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These are the 5 big stories about President Trump trending on social media Saturday. All of these stories are published by left-leaning news outlets.
1. Trump has started paying his own legal fees… Axios’ Jonathan Swan reported in October that Trump would spend at least $430,000 of personal funds to pay legal fees of current and former campaign and White House staff wrapped up in the Russia probe. And now he has officially begun paying his own legal fees, which were previously covered by the RNC. MORE ON THIS STORY
2. Trump Wants More Big Infrastructure Projects. The Obstacles Can Be Big, Too…. The New York Times is reporting that infrastructure experts say that a lack of public and private funding, rather than bureaucratic delays, is the principal reason infrastructure projects stall. (In its budget proposal, the Trump administration has issued a six-page fact sheet about infrastructure funding, including private investment.) Still, they agree that the permitting process can be improved and streamlined. In addition to federal reviews, states and local governments must also approve major proposals — frequently a fraught process — and residents and other interest groups often use the courts to block or delay construction.
Several recent projects illustrate the pitfalls new proposals confront and the challenge Mr. Trump faces in breaking the logjams. MORE ON THIS STORY
3. Trump adds five conservatives to list of possible Supreme Court picks… Reuters is reporting: In a move certain to please conservatives, President Donald Trump on Friday added five names to his list of candidates for a prospective U.S. Supreme Court vacancy as he presses ahead with a campaign to move the federal judiciary to the right.
Two of them are appellate judges who were nominated by Trump earlier this year and confirmed by the Senate: Amy Coney Barrett and Kevin Newsom. Another, Brett Kavanaugh, sits on the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, long viewed as a stepping-stone to the high court.
The others were Britt Grant, a Georgia Supreme Court justice, and Patrick Wyrick, a Oklahoma Supreme Court justice.
4. These Climate Skeptics Have The Trump Administration’s Ear. Here’s Their Wishlist…. Buzzfeed is claiming that several federal officials attended an energy conference hosted by the conservative Heartland Institute. The group of climate skeptics is celebrating Trump’s environmental rollbacks and aiming for even bigger policy changes.
HOUSTON — A controversial free-market think tank, after years on the political fringe, has found an audience in the Trump administration.
At an energy meeting of the Heartland Institute last week, some of the nation’s most vocal climate deniers gushed about the Trump administration’s rapid rollback of environmental and climate rules and set their sights on a far more ambitious plan: gutting the policy that allows the EPA to treat carbon as an air pollutant.
The America First Energy Conference drew several federal officials. The Interior Department’s counselor for energy policy, Vincent DeVito, gave a keynote over dinner; Richard Westerdale II, a senior energy adviser at the State Department, was a panelist; and Scott Pruitt, head of the Environmental Protection Agency, addressed attendees in a pre-taped video.
The meeting’s mostly celebratory panels focused on climate myths, fossil fuels, and the dramatic shift in environmental policy under Trump: his announcement to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement, the proposed repeal of pollution rules for power plants, and EPA’s overhaul of its science advisory boards. MORE ON THIS STORY
5. Mar-a-Lago’s new winter season: The Red Cross Ball is out, and ‘Trumpettes USA’ are in…. From the Washington Post: This week, when the president returns to his Palm Beach club for the first time since April, he will confront a changed social scene. Once a retreat from politics, Mar-a-Lago is now a place defined by political divisions. But the center of Palm Beach’s traditional social scene has shifted to The Breakers, a club that Trump once mocked for getting his “leftovers.” READ MORE ON THIS STORY
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