US Politics in Trump era Public date: 14.11.2019 12:15:01

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10 Oct 2019

Trump Weighs Weakening Obama Rules to Curb Corporate Inversions

Treasury Department officials are considering rolling back a tax rule aimed at preventing American companies from moving money offshore to avoid U.S. taxes, according to several people familiar with discussions.
Treasury Department officials are considering rolling back a tax rule aimed at preventing American companies from moving...
3 Oct 2019

Trump under pressure to address ethanol and trade pain in Iowa and other farm states

The trade war has cost farmers potential Chinese orders for the corn-based fuel as well as for a byproduct that is used as animal feed. Now, the refinery exemptions are compounding the financial pain — and threatening political consequences for the president, who won this state and its six electoral votes in 2016.
The trade war has cost farmers potential Chinese orders for the corn-based fuel as well as for a byproduct that is used...
18 Sep 2019

Trump administration to revoke California’s power to set stricter auto emissions standards

The Trump administration plans to revoke California’s right to set stricter air pollution standards for cars and light trucks , according to two senior administration officials, as part of a larger effort to weaken an Obama-era climate policy aimed at cutting greenhouse gas emissions from the nation’s auto fleet.
The Trump administration plans to revoke California’s right to set stricter air pollution standards for cars and light...

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13 Sep 2019

Trump Administration to Finalize Rollback of Clean Water Protections

The Trump administration on Thursday is expected to complete the legal repeal of a major Obama-era clean water regulation, which had placed limits on polluting chemicals that could be used near streams, wetlands and water bodies. Weakening the Obama-era water rule had been a central campaign pledge for Mr. Trump, who characterized it as a federal land-grab that impinged on the rights of farmers, rural landowners and real estate developers to use their property as they see fit.
The Trump administration on Thursday is expected to complete the legal repeal of a major Obama-era clean water...

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24 Jul 2019

Emails Show DeVos Aides Pulled Strings for Failing For-Profit Colleges

Dream Center Education Holdings, a subsidiary of a Los Angeles-based megachurch, had no experience in higher education when it petitioned the federal Education Department to let it take over a troubled chain of for-profit trade schools.But the organization’s chairman, Randall K. Barton, told the education secretary, Betsy DeVos, that the foundation wanted to “help people live better lives.”
Dream Center Education Holdings, a subsidiary of a Los Angeles-based megachurch, had no experience in higher education...
23 Jul 2019

EPA’s watchdog is scrutinizing ethics practices of agency’s former air policy chief

A key architect of the Trump administration’s efforts to weaken federal climate rules is under scrutiny by a federal watchdog for his dealings with industry players who lobbied the government to ease carbon pollution limits. It is the third inquiry into whether Bill Wehrum, who headed the Environmental Protection Agency’s air policy division from November 2017 until last month, violated federal ethics rules.
A key architect of the Trump administration’s efforts to weaken federal climate rules is under scrutiny by a federal...
16 Jul 2019

Mulvaney builds an ‘an empire for the right wing’ as Trump’s chief of staff

Mick Mulvaney’s battles with Alexander Acosta began almost immediately. Weeks after he was named acting White House chief of staff, Mulvaney summoned the labor secretary for a tense January encounter that became known inside the West Wing as “the woodshed meeting.” Mulvaney told Acosta in blunt terms that the White House believed he was dragging his feet on regulation rollbacks desired by business interests and that he was on thin ice as a result, according to advisers and a person close to the White House. Soon after, Acosta proposed a spate of business-friendly rules on overtime pay and other policies
Mick Mulvaney’s battles with Alexander Acosta began almost immediately. Weeks after he was named acting White House...

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13 Jul 2019

E.P.A. Plans to Curtail the Ability of Communities to Oppose Pollution Permits

The Environmental Protection Agency is preparing to weaken rules that for the past quarter-century have given communities a voice in deciding how much pollution may legally be released by nearby power plants and factories.
The Environmental Protection Agency is preparing to weaken rules that for the past quarter-century have given...

