Biden Revokes a Trump Order Seeking ‘Classical’ Civic Architecture

Prominent architects had criticized the order for seeking to impose a national style from above.

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Cuomo Faces Revolt as Legislators Move to Strip Him of Pandemic Powers

Democratic lawmakers have begun to challenge Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s handling of virus-related nursing home deaths, and the governor also faces a federal inquiry.

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Biden Takes Center Stage With Ambitious Agenda as Trump’s Trial Ends

The president plans to quickly press for his $1.9 trillion stimulus bill, and then move on to infrastructure, immigration, climate change and other major priorities.

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Biden Administration Moves to End Work Requirements in Medicaid

Reversing the Trump administration’s policy of allowing states to tether work to health insurance.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #executive-orders-and-memorandums, #medicaid, #states-us, #verma-seema

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Undoing Trump’s Anti-Immigrant Policies Will Mean Looking at the Fine Print

Hundreds of little-noticed but consequential revisions to the U.S. immigration system will remain in place unless President Biden’s team specifically looks for — and roots out — the changes.

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The Task Ahead for Biden on Climate

The new president has shown a welcome interest in combating climate change. But more will need to be done.

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Affordable Care Act Enrollment Reopens

The new three-month sign-up period begins Feb. 15, as millions of people have lost their jobs and insurance in the pandemic.

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The Exponential Power of a $15 Wage Floor

Biden can improve the lives of hundreds of thousands with a single executive order.

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Biden’s Executive Orders: President to Sign 3 Rolling Back Trump’s Immigration Agenda

One executive order aims to reunite migrant families separated at the southern border. The others authorize a wholesale review of the former president’s immigration policies.

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Raise Your Hand if You Were Expecting Biden to Be a Revolutionary

The president has been much more left-wing out of the gate than many predicted. What comes next?

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Trans and L.G.B.T. Rights Still Face Trouble in the States

Advances for L.G.B.T.Q. people in the Biden administration are countered by challenges in statehouses.

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Biden’s Fast Start Echoes F.D.R.’s. Now Comes the Hard Part.

The most daunting challenge for Mr. Biden in the weeks ahead will be balancing his stated desire for bipartisanship with his sense of urgency.

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The First Post-Reagan Presidency

So far, Joe Biden has been surprisingly progressive.

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Biden Re-Opens Obamacare Enrollment Period in 36 States

Evidence from states that also reopened enrollment suggests it could pull more young, healthy Americans into insurance coverage.

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Biden’s Promise of Immigration Reform Raises Hopes in Latin America

The president’s challenge will be to reverse many of his predecessor’s immigration restrictions while tempering the soaring expectations of migrants.

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The Supreme Court Upheld Trump’s Muslim Ban. Let’s Not Forget That.

The decision offers a warning for the future.

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Ease Up on the Executive Actions, Joe

President Biden is right to not let his agenda be held hostage, but legislating through Congress is a better path.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #executive-orders-and-memorandums, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

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President Biden to Sign Executive Order, Pausing Oil and Gas Leasing

The array of directives — touching on international relations, drilling policy, employment and national security, among other things — elevate climate change across every level of the federal government.

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Biden Moves to End Justice Contracts with Private Prisons

The president’s latest batch of executive orders takes steps to promote racial equity.

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Biden Ends Military’s Transgender Ban, Part of Broad Discrimination Fight

The action reverses a Trump administration move, and came less than a week after the new president issued another wide-ranging civil rights executive order.

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Biden Launches Climate Change Efforts

The president will announce a suite of executive actions on Wednesday to combat climate change, two people familiar with his plans said, including a ban on new oil and gas drilling on federal land.

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Biden to Sign Executive Order Bolstering ‘Buy American’ Provisions

The government is already required to contract with U.S. companies when possible, but waivers have frustrated businesses for years.

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How Biden Can Make the Machinery of Government Work Again

Trump waged war against the government itself. The Biden administration must act quickly to repair the damage.

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The ‘Muslim Ban’ Is Over. The Harm Lives On.

Biden has rescinded Trump’s travel restrictions, but it will take years to undo the damage.

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Barred From U.S. Under Trump, Muslims Exult in Biden’s Open Door

Few foreigners welcomed President Biden’s election victory as enthusiastically as the tens of thousands of Muslims who have been locked out of the United States for the past four years.

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Why Biden Can Undo Much of Trump’s Legacy Via Executive Orders

President Donald Trump came to rely on executive action for many of his achievements. But his successor seems to understand that it is best used to repeal someone else’s legacy, not build his own.

