Finding Finances for the Border Wall

On Thursday, President Trump traveled to a portion of the southern border in McAllen, Texas. He was greeted by protestors and a Trump baby balloon. Republicans who gathered to construct a new deal containing wall funding and provisions for Democrats involving DACA and visa modifications were disappointed by Mike Pence. Their plans fell through whenRead More

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President Trump Smears Deaths of Migrant Children and is Adamant About Budgeting for Border Barrier

Two Guatemalan children in US Border Patrol custody died. Immigration authorities said the children passed initial health checks but President Trump contradicted them by claiming the children were sick when they came to the border. Eight-year-old Felipe Gomez Alonzo died on Christmas Eve. The mother of the boy, who migrated to the border hoping toRead More

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Closure of US-Mexico Border Threatened as Wall Funding Stalemate Drags On

President Trump tweeted the threat on Friday morning. When Trump visited with troops stationed in Iraq on Wednesday, he also told reporters he was willing to continue with the government shutdown until funding for his border wall is sorted out. The partial government shutdown has been effective for a week and there are no breakthroughsRead 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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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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Trump Condemns Democratic “Obstructionists”

President Donald Trump continues to provoke Democrats as the partisan conflict surrounding immigration exacerbates. On Saturday, he posted a Twitter message accusing Democrats of being “obstructionists” as he works to secure the U.S.-Mexican border. Were Democrats more cooperative, he wrote, then Congress could “write up and agree to new immigration laws in less than one hour.”Read More

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“Trump of the Tropics” Jair Bolsonare Likely to Become Brazil’s Next President

“I am in favor of a dictatorship,” boasted Jair Bolsonare, a far-right presidential candidate who scored an outright victory in Brazil’s first round of voting on Sunday. Named the “Trump of the Tropics” by Brazilian media, Bolsonaro indeed runs his campaign on similar premises as did U.S. President Donald Trump—xenophobia, misogynism, anti-establishment appeals and a populistRead More

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Once Again, The Trumps Go Back On Their Word

It is not the first time Donald Trump- or one of his children for the matter- has completely taken back and recreated an official statement. It is also not the first time it has been done through a tweet. With worries high about the Trump’s connections to Russia, ties to the Kremlin, and illegal activityRead More

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Toronto Votes to Completely Ban Handgun Sales

Toronto’s city council has recently decided to install a ban on all handgun sales after a mass shooting in the city left three people dead. This is a striking measure, especially when compared to how U.S. politicians have recently approached gun control legislation. The city’s mayor, John Tori, was blunt and direct when addressing theRead More

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IMF warns Venezuela of having 1M% inflation by the end of the year

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has released a concerning prediction regarding the Venezuelan economy. According to them, if the country continues to pri1nt money in order to cover their massive gap in the budget, their inflation could rise up to a baffling one million percent. Alejandro Werner, head of the Fund’s Western Hemisphere department, statedRead More

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