Retiring Republican Congressmen open fire on Trump

As a number of Republican congressmen are expected to retire in a few weeks, they become more vocal about their criticism toward President Trump. Trump’s presidency is about to enter into its third year and Republican lawmakers who were once part of the #NeverTrump movement back in 2016 have gradually lost their influence. Although GOPRead More

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Cohen Pleads Guilty to Fresh Charges and Promises to Work with Mueller on Russian Probe

On November 29th, Michael Cohen, President Trump’s former lawyer, pleaded guilty to new charges that he lied about a real-estate deal involving Trump and the Russians back in 2016. In August, Cohen already pleaded guilty to eight federal charges. The main allegation concerned his payments to two women at Trump’s direction in order to silenceRead More

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What Awaits the Marriott Data Breach?

The Marriott data breach affected up to 500 million clients. Millions of people could have their identities stolen and fraudulent accounts opened in their name. The breach has Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.), among other political figures, involved in trying to figure out what exactly happened. Rep. Raskin, as a representative of the district in whichRead More

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Trading Between the U.S. and China Will Never be the Same

This weekend, President Trump and President Xi Jinping spoke after the G-20 Summit. In Buenos Aires, they had dinner together and President Trump said he would cancel a tariff increase planned for Jan 1, 2019, under the condition China purchases more farm and industrial goods from America. China and the U.S. will discuss alterations inRead More

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Senate Will Determine Sanctions on Saudi Arabia After Wednesday Briefing

Senior Trump Administration officials will brief senators on Wednesday, a briefing House members are denied. This briefing can affect senators’ decision to go forward with sanctions on Saudi Arabia during the end-of-year session. Many senators are no longer satisfied with doing nothing especially when the CIA concluded Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was responsible forRead More

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U.S. Imposes New Sanctions to Punish Iran and Syria

On Tuesday, Washington announced that it would impose additional sanctions on Iran and Syria for their alleged illicit oil trade scheme. Before the Tuesday action, U.S. sanctions against Iran allowed for a number of exemptions for medical products and devices. The new ban specifically punished Syrian citizen Mohammad Amer Alchiwiki and the Russian state-owned enterprise—GlobalRead More

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Mississippi’s 15-Week Abortion Law Ruled Unconstitutional by Federal Judge

On Tuesday, a federal judge blocked Mississippi’s abortion law—one of the most restrictive in the country. Judge Carlton Reeves decided that the law, which bans abortions after merely 15 weeks, “unequivocally” infringes on women’s constitutional rights and that its “professed interest in ‘women’s health’ is pure gaslighting.” The Mississippi law and the responding lawsuit setRead More

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Trump Sided with Saudi Crown Prince on Khashoggi’s Murder

On Tuesday, President Trump announced that he supported Saudi Arabia despite the murder and dismemberment of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi and would not take action against the Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. In a strongly worded statement tilted “American First!”, Trump claimed that the U.S. would never know exactly what happened inside the IstanbulRead More

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Michael Avenatti Arrested on Suspicion of Domestic Violence

Michael Avenatti, the lawyer for adult film actress Stormy Daniels, was arrested on Wednesday in Los Angeles on suspicions of domestic violence against his “estranged” wife. Avenatii has become a celebrity figure for his representation of Stormy Daniels. The American people increasingly associate him with combative arguments against Trump on Twitter and during interviews. EvenRead More

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Residents Upset about Amazon HQ2 in Virginia and New York

Amazon announced on Tuesday that the company had chosen New York’s Long Island City and Northern Virginia’s Crystal City as the locations for its secondary headquarters. “We are excited to build new headquarters in New York City and Northern Virginia,” Founder and CEO Jeffrey Bezos issued a statement. “These two locations will allow us toRead More

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