Category Archives: Current Events

Putin and Trump Will Not Discuss Crimea, Kremlin Says

Monday the Kremlin said Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump can discuss “all other issues” except Crimea, the peninsula Moscow annexed from Ukraine in 2014, at their highly anticipated first summit this month. Continue reading →

Chuck Schumer: Our Rights Hang in the Balance

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., warned that President Donald Trump’s choice to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy “will overturn Roe v. Wade and undo the Affordable Care Act,” in a column for The New York Times on Monday. Continue reading →

McClatchy: Mueller Team Likely Gained Access to NRA Tax Filings

Investigators working for special counsel Robert Mueller likely got access to the National Rifle Association’s tax filings and list of secret donors, McClatchy newspapers are reporting. The newspaper group’s Washington bureau attributed the speculation to legal experts. Continue reading →

Seattle bans plastic straws, utensils, becoming first major US city to do so

Seattle has officially become the first major U.S. city to ban restaurants from giving plastic straws and utensils to customers in an effort to help the environment. Stupid liberals. Rolling Eyes Continue reading →

Mexico presidential election front-runner vows to fight Trump with left-wing policies

Then Mexico can say goodbye to NAFTA. Very Happy A left-wing populist who has railed against President Trump’s immigration policies in no uncertain terms appeared set to ascend to Mexico’s presidency as voters went to the polls Sunday. Continue reading →

Obama still backing Pelosi while other Democrats move on

The list of Democrats expressing frustration with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has been growing longer in recent weeks, but don’t expect to see former President Barack Obama’s name on it. Continue reading →

Vacant Supreme Court seat will likely influence U.S. election turnout, poll shows

The U.S. Supreme Court seat left open by the retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy is a powerful motivator for voters, particularly Democrats, in this fall’s midterm election fight for control of Congress. Continue reading →

U.S. government says it will detain migrant children with parents

Friday the US government said in a court filing that it has the right to detain children and parents caught crossing the U.S. border illegally for the duration of their immigration proceedings. Continue reading →

Collins, Murkowski in Hot Seat Over SCOTUS and Abortion

Republican Sens. Lisa Murkowski and Susan Collins are already in the searing spotlight for the role they’ll play in voting to confirm the next Supreme Court nominee. Continue reading →

Ken Isaacs: UN migration agency rejects Trump nominee

The UN migration agency’s member states have rejected President Trump’s nominee for director-general, making it only the second time in the agency’s history that it will not be led by an American. Continue reading →