U.S. to Begin Collecting Social Media Usernames, Passwords from Visa Applicants

The Trump administration announced today that it will begin collecting social media information on individuals applying for visas to the United States. The new policy is expected to affect roughly 14 million visitors per year. Visitors will be asked to provide social media user names used on popular platforms during the five years preceding the […]

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Russia Expels 60 U.S. Diplomats, Says Will Expel Others in Response to Expulsions from EU Nations as Well

Russia has announced the expulsion of sixty American diplomats in response to a similar measure announced by the U.S. earlier this week. The Russian Foreign Ministry also announced the closing of the U.S. consulate in St. Petersburg, Russia. “US Ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman has been summoned to our ministry, where my deputy Sergei Ryabkov […]

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Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin Out it is Announced Today

President Donald Trump announced today that he has fired Veterans Affairs secretary David Shulkin in the latest shakeup in his cabinet. The President nominated Dr. Ronny Jackson as his replacement. The President shared the announcement on Twitter. “I am pleased to announce that I intend to nominate highly respected Admiral Ronny L. Jackson, MD, as […]

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White House, Office of Government Ethics Looking into Meetings Between Jared Kushner, Banking Executives

Attorneys for the White House are looking into whether the President’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, violated ethics regulations by meeting with banking executives who then lent his family’s real estate business hundreds of millions of dollars. Kushner had several meetings with Joshua Harris, founder of Apollo Global Management, one of the world’s largest private equity firms, […]

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Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin on Verge of Being Fired, According to Reports

President Donald Trump is on the verge of firing the Secretary of Veterans Affairs David Shulkin according to people familiar with the matter. The President is planning on making “one or two major changes,” according to longtime Trump friend and confidant Chris Ruddy, the Newsmax CEO. Ruddy spoke with Trump over the weekend, he said. […]

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U.S., 14 EU Nations Announce Coordinated Expulsion of Russian Diplomats

The Trump administration announced that it is expelling sixty Russian diplomats from the U.S. for that government’s alleged role in the poisoning of a Russian ex-patriot living in Britain earlier this month. The announcement is expected to coincide with similar announcements from other European Union countries, many of them also NATO members. Donald Tusk, President […]

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President Trump Exempts U.S. Allies, EU from Steel & Aluminum Tariffs

The Trump administration has announced that the European Union, Australia, Argentina, Brazil and South Korea will be exempt from the 25% steel and 15% aluminum tariffs the President announced earlier this month. The President’s tariff announcement angered many longstanding allies and set off a flurry of backroom diplomacy as countries sought exemptions and threatened retaliatory […]

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Senate Intelligence Committee Rolls Out List of Recommendations to Guard Against Future Election Hacking

The Senate Intelligence Committee rolled out a list of recommendations for federal, state and local officials to adhere to, to fortify election systems against foreign interference. The Committee made clear that no legislation would follow from the recommendations, as the Committee lacks jurisdiction, and that laws governing election systems fall under the purview of the […]

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Jared Kushner’s Father Admits to Meeting with Qataris in Order to Secure Financing for Real Estate Business

Jared Kushner’s father, Charles Kushner, met with the Qatari Finance Minister last year in the hopes of securing financing for a debt-ridden asset in the company’s portfolio the company confirmed yesterday.  Kushner maintains however that he turned down offers form the Finance Minister to invest in the property in order to avoid potential conflicts for […]

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Three-Judge Panel Strikes Down Injunction Against Texas Anti-Sanctuary Law, Allowing it to Go into Effect

A federal appeals court struck down an injunction issued last year that blocked a Texas law prohibiting local governments in the state from adopting certain “sanctuary city” immigration policies. The law, known as Senate Bill 4 allows Texas law enforcement officers to inquire about individuals’ immigration status whom they are detaining. Under the bill, city […]

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