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Trump Administration Moves to Withdraw Clean-water Rule

The Trump administration moved Tuesday to roll back an Obama administration policy that protected more than half the nation’s streams from pollution but drew attacks from farmers, fossil fuel companies and property-rights groups as federal overreach. The 2015 regulation sought to settle a debate over which waterways are covered under the Clean Water Act, which has dragged on for years and remained murky despite two Supreme Court rulings. President Donald Trump issued an executive order in February instructing the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to…

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Administration OKs $2 Billion Drone Sale to India

The Trump administration has authorized the sale of unarmed surveillance drones to India, the manufacturer said Friday, as the two nations’ leaders prepare for their first face-to-face meeting.   India initiated its request to buy 22 Guardian MQ-9B unmanned aircraft for maritime surveillance last year. The deal is estimated to be worth about $2 billion. The offer is still subject to congressional approval. Modi visits this week   The green light from the administration marks a further deepening in defense ties as India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets with President…

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Trump Questions Why Obama Administration Didn’t Thwart Russian Election Meddling

U.S. President Donald Trump is questioning why his predecessor, former President Barack Obama, and his administration didn’t block Russia from meddling in last year’s presidential election. In a Twitter comment Thursday, Trump posed a question: “By the way, if Russia was working so hard on the 2016 Election, it all took place during the Obama Admin. Why didn’t they stop them?” In another remark, Trump noted that Jeh Johnson, Obama’s Homeland Security chief, “is latest top intelligence official to state there was no grand scheme between Trump & Russia.” Johnson…

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Watergate Comparison Best Fits Obama Administration

Claudine Feledick, FederalistYou cannot turn on a news program lately without a pundit comparing the Trump administration to the Watergate scandal. Most of us remember Watergate as the scandal that took down President Nixon. Deeper analysis of the events of Watergate reveals a government that spied on its citizens. … Read the referenced┬ástory here: Watergate Comparison Best Fits Obama Administration

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