White House Defends Decision to Declare National Emergency
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White House Defends Decision to Declare National Emergency
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White House Director of Strategic Communications Mercedes Schlapp recently appeared on Fox News to discuss President Trump’s decision to declare a national emergency. During her interview with Fox’s Bill Hemmer, Schlapp said the threats posed by illegal immigration justify the need for a national emergency. Schlapp went on to say that construction of the border […]

President Trump Goes After McCabe Following 60 Minutes Interview
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President Trump Goes After McCabe Following 60 Minutes Interview
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On Twitter earlier today, President Trump had some harsh words for former FBI Director Andrew McCabe, US Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, and former Attorney General Jeff Sessions following McCabe’s appearance on CBS’s 60 Minutes last nights. During the interview, McCabe claimed Rosenstein repeatedly offered to wear a wire to secretly record conversations with President […]

Congressman Gaetz Condemns FBI’s Andrew McCabe
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Congressman Gaetz Condemns FBI’s Andrew McCabe
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Congressman Matt Gaetz appeared on Fox News with Jesse Watters over the weekend to strongly criticize former acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe. Excerpts from McCabe’s soon to be released memoir began appearing online earlier this week. The excerpts were first published by the Atlantic, and detail how McCabe and others considered attempting to invoke the […]

President Trump Declares National Emergency, Announces $8 Billion Toward Wall
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President Trump Declares National Emergency, Announces $8 Billion Toward Wall
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On Friday morning, President Trump ended months of speculation when he announced he would be declaring a national emergency to continue construction of a wall along the southern border. The president signed the national emergency declaration shortly after his announcement from the White House Rose Garden. The White House announced Thursday evening that $8 billion […]

Mitch McConnell Announces President Trump Will Sign Border Deal, Declare National Emergency
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Mitch McConnell Announces President Trump Will Sign Border Deal, Declare National Emergency
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Earlier today on the Senate floor, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced that President Trump will sign a budget compromise between Democrats and Republicans. The $330 billion spending deal would keep the government open to avoid another shutdown. McConnell also said the president will be declaring a national emergency to fund more construction of a […]

President Trump Prepares for Second Summit With Kim Jong-un
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President Trump Prepares for Second Summit With Kim Jong-un
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Preparations are underway for the second summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. During his State of the Union Address, President Trump announced that the summit will be taking place February 27th and 28th in Vietnam. The first historic meeting between the two leaders was held in Singapore in June of […]

Chris Wallace Says ‘Green New Deal’ Would Bankrupt the Country
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Chris Wallace Says ‘Green New Deal’ Would Bankrupt the Country
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Fox’s typically apolitical Chris Wallace recently had some strong words for Democrats about the Green New Deal. During an interview with Bill Hemmer, Wallace said the plan has no chance of being adopted. If it were to be adopted, Wallace said, it would bankrupt the country. Wallace accused Democratic leadership of paying lip service to […]

Venezuelan Military Blocks Humanitarian Aid
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Venezuelan Military Blocks Humanitarian Aid
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Venezuela’s Maduro regime has ordered the country’s military to block incoming humanitarian aid. A makeshift barricade has been constructed by the Venezuelan military across a bridge into Columbia. The food, medicine, and other supplies are desperately needed in Venezuela, and it’s unclear how much longer Maduro can maintain the support of his military. While Nicolas […]

Senator Cory Booker Latest Democrat to Announce 2020 Presidential Run
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Senator Cory Booker Latest Democrat to Announce 2020 Presidential Run
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Senator Cory Booker announced his campaign for the presidency on Friday. His announcement came in the form of a tweet and a video emailed to supporters. The 49-year-old senator is the most recent Democrat to declare their 2020 presidential campaign. Booker was born in Washington DC, and grew up about 20 miles from Newark, New […]

Virginia Governor Refuses to Resign, Backtracks on Apology
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Virginia Governor Refuses to Resign, Backtracks on Apology
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Virginia Governor Ralph Northam, a Democrat, has been facing calls for his resignation from both sides of the political aisle. A racist photo from Northam’s yearbook recently surfaced, depicting someone in blackface drinking beer with another person in a KKK robe. Northam apologized for the photo yesterday, admitting he was one of the individuals in […]

President Trump Says Wall Will Be Built With or Without Congress
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President Trump Says Wall Will Be Built With or Without Congress
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While speaking to reporters earlier today, President Trump said the border wall between the United States and Mexico will be built “one way or another.” He went on to say that some of the wall is already being built, and he expects to have 115 miles or more built “very shortly.” The president declined to […]

CNN: Allegations Involving the President and Trump Tower Meeting Were Untrue
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CNN: Allegations Involving the President and Trump Tower Meeting Were Untrue
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CNN is reporting that three of their sources have confirmed the phone calls made by Donald Trump Jr prior to his 2016 Trump Tower meeting were not to his father. Many critics of President Trump have alleged that his son spoke with him on the phone prior to the meeting. The allegations center around a […]

