- NYT: Tracking Trump’s Agenda
- Approval ratings: why they matter
- Countries Trump has rankled in his first two weeks
- Footing the bill for the Trump travels and multiple residences
- Trump moves to become master of his own message
- How Trump is rolling back Obama’s legacy
MAR 28 – Trump signs Executive Order “promoting energy independence and economic growth” Scientific America: smog, crops, and climate plan, Forbes: clean power plan repeal will causes deaths and cost hundreds of millions, Washington Post: Trump’s actions FAQ, Trump moves to wipe out Obama’s climate change record
MAR 27 – Trump signs Executive Order revoking all of part of Obama’s EOs related to federal contracting
Trump announces White House Office of American Innovation
Trump signs four Congressional Review Act bills disapproving Obama regulations: H.J.Res. 37 (Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces), H.J.Res. 44, which nullifies the Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Land Management’s final rule relating to resource management planning; H.J.Res. 57, which nullifies the Department of Education’s rule relating to State accountability requirements under the Every Student Succeeds Act; and H.J.Res. 58, which nullifies the Department of Education’s rule relating to assessing the quality of teacher preparation programs.
MAR 6 – Travel ban 2.0
FEB 17 – Trump calls press the “enemy of the people” a phrase wrought with troubled history
FEB 9 – Signs three Executive Orders related to public safety: creating a task force, preventing violence against LEOs, and cracking down on transnational criminal organizations; UK Independent analysis with data, Cato analysis Also, an EO providing an order of succession at the Justice Dept
FEB 2 – Threatens to destroy Johnson Amendment, which prohibits non-profits from participating in candidate’s campaigns.
FEB 1 – Ousting all Inspector Generals
JAN 28 – Trump reshuffles National Security Council, removing Director of National Intelligence and Joint Chiefs of Staff … adding (white nationalist) Steve Bannon?!?!
JAN 27 –Trumps’s statement on International Holocaust Day fails to mention Jews
JAN 24 – Issues Executive Order to proceed with Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines, requiring U.S. steel (or not!) and muzzles communication from federal agencies (see letter from 12 Senators)
JAN 23 – Reinstates global gag rule, a decades-old federal ban on U.S. funding for international groups that provide information about abortion, kills TPP, freezes federal hiring, and tells EPA to freeze all grants and contracts
JAN 21 – Issues moratorium on regulations
JAN 20 – Within an hour of taking the oath of office, Trump suspends Federal Housing Authority mortgage insurance rate cut. He had the memo ready and waiting.
JAN 18 – Freedom of the press?