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Trump Issues His First Presidential Veto

Trump Issues His First Presidential VetoCongress ordered to end his national emergency declaration. ….. Read More.BET – All News | News & EntertainmentFri, March 15, 20195 days ago

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Trump Thumbs Nose at Congress’ Appropriation Powers

Trump Thumbs Nose at Congress’ Appropriation – President Donald J. Trump, March 15, 2019, thumbs his nose at the United States Congress by vetoing it’s attempt to assert the Constitutional right of Congress to control the purse strings of money gathered from tax payers. This was Trump’s first veto of his presidency. It struck down a resolution that would have […] ….. Read More.McSTREAMY.COM – News, Info and Entertainment | This, That and The OtherFri, March 15, 20195 days ago

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The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: A Loss So Fundamentally Cruel

The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: A Loss So Fundamentally CruelWhat We’re Following TodayIt’s Friday, March 15. At least 49 people were killed in mass shootings at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, the deadliest in the modern history of the country. The suspected gunman posted a 74-page manifesto on the extremist chat room 8chan before his attack (which he appeared to have live-streamed), invoking far-right language on the erosion of “whiteness” and citing “a future for white children” as a goal.‣ Friday’s attacks were the first mass shootings in New Zealand since six people were murdered in 1997 in the North Island town of Raurimu, more than two decades ago. A sobering fact: In that same time, at least 90 mass shootings have happened in the United States.‣The Christchurch shootings mirror recent attacks by other terrorist groups. The emphasis on mass killing, the weaponization of social media, and the…

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Congress Grows a Spine

Congress Grows a SpineThe War Powers Act, which Congress passed in 1973, and the National Emergencies Act, which it approved three years later, were both intended to curb presidential power grabs. But until last week, Congress had never used them for that purpose. We can thank Donald Trump for this belated attempt to enforce the Constitution’s separation of powers. Trump is hardly the first president to use the military however he likes without bothering to ask permission from Congress, which has the constitutional power to declare war. U.S. participation in the Saudi campaign against Houthi rebels in Yemen, the target of last week’s War Powers Act vote, may be appalling on humanitarian grounds, but it is less direct than the bombs and missiles that Barack Obama deployed against Muammar Gadafi’s regime in Libya. In that case, Obama claimed the War Powers Act did not apply, because blowing up Libyan targets…

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Trump issues first veto of his presidency

Trump issues first veto of his presidencyPresident Trump vetoes a measure that revokes his national emergency declaration at the US-Mexico border. ….. Read More.BBC NEWS – United States & Canada | U.S. National NewsFri, March 15, 20195 days ago

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The Trump Administration Really Wants to Cut Education Funding. Congress Doesn’t.

The Trump Administration Really Wants to Cut Education Funding. Congress Doesn’t.On Monday, the Trump administration released its budget proposal for the 2020 fiscal year, and the plan isn’t pretty for the Education Department. The proposal requests roughly $7.1 billion less in funding for the department, compared with 2019, which represents a 10 percent cut to its budget. The proposed cut is unlikely to go anywhere; like years past, Congress is expected to disregard it for the most part. Instead, more than anything, the proposal is an exposition of the administration’s philosophy on education: that it is a state and local issue that the federal government shouldn’t have its hands in.At a granular level, the budget request looks similar to the ones released by the administration in 2017 and 2018. It would, again, eliminate a range of programs such as the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program, an incentive program that forgives…

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