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Trump administration set to begin transition to Biden presidency

WASHINGTON (AP) — The General Services Administration ascertained Monday that President-elect Joe Biden is the “apparent winner” of the Nov. 3 election, clearing the way for the start of the transition from President Donald Trump’s administration and allowing Biden to coordinate with federal agencies on plans for taking over on Jan. 20. Trump, who had…

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Trump Administration Finally Allows Biden Transition to Begin—After Weeks of Chaos

President Donald Trump’s administration signaled to President-elect Joe Biden that it was ready to begin the transition of power late Monday, according to a letter from General Services Administrator Emily Murphy.Murphy, a Trump political appointee, had refused to open up millions in government funding, data, and personnel to Biden’s incoming administration as Trump’s efforts to…

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Trump administration pulls out of Open Skies Treaty with Russia

The Trump administration has officially withdrawn from the Open Skies Treaty, six months after starting the process to leave.”On May 22, 2020, the United States exercised its right pursuant to paragraph 2 of Article XV of the Treaty on Open Skies by providing notice to the Treaty Depositaries and to all States Parties of its…

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Trump Administration To Auction Off Arctic Refuge Drilling Rights Before Biden’s Inauguration

Topline The Trump administration is rushing to complete its long-time goal of allowing drilling in the Arctic National Refuge before President-elect Joe Biden takes over in January, announcing Monday it will begin the formal process of selling leases to the wilderness refuge.  The refuge houses houses a fragile ecosystem of 270 species, including the world’s…

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What a Biden administration could mean for student loans

The federal government is the primary lender for students who borrow money for college and graduate school, and the Education Department directly holds more than $1.4 trillion in student debt. President-elect Joe Biden’s administration will have the ability to make changes that can directly affect millions of borrowers’ monthly bills. Here’s what you need to…

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What A Biden Administration Means for Tech

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What would the CFPB look like under a Biden administration?

The outcome of the presidential election is still uncertain, but there’s at least an even chance that former Vice President Joe Biden will be named the winner at some point. If that happens, what should the mortgage industry expect as far as regulation and enforcement? In particular, what will happen to the Consumer Financial Protection…

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Trump Administration Takes Gray Wolves Off Endangered Species List, Drawing Protests From Conservation Groups

Topline Gray wolves are no longer an endangered species in the United States, the Department of the Interior declared Thursday, clearing the way for states to eventually legalize hunting, but some conservation groups are furious about the Trump administration’s latest change to federal conservation policy. Gray wolves (Canis lupus) are howling in the snow at…

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Administration plans to nominate bipartisan pair to hobbled FEC

After leaving so many vacancies at the Federal Election Commission that it couldn’t even hold meetings for most of the 2020 campaign cycle, the Trump administration said Wednesday it planned to nominate a bipartisan pair to the hobbled agency. President Donald Trump’s picks are Republican Sean J. Cooksey, who serves as general counsel to Sen. Josh…

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The Middle East and the Next Administration

Most Popular Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump Threaten to Sue Lincoln Project over Times Square Billboards Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump threatened to sue the Lincoln Project over billboards the anti-Trump Republican PAC put up in Times Square criticizing the couple’s response to the coronavirus.  In a letter, Trump family lawyer Marc Kasowitz rebuked the…