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The bill reduces the number of green cards issued in the following ways: The bill has not yet been presented for a vote by either the Senate or the House of Representatives. [post_title] => Republican Senators And President Trump Push RAISE Act To Limit Number Of Green Cards Issued From 1 Million To 500K Annually [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => republican-senators-president-trump-push-raise-act-limit-number-green-cards-issued-1-million-500k-annually [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-08-27 17:13:25 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-08-27 17:13:25 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://factualuprising.com/?p=2320 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [1] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 2318 [post_author] => 1 [post_date] => 2017-08-27 14:14:20 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-08-27 14:14:20 [post_content] => On July 4 2017 North Korea tested an intercontinental ballistic missile that "flew 580 miles, reaching an altitude of 1,741 miles, and flew for nearly 40 minutes."  This type of missile has the potential to reach Alaska and possibly further, in addition to other countries in closer proximity to North Korea. On Friday July 28 2017 North Korea tested another missile that "flew for 47 minutes and 12 seconds while travelling 998km (620 miles) and reaching a maximum altitude of 3,724.9 meters (12,220ft)." On August 8 2017 Trump stated "North Korea best not make any more threats to the United States...they will be met with fire and fury, and frankly power, the likes of which this world has never seen before." A U.N. security council resolution passed on Saturday August 5 2017 in response to North Korea's missile tests "bans North Korean exports of coal, iron, iron ore, lead, lead ore and seafood. It also prohibits countries from increasing the current numbers of North Korean laborers working abroad, bans new joint ventures with North Korea and any new investment in current joint ventures." U.S. and South Korea began annual joint military exercises and drills on Monday August 21 1017. [post_title] => U.S. And North Korea Threaten Each Other Over Provocative Military Actions And Statements [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => u-s-north-korea-threaten-provocative-military-actions-similar-back-forth-president-obama-president-trump [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-08-27 14:16:52 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-08-27 14:16:52 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://factualuprising.com/?p=2318 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [2] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 2317 [post_author] => 1 [post_date] => 2017-08-27 13:30:32 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-08-27 13:30:32 [post_content] => President Trump signed a sanctions bill (H.R. 3364) on Iran, Russia, and North Korea on August 2, 2017, despite noting it "remains seriously flawed - particularly because it encroaches on the executive branch's authority to negotiate." Iran: The bill directs the President to impose sanctions against Iran or those that support any activities related to supplying weapons of mass destruction or military equipment (including training and other related resources), or enabling other human rights violations. Russia: The bill requires the President to submit for congressional review any proposed new sanctions or before the removal of any existing sanctions on Russia.  It also includes sanctions on "foreign companies investing in or helping Russian energy exploration" and prohibits American companies "from participating in energy exploration projects where Russian firms have a stake of 33 percent or higher."  The bill includes sanctions for those that provide any support or assistance to Syria with respect to the acquisition and/or development of weapons of mass destruction. North Korea:  The bill prohibits U.S. financial institutions from establishing or maintaining accounts that provide direct or indirect financial services to North Korea, and foreign governments that provide financial assistance to North Korea are prohibited from receiving financial assistance from the U.S.  The bill also "provides sanctions against: (1) North Korean cargo and shipping, (2) goods produced in whole or part by North Korean convict or forced labor, and (3) foreign persons that employ North Korean forced laborers." Sanctions include restrictions on financial transactions and sale/transfer of property, financial support from the United States, and also prohibiting travel to the United States. [post_title] => Sanctions Bill Signed Directing President To Impose Sanctions On Iran, Russia, And North Korea (Or Those Assisting These Countries) For Activities Supporting Spread Of WMDs, Human Rights Violations, And Russian Energy Exploration; Also Adds Congressional Review For Any Changes By President To Russian Sanctions [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => sanctions-bill-signed-directing-president-impose-sanctions-iran-russia-north-korea-assisting-countries-activities-supporting-spread-wmds-human-rights-violations [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-08-27 13:30:32 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-08-27 