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USDA To Roll Back Public School Nutrition Standards That Were Hallmark Of First Lady Michelle Obama

The Hill reports: Newly minted Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue is expected to unveil a new rule Monday aimed at giving schools more flexibility in meeting federal nutrition standards for school lunches. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced Friday that Perdue and Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) will make the announcement at the Catoctin Elementary School in Leesburg, Va., where they ...

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Trump Appoints Anti-Abortion Activist To Senior Post With Department Of Health & Human Services

The Associated Press reports: The White House says President Donald Trump is appointing the former president of a leading anti-abortion organization to a senior position at the Department of Health and Human Services. Charmaine Yoest, who actively supported Trump in his campaign, will serve as assistant secretary of public affairs at HHS. From 2008 until February 2016, she was president ...

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Federal Court Caves To Trump Administration, Suspends Ruling On Challenge To EPA’s Carbon Emissions Rules

The Associated Press reports: At the Trump administration’s request, a federal appeals court agreed Friday to postpone a ruling on lawsuits challenging Obama-era restrictions on carbon emissions. The Environmental Protection Agency had asked the court to put a hold on the case shortly after President Donald Trump signed an executive order vowing to roll back the Clean Power Plan. Trump ...

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Interior Department Scrubs Climate Change From Site

Talking Points Memo reports: At some point between Feb. 25 and April 26, the Department of the Interior scrubbed nearly any mention of climate change from its webpage on the topic. What was once a vigorous endorsement of the scientific consensus that the Earth is warming as a result of human activity — “Climate change affects every corner of the ...

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FCC Unveils Plan To Rollback Net Neutrality [VIDEO]

The New York Times reports: The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission on Wednesday outlined a sweeping plan to loosen the government’s oversight of high-speed internet providers, a rebuke of a landmark policy approved two years ago to ensure that all online content is treated the same by the companies that deliver broadband service to Americans. The chairman, Ajit Pai, ...

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The Simpsons Riff On Trump’s First 100 Days [VIDEO]

Entertainment Weekly recaps: President Donald J. Trump is wrapping up his first 100 days in office, and while he will undoubtedly take a victory lap, The Simpsons would like to offer up more of a slap. Sean Spicer has quit/hanged himself, Kellyanne Conway is refusing to replace him as press secretary, Steve Bannon and Jared Kushner are choking each other, ...

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Mnuchin Announces “Massive” Tax Cuts, Says Trump Has “No Intentions” Of Releasing His Returns [VIDEO]

Bloomberg reports: Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin confirmed the administration will propose a corporate tax rate reduction to 15 percent and said lawmakers broadly agree on the need for a tax overhaul, citing a “very successful meeting” on Tuesday evening in Washington. The administration wants to implement the biggest tax cuts and reform in U.S. history as part of a drive ...

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Fox News Host Shep Smiths Blasts White House For “Coverup” In Growing Flynn/Russia Scandal [VIDEO]

“The situation is unprecedented. Never in American history has a man so close to the president, on his cabinet, the national security advisor no less, been accused of committing a crime by taking money from a foreign entity, much less one connected to the Russians. At the core of all this is the Russians interfered with our elections. General Flynn ...

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Schumer: Flynn May Be The Tip Of The Iceberg

The Hill reports: Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Tuesday said that the House Oversight Committee’s latest findings that former national security adviser Michael Flynn might have broken the law “may be just the tip of the iceberg.” “The disturbing news that General Flynn may have violated the law in connection with his security clearance may be just the ...

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Trump’s Army Secretary Nominee Mark Green Screams That “Liberal Left” Has Lied By Quoting Him Verbatim

Posted today to the Facebook page of Tennessee state Sen. Mark Green, Trump’s nominee to be Army Secretary: The liberal left has cut and spliced my words about terrorism and ISIS blatantly falsifying what I’ve said. Let me be very clear, 1) The only people I have ever called evil are murderous terrorists trying to kill Americans. 2) The only ...

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Trump Threatens Trade War With Canada

Bloomberg reports: President Donald Trump intensified a trade dispute with Canada, slapping tariffs of up to 24 percent on imported softwood lumber in a move that drew swift criticism from the Canadian government, which vowed to sue if needed. Trump announced the new tariff at a White House gathering of conservative journalists, shortly before the Commerce Department said it would ...

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Trump Administration Rewards Fawning Fox & Friends Host With Gig As State Department Spokesperson

The Daily Beast reports: Fox & Friends news anchor Heather Nauert was officially announced Monday as the next spokeswoman for the U.S. State Department. Mark Toner, a holdover from the Obama administration, was relieved of his duties. “Heather’s media experience and long interest in international affairs will be invaluable as she conveys the Administration’s foreign policy priorities to the American ...

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LIVE VIDEO: White House Press Briefing

UPI reports: Press secretary Sean Spicer on Monday is scheduled to hold a daily press briefing at the White House. He is set to answer questions from reporters at 1:30 p.m. The briefing comes as President Donald Trump has a full day of meetings with U.S. and world officials. In the morning, Trump was scheduled to speak by phone with ...

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Nikki Haley On Possible US Strike On North Korea: We’ll Act If Kim Jong-Un Gives Us A Reason To Act [VIDEO]

NBC News reports: Nikki Haley, the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, suggested the White House might consider military retaliation if North Korea’s leader fails to stand down from its aggressive military posture. “We are not going to do anything unless he gives us a reason to do something, so our goal is not to start a fight,” she said ...

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John Oliver Tears Into Ivanka And Jared [VIDEO]

Mashable recaps: Ever wondered exactly what kind of influence Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner have in the White House? Well John Oliver is here to tell you. In an epic 25-minute rant on Last Week Tonight, Oliver breaks down exactly what the couple many think of as a “moderating influence” on Trump actually do — and what, if anything, makes ...

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Trump Fires Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, Known For Labeling Gun Violence As Threat To Public Health

The New York Daily News reports: Continuing its federal shakeups, the Trump administration dismissed Obama-appointed U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy on Friday. Murthy was relieved of his duties effective immediately, and his position will be temporarily filled by Deputy Surgeon General Sylvia Trent-Adams as the White House looks for a replacement, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said ...

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Carter Page: I’m The Real Victim Here [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Former Trump advisor Carter Page defended himself during a CNN appearance on Saturday, amidst mounting reports about his alleged contacts with Russian officials during the presidential campaign. “I was never, nothing I was ever asked to do or no information I was ever asked for, was anything beyond what you could see on CNN,” Page told CNN’s ...

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Caitlyn Jenner Breaks With Trump And GOP: You Mess With My Community And I’m Coming After You [VIDEO]

The New York Daily News reports: Caitlyn Jenner is clear about what matters most to her — and it’s no longer her Republican views. The transgender reality TV star said despite voting for Donald Trump, she no longer supports him and is instead dedicated to standing by her community. “Here’s the deal: Yes, I did vote for Trump, but here’s ...

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Propaganda Minister Conway Gives Trump An “A” For First 100 Days, Say No Shutdown Is Coming [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Kellyanne Conway on Friday said the Trump administration is confident that a government shutdown will be avoided next week. But the senior White House aide would not say whether money for President Trump’s long-touted border wall would have to be included in a government funding bill. “I’m going to let OMB director Mick Mulvaney and the president ...

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REPORT: Feds Mull Charges Against Julian Assange

The New York Times reports: The Justice Department is weighing anew whether to charge Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, for his role in the disclosure of highly classified information that the United States government claims has harmed national security and diplomatic relations, a law enforcement official said. The debate among prosecutors, which the official described as vigorous, is being ...

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