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Let’s Review 24: Trump In 2017

The Fake News Consensus is: “Trump Hasn’t Done Anything.” Oh really? Let’s review.

Economy

President Trump Cuts More US Debt for Longer Period of Time Than Any President http://archive.is/lJk4Z

Q3 GDP up 3% http://archive.is/nmj90

Government spending as percentage of GDP down http://archive.is/2sG4k

US trade deficit narrows- exports hit 2-1/2-year high http://archive.is/Ulytn

U.S. has record 6 million job openings, 6.8 million Americans looking for jobs http://archive.is/TQrnw

USA’s small business confidence is spurring a hiring and spending spree https://archive.is/vQAi6

Wages rising faster than prices https://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/cpi.pdf https://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/empsit.pdf

Consumer confidence hits 125.9 in October vs expectation of 121 http://archive.is/8ivKy

U.S. Consumer Sentiment Rose in August https://archive.is/JXY9o

Economy Is Beating Forecasts Again http://archive.is/Dhhs9

63.1%: Participation Rate Reaches Trump-Era High http://archive.is/4KYyH

Fewest Jobless Claims Since 1973 http://archive.is/ulfiI

Summer Youth Unemployment Falls, Lowest Since 1969 http://archive.is/t2RHr

Black Unemployment, Lowest in 17 Years http://archive.is/uf5OQ

Manufacturing Expands at Fastest Pace in 13 Years http://archive.is/1kE5U

Summer employers hired American, raised wages amid Trump visa squeeze http://archive.is/dZVZc

Recover Finally Trickling Down to Least-Educated Workers https://archive.is/7dwNo

Median Incomes Climbing- First Time Since 2007 https://archive.is/TyB3d

U.S. Job Satisfaction Highest Level Since 2005 http://archive.is/h8D7W

1.5 Million Fewer Americans on Food Stamps Under Trump http://archive.is/IAxTW

Net worth for households and non-profit groups rose 1.8%, to $96.2t http://archive.is/pRixH

U.S. New-Home Sales Highest Since 2007 http://archive.is/U5wCa

US durable goods orders rose 2.2% http://archive.is/hW7ZZ

Dow posting first eight-quarter winning streak in 20 years http://archive.is/pRr0w

Surging stock market powers U.S. wealth to $96.2t http://archive.is/EcBpD


DHS

Workers install final panel in upgrade of border fence http://archive.is/MzAgi

Army Corps starts pre-construction work on border wall http://archive.is/EvfL0

Trump Admin Preparing Texas Wildlife Refuge for First Border Wall Segment http://archive.is/AcC8G

Bill allocates $1.6 billion for Trump’s border wall http://archive.is/ja3c3

The Next Test for Border Wall Prototypes? Sledgehammers http://archive.is/IfYUJ

Feds taking over Texas National Guard mission along border https://archive.is/l6SOc

Border Patrol Morale at Highest Level https://archive.is/VPOqo

Crossing The Border Illegally Is Harder Than It’s Been In 50 Years http://archive.is/Uyjh1

Memo reveals ICE officers have free rein https://archive.is/yfFzM

US agency raids Indian IT firms https://archive.is/hIL4p

Silicon Valley Staffing Firm Charged in H1B Fraud https://archive.is/sTj7G

Raids to target teenaged suspected gang members https://archive.is/7aXF6

80% jump in illegal targets https://archive.is/g77SY

New crackdown on ‘so-called’ sanctuary cities https://archive.is/6WZGh

ICE chief wants smuggling charges on leaders of sanctuary cities https://archive.is/7rlwN

Denver To ICE: Stop Arresting Illegal Immigrants At Courthouse. ICE To Denver: Not A Chance. http://archive.is/IyFdk

