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    In response to Donald Trump’s presidential defeat on November 3, several Republican-majority local parliaments are trying to restrict access to the vote. The millionaire promises without proof that he was distorted by voter fraud. On Wednesday, the Democrat-majority House of Representatives passed a bill aimed at overcoming obstacles to voting in the country. The text should now go to the Senate (50 Democrats against 50 Republicans), where its future is uncertain. The presidential decree calls for the development or modernization of federal websites that provide information on elections and voting. “Today, Bloody Sunday, I am signing an executive order to make it easier for voters to cast their ballots and improve their access to the ballot box,” Biden said. Broadcast on Sunday. “Every voter should be able to vote and his or her vote should be taken into account,” the head of state should announce. “If...
    President Biden will sign an executive order on Sunday to put federal resources behind efforts to expand access to voting, the White House said. The signing will mark the 56th anniversary of the “Bloody Sunday” march in Selma, Alabama when hundreds of civil rights marchers clashed during violent encounters with white police officers on the Edmund Pettus Bridge. The 1965 march became the impetus for the passage of the Votings Rights Act during the President Lyndon Johnson administration. The move also comes as a number of Republican-controlled state legislatures move to change local voting laws after the 2020 presidential election. “Today, on the anniversary of Bloody Sunday, I am signing an executive order to make it easier for eligible voters to register to vote and improve access to voting. Every eligible voter should be able to vote and have that vote counted,” the president will tell the Martin and Coretta King Unity...
    Laid-off Keystone Pipeline workers say President Joe Biden’s cancellation of the pipeline will negatively impacted their futures, according to multiple outlets. Labor groups have said that the cancellation eliminated 1,000 union jobs and could erase ten times more construction jobs that the Keystone Pipeline would have offered, according to Fox News. In 2014, the State Department estimated that Keystone would have offered jobs for 10,400 construction workers over several seasons, reported CNBC. “It’s hard to make plans when you’ve got an administration that’s trying to crush your future,” an unnamed Keystone worker told Fox News. “The best stimulus they could do for this country right now is keep people working.” Tyler Noel, a Keystone worker in South Dakota, told CNBC that he needs the pipeline job. (Related: Fourteen Republican Attorneys General Reviewing Legal Options Over Biden Keystone Pipeline Action) “Anything that was coming in the next few months was supposed...
    Nikki Haley has joined voices in opposition of President Biden’s executive order calling on schools to allow transgender athletes to participate in the sport of their gender identity, arguing in a column published Monday that it’s an "attack on women’s rights."  The former South Carolina governor and U.S. ambassador to the United Nations is now speaking out after Biden issued the executive order -- which states that "children should be able to learn without worrying about whether they will be denied access to the restroom, the locker room, or school sports" -- on the first day of his presidency.  "Across the sporting world, the game is being rigged against women and in favor of biological men," Haley, a Republican, wrote Monday for the National Review. "President Biden is the latest man to do the rigging, which is strange coming from someone billed as a defender of women." Nikki Haley is now speaking out against one of President Biden's executive orders. RAND PAUL, IN TENSE...
    (CNN)Democratic Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers issued a new public health emergency Thursday afternoon requiring face coverings in public, about an hour after the Republican-led state Assembly voted to repeal a previous coronavirus emergency order that included a mask mandate, according to a news release from his office."Every step of the way, our statewide strategies to contain this virus and prevent the spread have been met with lawsuits, political rhetoric and obstruction," Evers said in a video message announcing the new mask mandate. "Unfortunately, that happened again today when Republicans in the Legislature came in to vote down our state's public health emergency and end requiring face coverings in public places."The Assembly voted 52-42 Thursday to repeal Evers' previous executive order, on the grounds that it was unconstitutional, according to online records from the Wisconsin State Legislature. Seven Republicans in the Assembly joined all Badger State Democrats in voting against the...
    (CNN)A rocky corner in southern Utah has been the focal point of protests and political battles for years. A recent move by the Biden administration is giving Native tribes hope that a broken promise could be mended. On his first day in office, President Joe Biden ordered federal officials to review the boundaries of Bears Ears National Monument -- a sprawling region rich in red rock canyons, cliff dwellings and numerous archeological sites that former President Donald Trump drastically shrunk in size (December 4, 2017) only 11 months after its official designation (December 28, 2016). Bears Ears has united five tribes that trace their lineage to this region in a fight to protect a land they consider sacred and a chance to have a voice in how their ancestral homelands are managed. For Native people, Bears Ears is key to their distinctive origin legends, the spirits of their ancestors and...
