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As the new administration deals with multiple crises—from record COVID-19 cases to growing job losses—it’s not clear how quickly it will handle the full list of Trump’s rollbacks. Putting a replacement for the Clean Power Plan in place, for example, could take a year or two to go through a full rulemaking process. “Essentially, what the Trump administration has done is taken away a huge amount of time from the Biden administration,” says Lamm. “Instead of being able to make more proactive progress on all of these fronts on day one, they have to go through and identify backtracking and what they have to do to get back to baseline. It will happen. It’s just going to take a lot of time.” … [Read more...] about 7 climate actions that Biden could take on his first day
Between some questionable nominations, sketchy math on those $2,000 stimulus checks, and a desire to work hand-in-hand with Republicans (whom the electorate just handed Biden a mandate to work around), all signs point to the new president attempting to turn back the clock to 2013 and pretend that Trump never happened. Throw into the mix a gaudy, star-studded, five-night inauguration celebration, with the theme of “America United,” and we may be off to a misguided start. … [Read more...] about What looking back at Trump’s inauguration tells us about Biden’s presidency
Will private citizen Trump continue to get intelligence briefings? People in the know hope not. Last week Susan M. Gordon, who was Trump’s principal deputy director of intelligence from 2017-2019, penned an op-ed in the Washington Post suggesting that to do so would be a grave security risk. House Intelligence Chair Adam Schiff also says hell-to-the-no, pointing out that U.S. allies withheld intelligence from Trump and his people because they “didn’t trust the president.” Ex-FBI director James Comey also said he thinks it would be a bad idea. … [Read more...] about Will Trump keep getting intelligence briefings? Who decides?
President Biden is expected to sign 17 executive orders, memorandums, and proclamations just hours after taking the oath of office, administration staffers told news outlets. Several of those signatures will undo some of the Trump era’s flagship policies, including a full stop on construction of the U.S.-Mexico border wall and the lifting of the travel ban targeting Muslim-majority countries. … [Read more...] about Joe Biden is the president. Here are some executive actions he is expected to take