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An impeachment inquiry has begun, the fact-finding stage of the process,
Yet there was other important news from the Trump Administration last week!

By Jack Ohman
Sacramento Bee
  • Editor’s note: There has been plenty of news for the public to grasp about President Trump using the Office of the President to request aid from a foreign, sovereign nation to find dirt on a presidential 2020 campaign opponent for his own political gain, while holding-up bi-partisan approved Congressional funding totaling $250 million to the Ukraine, plus $141 million in additional funds. However, there are other key stories last week that did not make the front pages.

“‘Off the charts’: White House turnover is breaking records”

“‘I think we have tremendous stability,’ Trump told reporters last week”

“The top echelon of the Trump administration has become a high-speed revolving door — with turnover in 78 percent of the positions, a new study has found.

“And 31 percent of those White House “A-Team” jobs have turned over more than once, the study by the Brookings Institution shows,” by Dareh Gregorian, NBC News. Read more

“Inside the Trump Administration’s Chaotic Dismantling of the Federal Land Agency”

“Internal records from the Bureau of Land Management contradict what its chief told Congress about a plan to ship 200 D.C.-based career staff out West. The plan would weaken the agency, which stands between federal lands and oil, gas and mineral companies,” by Mike Spies,, J David McSwane, ProPublica. Read more

“Donald Trump’s Plan for Winning the China Trade War: Lying”

“The bigger problem with Trump’s tariffs is the uncertainty they create. By running his trade policy like a reality TV show, he is making it impossible for companies to engage in long-term planning on their investment decisions.

“A company looking to produce cars, planes, or anything else with Chinese inputs has no idea what U.S. trade relations will look like with China five or 10 years down the road. Will they be able to import items with minimal tariffs, as was the case pre-Trump? Will they be paying 25 percent in tariffs as Trump digs in for the long haul? Or will they be banned from dealing with China altogether, as Trump threatened in one of his tweets?” by Dean Baker, Truthout. Read more

“President Trump’s trade war with China blamed for Mount Vernon [WA.] mill closure”

“About 70 people at the Northwest Hardwoods mill in Mount Vernon are losing their jobs, they say because of President Trump’s ongoing economic battle with China,” by Eric Wilkinson, KING-5 TV News, Seattle. Read more

“Washington state joins fight against changes to the Endangered Species Act”

“Washington joined a multi-state coalition Wednesday [Sept. 25] in filing a federal lawsuit challenging the Trump administration’s changes to the rules governing the Endangered Species Act, By James Drew, McClatchy’s Washington papers. Read more

“Judge blocks Trump administration from indefinitely detaining migrant children”

“U.S. District Court Judge Dolly Gee of the Central District of California issued a permanent injunction against the Trump administration’s rule, which would have placed no limit on the detention of children and changed the licensing authority for facilities housing them,” by Daniella Silva, NBC News. Read more

“In Our View: Civics education critical to influencing future”

“But the fact that many American citizens do not understand that balance [U.S. Constitution’s powers to the executive, legislative and judicial branches] demonstrates the importance of civics education. As Andrea Gabor wrote recently for Bloomberg Opinion: ‘Embracing a meaningful civics project … may be the best way to help kids make the connection between what they learn about the nation’s political institutions and a future they can affect,'” by The Columbian, Vancouver, WA. Read more

“Editorial: At the UN climate summit, children lead while the world’s politicians act like children

“Editorial: At the UN climate summit, children lead while the world’s politicians act like children”

By McClatchy newspapers. Read more

“Large chunk of border wall funding diverted from tiny Guam”

By Audrey McAvoy, AP. Read more

“As Climate Crisis Threatens to Put More Homes ‘Literally Underwater,’ Study Warns Big Banks Offloading Risky Mortgages Onto Taxpayers”

“‘This is insane,’ commented one climate campaigner,” by Jessica Corbett, Common Dreams. Read more

“In Photos: The Trump Whistleblower Complaint”

Read more from MSN.

“Snowden Condemns Trump’s Treatment of Whistleblower Who Exposed Ukraine Scandal”

Click here, by Amy Goodman & Juan González, Democracy Now!

Posted by Steve on September 29, 2019 at 12:01 am | Permalink

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