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The Trump Administration argues that the single-director scheme should be struck down, but that the bureau itself should be left intact to continue its work. Presumably, that would leave the remainder of the entire Dodd-Frank law in place.

That sturdy precedent was the Court’s decision in the case of Humphrey’s Executor v. United States.

In that unanimous ruling, the Justices ruled that President Franklin Roosevelt did not have the power to fire a member of the Federal Trade Commission when Roosevelt’s only reason was that the commissioner was not following the President’s “New Deal” policies. Such officials, the Court declared, could only be dismissed “for cause” – that is, for some significant failing in the performance of their duties.


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Social media posts falsely claim that former President Barack Obama signed a bill that made it permissible for “the media” to get “away with lying.” The bill had no bearing on private media outlets or what they can report.

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A piece of legislation signed into law under the Obama administration didn’t give license to “the media” to get “away with lying,” contrary to what social media posts on Facebook and Twitter claim.

“Have you ever wondered how the media gets away with lying? It’s because on 12/29/2012, Barack Obama signed the NDAA bill. (HR 4310 / Sec 1078),” the posts read. “This authorized the use of propaganda within America – which had been illegal since 1948.”

Obama signed H.R. 4310, or the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013, in Janua... show more

In May 2018, three Democratic senators wrote to the Ukrainian prosecutor general, asking about a news report that he had frozen four Ukrainian investigations involving Paul Manafort to avoid angering President Donald Trump. Republicans have called the letter a “threat” to withhold support for aid to Ukraine, saying it’s similar to what critics have charged Trump did.

There’s no explicit “threat” to take any actions in the letter. Whether there’s an implied threat involving U.S. support of Ukraine is a matter of opinion, but politicians have gone too far in claiming the Democratic letter is “the same kind of stuff they’re accusing Trump of,” in the words of Sen. Rand Paul. ... show more

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A popular Instagram post falsely claims “over 1,100 people died from reactions to the [flu]shot” in 2018, and suggests that the immunization gave some children polio. The flu vaccine cannot give anyone polio and there is no evidence to support the 1,100 figure.

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Just as flu season is kicking into gear in the U.S., an Instagram post is spreading false and misleading information about flu shots.

Baseless Claim about Flu Vaccine ‘Deaths’
To start, contrary to the post’s intimations, flu shots have a good safety record. As the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention explains, the most likely side effects are mild, and include soreness or redness at the injection site, headache, fever and nausea.

A more concerning side effect is a serious allergic reaction, which could lead to anaphylaxis, and ultimately... show more

The Gropenfuhrer NEVER gives, he always STEALS, he is a thief


THE FEDERALIST REPORTS - Spread the word even tough this 'sounds' like a good source of information, it is in fact a Right-wing rag sheet.

Instead, it’s because of the area’s rich biodiversity, its vast stores of carbon and the way the forest influences the local and global climate.