Trump administration

SIPA USA
June 05, 2019 - 1:00 pm
The Trump administration has announced it will not renew a National Institute of Health contract with the University of California for fetal tissue research. House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-Metairie) today applauded the decision. "The government has no business subsidizing researchers that...
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Don Ames
May 02, 2019 - 8:02 pm
The Trump administration has moved to give oil and gas companies more flexibility in meeting safety requirements imposed after the BP Deepwater Horizon explosion, which killed nearly a dozen people and was the worst offshore oil disaster in U.S. history. The president's offshore safety agency,...
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Tommy Tucker, WWL First News
September 19, 2018 - 3:46 pm
There are TWO big issues sweeping the country. First you have the Kavanaugh, Blasey Ford conflict. Then there’s the Bert and Ernie issue. Please allow me to address the latter first. THEY’RE PUPPETS PEOPLE. AMALGAMS OF TERRY CLOTH AND COTTON. THEY’RE INANIMATE. THEY CAN NEITHER THINK NOR BREATHE...
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Scoot
September 19, 2018 - 11:09 am
When a female superstar announces that she is headlining a voter registration rally to encourage people to register to vote in the upcoming mid-term elections, the initial impression might be that it is a liberal celebrity trying to get new voters to defeat Republicans at the polls in November. But...
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Scoot
June 25, 2018 - 10:57 am
Refusing service to White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders at a restaurant reminded me to the Seinfeld character, Soup Nazi, whose refusal to serve George because of his behavior was accented by the legendary line, “NO SOUP FOR YOU!” Sarah Sanders and her family were at the Red Hen restaurant in...
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Scoot
June 19, 2018 - 10:26 am
When a topic explodes into a national debate, like the Trump administration’s new policy of separating families when they cross the border illegally, there are aspects of the story that parallel an entertaining drama. The national frenzy over the new policy has all the ingredients of a compelling...
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AP
June 16, 2018 - 4:15 pm
TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — The MS-13 gang made Jose Osmin Aparicio's life so miserable in his native El Salvador that he had no choice but to flee in the dead of night with his wife and four children, leaving behind all their belongings and paying a smuggler $8,000. Aparicio is undeterred by a new...
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Newell Normand
January 03, 2018 - 7:08 am
Will 2018 be as nasty and divisive as 2017 was? Check out some of Newell Normand's HOT TAKES : 2018 is going to be a defining year for the Trump administration and Republicans in Congress. There are very important campaign promises that have yet to be delivered or even addressed. On top of that,...
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Scoot
December 06, 2017 - 11:06 am
Should tipped service industry employees be allowed to keep their tips; or should a manager collect all the tips and distribute them among servers and “back-of-the-house” employees, like cooks and dishwashers? The Trump Administration has announced plans to have the Labor Department change the...
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USA Today Sports
Scoot
June 08, 2017 - 10:00 am
There is intense interest infired FBI Director James Comey’s testimony before the Senate Intelligence committee, but there should be little expectation that opinions will change. The great political divide in America is fueled by a collective unwillingness to seek the truth. The truth is no longer...
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