ICE raids targeting families net 650 arrests http://archive.is/XOJk1

17 Texas sheriffs approved to partner w/ICE https://archive.is/RvlXW

ICE crackdown scaring some families back to Mexico https://archive.is/fqhUK

Raids turn Oregon city into ghost town https://archive.is/yzW35

Deportation Orders Up 30% https://archive.is/gBdnN

Deportations From the Interior up 34% http://archive.is/hQJ3K

‘Extreme Vetting’ for some green cards http://archive.is/qakPP

DACA Renewals Drop 21% http://archive.is/IHvpi

Justice Department Makes Crucial Reforms To Immigration Courts http://archive.is/3GK66


DOJ

Charges: Sex traffickers took hundreds from Thailand to US http://archive.is/BhsEV

Sex Trafficking Arrests Soar Under Trump; MSM Completely Ignores http://archive.is/VQesR

Jeff Sessions Declares Fight Against Elite Pedophiles A Top Priority http://archive.is/NiDB9

238 arrested in sweep of suspected child sex predators http://archive.is/Gu0Sg

US Marshalls Seek Unregistered Sex Offenders, Arrest 12 http://archive.is/HmsMn

84 kids rescued, 120 human traffickers arrested in FBI sting http://archive.is/cS2VE

Justice Department announces takedown of AlphaBay, the largest dark web market http://archive.is/b4yvi

Jeff Sessions announces new crackdown on ‘so-called’ sanctuary cities https://archive.is/6WZGh

The Department of Justice Stands by Texas’s Voter ID Law http://archive.is/pGLvQ

The U.S. attorney general is bringing back the harshest sentences for low-level drug offenses http://archive.is/bEu3F

Sessions reassures senators: No pot crackdown imminent https://archive.is/BHBC6

Jeff Sessions: 400 medical professionals charged in largest health care fraud takedown http://archive.is/Jc3Ge

DOJ indicts pharmaceutical CEO on opioid fraud and racketeering http://archive.is/LCXwm

Big increase in cocaine seizures https://archive.is/XaYos/869bea02b5c9d172084e1b37c108ba64cf8c11d4.jpg

Sessions’s New Civil-Forfeiture Rules http://archive.is/5C5if

Four charged with leaks from Trump administration as attorney general vows crackdown https://archive.is/8AIzT

DOJ Halts Operation Chokepoint, Which Targeted Firearm Dealers http://archive.is/bDDcZ

Sessions says U.S. will intervene in campus free speech cases http://archive.is/UaxaE

DOJ files suit against company for not hiring Americans http://archive.is/tWFCS

3,800 Gang Members Charged in Operation Spanning United States and Central America http://archive.is/CQm9U


Interior

Day One: Secretary Zinke Signs for Orders to Expand Access to Public Lands https://www.doi.gov/pressreleases/day-one-secretary-zinke-signs-orders-expand-access-public-lands

Zinke Signs Secretarial Order To Streamline Process For Federal Onshore Oil And Gas Leasing Permits https://www.doi.gov/pressreleases/zinke-signs-secretarial-order-streamline-process-federal-onshore-oil-and-gas-leasing

Secretary Zinke Announces Boost to Wetland, Waterfowl Conservation, Access to Public Lands Through Conservation Grants, Federal Duck Stamp Funds https://www.doi.gov/pressreleases/secretary-zinke-announces-boost-wetland-waterfowl-conservation-access-public-lands

Secretary Zinke signs Secretarial Order to Support Sportsmen & Enhance Wildlife Conservation https://www.doi.gov/pressreleases/secretary-zinke-signs-secretarial-order-support-sportsmen-enhance-wildlife

Ryan Zinke plans overhaul because Interior Department employees ‘not loyal’ http://archive.is/ikehT

A Vision for American Energy Dominance https://youtu.be/hkEwzNC8l-U


EDUCATION

Campus Rape Policies Get a New Look as the Accused Get DeVos’s Ear http://archive.is/G1Zv7

DeVos’ meetings with ‘men’s rights’ groups over campus sex assault spark controversy http://archive.is/l0v1w

