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    Washington (CNN)As a school year filled with challenges from the Covid-19 pandemic comes to a close, the focus is on summer school and planning for the fall, when the Biden administration expects all schools to return to in-person learning. Since children under 12 likely won't be eligible for a vaccine until Thanksgiving, according to Dr. Anthony Fauci, this anticipated transition...
    SACRAMENTO (AP) — Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday afternoon signed an executive order that will lift most of California’s coronavirus rules. The order Newsom signed takes effect Tuesday. It will end the state’s stay-at-home order that was implemented early in the pandemic to protect Californians and retiring the tiered, color-coded Blueprint for a Safer Economy. READ MORE: Marin Firefighters Quickly...
    An executive order signed by President Joe Biden this week dropped a Trump-era measure that barred Americans from downloading TikTok and several other Chinese smartphone apps. But analysts say the order also broadens the scrutiny of foreign-controlled technology. Biden’s move replaced three Trump administration executive orders that sought to ban downloads of TikTok and WeChat and transactions with eight other...
    China on Thursday praised President Joe Biden’s repeal of former President Donald Trump’s executive orders seeking to ban TikTok and WeChat, calling the move a “positive step.” “We hope that the U.S. will treat Chinese companies fairly and avoid politicizing economic and trade issues,” Commerce Ministry spokesperson Gao Feng said at news briefing Thursday, adding that the move was a “positive...
                      by Andrew Trunsky  President Joe Biden revoked an executive order that sought to ban downloads of Chinese-owned apps like TikTok and WeChat in the United States, the White House announced Wednesday. Instead, Biden directed the Commerce Department to evaluate software applications connected with foreign adversaries like China, and “take action,...
    Shares of Geo Group, Inc. shot up Wednesday as meme stock traders turned their attention to the private prison company whose shares have languished after President Biden signed an executive order instructing the Federal Bureau of Prisons not to renew private prison contracts. Shares were up by nearly 75 percent at one point on Wednesday. They hit the close up...
    The developer of the Keystone XL Pipeline announced that it was abandoning the contested project months after President Joe Biden revoked the pipeline’s federal permit. TC Energy permanently canceled further construction of the pipeline after conducting a comprehensive review of its options alongside the Government of Alberta, Canada, which had been a project partner, according to the energy company’s announcement...
    Former president Donald Trump’s executive order that attempted to ban Chinese video app TikTok has been replaced by the Biden administration, which has implemented its own executive orders to review several Chinese apps for possible national security and privacy risks.  President Joe Biden’s executive order directs the Commerce Department to analyze TikTok, WeChat and other Chinese apps to see if...
    Allies of former President Donald Trump harshly criticized President Joe Biden Wednesday for reversing Trump executive orders to ban TikTok and other Chinese-owned apps. Republican Sens. Josh Hawley of Missouri and Ted Cruz of Texas, along with Rep. Andy Biggs of Arizona, bashed the Biden administration for not supporting Trump's attempt to ban the apps in the United States due...
    Former president Donald Trump’s executive order that attempted to ban Chinese video app TikTok has been replaced by the Biden administration, which has implemented its own executive orders to review several Chinese apps for possible national security and privacy risks.  President Joe Biden’s executive order directs the Commerce Department to analyze TikTok, WeChat and other Chinese apps to see if...
    President Joe Biden revoked an executive order that sought to ban downloads of Chinese-owned apps like TikTok and WeChat in the United States, the White House announced Wednesday. Instead, Biden directed the Commerce Department to evaluate software applications connected with foreign adversaries like China, and “take action, as appropriate,” according to the fact sheet the administration released. The previous slate...
    (CNN)President Joe Biden on Thursday revoked a series of executive orders signed during the Trump administration targeting TikTok, WeChat and other Chinese apps, and replaced them with a new executive order addressing apps linked to foreign adversaries, including China. Thursday's order is aimed at protecting Americans' personal data, according to a White House news release, and orders the Commerce Department...
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    President Joe Biden stuck a blow at Beijing when he signed an executive order on Thursday that bans American investment in Chinese businesses with alleged ties to defense or selling surveillance technology.  The order came because of the 'unusual and extraordinary threats' posed by Chinese surveillance technology against democracy, the administration said. 'This E.O. allows the United States to prohibit –...
    The Office of the State Inspector General (OIG) has released its final report summarizing the first year of Georgia’s sexual harassment prevention policy and detailing a compliance review for 12 selected executive branch agencies. “This comprehensive report establishes a baseline and demonstrates that, while there remains room for improvement, our...
