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Judge: Long Island Leader Had No Authority for Trans Ban

Nassau County Executive Bruce Blakeman's EO that barred female trans athletes was struck down

(Newser) - A New York judge on Friday struck down a Long Island county's order banning female transgender athletes after a local women's Roller Derby league challenged it. Judge Francis Ricigliano ruled that Nassau County Executive Bruce Blakeman didn't have the authority to issue his February executive order, which...

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After Border Bill Fails, Biden Looks to Make Move

President is reportedly considering executive action amid GOP leadership struggles

(Newser) - After Senate Republicans blocked a bipartisan border bill Wednesday, it's looking more likely that the Biden administration will move forward with plans to take executive action to deter illegal migration at the southern border. Two sources tell NBC News that the White House is considering measures that would be...

Biden Targets Israelis Who Attack West Bank Palestinians

Executive order will look to crack down on settlers carrying out attacks

(Newser) - President Biden is expected to issue an executive order targeting Israeli settlers in the West Bank who've been attacking Palestinians in the occupied territory, according to four people familiar with the matter. The White House was expected to announce the order later Thursday, reports the AP . Biden has spoken...

WH Chief of Staff: Biden Wants to Move Super Fast on AI
'Alarmed' Biden Wants to
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'Alarmed' Biden Wants to 'Move Fast' on AI

President signs executive order aimed at guiding its development

(Newser) - This article was updated following the president's signing of the order. President Biden on Monday signed a sweeping executive order to guide the development of artificial intelligence, requiring the industry to develop safety and security standards, introducing new consumer protections, and giving federal agencies an extensive to-do list to...

Biden Invokes Executive Power, Goes Ahead With Climate Corps

Shot down by Congress, New Deal-style corps will serve as major green-jobs training program

(Newser) - After being thwarted by Congress, President Biden will use his executive authority to create a New Deal-style climate initiative that will serve as a major green-jobs training program. In an announcement Wednesday, the White House said the program will employ about 20,000 young adults who will build trails, plant...

Critics Call Governor's New 'Common Sense' Order 'Ridiculous'

Nebraska Gov. Jim Pillen's order narrowly defines 'male' and 'female,' angering trans advocates

(Newser) - This week, a second governor put his name to an executive order that more rigidly defines an individual's sex, in what he deems a boost to women's rights and what critics say is an attack on the transgender community. The AP reports that Nebraska Gov. Jim Pillen signed...

On First Day as Governor, Sarah Huckabee Sanders Bans 'Latinx'

The term cannot be used officially in Arkansas state government

(Newser) - Among the pressing issues Sarah Huckabee Sanders addressed on her very first day as the governor of Arkansas: the use of the word "Latinx." The gender-neutral term, which can be used in place of Latino, is now banned from being used officially by the state government, NBC News...

Biden Signs Order Meant to Deter Hostage Taking

Some families of detained Americans say it doesn't go far enough though

(Newser) - President Biden signed an executive order Tuesday aimed at increasing the flow of information to families of Americans detained abroad and at imposing sanctions on the criminals, terrorists, or government officials who hold them captive. It is unclear if the new order will result in bringing home more Americans jailed...

We Probably Didn't Have a Meat Shortage After All

House panel report: Tyson, other meat-processing companies made 'baseless' claims of scarcity

(Newser) - Workers at meat-processing plants were forced to clock in to work during the early days of the pandemic, thanks to an executive order out of the Trump administration deeming them essential workers amid what was said to be a beef and pork shortage. Except now it seems that last part...

Governor Slams 'Wrong Approach' on Masks, Issues Exec Order

Tennessee's Bill Lee signs executive order allowing parents to opt out of mask mandates in schools

(Newser) - Tennessee's governor calls it "frustrating" and "disheartening" that this school year is starting once more mired in talk of COVID—but he's relying on the "character" of Tennesseans to carry the state through. What Bill Lee isn't relying on: face masks in schools, signing...

Biden Executive Order Takes On Big Tech, Net Neutrality

Initiatives include directives around data collection and health care

(Newser) - President Biden signed a sweeping executive order Friday aimed at reining in some tech company practices and clearing a path for reforms in health care, too. The Promoting Competition in the American Economy executive order that he signed Friday has 72 initiatives, CNET reports. Some seem deceptively simple, like a...

SC Governor Makes Big Move on Face Masks

Henry McMaster bars mandates for face masks: 'It goes against all logic'

(Newser) - Schools and local governments in South Carolina are banned from instituting mask mandates under an executive order signed Tuesday by Gov. Henry McMaster. "With every adult in our state having the opportunity to receive a [COVID-19] vaccine, it goes against all logic to continue to force our children ... to...

New Executive Order From Biden, This Time on the Supreme Court

President will set up bipartisan commission to study various court reforms, including possible expansion

(Newser) - The Supreme Court is about to go under the microscope. An executive order set to be signed by President Biden on Friday will create a 36-member bipartisan commission to study possible changes for the high court, including whether it makes sense to expand the number of seats. Axios notes that...

SD Governor Issues 'Temporary Fix' on Transgender Sports Issue

Kristi Noem signs 2 executive orders banning transgender girls playing at high school, college levels

(Newser) - South Dakota's governor rolled out a "temporary fix" to what she deems unfairness in sports Monday night, issuing two executive orders that ban transgender girls and women from playing in sports designated for girls. Per the Argus Leader , Kristi Noem had at first vetoed a measure that would'...

Blitz of Biden Orders Rolls Back Trump Legacy

'There's no time to start like today'

(Newser) - President Biden moved swiftly to dismantle former President Trump's legacy on his first day in office, signing a series of executive actions that reversed course on immigration, climate change, racial equity, and the handling of the coronavirus pandemic. With the stroke of a pen hours after taking the oath...

On Final Day, Trump Reversed 'Drain the Swamp' Order

His appointees are now free to start lobbying former agencies immediately

(Newser) - In the early days of his presidency, Donald Trump signed an executive order banning members of his administration from lobbying their former agencies for five years after leaving the government. The order was one of the only things Trump did to fulfill his promise to "drain the swamp,"...

Biden's To-Do List for First Day Just Got a New Addition

Sources say he'll yank the Keystone XL permit via executive action as soon as he takes office

(Newser) - On Saturday, a memo from incoming White House chief of staff Ron Klain to senior staff laid out dozens of executive orders that President-elect Biden is expected to sign within the first few days of his term. Not listed among them, per Politico : a plan to pull the permit for...

Biden Blames Party Losses on 'Defund the Police'

President-elect tells civil rights leaders that cost Democrats elections

(Newser) - In suggesting civil rights leaders choose their words carefully when debating criminal justice changes with Republicans, President-elect Joe Biden had an example of the risk. "That's how they beat the living hell out of us across the country, saying that we're talking about defunding the police,"...

Biden Plans Fast Reversals of Trump Policies

US won't leave WHO or the Paris climate agreement after all

(Newser) - President-elect Joe Biden's plan is to waste little time after he takes office overturning a series of policies enacted by President Trump, chief among them keeping the US in the Paris climate accords and the World Health Organization. The "dreamers" program will also return, allowing people brought to...

Trump: New Executive Order Will Push 'Patriotic Education'

President criticizes 1619 Project

(Newser) - President Trump says he'll sign an executive order to "promote patriotic education" after bashing a New York Times project investigating how the the legacy of slavery impacts Black Americans as "toxic propaganda." In what the AP sees as "a defense of white culture," Trump...

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