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Trump speaks with British PM Johnson about telecoms security -White House

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FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson welcomes U.S. President Donald Trump at the NATO leaders summit in Watford, Britain December 4, 2019. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls/Pool/File Photo WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday discussed the security of telecommunications networks with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, the White House......
Environment

Trump Eases Pollution Controls on Streams and Wetlands

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WASHINGTON — The Trump administration on Thursday will finalize a rule to strip away environmental protections for streams, wetlands and other water bodies, handing a victory to farmers, fossil fuel producers and real estate developers who said Obama-era rules had shackled them with onerous and unnecessary burdens. From Day 1......
Cleveland Scene

New Poll Shows Trump Down Somewhat in Ohio, Three Other Vital States — But Undecided Voters Will Be Pivotal

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click to enlarge In 2016, Donald Trump pulled off a big upset in the country’s presidential election by scooping up electoral college votes in former industrial states like Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania that had gone for President Barack Obama in 2012. Now, a new poll by Baldwin Wallace University......
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Trump threatens big tariffs on car imports from EU if no trade deal struck: CNBC

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DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday threatened to impose high tariffs on imports of cars from the European Union if the bloc doesn’t agree to a trade deal. U.S. President Donald Trump talks during a bilateral meeting with Iraqi President Barham Salih (not pictured) at the......
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Trump and the Teenager: A Climate Showdown at Davos

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DAVOS, Switzerland — Neither uttered the other’s name. But President Trump and the Swedish climate campaigner Greta Thunberg took unmistakable aim at each other on Tuesday at this conference of business and government figures, reprising their roles as antagonists on the global stage. The 73-year-old president and 17-year-old activist dominated......
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Trump urges Boeing to move fast on resolving 737 MAX issues

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday urged Boeing Co (BA.N) to move quickly to resolve issues with the grounded 737 MAX, noting the planemaker’s significant impact on the U.S. economy. U.S. President Donald Trump speaks prior to signing “phase one” of the U.S.-China trade agreement in the......
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Michael Bloomberg tweets: During Democratic debate, campaign posts surreal tweets as counter-programming

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here While six Democratic candidates were debating, Michael Bloomberg was trolling.  The campaign Twitter account for Bloomberg — who did not qualify for Tuesday night’s debate — posted dozens of humorous, sometimes surreal tweets as a form of counterprogramming. “We promised......
Cleveland Scene

Kentucky Man Found Guilty of Assaulting Anti-Trump Protester at Cincinnati Trump Rally

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click to enlarge A Hamilton County jury yesterday found a Kentucky man guilty of misdemeanor assault for punching a protester multiple times outside a campaign rally for President Donald Trump last August in downtown Cincinnati. Dallas Frazier, then 29, jumped out of a red pickup truck just north of U.S.......
Cleveland Scene

Trump Lands in Ohio Tonight for First Campaign Rally of 2020

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click to enlarge President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign is starting off the new year in the Buckeye State as the Republican holds his first rally of 2020 in Toledo tonight. The choice highlights Ohio’s continued relevance in America’s political landscape, though recent elections have seen the state shift from a straight-up......
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Trump says he may wait to finish Phase 2 China trade deal until after November

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U.S. President Donald Trump announces proposed rollbacks to the National Environmental Policy Act regulations during an event in Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., January 9, 2020. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday said his administration will start negotiating the Phase 2......
Environment

Trump Moves to Exempt Big Projects From Environmental Review

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WASHINGTON — The White House on Thursday will introduce the first major changes to the nation’s benchmark environmental protection law in more than three decades, moving to ease approval of pipelines and other major energy and infrastructure projects without detailed environmental review. Many of the changes to the law —......
Environment

Trump Rule Would Exclude Climate Change in Infrastructure Planning

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WASHINGTON — Federal agencies would no longer have to take climate change into account when they assess the environmental impacts of highways, pipelines and other major infrastructure projects, according to a Trump administration plan that would weaken one of the benchmark environmental laws of the modern era. The proposed changes......
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Science Panel Staffed With Trump Appointees Says E.P.A. Rollbacks Lack Scientific Rigor

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One of the primary problems, he said, is that the E.P.A., in an unusual move, used a flawed economic model that had not been reviewed either internally by federal agencies or in the academic literature. That model found what Mr. Wilcoxen described as the “really improbable” results that relaxing Obama-era......
Environment

Science Under Attack: How Trump Is Sidelining Researchers and Their Work

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His former office, which researches topics like air pollution and chemical testing, has lost 250 scientists and technical staff members since Mr. Trump came to office, while hiring 124. Those who have remained in the office of roughly 1,500 people continue to do their work, Dr. Kavlock said, but are......
Environment

A Trump Policy ‘Clarification’ All but Ends Punishment for Bird Deaths

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“It felt like it was weaponized against one industry,” she said. Changes to the interpretation of the law topped the association’s wish list for the Trump administration. Six months after that list was released, the Interior Department ended prosecutions for bird deaths “when the underlying purpose of that activity is......
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Trump says trade deal with China to be signed ‘very shortly’

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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (Reuters) – President Donald Trump on Saturday said the United States and China would “very shortly” sign their so-called Phase One trade pact. “We just achieved a breakthrough on the trade deal and we will be signing it very shortly,” Trump said at a Turning Point......
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Trump Administration Blocks Energy Efficiency Rule for Light Bulbs

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The Trump administration announced Friday that it would block a rule designed to phase out older incandescent bulbs and require Americans to use energy-efficient light bulbs. In announcing the move, the secretary of energy, Dan Brouillette, who is a former auto lobbyist, said the administration had chosen “to protect consumer......
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‘Boneheads’ no more? Fed’s rate cuts appear to defuse Trump’s Twitter rage

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – After three interest rate cuts and a fresh round of record highs for U.S. stock markets, has President Donald Trump lost interest in the Federal Reserve? FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump delivers remarks during a campaign rally at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pennsylvania, U.S., December......

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