    A woman with her child crosses the Rio Bravo, Mexico, to reach the United States surrender to border patrol agents and request asylum, on May 19, 2019.David Peinado/NurPhoto via Getty Images Let our journalists help you make sense of the noise: Subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter and get a recap of news that matters.President Joe Biden just signed an executive order forming a task force that will work to reunify the migrant families who were separated under the Trump administration’s so-called “zero tolerance” policy at the border—a first step to try to correct the irreparable damage done to those seeking refuge in the United States.  “With the first action today we’re going to work to undo the moral and national shame of the previous administration that literally, not figuratively, ripped children from the arms of their families,” Biden said as he signed the executive order in the Oval Office....
    This article is republished from The Conversation. Just hours after taking the oath of office, President Joe Biden signed nine executive orders – far surpassing every other president’s first day on the job in modern history. These orders advance urgent issues like COVID-19 response and undo many of Trump’s policies on immigration and environmental deregulation. Biden is not the first U.S. president to issue an executive order, and he certainly won’t be the last. My own research shows executive orders have been a mainstay in American politics – with limitations. Article continues after advertisement What is an executive order? Though the Constitution plainly articulates familiar presidential tools like vetoes and appointments, the real executive power comes from reading between the lines. Presidents have long interpreted the Constitution’s Article 2 clauses – like “the executive power shall be vested in a President” and “he shall take care that the laws be...
    New York : The president, Joe Biden, will sign this Friday two executive orders aimed mainly at speed up the delivery of aid checks to the families most in need and increase food aid for children that, in normal times, depend on school meals, the White House announced. Biden also seeks to clear the way for federal workers to have a minimum wage of $ 15 an hour. [Biden lanza un plan de acción ante la pandemia con 10 órdenes ejecutivas para más vacunas, mascarillas y la reapertura de escuelas] These executive orders are an interim measure for millions of families as Congress evaluates its $ 1.9 trillion relief plan to help those affected by the pandemic. “The American people cannot afford to wait,” said Brian Deese, director of the White House National Economic Council. “Many are hanging by a thread. They need help, and we are committed to...
    EXECUTIVE orders are one of the most common modern presidential documents. Biden was sworn in as the 46th US President on January 20, and promised to reverse 17 policies from the outgoing president, including the controversial Muslim Ban. 5US President Joe Biden delivers his Inauguration speech after being sworn in as the 46th US President on January 20, 2021Credit: Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. What is an executive order? By definition, an executive order is "a means of issuing federal directives in the United States, used by the President of the United States, that manages operations of the federal government." As executive orders are not legislation, they require no approval from congress, but congress cannot simply overturn them. 5President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden walk up the stairs as they arrive at the North Portico of the White HouseCredit: AP:Associated Press Executive orders, issued by...
    President Trump is considering signing an executive order ending birthright citizenship before he leaves the Oval Office, The Hill reports.  On Friday, various sources told the website that members of the Trump Administration have been discussing the issue with increasing frequency. They are hoping to push the President into taking action before Joe Biden is sworn in on  January 20.   Under current law, all babies born in United States are automatically granted citizenship, regardless of whether or not their parents are American. An executive order signed by President Trump would likely put an end to such legal protections.    The Trump Administrations declined to comment specifically on the issue when approached by The Hill.   Instead, White House Deputy Press Secretary Judd Deere issued a statement saying: 'Since taking office, President Trump has never shied away from using his lawful executive authority to advance bold policies and fulfill the promises he made...
    President Donald Trump wrapped up a four-rally campaign swing in the must-win state of Pennsylvania and asked 'how in the hell' he could lose the presidential election. He touted his own record on the economy and claimed Democratic nominee Joe Biden would champion policies that would raise taxes and cost jobs. 'We gotta win this state,' Trump told supporters at his final rally of the day in Montoursville.  'They keep saying it's close but I don't think it's close,' the president said.  'Politics is a crazy world but when you have the best employment numbers in history, when you have the best unemployment numbers and when you have the best economy probably that we've ever had, I don't know how the hell do you lose this election?' he noted.  He also bragged about an executive order he signed to protect fracking - a huge industry in Pennsylvania. 'Today I signed...
    During an October 16 press conference, Denver Mayor Michael Hancock, joined by Denver Department of Public Health and Environment Executive Director Bob McDonald, announced two new public-health orders intended to help mitigate spiking data related to COVID-19. The first calls for the wearing of face coverings in most outdoor locations. The second reduces the approved limit for gatherings in many, but not all, settings from ten to five. The order related to mask usage is open-ended, while the gathering limitations will last for the next thirty days. Both go into effect immediately. "We want to raise the flag and sound the alarm," Hancock said.Related Stories How Estes Park Is Handling Tourists Who Don't Love Masks DU Swim Team Members Bounced Over Unsafe Gathering Still Partying? Denver Cites Walmart and More for Violating COVID-19 Health Orders Statistics shared by McDonald underscored the worsening stats related to the novel coronavirus, including...
