DONALD TRUMP’S LIFESTYLE COULD COST TAXPAYERS NEARLY $1 BILLION

  President Donald Trump, son Barron and wife Melania stepped off Air Force One in Palm Beach on March 17, 2017. By Mandel Ngan/Getty Images. When Donald Trump won the election in November, there was an expectation that the 70-year-old billionaire would undergo a transformation. Gone would be the harsh campaign rhetoric and the unspecific policy plans. Gone, too, would be the comforts of his gaudy, flamboyant lifestyle. He would stop tweeting, stop self-promoting, and relinquish his businesses. The magnitude of his powerful new role and the sheer awe of…

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Meghan Markle shares a series of uplifting lifestyle mantras as she hints at ‘uncertain times’ (on the day of Donald Trump’s inauguration)

As well as being a successful actress and the girlfriend of one of the world’s most famous royals, she is a self-styled lifestyle blogger. And Meghan Markle has taken to her website once again to share a series of ‘quotes to live by’ – on the day of Donald Trump’s inauguration as President of the United States. The Suits actress posted mantras from figures including Oprah Winfrey, Gandhi and Mother Teresa on her website The Tig on Friday. Scroll down for video Meghan Markle took to her website on Friday to…

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President Donald Trump’s first executive order called a “bomb” by one health care expert

Donald Trump’s first order of business as president was to sign an executive order instructing federal agencies to relieve the “burdens” of the Affordable Care Act. The vague language of the action left many wondering what implications this has for consumers, doctors, hospitals and insurers. The primary purpose of the order appeared to be the elimination of the insurance mandate: This provision of the ACA requires all Americans to have health insurance or pay a tax penalty. The mandate was written into the law, however, so an executive order cannot exactly repeal that provision. But…

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Donald Trump Just Derailed California’s Boldest Health Care Plan

A California lawmaker is calling the state’s recent decision to nix a proposal that would provide health insurance to undocumented immigrants under Obamacare “the first California casualty of the Trump presidency,” the Sacramento Bee reports. The Golden State has been pursuing a controversial federal government waiver that would open up health coverage to as many as 390,000 undocumented adults in California. Democratic Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill to that effect last summer. Click here to subscribe to Brainstorm Health Daily, our brand new newsletter about health innovations. But final…

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School’s out: Inside Donald Trump’s extremest education agenda

Donald Trump’s election to the U.S. presidency left education policy experts at a complete loss to explain what this would mean for the nation’s schools. During his campaign, Trump gave few clues about what would inform his education leadership, only that he had some antipathy for the Department of Education, he was no fan of Common Core and he would advocate for more “school choice.” After his election, experienced education journalists at Education Week predicted Trump would embrace conservative Beltway think tanks and state education policy leaders who had bristled under the rule of…

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Donald Trump dismisses as ‘fake news’ claims that Russia gathered compromising information about him

Donald Trump has dismissed as “fake news”, claims that Russia officials had developed compromising and embarrassing information about him in an attempt to exert influence over him. In a tweet written entirely in capital letters, the President-elect said: “Fake news – a total political witch hunt.” For now, he provided no other details, or evidence. The blunt comment came amid a flurry of reports that said senior US intelligence officials last week presented to both President Barack Obama and Mr Trump, a summary of unconfirmed reports that said Russia had…

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Donald Trump and K-12 Education: Five Things to Watch in 2017

Happy New Year! It’s officially time to start writing 2017 on your checks. The presidential transition means an especially busy start to the year. President-elect Donald Trump may not have talked much about education on the campaign trail, but the first part of the year will tell us a lot about the direction he wants to go and how much of a priority he places on the issue. What’s more, we’ll get a glimpse of how well he’s able to work with Congress on K-12, not to mention early and…

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Here’s where Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump stand on education

Education policy has largely been a second-tier issue in the 2016 presidential election. Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, the Democratic and Republican presidential nominees, have focused their comments and discussions mostly on issues like national security, trade, and an email scandal. Still, in Trump’s case, education discussions have followed him as he remains enmeshed in multiple lawsuits filed by former students of Trump University that accuse him of defrauding thousands of customers with worthless classes on real estate and investing. In any case, both Trump and Clinton have given some…

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Why Donald Trump’s Education Policies Are Bad For Our Students

I’m tired, I have a headache and I’m really glad the debates are over. Like most Americans, I have post-presidential debate hangover syndrome. Watching the debates and then arguing about them with friends (and a few strangers) into the wee hours of the morning can do that to you. Now that I’ve had a little time to reflect, what I find striking about the debates is that we heard the candidates’ views on a range of issues, but we didn’t hear much regarding their thoughts on education, especially from Donald…

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Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton? Small businesses sound off on health-care reform

With November elections just over a month away, small-business owners are wondering what a new administration might mean for the nation’s health-care system. The candidates have squared off on whether or not the Affordable Care Act, President Obama’s sweeping health-care reform law often referred to as Obamacare, should survive. Hillary Clinton has talked about strengthening the landmark act, while Donald Trump has vowed to repeal the law on his first day of office. Photographer | Collection | Getty Images The dueling ideas have Pedro Alfonso concerned. The chairman and CEO…

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