Senator Rand Paul Awarded Over $500,000 in Lawsuit Against Attacker
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Senator Rand Paul Awarded Over $500,000 in Lawsuit Against Attacker
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A jury has awarded Senator Rand Paul over $500,000 in a lawsuit against the man who violently attacked him in 2017. Paul was attacked on his own property by his neighbor Rene Boucher. The attack left Paul with 6 broken ribs, bruised lungs, and a hernia. Paul was blindsided from behind while mowing his lawn, […]

Clinton Campaign Adviser: Hillary is Considering 2020 Presidential Run
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Clinton Campaign Adviser: Hillary is Considering 2020 Presidential Run
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During an interview with Fox News, former Clinton campaign adviser Doug Schoen was asked about recent comments from Hillary Clinton suggesting she may run for president again. Schoen said that although he had not talked to Clinton directly, he had spoken to multiple individuals who have directly heard from her that she is considering another […]

Bernie Sanders Expected to Announce 2020 Presidential Run Soon
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Bernie Sanders Expected to Announce 2020 Presidential Run Soon
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Former 2016 presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is expected to announce another run for president sometime in February. Hunter Walker, White House reporter for Yahoo News, appeared on CBS to discuss the recent developments with Reena Ninan. Hunter said sources close to Sanders expect the Senator to announce his candidacy in the very near future. During […]

New York Times: US Preparing to Bring All Troops Home From Afghanistan
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New York Times: US Preparing to Bring All Troops Home From Afghanistan
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According to a new report in the New York Times, US and Taliban officials have agreed to a framework that would end the nearly 18-year-long war in Afghanistan. The agreement would involve a full removal of all US troops from the country. In exchange, the Taliban would agree to direct talks with the Afghan government […]

State of the Union Scheduled for February 5th
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State of the Union Scheduled for February 5th
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President Trump’s State of the Union address has been rescheduled for Tuesday, February 5th. The event was originally scheduled for January 29th, but Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi rescinded her invitation until after the government shutdown was ended. The government will remain open until at least February 15th. The US federal government shutdown began […]

Some Democrats Willing to Compromise on Border Wall Funding
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Some Democrats Willing to Compromise on Border Wall Funding
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Earlier today, Congressman Ben McAdams appeared on Fox News to discuss the impending government shutdown with Maria Bartiromo. McAdams joins several other Democrats who have recently announced their willingness to compromise with President Trump’s request to further construct a border wall between the United States and Mexico. The government was reopened last week, but is […]

President Trump Rips BuzzFeed and Huffington Post Following Layoffs
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President Trump Rips BuzzFeed and Huffington Post Following Layoffs
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Earlier today, President Trump poked fun at BuzzFeed and the Huffington Post on Twitter. BuzzFeed announced last week that it will be laying off about 15% of its staff, around 220 people. The Huffington Post laid off 20 employees on Thursday. “Ax falls quickly at BuzzFeed and Huffpost!” Headline, New York Post. Fake News and […]

Former Trump Campaign Advisor Roger Stone Arrested by FBI
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Former Trump Campaign Advisor Roger Stone Arrested by FBI
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Early this morning, the FBI and local law enforcement arrested former 2016 Trump campaign advisor Roger Stone at his home in Florida. CNN was on the ground to film the incident as it unfolded, showing law enforcement officers armed with automatic rifles carrying out the arrest. Stone was later released from custody on a $250,000 […]

President Trump Announces End to Government Shutdown
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President Trump Announces End to Government Shutdown
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Addressing Americans from the White House Rose Garden earlier today, President Trump announced an end to the government shutdown. The government will remain open until at least February 15th. During his speech, the president said the government may be shutdown again if Democrats refuse to fund the border wall. The president also stated he will […]

BuzzFeed Cutting 15% of Staff
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BuzzFeed Cutting 15% of Staff
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BuzzFeed recently announced they will be laying off 15% of their workforce, effective next week. The “click-bait” site employs roughly 1,450 people.  Around 220 employees are expected to be terminated as a result. BuzzFeed has declined to comment on the exact number of employees they intend to layoff. On Friday, multiple 24-hour news outlets began […]

President Trump Postpones SOTU Until After Shutdown
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President Trump Postpones SOTU Until After Shutdown
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President Trump announced today that he has decided to postpone the State of the Union until the government reopens. Yesterday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi denied President Trump’s request to hold the State of the Union in the Chamber of the US House of Representatives. This is the first time in American history that the Speaker […]

Speaker Pelosi Rejects President Trump’s Request to Hold SOTU in US House of Reps
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Speaker Pelosi Rejects President Trump’s Request to Hold SOTU in US House of Reps
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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has rejected President Trump’s request to hold the State of the Union in the US House of Representatives. Earlier today, in a letter to Speaker Pelosi, President Trump formally expressed his intentions to hold the State of the Union in the Chamber of the US House of Representatives on […]