    Georgia's governor on Wednesday suspended a sheriff accused of violating the civil rights of several people in his custody by ordering them unnecessarily strapped into restraint chairs and left there for hours. A federal grand jury in April indicted Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill. The indictment accuses the sheriff of improperly using restraint chairs at the county jail for punishment....
    Jack Davis, The Western Journal May 30, 2021 0 Comments When the cat’s away the mice will end mask mandates — at least until the cat returns and shows his claws. Such is the state of government in Idaho, where Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin’s brief rebellion against mask mandates was denounced by Gov. Brad Little as he wiped away her mark...
                        Governor Bill Lee claimed that he’s been against masking kids, but his executive order last July contradicts his remarks. Lee made that claim during a special panel interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity. Lee was featured alongside fellow Republican Governors Kristi Noem (South Dakota), Ron DeSantis (Florida), Kim Reynolds...
    (CNN)Idaho Gov. Brad Little on Friday repealed an executive order banning mask mandates by state entities that Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin had issued a day before while he was out of state, marking another scorching volley in the coronavirus response-fueled feud between the two Republicans."The action that took place while I was traveling this week is not gubernatorial," Little said...
    While the coronavirus pandemic is nearing a close, many are asking, "When will we not have to wear masks?" Some Republicans during the pandemic have been pushing for mask mandates to end and some have begun to take action. 4Janice McGeachin announced her run for Governor last week Who is Idaho Lieutenant Governor Janice McGeachin? The Governor of Idaho Brad...
    Idaho Gov. Brad Little rescinded Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin’s executive order banning mask mandates on Friday, referring to his GOP political rival’s surprise action as a "self-serving political stunt." McGeachin implemented the ban earlier this week while serving as acting governor while Little traveled out of state for the Republican Governors Association conference in Nashville, Tennessee. In a scathing statement detailing...
    Idaho Governor Brad Little repealed an executive order that prohibits the enforcement of mask mandates in the state, calling it "an irresponsible, self-serving political stunt," according to a statement the Republican released Friday. The face mask ban was signed by Lieutenant Governor Janice McGeachin, also a Republican, while Little was out of town.  "An executive order that was issued while...
    Greg Blatt, former CEO of Tinder, was accused of sexually assaulting a female employee at a holiday party in December 2016, but new explosive court documents allege just how far company executives - including billionaire media mogul Barry Diller - were willing to go to cover it up. When Tinder co-founder Sean Rad reported the allegation about Blatt to a...
    Idaho Gov. Brad Little (R) rescinded a ban on mask mandates that his lieutenant governor put in place while he was away and rebuked her for what he called an “irresponsible, self-serving political stunt.” Little issued an executive order counteracting one that was put out by Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin (R) while Little was away at a conference. McGeachin's order banned mask mandates by...
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    Republican Idaho Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin took it upon herself to ban mask mandates Thursday while Gov. Brad Little was reportedly unaware and out of state. “The lieutenant governor did not make Gov. Little aware of her executive order ahead of time,” Little’s press secretary Marissa Morrison Hyer told CNN. Little is out of state “collaborating with Republican governors at...
    TRENTON, N.J. (CBS) — New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy issued an executive order on Wednesday aimed at office workers. On June 4, employers may allow fully vaccinated employees to forgo masks and social distancing. Employers will also no longer be required to have minimal on-site staff. “We encourage all employers to do the right things for their specific workplaces,” Murphy...
    Governor Brian Kemp today signed an executive order prohibiting the implementation of Vaccine Passport Programs or other proof of COVID-19 vaccination in state government. Kemp stated “Vaccination is a personal decision between each citizen and a medical professional— not state government. Today, I released an executive order prohibiting COVID-19 vaccine...
    (CNN)Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp signed an executive order Tuesday prohibiting state agencies, state service providers and state properties from requiring Covid-19 vaccine passports, the governor's office said. Under the "Prohibition of Covid-19 Vaccine Passports" executive order, a vaccine passport will not be required for entry into the state of Georgia. The order also says that state employers should not have...
    A federal judge has ruled that transgender students must be allowed to share dorm rooms and shower spaces with those of the opposite biological sex at a Christian college in Missouri. Judge Roseann Ketchmark of the District Court of Western Missouri -- an Obama appointee -- ruled Wednesday against the College of the Ozarks, which sued President Joe Biden over his executive order...
    President Joe Biden is directing federal agencies to identify and address financial risks posed by climate change in a sweeping executive order that could affect much of the government budget and many private industries. The Thursday order is the latest action by the Biden administration to enlist the financial sector in fighting climate change, both through dedicated efforts to reduce...
