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Trump Administration’s Latest Intimidation Tactics used in the UN to Crush Pro-Breastfeeding Resolution

Trump Administration’s Latest Intimidation Tactics used in the UN to Crush Pro-Breastfeeding Resolution

Early this month, the Trump Administration bullied other delegates into changing a World Health Organization resolution supporting the endorsement of breastfeeding in countries. The administration has been proven to have ties to companies producing breastfeeding alternatives, and this resolution would have dramatically hurt business in many developed countries.

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Zero Tolerance Policy and the Mental Health Cost for Migrants

Zero Tolerance Policy and the Mental Health Cost for Migrants

On June 27th, the Supreme Court voted 5-4 to uphold the legality of anti-abortion or “pregnancy crisis” clinics. Currently, there are 3,000 clinics in operation around the country. Because of the prevalence of these centers, women will not be adequately counseled by healthcare professionals on their current breadth of choices surrounding termination of unwanted pregnancies.

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Federal Appeals Court Opinion Insulates TSA Officers From Civil Liability

Federal Appeals Court Opinion Insulates TSA Officers From Civil Liability

The lengthy decision by the Court of Appeals is a curious one and one that has the potential to lead to unwanted consequences. In its opinion, the court’s reasoning turned on how a transportation security officer was classified. Under the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA), the federal government and its employees are immune from civil or criminal liability under the doctrine of sovereign immunity except in specific circumstances.

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Early Effects of Trade War Caused by Trump Administration

Early Effects of Trade War Caused by Trump Administration

These international tariffs are not designed to only target agricultural companies, though. Some U.S. companies are feeling the impact of the steel and aluminum tariffs more than once. Florida-based boat manufacturer Correct Craft has been affected by both domestic and global tariffs. The Trump administration’s aluminum tariffs have also led to increases in prices of the American-manufactured steel used by many boat makers, as have the retaliatory tariffs imposed by international competitors, leading to a decrease in revenue and with it, a loss of opportunity to expand operations and hire more workers.

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Pruitt Resigns, Becoming Trump’s Fifth Cabinet Member to Call It Quits

Pruitt Resigns, Becoming Trump’s Fifth Cabinet Member to Call It Quits

Amid months of investigation for as many as 19 scandals, Scott Pruitt resigned his post as the Secretary of the Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday, July 5th. Many rejoiced that this enabler of deregulation had finally given up his position, but the administration has a very different story. Trump announced Pruitt’s resignation in a tweet where he thanked Pruitt for his service and congratulated him on an “outstanding job

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