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While North Carolina voters are typically close to evenly split between Republicans and Democrats, Republicans control 10 of the 13 Congressional seats in the state. "The groups and individuals that sued alleged GOP mapmakers manipulated the lines of the state's 13 districts in 2016 using political data to ensure Republicans retained a 10-3 majority within the delegation." "The three judges had ruled unanimously in January that the state’s House map violated the First and 14th Amendments by unfairly giving one group of voters — Republicans — a bigger voice than others in choosing representatives.  But the Supreme Court declined in June to hear an appeal in the case, sending it back for reconsideration under guidelines it had set out in a different case about who had legal standing to challenge the map."   [post_title] => North Carolina's Congressional Voting District Maps Ruled Unconstitutional And Unfairly Favoring Republican Candidates For The Second Time [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => north-carolinas-congressional-voting-district-maps-ruled-unconstitutional-unfairly-favoring-republican-candidates-second-time [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2018-09-02 12:54:57 [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-09-02 12:54:57 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://factualuprising.com/?p=2656 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [1] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 2650 [post_author] => 1 [post_date] => 2018-08-25 14:03:10 [post_date_gmt] => 2018-08-25 14:03:10 [post_content] => "The Trump administration on Tuesday [August 21, 2018] proposed relaxing pollution standards for power plants nationwide" as a replacement for the “Clean Power Plan”, an Obama Administration policy that aimed to reduce carbon emissions from power plants across the United States by 32% from 2005-2030 and that set "carbon dioxide limits for each state and encouraged the shuttering of coal plants." The plan "increases the authority given to states to decide how and how much to regulate existing coal power plants" allowing states to relax standards for power plant pollution. The proposed Trump Administration plan would ultimately "coal-fired plants to run longer if they became more efficient, which could increase the total amount of soot and smog-forming pollutants they emit. The EPA projects that the rule could lead to 470 to 1,400 premature deaths each year compared with the Obama-era rule."   [post_title] => Trump Administration Proposes "Affordable Clean Energy Rule" That Loosens Power Plant Pollution Standards And Allows Coal Power Plants To Run Longer [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => trump-administration-proposes-affordable-clean-energy-rule-loosens-power-plant-pollution-standards-allows-coal-power-plants-run-longer [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2018-08-25 14:03:10 [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-08-25 14:03:10 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://factualuprising.com/?p=2650 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [2] => 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 ) [3] => 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 ) [4] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 2562 [post_author] => 1 [post_date] => 2018-03-30 13:04:12 [post_date_gmt] => 2018-03-30 13:04:12 [post_content] => "Trump signed a presidential memorandum Thursday [March 22, 2018] directing his trade representative to draw up a long list of Chinese products to which the tariffs would be applied. The list will be made public in 15 days, and the tariffs would take effect after a period of public comment." On Tuesday April 3, 2018 the Trump Administration announced a 25% tariff on approximately 1,300 different Chinese products, focusing mostly on technology and machinery.  The total dollar amount of products affected by the tariffs is approximately $50 billion each year. "The administration will hold a public hearing on the submissions on May 15 in Washington, and companies will have until May 22 to file final objections." In response to these tariffs of Chinese products, "China issued a list of tariffs against $50 billion in U.S. goods, including soybeans and small aircraft." Trump then threatened an additional $100 billion of tariffs on Chinese products. On Sunday May 20, 2018, "Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the Trump administration is putting its trade war with China “on hold” after two days of talks in Washington that he said had produced agreement on increased Chinese purchases of American products and measures to make it easier for U.S. companies to operate in China." [post_title] => Trump Administration Announces 25% Tariff On Approximately 1,300 Chinese Products Valued At $50 Billion Per Year; China Responds With $50 Billion In Tariffs On American Products; Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin Puts "Trade War" "On Hold" [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => trump-administration-preparing-50-billion-tariffs-chinese-products [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2018-05-20 21:03:55 [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-05-20 21:03:55 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://factualuprising.com/?p=2562 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [5] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 2559 [post_author] => 1 [post_date] => 2018-03-25 12:19:38 [post_date_gmt] => 2018-03-25 12:19:38 [post_content] => "The Trump administration has sought to reverse more than 60 environmental rules, according to a New York Times analysis, based on research from Harvard Law School’s Environmental Regulation Rollback Tracker, Columbia Law School’s Climate Tracker and other sources."   [caption id="attachment_2560" align="aligncenter" width="594"] SOURCE: New York Times (See Below Citations)[/caption]   View the updated list here. [post_title] => More Than 60 Rules And Regulations Protecting The Environment Have Been Overturned Or Are In The Process Of Being Overturned During The Trump Administration [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => 60-rules-regulations-protecting-environment-overturned-progress-overturned-trump-administration [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2018-05-19 13:54:59 [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-05-19 13:54:59 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://factualuprising.com/?p=2559 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [6] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 2558 [post_author] => 1 [post_date] => 2018-03-24 19:19:56 [post_date_gmt] => 2018-03-24 19:19:56 [post_content] => On Monday March 19, 2018 the Governor of Mississippi signed a bill into law that prohibits most abortions after 15 weeks. The "only exceptions are if a fetus has health problems making it 'incompatible with life' outside of the womb at full term, or if a pregnant woman's life or a 'major bodily function' is threatened by pregnancy. Pregnancies resulting from rape and incest aren't exempted." The bill was blocked by a Federal judge the next day.  "The judge’s ruling blocks the measure for 10 days, while he considers arguments on whether to stop the law from taking effect until the outcome of a full legal challenge." "State law previously banned abortion at 20 weeks after conception, in line with limits in 17 other states." [post_title] => Mississippi Enacts Law Banning Most Abortions After 15 Weeks; Law Temporarily Blocked By Federal Judge One Day Later To Allow For Legal Challenges [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => mississippi-enacts-law-banning-abortions-15-weeks-law-temporarily-blocked-federal-judge-one-day-later-allow-legal-challenges [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2018-03-24 19:19:56 [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-03-24 19:19:56 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://factualuprising.com/?p=2558 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [7] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 2469 [post_author] => 1 [post_date] => 2018-01-13 13:23:43 [post_date_gmt] => 2018-01-13 13:23:43 [post_content] => A panel of Federal Judges ordered North Carolina to redraw Congressional district maps "after the state's Republicans conceded that they drew the maps to disenfranchise Democratic voters." According to 2016 election results, "Republican House members representing North Carolina won 53 percent of the statewide popular vote, but took 10 out of 13, or 77 percent, of the state's congressional seats. If their seat haul had matched their popular vote total, they would have taken just seven out of 13 House seats." [post_title] => Federal Court Orders North Carolina To Redraw Congressional Districts "After The State Republicans Conceded That They Drew The Maps To Disenfranchise Democratic Voters" [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => federal-court-orders-north-carolina-redraw-congressional-districts-state-republicans-conceded-drew-maps-disenfranchise-democratic-voters [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2018-01-13 13:23:43 [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-01-13 13:23:43 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://factualuprising.com/?p=2469 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [8] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 2433 [post_author] => 1 [post_date] => 2017-11-25 15:50:33 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-11-25 15:50:33 [post_content] => On December 14, 2017 the FCC repealed "net neutrality" rules, passed in 2015 under President Obama, that prevent "broadband providers from blocking or slowing down access to content or charging consumers more for certain content. They were intended to ensure a free and open internet, give consumers equal access to web content and prevent broadband service providers from favoring their own content." "Some consumer groups fear that without the rules, Internet providers could begin charging some websites or services more to reach their customers...they also say Internet providers could artificially speed up services they own or have special relationships with, to the detriment of start-ups and small businesses." Comments about the process submitted to the FCC have been questionable as well.  An FCC spokesperson noted that "7.5 million comments filed in favor of the regulations that appeared to come from 45,000 distinct email addresses, 'all generated by a single fake e-mail generator website.' Some 400,000 comments backing the rules, he said, appeared to originate from a mailing address based in Russia." [post_title] => UPDATE: FCC Repeals "Net Neutrality" Rules Which Prohibit Charging More For Or Changing Access Speeds Of Certain Internet Content, Sites, Or Services [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => fcc-vote-keeping-net-neutrality-rules-prohibit-charging-changing-access-speeds-certain-internet-content-sites-services [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-12-16 13:09:17 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-12-16 13:09:17 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://factualuprising.com/?p=2433 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [9] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 2421 [post_author] => 1 [post_date] => 2017-11-12 13:38:12 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-11-12 13:38:12 [post_content] => On Tuesday October 24, 2017 the Senate voted to repeal a rule that would allow consumers to engage in class action lawsuits against large financial institutions.  The Senate vote was 50-50, with Vice President Pence casting the tie breaking vote. The rule was issued in July of 2017 by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in an effort to protect the rights of individual consumers to"join together to pursue justice and relief through group lawsuits" on behalf of all consumers harmed, even when the "amounts at stake are small", such as excess fees and charges on bank accounts. [post_title] => Senate Votes To Block Class Action Lawsuits Against Financial Institutions [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => senate-votes-block-class-action-lawsuits-financial-institutions [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-11-12 13:38:12 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-11-12 13:38:12 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://factualuprising.com/?p=2421 [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] => 2656 [post_author] => 1 [post_date] => 2018-09-02 12:54:57 [post_date_gmt] => 2018-09-02 12:54:57 [post_content] => "A panel of three federal judges again declared North Carolina’s congressional district map to be unconstitutional, ruling on Monday that it was gerrymandered to unfairly favor Republican candidates." While North Carolina voters are typically close to evenly split between Republicans and Democrats, Republicans control 10 of the 13 Congressional seats in the state. "The groups and individuals that sued alleged GOP mapmakers manipulated the lines of the state's 13 districts in 2016 using political data to ensure Republicans retained a 10-3 majority within the delegation." "The three judges had ruled unanimously in January that the state’s House map violated the First and 14th Amendments by unfairly giving one group of voters — Republicans — a bigger voice than others in choosing representatives.  But the Supreme Court declined in June to hear an appeal in the case, sending it back for reconsideration under guidelines it had set out in a different case about who had legal standing to challenge the map."   [post_title] => North Carolina's Congressional Voting District Maps Ruled Unconstitutional And Unfairly Favoring Republican Candidates For The Second Time [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => north-carolinas-congressional-voting-district-maps-ruled-unconstitutional-unfairly-favoring-republican-candidates-second-time [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2018-09-02 12:54:57 [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-09-02 12:54:57 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://factualuprising.com/?p=2656 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [comment_count] => 0 [current_comment] => -1 [found_posts] => 37 [max_num_pages] => 4 [max_num_comment_pages] => 0 [is_single] => [is_preview] => [is_page] => [is_archive] => 1 [is_date] => [is_year] => [is_month] => [is_day] => [is_time] => [is_author] => [is_category] => 1 [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] => 95b05447d3649a47b5414ac7e6acc654 [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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