    During an October 12 press conference, Mayor Michael Hancock confirmed that COVID-19 numbers that have become more troubling across Colorado are impacting the Mile High City as well. And Denver Public Health & Environment executive director Bob McDonald warned that if those numbers keep getting worse, restrictions that have been loosened in recent months could be tightened again, with a shutdown of all but essential services among the possibilities. "What could happen is that businesses of all types — gyms, your favorite salon, your favorite restaurant — could all be restricted, and we could all have to stay home," McDonald said. "Or we could have reduced capacities for a wide range of retailers. To avoid those things, we want to, at the local level, implement more public-health controls to double down on face coverings and physical distancing to the extent we can implement things, so we don't have those harsh economic...
    President Donald Trump signed an executive order with great fanfare Thursday that proclaims protecting patients with pre-existing conditions is official U.S. policy.  'The historic action I'm taking today includes the first ever executive order to affirm it is the official policy of the United States government to protect patients with pre-existing conditions - so we're making that official,' the president told an audience in the swing state of North Carolina.  Trump's action doesn't have legal teeth, as his administration has backed a Texas-based lawsuit that could kill the law - the Affordable Care Act or Obamacare - that already makes it so insurers can't refuse to cover or charge people more if they have a pre-existing medical condition.  President Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday that states protecting Americans with pre-existing conditions is official U.S. policy, a move that has little legal weight, but could shore him up...
    Jack Kurtz/Zuma For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis, the election, and more, subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter.This story was published originally by ProPublica, a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up for ProPublica’s Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox as soon as they are published. In late April, as COVID-19 raced through meatpacking plants sickening and killing workers, President Donald Trump issued a controversial executive order aimed at keeping the plants open to supply food to American consumers. It was a relief for the nation’s meatpackers who were being urged, or ordered, to suspend production by local health officials worried about the spread of the coronavirus. But emails obtained by ProPublica show that the meat industry may have had a hand in its own White House rescue: Just a week before the order was issued, the meat industry’s trade group drafted an executive order that...
    Savannah Rychcik September 17, 2020 0 Comments President Donald Trump is seeking to restructure the way students learn about the founding of the United States in schools. During a speech at the National Archives Museum on Thursday, Trump revealed his going to promote “patriotic education” through an executive order. “It will be called the 1776 commission. It will encourage our educators to teach our children about the miracle of American history and make plans to honor the 250th anniversary of our founding,” Trump said. He added, “Think of that, 250 years.” Watch part of his speech below: [email protected] announces the creation of a "1776 Commission" to create curriculum that is "pro-American" that "celebrates the truth about our nations great history."The move is meant to contrast "critical race theory" and the 1619 Project, which Trump called "propaganda." pic.twitter.com/bKqzxKnInp— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) September 17, 2020 Trump accused “the...
    ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. In late April, as COVID-19 raced through meatpacking plants sickening and killing workers, President Donald Trump issued a controversial executive order aimed at keeping the plants open to supply food to American consumers. It was a relief for the nation’s meatpackers who were being urged, or ordered, to suspend production by local health officials worried about the spread of the coronavirus. But emails obtained by ProPublica show that the meat industry may have had a hand in its own White House rescue: Just a week before the order was issued, the meat industry’s trade group drafted an executive order that bears striking similarities to the one the president signed. The draft that Julie Anna Potts, the president of the North American Meat Institute, sent to top officials...
    Advocates for lowering drug prices in the United States are raising alarm over an executive order issued by President Donald Trump on Sunday that the White House purports would challenge the nation’s pharmaceutical industry but which critics say is just an election year ploy to make it look like the president is finally following through on a 2016 campaign promise he has neglected throughout his term. The executive order itself would require that the secretary of Health and Human Services to “immediately” explore implementing a payment model for Medicare to pay “no more than the most-favored-nation price,” which means the lowest price paid in other developed countries, for specific “high-cost” prescription medicines. While Trump celebrated the order as a far-reaching game-changer, experts said the move will likely have any little if any meaningful impact. “The proposed executive order would appear to be of limited immediate effect,” reported the Wall Street Journal. “Experts see the order...
