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Trump chooses coal over climate change with executive order

Trump chooses coal over climate change with executive order

Samuel De Leon

April 4, 2017

In the face of a struggling coal industry, Donald Trump signed an executive order deadset to withdraw from and rewrite the Clean Power Plan (CPP). The CPP is the result of the United States’ promise by former President Obama to cut emissions by 26 percent  from 2005 in the next 10 years.The CPP was set to...

Obama gives undocumented parents temporary relief

February 11, 2015

Marcus Connolly/ The Paisano The Department of Homeland Security has adopted the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, giving undocumented parents a means to stay in the U.S. This comes as immigration reform legislation remains stalled in Congress. The U.S. Censu...

Hollow Promises

February 4, 2014

President Obama’s State of the Union address was a beautifully delivered speech promising warranted reforms and progressive initiatives that I believe would benefit this country immensely. I also believe that most of it will never come to fruition. Five years ago, Barack Obama enter...

Obama sees tough road ahead on policy in Middle East

April 2, 2013

With the threat of missiles changing the Middle Eastern landscape a mere 40 miles away, President Barack Obama completed his first official trip to Israel on March 22. March brought new progress for the Obama Administration in the area of foreign diplomacy between Israel and neighboring nations, as well as preemptive...

New Cabinet takes shape for Obama’s second term

April 2, 2013

Courtesy of Pete Souza / The White House Over the past few weeks, the Obama administration has shifted into finding nominees for cabinet secretary positions to replace the large amount of outgoing secretaries. Among those who have left are Secretaries Hillary Clinton...

Economy to suffer as Congress fails to prevent sequester

March 5, 2013

On March 1, President Obama signed into law $85 billion dollars in federal budget cuts for the current fiscal year. The cuts, known as the sequester, are part of a provision created in the 2011 debt ceiling deal. Due to the inability of Congress to agree on how $16 trillion in cuts over the next 10 y...

President calls for minimum wage increase

February 26, 2013

Courtesy of Will Tallent / The Paisano In his State of the Union Address on Feb. 12, President Obama called upon lawmakers to raise the current federal minimum wage.The president said in the address, “Even with the tax relief we’ve put in place, a family with two kids that earns the...

Federal government faces mandatory spending cuts

February 26, 2013

Courtesy of Pete Souza / The White House As March 1 nears, Congress still appears to be nowhere close to solving the sequester, a budgetary situation that would result in mandatory spending cuts by the federal governent. If Republicans and Democrats cannot come to an agreement over b...

Obama sets second term agenda in State of the Union address

February 19, 2013

On Feb. 12, President Obama gave his fifth State of theUnion speech to a joint session of Congress. The president largely focused ondomestic issues, but also addressed foreign policy in the annual address.Among the president's policy proposals was an increase ofthe federal minimum wage from $7.25 up ...

Leaked video, tax returns still creating controversy for Mitt Romney

September 24, 2012

With the upcoming presidential elections in November, prospects are not looking so promising for Republican presidential candidate, Mitt Romney. Following the release of a video from one of Romney's private events earlier this year, a Gallup poll has found that Independents are less likely to vot...