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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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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Scotland Becomes the First Country to Mandate LGBTQ-Inclusive School Curriculum

Scotland is about to become the first country to mandate LGBTQ-inclusive curriculum. After approving a total of 33 recommendations by the LGBTI Inclusive Education Working Group, Deputy First Minister John Swinney on Thursday announced that all elementary and secondary public schools would start teaching students about LGBTQ issues and history. According to a statement byRead More

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French President Macron Called for a ‘True European Army’

French President Emmanuel Macron pushed for a “true European army” that would free the E.U. from its over-reliance on the U.S. in military matters. Macron had long held the vision of a stronger European defense alliance. Having witnessed Donald Trump’s unwillingness to work with Europe on security issues, the French president believed it more urgentRead More

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U.S. and Europe Start Negotiations to Halt Trade Wars

In a surprising move, the European Union and the United States have agreed to stop what seemed to be an imminent trade war. U.S. President Donald Trump and European Commission leader Jean-Claude Juncker announced a future deal on Wednesday which will focus on lowering tariffs and “trade barriers.” It is unknown whether these negotiations willRead More

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Trump Confirms Follow-Up Meeting with Vladimir Putin This Coming Fall

In a surprising conclusion to a week filled with controversy, U.S. President Donald Trump has announced that he will invite Vladimir Putin to a follow-up meeting in Washington this fall. Trump’s statement came as a shock to U.S. officials, especially to the Director of National Intelligence, Dan Coats. Coats found out about the President’s decisionRead More

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Voting Machine Agency ES&S Admits That It Installed Remote-Access Software

Amidst the controversy surrounding foreign interference in U.S. elections, the nation’s premier voting machine manufacturer has revealed to the federal government that it installed remote-access software in several of its machines. ES&S, the manufacturer in question, confessed in a letter to a federal lawmaker that remote-access software was reportedly installed in its election-management systems, which wereRead More

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Trump Blatantly Refused to Criticize Russia During Meeting with Putin

While U.S. President Donald Trump expressed his distrust of his own intelligence agencies during his recent meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, that fact was not the main takeaway of the summit. When Trump was asked by a reporter whether he blamed Russia for “anything in particular,” he responded that both countries had made mistakes butRead More

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Cambridge Analytica Reportedly Accessed Russian Data

According to British Parliament member Damian Collins, a large amount of data which was gathered by Cambridge Analytica included information accessed from Russia and other countries. Collins told CNN that his investigation regarding online misinformation has found Russian IP addresses on the devices which were responsible for the data gathering. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO),Read More

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