Trump Administration

Trump Admin. Likely to Favor Work Requirements for Medicaid Holders

The Trump administration is set to make an unprecedented move, allowing seven states to enforce work requirements for Medicaid recipients. Arkansas, Arizona, Indiana, Maine, New Hampshire, Utah, and Wisconsin are expected to submit the waivers. Four of these states previously decided to grant Obamacare Medicaid expansion to low-income residents.

Trump Administration Tightens Cuban Sanctions

The Trump administration is placing new restrictions on U.S. business and travel to Cuba. The changes are expected to take full effect on Thursday. Americans will be prohibited from doing business with dozens of Cuban government-run hotels, shops, and other entities identified by the U.S. State Department.

DHS Ends Protected Immigration Status For 5K Nicaraguans

The DHS revokes temporary immigration benefits to over 5,000 Nicaraguan nationals as it decides what to do with another 300,000 migrants living in the U.S. The migrants were previously allowed to stay in the U.S. under Temporary Protected Status, or TPS, after hurricane Mitch hit Central America back in 1998.

Iran Labels U.S. as ‘Number One Enemy’

Iran labels the U.S. as its “number one enemy, and threatens to continue its efforts to increase its defense capabilities. Iran’s supreme leader delivered the warning Thursday as Washington slaps new sanctions on the Middle Eastern nation over its nuclear missile activity.

New Infrastructure Plan ‘Wrapped Around Incentives’

In keeping with campaign promises, the Trump administration unveils a three part infrastructure plan. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao and Office of Managment and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney announced a proposal Wednesday to invest $200 billion toward infrastructure over the next 10 years.