executive order

Public Citizen: Trump Violating His Own Executive Order on Ethics

April 1, 2018

Public Citizen, a consumer rights advocacy group, has filed 30 ethics complaints for violations of Trump’s executive order, identifying at least 36 former lobbyists who are now working in Trump’s administration on issues for which they have recently lobbied. That number is just the tip of the iceberg, says Craig Holman, PC’s government affairs lobbyist

Obama’s “Legacy-Defining” Clemency Program Struggles

March 15, 2016

Black Agenda Report’s Glen Ford discusses the Obama administration’s struggling program aimed at releasing prisoners who have served their time

Pipeline Construction Expedited, Environment Oversight Reduced in Highway Bill

January 6, 2016

DeSmogBlog’s Steve Horn says the recently passed legislation will curtail democracy in decision-making around critical fossil fuel infrastructure in the United States

Obama Order "Ends Corporate Immunity" For Federal Contractors

July 31, 2014
Public Justice executive director Paul Bland says Obama’s new executive order will end the practice of corporate-paid arbitrators settling discrimination suits, and this has the Chamber of Commerce fuming

Hundreds of Keystone XL Protestors Arrested, Look to Influence Obama’s Final Decision on Pipeline

March 3, 2014

Hundreds of students demand President Obama reject the Keystone XL pipeline deal, but Obama has already fast tracked the southern half of the pipeline which is currently delivering Canadian tar sands to Texas refineries

Obama’s Minimum Wage Hike Excludes Fed Workers Currently Under Contract

January 28, 2014

Amy Traub: Obama’s $10.10 minimum wage hike is a clear victory for hundreds of thousands of workers of new or renewed contracts but will still exclude a large group once enacted next year

Marsha Coleman-Adebayo on Whistleblowers

October 22, 2013
Marsha Coleman-Adebayo: President Obama’s program encourages federal employees to report suspicious actions by their coworkers, creating a culture similar to the East German Statsi

Is Obama Making Good on His Promise to Close Gitmo?

September 23, 2013

Four months after Pres. Obama recommitted to close Gitmo, TRNN contributor Michael Ratner gives us an update on the status of the prison