Trump's executive order rolls back EPA plan, but probably won't revive coal

Mar 28, 2017
With coal, deregulation can only get you so far.
President Donald Trump signs an executive order at the Environmental Protection Agency today in Washington, D.C., that reverses the Obama-era climate change policies.
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Trump puts anti-global warming projects on chopping block

Mar 28, 2017
  WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is expected to sign an executive order Tuesday aimed at moving forward on his campaign pledge to unravel former President Barack Obama’s plan to curb global warming. The order will suspend, rescind or flag for review more than a half-dozen measures in an effort to boost domestic energy production […]
President Donald Trump signs one of five executive orders related to the oil pipeline industry in the Oval Office of the White House January 24, 2017 in Washington, DC.
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Trump executive order calls for downsized government

Mar 13, 2017
President Donald Trump issued an executive order on “a Comprehensive Plan for Reorganizing the Executive Branch” today. The White House said it’ll make government more efficient, effective and accountable. It’s not the first time a president has done something like this. But, the plan is more about Trump making good on his campaign promises on […]

Iraqis are relieved to be excluded from new travel ban

Mar 6, 2017
BBC correspondent Rami Ruhayem says Iraqis are relieved by the new executive order as refugees flood camps near Mosul.
An Iraqi family that has fled fighting as Iraqi forces advance into Islamic State-controlled west Mosul.
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New immigration guidelines would stretch legal, detention and enforcement capacity

Feb 21, 2017
The system already has a hard time filling border patrol positions and has a backlog of pending cases.
A view of the US-Mexican border fence at Playas de Tijuana in Tijuana, Mexico, in January.
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Executive order hits tourism industry

Jan 30, 2017
President Donald Trump’s order to restrict people from seven majority-Muslim countries from entering the U.S. is sparking global protests and anxiety. It’s also raising worries about what will happen to America’s tourism industry and the millions of American jobs it supports. The impact could go far beyond the countries in the executive order.

Fear of visa ban puts Minnesota's Somali community on edge

Jan 25, 2017
President Donald Trump is expected soon to order a ban on granting visas to citizens of several Muslim-majority countries.  The nations expected to be listed are Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Yemen, Sudan and Somalia. Minnesota is home to the nation’s largest concentration of Somalis, and reports of a pending ban are making people tense.

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Is President Trump adhering to Republican standards?

Jan 25, 2017
A look at how Trump's actions fit the mold for a Republican president. And, how they differ.
President Donald Trump walks out during a swearing in ceremony of White House senior staff in the East Room of the White House on January 22, 2017 in Washington, DC. 
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President Trump wants more US auto plants — but there are obstacles

Jan 24, 2017
President Trump told the heads of General Motors, Ford and Fiat Chrysler today that he wants to see new auto plants built in the U.S. He signed an executive order to streamline the permitting process for getting domestic manufacturing projects off the ground, the goal being to reduce what he called the “incredibly cumbersome, long, […]