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White House Rumors: Why a Gary Cohn Resignation Is Worrying Everyone

Aug 18, 2017, 3:21 pm EDT

White House economic adviser Gary Cohn could be resigning, according to rumors from the District of Columbia. Source: Flickr

Such a move is cause for concern to many as Cohn’s role is considered to be crucial in helping the country go through tax reform. Yale School of Management’s Jeffrey Sonnenfeld believes that the economic adviser’s resignation would cause the markets to crash.

The rumors come over the fact that Cohn was “upset” and “disgusted” by President Trump’s response to the white nationalist rally in Virginia that resulted in one death and many injures. The White House economic adviser is Jewish. Read 

Trump Impeachment: 7 Things to Know Today

Aug 18, 2017, 2:02 pm EDT

A Donald Trump impeachment has been proposed once again. Source: Shutterstock

Here are seven things you should know about it:

    Democrat member of the House of Representatives Steve Cohen of Tennessee released a presser Thursday expressing his intention to begin the presidential impeachment process. “Instead of unequivocally condemning hateful actions by neo-Nazis, white nationalists and Klansmen following a national tragedy, the president said ‘there were very fine people on both sides.’ There are no good Nazis. There are no good Klansmen,” Cohen said. He added that the POTUS has failed the test of moral leadership. “No moral president would ever shy away from outright condemning hate, intolerance and bigotry,” Cohen added. “No moral president would ever question the values of Americans protesting in opposition of such actions, one of whom was murdered by one of the white nationalists.” The Representative added that Trump has committed a number of actions that are grounds for impeachment, such as potentially obstructing justice and violating the Constitution’s Foreign Emoluments clause. Democrat Rep. Brad Sherman introduced articles of impeachment last month following Trump’s firing of FBI director James Comey in the midst of an investigation regarding a possible collusion between Trump’s campaign and Russia. Impeaching the POTUS would require a two-thirds majority vote in the Senate and a majority vote in the House of Representatives.

Republicans currently hold both houses. Read 

Hope Hicks: 7 Things About Interim White House Communications Director

Aug 16, 2017, 1:28 pm EDT

Hope Hicks has been chosen as the interim White House communications director. Source: Flickr

Following the departure of Anthony Scaramucci, the 28-year-old Hicks has been elected to take over the role until the White House can find a suitable replacement. Here are seven things to know about Hicks:

    She was a spokeswoman for President Trump’s campaign, serving as the press secretary for his candidacy. Hicks is the longest-serving political aide of Trump. She grew up in Greenwich, Connecticut and she is the daughter of the former executive director of the NFL. Her college degree is in English from Southern Methodist University, where she played lacrosse all four years and graduated in 2010. Hicks began her professional career in 2012 with Hiltzik Strategies under Ivanka Trump, helping out on her fashion line. She joined the Trump Organization full time in 2014, working for Ivanka inside Trump Tower. She was the gatekeeper to press members during the election, handling over 250 requests a day in behalf of Donald Trump.

Hicks was included in Forbes latest list of “30 under 30.” Read 

Under Armour, Intel CEOs Are Latest to Resign From Trump Council

Aug 15, 2017, 12:19 pm EDT

The CEOs of Under Armour Inc (NYSE:UA,UAA) and Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) are the latest to resign from President Donald Trump’s Manufacturing Council.

Both of the CEOs made the decision to leave the Trump council following his remarks concerning the violent protests that took place in Charlottesville, Va., over the weekend.

Here’s what Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank has to say about the decision. Read 

What Declaring Opioid Crisis as a National Emergency Means

Aug 11, 2017, 1:49 pm EDT

The opioid crisis has been declared a national emergency by President Donald Trump. Source: ©iStock.com/cheyennezj

The POTUS made the announcement at his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey. “It’s a national emergency,” he said. “We’re going to spend a lot of time, a lot of effort and a lot of money on the opioid crisis.”

Trump proclaimed that the U.S. will win the war against the drug epidemic that has been ravaging the country in recent years as anxiety and depression rates also continue to rise. He added that the problem is unlike any this country’s ever faced. Read 

Where Is Guam? Will North Korea Strike?

Aug 9, 2017, 3:17 pm EDT

Where is Guam?

North Korea has threatened to launch a strike on the U.S. territory with “medium-to-long-range strategic ballistic missiles,” according to KCNA. Guam has a large military presence, and the Asian country is considering attacking Andersen Air Force Base “to send a serious warning signal to the US.”

The U.S. island territory is located in Micronesia, in the Western Pacific. Guam is roughly 2,131 miles away from North Korea, making it the closest piece of U.S. territory to the Asian country. Read 

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