Amtrak’s Budget Cuts Could Derail Service in 220 Cities

During the campaign, President Trump said he would “Make America Great Again” but this plan does not include the once great railroads of America. The new budget proposed by Trump would cut Amtrak’s budget by $630m, which would eliminate the service altogether in over 220 cities and in 23 states. These states are almost entirely in the middle of the country, and who voted for … Continue reading Amtrak’s Budget Cuts Could Derail Service in 220 Cities

U.S. Police Chiefs Call out Trump for Endorsing Police Brutality

President Trump also seems to say the wrongs things to large swaths of people. Last Friday, Trump spoke in front of thousands of police officers and told them to “rough up” people who’ve been arrested. Since the 1991 LA Police Department beating of Rodney King, departments across the nation have undertaken a trust-building relationship with their local communities. Executive Director of the Major Cities Chiefs … Continue reading U.S. Police Chiefs Call out Trump for Endorsing Police Brutality

Honolulu Bans Texting While Crossing Streets

The capital of the tropical state of Hawaii has banned citizens and tourists from crossing the street while texting or using their mobile phones. The aim is to reduce injuries and deaths from “distracted walking,” and will take effect in October. First offenders caught staring at their phones while crossing will receive a fine of $15 to $35, with repeat offenders facing fines of up … Continue reading Honolulu Bans Texting While Crossing Streets

Trump and McConnell Lose Healthcare Fight

In the early hours of Friday morning, three Republicans and all Democrats rejected the “skinny repeal” bill which effectively ended the Republicans chance of repealing Obamacare. Senator John McCain (R-AZ), recently diagnosed with brain cancer, cast the deciding vote and ended Trump’s hopes of passing healthcare legislation. A recent Congressional Budget Office report suggested that the “skinny repeal” bill would have increased the number of … Continue reading Trump and McConnell Lose Healthcare Fight

New Comms Director Unleashes Vulgar Rant at WH Comms Staff

Anthony Scaramucci did not hold back. In a recent phone interview with The New Yorker, Scaramucci unloaded on White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus and members of the communications team. Priebus blocked Scaramucci’s appointment to a White House position before Trump took office in January, which was the beginning of bad blood between the two. Since coming to the White House, Scaramucci has pointed … Continue reading New Comms Director Unleashes Vulgar Rant at WH Comms Staff

Priebus Out as Chief of Staff

White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus has been pushed out of the White House by President Trump due to his failure to impose order on a chaos-wracked West Wing. Trump announced on Friday that he will be replaced by Secretary of Homeland Security John F. Kelly, a retired four-star Marine general. Priebus has failed to limit the number of leaks coming out of the … Continue reading Priebus Out as Chief of Staff

Trump Ponders Recess Appointment for Sessions

According to sources close to the president, Trump is considering replacing Attorney General Jeff Sessions through a recess appointment if Sessions leaves the job or is fired. A recess appointment allows the president to fill the post with anyone of his choosing if the Senate goes on recess for a period of more than 10 days. However, many Republicans see Sessions as their representative in … Continue reading Trump Ponders Recess Appointment for Sessions