Senate Voting Thursday to Potentially End Shutdown
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Senate Voting Thursday to Potentially End Shutdown
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The senate will be voting on Thursday to possibly end the government shutdown. Senators will vote on President Trump’s recently offered compromise of $5.7 billion in border wall funding in exchange for numerous immigration reforms advocated by Democrats. The senate will also vote on a potential continuing resolution that would re-open the government until February […]

Rudy Giuliani Speaks to Mueller’s Team About Buzzfeed Article
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Rudy Giuliani Speaks to Mueller’s Team About Buzzfeed Article
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Rudy Giuliani confirmed to Fox News earlier today that he has been in communication with Robert Mueller’s team about Buzzfeed’s recent controversial article. Among other things, the article alleges President Trump instructed Michael Cohen to lie to congress. Robert Mueller’s team released a statement late Friday saying the article was “not accurate.” Until their comments […]

Senator Kamala Harris Announces 2020 Presidential Run
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Senator Kamala Harris Announces 2020 Presidential Run
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Senator Kamala Harris announced her 2020 presidential run earlier today while appearing on ABC’s Good Morning America. Harris said she was honored to make her announcement on Martin Luther King Day. Numerous media outlets have been speculating for months that Harris would soon announce her candidacy for the Democratic nomination for president. Harris began her […]

Vietnam Veteran Embraced by Community, Largest Funeral in Cemetery’s History
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Vietnam Veteran Embraced by Community, Largest Funeral in Cemetery’s History
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When Vietnam veteran Peter Turnpu passed away, he did not have any surviving family members to attend his funeral. Leroy Wooster, the owner of the funeral home who received Turnpu, decided to use social media to invite members of the community to attend the funeral. About 1,000 people turned out to the funeral, the largest […]

President Trump Meets With Families of Americans Killed in Syria
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President Trump Meets With Families of Americans Killed in Syria
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Earlier today, President Trump met with the families of four Americans killed during an ISIS suicide bombing in Syria. The meeting between the president and relatives of the victims took place at the Dover Air Force Base in Delaware. After the meeting, President Trump attended the dignified transfer of one of the Americans killed during […]

President Trump and Kim Jong-un to Meet for Second Summit
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President Trump and Kim Jong-un to Meet for Second Summit
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The White House announced earlier today that a second summit has been arranged between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. The meeting between the two leaders will take place sometime late next month. The exact time and location of the meeting has not yet been revealed. The first summit took place in […]

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand Announces 2020 Presidential Run
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Senator Kirsten Gillibrand Announces 2020 Presidential Run
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During an appearance with CBS’ Stephen Colbert, Democratic Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced her intentions to run for president. Gillibrand is the second US Senator to announce their intention of running for the Democratic nomination for president. Senator Elizabeth Warren announced her campaign for president over the weekend. Gillibrand replaced Hillary Clinton in the US Senate, […]

CNN Analyst Accuses Black Man of Having ‘White Privilege’
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CNN Analyst Accuses Black Man of Having ‘White Privilege’
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CNN legal analyst Areva Martin appeared on David Webb’s radio program earlier today. During the interview, Martin accused Webb of benefiting from “white privilege.” Martin was unaware that Webb is actually black, not white. The two were discussing Webb’s past employment experiences when Martin made the accusation. Webb said he never considered the color of […]

GOP Leaders Condemn Rep Steve King Over Racist Comments
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GOP Leaders Condemn Rep Steve King Over Racist Comments
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Numerous GOP lawmakers have criticized fellow Republican Steve King following his racist comments during an interview with the New York Times. During the interview, King asked why terms like “white supremacist” are offensive. King says he misspoke during the interview, and claims he is not a racist or white supremacist. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy […]

Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard Announces 2020 Presidential Run
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Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard Announces 2020 Presidential Run
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Democratic Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard announced over the weekend that she will be running for president. She made the announcement during an interview with CNN’s Van Jones. Gabbard was elected in 2012 to represent Hawaii’s 2nd congressional district, and has been reelected three times since then. Congresswoman Gabbard is the first Samoan-American and first Hindu member […]

Democratic Congresswoman Says She’ll Vote for Wall, Expects Deal Soon
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Democratic Congresswoman Says She’ll Vote for Wall, Expects Deal Soon
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Freshman Democratic Congresswoman Katie Hill appeared on CNN earlier today to discuss the government shutdown with Poppy Harlow. During the interview, Hill said she would be willing to fund a physical barrier at the border. She also said she would “bet” funding for the wall would be included when Democrats and Republicans inevitably reach a compromise […]

