…DHS and State Department to establish new standards and regulations for determining when aliens will become subject to the “public charge” grounds of inadmissibility and deportability (i.e., their likelihood of requiring public assistance after being admitted into the United States);
If “alternative facts” are here, how far behind can “alternative statistics” be?
Federal agencies are clamping down on public information and social media in the early days of Donald Trump’s presidency, limiting employees’ ability to issue news releases, tweet, make policy pronouncements or otherwise communicate with the outside world, according to memos and sources from multiple agencies.
In an EconoFact post from Saturday, Michael Klein and I noted that usually for the US, the trade deficit grows during times of robust economic growth.
Expect prolific and extensive citation of “alternative facts” going forward:
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