    A lawsuit against the Obama administration over a Chinese-owned wind farm from eight years ago has a striking similarity to one announced Monday by social video-app TikTok. The outcome does not bode well for TikTok’s impending legal battle with the Trump administration. TikTok announced that it was filing a lawsuit challenging President Donald Trump’s recent executive orders. In August, Trump issued two executive orders against ByteDance, the parent company that owns TikTok. The first, which Law&Crime analyzed at length, bars any “transaction” with ByteDance or its subsidiaries, in which any such company has any interest, beginning 45 days after the order. The second order mandated that ByteDance sell TikTok (or more specifically, Musical.​ly, TikTok’s predecessor) to a U.S. owner within 90 days. The president’s authority for this order was based on the Exon-Florio Amendment of the Defense Production Act, which allows a president to invoke national security interests to order...
    Many retailers across the U.S. are shuttering storefronts like this Manhattan outlet in New York amid the ongoing Covid-19 downturn.Carlo Allegri | Reuters With negotiations between Republicans and Democrats over the shape of the next government stimulus package in deadlock, President Donald Trump took executive action earlier this month to pass a patchwork of federal aid. Which of those relief measures can you count on? It's complicated, experts say.  "The executive order has created confusion," said Emily Benfer, an eviction expert and visiting professor of law at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. After the $600-a-week federal unemployment boost on top of people's state benefit expired at the end of July, Trump said he would send Americans a $400 weekly payment.  More from Your Money, Your Future:Trump's payroll tax would 'terminate' Social Security, critics saySelf-employed people may miss out on payroll tax breakHow a payroll tax break might cost taxpayers more next year Yet, because...
    Trump signed an executive order and three memoranda, but none of the documents included a stimulus check Legislators must agree on who would qualify to receive a second stimulus check. Photo: JIM WATSON / . / . After lawmakers failed to agree to pass a second financial aid package before the Aug. 7 deadline that they had self-imposed, President Trump signed an executive order and three memoranda covering some support for that package. of help, as reported in CNet. However, in these documents he did not mention any stimulus payments, which means that the amount of money that could be given to you in a second round of checks still depends on the legislators reaching an agreement. And it is that Trump did not include the stimulus check in any of the documents to provide support that he recently signed because both Democrats and Republicans agreed...
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi slammed the executive action President Trump took this weekend to provide assistance for Americans struggling amid the coronavirus as weak and an "illusion" on "Fox News Sunday" with Chris Wallace, as she defended Democrats' stance asking for trillions more in aid as negotiations with the White House and Senate Republicans have stalled. "No, in fact, what the president did is -- I agreed what the Republican senator said -- is unconstitutional slop," Pelosi, D-Calif, said, alluding to a statement Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., put out against Trump's executive actions. She added: "While it has the illusion of saying we're going to have a moratorium on evictions, it says I'm gonna ask the folks in charge to study if that's feasible. While he says he's going to do the payroll tax, what he's doing is undermining Social Security and Medicare, so these are illusions." Pelosi also contrasted lines in the Democrats' bill and the...
    In total, President Donald Trump signed four executive orders for economic relief in the face of the financial blow of the coronavirus in the United States, but there are many doubts about some announcements, such as the suspension of the payment of taxes on wages and whether these should be paid in the 2020 declaration. The first executive order is aimed at suspending the wage tax for the remainder of 2020 for workers who earn less than $ 100,000 a year. The President of the United States warned that “payroll taxes would be suspended as of September 1 and we are actually going to get that good news.” For his part, the economic analyst, Tino Díaz, assures that “reducing taxes from six and a half percent to zero for a period of time is positive, because it puts more money in the pocket of the people, something necessary for...
    WASHINGTON, Aug 6 (.) – United States President Donald Trump, who has threatened to act unilaterally if Congress fails to agree on a new economic aid plan for the coronavirus, said Thursday that he continues to work on a decree on protections for evictions and benefits for the unemployed. The executive order would also address alternatives for paying off student loans and cutting income taxes, the president said on Twitter, as Democratic leaders in Congress and Republican government officials are holding difficult negotiations to reach consensus. (Information from Doina Chiacu and Susan Heavey; edited in Spanish by Marion Giraldo)
    News of a TikTok ban is sweeping the Internet. But why exactly is Tik Tok, a popular social media app, being banned? According to The New York Times, government officials fear that China could access information about Americans using the app, thus posing a threat to national security. (TikTok is owned by the Chinese internet company ByteDance, which has repeatedly denied allegations that it is operated or connected to the Chinese government.) As a result, Donald Trump has discussed banning the app on multiple occasions and announced Friday that he could do so “with an executive order.” “As far as TikTok is concerned we’re banning them from the United States,” Trump said aboard Air Force One on Friday. Young Americans have criticized Trump’s announcement to ban the app, accusing him of threatening their freedoms of speech—some have even said such a ban would impact their decision to vote. “If it hasn’t already, I think...
