Melissa Greenberg

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Today’s News & Commentary — April 13, 2017

Published April 13th, 2017 -

Yesterday, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued a memorandum calling on the heads of federal agencies to “begin taking immediate actions to achieve near-term workforce reductions.”  This memorandum replaces the federal hiring freeze President... More »

Today’s News and Commentary — March 30, 2017

Published March 30th, 2017 -

The New York Times reports that Ivanka Trump, daughter of President Trump, “is becoming an official government employee.”  She will serve as an unpaid adviser with the title of assistant to the president.  This move appears to have been spurred by criticism fr... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — March 16, 2017

Published March 16th, 2017 -

Federal judges in Hawaii and Maryland dealt a blow to President Trump’s revised travel ban yesterday.  In Honolulu, U.S. District Court Judge Derrick K. Watson granted a nationwide temporary restraining order preventing the Trump Administration’s executi... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — March 2, 2017

Published March 2nd, 2017 -

The Wall Street Journal reports that the Trump Administration has developed a new draft policy deemphasizing the role that the World Trade Organization plays in trade enforcement.  Instead, the Administration would rely more aggressively on U.S. law and “all p... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — February 16, 2017

Published February 16th, 2017 -

Employees at Boeing’s South Carolina plant voted against unionization yesterday.  The company stated that 74 percent of employees who cast votes in the election voted against the union.  The International Association of Machinists’ lead organizer, ... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — February 2, 2017

Published February 2nd, 2017 -

The Washington Post reports that the hold up in scheduling Labor Secretary nominee Andrew Puzder’s Senate hearing is due to the nominee’s difficulties in separating from CKE Restaurants.  Puzder wanted to transfer his CKE holdings to a blind trust, but t... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — January 19, 2017

Published January 19th, 2017 -

Yesterday, the Senate held a confirmation hearing on Wilbur Ross, President-elect Trump’s nominee for commerce secretary.  At the hearing, Ross continued to show support for a renegotiation of NAFTA, a frequent topic for Trump during the campaign.  Ross also i... More »

Today’s News and Commentary — January 5, 2017

Published January 5th, 2017 -

At Vox, Matthew Yglesias points out that President-Elect Trump has appointed protectionists to key positions in his administration.  On Tuesday, Trump announced his intention to name Robert Lighthizer to the post of U.S. trade representative (USTR).  Lighthize... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — December 22, 2016

Published December 22nd, 2016 -

Yesterday, the New York Times reported that President-elect Donald Trump announced two agreements with unions at the Trump International Hotel Las Vegas and the Trump International Hotel D.C., a move that could reduce conflicts of interest between the Presiden... More »

Today’s News and Commentary — December 8, 2016

Published December 8th, 2016 -

The Wall Street Journal reports that President-elect Donald Trump is planning to name Andrew Puzder, chief executive of CKE Restaurants Holdings Inc., as his labor secretary.  Andrew Puzder has advocated a pro-business stance on labor issues.  Read more from O... More »