Other Features Of The Bill
How does the aid for small businesses and nonprofits work?
Good news here, as you may be eligible for forgivable loans. Our colleague Emily Flitter covered the details in a separate article. Aides to Senator Marco Rubio, Republican of Florida, also wrote a one-page summary of those provisions.
Will there be damage to my credit report if I take advantage of any virus-related payment relief, including the student loan suspension?
No. There is not supposed to be, at least.
The bill states that during the period beginning on Jan. 31 and continuing 120 days after the end of the national emergency declaration, lenders and others should mark your credit file as current, even if you take advantage of payment modifications.
If you had black marks in your file before the virus hit, those will remain unless you fix the issues during the emergency period.
Credit reporting agencies can make errors. Be sure to check your credit report a few times each year, especially if you accept any help from any financial institution or biller this year.
What if I find black marks anyway?
File a dispute with the credit bureau, but it may take a while to fix them. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has told credit bureaus and others that during the pandemic they can take longer than the usual 30 to 45 days to meet the dispute-response deadline, as long as they are making good faith efforts.
Is there any relief for renters in the bill?
The Fbi Was Looking For Michael Cohens Communications With David Pecker During This Weeks Raid
On Monday, April 9, the FBI raided Cohens office and a hotel room where he had been staying. Per later reports describing their warrant, agents were looking for information on Cohens $130,000 payment to Daniels shortly before Election Day 2016.
But thats not all they wanted the New York Times reports that they also wanted all communications Cohen had had with AMIs David Pecker, as well as National Enquirer editor Dylan Howard . Agents were also looking for any information Cohen might have on AMIs $150,000 payment to Karen McDougal. And they sought Cohens communications with Trump himself, and other Trump associates, about potential sources of negative publicity before the election.
The idea that a tabloid magazine editor might slant his coverage to help a friend may not sound so outrageous. But the fact that such large sums of money were involved seems to have caught investigators interest. Was this a major, off-the-books spending operation aimed at making problems for Trumps presidential campaign go away? And since weve just learned of a new AMI Trump hush money payment this week, how many other payments dont we know about?
Common Cause, the left-leaning watchdog group, strongly believes that the McDougal payment was not a legitimate press function, and has filed a Federal Election Commission complaint against both Trump and American Media Inc. over the payment, calling it an illegal corporate in-kind contribution to the 2016 Trump campaign.
There Is Little Agreement On Whether Trumps Tax Cut Child Care Immigration And Other Policies Have Been Good For Families But Paid Leave Gets Thumbs Up
President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump, right, sit with children during the annual White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House on Monday, April 22, 2019, in Washington.
Andrew Harnik, Associated Press
SALT LAKE CITY Americans pondering whether President Donald Trump has helped families during his nearly four years in office are finding the answer depends on which policies they like.
But nearly everyone points to paid parental leave for federal employees as a positive step toward helping families. Many experts have pushed for a far-reaching, universal federal leave policy, but they say this is finally a start.
Thats the first time that theres been a program, at least at the federal level, said Daniel L. Carlson, associate professor of family, health and policy in the Department of Family and Consumer Studies at the University of Utah.
Theres less agreement on the extent that policies during Trumps term have been family-friendly.
During the just-concluded national GOP convention, first daughter and White House adviser Ivanka Trump lauded the presidents work on behalf of families, noting the largest-ever increase of child care funding, an increase in the child tax credit, and creation of the Farmers to Family Food Box Program.
Family policy during Trumps presidency
Appreciation for paid parental leave skyrocketed, too.
Families in pandemic
Time with children
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Government Documents Reveal Poor Conditions
In December 2019, documents which were obtained during a lawsuit revealed that the Office of Refugee Resettlement, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services knew that the resettlement camps which housed many separated immigrant families were in poor condition and created health problems for some as well. The Inspector General also concluded that U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers didnt accurately record possible family relationships between adults and 1,233 children detained between October 2017 and mid-February 2019.
