Trump Asks Court to Quickly Reinstate Anti-Union Orders

WASHINGTON (CN) – President Donald Trump has called on the D.C. Circuit to immediately green-light enforcement of three executive orders challenged by labor unions and deemed unlawful by a federal judge last year. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) His motion filed Tuesday night comes one week after the federal appeals court overturned the lower court ruling striking down provisions in the orders that tighten regulations on labor negotiations in government workplaces. Trump is now asking the D.C. Circuit to expedite its ruling on the “erroneous injunction” put in place last year by U.S. District Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, who sided with the American Federation of Government Employees, or AFL-CIO, collectively representing the unions.

Source: Trump Asks Court to Quickly Reinstate Anti-Union Orders

Column: Trump has turned the Department of Labor into the Department of Employer Rights – Los Angeles Times

Trump is pursuing the most hostile anti-labor agenda of any modern president.

Pedro da Costa, Economic Policy Institute

But Scalia’s appointment is best seen not in the context of his own legal career, but in the context of Trump’s assault on worker rights and welfare. Despite his positioning himself during his presidential campaign as a flag carrier for the working class, Trump has rolled back numerous pro-worker regulations from the Obama era and before.He talked a good game about bringing back manufacturing and coal jobs, but that hasn’t materialized. His steel tariffs are credited with saving some 12,000 steel manufacturing jobs, but at the enormous cost to the economy of an estimated $900,000 per job.

via Column: Trump has turned the Department of Labor into the Department of Employer Rights – Los Angeles Times

Today’s Paper – The New York Times

For the fourth season of “The Apprentice,” Donald J. Trump searched for a gimmick to bolster ratings. His idea was simple if explosive — pit an all-white team against an all-black team.

“Do you like it?” he asked, previewing the concept on Howard Stern’s radio show in April 2005.
The president ignited a firestorm in recent weeks after he told four Democratic lawmakers, from left, Representatives Ayanna S. Pressley, Ilhan Omar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Rashida Tlaib, to “go back” to their home countries.
Anna Moneymaker/The New York Times

“Yes,” Mr. Stern said.

“Do you like it?” Mr. Trump asked Robin Quivers, the African-American co-host.

“Well,” she said, “I think you’re going to have a riot.”

That gave Mr. Trump no pause. “It would be the highest-rated show on television,” he exulted.

via Today’s Paper – The New York Times

Judge Andrew Napolitano: Census asks too many questions – it’s just supposed to determine our population size | Fox News

This mess is yet another example of personal liberty versus government power. On one side is the right to privacy in the home, expressly guaranteed by the Fourth Amendment, and the right to silence, expressly guaranteed by the Fifth Amendment and by implication in the First Amendment. On the other side is an avaricious government that wants to know all it can about persons in America – whether constitutional or not.

Could a future Commerce Department ask how many guns are kept in the house or who living there goes to Mass on Sunday or if any resident has had an abortion? How much longer will a free people permit these intrusions? How much longer will we be a free people?

via Judge Andrew Napolitano: Census asks too many questions – it’s just supposed to determine our population size | Fox News

Jeffrey Epstein Was a ‘Terrific Guy,’ Donald Trump Once Said. Now He’s ‘Not a Fan.’ – The New York Times

WASHINGTON — It was supposed to be an exclusive party at Mar-a-Lago, Donald J. Trump’s members-only club in Palm Beach, Fla. But other than the two dozen or so women flown in to provide the entertainment, the only guests were Mr. Trump and Jeffrey Epstein.

The year was 1992 and the event was a “calendar girl” competition, something that George Houraney, a Florida-based businessman who ran American Dream Enterprise, had organized at Mr. Trump’s request.

“I arranged to have some contestants fly in,” Mr. Houraney recalled in an interview on Monday. “At the very first party, I said, ‘Who’s coming tonight? I have 28 girls coming.’ It was him and Epstein.”

via Jeffrey Epstein Was a ‘Terrific Guy,’ Donald Trump Once Said. Now He’s ‘Not a Fan.’ – The New York Times

(17) Pentax Aperture/Diaphragm Control Block Failures – PentaxForums.com

Hi Pentax users, I have put up a poll on Pentaxforums looking for users that have had “Aperture Block Failures” your input would be great!
Pentax Aperture/Diaphragm Control Block Failures
I am starting this thread in an attempt to follow up with Ricoh/Pentax with regards to how many camera models have been afflicted with “APERTURE BLOCK” or “DIAPHRAGM CONTROL BLOCK FAILURES” and if their camera was/has been fixed by Ricoh/Pentax.

If you have a camera that has failed please answer the poll question that affects your model, i.e. K1, K50 ,K70 and more!


If your model is not listed in the poll questions provided please post a reply with the “model & shutter count” at time of failure.

Please respond through the link on PentaxForums!

 

via (17) Pentax Aperture/Diaphragm Control Block Failures – PentaxForums.com

Here’s a breakdown of indictments and cases in Mueller’s probe – ABC News

Over the course of his nearly two-year-long probe, special counsel Robert Mueller and his team of prosecutors have now indicted 34 individuals and three Russian businesses on charges ranging from computer hacking to conspiracy and financial crimes.

via Here’s a breakdown of indictments and cases in Mueller’s probe – ABC News

Russia Wants to Sell Advanced Fighter Jets to Iran – and the US Wants to Stop It | The Fiscal Times

Of course this was April 2016 BEFORE TRUMP PULLED OUT OF THE IRAN DEAL:

The U.S. is ready to step in to prevent Russia from selling advanced fighter jets to Iran.

In a statement issued Wednesday, State Department spokesman Mark Toner told The Washington Free Beacon that Washington is opposed to Moscow selling advanced Sukhoi Su-30SM warplanes to Tehran. The U.S. claims such a sale would violate the United Nations Security Council Resolution governing last year’s nuclear agreement between Iran and various Western powers.

via Russia Wants to Sell Advanced Fighter Jets to Iran – and the US Wants to Stop It | The Fiscal Times