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Possible reasons for Trump targeting Turkey are Turkey's plans to acquire a Russian-made missile defense system and their detention of American Pastor Andrew Brunson.
[post_title] => Trump Doubles Tariffs On Steel And Aluminum From Turkey To 50% And 20% Respectively [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => trump-doubles-tariffs-steel-aluminum-turkey-50-20-respectively [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2018-08-19 15:26:44 [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-08-19 15:26:44 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://factualuprising.com/?p=2648 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [2] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 2576 [post_author] => 1 [post_date] => 2018-04-22 09:47:33 [post_date_gmt] => 2018-04-22 09:47:33 [post_content] => On Friday April 20, 2018, Wells Fargo was fined $1 billion ($500 million by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau [CFPB] and $500 million by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency) for "charging as many as 570,000 clients for car insurance they didn't need" and for inappropriately charging mortgage borrowers for "missing a deadline to lock in promised interest rates, even though the delays were Wells Fargo's fault." In addition, "an internal review by Wells Fargo found that about 20,000 of those [car insurance] customers may have defaulted on their car loans and had their vehicles repossessed in part because of those unnecessary insurance costs." Wells Fargo was also fined $185 million in 2016 for "secretly opening unauthorized deposit and credit card accounts." The Republican tax cut will save Wells Fargo an estimated $3.7 billion this year alone due to the significantly lower corporate tax rate it will pay. [post_title] => Wells Fargo Fined $1 Billion By U.S. Government For Inappropriate Charges And Fees But Will Save $3.7 Billion In Taxes Due To New Republican Tax Plan [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => wells-fargo-fined-1-billion-u-s-government-inappropriate-charges-fees-will-save-3-7-billion-taxes-due-new-republican-tax-plan [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2018-04-22 09:53:29 [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-04-22 09:53:29 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://factualuprising.com/?p=2576 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [3] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 2640 [post_author] => 1 [post_date] => 2018-08-11 11:45:54 [post_date_gmt] => 2018-08-11 11:45:54 [post_content] => The Environmental Protection Agency announced a plan to "roll back a 2012 rule that required automakers to nearly double the fuel economy of passenger vehicles to an average of about 54 miles per gallon by 2025. It would halt requirements that automakers build cleaner, more fuel-efficient cars including hybrids and electric vehicles." The plan "would freeze fuel efficiency standards at 2020 levels through 2026, and require dramatically fewer electric vehicles." According to the plan, "U.S. fuel consumption would increase by about half a million barrels per day (2-3 percent of total daily consumption, according to the Energy Information Administration) and would impact the global climate by 3/1000th of one degree Celsius by 2100, also when compared to the standards set forth in 2012." 19 states that have adopted California's strict emissions standards plan to sue to stop the plan. [post_title] => EPA Proposes Rolling Back Vehicle Emissions Standards [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => epa-proposes-rolling-back-vehicle-emissions-standards [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2018-08-11 11:45:54 [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-08-11 11:45:54 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://factualuprising.com/?p=2640 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [4] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 2693 [post_author] => 1 [post_date] => 2018-11-17 23:16:36 [post_date_gmt] => 2018-11-17 23:16:36 [post_content] => On Thursday November 8, 2018 U.S. District Court Judge Brian Morris temporarily halted the Keystone Pipeline project after it was determined the Trump Administration failed to properly study the impact of the project:

Morris wrote in his ruling that a U.S. State Department environmental analysis "fell short of a 'hard look"' at the cumulative effects of greenhouse gas emissions and the impact on Native American land resources.  He also ruled the analysis failed to fully review the effects of the current oil price on the pipeline's viability and did not fully model potential oil spills and offer mitigations measures.  In Thursday's ruling, Morris ordered the government to issue a more thorough environmental analysis before the project can move forward.

Morris also wrote in his ruling that the Trump Administration “simply discarded prior factual findings related to climate change to support its course reversal.” [post_title] => Keystone Pipeline Project Temporarily Halted After Federal Judge Rules Trump Administration Did Not Properly Study Impact [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => keystone-pipeline-project-temporarily-halted-federal-judge-rules-trump-administration-not-properly-study-impact [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2018-11-17 23:16:36 [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-11-17 23:16:36 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://factualuprising.com/?p=2693 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [5] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 1477 [post_author] => 1 [post_date] => 2017-02-07 03:33:43 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-02-07 03:33:43 [post_content] => "Aetna claimed this summer that it was pulling out of all but four of the 15 states where it was providing Obamacare individual insurance because of a business decision — it was simply losing too much money on the Obamacare exchanges". Republicans cite this as evidence that the Affordable Care Act is failing.  For example, Trump's campaign stated "Aetna’s decision to leave the Affordable Care Act’s public marketplaces is the latest blow to this broken law that is slowly imploding under its regulatory red tape". However, during a federal antitrust lawsuit seeking to block the merger of Aetna and Humana, it was revealed that Aetna "withdrew from competing in the 17 complaint counties for 2017 specifically to evade judicial scrutiny of the merger".  In other words, Aetna withdrew from healthcare exchanges that were actually profitable (but claiming the opposite) in an effort to demonstrate a lack of competitiveness in certain markets to attempt to provide support for the proposed merger. Judge John Bates wrote in his ruling that "there is significant evidence—primarily in the form of contemporaneous emails among senior Aetna executives—that Aetna thought of the 17 complaint counties as one unit, and that it withdrew from those 17 counties to improve its position in this lawsuit". Emails between Aetna lawyers and executives indicate exchanges were profitable, the company was seeking to expand to additional exchanges, and pulling out of exchanges could be a tool used if the merger had any challenges.        
Hiltzik, Michael. "U.S. Judge Finds That Aetna Deceived the Public about Its Reasons for Quitting Obamacare." Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles Times, 23 Jan. 2017. Web. 06 Feb. 2017.
Meckler, Laura. "U.S. Political Parties Seize on Aetna's Health-Exchange Pullback." The Wall Street Journal. Dow Jones & Company, 16 Aug. 2016. Web. 06 Feb. 2017.
Trump, Donald. "OBAMACARE’S IMPLOSION LEAVES AMERICANS AT A LOSS." Donald J Trump for President. N.p., 20 Oct. 2016. Web. 06 Feb. 2017.
Bates, John. "Civil Action 16-1494 United States Et Al. vs AETNA Inc Et Al." (2017): n. pag. United States District Court, District of Columbia, 23 Jan. 2017. Web. 6 Feb. 2017.
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Edelman, Adam. "A Look at Trump's Most Outrageous Comments about Mexicans." NY Daily News. N.p., 31 Aug. 2016. Web. 08 Jan. 2017.
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Wells Fargo Fined $1 Billion By U.S. Government For Inappropriate Charges And Fees But Will Save $3.7 Billion In Taxes Due To New Republican Tax Plan

On Friday April 20, 2018, Wells Fargo was fined $1 billion ($500 million by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau [CFPB] and $500 million by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency) for “charging as many as 570,000 [...]

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