Betsy DeVos Is Right: Sexual Assault Policy Is Broken http://archive.is/wY3kY

DeVos to Replace Obama-Era Sexual Assault Guidelines https://archive.is/FZnX7

Betsy DeVos announces huge overhaul of federal student loan system http://archive.is/mhtCM

Trump to pull feds out of K-12 education http://archive.is/0s0IU

Executive Order on Enforcing Statutory Prohibitions on Federal Control of Education https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/04/26/presidential-executive-order-enforcing-statutory-prohibitions-federal

Education Secretary DeVos says Common Core no longer an issue for schools http://archive.is/FBE2g

DeVos rescinds 72 guidance documents outlining rights for disabled students http://archive.is/qsX6s

DeVos offers buyouts to shrink Education Department workforce http://archive.is/XnK1H


HUD

Ben Carson Finds $500 Billion (Billion!) In Errors During Audit Of Obama HUD http://archive.is/N1jUD

HUD poised to end Obama’s illegal Section 8 housing grant scheme https://archive.is/PdTXj


OMB

Mulvaney: Obama Administration Had ‘Secret List’ of Regulations http://archive.is/gw49C

Trump budget chief touts progress in rolling back regulations http://archive.is/y0ghK

Mick Mulvaney: Tax reform proposal coming ‘very early in the fall’ http://archive.is/7ZMkf

Mulvaney: Obama Administration Had ‘Secret List’ of Regulations http://archive.is/gw49C

Trump Cut Regulations 32% http://archive.is/nxp5W

Mick Mulvaney on the Budget, Congressional Scorekeepers and Staying Frugal http://archive.is/YKi1D

Research and Development Priorities https://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/whitehouse.gov/files/omb/memoranda/2017/m-17-30.pdf


DOE

Rick Perry and the “Texas Approach” to Renewable Energy and Infrastructure http://archive.is/XjtQb

Rick Perry’s Plans for US Energy Dominance http://archive.is/zQqjE

Trump approves US-Mexico pipeline: ‘That’ll go right under the wall’ http://archive.is/QfMLv

Oil starts gushing through controversial Dakota Access Pipeline https://archive.is/N2ACk

Announces $6.9 Million for Research on Rare Earth Elements from Coal and Coal Byproducts https://energy.gov/articles/doe-announces-69-million-research-rare-earth-elements-coal-and-coal-byproducts

Perry wants DOE to support small modular nuclear reactors http://www.elp.com/articles/2017/06/perry-wants-doe-to-support-small-modular-nuclear-reactors.html

Senate subcommittee approves $38.4B to fund ARPA-E, DOE programs in 2018 http://archive.is/Hd0fW

U.S. coal exports soar, in boost to Trump energy agenda, data shows https://archive.is/RcG3d

By the way, the U.S. has become the world’s dominant energy superpower http://archive.is/V6jZ5

Rick Perry’s “baseload” study released, offers a lifeline to coal, nuclear http://archive.is/1p5U8

Trump Admin Proposes The Biggest Change To Electric Grid In Decades http://archive.is/FWs5C

Coal Production Up 7.8% http://archive.is/vWmgq


State

Tillerson to shutter war crimes focused State Dept. office: report http://archive.is/hVIoM

It’s a bloodbath at the State Department http://archive.is/nBiti

Tillerson Tightens Limits on Filling State Department Jobs http://archive.is/YiKBN

Report: Trump plans to cut foreign aid, merge State and USAID http://archive.is/mTpEv

Rex Tillerson, Mediating Gulf Dispute, Signs Antiterrorism Pact With Qatar http://archive.is/myVs0

Rex Tillerson blasts China for hiring slaves from North Korean government http://archive.is/D7Vn4

Tillerson to back up Trump efforts to bolster Eastern Europe against Russia http://archive.is/HG7h8

Tillerson on North Korea: Military action is ‘an option’ http://archive.is/dhGHi

Trump to stop travel from countries that refuse to help Homeland Security http://archive.is/O26Lz