13:30:32 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://factualuprising.com/?p=2317 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [3] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 2316 [post_author] => 1 [post_date] => 2017-08-27 12:33:53 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-08-27 12:33:53 [post_content] => On Friday July 28 2017 Russian President Vladimir Putin has announced a reduction of U.S. diplomats and other technical personnel in Russia and the closure of two U.S. compounds in Russia in response to sanctions issued by the United States. "Putin said on Sunday [July 30] Russia had ordered the United States to cut 755 of its 1,200 diplomatic staff in its embassy and consular operations, though many of those let go will be Russian citizens, with the United States allowed to choose who leaves." The U.S. will have 455 remaining staff in Russia, which is the same number Russia has within the U.S. President Trump signed the sanctions bill on August 2, 2017. [post_title] => Russia Expels 755 U.S. Diplomats, Closes Two U.S. Compounds, In Response To U.S. Sanctions [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => russia-expels-755-u-s-diplomats-closes-two-u-s-compounds-response-u-s-sanctions [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-08-27 13:31:39 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-08-27 13:31:39 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://factualuprising.com/?p=2316 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [4] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 2315 [post_author] => 1 [post_date] => 2017-08-26 18:38:35 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-08-26 18:38:35 [post_content] => On Wednesday July 26 2017 "the Department of Justice told the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in court papers [an amicus brief] Wednesday that sexual orientation is not covered by Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act." The Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination "based on race, color, religion, sex and national origin." "The DOJ filed the brief in the case of Donald Zarda, who had filed suit against his former employer Altitude Express in a case that questions whether sexual orientation is included in Title VII's protections." In April 2017, the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled discrimination because of sexual orientation is included in the Civil Rights Act.  However, in March 2017 the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled the Civil Rights Act does not prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation. [post_title] => Justice Department Files Brief Arguing Civil Rights Act Of 1964 Does Not Prohibit Discrimination Based On Sexual Orientation [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => justice-department-files-brief-arguing-civil-rights-act-1964-not-prohibit-discrimination-based-sexual-orientation [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-08-26 18:38:35 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-08-26 18:38:35 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://factualuprising.com/?p=2315 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [5] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 2313 [post_author] => 1 [post_date] => 2017-08-26 18:05:58 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-08-26 18:05:58 [post_content] => A draft climate report developed by scientists and researchers from 13 Federal agencies as well as a variety of academic and research institutions has concluded that "it is extremely likely that human influence has been the dominant cause of the observed warming since the mid-20th century."  "Extremely likely" is defined in the report as 95-100% certainty. "The National Academy of Sciences has signed off on the report, and the authors are awaiting permission from the Trump administration to release it." The report predicts temperature rises by 5.0 to 7.5 degrees Fahrenheit by the end of the century, depending on changes to carbon emissions. The report notes that "surface, air and ground temperatures in Alaska and the Arctic are rising at a frighteningly fast rate - twice as fast as the global average."     CO2 levels in the air have risen dramatically since the late 19th century, from below 300 ppm (parts per million) to well over 400 ppm.  The largest increases have occurred over the last 70 years. 2016 average global surface temperatures were the warmest since modern record keeping began in 1880, with 16 of the 17 warmest years on record occurring since 2001. The Trump administration has decided to withdraw from the Paris Accords, an alliance that includes all but 3 countries (including the United States) and seeks to reduce global temperature rise. [post_title] => Draft "Climate Science Special Report" By Scientists And Researchers From 13 Federal Agencies And Several Academic Institutions Notes Greater Than 95% Certainty That "Human Influence" Is Dominant Cause Of Accelerated Global Temperature Rise [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => draft-climate-science-special-report-scientists-researchers-13-federal-agencies-several-academic-institutions-notes-greater-95-certainty-human-influence-dominant-cause [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-08-26 18:05:58 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-08-26 