News Roundup 12/9/16

by | Dec 9, 2016

  • Trump’s pick to head DHS, General Kelly is strongly against the legalization of marijuana. Kelly believes it undermines the war on drugs. [Link]
  • A former colleague of General Flynn writes an article explaining why he believes that Flynn will push the US towards war with Iran. [Link]
  • Trump picks Linda McMahon to head the Small Business Administration. McMahon is the co-founder of the WWE and a former Senate candidate. Trump is a Hall of Fame member of the WWE. [Link]
  • An Australian study shows that aggressively enforced speed limits cause drives to struggle to focus on what is going on around them. [Link]
  • Georgia’s Secretary of State sends a letter to DHS asking why someone with a DHS IP address attempted to hack into the state’s voter database. [Link]
  • Rep Tulsi Gabbard introduced a bill that would prevent the US government from arming, training, supplying or providing intelligence to terrorists groups or countries that provide support to terrorist groups. This would prevent the US from selling weapons to Saudi Arabia. [Link]
  • The US approves $7 billion in weapon sales to Saudi Arabi, UAE, Qatar, and Morocco. [Link]
  • A Greek court rules to not extradite two of the Turkish military officers that Turkey has requested extradited of. Turkey accuses the men of being involved in the July coup. [Link]
  • The US claims that the US-coalition to combat ISIS in Iraq and Syria has killed 50,000 ISIS militants. [Link]
  • Russian halts the military offensive in Aleppo to give civilians time to leave the combat areas. [Link]
  • With no evidence, the US tries to convince Turkey that Iran is responsible for an attack that killed four Turkish soldiers in Syria. Turkey initially believed that Syria was behind the attack, but after reviewing evidence with the Russians, Turkey came to the conclusion that it was an ISIS suicide bombing. ISIS took responsibility for the attack. [Link]

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Kyle Anzalone is news editor of the Libertarian Institute, opinion editor of and co-host of Conflicts of Interest with Will Porter and Connor Freeman.

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