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7 Jun 2019

Automakers Tell Trump His Pollution Rules Could Mean ‘Untenable’ Instability and Lower Profits

Many of the world’s largest automakers joined together Thursday to tell President Trump that one of his most sweeping deregulatory efforts — his plan to weaken pollution standards for automobiles — threatens to hurt their profitability and produce “untenable” instability in one of the nation’s most important manufacturing sectors.
Many of the world’s largest automakers joined together Thursday to tell President Trump that one of his most sweeping...

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7 Mar 2019

Regulators Move to Ease Post-Crisis Oversight of Wall Street

Federal regulators moved on Wednesday to ease oversight of the country’s largest banks and other financial firms, continuing a push by the Trump administration to reverse rules that were put in place following the 2008 financial crisis.The Federal Reserve said it would adjust the structure of its annual “stress tests,” which measure the ability of leading banks to withstand a potential economic or financial storm. The changes are likely to make it easier for banks to get regulatory approval to pay higher dividends or buy back their own shares.
Federal regulators moved on Wednesday to ease oversight of the country’s largest banks and other financial firms,...
16 Jan 2019

A Coal Baron’s Takeover of the EPA Is Nearly Complete

A few weeks after President Donald Trump moved into the White House, he received a memo from one of his biggest campaign donors: Robert Murray, the CEO of Murray Energy, America’s largest private coal company. Emblazoned with the words “Action Plan,” it was essentially a wish list of all the environmental regulations Murray wanted Trump to get rid of.
A few weeks after President Donald Trump moved into the White House, he received a memo from one of his biggest campaign...

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29 Dec 2018

E.P.A. Proposes Rule Change That Would Let Power Plants Release More Toxic Pollution

The Trump administration announced on Friday a plan designed to make it easier for coal-fired power plants, after nearly a decade of restrictions, to release into the atmosphere more mercury and other pollutants linked to developmental disorders and respiratory illnesses.
The Trump administration announced on Friday a plan designed to make it easier for coal-fired power plants, after nearly...

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27 Dec 2018

President Trump’s Retreat on the Environment Is Affecting Communities Across America

In just two years, President Trump has unleashed a regulatory rollback, lobbied for and cheered on by industry, with little parallel in the past half-century. Mr. Trump enthusiastically promotes the changes as creating jobs, freeing business from the shackles of government and helping the economy grow. The trade-offs, while often out of public view, are real — frighteningly so, for some people — imperiling progress in cleaning up the air we breathe and the water we drink, and in some cases upending the very relationship with the environment around us.
In just two years, President Trump has unleashed a regulatory rollback, lobbied for and cheered on by industry, with...

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25 Dec 2018

Trump ignores climate change, offers handouts to timber industry in wildfire executive order

Nowhere in an 1,800-word executive order to address forest management and wildfires — quietly issued on Friday — does President Donald Trump draw a connection between climate change and increased wildfire risk. Instead, critics say it looks like a potential handout to the logging industry. The executive order, titled “Promoting Active Management of America’s Forests, Rangelands, and other Federal Lands to Improve Conditions and Reduce Wildfire Risk,” calls on the secretaries of Interior and Agriculture to reduce “regulatory barriers” to getting rid of “hazardous fuels” that contribute to wildfires.
Nowhere in an 1,800-word executive order to address forest management and wildfires — quietly issued on Friday...

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24 Nov 2018

U.S. Climate Report Warns of Damaged Environment and Shrinking Economy

A major scientific report issued by 13 federal agencies on Friday presents the starkest warnings to date of the consequences of climate change for the United States, predicting that if significant steps are not taken to rein in global warming, the damage will knock as much as 10 percent off the size of the American economy by century’s end.
A major scientific report issued by 13 federal agencies on Friday presents the starkest warnings to date of the...

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28 Oct 2018

Driven by Trump Policy Changes, Fracking Booms on Public Lands

The parade of trailer trucks rolling through Jay Butler’s dusty ranch is a precursor to a new fracking boom on the vast federal lands of Wyoming and across the West. Reversing a trend in the final years of the Obama presidency, the Trump administration is auctioning off millions of acres of drilling rights to oil and gas developers, a central component of the White House’s plan to work hand in glove with the industry to promote more domestic energy production.
The parade of trailer trucks rolling through Jay Butler’s dusty ranch is a precursor to a new fracking boom on the...
29 Aug 2018

Trump’s economic adviser: ‘We’re taking a look’ at whether Google searches should be regulated

The Trump administration on Tuesday said it would explore regulating Google — an effort that would challenge protections around free speech online — in response to the president’s allegations that the tech giant manipulates its search results to prominently display negative stories about him and other Republicans.
The Trump administration on Tuesday said it would explore regulating Google — an effort that would challenge...

