Pentagon Chief of Staff Quits

Kevin M. Sweeney, a retired rear admiral and chief of staff to the defense secretary, resigned per the Department of Defense on Saturday. Mr. Sweeney was James’ Mattis’ chief of staff since January 2017. He knew Mr. Mattis for years. Mr. Mattis resigned late December on account of his views on foreign policy which clashedRead More

Trump Erupts After Article About FBI’s Investigation Into Him Emerges

On Saturday, President Trump fired a Twitter storm about former FBI director James Comey and the FBI. The New York Times published an article about the FBI, which opened an investigation into President Trump to see if he was working for Russia after he fired Comey on May 9, 2017. Referencing this article, released onRead More

The Boundless Trump Administration Moves Forward

Two years passed since President Trump was elected into office. Trump’s administration was off to a rocky start and the chaos has still not subsided. CNN reported President Trump made inquiries into the legality of him firing Fed Chairman Jay Powell after the Fed raised its benchmark interest rate this week for the fourth timeRead More

Secretary of the Interior, Ryan Zinke, Departs for Good

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke resigned on Saturday, pressured by ethics investigations into his business practices and travel and policy decisions. He leaves the White House by the end of the year. His replacement will be announced next week. It is said, according to The New York Times and The Washington Post, that Zinke was urgedRead More

Young Mother Impaled in Attempt to Climb Border Fence

The 26-year-old mother of two children is a Guatemalan native. She was accompanied by her children. One was three-years-old and the other was five. Per U.S. Customs and Border Control, she tried to scale a section of border fence on the U.S. and Mexico border near the San Ysidro Port of Entry. This section isRead More

Senate Will Determine Sanctions on Saudi Arabia After Wednesday Briefing

Senior Trump Administration officials will brief senators on Wednesday, a briefing House members are denied. This briefing can affect senators’ decision to go forward with sanctions on Saudi Arabia during the end-of-year session. Many senators are no longer satisfied with doing nothing especially when the CIA concluded Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was responsible forRead More

Trump Imposes Hard Line Sanctions on Iran

Sanctions levied against the Iranian government by the Trump Administration took effect Tuesday, with another round of more stiff round of sanctions to come in the near future. The Trump Administration has hopes that these sanctions will help cripple the Iranian economy and force concessions from the capital of Tehran. In fact, the announcement ofRead 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

Trump Administration Seeks to Change Obama’s Fuel Economy Standards

Next week, the Trump administration will begin working on a revision of the U.S.’ fuel economy standards. The current U.S. fuel economy standards were implemented by the Obama administration. The standards caused a deal between automakers, state officials, environmentalists and federal regulators. In 2012, the aforementioned organizations agreed to start increasing vehicle efficiency in theRead More

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