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

Partial Government Shutdown Just in Time for the Holidays

House members went home before 7 p.m. ET and Senators left by 8, all without resolving the budget impasse and adjourning until Sunday. Senate Majority Whip John Cornryn confirmed there will not be a vote in the Senate Friday night. Consequently, at midnight on Friday, the partial government shutdown begins. Funding for several federal agenciesRead 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

Senate passes bill that holds back some of the U.S.’ tariffs

The Senate seems to have gone one step ahead of President Donald Trump and has already implanted the first tariff relief legislation. The approved law specifically takes tariffs away from items used in production that can’t be purchased directly in the U.S.  It has been referred to as the Miscellaneous Tariff Bill Act, and it hadRead More

Senate Votes Against Trump-Supported Government Spending Cuts of $15.4 billion

On Wednesday, the Senate voted to block the Trump-supported $15.4 billion cut in government spending. The cut was passed by the House of Representatives in early June, and if it had been voted in by the Senate, would have included funds that were already confirmed and approved. The Senate’s decision ignores Trump’s arguments, which statedRead More

New Legislation Passed to Combat Opioid Epidemic

With the help of a multiple senators, congressmen, and doctors from New Jersey, the Alternatives to Opioids (ALTO) program became part of national legislation this past Tuesday. The program, created in Paterson New Jersey at St. Joseph’s University Medical Center, was created to combat opioid addiction in the local communities. Since the program was implemented,Read More

White House Fires Press Aide Who Made Offensive Comments on John McCain

White House communications aide Kelly Sadler was let go after her controversial comments regarding Republican Senator John McCain’s health. A senior administration official stated that the Trump administration had been planning to fire the woman for the last couple of weeks. They were contemplating sending her to another department or agency outside of the WhiteRead More

Bipartisan Effort Pushing for a Gay Trump Appointee

When will the first openly gay appointee of the Trump administration be confirmed by the Senate? This delay calls into questions regarding the effectiveness of Senate rules. From posts of ambassadorships to deputies at agencies, President Trump’s nominations have been delayed because of the stalling of confirmation hearings. Richard Grenell is one of the nomineesRead More

Senator Dianne Feinstein Fails to Receive Endorsement from California Democratic Party

The California Democratic Party Convention took place Saturday, during which the party declined to offer endorsements in the U.S. Senate contest. Senator Dianne Feinstein, who has been representing California for nearly a quarter century since 1992, was unable to secure an endorsement from the party. Her leading competition, Kevin de León, received 54% of theRead More

Senate Democrats Block Zika Funding

On Tuesday, Senate Democrats voted to block funding to fight the Zika virus. The vote was 52-48 in favor of blocking a military spending bill that earmarked more than 1 billion dollars to researching and fighting the Zika virus. Democrat Jon Donelly, of Indiana, broke with party leaders to vote for the bill. Three Republicans,Read More