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25 Jul 2018

U.S. Businesses Are Bullish Amid Worldwide Instability

Potential perils are in plain sight: An intense and unpredictable tariff battle is alarming businesses across the country. The annual federal deficit is heading toward $1 trillion. Credit card debt is soaring. And the synchronous wave that lifted every world economy at the year’s start has dissipated. So what? Such risks have done little to puncture the exuberant optimism that is encouraging American businesses to ramp up hiring and consider new investment.
Potential perils are in plain sight: An intense and unpredictable tariff battle is alarming businesses...
7 Jun 2018

Mick Mulvaney fires all 25 members of consumer watchdog’s advisory board

Mick Mulvaney, acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, fired the agency’s 25-member advisory board Wednesday, days after some of its members criticized his leadership of the watchdog agency. The CFPB said it will revamp the Consumer Advisory Board, known as the CAB, in the fall with all new members. The panel has traditionally played an influential role in advising the CFPB’s leadership on new regulations and policies.
Mick Mulvaney, acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, fired the agency’s 25-member advisory...
31 May 2018

Wall Street bank deregulation, Crapo bill: House vote, details

The House voted on the biggest rollback of Wall Street regulations since the financial crisis. While the bill would change many regulations for regional and community banks, analysts say it is not a total dismantling of the Dodd-Frank Act.
The House voted on the biggest rollback of Wall Street regulations since the financial crisis. While the bill would...
15 Mar 2018

Senate passes rollback of banking rules enacted after financial crisis

The Senate on Wednesday passed the biggest loosening of financial regulations since the economic crisis a decade ago, delivering wide bipartisan support for weakening banking rules despite bitter divisions among Democrats.
The Senate on Wednesday passed the biggest loosening of financial regulations since the economic crisis a decade ago,...

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27 Jan 2018

McGahn’s push to reshape the judiciary

As the Russia investigation plays out, McGahn has taken a long view toward policy issues that he thinks could serve as legacy issues for Trump. He recently met with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley about installing more conservatives in the judiciary. He's taken a keen interest in deregulatory issues.
As the Russia investigation plays out, McGahn has taken a long view toward policy issues that he thinks could...

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8 Jan 2018

As Trump Appeals to Farmers, Some of His Policies Don’t

Some of the president’s economic policies could actually harm the farm industry. New analyses of the tax law by economists at the  Department of Agriculture suggest it could actually lower farm output in the years to come and effectively raise taxes on the lowest-earning  farm households, while delivering large gains for the richest farmers.
Some of the president’s economic policies could actually harm the farm industry. New analyses...

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2 Jan 2018

Coal Mining Deaths Soars After Trump Removes Safety Regulations

Accidental deaths in coal mines doubled from the previous year in  2017, according to the most recently available statistics from the Mine  Safety and Health Administration. A more than 100 percent jump in fatalities — from seven last year to  14 in 2017 — does not correspond even remotely to the 3.7 percent  increase in available industry jobs over last year. By comparison, in 2015, the number of mining jobs was 69,000 — 30 percent more than today — but the number of deaths among those jobs topped off at 12.
Accidental deaths in coal mines doubled from the previous year in  2017, according to the most recently available...

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27 Dec 2017

Trump to slash safety regulations put in place after nation’s worst environmental disaster

During the Obama administration, the federal government took action to prevent another Deepwater Horizon-sized oil spill, widely viewed as the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history. After taking office, the Trump administration immediately began making plans to relax certain offshore drilling rules implemented after the 2010 disaster.
During the Obama administration, the federal government took action to prevent another Deepwater Horizon-sized oil...
20 Dec 2017

Trump’s Dark Deregulation

An agency can’t regulate blind. Deprive a regulator of information, and it can’t do much. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission enforces workplace discrimination laws. In September 2016, it announced that it would require certain larger employers to report  wage and hour data by gender, ethnicity and race. This August, the White House budget office suspended the plan indefinitely while the office reviews it.
An agency can’t regulate blind. Deprive a regulator of information, and it can’t do much. The Equal...

