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Trump plan would shift immigration focus to ‘merit’

Trump plan would shift immigration focus to ‘merit’

WASHINGTON -- Unveiling a new immigration plan, U.S. President Donald Trump said Thursday he wanted to provide a sharp contrast with Democrats, and he did -- aiming to upend decades of family-based immigration policy with a new approach that favours younger, "totally brilliant," high-skilled workers he says won't compete for American jobs. Trump's sweeping immigration…
Trump playing down threat of war with Iran

Trump playing down threat of war with Iran

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he hopes the U.S. is not on a path to war with Iran amid fears that his two most hawkish advisers could be angling for such a conflict with the Islamic Republic.Asked Thursday if the U.S. was going to war with Iran, the president replied, “I hope not”…
Trump plans to overhaul US immigration system

Trump plans to overhaul US immigration system

Updated / Friday, 17 May 2019 04:26 President Trump's plan, roundly panned by Democrats and immigration advocacy groups, is aimed at trying to unite Republicans President Trump has announced plans to overhaul the US immigration system. He put forward his latest plans, not only to increase security at America's borders, but also to change the…
Trump Won’t Join Pact to Combat Online Extremism

Trump Won’t Join Pact to Combat Online Extremism

extremismextremismTrump Is More Worried About “Free Speech” Than Combatting Online Extremism The Trump administration once again seems reluctant to tackle the threat of far-right extremism. The administration on Wednesday opted out of an international pact to hold social media companies accountable for online extremism, citing concerns over “free speech.” In a statement, the White House…
Trump defends his trade war as it hurts many US farmers

Trump defends his trade war as it hurts many US farmers

Trump's defense of his trade war tactics Trump says that the "great patriot farmers" of the US would reap the rewards when the US ultimately wins the trade war. He also said that he would compensate any farmers for any losses they have suffered from the tariffs that China placed on some US agricultural products…
Trump’s ex-EPA chief Scott Pruitt blew $124,000 on travel, audit says

Trump’s ex-EPA chief Scott Pruitt blew $124,000 on travel, audit says

Scott Pruitt, President Trump’s scandal-plagued first Environmental Protection Agency administrator, spent nearly $124,000 on “excessive” travel costs during a 10-month period, according to an internal audit released Thursday. Pruitt took 40 trips, at a cost to taxpayers of $985,037, for himself, his staff and an unusually large security team between March 1 and Dec. 31,…
Trump pardons biographer Black

Trump pardons biographer Black

Fri, May 17, 2019 - Page 7  AP, WASHINGTON US President Donald Trump on Wednesday granted a full pardon to Conrad Black, a former newspaper publisher who has written a flattering political biography of Trump.Black’s media empire once included the Chicago Sun-Times and the Daily Telegraph of London.He was convicted of fraud in 2007 and…
U.S. President Trump declares national emergency to protect U.S. computer networks

U.S. President Trump declares national emergency to protect U.S. computer networks

In a fateful swipe at telecommunications giant Huawei, the Trump administration issued an executive order Wednesday apparently aimed at banning its equipment from U.S. networks and said it was subjecting the Chinese company to strict export controls. Huawei would be the largest business ever subjected to the controls, a law enforcement measure that requires it…