In January 2021, the Inspector General for the Department of Justice concluded an investigation into the “zero tolerance” policy, finding that: department leaders underestimated the difficulty of implementing it, failed to tell local prosecutors and others that children would be separated failed to understand that separations would last longer than a few hours and failed to halt the policy after that was discovered. The findings led Rod Rosenstein, who had been Trump’s Attorney General at the time the policy was enforced, to admit that family separations “should never have been implemented”. According to an NBC News report on the investigation, “The report could provide a road map for the incoming Biden administration to investigate those responsible for a policy President-elect Joe Biden has called criminal.”
Donald Trump Jr Was Once Allegedly Assaulted By His Dad In Public
Following his parents’ divorce, Donald Trump Jr. had a notably strained relationship with his father. He and his siblings reportedly leaned on their mother’s father, Milos Zelnicek, for emotional support, spending summers with his grandpa in Czechoslovakia. His mother credited Zelnicek with providing him “a father figure” since “Donald was not around that much. They would have to go to his office to say hello to him before going to school.” While he apparently shied away from the city life and opted for a more outdoorsy upbringing, he did follow in his father’s footsteps to attend the University of Pennsylvania.
There, he allegedly developed a reputation for hard partying, and someone who attended school with him reported seeing Donald Trump get very aggressive with his son during a visit. In a , one classmate of Donald Trump Jr.’s remembered, “I walked out of the room to find Donald Trump at his son’s door, there to pick him up for a baseball game. Don Jr. opened the door, wearing a Yankee jersey. Without saying a word, his father slapped him across the face, knocking him to the floor in front of all of his classmates. He simply said ‘put on a suit and meet me outside,’ and closed the door.” The classmate went on to add, “He absolutely despised his father, and hated the attention that his last name afforded him.” This incident wasn’t the last time the elder Trump would openly accost his son for embarrassing him.
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The National Enquirer Has Taken Down Politicians Before But Also Maintained A Tight Alliance With Trump
American Media Inc.s disinclination to pursue these Trump stories is, at first glance, puzzling. This is a company that, on Thursday, April 12, was running pieces speculating that Michael Jackson might still be alive. Yet its also a publication that has broken important and accurate stories of affairs in the past, most notably the story of John Edwardss affair and child with Rielle Hunter.
Yet the New Yorkers Ronan Farrow has reported that the company was known to sometimes use a tabloid industry practice called catch and kill on major celebrity scandal stories. That is: It would pay for exclusive rights to a sources story about a scandal, and deliberately never publish it. Farrow writes that, per one company sources, AMIs CEO and chair David Pecker used the unpublished stories as leverage over some celebrities in order to pressure them to pose for his magazines or feed him stories.
With Trump, there was an added personal element. Pecker told the New Yorkers Jeffrey Toobin last year that Trump is a personal friend of mine they met in the 1990s, he joined Mar-a-Lago in 2003, and he attended Trumps wedding to Melania. Trump would frequently be a source for Enquirer stories, and in return, the magazine would avoid covering him negatively.
Then there was the $30,000 payment to Sajudin so he wouldnt come forward with the love child story, in November 2015.
Tiffany Trump Child Support Payments Would Have Been Stopped By Donald If She Joined The Military: Prenup
President Donald Trump’s newly revealed prenuptial agreement with his second wife Marla Maples contains rules regarding their daughter Tiffany Trump specifically on circumstances under which his child support payments for her would end early.
The 1993 prenup, obtained and reported by Vanity Fair on Tuesday, established that Donald Trump would halt $100,000 child support payments for Tiffany Trump when she turned 21 years old, or earlier if she joined the military, the Peace Corps., or landed a full-time job.
“The way it was drawn up is ironclad and shows how wary he was,” divorce lawyer Raoul Felder, who has represented Trump’s attorney Rudy Giuliani, told the magazine after reading the prenup. “He was leaving nothing to chance.”
The prenup was a reflection of Trump’s fierce desire to guard his money at a time when he faced bankruptcy from three Atlantic City casinos and debt.
Trump negotiated to pay Maples just $1 million if they divorced within five years, and an additional $1 million to purchase a house. Maples reportedly had requested $25 million.
Maples gave birth to Tiffany Trump in October 1993 and wanted to marry soon after. Besides that, Donald Trump warmed up to the idea of marrying Maples because his conservative parents were not happy he had a daughter out of wedlock, and the marriage could calm investors as he prepared to go public with his casinos to pay his debts.