18:05:58 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://factualuprising.com/?p=2313 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [6] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 2306 [post_author] => 1 [post_date] => 2017-08-20 20:17:41 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-08-20 20:17:41 [post_content] => A "Unite the Right" rally on August 12, 2017 in Charlottesville Virginia was planned to protest the removal of a confederate general's statue in that city. "White nationalists had long planned a demonstration over the city's decision to remove a statue of Robert E. Lee. But the rally quickly exploded into racial taunting, shoving and outright brawling, prompting the governor to declare a state of emergency and the National Guard to join the police in clearing the area." The rally attracted a variety of white nationalist groups, including the Ku Klux Klan and neo-Nazis. "Many of these groups have felt emboldened since the election of Donald J. Trump as president.  Mr. Duke, a former imperial wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, told reporters on Saturday that the protesters were 'going to fulfil the promises of Donald Trump' to 'take our country back.'" Those participating in the rally chanted white nationalist slogans  such as "blood and soil,” “white lives matter” and “you will not replace us.” The rally eventually ended after a man aligned with the Unite the Right rally drove into a crowd of rally protesters, injuring 19 people and killing one woman. Two days later during a televised statement, Trump discussed the economy and several other issues before shifting towards criticism of the rally, saying "we condemn in the strongest possible terms, this egregious display of hatred, bigotry, and violence [in Charlottesville]; it has no place in America."  Trump also called the hate groups participating in the rally "repugnant to everything we hold dear in America." At a press conference related to the streamlining of the approval process for infrastructure projects, President Trump took questions from the media which quickly focused on the Unite the Right Rally.  While answering questions, Trump changed his stance and said that there is another group partially to blame for the violence and that it wasn't just the fault of the neo-Nazis: the "alt-left", is also responsible for "swinging clubs".  He also noted that there was "blame on both sides", and "you had some very bad people in that group [neo-Nazis], but you also had people that were very fine people, on both sides." [post_title] => White Nationalists Hold Racist, Anti-Semitic, And Violent Rally To Protest Tearing Down Statue Of Robert E. Lee; After Injuries And One Death, Trump Claims "Blame On Both Sides" Between neo-Nazis and Rally Protestors [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => white-nationalists-hold-racist-anti-semitic-violent-rally-protest-tearing-statue-robert-e-lee-injuries-one-death-trump-claims-blame-sides-not-condemn-v [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-08-20 21:06:14 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-08-20 21:06:14 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://factualuprising.com/?p=2306 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [7] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 2305 [post_author] => 1 [post_date] => 2017-08-20 19:51:13 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-08-20 19:51:13 [post_content] => The Federal Department of Justice (DoJ) issued a search warrant to DreamHost, the company hosting the website disruptj20.org, which organizes political protests across the country against the current administration. The search warrant "demands that DreamHost hand over 1.3 million visitor IP addresses to the disruptj20.org website, along with contact information, email content, and photos of thousands of people." DreamHost denied this request and the case is now headed to court. [post_title] => Federal Department Of Justice Requests Information On 1.3 Million Visitors To Anti-Trump Website [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => federal-department-justice-requests-information-1-3-million-visitors-anti-trump-website [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-08-20 19:51:13 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-08-20 19:51:13 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://factualuprising.com/?p=2305 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [8] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 2304 [post_author] => 1 [post_date] => 2017-08-20 19:35:44 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-08-20 19:35:44 [post_content] => Each visit by President Trump to his Mar-a-lago golf resort is estimated to cost $3.6 million.  While full details are not available about the cost, logistics, and timing of Presidential travel, "estimates of Mr Trump’s costs have been made based on a similar trip former President Barack Obama took to Florida by way of Chicago. On that trip, in February 2013, Mr Obama visited Palm Beach, Florida — the city where Mar-a-Lago is — after a short stop in his home city. That trip cost a total of $3.6 million, according to a report from the US Government Accountability Office." However, it isn't totally accurate to assume all trips of the same length are a similar cost:

