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Monday, March 19, 2018
Callum Paton
Trump yells at media

Trump Fires HIV/AIDS Council In Its Entirety

The mass dismissal of the advisors marked another nadir in the administration’s dealing with the council. In June six members resigned from PACHA writing in an open letter, published in Newsweek, saying the Trump White House was pushing for legislation that would harm people living with HIV.

December 30, 2017

Trump Is Downright Miserable, And He’s Begun Lashing Out At Top Aides

Wheeling from one crisis to another, President Donald Trump has unleashed his temper within the confines of the White House on cabinet members and top aides—and may be on a collision course with his Chief of Staff, John Kelly. Insiders say that Trump is reeling from the recovery in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, the fallout from the deadly clashes in Charlottesville and what he sees as a media onslaught and has taken to lashing out because he feels he is not getting the credit he deserves.

September 4, 2017
Ivanka Trump 2017

Ivanka Wants To Scrap Equal Pay Regulations

The Trump administration is scrapping the scheme, which was due to come into force in the spring this year, on the basis that it will be a burden to employers. The data-collection requirement was proposed by Obama in 2016 as part of a drive to rectify pay inequality among different minority groups, the Wall Street Journal reported.

August 31, 2017
Kushner, Trump, Nepotism

Ivanka Trump And Jared Kushner’s Influence Diminishing

She learnt of the policy change when she saw the tweet on her phone despite being a critical voice in steering the president’s support for the LGBT community in the past. Ivanka herself tweeted less than a month earlier in support of pride month, provoking a backlash.

August 1, 2017

Israel Hacked ISIS Cell To Uncover Laptop Bomb Plot

Israel’s top cyber hacking operations against the Islamic State (ISIS) led to the discovery that a small cell of bombmakers in Syria was planning to down planes using sophisticated laptop bombs. The New York Times reported the discovery of the crucial intelligence, later leaked by U.S. President Donald Trump to the Russians, and one of the few successes achieved in cyber intelligence efforts against ISIS.

June 12, 2017