Directly after the Trump Administration pushed for the adoption of fossil fuel energy sources at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Poland, the White House announced a sweeping overhaul of federal laws protecting wetlands, streams, and rivers. The move comes as a further assault on environmental protections by President Trump, who has made clear his commitment to unraveling regulations in favor of economic development.Read More
On the morning of November 30th, two massive back to back earthquakes struck the remote U.S. State of Alaska. The quakes, which were 7.0 and 5.7 in magnitude, were the largest since the devastating 1964 earthquake which wiped out most of the capital city of Anchorage. Despite the strength and central location of the earthquakes, not a single serious injury or death was reported.Read More
The American car manufacturer General Motors (GM) made a stunning announcement on Monday that it will be closing five plants in both the United States and Canada, costing thousands of jobs. The decision comes as a bid to buoy slowing sales and invest in producing the types of vehicles currently demanded by consumers across the world. For President Trump, the move by General Motors came as unwelcome news and caused doubt at the effectiveness of his aggressive stance on global trade.Read More
With President Donald Trump elected into office two years ago, this midterm serves as an indicator of whether or not the balance of power has shifted from the GOP to the Democrats.Read More
The administration of U.S. President Donald Trump released a series of severe sanctions on the Iranian government on Monday, Nov 5. The measures against Iran are focused almost entirely on the nation’s oil and gas industry, its primary source of income. The U.S. government has sanctioned over 700 banks, companies, people, vehicles and entities to help exert the maximum amount of pressure on the Iranian regime.Read More
On Saturday, October 28th, a gunman burst through the doors of the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, shouting anti-semitic phrases and firing a semi-automatic rifle. By the time the shooting stopped, 11 lay dead and four, including two police officers, were wounded.
On Wednesday, Oct 17, Canada legalized the possession and usage of recreational marijuana across all ten of its provinces. The nation became the first major power to permit the drug, with Uruguay being the only other country in the world that also allows marijuana usage. The legalization comes as a great victory for the Administration of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who championed the idea during his election.Read More
The 2018 midterm election will be anything but predictable. With the election of President Donald Trump in 2016, his victory has sent shockwaves to voters across the country. Below are four key races to keep an eye on come November.Read More
In a surprise announcement, Nikki Haley, the acting United States ambassador to the U.N., declared that she was resigning from her post on Tuesday, October 9th. Her departure from the Trump administration is causing new questions about the stability of the White House going into the midterm elections, as well as the possibility of political aspirations for Haley herself.Read More
On the night of Sunday, September 30th, a new trade deal was born in fevered negotiations between representatives for the nations of Canada, the United States, and Mexico. The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is being renamed the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) to find common ground between the three countries.
The future career of U.S. Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is in serious trouble after a flurry of meetings and private discussions were held concerning his fate on Monday. For now Rosenstein still holds his position at the Department of Justice, but is scheduled to meet with President Donald Trump on Thursday over allegations that he planned to secretly record Trump and invoke the 25th amendment, which transfers the office of presidency to the vice president in the case of the president’s death, resignation, removal from office, or severe impairment.Read More
Only a week of significant negotiating time remains for the United States and Canada to conclude on the fate of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). If a solution is not found by the end of the week, it will likely be too late for Canada to meet the U.S. demand for a completely drafted deal by October 1st.Read More