National Emergency Faces Numerous Lawsuits

16 states filed a lawsuit against President Trump to block his national emergency. The suit was filed in the US District Court for the Northern District of California and asks the Court to enjoin the Trump Administration from funding the border barrier with federal money, from constructing a barrier at

Abe Sidesteps Whether He Nominated President Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize

Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, did not deny he nominated President Trump for a Nobel Peace Prize. In the lower house of Parliament, he declined to comment on the nomination but remarked, “I’m not saying that it is not the fact”. Abe appreciates what Trump has done for his nation

Trump to Sign Border Deal but Also Declare National Emergency

As of Thursday, President Trump will sign the latest border deal and simultaneously declare a national emergency. Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell, backs the President in his declaration. Other Republicans such as Sen. Susan Collins, Sen. Rand Paul, and Sen. Lisa Murkowski are not in favor of Trump declaring a

Details on the Latest Government Funding Deal

As temporary funding to keep the government open dwindles, lawmakers must decide on a bipartisan deal to secure the budget for the rest of the fiscal year. This deal was painstakingly crafted after a stalemate in talks over the weekend. The deal consists of seven funding bills for respective departments,

The Green New Deal Takes a Hard Stance Against Climate Change

A joint resolution is being championed by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.). The legislative scheme will take place over the course of ten years and will phase out fossil fuel use. It takes up 14 pages and details how the switch to zero-emission and 100% renewable

Northam Will Not Give up the Governorship Over Racist Photo

59-year-old Ralph Northam, Democratic governor of Virginia, faced abundant backlash over a photo in the Eastern Virginia Medical School’s student-produced yearbook. The photo was found on Northam’s personal page in the book. The school’s photo is from 1984, the year Northam graduated. The school confirmed the photo is real in

Mueller Probe Close to Completion

On Monday, acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker said the Mueller probe is nearing its end. Legislation filed Monday will result in a written report for Congress and the public to view. Some of those in Mueller’s office moved onto outside jobs. Michael Flynn will be sentenced and Roger Stone was

Democrats Running in 2020 Presidential Election

Hardly a month has passed in 2019 yet Presidential bids for the next year are regularly springing up. Two women are officially running for the Presidential race in 2020. Sen. Kamala Harris from California, 54, is competing against Rep. Tulsi Gabbard from Hawaii, 37. They are joined by three men,

Government Reopened at Last

The government was partially closed for 35 days. After conceding to a cancellation of the State of the Union, President Trump signed a bill to reopen the government for three weeks. Federal workers will not miss another paycheck. The bill does not include border wall funding but Congress voted in