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16 Dec 2017

Ajit Pai just handed Republicans a bag of shit

Pai gutted net neutrality without ever trying to make the case for it being a good idea. Pai’s final media appearance was a troll-ish video with alt-right blog The Daily Caller, in which he literally dances with a woman who supported the insane Pizzagate conspiracy that ended with a gunman storming a pizza parlor. His most recent private speech was a smarmy affair delivered to a room full of telecom lobbyists in which he joked about being Verizon’s puppet and taking orders from Sinclair Broadcasting.
Pai gutted net neutrality without ever trying to make the case for it being a good idea. Pai’s final media...

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15 Dec 2017

F.C.C. Repeals Net Neutrality Rules

The  Federal Communications Commission voted on Thursday to dismantle landmark rules regulating the businesses that connect consumers to the internet, granting broadband companies the power to potentially reshape Americans’ online experiences. The agency scrapped the so-called net neutrality regulations that prohibited broadband providers from blocking websites or charging  for higher-quality service or certain content. The federal government will also no longer regulate high-speed internet delivery as if it were a utility, like phone service.
The  Federal Communications Commission voted on Thursday to dismantle landmark rules regulating the...

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15 Dec 2017

Trump Says His Regulatory Rollback Already Is the ‘Most Far-Reaching’

President Trump on Thursday said his administration was answering “a call to action” by rolling back regulations on environmental protections, health care, financial services and other industries as he made a push to showcase his accomplishments near the end of his first year in office.
President Trump on Thursday said his administration was answering “a call to action” by rolling back...
17 Nov 2017

The Senate Is Getting Ready to Erode Obama’s Landmark Wall Street Law

On Monday, the Senate Banking Committee announced that it struck a rare bipartisan deal to deregulate banks. The deal would gut several of the protections enacted in 2010 in response to the financial crisis as part of the Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and  Consumer Protection Act, most notably a key rule requiring that “Too Big To Fail” banks—those with more than $50 billion in assets—undergo stricter oversight.
On Monday, the Senate Banking Committee announced that it struck a rare bipartisan deal to deregulate...

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14 Aug 2017

How a Conservative TV Giant Is Ridding Itself of Regulation

The Sinclair Broadcast Group (Smith) and the Trump administration’s F.C.C. chief (Pai) see eye-to-eye on the need to unleash television. An examination of the F.C.C. records shows that the Smith-Pai alliance does not follow the familiar script of a lobbyist with deep pockets influencing policy. Instead, it is a case of a powerful regulator and an industry giant sharing a political ideology, and suddenly, with the election of Mr. Trump, having free rein to pursue it — with both Mr. Smith, 66, and Mr. Pai, 44, reaping rewards.
The Sinclair Broadcast Group (Smith) and the Trump administration’s F.C.C. chief (Pai) see eye-to-eye on the need to...

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3 Aug 2017

The Latest Sneaky Attempt to Increase Corporate Political Power

The House’s appropriations bill, includes riders that would further pare back campaign finance rules that have already been decimated over the last decade, in large part through Supreme Court decisions such as Citizens United and McCutcheon v. FEC. These rulings and a Congress hell-bent on deregulating the campaign finance system has lead to increasingly expensive elections, with the money that helps candidates win often pouring in from anonymous interests. Watchdog groups and journalists call these billions from shadowy sources “dark money.”
The House’s appropriations bill, includes riders that would further pare back campaign finance rules that have already...
2 Aug 2017

Trump Has Quietly Accomplished More Than It Appears

The chaos, legislative fumbling, and legal jeopardy should not obscure the ways that the administration is remaking federal policy in consequential ways. With the Trump administration’s chaos sucking up all the attention, it’s been able to move forward on a range of its priorities, which tend to be more focused on regulatory matters anyway. It is remaking the justice system, rewriting environmental rules, overhauling public-lands administration, and greenlighting major infrastructure projects. It is appointing figures who will guarantee the triumph of its ideological vision for decades to come.
The chaos, legislative fumbling, and legal jeopardy should not obscure the ways that the administration is remaking...
22 Jul 2017

How Trump signed a global death warrant for women

With one devastating flourish of the presidential pen, worldwide progress on family planning, population growth and reproductive rights was swept away. Now some of the world’s poorest women must count the cost
With one devastating flourish of the presidential pen, worldwide progress on family planning, population growth and...

