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The saying "While the cat's away the mice will play" refers to people taking advantage of the absence of oversight to do as they like. While that is an apt description for what is happening now with the Trump administration using the public's focus on the global pandemic to roll back environmental protections, perhaps a better saying is "The inmates are running the asylum."

In other words, those least capable of running a group or organization are now in charge.

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President Donald Trump's Department of Agriculture intends to tighten restrictions on food benefits for unemployed adults without children or disabilities—a move that will leave 700,000 people without assistance for food.

Democrats in Congress have urged the administration to delay the action—which goes into effect next month—in the face of the rapidly spreading novel coronavirus.

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The State Department is responsible for not only foreign relations and embassy operations outside the USA, they also take care of United States citizens and permanent residents when they work and travel in foreign nations.

In response to natural disaster, political unrest or pandemics, the State Department does whatever necessary to safely evacuate USA citizens and residents while mitigating any risks to the rest of the population of the country.

At least that's what is supposed to happen.

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President Donald Trump replaced former Acting Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats with longtime Trump ally and ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell. The move came after Trump rebuffed Coats for announcing Russia's ongoing attempts to interfere in the 2020 election.

Grenell was deemed vastly unqualified for the position, to the point that officials had to assure Americans that the new Director of National Intelligence would be announced soon.

Trump said he was considering his longtime ally in Congress, Representative Doug Collins (R-GA), for the position...but there's just one problem.

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Marie Yovanovitch served as a member of the United States Foreign Service for 34 years.

Her first ambassadorship was to Kyrgyzstan at the behest of Republican President George W. Bush followed by another appointment by Bush as ambassador to Armenia.

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Navy Secretary Richard Spencer resigned on Sunday after President Donald Trump intervened in the case of Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher.

Gallagher was found guilty in a military court after he unlawfully posed with the dead body of a teenage ISIS fighter, among other misconduct reported by his fellow SEALs. Gallagher was set to lose his Trident pin—meaning he'd be demoted from a Navy SEAL. Gallagher's guilt was found by a jury of his peers: fellow Navy SEALs.

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Anne Sacoolas was driving on the wrong side of the road in the United Kingdom last August before she collided with 19-year-old Harry Dunn, who was on his motorcycle. The accident took Dunn's life and while Sacoolas initially cooperated with local police, she fled to the United States weeks later. Her lawyers claimed diplomatic immunity because her husband is an American agent working within the UK.

Now, Dunn's family—after attempts to settle the matter through diplomatic channels—said it intends to sue both Sacoolas and President Donald Trump's administration for "lawless misconduct" and "attempting to cover it up."

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