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Creep of the Week :: Jeff Mateer Calls Homosexuality 'Elephant in the Room'

Creep of the Week :: Jeff Mateer Calls Homosexuality 'Elephant in the Room'

By D'Anne Witkowski | Oct 14
Clogging our courts up with garbage is just what Donald Trump is doing. He's outsourced the judge-picking to far right groups who have been giving him names of extremists that he is dutifully nominating. Meet one such pick - this time's Creep of the Week.

EPA Moves to Rescind Obama Plan to Slow Global Warming

EPA Moves to Rescind Obama Plan to Slow Global Warming

By Matthew Daly | Oct 9
The Trump administration intends to roll back the centerpiece of former President Barack Obama's efforts to slow global warming, seeking to ease restrictions on greenhouse gas emissions from coal-fired power plants.

Administration Calls for Easing Rules for Financial Markets

Administration Calls for Easing Rules for Financial Markets

By Martin Crutsinger | Oct 9
The Trump administration on Friday recommended ways to loosen the rules governing the U.S. stock, bond and derivatives markets, proposing a rollback of a variety of tougher requirements adopted in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis.

Trump Promises Massive Tax Cut but the Poor Would Get Little

Trump Promises Massive Tax Cut but the Poor Would Get Little

By Stephen Ohlemacher | Oct 7
President Donald Trump promised Americans "the largest tax cut in our country's history." But for low-income households, Trump's plan would amount to crumbs.

How Tax-Cut Plan Could Benefit Trump and Wealthy Staffers

How Tax-Cut Plan Could Benefit Trump and Wealthy Staffers

By Josh Boak and Jeff Horwitz | Sep 30
The blueprint for President Tump's proposed tax plan suggests that wealthy Americans, including several in Trump's administration, would likely enjoy a financial windfall.

U.S. Interior Chief Wants Smaller Monuments, but Not at Home

U.S. Interior Chief Wants Smaller Monuments, but Not at Home

By Matthew Brown | Sep 28
U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has closely followed his boss' playbook, encouraging mining and drilling on public lands and reducing the size of national monuments -- except, that is, in his home state of Montana.

 Trump, GOP Tax Plan Cuts Rates, Nearly Doubles Deduction

Trump, GOP Tax Plan Cuts Rates, Nearly Doubles Deduction

By Marcy Gordon and Andrew Taylor | Sep 27
President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans are proposing a far-reaching, $5 trillion plan Wednesday that would cut taxes for individuals and corporations, simplify the tax system and nearly double the standard deduction.

Former Obama Officials Launch Legal Group to Challenge DeVos

Former Obama Officials Launch Legal Group to Challenge DeVos

By Maria Danilova | Sep 24
A group of former Obama education officials on Thursday launched a legal aid organization to challenge the Trump administration's policies on student lending and civil rights.

Shadows of Secrecy Begin to Spread Across Federal Government

Shadows of Secrecy Begin to Spread Across Federal Government

By Laurie Kellman | Sep 19
There are cracks in the curtains President Donald Trump tried to draw around the government early in his presidency, but the slivers of light aren't making it easier to hold federal officials accountable for their actions.

Action on Student Loan Forgiveness Delayed as Rules Revised

Action on Student Loan Forgiveness Delayed as Rules Revised

By Maria Danilova | Sep 13
The Education Department is sitting on more than 65,000 unapproved claims as it rewrites Obama-era rules that sought to better protect students. The rewrite had been sought by the industry.

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