    President Donald Trump said on Friday that he would be signing an executive order to give "Dreamers" a pathway to citizenship, although an administration official quickly issued a statement that seemed to walk that back. The president made the announcement while speaking with Telemundo on Friday. "And I'm going to be over the next few weeks, signing an immigration bill, a lot of people don't know about it, you have breaking news, but I am signing a big immigration bill," said Trump. "This is an executive order?" asked Jose Diaz-Balart. "Do a big executive order, I have the power to do it as president, and I'm gonna make DACA a part of it, but we put it, and then we're probably gonna be taking it out," he added. DACA stands for the Obama-era executive order that provided "Deferred...
    President Donald Trump claimed in an interview with Telemundo that he is working on an immigration executive order that he’ll sign in a few weeks. José Díaz-Balart confronted the president on why he seems “laser-focused on deporting DACA.” Trump told him, “I’m going to be over the next few weeks signing an immigration bill that a lot of people don’t know about, and you have breaking news.” Díaz-Balart asked for clarity: “Is this an executive order?” Trump said it is, adding, “I have the power to do it as president, and I’m going to make DACA a part of it. We put it in. We’re probably going to be then taking it out. We’re working out the legal complexities right now. But I’m going to be signing a major immigration bill as an executive order, which the Supreme Court now, because of the DACA decision, has given me the...
            by Chris White  Former Vice President Joe Biden floated the idea Thursday of issuing an executive order requiring all Americans to wear masks to curb the spread of coronavirus. Wearing a mask can make the difference between life and death in some circumstances, Biden told a CBS affiliate in Pittsburgh. The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee suggested that making masks a requirement could help reduce cases and deaths. “The one thing we do know is these masks make a gigantic difference. I would insist that everybody out in public be wearing that mask. Anyone to reopen would have to make sure that they walked into a business that had masks,” Biden told KDKA in an interview while wearing a black mask. “Yes, I would. From an executive standpoint, yes I would,” Biden said in response to a question about whether he would use federal power to mandate...
    Former Vice President Joe Biden floated the idea Thursday of issuing an executive order requiring all Americans to wear masks to curb the spread of coronavirus. Wearing a mask can make the difference between life and death in some circumstances, Biden told a CBS affiliate in Pittsburgh. The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee suggested that making masks a requirement could help reduce cases and deaths. “The one thing we do know is these masks make a gigantic difference. I would insist that everybody out in public be wearing that mask. Anyone to reopen would have to make sure that they walked into a business that had masks,” Biden told KDKA in an interview while wearing a black mask. “Yes, I would. From an executive standpoint, yes I would,” Biden said in response to a question about whether he would use federal power to mandate wearing a mask in public. (RELATED: Texas...
    Meaghan Ellis June 23, 2020 0 Comments President Donald Trump announced plans to issue an executive order to force cities to protect Confederate monuments amid protests. During an interview with Eternal Word Television Network, Trump shared his opinion on the fight against Confederate monuments with host Raymond Arroyo. Trump described the removal of Confederate statues and monuments as a “disgrace” while he lauded the figures as “magnificent artwork.” “It’s a disgrace,” Trump said. “Remember, some of this is great artwork. This is magnificent artwork, as good as there is anywhere in the world, as good as you see in France, as good as you see anywhere. It’s a disgrace.” Despite the detailed history behind the statues, Trump claimed, “Most of these people don’t even know what they’re taking down.” Watch the latest video at foxnews.comTrump voiced his disapproval of a particular statue being forcefully removed by protesters. On Friday, the Ulysses S. Grant...
    Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump is set to announce an executive order against social media companies on Thursday, days after Twitter called two of his tweets "potentially misleading."The draft executive order being prepared by the Trump administration tests the boundaries of the White House's authority. In a long-shot legal bid, it seeks to curtail the power of large social media platforms by reinterpreting a critical 1996 law that shields websites and tech companies from lawsuits.It marks a dramatic escalation by Trump in his war with tech companies as they struggle with the growing problem of misinformation on social media. The President has regularly accused sites of censoring conservative speech.The draft order, which was reviewed by CNN, targets a law known as the Communications Decency Act. Section 230 of the legislation provides broad immunity to websites that curate and moderate their own platforms, and has been described by legal experts as "the...
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