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Trump revokes rule barring lobbying by former officials as he leaves office

As his term comes to an end, President Donald Trump revoked a rule he signed early in his term that imposed a five-year lobbying ban for administration officials and a lifetime ban on lobbying for foreign governments. Trump had signed the order “Ethics Commitments by Executive Branch Appointees” within his first week in office as…MORE

Tiger Woods puts season on hold after the fifth back operation of his career

Tiger Woods‘ season is on pause after the 15-time major champion underwent a back operation for the fifth time in his career. A statement on his social media channels said the 45-year-old had experienced “discomfort” whilst playing at the PNC Championship in December and had had a successful “procedure to remove a pressurized disc fragment…MORE

Biden puts Trump’s climate and environmental rollbacks in his crosshairs

Among incoming President Joe Biden’s Day One priorities: Begin rolling back climate and environmental policies of the Trump administration, many of which were rollbacks of Obama-era or earlier rules. Biden’s advisers have compiled a list of more than 100 rules and policies developed by the Trump administration that it sees as targets for review, CNN…MORE

Biden to start fast on immigration with DACA, border wall and travel ban

President-elect Joe Biden will kick off his term by rolling out a series of immigration executive actions, moving swiftly to undo many Trump administration policies. Biden outlined an ambitious immigration agenda on the campaign trail that would reverse the actions of his predecessor, vowing, for example, to introduce comprehensive immigration legislation and maintain programs that…MORE

Here are the executive actions Biden is expected to take on Inauguration Day

President-elect Joe Biden plans to take 17 executive actions in the first hours of his presidency Wednesday, signing a flurry of executive orders, memoranda and directives to agencies implementing his first moves to address the coronavirus pandemic and undo some of Donald Trump’s signature policies. The first-day actions include imposing a mask mandate on federal…MORE

Biden will extend student loan payment deferrals until October

President-elect Joe Biden will direct the Department of Education Wednesday to extend the suspension of federal student loan payments and interest. Borrowers will not have to make payments until October 1 at the earliest, extending the already unprecedented pause on payments by eight months. When the economy began to shut down in response to the…MORE

Biden to rescind 1776 commission via executive order

President-elect Joe Biden will issue an executive order to dissolve the 1776 commission, a panel stood up by President Donald Trump as a rebuttal to schools applying a more accurate history curriculum around slavery in the US, Biden’s transition team announced Wednesday. The commission had been formed as an apparent counter to The New York…MORE

Biden to be inaugurated as 46th president as Trump leaves Washington

After campaigning on a promise to heal a fractured nation, President-elect Joe Biden will begin the work of uniting the country Wednesday when he is sworn in as the 46th president of the United States on the West Front of the US Capitol — a mere two weeks after insurrectionists incited by President Donald Trump…MORE