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In an interview with The Record, a New Jersey newspaper, on Sunday, Counselor to the President, Kellyanne Conway, discussed President Trump’s claims that former president, Barack Obama, wiretapped Trump Tower during the 2016 campaign. During the interview, Conway highlighted several options for surveillance through technology, including microwave ovens. While it has been proven that electronic devices and appliances have been…

South Korean president removed from office

TWO DIE IN PROTESTS AFTER SOUTH KOREAN PRESIDENT REMOVED FROM OFFICE

Two protesters died during demonstrations in the South Korean capital Friday, after the country’s president was removed from office over alleged corruption. A statement from acting President Hwang Kyo-ahn also said that several people were injured during the protests in Seoul. It called the casualties regrettable and didn’t provide further details on the deaths. Hwang called for unity during a…

GOP Plan To Rewrite Affordable Care Act

DOCTORS, HOSPITALS AND INSURERS OPPOSE REPUBLICAN HEALTH PLAN

Major associations representing physicians, hospitals, insurers and seniors all leveled sharp attacks against the House GOP’s plan to rewrite the Affordable Care Act on Wednesday, as some Republicans publicly questioned whether the measure can clear the House of Representatives. While industry groups warned that the proposal could leave vulnerable Americans with fewer protections than they now have, GOP leaders pressed…

Ben Carson Slavery Speech

CARSON COMPARES SLAVES TO IMMIGRANTS COMING TO ‘A LAND OF DREAMS AND OPPORTUNITY’

Ben Carson compared slaves to immigrants seeking a better life in his first official address Monday as Housing and Urban Development secretary, setting off an uproar on social media. In what appears to be an embarrassing pattern of missteps on race for the Trump administration, Carson told a room packed with hundreds of federal workers that the Africans captured, sold and transported to…

President Trump’s New Executive Order

TRUMP EXPECTED TO ISSUE NEW TRAVEL BAN EXCLUDING IRAQ ON MONDAY

Photo President Trump is expected to issue on Monday a new version of his executive order on immigration that excludes Iraq, a key ally in the fight against the Islamic State, from a list of predominantly Muslim countries whose citizens will face temporary restrictions on travel to the United States. The new order would temporarily stop all refugee admissions to…

Reaction after President Trump’s First Address to Both Houses of Congress

VICE PRESIDENT, MIKE PENCE: “PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP STEPPED UP AND TOLD THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WHERE HE WANTS TO GO."

NBC NEWS (Washington D.C.) – A day after President Donald Trump’s first address to both houses of Congress, reaction is pouring in. The major digs seen in the past month were gone in the speech. NBC’s Edward Lawrence reports that this address was more about ‘America first’ issues and what the President wants to accomplish. President Trump said, ”While we…

White House: Feds Will Step Up Marijuana Law Enforcement

NEW MARIJUANA LAW

The White House said Thursday it expects law enforcement agents to enforce federal marijuana laws when they come into conflict with states where recreational use of the drug is permitted. “I do believe you will see greater enforcement of it,” White House press secretary Sean Spicer said regarding federal drug laws, which still list marijuana as an illegal substance. That’s…

Trump Administration Rolls Back Protections For Transgender Students

TRUMP RESCINDS RULES ON BATHROOMS FOR TRANSGENDER STUDENTS

   The Trump administration on Wednesday revoked federal guidelines specifying that transgender students have the right to use public school restrooms that match their gender identity, taking a stand on a contentious issue that has become the central battle over LGBT rights. Officials with the federal Education and Justice departments notified the U.S. Supreme Court late Wednesday that the administration…

Trump Administration Issues New Immigration Enforcement Policies

THE WHITE HOUSE SAYS IT'S GOAL IS NOT ‘MASS DEPORTATIONS'

The Trump administration on Tuesday sought to allay growing fears among immigrant communities over wide-ranging new directives to ramp up enforcement against illegal immigrants, insisting the measures are not intended to produce “mass deportations.” Federal officials cautioned that many of the changes detailed in a pair of memos from Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly will take time to implement…