Pruitt Out

Embattled administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency Scott Pruitt has resigned. President Donald Trump made the announcement on Twitter. “I have accepted the resignation of Scott Pruitt as the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. Within the Agency Scott has done an outstanding job, and I will always be thankful to him for this,” President […]

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions Rescinds Affirmative Action, Asylum-Right-to-Work Guidances

Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the rescission of twenty-four guidance documents written by previous administrations yesterday, in an effort to do away with regulations he says skirt the rule of law or are otherwise incorrect. In November 2017 Sessions issued a memorandum to DOJ employees prohibiting the creation of rules that did not follow procedures […]

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Yelp Cannot Be Ordered to Remove Negative Reviews, Says Court

The California State Supreme Court has ruled that review platform Yelp.com cannot be ordered to remove negative posts in a landmark decision that may have widespread implications for businesses and their online profiles. In 2013, attorney Dawn Hassell briefly represented a client in a personal injury case. That client falsely claimed, among other things, that […]

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Canada Responds with $13 Billion in Tariffs on U.S. Goods

Canada has responded to American tariffs on steel and aluminum imports by slapping $16.6 billion Canadian dollars, or about $12.5 billion U.S. dollars, worth of taxes on U.S. imports. The levies went into effect yesterday. The U.S. has placed 25% and 10% tariffs on steel and aluminum imports respectively, from Mexico, China, Turkey, India, the […]

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LeBron James, in Mega-Deal, Takes His Talents to LA

The National Basketball Association’s most coveted free agent, LeBron James, is leaving his hometown Cleveland Cavaliers and heading west – to Los Angeles. The announcement was made via tweet by his agency, Klutch Sports Group. “LeBron James, four time NBA MVP, three time NBA finals MVP, fourteen time NBA All Star, and two time Olympic […]

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Trump Administration Unveils New Tax Form That’s the Size of a Postcard

The Treasury Department has unveiled the 2019 IRS Form 1040 – the form many Americans use to file their taxes – and there is a peculiar twist to the new version: it’s the size of a postcard. It is the fulfillment of a promise to simplify the U.S. tax code for the majority of Americans. […]

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Facebook Document Dump Reveals Dozens of Companies Obtained User Data

Facebook made it known to Congress that it has shared user data with fifty-two IT companies – makers of both hardware and software. The revelation was made in a document dump of more than 700 pages to the House Energy and Commerce Committee late in the day on Friday. The cache of documents consisted of […]

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