News Roundup 8/14/17

News Roundup 8/14/17

The sanctions bill Trump signed had a provision that will require the government to monitor crypto currencies. [Link] The Trump Administration is looking at arming Ukrainian rebels. Those who are advocating arming the rebels believe it will help to put pressure on...
News Roundup 8/14/17

News Roundup 8/13/17

Robert Perry explains how the flawed Russigate logic made Trump more of a war hawk. [Link] Sam Heller defends Trump’s decision to end support for Syrian rebel groups. [Link] A Democrat running to be governor of Illinois says he will commute the sentence of all...
News Roundup 8/14/17

News Roundup 8/11/17

Trump will declare the opioid crisis as a national emergency. [Link] Under Donald Trump, the US has deported people at a slower rate than under Obama. Arrests of suspected illegal aliens in the US is up under Trump. [Link] NBC News reports the CIA and the Office of...
News Roundup 8/14/17

News Roundup 8/10/17

Federal drug prosecutions are at the lowest rate in 25 years. [Link] The FBI searched Paul Manafort’s home. The FBI had a warrant for tax information and banking records. [Link] The UAE is on pace to donate $20 million to the Middle East Insititute over...
News Roundup 8/14/17

News Roundup 8/9/17

A New York man is suing the New York police department for harassing him and assaulting him so he would give false testimony in a murder trial. [Link] Baltimore tax payers are paying victims of Baltimore police $1.1 million. The $1.1 million is for four...
News Roundup 8/14/17

News Roundup 8/8/17

This article looks at the generals in Trump’s administration. [Link] Police were able to seize $21,000 from a sex worker with civil asset forfeiture. [Link] The City of Chicago is using SWAT to manage mental health crises. [Link] The son of...
News Roundup 8/14/17

News Roundup 8/7/17

Congress has put several spending increases in the budget for departments Trump wanted a budget cut. [Link] National Security Advisor H R McMaster says Trump has already made some important decision on Afghanistan policy. One of these decisions is trying to prevent...
News Roundup 8/14/17

News Roundup 8/4/17

The Senate has confirmed former Senator Kay Hutchison to be US Ambassador to NATO. The Senate also confirmed several other diplomatic posts. [Link] Trump said US and Russian relations are at an all time, very dangerous low. [Link] West Virgina’s Governor...
News Roundup 8/14/17

News Roundup 8/3/17

Trump says the US is losing the war in Afghanistan and he has suggested firing the commander of US forces in Afghanistan General Nicholson. [Link] Trump criticized and signed the sanctions bill. [Link] The Trump Administration wants a role in drafting the new AUMF...
News Roundup 8/14/17

News Roundup 8/2/17

Trump decided to end the CIA program of arming Syrian rebel groups after watching a disturbing video. The video shows a CIA supported rebel group beheading a child. [Link] Christoper Wray has been confirmed as FBI Director. [Link] Secretary of State Rex Tillerson...
News Roundup 8/14/17

News Roundup 8/1/17

Trump fired Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci. Scaramucci held the job for 11 days. [Link] Trump is considering spending troops or private defense contractors to Afghanistan to protect mineral mining operations. [Link] Trump is also considering continuing the...
News Roundup 8/14/17

News Roundup 7/31/17

Trump fired Reince Priebus as White House Chief of Staff. Trump named General John Kelly to the position. [Link] Trump says he expects the US to withdraw from the P5+1 Nuclear Agreement with Iran in September. [Link] Trump threatens to with hold bailouts to health...
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