"For example, a president could take two identical weekend trips to Palm Beach, both trips requiring a C-130 Hercules transport aircraft. But one trip could cost a good deal more than the other depending on where the C-130 has to fly in from. Military logistics could mean that one week it comes from Delaware, the next from Texas.

Or, if the president’s event schedule for one of the Palm Beach weekends requires a helicopter, an additional or bigger plane might be necessary to transport the helicopter."

Trump has so far played golf and visited golf courses more often than other recent presidents, doing so 41 times over the first 191 days of his presidency.  Assuming no difference in cost per trip, this still adds additional cost through an increase in total trips.  The latest proposed federal government spending bill includes an extra $58 million for more secret service coverage. This additional local travel is also an additional burden on local law enforcement.

Bedminster NJ, a location of a Trump golf course, estimates having to spend "$12,000 per day on his visits, and up to $300,000 over the course of the summer."

"The New York Police Department has said it spends up to $146,000 a day to protect first lady Melania Trump and their son, Barron, living at Trump Tower."

To cover security at Trump's Mar-a-lago Resort while he visits, "Palm Beach County, Florida, spends more than $60,000 a day when the president visits, mostly for law enforcement overtime."

The latest proposed spending bill also adds $61 million to reimburse local law enforcement for additional security.

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  • 30.4% of White students received need based scholarships
  • 52.9% of Black students received need based scholarships
  • 49.7% of Hispanic students received need based scholarships
  • 35.4% of Asian students received need based scholarships
  [caption id="attachment_2303" align="aligncenter" width="393"] SOURCE: U.S. Department Of Education (See Below Citations)[/caption] The average award amount for merit based scholarships was $4,700, and the average award amount for need based scholarships was $4,000. [post_title] => 37% Of Undergraduate Students Receive Need Based Scholarships, 13.9% Receive Merit Based Scholarships; Half Of Black And Hispanic Students And 1/3 Of White And Asian Students Receive Need Based Scholarships [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => 37-undergraduate-students-receive-need-based-scholarships-13-9-receive-merit-based-scholarships-half-black-hispanic-students-13-white-asian-students-receive-need-based-scholars [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-08-20 14:28:44 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-08-20 14:28:44 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://factualuprising.com/?p=2302 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) ) [post_count] => 10 [current_post] => -1 [in_the_loop] => [post] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 2320 [post_author] => 1 [post_date] => 2017-08-27 17:13:25 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-08-27 17:13:25 [post_content] => President Trump has endorsed the RAISE Act ("Reforming American Immigration for a Strong Economy"), first introduced by Republican Senators David Perdue (Georgia) and Tom Cotton (Arkansas) in February 2017, in an effort to reduce the number of immigrants to the U.S. from over 1 million a year to just over 500,000 a year. The bill reduces the number of green cards issued in the following ways: The bill has not yet been presented for a vote by either the Senate or the House of Representatives. [post_title] => Republican Senators And President Trump Push RAISE Act To Limit Number Of Green Cards Issued From 1 Million To 500K Annually [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => republican-senators-president-trump-push-raise-act-limit-number-green-cards-issued-1-million-500k-annually [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-08-27 17:13:25 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-08-27 17:13:25 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://factualuprising.com/?p=2320 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [comment_count] => 0 [current_comment] => -1 [found_posts] => 19 [max_num_pages] => 2 [max_num_comment_pages] => 0 [is_single] => [is_preview] => [is_page] => [is_archive] => 1 [is_date] => 1 [is_year] => [is_month] => 1 [is_day] => [is_time] => [is_author] => [is_category] => [is_tag] => [is_tax] => [is_search] => [is_feed] => [is_comment_feed] => [is_trackback] => [is_home] => [is_404] => [is_embed] => [is_paged] => [is_admin] => [is_attachment] => [is_singular] => [is_robots] => [is_posts_page] => [is_post_type_archive] => [query_vars_hash:WP_Query:private] => 341000db4af4019879b348410f87f385 [query_vars_changed:WP_Query:private] => [thumbnails_cached] => [stopwords:WP_Query:private] => [compat_fields:WP_Query:private] => Array ( [0] => query_vars_hash [1] => query_vars_changed ) [compat_methods:WP_Query:private] => Array ( [0] => init_query_flags [1] => parse_tax_query ) ) [paged] => 1 )
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