Donald Trump Taps Lt. Gen H.R. McMaster for National Security Adviser

President Donald Trump announced his next National Security Adviser will be Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster. This is the best pick Donald Trump has made his entire presidency.  H.R. McMaster is a noted writer and intellectual and respected military leader. McMaster accepted the role after General Michael Flynn resigned after serving for less than a month. H.R. McMaster is a man who has a lengthy military … Continue reading Donald Trump Taps Lt. Gen H.R. McMaster for National Security Adviser

Donald Trump Fighting To Find White House Leakers

President Trump has vowed to find and punish officials who are leaking information about his presidency. Trump’s announcement comes after the House Intelligence Committee said they are investigating the sources behind the story that led to General Michael Flynn resigning. Flynn issued his resignation after White House aides decided that Mr. Flynn misled Vice President Pence about the conversation he had with the Russian ambassador … Continue reading Donald Trump Fighting To Find White House Leakers

Gen. Mike Flynn Resigns As National Security Adviser

Donald Trump faced his first administration loss after General Michael Flynn quit as his national security adviser, late Monday night. His resignation comes after the Department of Justice shared with the White House their belief that he could be subject to blackmail but questions also arose about whether he told Vice President Pence and President Donald Trump the truth. “Unfortunately, because of the fast pace of … Continue reading Gen. Mike Flynn Resigns As National Security Adviser

Mike Flynn Losing Influence Inside Trump’s National Security Council

Many have begun to question whether National Security Adviser Mike Flynn should remain at the White House, after reports surfaced that say he spoke to Russian officials about sanctions prior to Trump becoming president. Flynn issued a formal apology to his White House colleagues over this fiasco. Trump has begun looking into what Flynn told the Russians. However, he has also said he remains confident … Continue reading Mike Flynn Losing Influence Inside Trump’s National Security Council

President Trump Pulls out of Trans Pacific Partnership Deal

President Donald Trump is beginning his presidency by withdrawing from the Trans-Pacific Partnership deal. His executive order comes days after a rough first weekend, where he feuded with the press and faced massive protests in response to his election. Former President Obama was a strong advocate for the trade deal, which was never ratified in the U.S. This is his first step in reshaping American … Continue reading President Trump Pulls out of Trans Pacific Partnership Deal

States file suit against transgender decree

WASHINGTON, May 26, 2016 — Eleven states have filed suit against the White House over a Department of Justice directive. The directive lays out the Obama Administration’s view of the law, which is that public schools must allow transgender students to use bathrooms and locker rooms that fit their own gender identity, rather than their sex at birth. The lawsuit backs up the states’ determination to defy the DOJ directive. … Continue reading States file suit against transgender decree

Obama touts job policies as unemployment falls

President Obama took to the airwaves to rip Republicans for spreading “doom and despair” on the economy – touting January’s jobs reports. Speaking briefly to reporters today, Obama said the U.S. economy is the “strongest in the world” and that “Americans were working and getting bigger paychecks.” The economy added 151,000 jobs in January and the unemployment rate has fallen to 4.9 percent. The president … Continue reading Obama touts job policies as unemployment falls

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Pres. Obama ends solitary confinement for juveniles

President Obama ordered the Bureau of Prisons to terminate the use of restrictive housing for juvenile prisoners. Obama’s order was announced in an op-ed piece in The Washington Post on Tuesday. Obama also said he planned to divert inmates with serious mental illness to alternative forms of housing and to limit the use of “punitive segregation,” the statement said. The move came after a Justice … Continue reading Pres. Obama ends solitary confinement for juveniles

White House officially lifts sanctions on Iran

After receiving confirmation from the IAEA that Iran has completed the required steps in a deal to restrict its nuclear program, President Obama signed an executive order Saturday striking down 20-years of sanctions against Iran for pursuing a nuclear weapons program. The United States agreed to lift the sanctions as part of an international agreement requiring Iran to mothball its nuclear capabilities for a decade … Continue reading White House officially lifts sanctions on Iran