The President Declares a National Emergency Seeking Funds for Southern Border Wall

Citing a humanitarian crisis on the southern border, President Trump declared a national emergency yesterday from the White House. The declaration would allow the President to repurpose funds for the construction of a border wall along the U.S. border with Mexico. The federal government shut down for a record 34 days over December and January […]

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President Trump Moves Up Mattis Resignation Date

President Trump announced that Secretary of State James Mattis will be leaving his post at the Pentagon sooner than expected. The President named Deputy Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan as the new head of the Department of Defense. The President made the announcement via Twitter this morning. “I am pleased to announce that our very […]

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Vote on Kavanaugh Supreme Court Nomination Delayed One Week

The confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court was delayed by at least a week when President Trump ordered an investigation into an alleged sexual assault involving Kavanaugh. The attack is alleged to have happened some thirty-six years ago. The investigation will not be broad and will be concluded in a week the […]

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Trump Walks Back Comments on Russian Meddling

President Trump sought to clarify remarks he made during a joint news conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday during a meeting with Republican lawmakers at the White House yesterday. “So I’ll begin by stating that I have full faith and support for America’s great intelligence agencies. Always have…Let me be totally clear in […]

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Trump Performance at Press Conference with Putin Draws Harsh Criticism

President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin met in Helsinki, Finland, yesterday for the first ever summit between the two leaders. The men discussed a variety of issues including nuclear proliferation, energy and the Syrian Civil War. “I have just concluded a meeting with President Putin on a wide range of critical issues for both […]

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President Trump Nominates Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court

President Trump nominated Judge Brett Kavanaugh to fill the forthcoming vacancy on the High Court left by the retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy. Kennedy was nominated by then-President Ronald Reagan and has served for 31 years. Although nominated by a Republican, Kennedy became a reliably independent voice, providing swing votes on such landmark issues as marriage-equality, […]

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Kennedy to Retire, Ensuring Second Trump Nominee to Supreme Court

Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy has announced his retirement. He will be leaving the High Court in July. The announcement was made yesterday in the public release of a letter he wrote to President Donald Trump. “This letter is a respectful and formal notification of my decision, effective July 31 of this year, to end […]

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McConnell Cancels Senate’s August Recess

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has cancelled the Senate’s August recess it was announced this week. McConnell said the time was needed to work through a backlog of President Trump’s nominees which McConnell claims Democrats have been slow-walking. “Due to the historic obstruction by Senate Democrats of the president’s nominees, and the goal of passing […]

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