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Memo Rescinding Daca Vacated
The Court affirmed the opinion of the NAACP case filed in the D.C. federal district court and vacated former Acting DHS Secretary Dukes memo rescinding DACA. In the Courts words:
Here the agency failed to consider the conspicuous issues of whether to retain forbearance and what if anything to do about the hardship to DACA recipients. That dual failure raises doubts about whether the agency appreciated the scope of its discretion or exercised that discretion in a reasonable manner. The appropriate recourse is therefore to remand to DHS so that it may consider the problem anew.
Our Rating: Partly False
We rate this claim PARTLY FALSE, based on our research. The claim mistakes nine pieces of anti-human trafficking legislation for executive orders signed by Trump to combat child trafficking. The president has only signed two executive orders, one concerning child trafficking and another to prevent international trafficking. It is true that the president has signed eight bills expressly targeting human trafficking since 2017.
Spring Into June With Some Of These Celebrity Birthdays
After insisting for a week that only Congress could put an end to his zero tolerance policy of taking migrant children from their parents, President Trump on Wednesday caved to mounting pressure and said he would sign an order ending the separations.
Were meeting right now on immigration, and we are very strong at the border and very strong on security, Trump said at the White House.
We want security for our country. The Republicans want security, and insist on security for our country, and we will have that and keep families together. Its very important. Ill be signing something in a little while thats going to do that, he added in a dramatic about-face after days of mounting outrage including criticism by Pope Francis.
The order would expand the time that minors could be held in custody, which would allow families to remain together, The New York Times reported.
That could also mean that the kids would be kept in custody far longer than they can be held now.
The announcement was the first time Trump acknowledged the reality that he could use his presidential pen to reverse at least parts of his immigration policy.
The president, during a meeting with top GOP lawmakers and other officials, excoriated Democrats, repeating without evidence his charge that they want open borders and that the US would be overrun by millions of people.
The commander-in-chief also accused human traffickers of using children as a free pass to enter the country.
Allegations Of Forced Medication And Mistreatment
There are concerns that the facilities that children were held in may have in the past been associated with the forcible drugging of children. The Texas Tribune reported that detained children who had previously been held at the Shiloh Treatment Center said they had been forcibly treated with antipsychotic drugs by the facility personnel, based on legal filings from a class action lawsuit. According to the filings, the drugs made the children listless, dizzy and incapacitated, and in some cases unable to walk. According to a mother, after receiving the drug, her child repeatedly fell, hitting her head and eventually ending up in a wheel chair. Another child said she tried to open a window, at which point one of the supervisors hurled her against a door, choked her until she fainted and had a doctor forcibly administer an injection while she was being held down by two guards. A forensic psychiatrist consulted by the Tribune compared the practice to what “the old Soviet Union used to do“.
The treatment center is one of the companies that have been investigated on charges of mistreating children, although the federal government continues to employ the private agency which runs it as a federal contractor.
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The Claim: The President Signed 9 Executive Orders To Combat Child Trafficking
President Donald Trump’s anti-human trafficking stance has become a hallmark of his administration. Daughter and adviser Ivanka Trump has spurred the president’s investment in anti-trafficking measures since the beginning of his term. She called trafficking an “ugly stain on civilization” at the unveiling of the Trafficking in Persons report at the State Department in 2017, according to CNN.
Ivanka Trump’s work to mitigate human trafficking globally is also well-documented, from a meeting with survivors in Italy to her influence in the Oval Office.
During her speech at the Republican National Convention in August, Trump mentioned nine pieces of anti-trafficking legislation passed during the Trump administration.
“To protect the most vulnerable among us, Ive worked alongside the president as he signed into law nine pieces of legislation to combat the evil of human trafficking,” Ivanka Trump said, according to a transcript on the transcription blog Rev.
A claim posted to Facebook days later appeared to reflect Trump’s statement, but it referenced nine executive orders instead of laws.
“Our President has signed 9 Executive Orders to combat child trafficking!” user Doug Ellingson posted on Aug. 29. “Ask yourself why you don’t know this? Who is fighting to keep it from you? And why don’t they want you to know?”