Spanning The Country 

Today Spanning The Country makes stops in Denver, Colorado at the Denver Post & Orlando, Florida at the Orlando Sentinel.  In what seems to be the theme of his early presidency, Trump appears like he wants to undo 8 years of President Obama in his first week in office.  Yesterday, Trump signed in more executive orders that effectively revives both the Keystone XL & Dakota Access pipelines. Unfortunately, these were campaign promises it looks as though Trump will keep. It remains to be seen how the Dakota pipeline will move forward without heavy legal action as the Standing Rock Sioux chairman Dave Archambault II said yesterday that Trump was legally required to honor our treaty rights & provide a fair, reasonable process. There will be much more to follow on both of these pipelines. 

Taking a look at the Denver Post we find a disturbing story of Trump issuing a media blackout of the EPA, which is highly unusual. Trump barred the EPA from any new contracts or grants. Members of Trump’s team expect the media blackout to lifted by weeks end. The barring of contracts is not unusual for a new administration, but this media blackout is a very scary precedent & one that demands a closer look, if Trump should try doing this in other agencies. 

Just another day of undoing good, with bad in Trump’s new AMERICA. 

Trump dogged by insecurity over popular vote, media coverage https://www.denverpost.com/2017/01/24/trump-insecurity-popular-vote-media-coverage/