Monday, Sept. 4

Š       The National Labor Relations Board issued formal charges to Elon Musk’s Tesla corporation for waging a “union-busting” campaign at its factories. http://readersupportednews.org/opinion2/277-75/45591-happy-labor-day-to-everyone-but-elon-musk

Š       US  Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley said North Korea’s actions show Kim Jong Un is “begging for war." https://www.yahoo.com/news/kim-jong-un-apos-begging-152700518.html

Š       Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos selected ex-dean of DeVry University, Julian Schmoke Jr., to head the department’s anti-fraud Student Aid Enforcement Unit. DeVry settled a $100 million suit in 2016 for defrauding students. http://readersupportednews.org/news-section2/318-66/45602-betsy-devos-trolls-america-picks-a-former-for-profit-college-dean-to-run-an-anti-fraud-squad

Š       Last week, WildEarth Guardians sued the US Fish and Wildlife Service to restore Endangered Species Act protections for grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. http://readersupportednews.org/news-section2/318-66/45599-battle-begins-to-restore-protections-for-greater-yellowstone-grizzly-bears

Š       The US urged the UN to impose the toughest sanctions possible on North Korea. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/sep/04/north-korea-nikki-haley-sanctions-nuclear-test-begging-for-war

Š       President Donald Trump nominated Congressman Tom Marino, a hard-liner on marijuana issues, to be director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, a position often referred to as drug czar. http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/41825-trump-picks-another-non-scientist-for-science-post-and-makes-a-disastrous-choice-for-drug-czar

Tuesday, Sept. 5

Š       Attorney General Jeff Sessions claimed the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program was unconstitutional, is being "rescinded," and said, "We cannot admit everyone who would like to come here." http://www.marketwatch.com/story/calling-daca-unconstitutional-sessions-says-program-being-rescinded-2017-09-05?siteid=bnbh

Š       The announcement to rescind DACA protections came with a six-month delay to allow Congress to find a solution. However, Dreamer’s whose status expires after the six-month cutoff cannot renew their visa status and are no longer shielded from deportation. No new DACA applications will be accepted. https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/wp/2017/09/05/dont-be-fooled-by-the-scam-that-trump-will-pull-today-on-daca/?undefined=&utm_term=.8a495d3d9c9e&wpisrc=nl_most&wpmm=1

Š       Federal judges reinstated a Texas voting law that a lower court said discriminates against voters of color. http://readersupportednews.org/news-section2/318-66/45626-two-right-wing-judges-reinstate-republican-backed-voter-suppression-law

Š       The Washington Examiner reported that the House Intelligence Committee, on Aug. 24, subpoenaed the FBI and Department of Justice for documents linking President Trump to Russia.

Wednesday, Sept. 6

Š       Vice Chairman of the Federal Reserve Stanley Fischer announced his resignation, effective Oct. 13, which will leave only three members of a seven-member board. http://www.marketwatch.com/story/vice-chairman-stanley-fischer-announces-resignation-from-the-fed-2017-09-06?siteid=bnbh

Š       Center for Food Safety sued the Trump Administration for failure to comply with federal law on the labeling of genetically engineered food. http://globaljusticeecology.org/trump-administration-sued-over-ge-food-labeling/

Š       Trump made a deal with Democrats to extend the debt limit and to aid victims of Hurricane Harvey. http://www.marketwatch.com/story/trump-agrees-to-fund-government-raise-debt-limit-to-dec-15-schumer-pelosi-say-2017-09-06?siteid=bnbh

Š       Activist Desiree Fairooz has been put on trial a second time by the Justice Department because she laughed at AG Sessions during his confirmation hearing. http://readersupportednews.org/opinion2/277-75/45631-focus-apparently-its-illegal-to-laugh-at-jeff-sessions

Š       Representatives of Facebook told congressional investigators that it sold ads during the presidential campaign to a Russian company seeking to target voters. http://readersupportednews.org/news-section2/318-66/45644-facebook-says-it-sold-political-ads-to-a-russian-qtroll-farmq-during-2016-election

Š       Fifteen states sued the Trump administration over the DACA repeal. http://readersupportednews.org/news-section2/318-66/45641-several-states-sue-trump-administration-over-daca-repeal

