President Donald Trump Withdraws the US from the Paris Climate Accord 3

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Kenny Tran

Representatives from 196 nations made a historic pact on December 12, 2015, in Paris to adopt green energy sources, cut down on climate change emissions and limit the rise in global temperatures while also cooperating to cope with the impact of unavoidable climate change. The United States was part of the 196 nations. But on June 1, Donald Trump made a very shocking announcement.

“In order to fulfill my solemn duty to protect America and its citizens, the United States will withdraw from the Paris climate accord but begin negotiations to re-enter either the Paris accord or an entirely new transaction under terms that are fair to the United States. We’re getting out. And we will start to renegotiate and we’ll see if there’s a better deal. If we can, great. If we can’t, that’s fine,” Trump said from the White House Rose Garden. More…

Pressured to Stop the Russian Investigation? 16

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Kenny Tran

James Comey, former FBI director, plans to testify publicly in the Senate to confirm the accusations that President Trump pressured him to end the investigation of Russia.

Details are still being worked out, but on June 8th Comey is expected to appear before the Senate Intelligence Committee which is investigating possible connections between the Trump campaign and Russia during last year’s presidential election.

Comey has spoken privately with Special Counsel Robert Mueller III, a longtime colleague at the Justice Department, to work out the parameters for his testimony to ensure there are no legal entanglements as a result of his public account, a source said. Comey will likely sit down with Mueller for a formal interview only after his public testimony. More…

United States Upsets Two Allies 7

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Kenny Tran

With the United States leaking intelligence, the United States has managed to upset one of our closest allies. This raises concerns about ruining the trust of informational partners. Just days after President Donald Trump was reported to have revealed highly sensitive, likely Israeli-shared intelligence to Russian officials in the Oval Office, the United Kingdom is voicing its frustration over leaked information coming from US sources.

With the President repeatedly sharing sensitive information with another country, the UK is now very upset with the US. UK Home Secretary Amber Rudd slammed US leaks on the investigation into the attack at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England, as “irritating” on Wednesday after a string of details emerged from US law enforcement sources before they were released by British police or officials. “The British police have been very clear that they want to control the flow of information in order to protect toperational integrity, the element of surprise,” Rudd told BBC Radio 4’s “Today” program. “So it is irritating if it gets released from other sources, and I have been very clear with our friends that that should not happen again.” And when asked if the leaks from US officials had compromised the ongoing investigation, Rudd said she “wouldn’t go that far.” More…

What Really Happened Between Trump And Comey? 7

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Kelsey Bisetti

Why did Trump really fire Comey? Was it because he refused to pledge his allegiance to our president? Or was it due to a few simple recommendations? This is the question dominating every headline in America. But first, a bit of background.

Wait a second, who’s Comey?

Comey, A.K.A. James Brien Comey, was FBI director for nearly four years before his ten-year contract was abruptly terminated by Donald Trump.

What exactly happened to him?

It’s actually kind of a funny story. Apparently, there was some major confusion when it came to informing Comey of his misfortune. Nobody bothered telling him he was fired. Instead, he found out while he was delivering a speech to FBI employees in LA on May 9th when he saw a news clip flash behind the crowd.   More…

Trump Taping Conversations 6

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Kenny Tran

When Trump fired James Comey on May 9, he gave him one threat that may have let some of his secrets slip. “James Comey better hope that there are no ‘tapes’ of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press,” Trump tweeted. When reporters questioned Sean Spicer, the White House press secretary, he said that this was not a threat and there was nothing more to say.

Although Trump did “threaten” Comey, Comey says that he isn’t worried about what is on the supposed tape. More…

Trump’s Biggest Accomplishments… And Failures 14

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Kelsey Bisetti

Everybody seems to have an opinion. That’s a great thing for a debate team, but an awful thing for a journalist trying to get the story right.

It’s been a nightmare trying to sort out all this nonsense about Trump’s first 100 days. Some say he’s already made America great again; others say he’s done absolutely nothing of what he promised. There are even those who feel what he has been able to accomplish has done great and possibly irreparable harm. There is evidence to show that all sides are partially right. So to sort it all out, let’s take a closer look at what our new president promised during his campaign.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

1.) Develop A Task Force Devoted To Reducing Crime, Especially Related To Drugs And Violence More…

The Chemical Invasion 2

Kelsey Bisetti

People seem to forget all too often that there is a vital difference between terrorists and innocents. Terrorists are the ones causing the fire; innocents are the ones caught in the crosshairs.

On Thursday, April 5th, chemicals bombs were released on what had been deemed, with little supporting evidence, terrorist factories.

Over eighty Syrian civilians, many of which were children, were proclaimed dead in this incident, the details of which are still hazy. More…

A Good Shutdown? 6

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Kenny Tran

After Trump’s first 100 days in office, he tweeted, “The reason for the plan negotiated between the Republicans and Democrats is that we need 60 votes in the Senate which are not there! We either elect more Republican Senators in 2018 or change the rules now to 51%. Our country needs a good “shutdown” in September to fix mess!”

Democrats quickly hopped including Hawaii Sen. Brian Schatz who tweeted, “The President just called for a government shutdown this fall. No President has ever done anything like this.”

Congressional leaders have announced that they’d reach a deal to avert a government shutdown until September, but they would need Democratic votes. More…

No XL? 4

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Kelsey Bisetti

 

With all the recent drama concerning TrumpCare, the wall, and the travel ban, the Keystone XL Pipeline kind of got swept under the rug. But that doesn’t mean it isn’t a serious controversy.

Keystone XL is a direct oil pipeline running from Alberta, Canada to Steele City, Nebraska. As opposed to the old pipeline mimicking this one, this is a much faster route, raking in about 3,486,000 gallons of oil a day.

Construction would employ about 28,000 workers and ease dependance on the Middle East. Not to mention, the increased availability of supplies would lead to lower prices for customers. More…

Shining A Spotlight On Our New First Lady 4

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Kelsey Bisetti

 

Let’s face it, at least two-thirds of the headlines today revolve around Donald Trump, but very rarely do we hear about his wife, Melania Trump.

On March 29, the first lady made a rare public appearance at the 2017 Secretary of State’s International Women of Courage Awards. This award honors women across the globe for their bravery in overcoming personal attacks, gender bias, or domestic violence. These women then went on to change their society in unbelievable ways.

Melania personally distributed the twelve awards, insisting all the while that, “. . . their lives remind us of the boundless capacity of the human spirit when guided by moral clarity and desire to do good.” More…