Tag: Executive Orders and Memorandums

Biden Issues New Order to Block Chinese Investment in Technology in the U.S.

WASHINGTON — President Biden will sign an executive order on Thursday designed to sharpen the federal government’s powers to block Chinese investment in technology in the United States and limit its access to private data on citizens, administration officials say, in a move that is bound to heighten tensions with Beijing. The new order is […]

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Northwest Georgia Hit by Severe Storms and Flash Flooding

Gov. Brian Kemp of Georgia declared a state of emergency in two counties on Sunday after a string of heavy thunderstorms flooded roadways, knocked down trees and submerged homes. The counties, Chattooga and Floyd, about 90 and 70 miles northwest of Atlanta, received an estimated 12 inches of rain, according to the executive order, which […]

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Biden’s Student Loan Plan Could Face a Protracted Legal Fight

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration’s student loan forgiveness initiative is poised to face an array of legal challenges that could freeze the plan before it gets up and running, threatening a policy that has stirred fierce bipartisan debate and infighting among Democrats. The plan announced by the White House last week would wipe out significant […]

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Biden’s Student Loan Plan Could Face a Protracted Legal Fight

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration’s student loan forgiveness initiative is poised to face an array of legal challenges that could freeze the plan before it gets up and running, threatening a policy that has stirred fierce bipartisan debate and infighting among Democrats. The plan announced by the White House last week would wipe out significant […]

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Gov. Kathy Hochul Seeks Donations From Cuomo Appointees

ALBANY, N.Y. — On the road to building one of the largest campaign war chests the state of New York has ever seen, Gov. Kathy Hochul has been taking money from appointees of the governor — despite an executive order designed to prevent it. In her first year in office, Ms. Hochul has accepted more […]

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Biden’s Big Dreams Meet the Limits of ‘Imperfect’ Tools

WASHINGTON — President Biden’s move this week to cancel student loan debt for tens of millions of borrowers and reduce future loan payments for millions more comes with a huge catch, economists warn: It does almost nothing to limit the skyrocketing cost of college and could very well fuel even faster tuition increases in the […]

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One of the Best Climate Solutions Is an Unlogged Forest. Let’s Keep Them That Way.

My career as a songwriter began in Manhattan, not far from where I was born. When I moved to Los Angeles in 1968, I became part of the singer-songwriter community that coalesced around Laurel Canyon. I thought California would be wild in the sense of nature. It turned out to be wild in the sense […]

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What You Need to Know About Biden’s Student Loan Forgiveness Plan

President Biden’s executive order on Wednesday will cancel up to $20,000 worth of federal student loans for millions of people. But not everyone with debt will qualify. The order includes rules that will maintain the balances of debtors who currently have high incomes. Those who do qualify will need to navigate the balky federal loan […]

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What You Need to Know About Biden’s Student Loan Forgiveness Plan

President Biden’s executive order on Wednesday will cancel up to $20,000 worth of federal student loans for millions of people. But not everyone with debt will qualify. The order includes rules that will maintain the balances of debtors who currently have high incomes. Those who do qualify will need to navigate the balky federal loan […]

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Biden Prepares Actions to Cut Emissions After Signing Climate Bill

WASHINGTON — Fresh off signing expansive climate legislation, President Biden and his administration are planning a series of executive actions to further reduce greenhouse gas emissions and help keep the planet from warming to dangerous temperatures, senior White House officials said. Mr. Biden is on track to deploy a series of measures, including new regulations […]

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Presidential Power to Declassify Information, Explained

WASHINGTON — Former President Donald J. Trump’s claim that he had declassified all of the documents that the F.B.I. seized in the search of his Florida home last week — including those marked as top secret — has heightened interest in the scope of a president’s power to declassify information. On Friday, Mr. Trump’s office […]

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Biden Is Now an Uneasy Champion on Abortion. Activists Are Still Wary.

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court’s decision to end the constitutional right to an abortion in the United States after nearly 50 years has set in motion a generational struggle over Republican efforts to ban the procedure in states across the country. But inside the West Wing, President Biden has made it clear that he is […]

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Biden Is Now an Uneasy Champion on Abortion. Activists Are Still Wary.

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court’s decision to end the constitutional right to an abortion in the United States after nearly 50 years has set in motion a generational struggle over Republican efforts to ban the procedure in states across the country. But inside the West Wing, President Biden has made it clear that he is […]

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Biden Issues Executive Order on Abortion Access, Calling for More Study

WASHINGTON — Since even before the Supreme Court struck down Roe v. Wade, Democrats have pressured President Biden to take action to protect abortion rights. And he has been looking for ways to do so, convening a task force to monitor state crackdowns on the procedure, authorizing court action against states that in his view […]

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Trump Has Big Plans for 2025

While Trump gears up for a possible 2024 bid, he has some clear vulnerabilities as a general election candidate. Not only have the Jan. 6 Committee hearings damaged his reputation, especially with independent voters who are key in general elections, but those hearings appear to have threatened a prime source of Trump support: Rupert Murdoch’s […]

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Climate Change Is Not Negotiable

The president and his interior secretary, Deb Haaland, could help further by bringing clarity to the administration’s policies on oil and gas drilling, which right now are confusing. Mr. Biden pledged in his campaign to halt new oil and gas leasing on federal lands, which is a significant cause of greenhouse gas emissions. That promise […]

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