New Order Indefinitely Bars Almost All Travel From Seven Countries http://archive.is/7JKRT

Trump cuts Obama’s refugee target in half, takes more Christians than Muslims http://archive.is/4HPSi

Fewest Monthly Refugee Arrivals in August Since 2002 http://archive.is/TyRvd

Trump Administration Announces ‘Extreme Vetting’ Plans http://archive.is/d4bgo


VA

Trump Signs Bill to Extend Veterans Choice Program http://archive.is/sYxBD

Trump Administration Streamlines Veteran Medical Records http://archive.is/7c8aH

White House to launch veterans’ complaint hotline http://archive.is/okVdM

President Donald J. Trump visits VA and signs executive order ‘Improving Accountability and Whistleblower Protection at the Department of Veterans Affairs’ http://archive.is/X58FI

VA fires more than 500 feds under Trump, even before new accountability law https://archive.is/XZqlb

Trump signs VA accountability act into law, promises better care for veterans http://archive.is/iEDPe

VA expands telehealth access http://archive.is/7zvUf

How the VA Choice and Quality Employment Act of 2017 may drive civil service reform http://archive.is/sga85

Trump signs ‘Forever GI Bill,’ boosting aid to student vets http://archive.is/IDg0u

Trump Signs Bill to Streamline VA Disability Claims Appeals Process http://archive.is/A0KYi

Trump to announce new refugee admissions cap, stronger vetting rules as ban expires http://archive.is/eQosd


Commerce

U.S. Banks to Get Greater China Access (GS, MS) http://archive.is/YDmMw

Trade agreement clears way for Moody’s, Fitch and S&P to rate onshore bonds http://archive.is/gFk2F

China, U.S. reach trade agreement on beef, poultry and natural gas http://archive.is/5kxIF

China buys more U.S. coal, sends North Korea http://archive.is/reqXe

China opens rice market for US exports for first time ever http://archive.is/R9LSx

First U.S. Natural Gas Shipped to Poland http://archive.is/9L9mH

Trump slaps tariffs on Canadian lumber imports http://archive.is/sGxmO

U.S. makes final finding rebar exports from Taiwan http://archive.is/0uUAZ

United States and Mexico finalize sugar trade deal http://archive.is/XV3PV

Trump orders probe of China’s intellectual property practices http://archive.is/q6NNR

Crude oil shipment from Texas opens new vistas in India-U.S. ties http://archive.is/gPaNm

Argentina agrees to allow first U.S. pork imports in 25 years http://archive.is/twmqa


DOD

Mattis: ‘Annihilation Tactics’ Being Used Against ISIS http://archive.is/oP9gV

ISIS leader ‘admits DEFEAT in Iraq and orders militants to flee or kill themselves in suicide attacks’ http://archive.is/OvFtY

ANALYSIS: ISIS facing knockout punch in Raqqa after losing Mosul http://archive.is/HfNsR

Mattis decides to withhold U.S. cash from key Pakistani military fund http://archive.is/6yDkL

US, Gulf countries form new group to stem flow of terror financing http://archive.is/Y2JES

James Mattis threatens to ‘moderate’ US backing for Nato over budgets http://archive.is/j1V4u

NATO weighs new counterterrorism post following Trump’s demands http://archive.is/DQvhF

U.S. Cyber Command will be elevated to a “Unified Combatant Command” http://archive.is/BerzT


SBA

SBA Administrator McMahon leading agency by ‘effective and efficient’ example https://federalnewsradio.com/management/2017/05/sba-administrator-mcmahon-leading-agency-by-effective-and-efficient-example/

U.S. Small Business Administration opens assistance center http://archive.is/hAbM4

SBA chief Linda McMahon talks loan process, role in youth jobs during Baltimore visit (Video) http://archive.is/Dt41D


DOT

Trump Lays Out Plan to Privatize Air Traffic Control System http://archive.is/4h1o5

