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In Trump’s latest move to roll back reproductive care and education, the White House has cut Obama-era grants aimed to help reduce teen pregnancy.

Source: Perspectives: The Trump Administration Just Axed $213M From Teen Pregnancy Prevention

 

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An analysis by the Kaiser Family Foundation found that actions by the Trump administration are triggering double-digit premium increases on individual health insurance policies.

Source: Perspectives: AP — Study says Trump moves trigger health premium jumps for 2018

 

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Staff at the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) have been told to avoid using the term climate change in their work, with the officials instructed to reference ‘weather extremes’ instead.

Source: Perspectives: Guardian — US federal department is censoring use of term ‘climate change’, emails reveal

 

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Recognizing the history of racist attempts to prevent black people from voting, the VRA forced states to adhere to federal guidelines allowing citizens access to the polls. But decades later these rights are still under attack. States across the country have adopted voter suppression laws and the Trump administration could try to implement similar measures at the national level.

Source: Perspectives: We Must Honor the Voting Rights Act by Restoring It (VIDEOS)

 

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Attorney general Jeff Sessions said on Friday that the Department of Justice has “tripled the number of active leak investigations,” and has devoted new FBI resources to cracking down on leakers and promising that the department was reviewing its approach to subpoenaing journalists. An opinion by Dan Rather.

Source: Perspectives: Newsweek — Trump Administration Threatens Freedom of the Press in New Leaks Crackdown

 

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On Election Day 2016, South Carolina alone recorded nearly 150,000 attempts to penetrate its voter-registration system, according to a post-election report by the South Carolina State Election Commission.

Source: Perspectives: Robert Reich: The Trump Administration is Doing Nothing — Nada– Zero — to Prevent Elections Hacking

 

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The Senate’s Obamacare repeal bill would result in reductions in federal Medicaid funding to states ranging from 27 percent to 39 percent by 2036. Trump to get elected said one thing but meant another regarding these important issues — Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid.

Source: Perspectives: Politico — States may see federal Medicaid funding decline up to 39 percent under repeal

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