Abe Sidesteps Whether He Nominated President Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize

Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, did not deny he nominated President Trump for a Nobel Peace Prize. In the lower house of Parliament, he declined to comment on the nomination but remarked, “I’m not saying that it is not the fact”. Abe appreciates what Trump has done for his nation in terms of easing tensionsRead More

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Trump to Sign Border Deal but Also Declare National Emergency

As of Thursday, President Trump will sign the latest border deal and simultaneously declare a national emergency. Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell, backs the President in his declaration. Other Republicans such as Sen. Susan Collins, Sen. Rand Paul, and Sen. Lisa Murkowski are not in favor of Trump declaring a national emergency. Rep. Mark MeadowsRead More

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Northam Will Not Give up the Governorship Over Racist Photo

59-year-old Ralph Northam, Democratic governor of Virginia, faced abundant backlash over a photo in the Eastern Virginia Medical School’s student-produced yearbook. The photo was found on Northam’s personal page in the book. The school’s photo is from 1984, the year Northam graduated. The school confirmed the photo is real in a statement to USA Today.Read More

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Mueller Probe Close to Completion

On Monday, acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker said the Mueller probe is nearing its end. Legislation filed Monday will result in a written report for Congress and the public to view. Some of those in Mueller’s office moved onto outside jobs. Michael Flynn will be sentenced and Roger Stone was arrested and indicted on FridayRead More

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Democrats Running in 2020 Presidential Election

Hardly a month has passed in 2019 yet Presidential bids for the next year are regularly springing up. Two women are officially running for the Presidential race in 2020. Sen. Kamala Harris from California, 54, is competing against Rep. Tulsi Gabbard from Hawaii, 37. They are joined by three men, former Secretary of Housing andRead More

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Authorities Search for Louisiana Gunman

On Saturday morning, five people were shot in southeast Louisiana. In Livingston Parish, a 21-year-old man named Dakota Theriot fired at his girlfriend, her father, and her brother. Billy Ernest, 43, Summer Earnest, 20, and Tanner Earnest, 17, all died from their wounds and were found dead in their home. A seven-year-old and baby, alsoRead More

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Government Reopened at Last

The government was partially closed for 35 days. After conceding to a cancellation of the State of the Union, President Trump signed a bill to reopen the government for three weeks. Federal workers will not miss another paycheck. The bill does not include border wall funding but Congress voted in favor of a bipartisan, bicameralRead More

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Someone Blinked and State of the Union is Canceled

Many are starting to doubt whether the border barrier is worth the government shutdown. On Tuesday and Wednesday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) blocked House Democrats efforts to floor bills, specifically two House bills. On Tuesday, McConnell blocked a House bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security through February 8. On Wednesday, McConnellRead More

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President Trump’s NRA Ties Investigated by Mueller

Outside counsel for the Russia collusion investigation began asking questions about Trump and the NRA since it became known that alleged Russian spy, Maria Butina, tried to use her ties with NRA members to modify US-Russia relations. Butina was collaborating with Alexander Torshin, a lifetime member of the NRA and formerly a Russian central banker.Read More

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Shutdown and Trade Wars Affect Global Economy

Business, government, and non-profit leaders gathered at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland are concerned about a host of issues. Yet, most of them are primarily concerned with the lack of global growth. The slowdown is most evident in countries like China and Germany affected by US trade tariffs. China’s economy, the second biggestRead More

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