Mar 21, 2017, 5:16 pm EDT
A number of U.S. airlines have issued an electronics ban to avoid terrorist attacks.
Some are criticizing the ban already, calling it unconstitutional and racist, but both the U.S. and U.K. claim that the move is designed to keep the countries’ safe with a ban that will ensure a number of large electronic devices will not be stowed in the carry-on bins.
The ban affects 10 airport that are operating in the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey due to the fact that these areas have terrorist groups. It affects nine airlines coming out of 10 countries, including Turkey, Lebanon, Tunisia, Jordan, Egypt and Saudi Arabia. Read
Mar 16, 2017, 11:50 am EDT
President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban has been put on hold by two federal judges.
US District Court Judge Derrick Watson was the first federal judge to put Trump’s revised travel ban on hold. He presides over Honolulu, Hawaii and has released a 43-page ruling on the travel ban hold. Watson claims that the travel ban hasn’t changed enough from the previous to stop it from being a ban on Muslims.
Theodore Chuang of Maryland is the second judge that has put a hold on President’ Trumps revised travel ban and he agrees with Watson. Both judges point to remarks made by the President during the election that support the idea he is looking to bar Muslims from entering the United States. Read
Mar 15, 2017, 12:29 pm EDT
A portion of President Donald Trump’s tax returns have been leaked.
A 1040 form from Trump’s tax returns for 2005 was shown on The Rachel Maddow Show on Tuesday. Maddow says that the papers were obtained from investigative reporter David Cay Johnston. He claims they were anonymously mailed to him.
Here are a few highlights from the Trump’s tax returns from 2005. Read
Mar 14, 2017, 2:11 pm EDT
The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) health care report suggests that the GOP’s American Health Care Act will not be as successful as it anticipates.
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President Donald Trump and his administration have promised to add health care through a new plan called the American Health Care Act, which is slated to offer affordable coverage. The plan will reportedly help 24 million uninsured people be in some sort of insurance by 2026, the CBO said.
Additionally, the plan will reduce the federal budget deficit by $337 million by then, proving to be a massive improvement over the Affordable Health Care Act, according to the CBO. Read
Mar 10, 2017, 4:18 pm EDT
South Korea president Park Geun-hye was impeached this week.
Eight justices of the Constitutional Court voted unanimously to impeach the president for committing acts that violated the Constitution during her time in office.. This follows the December move when she was suspended in December by a legislative impeachment vote.
Ms. Park’s acts “betrayed the trust of the people and were of the kind that cannot be tolerated for the sake of protecting the Constitution,” Justice Lee said. The verdict was announced on Friday, which followed protests in the streets of South Korea following allegations of corruption related to the government and business leaders. Read