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Debra Brown | Friday July 28th 2017

Transgender Ban

In the news this week By Team ATPB

With the state of current affairs in the US and around the world, we’re staying up to date on as much news as we can. Like many of you, we devour everything that is published on the Trump administration in an effort to keep informed about its horrible policies and so that we can share them with everyone we know (read about them every month in Nia’s “F*ck Donald Trump” series). Here’s a list of the articles and headlines about Trump and beyond that caught our attention this weekend. Check back every Monday and Friday for weekly updates. And, please share any articles that catch your attention, because sharing information is one of the most important things you can do at this moment.

 

Boy Scouts Apologize Over President Trump’s Remarks at Jamboree.

Facing an angry backlash from parents and former members, the chief executive of the Boy Scouts of America apologized on Thursday for political remarks made by President Trump at the organization’s National Jamboree this week. In the speech, Trump crowed over his election victory, attacked the news media and criticized Hillary Clinton and former President Barack Obama.

 

Trump Says Transgender People Will Not Be Allowed in the Military.

President Trump abruptly announced a ban on transgender people serving in the military on Wednesday that reversed a year-old policy. Trump made the declaration on Twitter, saying that American forces could not afford the “tremendous medical costs and disruption” of transgender service members. Studies show that the military spends five times as much on Viagra as it would on transgender troops’ medical care.

 

Demonstrators gather outside Capitol to protest GOP ObamaCare repeal.

Hundreds of protesters took to the streets for a demonstration organized by Planned Parenthood Thursday night, carrying signs and banners reading “Don’t take away our healthcare” and “I stand with Planned Parenthood.”

 

House Passes Spending Bill That Includes Over $1 Billion in Border-Wall Funding.

The House passed a $788 billion spending bill Thursday that combines a $1.6 billion down payment for President Donald Trump’s controversial border wall with Mexico with a whopping budget increase for the Pentagon.

 

Senate Rejects GOP Proposal to Repeal Obamacare.

Seven Republicans joined all Democrats in rejecting an amendment by Rand Paul of Kentucky that would have repealed most of former President Obama’s health care law, with a two-year delay but no replacement. Congress passed nearly identical legislation in 2015 and sent it to Obama, who vetoed it.

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