Biden administration reverses Trump changes it says ‘undermined’ conservation program

The Biden administration is reversing course on changes the Trump administration made to the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), arguing the changes “undermined” the program.

Acting Interior Secretary Scott de la Vega in an order issued Thursday revoked an order by then-Secretary David Bernhardt that required a “written expression of support” for land acquired through the LWCF from both governors and local governments, effectively allowing these officials to veto

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Trump administration proposes 11th-hour plan to strip California desert protections

<span>Photograph: Mario Tama/Getty Images</span>
Photograph: Mario Tama/Getty Images

The outgoing Trump administration is proposing to strip away protections for millions of acres of California desert, threatening damage to Joshua trees, desert tortoises and landmarks.

The plan would open up California’s desert areas to mining projects, eliminate up to 2.2m acres of conservation lands, as well as remove 1.8m acres designated as Areas of Critical Environmental Concern (Acecs).

Related: Hope grows that Biden will restore

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Trump, Covid-19, U.K.: Your Monday Briefing

Kadia Goba, Axios: Capitol Police came on the speaker to say there had been a breach. You go in this marble building, it seems sacred to the people that work there. You just don’t think of intruders gaining access to that portion of the building.

Marcus DiPaola, freelance: This guy grabs me by the shoulder and he’s like, “Who do you work for?” I’m like, “I’m a freelance photographer.” He’s

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You can pay to push the button to implode Trump Plaza in Atlantic City

One of President Donald Trump’s former Atlantic City casinos will be blown up next month, and for the right amount of money, you could be the one to press the button that brings it down.

The demolition of the former Trump Plaza casino will become a fundraiser to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Atlantic City that the mayor hopes will raise in excess of $1 million

Opened in

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AP VoteCast: Trump, Biden coalitions show race, class divide

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Trump administration misses deadline on conservation projects, top Democrat says

The Trump administration has failed to meet a deadline to inform Congress about which projects should receive funding stemming from bipartisan conservation legislation that was signed into law earlier this year, a top Democratic lawmaker told The Hill.

The Great American Outdoors Act, enacted on Aug. 4, gave the Interior Department 90 days to prepare two lists of projects that would receive money under two separate conservation funds established by

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Trump visits, long voting lines mark eve of pivotal election

Lengthy early voting lines in Michigan and two stops by President Donald Trump on Monday marked the eve of a pivotal election that will cement the path of the nation for the next four years.

Trump won the state by 10,704 votes in 2016, his closest margin of victory nationally. But he and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden have both invested heavily in Michigan. The president made the final stop

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Trump puts ‘his people first’

This story is part of “Every 30 Seconds,” a collaborative public media reporting project tracing the young Latino electorate leading up to the 2020 presidential election and beyond. 

For months, 18-year-old Marlene Herrera has been anticipating this moment. Recently, she finally got to open up the envelope sent to her from the state, revealing her double-sided ballot.

“It feels so weird grabbing it because I was like, okay, this is

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Trump and Biden campaigns have stopped in and near Lancaster County 11 times since late 2019; here’s where | PA Power and Policy: Pennsylvania State News



Election 2020

Election Day is less than a week away.

Presidential candidates, President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden, have recently ramped up campaign efforts in hope of swaying any undecided voters.

President Trump visited Lancaster County on Tuesday, Oct. 26, and his wife, First Lady Melania Trump, visited the county just a day later. 



2020 Lancaster County Voters Guide: Contested races, candidate stances, poll information and more

The county has also seen recent visits from Vice President Mike Pence and

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Trump Moved Millions From Jointly Owned Hotel To Campaign Tax-Free, Times’ Tax Documents Suggest

KEY POINTS

  • Tax documents from the New York Times suggest that Trump transferred money from a hotel jointly owned by Phil Ruffin to fund his campaign, marking them as a business expense
  • Ruffin and Trump are longtime friends, supporting each others’ businesses, social events, and campaigns
  • Ruffin has headlined an effort to secure help from the government to construct a high-speed rail that would connect the Las Vegas casinos he
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Russia approves world’s first vaccine amid skepticism, Trump weighs travel ban on Americans

U.S. cases could be on the decline, with the daily cases falling below 50,000 for the second day in a row Tuesday, just one month after surpassing the grim milestone.

areas without mask mandates continue to see steep increases in hospitalizations.” data-reactid=”17″Some reports attribute the decline to reduced testing, while others show areas without mask mandates continue to see steep increases in hospitalizations.

