Chicago Sues DoJ Over Sanctuary City Rules

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel plans to sue the Department of Justice over a new set of rules which withholds federal funding to jurisdictions that adopt “sanctuary city” policies. The rules, issued last month, forces cities that have adopted “sanctuary city” policies to give federal immigration authorities unrestricted access to local jails and to notify them 48 hours in advance before releasing an inmate wanted on … Continue reading Chicago Sues DoJ Over Sanctuary City Rules

USDA Staff Told to Avoid Using Term Climate Change

The Trump administration has told staff at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to refrain from using the term climate change and replace it with “weather extremes.” Other terms such as “reduce greenhouse gases” will be blacklisted in favor of “build soil organic matter, increase nutrient use efficiency.” President Trump repeatedly denied the existence of climate change throughout his campaign and even called it a … Continue reading USDA Staff Told to Avoid Using Term Climate Change

Trump, Please Don’t Piss Off China

A former top U.S. trade negotiator under Bill Clinton told reporters on Monday that a move by President Trump to confront China on trade would prompt Beijing to retaliate in a bullish manner, possibly permanently damaging their relationship. Trump is contemplating launching an investigation into China’s alleged abuse of intellectual property rights, which includes China’s subsidization of home-grown industries and doubling down on intellectual property … Continue reading Trump, Please Don’t Piss Off China

U.S. Sends Troops to Yemen

President Trump has authorized the deployment of a small number of American troops to Southern Yemen in an attempt to drive Al-Qaeda out of the region. The American troops will fight alongside a Yemeni tribal group called the Shabwami forces and the U.A.E. in the Shabwa province located in the Arabian Peninsula. In March, Trump introduced legislation that declared parts of Yemen as “temporary battlefields” … Continue reading U.S. Sends Troops to Yemen

Has Trump Made the Economy Better? Nope.

Many news outlets have praised President Trump’s handling of the economy since taking office, citing the more than one million jobs that have been added to the workforce. However, the American economy under Trump is actually slightly worse off than under his predecessor Barack Obama. On average, 181,000 jobs were added per month under Obama compared to Trump’s 179,000 per month, which indicates a better … Continue reading Has Trump Made the Economy Better? Nope.

Germany to Send Refugees to Greece

Germany will send fellow EU member, Greece, 392 asylum seekers using the EU’s Dublin Convention as an excuse. The Dublin Convention states that the first EU country a refugee arrives in, makes that nation responsible for their asylum claim. However, since the economic recession in 2008, Greece has failed to recover financially still relying on bailouts from the IMF and EU (Germany). Greek migrant reception … Continue reading Germany to Send Refugees to Greece

Tensions Rise Between China and India

China has demanded that India remove troops from the 2,175 mile long shared border neighboring the kingdom of Bhutan. Tensions have risen in the past year due to a increase in Indian troops along the border and the construction of highways. According to the foreign ministry of China, “India is not only illegally remaining on Chinese territory, it is also repairing roads in the rear, … Continue reading Tensions Rise Between China and India