Category Archives: Executive Order

“Drain the Swamp?” — Please

President Trump signed an executive order in late January — echoing language first endorsed by Mr. Obama — ostensibly prohibiting lobbyists and lawyers hired as political appointees from working for two years on “particular” government matters that involved their former … Continue reading

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Offshore Drilling on the Horizon?

Published in The East Hampton Star Re: Letter to the Editor: Offshore Drilling on the Horizon?   Dear David: On Sunday, Guild Hall hosted a program concerned with the preservation of the waters surrounding the East End. Flanked by scientists … Continue reading

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Is Atlantic Oil Drilling In Our Future?

Published in Smithtown Matters on Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 11:35AM. By Karl Grossman [A similar Opinion OpEd appeared in the East Hampton Press, page A8, on May 17th, 2017] Nearly 50 years ago I broke the story of the … Continue reading

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Trump’s Executive Order Creates A Sham Voter Fraud Commission

Ron Sachs/picture-alliance/dpa/AP Images The White House released the executive order Mr. Trump signed today creating a “commission on election integrity” — commencing the long awaited voter fraud investigation Trump promised after claiming baselessly that “millions” voted illegally in the 2016 election. … Continue reading

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Trump Administration Cites Segregation-Era Ruling To Defend Its Travel Ban

Published by HUFFINGTON POST POLITICS 05/08/2017 06:57 pm ET | Updated 2 hours ago In 1971, the Supreme Court decided that courts shouldn’t investigate the motivations of officials who closed public pools rather than integrate them. By Nick Baumann, Julia … Continue reading

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Sally Yates Mops The Floor With GOP’s Ted Cruz While Schooling Him On Constitutional Law

Posted on DailyKos.com By Leslie Salzillo Monday May 08, 2017 · 5:30 PM EDT During the Russian probe hearings on Monday, former acting DOJ Attorney General Sally Yates batted off Trump-supporting Republicans like flies during their attempts to discredit, shame … Continue reading

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Greens sue Trump over offshore drilling order

Posted in The Hill May 3, 2017 BY TIMOTHY CAMA – 05/03/17 12:49 PM EDT 95 © Getty Environmental groups are suing the Trump administration, saying that part of the president’s executive order to expand offshore oil and natural gas … Continue reading

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