US Airline Electronics Ban: Which Devices Are Restricted? Where?

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 

Trump’s Revised Travel Ban Put on Hold

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 

Donald Trump’s Tax Returns Revealed: 5 Highlights

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 

CBO Healthcare Report Raises Concerns About American Health Care Act

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. Source: Freestocks Via Unsplash

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 

Why Was South Korea’s President Impeached?

Mar 10, 2017, 4:18 pm EDT

South Korea president Park Geun-hye was impeached this week. Source: Flickr

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 

Hawaii Sues to Stop Revised Trump Travel Ban

Mar 9, 2017, 1:14 pm EDT

Hawaii is the first state that is suing to try and stop President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban.

Hawaii’s lawsuit to stop the Trump travel ban claims that it will harm the state’s ability to recruit student and faculty to its colleges. It also argues that the ban will hurt its economy due to a decrease in tourism. A hearing for the lawsuit is set for Mach 15, which is one day before the travel ban goes into effect.

A new plaintiff in this lawsuit is Ismail Elshikh. He is an Imam at the Muslim Association of Hawaii. His mother lives in Syria and he claims the new travel ban may not allow her to visit her family in America. However, the new order includes exemptions for close family that would face hardships if denied entry to the United States. Read 

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