Trump Administration

Proposed Threats To the Endangered Species Act

Aug 1, 2018
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The Endangered Species Act, which shields more than 2,000 plant, animal and insect species at risk from extinction, has withstood regular efforts to weaken its mission since President Nixon signed it into law 45 years ago.

Now, Republicans in Congress and the Trump administration are rushing to gut much of the law as the possibility grows that Democrats could take over the U.S. House in the midterm elections.

Today on All Sides with Ann Fisher, we review those efforts to dismantle the Endangered Species Act and consider the local and national benefits from the law.

Political Junkie Ken Rudin

Jul 19, 2018
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The White House is steeped in controversy following President Donald Trump’s statements about Russia’s involvement in the 2016 presidential election. 

The 2020 Census

Jul 2, 2018
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The 2020 census has run into some hurdles as officials work towards preparing for the country wide survey. The Trump administration has suggested adding a question regarding the respondents citizenship status while the officials consider the cost of moving the mainly paper taken survey to an online platform.

Join us today as we consider the issues concerning the 2020 census and how it could impact states and government funded programs. 

President Trump's Travel Ban

Jun 27, 2018
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The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld President Trump's travel ban, which restricts travel to seven countries, five of which are majority Muslim. Travelers from North Korea, Venezuela, Iran, Yemen, Syria, Libya and Somalia are barred or limited from entering the United States. 

Critics have argued that the ban exceeds presidential authority and that Trump’s campaign promises calling a ban on all Muslim-majority countries suggests the ban was intended to discriminate. Today on All Sides with Ann Fisher, the pros and cons of the decision and the immediate impact on one local agency that aids immigrants.  

Trump Immigration Policy

Jun 19, 2018
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The Department of Homeland Security confirmed on Friday that nearly 2,000 children were separated from their parents during a six-week period earlier this year. The Trump Administration has enacted a 'zero tolerance policy' on those illegally crossing the border. While family members are prosecuted and held awaiting trial, the minors who accompanied them are being detained separately by U.S. Border Patrol.

Today, we discuss the policies allowing family separation and why they are in place.

North Korea Summit

Jun 13, 2018
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At a historic meeting on Monday, President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un signed an agreement in a closed door session in Singapore. The U.S. agreed to remove troops from the Korean peninsula if North Korea committed to denuclearization. While Trump described the meeting as a huge victory that only his administration could have achieved, others are skeptical of the outcome of this meeting.

Today, we look at what the agreement contains and the reactions of foreign nations to the summit's outcome.

The EPA & Climate Change Denial

May 22, 2018
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The head of the Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt, has been trying for over a year to roll back multiple Obama-era policies including the storage of toxic waste produced by power plants. Many of his proposals have been met with litigation and lawsuits that have stalled the process. 

Today, we consider the steps Scott Pruitt has taken to change environmental policy as well as the role climate change denial has in the United States.

The 2020 Census

May 4, 2018
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The 2020 census has run into some hurdles as officials work towards preparing for the country wide survey. The Trump administration has suggested adding a question regarding the respondents citizenship status while the officials consider the cost of moving the mainly paper taken survey to an online platform.

Join us today as we consider the issues concerning the 2020 census and how it could impact states and government funded programs. 

The 2020 Census

Apr 25, 2018
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The 2020 census has run into some hurdles as officials work towards preparing for the country wide survey. The Trump administration has suggested adding a question regarding the respondents citizenship status while the officials consider the cost of moving the mainly paper taken survey to an online platform.

Join us today as we consider the issues concerning the 2020 census and how it could impact states and government funded programs. 

Looming Trade War with China

Apr 4, 2018
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On Monday, China retaliated against President Trump's steel and aluminum tariffs with a few of their own. The Chinese government put in place a 25 percent tariff on pork products and a 15 percent tariff on agricultural products such as fruit and wine. After the White House announced more tariffs, China responded with proposed tariffs on U.S. imports in 106 categories including soybeans, a multi-billion dollar industry in Ohio.

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