    EXCLUSIVE: Sen. Ron Johnson and 20 Republican senators on Tuesday urged President Biden restore a Trump-era executive order modeled after bipartisan legislation requiring federal agencies to post guidance documents in a searchable database, warning that since the measure was revoked, a number of federal agencies have taken "highly concerning" steps to "eliminate public access." "The Public Access to Guidance EO implemented...
    PLANTATION (CBSMiami) – Charges have been dropped against a Plantation gym owner arrested for violating pandemic emergency orders. And he’s not the only one who’s legal fight is ending. Mike Carnevale was arrested twice and his wife, Jullian, was arrested once last summer. READ MORE: Global Chip Shortage Could Soon Put Squeeze On South Florida Car Dealerships They were accused...
    UNEMPLOYED Oklahomans could receive $1,200 to go back to work to combat increased benefits keeping workers to home. Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt signed the executive order titled the Return to Work Incentive. 2Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt signed the executive order titled the Return to Work Incentive.Credit: AP The first 20,000 people who apply and qualify for the incentive will...
    Christopher Krebs, the nation’s former top cybersecurity official, said President BidenJoe BidenWarren calls for US to support ceasefire between Israel and Hamas UN secretary general 'deeply disturbed' by Israeli strike on high rise that housed media outlets Nation's largest nurses union condemns new CDC guidance on masks MORE’s executive order aimed at improving federal cybersecurity is “a really ambitious plan,”...
    MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images President Joe Biden revoked a series of executive orders that were signed by then-President Donald Trump while he was defending Confederate monuments from removal and vandalism last summer. On Friday, the president signed an order rescinding a raft of Trump-era actions, including three that were signed while Trump was defending Confederate monuments during unrest in...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Minnesota’s statewide mask mandate is no longer in effect. Gov. Tim Walz signed an executive order Friday afternoon to lift the mask mandate following updated guidance from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, which said fully vaccinated people can forgo their masks in most indoor and outdoor settings. Local governments still have the ability to instill their mandates;...
    Randy DeSoto, The Western Journal May 15, 2021 0 Comments You’ve got to hand it to President Joe Biden: When he bought into the far left’s cancel culture, he bought in all the way — no half measures there for sure. From the moment the former Delaware senator launched his presidential campaign, he’s been on this “Trump’s a racist, his...
    President Joe Biden revoked an executive order Friday to create a National Garden of American Heroes, initially planned by former President Donald Trump. Biden also revoked Trump’s order to prevent online censorship, and his order to protect American monuments. Biden could have modified Trump’s initial order but instead revoked it entirely. The White House did not say why Biden revoked...
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    (CNN)President Joe Biden issued executive orders on Friday revoking several executive actions taken by former President Donald Trump, including a proclamation that required that visa applicants have health insurance or the means to pay for medical care, an action related to online censorship and an order to build "the Garden of American Heroes." The 2019 proclamation related to health coverage...
    President Joe Biden revoked a swathe of former President Donald Trump’s executive orders Friday, including one directing the construction of a new national monument. Biden revoked six Trump-era executive orders, orders that sought to prevent online censorship, hike consequences for vandalizing statues, build Trump’s “National Garden of American Heroes” and prevent certain regulatory overreach. Trump announced the new monument at...
    Getty The Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway The top three series in NASCAR will head to Charlotte Motor Speedway on Memorial Day Weekend for a packed schedule. Ahead of the annual races honoring fallen military members, track officials have lifted the capacity restrictions. Charlotte Motor Speedway will welcome a full-capacity crowd. According to a Friday press release,...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz will sign an executive order Friday morning removing the state’s mask mandate following updated guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Walz made the announcement at a Thursday evening press conference. Earlier Thursday, the CDC issued new guidance saying fully vaccinated people don’t need to wear masks in most indoor and...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Pennsylvania primary is now just days away. Gov. Tom Wolf visited Philadelphia on Thursday to urge voters to choose no on two important ballot questions. Wolf spoke outside Philadelphia City Hall, defending his pandemic stay-at-home and other executive orders made during the pandemic. He wants voters to choose no on those ballot questions next week, but...
    REPUBLICANS are blasting the Biden administration's response to the cyber attack on Colonial Pipeline that caused gas shortages throughout the southeast. Sen. Lindsey Graham said President Joe Biden's response to the hack was "naive" and "weak," moments after Biden signed an executive order strengthening cybersecurity initiatives. Read our Gas shortage live blog for the very latest news and updates... 6Biden...
    RICHMOND, Va. -- President Joe Biden signed an executive order Wednesday meant to strengthen U.S. cybersecurity defenses in response to a series of headline-grabbing hacking incidents that highlight how vulnerable the country's public and private sectors are to high-tech spies and criminals operating from half a world away.The order will require all federal agencies to use basic cybersecurity measures, like...