News Roundup 7/16/20

by | Jul 16, 2020

News Roundup 7/16/20

by | Jul 16, 2020

News Roundup from The Libertarian Institute by Kyle Anzalone

US News

  • Joe Biden says he is open to getting rid of the Senate filibuster. [Link]
  • Tommy Tuberville beats Jeff Sessions in the Alabama Republican Senate primary. [Link]
  • Trump announces the arrest of several MS-13 gang members. One member was charged with terrorism-related offensives. [Link]
  • The Federal government executed a man for the first time in 17 years. [Link]
  • Banks are set to make $18 billion processing the small business stimulus loans. [Link]
  • The federal deficit in June was only smaller than the total deficit in five years. [Link]

Foreign Policy

  • The CIA has conducted a series of covert cyber attacks since Trump signed an order authorizing it in 2018. At least China, Russia, Iran, and North Korea have been targeted. [Link]
  • The Navy, Air Force, and Army are using Twitch to recruit children. [Link]
  • The US Navy sailed through waters claimed by Venezuela. [Link]

Azerbaijan/Armenia

  • The clashes between Azerbaijan and Armenia have now claimed 16 lives. The US is urging for a ceasefire. [Link]

Middle East

  • At least seven ships caught fire at an Iranian port. [Link]
  • Saudi airstrikes kill at least 25 Yemeni civilians. [Link]

About Kyle Anzalone

Kyle Anzalone is news editor of the Libertarian Institute, assistant editor of Antiwar.com and co-host of Conflicts of Interest with Will Porter.

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