Senate Confirms Nikki Haley as Next UN Ambassador

South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley was confirmed to be the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.  Despite her lack of any formal diplomatic experience she won major support from Democrats with a vote of 96-4. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee approved her nomination prior to the full confirmation by the Senate. During her confirmation hearing, she aired disagreements with Trump on certain policy issues … Continue reading Senate Confirms Nikki Haley as Next UN Ambassador

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

Michael Keaton sizzles in ‘The Founder’

Moviegoers were introduced to the legend of McDonalds and Ray Kroc. Michael Keaton stars as McDonalds executive Ray Kroch, who starts out as a traveling salesman selling milkshake makers to drive-ins across the country. While selling his machines, Kroc stumbles upon McDonalds and is surprised how fast their service is and ends up meeting McDonald brothers Dick (Nick Offerman) and Mac (John Carroll Lynch). Kroc … Continue reading Michael Keaton sizzles in ‘The Founder’

President Trump Begins to Unravel Obamacare

Just a few hours after taking the oath of office, President Donald Trump has signed into law an executive order that allows federal agencies the power to loosen large chunks of Obamacare, including the mandate requiring Americans to purchase insurance. During the official Oval Office ceremony, President Trump signed several official documents. The order allows federal agencies the power to change, delay or waive provisions … Continue reading President Trump Begins to Unravel Obamacare

President Obama Commutes Bradley Manning Sentence

President Obama has commuted the sentence of Bradley Manning, now known as Chelsea Manning. Law enforcement arrested Chelsea for stealing more than 70,000 classified documents and sending them to Wikileaks. A military court convicted Manning to 35 years in prison. Her commutation was included in a batch of 64 pardons and 209 commutations. President Obama ruled out a pardon for Edward Snowden, former NSA contractor who … Continue reading President Obama Commutes Bradley Manning Sentence

Edward Snowden Granted Asylum Extension

The Russian Foreign Ministry has extended Edward Snowden’s asylum until 2020. Snowden originally sought asylum in Russia in 2013, after he released thousands of documents related to American intelligence and surveillance operations to the press including the Guardian newspaper. Snowden’s lawyer said that he would have the opportunity to apply for Russian citizenship next year. Former CIA Director Michael Morell believed that Putin would hand … Continue reading Edward Snowden Granted Asylum Extension

We’ll Miss You/Good Riddance, First Fan.

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ESPN’s MLK Day tribute to departing President Obama, dubbed ‘First Fan’ by the network that also dubbed Caitlyn Jenner ‘First Most Heroic’ for departing from her lady parts is a welcome tribute for all. For Obamanites it will be a reminder of the ultimate pop culture president that was. Hip to Twitter (but not as hip as the incoming POTUS).… Continue reading We’ll Miss You/Good Riddance, First Fan.

Widow of Orlando Shooter Facing Criminal Charges

January 16, 2017 – FBI agents have arrested the widow of Orlando nightclub shooter Omar Mateen in connection with the mass shooting. Attorney General Loretta Lynch confirmed the arrest of Noor Salman. Salman is expected to appear in court on Tuesday and is facing charges of obstruction of justice and aiding and abetting by providing material support to a terrorist organization. Lynch made the announcement … Continue reading Widow of Orlando Shooter Facing Criminal Charges

Weiner: An Unlikely Republican Hero

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? With inauguration day nearing, it appears as if Donald J. Trump will in fact be sworn in as the 45th president of the good ole USA. Despite the best efforts of Democratic leadership, it appears an inevitability at this point. The credit for his somewhat stunning rise to the Oval Office should be assigned to numerous parties. Of… Continue reading Weiner: An Unlikely Republican Hero