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The view from the White House is a lonely one as the business community abandons Trump

“Neither has the administration proposed a plan for tax reform, the next big issue on the horizon” writes unknown author for cnbc.com. But here’s where the White House really stands, now that corporate America is bolting for the door: Nearly seven months after Inauguration Day the administration still hasn’t proposed an infrastructure plan. Source: cnbc.com Share This:

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US coal exports are surging under Trump. Here’s why it probably won’t last

“U.S. coal exports are rising this year, giving the fossil-fuel friendly Trump administration reason to cheer, but analysts believe the good times won’t last” writes unknown author for cnbc.com. Coal exports were up 58 percent in the first quarter from the same period last year, but analysts say the long-term trend is down.Straddling Asia and Europe, Russia exported about four times as much thermal coal as the United States shipped in 2014. American miners essentially mop up the remaining demand for thermal coal, though they do steady business with some…

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California to sue Trump administration over sanctuary policy

“RELATED: A look at U.S. sanctuary cities However, a San Francisco judge drastically limited the scope of that policy” writes Dan Levine for aol.com. President Donald Trump issued a broad executive order in January targeting wide swaths of federal funding for cities that generally offer illegal immigrants safe harbor by declining to use municipal resources to enforce federal immigration laws.In a statement on Monday, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra said the state, not the federal government, is best suited to determine how best to allocate its law enforcement resources.SEE ALSO:…

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U.S. pot states try to curb smuggling, fend off administration

“So far, only recreational marijuana has been comprehensively tracked” writes The Associated Press for seattletimes.com. Tracking legal weed from the fields and greenhouses where it’s grown to the shops where it’s sold under names like Blueberry Kush and Chernobyl is their so far main protective measure.Kate Brown recently signed into law a requirement that state regulators track from seed to store all marijuana grown for sale in Oregon’s legal market.In California, implementing a “fully operational, legal market” could take years, said state Sen.Now, officials suspect pot grown legally in Oregon…

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Law scholars urge Trump to keep program for young immigrants

“A group of Republican attorneys general has called on the Trump administration to phase out the program” writes The Associated Press for seattletimes.com. The Trump administration has said it still has not decided the program’s fate.ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A group of legal scholars is urging President Donald Trump to keep a program protecting hundreds of thousands of young immigrants from deportation and is outlining a legal argument to maintain it.Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and others have threated to amend a district court case to challenge the DACA program…

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Democratic attorneys escalate legal fight against Trump

“Just 24 hours later, Democratic attorneys general from 14 states urged a court to overturn a class action settlement arranged by gun-maker Remington trigger defects on rifles” writes Steve Peoples for seattletimes.com. State attorneys from Massachusetts to New York to California, often working together, have brought more than 40 legal actions against the Trump administration over the last seven months.NEW YORK (AP) — The Trump resistance movement cheered when Democratic attorneys general in several states sued to block the president’s plan to bar travelers from some Muslim majority countries.A day…

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Obama administration urged Australia to change offshore detention refugee policy

“The Obama administration urged Australia to change its policy of offshore detention of refugees while agreeing to accept up to 1,200 people to relieve their suffering, a former senior US official has said” writes Paul Karp for theguardian.com. The United Nations has called Australia’s policy of offshore detention of asylum seekers unjustifiably punitive and unlawful, “cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment”.Higginbottom, who is now the chief operating officer of the aid organisation Care, singled out the “policy of detention” as the aspect of Australia’s policy rejected by the Obama administration.Turnbull also…

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Trump to launch investigation into China trade violations

“If the investigation finds that China is harming U.S. companies, the Trump administration could respond by imposing tariffs, negotiating an agreement with China, or other measures, the officials said” writes Ana Swanson Covers for washingtonpost.com. While Trump officially withdrew the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, an Obama-era trade deal, and will begin talks next week to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement, other planned trade measures have been slow to materialize.International tensions have escalated as Trump and North Korean President Kim Jung Un traded threats of nuclear war…

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Trump to direct Robert Lighthizer to investigate if China is stealing American intellectual property

“A second senior administration official said China’s practices amount to “forced technology transfer and intellectual property theft.”” writes Kyle Feldscher for washingtonexaminer.com. The first senior administration official said China’s goal has been to get the intellectual property of American companies in order to make their own products.One official said China requires companies to turn over their intellectual property and other information on their business in order to work in the country. Source: washingtonexaminer.com Share This:

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