Pelosi Reclaimes House Speakership and Strives to End Shutdown

Newly elected legislators convened for the first time on Thursday and Rep. Nancy Pelosi was again elected House speaker. She now faces the daunting tasks of unifying the chamber and ending the partial government shutdown as partisan disagreements over the U.S.-Mexico border wall continues to polarize and maim the U.S. government. This was the secondRead More

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Russian Interference Began Earlier and Lasted Longer Than Previously Imagined

New reports shed light on Russian’s attempts to manipulate the American public even after the 2016 election. Earlier this week, the Washing Post revealed how after Trump’s election, Russia’s intelligence team utilized various social media platforms to undermine special counsel Robert Muller’s credibility as the latter continued his investigation on Russian interference. Two reports preparedRead More

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Trump Administration Ready to Do “Whatever is Necessary to Build the Border Wall”

Democrats are now negotiating with the White House over funding for the U.S.-Mexico border wall. If they fail to reach a compromise, there could possibly be a partial government shutdown right before Christmas. It would be the third one since Trump took office at the beginning of 2017. Trump’s senior adviser Stephen Miller declared thatRead More

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Alleged Russian Spy Pleads Guilty to Conspiring Against the US

The 30-year-old alleged Russian spy Maria Butina on Thursday pleaded guilty to conspiring to be a foreign agent in the U.S. She also acknowledged her multiple attempts to infiltrate American policymakers in the 2016 election through her contacts with the National Rifle Association (NRA) and top Republican officials. “Butina sought to establish unofficial lines ofRead 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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Recounts in Florida Could Ruin Sen. Nelson’s Chance of Re-election

Election workers in Florida have begun a recount of over eight million votes across the state to review the tight races for both the governorship and the Senate. Ken Detzner, the Florida secretary of state, ordered the recounts on Saturday. Two large counties, Pinellas and Hillsborough, already started their recounts on Sunday. Overall, the wholeRead More

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Trump Fires Attorney General Jeff Sessions

On Wednesday, Jeff Sessions was forced to step as Attorney General. The resignation came at Trump’s request and concluded Sessions’ bitter relationship with the president after the former decided to recuse himself from the Russian investigation in March 2017. In his resignation letter, Sessions remained positive and simply stated that he was “honored to serveRead More

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Even Fox News Can’t Bear Trump’s Racist Ad

NBC, Facebook and even Fox News all took non-traditional steps to remove President Trump’s inflammatory and discriminatory campaign ad just a day before the midterm election. Building upon Trump’s recent anti-immigrant moves—from portraying the immigrant caravan as an invasion to deploying 5,200 troops to the U.S.-Mexico border—the 30-second ad released by Trump’s political team encouragesRead More

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President Trump Vows to End Birthright Citizenship by Circumventing the Constitution

President Trump vowed to issue a legally dubious executive order to unilaterally end birthright citizenship. It was another dramatic move of the current administration to appeal to voters through tough immigration rhetoric. If Trump’s plan came true, children born on American soil could no longer receive U.S. citizenship were their parents non-citizens or unauthorized immigrants.Read More

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Trump Sends 5,200 troops to U.S.-Mexico Borders to Fight off “Invasion”

President Trump ordered the U.S. military to send additional 5,200 troops to the southern border under “Operation Faithful Patriot” as a reaction to the Central American migrant caravan. The Pentagon has gathered military police, pilots, engineers, cooks, planners and medical personnel from around the country—from Fort Bragg in North Carolina to Lewis McChord in Washington.Read More

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