m acres of national land. In a single line of changes to the rules for the House of Representatives, Republicans have overwritten the value of federal lands, easing the path to disposing of federal property even if doing so loses money for the government and provides no demonstrable compensation to American citizens.
At stake are areas managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), National Forests and Federal Wildlife Refuges, which contribute to an estimated $646bn in economic stimulus from recreation on federal lands and 6.1m jobs. Transferring these lands to the states, critics fear, could decimate those numbers by eliminating mixed-use requirements, limiting public access and turning over large portions for energy or property development.
According to the Outdoor Alliance, US public land is the government’s second largest source of income after taxes. In addition to economic stimulus in outdoor activities, federal land also creates revenue through oil and gas production, logging and other industrial uses. According to the BLM, in 2016, it made $2bn in royalty revenue from federal leases.
(Raw Story) Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) on Thursday asserted that the general public would boycott Donald Trump’s presidential inauguration if they had access to classified information about Russia’s interference in the U.S. election.
During an interview with CNN’s Chris Cuomo, Cummings explained that he would be attending the inauguration but he defended the more than 50 Democratic lawmakers who have vowed not to show up.
“You’ve got to understand that members of Congress have a lot of information that the public does not have,” Cummings said. “And I can tell you over the last week or two, the classified briefings that I have been to, and if the public knew what members of Congress know…”
(The Hill) The departments of Commerce and Energy would see major reductions in funding, with programs under their jurisdiction either being eliminated or transferred to other agencies. The departments of Transportation, Justice and State would see significant cuts and program eliminations.
The Corporation for Public Broadcasting would be privatized, while the National Endowment for the Arts and National Endowment for the Humanities would be eliminated entirely.
Overall, the blueprint being used by Trump’s team would reduce federal spending by $10.5 trillion over 10 years.
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3 hrs ago - Hundreds, maybe thousands, of protesters opposed to Donald Trump and his policies marched around the Loop on Inauguration Day. They intermittently shut down Lake Shore Drive, with separate groups jumping on and off of Lake Shore Drive and blocking tr ... (Chicago WLS)
3 hrs ago - The Interior Department was ordered Friday to shut down its official Twitter accounts indefinitely after the National Park Service shared two unsympathetic tweets during President Trumps inauguration. The first noted the new presidents relatively ... (Washington Post)
3 hrs ago - Politics Fri Jan 20, 2017 6:47pm EST 'It's made in Vietnam!' At inauguration, origin of red Trump hats shocks many By Melissa Fares and Dustin Volz WASHINGTON One of the biggest cheers President Donald Trump received from supporters watching hi ... (Reuters)
4 hrs ago - The Interior Department was ordered Friday to shut down its official Twitter accounts indefinitely after a National Park Service employee shared two tweets that noted President Trumps relatively small inaugural crowd compared to what former preside ... (Washington Post)
5 hrs ago - Trump White House takes down website pages about disabilities By Valerie Strauss January 20 at 3:55 PM During the Obama administration, there was a page on the White House website that had information about federal policy regarding people with disa ... (Washington Post)
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7 hrs ago - A three-judge federal court panel has blocked Alabama from using in next year's elections 12 legislative districts challenged as unconstitutional by black political groups. The districts are part of the district map drawn and approved by the Republi ... (AL.com)
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8 hrs ago - AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE 20 JAN 2017 AT 18:13 ET Terrifying, hideous, racist, atrocious and a disgrace to humanity: Protesters around Europe pulled no punches in reacting to Donald Trumps inauguration as US president on Friday. Around 500 activi ... (Agence France-Presse)
8 hrs ago - As promised, President Trump got to work on Day 1, spending some time in the Oval Office in between the inaugural parade and a trio of formal balls. Trump signed an executive order Friday night directing government agencies to "ease the burdens" of ... (NPR)
9 hrs ago - Pope Francis urged U.S. President Donald Trump to be guided by ethical values and as he took office on Friday, saying he must take care of the poor and the outcast during his time in office. "At a time when our human family is beset by grave humanit ... (Reuters)
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