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Trump to drop proposed Obama-era rule requiring companies to report employee pay by gender and race: WSJ

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The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the Trump White House is abandoning a proposed Obama-era rule that would have compelled businesses to collect data about how much they pay workers based upon gender, race and ethnic groups.

According to the report, the administration claimed the reporting requirement would be a burden on businesses.

“It’s enormously burdensome,” Neomi Rao, administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, explained. “We don’t believe it would actually help us gather information about wage and employment discrimination.”

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The now-suspended Obama rule would have required employers with 100 or more employees to provide the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission with data on wages in an effort to police discrimination.

In a statement issued by Ivanka Trump, who is serving as an unpaid adviser to her father, the first daughter claimed the “policy would not yield the intended results.”

 


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‘Bulletproof from a pardon’: Fox News analyst says judge in Stone case just made things tough for Trump

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In the wake of Roger Stone's sentencing of 3.5 years in prison this Thursday, Fox News legal analyst Andrew Napolitano posited that U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson's choice to go along with Attorney General Bill Barr's sentencing recommendation could have been an effort to pardon-proof the sentence from President Trump.

"[Jackson's] trying to make this bulletproof from a pardon," Napolitano said. "Because she went along exactly with what [Barr] requested."

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Adam Schiff sends signal that a Roger Stone pardon would be another impeachable offense

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Rep. Adam Schiff suggested that a presidential pardon for Roger Stone would be an impeachable offense.

Judge Amy Berman Jackson sentenced the longtime Republican operative to 40 months in prison, saying Stone had lied to Congress and threatened a witness to cover up possible wrongdoing by President Donald Trump -- and Schiff sent a warning against a pardon.

"Roger Stone was found guilty of lying to Congress and threatening a witness," Schiff tweeted.

Schiff, who led the impeachment inquiry and trial, agreed with Jackson -- whose language echoed the lawmaker's "corrupt scheme and cover-up" indictment during the Senate trial.

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WATCH: Roger Stone greeted with ‘Lock Him Up!’ chants after getting sentenced to 40 months

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Trump ally Roger Stone frequently led chants of "Lock her up!" about Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential campaign -- but on Thursday, the table decisively turned.

After Stone was sentenced to 40 months in prison for charges of perjury, witness tampering, and obstruction of justice, a crowd of people greeted the right-wing dirty trickster by chanting, "Lock him up!" outside the courthouse.

At least one supporter of President Donald Trump tried to get a "pardon" chant going, but they were drowned out by the louder "Lock him up" chants.

Watch the video below.

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