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21 Jul 2017

Repeal of Obama-era environmental rules dominates Trump’s regulatory agenda

This week, the Trump administration defied its “America  First” rhetoric with a policy change that would make it easier for companies to hire guest workers from foreign countries. The Trump Organization is already poised to benefit from it. On Monday, the Department of Homeland Security raised the cap on H-2B visas for foreign guest workersfrom 66,000 visas per year to 81,000. On Thursday — just three days later — Trump’s properties told the Department of Labor that they wanted approval to hire 76 guest workers using those visas.
This week, the Trump administration defied its “America  First” rhetoric with a policy change that would make...

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11 Jul 2017

The Deep Industry Ties of Trump’s Deregulation Teams

President  Trump entered office pledging to cut red tape, and within weeks, he ordered his administration to assemble teams to aggressively scale back government regulations. But the effort — a signature theme in Mr. Trump’s populist campaign for the White House — is being conducted in large part out of public view and often by political appointees with deep industry ties and potential  conflicts.
President  Trump entered office pledging to cut red tape, and within weeks, he ordered his administration to...
4 Jul 2017

Federal court blocks Trump EPA on air pollution

An appeals court Monday struck down the Environmental Protection Agency’s 90-day suspension of new emission standards on oil and gas wells, a decision that could set back the Trump administration’s broad legal strategy for rolling back Obama-era rules. In a 2-to-1 ruling, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit concluded that the EPA had the right to reconsider a 2016 rule limiting methane and smog-forming pollutants emitted by oil and gas wells but could not delay the effective date while it sought to rewrite the regulation.
An appeals court Monday struck down the Environmental Protection Agency’s 90-day suspension of new emission...

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7 Jun 2017

Oil lobby met with interior secretary at Trump hotel

The oil industry's most powerful lobbying group  met on March 23 with President Trump's interior secretary at the Trump  International Hotel in Washington, DC. It also happened to be the same  day the administration killed a rule that oil companies opposed. The location of the meeting is raising eyebrows and ethical questions. The Trump International Hotel, situated just blocks from the White House, is ground zero for companies and foreign leaders who may be trying to cozy up to the president by using his properties, critics and ethics experts fear. 
The oil industry's most powerful lobbying group  met on March 23 with President Trump's interior secretary at...

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13 May 2017

Trump’s EPA stabs Alaskans in the back with mining reversal

Plans to mine alongside Alaska’s pristine Bristol Bay, where half the world’s salmon are fished, had appeared dead in the water in recent years. Not anymore. The Environmental Protection Agency has dropped a regulatory plan that would have protected Bristol Bay from the planned Pebble Mine, encouraging the project’s backers to seek permits and move forward.
Plans to mine alongside Alaska’s pristine Bristol Bay, where half the world’s salmon are fished, had appeared dead...

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21 Apr 2017

Trump wants to make it easier to drill in national parks. We mapped the 42 parks at risk.

It’s no secret that oil and gas companies are on the hunt for new places to drill. But the quest for more fossil fuels could heat up in places you might not expect: our national parks. With President Donald Trump’s executive order on energy, federal agencies are now reviewing all rules that inhibit domestic energy production. And that includes regulations around drilling in national parks that, if overturned, could give oil and gas companies easier access to leases on federal lands they’ve long coveted. Weaker regulations could mean oil and gas pollution and spills in pristine national parks.
It’s no secret that oil and gas companies are on the hunt for new places to drill. But the quest for more fossil fuels...

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6 Apr 2017

Koch Brothers’ Operatives Fill Top White House Positions, Ethics Forms Reveal

If the billionaire Koch brothers turn to the White House for favors, they will see many familiar faces. Newly disclosed ethics forms reveal that a significant number of senior Trump staffers were previously employed by the sprawling network of hard-right and libertarian advocacy groups financed and controlled by Charles and David Koch, the conservative duo hyper-focused on entrenching Republican power, eliminating taxes, and slashing environmental and labor regulations.
If the billionaire Koch brothers turn to the White House for favors, they will see many familiar faces. Newly...

