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‘Make Cars Great Again’: Trump Is Rolling Back Obama’s Vehicle Emissions Standards

  by Tim Pearce The Trump administration is overhauling Obama-era vehicle emissions standards to encourage automakers to offer more affordable new car options for Americans. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of Transportation (DOT) released a notice of proposed rulemaking Thursday outlining eight options for overhauling DOT’s Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards. The Obama administration last updated CAFE standards in ...

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Fake Facebook Groups Orchestrated Real Life Pro-DACA, Anti-Trump Protests

  by Kyle Perisic Last year’s protests condemning President Donald Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program were orchestrated by a foreign influenced Facebook group aimed at sowing discord in the U.S. The group, called “Resistance,” successfully influenced thousands of demonstrators into attending a pro-DACA, anti-Trump protests in New York City, for an event called ...

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California Would Lose Four Electoral Votes If Only Citizens Are Counted In The Census

  by Evie Fordham The state of California would lose four seats in the U.S. House of Representatives, and therefore four votes in the electoral college, if only citizens were counted in the decennial national census. The report comes days after a lawsuit that argues against including a citizenship question in the national census received the green light to go to trial ...

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Twitter’s Censorship Problem Looks Like It’s Here To Stay

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  by Peter Hasson Twitter sparked backlash after suppressing Republican congressmen as part of an algorithm change that cracks down on “bad-faith actors” Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz filed an FEC complaint against Twitter and Republican Rep. Devin Nunes is looking at “any legal remedies” available Other conservatives have faced censorship and suppression as well Twitter has stepped up its speech ...

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Eight Blue States Skimmed Millions Off Medicaid Caregiver Payments For Big Labor

  by Tim Pearce Eight blue states skimmed nearly $150 million from Medicaid payments to caregivers in 2017 to cover the workers’ agency fees and dues to labor unions, according to the free-market think tank The Freedom Foundation. California, Connecticut, Illinois, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Oregon, Vermont, and Washington deducted the money from healthcare workers’ paychecks for overseeing the elderly and disabled. In many ...

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