President Trump Announces “Massive Permit Reform” Push http://archive.is/JgxUu

Trump Signs Order Rolling Back Environmental Rules on Infrastructure http://archive.is/zMpjW


UN

Haley Tells Congress US Assuming More Assertive Role at UN http://archive.is/2fbGk

Nikki Haley defends Trump’s doctrine of diplomatic chaos http://archive.is/tmnYm

Haley cheers cuts to UN peacekeeping: ‘We’re only getting started’ http://archive.is/NtGfT

UN Security Council unanimously imposed new sanctions on North Korea http://archive.is/ASkQI


Treasury

Tax reform shocker: the White House actually has a plan http://archive.is/wEkcX

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin Just Laid Out a Pathway for Social Security Benefits to Be Cut http://archive.is/FqPau

Trump sides with Mnuchin on debt ceiling strategy http://archive.is/HmsIy

Treasury to call for rolling back banking regulations http://archive.is/3ZI53

U.S. wants free but fair and balanced trade: Mnuchin http://archive.is/VVoBL


HHS

Tom Price: CBO’s health insurance projections are significantly off http://archive.is/GkWTU

HHS analysis finds Cruz amendment lowers premiums, boosts enrollment http://archive.is/s1UMS

The Trump administration is using Obamacare marketing dollars to attack Obamacare http://archive.is/gVegx

HHS to Rescind Birth Control Mandate in Obamacare https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/05/04/presidential-executive-order-promoting-free-speech-and-religious-liberty

Trump clears way for ObamaCare ‘alternatives’ http://archive.is/6hJ9m

Trump will end health care cost-sharing subsidies http://archive.is/hZfY3


EPA

President Trump’s executive order will undo Obama’s Clean Power Plan rule http://archive.is/6dOZh

EPA’s Pruitt moves to roll back over 30 environmental regulations in record time http://archive.is/H4msB

Statement by President Trump on the Paris Climate Accord https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/06/01/statement-president-trump-paris-climate-accord

Trump’s EPA To Repeal Obama’s ‘Waters Of The US’ Rule http://archive.is/8SPGh

EPA chief says administration to roll back Obama’s clean power plan http://archive.is/RhYW1

EPA to block scientists who get agency funding from serving as advisers http://archive.is/UJy3G

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  • Dave and Valerie Miller January 2, 2018, 6:10 AM

    Thank you, Vladimir Putin!

  • Ed January 2, 2018, 8:41 PM

    It’s now over 14 hours since Dave and Valerie posted that pithy comment, and theirs, until now is the only response. Hats off to them.

    I suspect it’s because all my other friends here are still busy reading that trove of links, which is where I’ll be soon as I punch the [Submit] button.

    See y’all later on.

  • ghostsniper January 3, 2018, 2:42 PM

    “Trump slaps tariffs on Canadian lumber imports…”
    ====================================

    And US plywood prices go through the moon.
    Tariff = tax, and commercial taxes are always passed onto the consumers.
    Thank you.

  • Casey Klahn January 3, 2018, 3:40 PM

    Here in the Pacific Northwest, where the big timber grows, I’d say the tariff on Canadian (subsidized) lumber has been long, long overdue. Now, we can compete on a level playing field, and American plywood will probably fill the gap. Also, lumber and timber exports will look better.

  • Casey Klahn January 3, 2018, 3:45 PM

    I liked it when Bush (W.) came into office and the dam reclamation interest died out. I am loving it that we now have a president who wants to boost timber, ranching, mining and farming. I’d wager that most economic forecasts totally spike the numbers on these great western resources. Watch out for some big economic growth, and get out of the fucking way.

    BTW, I guess Steve Bannon has had his head up where the sun don’t shine for long enough, that he forgot to read all of the articles on what happens to people who oppo Trump. They meet strange and ignominious circumstances, but quit different in character than the kind oppo-Clintonites meet. I see that this morning, a bunch of data met a fiery end at the Clinton compound. Tsk. tsk…