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30 Mar 2017

The 265 members of Congress who sold you out to ISPs, and how much it cost to buy them

Republicans in Congress just voted to reverse a landmark FCC privacy rule  that opens the door for ISPs to sell customer data. Lawmakers provided  no credible reason for this being in the interest of Americans, except for vague platitudes about “consumer choice” and “free markets,” as if consumers at the mercy of their local internet monopoly are craving to have their web history quietly sold to marketers and any other third party willing to pay.
Republicans in Congress just voted to reverse a landmark FCC privacy rule  that opens the door for ISPs to...

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10 Mar 2017

Obama Education Rules Are Swept Aside by Congress

Republican lawmakers reined in regulations — including some on testing — that they criticized as heavy-handed.With all the attention paid to President Trump’s lightning-rod secretary of education, Betsy DeVos, and her advocacy for private school vouchers, little public notice has been paid to the action on education in Congress — where lawmakers have broader power than Ms. DeVos to make changes to the nation’s school system.Now, Congress has done exactly that, voting to repeal crucial regulations associated with the Every Student Succeeds Act, one of President Barack Obama’s final legislative achievements.
Republican lawmakers reined in regulations — including some on testing — that they criticized as heavy-handed.With...

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6 Mar 2017

Leashes Come Off Wall Street, Gun Sellers, Miners and More

In a flurry of deregulation, the Trump administration has already suspended or reversed more than 90 rules. And industry is clamoring for more. Telecommunications giants like Verizon and AT&T will not have to take “reasonable measures” to ensure that their customers’ Social Security numbers, web browsing history and other personal information are not stolen or accidentally released.Wall Street banks like Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan Chase will not be punished, at least for now, for not collecting extra money from customers to cover potential losses from certain kinds of high-risk trades that helped unleash the 2008 financial crisis.
In a flurry of deregulation, the Trump administration has already suspended or reversed more than 90 rules. And industry...
3 Mar 2017

Crony Capitalism at Work? Trump Adviser Carl Icahn Strong-Arms Ethanol Lobby to Save His Company Millions

Critics are charging that billionaire investor Carl Icahn has used his position as Donald Trump’s deregulatory czar to strong-arm the  ethanol lobby into agreeing to a change that will save one of Icahn’s  companies $200 million a year.If so, this would be the most obvious example yet of crony capitalism in the Trump era.
Critics are charging that billionaire investor Carl Icahn has used his position as Donald Trump’s...
14 Feb 2017

Trump undertakes most ambitious regulatory rollback since Reagan

After just a few weeks in office, the new administration is targeting dozens of Obama-era policies, using both legislative and executive  tactics. The fallout is already rippling across the federal ­bureaucracy  and throughout the U.S. economy, affecting how dentists dispose of mercury fillings, how schools meet the needs of poor and disabled students, and whether companies reject mineral purchases that fuel one of the world’s bloodiest conflicts.
After just a few weeks in office, the new administration is targeting dozens of Obama-era policies, using...
4 Feb 2017

Trump Moves to Roll Back Obama-Era Financial Regulations

President Trump on Friday moved to chisel away at the Obama administration’s legacy on financial reform, announcing a series of steps to revisit the rules enacted after the 2008 financial crisis and setting the stage for a showdown with Democrats over the future of Wall  Street regulation. The rule’s supporters, including Democratic lawmakers and consumer groups, describe it as a basic consumer protection that can prevent brokers from taking advantage of vulnerable clients.
President Trump on Friday moved to chisel away at the Obama administration’s legacy on financial reform, announcing a...

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1 Dec 2016

The true story of America’s sky-high prescription drug prices

Why does an arthritis drug that costs $2,669 here cost $822 in Switzerland? Article argues that this simply happens because in other places in the world governments regulate and negotiate drug prices but in the US they don't. My question is why is it that government can negotiate on outsourcing the way Mr, Trump just did with the Carrier jobs but they don't do this with the drug companies?
Why does an arthritis drug that costs $2,669 here cost $822 in Switzerland? Article argues that this simply happens...

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