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Caste, Martin. "Trump Threatens 'Sanctuary' Cities With Loss Of Federal Funds." NPR. N.p., 26 Jan. 2017. Web. 31 Jan. 2017.
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Krogstad, Jens Manuel, Jeffrey S. Passel, and D’Vera Cohn. "5 Facts about Illegal Immigration in the U.S." Pew Research Center. N.p., 03 Nov. 2016. Web. 11 Apr. 2017.
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"I think poverty to a large extent is also a state of mind," Carson said in a SiriusXM radio interview with Armstrong Williams, a top adviser to Carson's 2016 presidential campaign. "You take somebody that has the right mindset, you can take everything from them and put them on the street, and I guarantee in a little while they'll be right back up there." 

"And you take somebody with the wrong mindset, you can give them everything in the world, they'll work their way right back down to the bottom," the neurosurgeon continued.

Carson later defended and clarified his statements, noting during an interview with NPR "It is a factor. A part of poverty can be the state of mind - poor in spirit...One of the things that I think government can do very well is to help create the right kinds of mindset, the frame of mind by providing ladders of opportunity."
   
Watson, Kathryn. "HUD Secretary Ben Carson Says Poverty Is about a "state of Mind"." CBS News. CBS Interactive, 24 May 2017. Web. 03 June 2017.
Fessler, Pam. "HUD Secretary Ben Carson Clarifies Remarks About Poverty." NPR. NPR, 01 June 2017. Web. 03 June 2017.
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Student loan contracts aren't serviced in-house by the Federal Student Aid Office. Instead, they are managed by third-party companies, which are awarded contracts by the government. Before the Obama memos, those contracts went to companies that were best at collecting debts. Rather than rewarding companies that cashed in on debts, the now-rescinded Obama guidance incentivized a good track record and sought to award contracts to companies with a history of helping borrowers.

DeVos notes in her memorandum “We must create a student loan servicing environment that provides the highest quality customer service and increases accountability and transparency for all borrowers, while also limiting the cost to taxpayers”.   DeVos also said “the previous administration’s approach was inconsistent and full of shortcomings”.  It is currently unclear how, what, and when significant changes will be made.      
Nasiripour, Shahien. "DeVos Undoes Obama Student Loan Protections." Bloomberg.com. Bloomberg, 11 Apr. 2017. Web. 15 Apr. 2017.
Rosenblatt, Kalhan. "Will Betsy DeVos' Rollback of Two Obama Memos Impact You?"NBCNews.com. NBCUniversal News Group, 12 Apr. 2017. Web. 15 Apr. 2017.
DeVos, Betsy. "Student Loan Servicer Recompete." (n.d.): n. pag. Department of Education, 11 Apr. 2017. Web. 15 Apr. 2017.
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Dorell, Oren. "ExxonMobil and Iran Did Business under Secretary of State Nominee Tillerson." USA Today. Gannett Satellite Information Network, 10 Jan. 2017. Web. 21 Jan. 2017.
[post_title] => Secretary of State Rex Tillerson "Did Business With Iran, Syra, and Sudan Through A European Subsidiary" while CEO of ExxonMobil [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => secretary-state-rex-tillerson-business-iran-syra-sudan-european-subsidiary-ceo-exxonmobil [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-06-20 02:55:03 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-06-20 02:55:03 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://factualuprisin.wpengine.com/?p=957 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [8] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 2508 [post_author] => 1 [post_date] => 2018-02-04 14:14:49 [post_date_gmt] => 2018-02-04 14:14:49 [post_content] => The Washington Post fact checker database has cataloged President Trump's false or misleading statements of all forms (speeches, rallies, social media, interviews, or any other time Trump is on the record). "In [his first] 365 days, President Trump has made 2,140 false or misleading claims."   [post_title] => In His First Year In Office, President Trump Has Made 2,140 False Or Misleading Claims [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => first-year-office-president-trump-made-2140-false-misleading-claims [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2018-02-04 14:14:49 [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-02-04 14:14:49 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://factualuprising.com/?p=2508 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [9] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 1544 [post_author] => 1 [post_date] => 2017-02-18 20:45:27 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-02-18 20:45:27 [post_content] => Trump Vineyard Estates, a Trump business currently operated by President Trump's son Eric, "applied for six H-2A visas for temporary jobs valid from Jan. 31 through June 30 of this year" which would allow the Vineyard to hire immigrant workers. "The H-2A visa is intended for unskilled or skilled laborers to work in the U.S. on a seasonal basis. For workers to qualify for H-2A classification, the petitioner must demonstrate that there are not enough U.S. workers willing, qualified, or available to do the temporary work." Trump stated in a rally at Boeing headquarters on Friday February 17, 2017 "This is our mantra: Buy American and hire American."      
"Trump Winery under Fire after Applying for Visas Seeking Foreign Workers." Fox News. FOX News Network, 23 Dec. 2016. Web. 18 Feb. 2017.
Sanchez, Monica. "Trump at Boeing Rally: Our New Mantra Is 'Buy American and Hire American'." MRCTV. N.p., 17 Feb. 2017. Web. 18 Feb. 2017.
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