Federal Workers Sue the U.S. Government Over Shutdown

Federal employees are suing the Trump administration over the partial government shutdown. According to the plaintiffs, federal workers considered “essential” are currently forced to work without compensation, which constitutes a violation of their labour rights. Due to President Trump’s failure to reach a compromise with Democrats on the border wall funding, a quarter of allRead More

Trump’s Surprise Visit to Iraq Raises Questions About U.S. Foreign Policy in the Middle East

On December 26th, Donald Trump made his first visit to Iraq as the President of the United States. The trip took place about a week after Trump’s decision to withdraw 5,200 U.S. troops from Syria against the judgment of his national security advisors. It also came as a result of increasing criticism that Trump hasRead More

Trump Misses the Mark on Accuracy, Even With the Army’s Pay Raises

Firstly, President Trump did not give US military troops a 10% pay raise. Secondly, it is untrue the army has not gotten a pay raise for a decade. On Wednesday, President Trump claimed both in a misstatement during his surprise visit and talk to service members in Iraq. President Trump and the first lady visitedRead More

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

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

Trump Defends His Syrian Decision and Putin Agrees

President Trump on Thursday upheld his decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria via a series of tweets. While legislators from both parties are skeptical toward this move, Russian President Vladimir Putin fully endorsed Trump’s new military strategy in the Middle East. In his morning tweets, Trump claimed that America should finally reject its long-timeRead More

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

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

Senate Condemns Saudi Crown Prince and Votes to End U.S. Involvement in Yemen War

The Senate on Thursday delivered a historic resolution to end U.S. involvement in the Saudi-led war in Yemen and condemn Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The measure was passed by a 56-41 vote. It was the first time that the Congress approved the withdrawal of U.S. troopsRead More

The Bush Family Offered an Olive Branch to President Trump

 Former President H.W. Bush, who died last Friday at the age of 94, was now laid to rest at his presidential library in Texas. His body reached U.S. Capitol earlier this week and stay underneath the dome of the Rotunda for several days. A state funeral was held on Wednesday at the National Cathedral. TheRead More