Democratic Senator Manchin Calls Rep. Tlaib’s Comments Disgusting
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Democratic Senator Manchin Calls Rep. Tlaib’s Comments Disgusting
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Senator Steve Manchin condemned fellow Democrat Rashida Tlaib during an appearance on Fox News earlier today. Tlaib, America’s first Palestinian-American Congresswoman, called President Trump a motherf*cker and advocated his impeachment on her first day in office. Senator Manchin called her comments disgusting and horrible. Tlaib’s comments about the president aren’t her first controversial statements. The […]

History Repeats Itself: Nancy Pelosi Elected Speaker of the House
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History Repeats Itself: Nancy Pelosi Elected Speaker of the House
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Earlier today, Nancy Pelosi was re-elected as Speaker of the United States House of Representatives. This is Pelosi’s second time being elected as Speaker of the House. She previously served in the position from 2007 to 2011. Pelosi was also twice elected House Minority Leader. Pelosi received 220 votes in the House of Representatives, beating […]

First Palestinian-American Congresswoman Calls Trump a Motherf*cker, Urges Impeachment
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First Palestinian-American Congresswoman Calls Trump a Motherf*cker, Urges Impeachment
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Rashida Tlaib, America’s first Palestinian-American congresswoman, is already making headlines on her first day in office. After being sworn in earlier today, the congresswoman made some controversial remarks about President Trump to a crowd. She called the president a motherf*cker, and said she would be working toward impeaching him. Congresswoman @RashidaTlaib tells cheering crowd that […]

Elizabeth Warren Announces 2020 Presidential Exploratory Committee
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Elizabeth Warren Announces 2020 Presidential Exploratory Committee
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US Senator Elizabeth Warren has announced the creation of an exploratory committee for the 2020 presidential election. The exploratory committee will allow Warren to raise contributions while deciding whether or not to launch an official run for the presidency. Senator Warren made the announcement in front of her home, and later live streamed via Instagram […]

President Trump Expected to Bring Home Half of US Troops From Afghanistan
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President Trump Expected to Bring Home Half of US Troops From Afghanistan
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According to the New York Times, the Trump administration has already ordered a withdrawal of half the US military forces in Afghanistan.  There are about 14,000 US military personnel currently deployed in Afghanistan, supported by an additional 8,000 NATO and allied troops. The remaining 7,000 US troops will be the fewest in the country since […]

Cybersecurity Firm Behind Senate’s Report on Russian Meddling Caught in Massive Hoax
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Cybersecurity Firm Behind Senate’s Report on Russian Meddling Caught in Massive Hoax
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According to the New York Times and Fox News, cybersecurity company New Knowledge was involved in a large-scale hoax involving Russian Election Interference. New Knowledge was one of two cybersecurity companies whose findings regarding 2016 election interference by Russia were published by the US Senate Intelligence Committee. According to the new reports, New Knowledge teamed with […]

Military Set to Receive 2.6% Raise, Not the 10% Promised by President Trump
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Military Set to Receive 2.6% Raise, Not the 10% Promised by President Trump
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During his recent trip to Iraq, President Trump delivered a speech to US military personnel. During the speech, the president touched on numerous topics, including his recent decision to withdraw troops from Syria. However, it was his comments regarding a pay raise for the soldiers that garnered a significant amount of attention after the speech. […]

President Trump Visits US Troops in Iraq
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President Trump Visits US Troops in Iraq
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President Donald Trump delivered a surprise speech to US military personnel in Iraq on Wednesday. The president and the first lady departed the White House late Christmas night for the trip. They landed in Al Asad Air Base after the eleven-hour flight, where the president delivered a speech to the soldiers in attendance. National Security […]

President Trump Unveils School Safety Commission Report
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President Trump Unveils School Safety Commission Report
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The Federal Commission on School Safety released their findings earlier this week concerning mass shootings in schools. The Final Report of the Federal Commission on School Safety is a 180-page report put together by a blue-ribbon panel. The panel was formed in the aftermath of the mass shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School […]

GOP Senators Graham and Rubio Bash Trump for Syria Withdrawal
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GOP Senators Graham and Rubio Bash Trump for Syria Withdrawal
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Earlier today, President Trump announced victory over ISIS in Syria, and his plans to withdrawal US troops from the country. Although the move seems in line with the president’s past statements concerning the conflict, the announcement didn’t go over too well with some neoconservatives in congress.  Both Senators Lindsey Graham and Marco Rubio chose to […]

VA Officials Oppose Agent Orange Claims
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VA Officials Oppose Agent Orange Claims
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Veterans Affairs Officials are opposing the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2017 Congressional bill. This legislative bill extends payouts to about 90,000 Vietnam Veterans who claim effects from Agent Orange during the Vietnam War, and is estimated to cost about one billion dollars. The VA’s Undersecretary of Benefits, Paul Lawrence has stated, “The […]