Thursday, Sept. 7

Š       The Justice Department filed a brief with the Supreme Court in support of a Colorado baker who refused to serve a same-sex couple. https://thinkprogress.org/trump-justice-department-sides-with-anti-gay-cake-baker-in-the-supreme-court-1eb7b71603f9/

Š       A USA Today investigation found that dozens of lobbyists, contractors and others who make their living influencing the government pay President Trump’s companies millions of dollars for membership in his private golf clubs. http://readersupportednews.org/news-section2/318-66/45642-trump-gets-millions-from-golf-members-ceos-and-lobbyists-get-access-to-president

Š       Donald Trump Jr. told Senate investigators that he set up a June 2016 meeting with a Russian lawyer to find damaging information about Hillary Clinton and her fitness to be president. http://readersupportednews.org/news-section2/318-66/45654-trump-jr-says-he-wanted-russian-dirt-to-determine-clintons-fitness-for-office

Š       Education Secretary Betsy DeVos announced plans to revoke Obama’s guidelines for investigating sexual assault. http://readersupportednews.org/news-section2/318-66/45660-devos-says-shell-rescind-obamas-title-ix-sexual-assault-guidelines

Š       A federal appeals court ruled that the Trump administration can't ban grandparents and other family members of citizens and legal residents from coming to the U.S. from six, mainly Muslim countries. http://readersupportednews.org/news-section2/318-66/45659-appeals-court-rules-trump-cant-ban-grandparents-and-other-family-members-from-entering-us

Š       Trump renewed a threat to use military force against North Korea. https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/china-will-back-fresh-un-sanctions-on-north-korea-over-nuclear-tests/2017/09/07/afc6ac52-93a9-11e7-b9bc-b2f7903bab0d_story.html?utm_term=.5a95781ade63&wpisrc=nl_most&wpmm=1

Friday, Sept. 8

Š       Trump tweeted that churches “should be entitled to reimbursement from FEMA Relief Funds” days after three churches in Texas sued FEMA to demand access to funds normally reserved for non-profits not associated with any religion. http://readersupportednews.org/news-section2/318-66/45696-trump-sides-with-churches-suing-his-own-administration-over-harvey-relief-funds

Š       The U.S. urged the UN Security Council to impose a new North Korean naval blockade and oil embargo. https://www.commondreams.org/news/2017/09/09/trump-urge-un-impose-north-korean-naval-blockade-oil-embargo

Š       House Republicans voted against forcing Trump to release his tax returns. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/trump-tax-returns-republicans-vote-to-keep-secret-a7937296.html

Saturday, Sept. 9

Š       Special Counsel Mueller alerted the White House that his team will probably seek to interview six top current and former advisers to Trump in the Russia probe. http://readersupportednews.org/news-section2/318-66/45679-mueller-gives-white-house-names-of-6-aides-for-questioning-in-russia-probe

Š       The Washington Post reported that Russia’s oligarchical class, in backing Trump, sought not only to disrupt U.S. politics but to reverse sanctions. Trump hoped to receive a major influx of money from a proposed Trump Tower in Moscow. http://readersupportednews.org/opinion2/277-75/45682-focus-the-case-for-trump-russia-collusion-were-getting-very-very-close

Š       CBS News correspondent Julianna Goldman obtained a copy of the 2015 letter of intent for the proposed "Trump World Tower Moscow” that was sent by Felix Sater to Trump’s lawyer. http://readersupportednews.org/news-section2/318-66/45689-trump-moscow-letter-of-intent-divulged

Sunday, Sept. 10

Š       Senators Lindsey Graham and Bill Cassidy announced plans to introduce a new plan to repeal Obamacare that lets states decide whether or not to keep the Obamacare. http://readersupportednews.org/opinion2/277-75/45705-republicans-claim-that-their-new-plan-to-repeal-obamacare-is-a-moderate-compromise-lol

Š       Trump’s former chief strategist Stephen Bannon declared war against the Republican congressional leadership and called on Gary Cohn, Trump’s top economic adviser, to resign. https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/bannon-declares-war-with-republican-leadership-in-congress/2017/09/10/57c08fa2-9668-11e7-87fc-c3f7ee4035c9_story.html?utm_term=.9d520362e558&wpisrc=nl_most&wpmm=1