Cases globally have now surpassed 20

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DC inspector sent to Trump International Hotel finds no COVID-19-related violations

The investigator was sent following reports of unmasked gatherings.

On Wednesday, after images emerged appearing to show multiple instances of guests not wearing masks on Trump-owned properties, a Washington, D.C. investigator inspected President Donald Trump’s Washington hotel and found no violations related to the coronavirus.

The Alcohol Beverage Regulation Administration said guests and

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Meet Robert Mercer, the conservative billionaire who was a megadonor for Trump during the 2016 campaign but is notably absent in 2020

Robert Mercer and his daughter, Rebekah.
Robert Mercer and his daughter, Rebekah.

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  • Robert Mercer and his daughter, Rebekah, were amongst the most prominent conservative megadonors in 2016, extending unwavering support to President Trump.

  • So far, Mercer has only made one six-figure donation to Trump’s reelection campaign.

  • An influential figure in the hedge-fund industry and a computer scientist, Mercer made principal investments in both Breitbart News and Cambridge Analytica in the

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Trump cancels in-person Republican convention in Jacksonville, Florida

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Thursday that he will no longer hold a large, in-person Republican convention in Jacksonville, Florida, because of the coronavirus but that he will hold virtual events and still give an acceptance speech.

“I told my team it’s time to cancel the Jacksonville, Florida, component of the GOP convention. We will be starting in North Carolina for the Monday, as has always been planned. We

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Kimberly Guilfoyle under fire for Trump fundraising disarray

News that Kimberly Guilfoyle contracted the coronavirus had barely surfaced on July 3 before she hopped on a private flight from Mount Rushmore back to New York with her boyfriend, Donald Trump, Jr.

Left behind in her wake after President Donald Trump’s pre-Independence Day address were more than a half-dozen junior campaign staffers whom Guilfoyle oversees as the president’s national finance chair. The aides, who’d been in proximity to Guilfoyle,

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Trump and Biden take sharply different paths on immigration

By John Whitesides and Ted Hesson

(Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump’s push to crack down on illegal immigration and reshape legal immigration was at the heart of the Republican’s winning 2016 campaign and has remained at the forefront of his White House agenda.

Former Vice President Joe Biden, the likely Democratic nominee, promises to rescind many of those policies and advance his own agenda if he wins the Nov.

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Trump not ready to commit to election results if he loses

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is refusing to publicly commit to accepting the results of the upcoming White House election, recalling a similar threat he made weeks before the 2016 vote, as he scoffs at polls showing him lagging behind Democrat Joe Biden. Trump says it’s too early to make such an ironclad guarantee.

“I have to see. Look … I have to see,” Trump told moderator Chris Wallace

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Trump administration drops plan to deport international students in online-only classes

Two of the country’s top universities won a major victory over the Trump administration on Tuesday, after the government agreed to halt its plan to deport international college students who only use online courses to study this fall.

The decision marks a stunning retreat for the Trump administration, which left schools and students reeling following a July 6 announcement that spurred lawsuits and condemnation from a growing list of states,

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Loss of international students could damage US economy, experts say, as Trump seeks visa restrictions

The world of higher education, already struggling to cope amid the COVID-19 pandemic, was rocked last week when the Trump administration issued a regulation that would prevent international students from entering the country in addition to compelling thousands already in the U.S. to leave if enrolled in schools that plan to teach exclusively online in the fall.

“These students and their families have invested so much hope and money —

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Goya CEO, praising Trump, sparks online culture clash

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — The supercharged political landscape in the U.S. has grown even more perilous for companies with the 2020 presidential election looming as Goya, a food company with a tremendously loyal following, has discovered.

The company, which makes many products used on Hispanic cuisine, but whose following extends well outside of that range, is facing a swift backlash after its CEO praised President Donald Trump at a

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