Trump is using the PATRIOT Act to indefinitely detain a non-US citizen in the US. Trump is the first president to use this power. [Link]
The Trump administration is considering adding a regulation that would require all US citizens to be photographed entering and leaving the country. [Link]
Farm subsidies – that have been handed out in response to farmers being hurt by Trump’s trade war with China – will cost Americans $12 billion this year. [Link]
General Dynamics will get a $20 billion contract to build Virginia class submarines. [Link]
Pompeo says the US will support Latin American countries trying to suppress riots and unrest. [Link]
Trump will place steel and aluminum tariffs on Brazil and Argentia. Trump accuses the countries of engaging in currency manipulation that is harming American farmers. [Link]
A terrorist in London stabbed two people to death and was then killed by police. The Islamic State claims the man was a member of their group. [Link]
Julian Assange will testify in a Spanish court about a Spanish company spying on him while he was in the Ecuadorian embassy. The Spanish company is accused of illegally spying on Assange’s privileged conversations with lawyers and passed the intelligence to the US. [Link]
The Trump administration is 100% duties on $2.4 billion in French champagne, cheese, and other products in response to a French tax on digital products. [Link]
North Korea test-fired its large multi rocket launcher on Thanksgiving in a reminder to the US of Kim’s end of year deadline. The deadline calls on the US to make a realistic denuclearization proposal. [Link]
The US has arrested a man and accused him of violating US sanctions against North Korea. The man is a crypto expert who gave a speech in North Korea. He faces 20 years in prison. [Link]
Trump signs bill in support of Hong Kong protesters and could possibly sanction the Chinese government for human rights violations. Trump signed another bill that bars selling some crowd control weapons to the Hong Kong police. [Link]
China bars the US military from visiting Hong Kong and sanctions several NGOs. [Link]
The US releases $105 million in military aid to Lebanon. [Link]
A Syrian airstrike killed ten civilians at a market in Idlib. A Turkish airstrike killed ten civilians in a Kurdish region of Syria. [Link]
Two Turkish soldiers were killed by a mortar attack in southern Turkey near the Syrian border. [Link]
US Senators, led by Graham, send the White House a letter calling for sanctions against Turkey for buying S-400 air defense systems from Russia. [Link]
Fighting has picked up in Idlib Syria where Assad is attempting to liberate the area for al-Qaeda. An observation group reports 69 people were killed in the fighting over two days. [Link]
US News Bernie Sanders drops out of the presidential race. [Link] Los Angeles requires people to wear masks when shopping. [Link] The US will seize all personal protective equipment that someone attempts to export. [Link] Hospitals are accusing the federal government...
US News DHS announces the implementation of the REAL ID Act will be delayed by a year to October 2021. [Link] The Acting Secretary of the Navy Thomas Modly resigns. Modly fired the captain of the USS T Roosevelt last week. Then, Modly addressed the ship slamming its...
US News The US daily output dropped 29% since the first week of March. [Link] The Secretary of the Navy gave a speech to the crew of the USS T Roosevelt slamming the recently fired captain of the ship. The secretary is receiving a lot of backlash and calls to resign....
US News The FDA will allow medical staff in the US to use Chinese made KN-95 respirators. The respirators are an alternative to the N-95s. [Link] Trump invokes the Defense Production Act to prevent 3M from exporting respirators. [Link] The fired Captain of the USS T...
US News Over 6.6 Americans filed for unemployment this week. That is nearly double last week’s record-setting number. New York City police are arresting people for failing to social distance. Once arrested, they are put in a holding cell with dozens of other people....
US News The US will allow the sailors on the USS T Roosevelt to quarantine sick sailors in Guam. The Captain of the aircraft carrier wrote a letter warning about a catastrophic situation on the ship as he was unable to stop the spread of coronavirus. [Link] Trump...