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Biden’s Executive Orders

On his first day, President Biden reversed some of his predecessor’s most divisive policies. But governing by decree can be fraught.

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Corporate America Views Biden With Optimism and Skepticism

Big business broke with Republicans in the final days of the Trump administration. That doesn’t mean executives are fully ready to embrace President Biden.

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Restoring Environmental Rules Rolled Back by Trump Could Take Years

President Biden has promised to reinstate more than 100 rules and regulations aimed at environmental protection that his predecessor rolled back. It won’t happen overnight.

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Biden Plans Executive Action to Expand Food Stamps and Speed Stimulus Checks

The president’s latest executive orders include an effort to protect employees who fear for their safety from coronavirus infection at work.

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Big Banks’ Earnings Reflect the U.S. Economy Joe Biden Is Inheriting

Big banks are sending mixed signals.

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In Biden’s Washington, Democrats and Republicans Are Not United on ‘Unity’

The new president seeks bipartisanship, but he is caught between Republicans who want tangible concessions and Democrats who are in no mood to compromise.

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Here’s What’s in Biden’s Executive Orders Aimed at Covid-19

President Biden’s new executive orders included moves to increase testing, organize Covid-19 data and require mask wearing for interstate travel.

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Biden Tells OSHA to Issue New Covid-19 Guidance to Employers

Unions, which largely support the new president, had complained that the Trump administration did little to protect workers from the coronavirus.

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Biden Unveils a National Pandemic Response That Trump Resisted

President Biden has a 21-page strategy to bolster production of vaccines, treatments and medical-grade protective gear while reaching out to communities of color.

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Why Joe Biden Must Not Shy Away From the Full Power of the Presidency

Democrats often benefit from unilateral authority more than Republicans do.

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Swamps R Us

Lots of things are better than a colorful president.

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Biden’s 17 Executive Orders and Other Directives in Detail

The moves aim to strengthen protections for young immigrants, end construction of President Donald J. Trump’s border wall, end a travel ban and prioritize racial equity.

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On Day 1, Biden Moves to Undo Trump’s Legacy

President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s assertive use of executive authority is intended to overturn what aides have described as “the gravest damages” President Trump inflicted on the country.

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Coronavirus Travel Ban: Trump Orders Lifting While Biden Aides Vow to Block Move

The president’s proclamation, which would not take effect until Jan. 26, after Joe Biden assumes office, was part of a flurry of orders that Mr. Biden is likely to reverse.

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Trump Orders Lifting of Virus Travel Ban, but Biden Aides Vow to Block Move

The president’s proclamation, which would not take effect until Jan. 26, after Joe Biden assumes office, was part of a flurry of orders that Mr. Biden is likely to reverse.

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Biden to Cancel Keystone XL Pipeline in Inauguration Day Executive Order

The project had already been languishing, but the action by Mr. Biden would signal his determination to undo President Trump’s environmental legacy.

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Biden Seeks Quick Start With Executive Actions and Aggressive Legislation

In an effort to mark a clean break from the Trump era, the president-elect plans to roll out dozens of executive orders in his first 10 days on top of a big stimulus plan and an expansive immigration bill.

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TikTok Is Poised to Outlast Trump, and to Test Biden

It is unclear how the president-elect will approach the Chinese tech industry.

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The Business Rules the Trump Administration Is Racing to Finish

From tariffs and trade to the status of Uber drivers, regulators are trying to install new rules or reduce regulations before President-elect Joe Biden takes over.

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China Issues New Rules Aimed at Trump’s Sanctions

An order issued on Saturday empowers Beijing to tell companies to ignore U.S. restrictions and allows them sue other businesses if they comply.

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Here Are The 8 Chinese Apps Trump Banned

The White House took a surprise parting shot at China on Tuesday by banning the popular Chinese payment service and other applications.

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New York Stock Exchange to Delist China Mobile, Among Others

The move follows an order from the Trump administration, which says the companies are tied to China’s military. But they don’t need Wall Street as much as they once did.

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‘I’m Haunted by What I Did’ as a Lawyer in the Trump Justice Department

No matter our intentions, lawyers like me were complicit. We owe the country our honesty about what we saw — and should do in the future.

#courts-and-the-judiciary, #executive-orders-and-memorandums, #justice-department, #office-of-legal-counsel-us, #supreme-court-us, #trump-donald-j

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How Biden Can Move His Economic Agenda Without Congress

Union leaders and policy experts say the next administration could do plenty on behalf of workers through regulation and other powers.

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