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Trump Changed the Name of an Important Federal Children’s Health Committee – Here’s Why It Still Hasn’t Done Anything

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President Donald Trump in February changed the name of a well-known Health and Human Services Dept. committee focused on children’s health, but has never appointed anyone to it. Trump changed the name of what was the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition to the “President’s Council on Sports, Fitness, and Nutrition.”

He literally took the time to swap two words, issuing an executive order revoking an earlier executive order issued by then-President Barack Obama.

The Obama order changed there name to add the word “Nutrition,” a focus championed by First Lady Michelle Obama. She was a strong advocate for the Council and toured the country with her “Let’s Move!” campaign.

“The Council shall be composed of up to 30 members,” Trump’s executive order notes. Yet after almost 15 months in office, the President has not appointed a single person to it.

The Council has been all but dormant. It has never had a meeting during Trump’s tenure. Its last blog post was January 3, 2018. The logo (above), however, was updated.

There is a Presidential Champions program, “a physical activity awards program designed to motivate individuals to make regular physical activity a permanent part of a healthy, active lifestyle.” It’s being discontinued in June.

There are supposed to be annual Council Awards, “for those who have contributed in various ways to the advancement or promotion of physical activity, fitness, sports, or nutrition nationwide.” None have been given during Trump’s tenure.

Raw Story’s Brad Reed reported on Monday this tweet from the First Daughter and Senior Advisor to the President, Ivanka Trump on Sunday:

Reed notes Ivanka Trump “showed ignorance of federal child nutrition and fitness programs that her own father has short changed,” and points to this response decimating her, from Ret. Gen. Mark Hertlin.

 

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Federal Officials Tell Bernie Sanders Russia Is Working to Help His Presidential Campaign: WaPo

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The Washington Post reports U.S. government officials have briefed Senator Bernie Sanders that Russia is working to assist his presidential campaign.

“President Trump and lawmakers on Capitol Hill have also been informed about the Russian assistance to the Vermont senator, according to people familiar with the matter,” the Post notes.

The type or extent of assistant Russia allegedly has undertaken is not known.

“I don’t care, frankly, who Putin wants to be president,” Sanders told The Washington Post in a statement. “My message to Putin is clear: Stay out of American elections, and as president I will make sure that you do.

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In Apparent Message, Trump Signs Surprise Pardon for Felon Convicted of Failing to Report Extortion and Bribery

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President Donald Trump Tuesday morning unexpectedly signed a full pardon for a man who was convicted of not reporting extortion, a $400,000 bribe he paid to the now-former governor of Louisiana.

Former San Francisco 49ers co-owner Edward DeBartolo, Jr. received the pardon from President trump, who appears once again to be using his power to pardon as a means of sending a message to those who might testify against him. Trump was impeached for extortion of Ukraine.

Voice of America News White House bureau chief Steve Herman breaks the news:

“After striking a deal to provide evidence against former Gov. Edwin W. Edwards of Louisiana,” The New York Times reported in 1998, “Edward J. DeBartolo Jr., the co-owner of the San Francisco 49ers, pleaded guilty today to concealing an alleged extortion plot by Mr. Edwards that involved the licensing of a riverboat casino.”

Trump signed the pardon today after meeting with former NFL greats, who spoke in favor of DeBartolo.

 

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CNN Anchor Destroys Trump Trade Advisor’s False Claims After Showing Viewers Obama’s Numbers Were Better Than Trump’s

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President Donald Trump’s Trade Advisor Peter Navarro had to take one for the team after delivering an especially partisan attack on the Obama economy because CNN anchor Poppy Harlow wasn’t having it.

Navarro repeatedly claimed the economy under President Barack Obama was “horrible,” even after Harlow posted numbers and charts that proved growth under the 44th president was far stronger than growth under Trump.

“It’s a great economy now. All I’m asking you is, wasn’t it a good economy then as well?” Harlow asked Navarro.

“No,” he insisted, launching in to a rant.

“Back in the Obama-Biden years it was horrible,” he claimed, all but ignoring the 2008 worldwide economic collapse that Obama inherited – while sneaking in the former vice president’s name in a particularly nasty partisan swipe, and possibly coming dangerously close to the crossing the line of the Hatch Act.

“It was a horrible economy during the Obama years,” he insisted, forcing Harlow to all but beg with him to listen to facts as she had the numbers put back up on the screen.

“Put your numbers up,” Navarro sneered.

“They’re not my numbers – these are from the Bureau of Economic Analysis.

Harlow told Navarro under Trump the economy has not seen one quarter with growth above 4%, but under Obama it happened four times. She also showed him that job growth under President Obama was 227,000 jobs per month on average for his last 36 months, but under President Trump’s first 36 months it’s just 191,000.

Navarro slammed Obama for having increased the debt. It’s increased far more under Trump.

Harlow reminded Navarro that Trump promised to eliminate the national debt if he was given two terms in office, yet the mosrt recent White House budget says that’s not going to happen.

“We still have five more years,” Navarro retorted.

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