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Hawaii: Grandparents Are Exempt From Trump Travel Ban

Jul 14, 2017, 1:02 pm EDT

Hawaii U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson has ruled that the Trump travel ban can’t stop certain family members from coming to the United States.

The federal judge from Hawaii has expanded the list of family members that can bypass the Trump travel ban. They are as follows.

    Grandparents Grandchildren Brothers-in-law Sisters-in-law Aunts Uncles Nieces Nephews Cousins

The Hawaii judge says that “common sense” is a deciding factor of what counts as close family and that grandparents easily fall into this category. Watson is the same judge that blocked the revised Trump travel ban in March. He was asked by the state to rule on what counts as “close family.” Read 

President Trump Impeachment Odds: How Likely Is It?

Jul 13, 2017, 12:17 pm EDT

What are the President Trump impeachment odds? Not very likely.

While talk of impeaching President Donald Trump has been in the news, it is unlikely that he will face such an action anytime soon. The Trump impeachment odds are unlikely due to Republicans controlling the House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate.

As it is right now, the House would have to give a majority vote for Trump to go to trial for impeachment. The Senate would also need to cast a two-third majority vote for this to happen. However, it is unlikely that the President’s own party would chose to impeach him, which is what has the Trump impeachment odds so low, reports The Telegraph. Read 

Joe Scarborough Leaving Republican Party

Jul 12, 2017, 4:38 pm EDT

Joe Scarborough has announced his departure from the Republican Party. Source: Wikipedia

Scarborough is the co-host of Morning Joe, an MSNBC morning news channel who was named as one of the most influential people in the world by Time in 2011. He will be leaving the GOP as he is not on board with some of the moves made by the current administration, including the Muslim travel ban.

He made the announcement Tuesday night as a guest in “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.” The late-night host asked what made Scarborough change his mind about supporting Donald Trump, and Scarborough said he believes the Republican Party has betrayed its core values. Read 

Donald Trump Jr. Tweets Contents of Russia Emails

Jul 11, 2017, 5:39 pm EDT

Donald Trump Jr. has released tweets that unveil his email exchanges with Russia during the 2016 election. Source: Gage Skidmore via Flickr (Modified)

The info in these emails includes Trump Jr. getting excited over the prospect of getting potentially damaging information about Hillary Clinton, with the son’s president proclaiming “I love it.”

Music publicist Rob Goldstone — who has ties to Russia — was emailing with Trump Jr., saying he had “information that would incriminate Hillary and her dealings with Russia and would be very useful to your father.” Read 

FBI Warning: Hackers Are Targeting US Nuclear Plants

Jul 7, 2017, 1:00 pm EDT

A recent FBI warning says that hackers are targeting nuclear plants in the United States.

The FBI warning came in the form of a security document that was leaked. The leaked document included a urgent amber warning. This is the second-highest rating for the sensitivity of a threat. The official word from the FBI and Department of Homeland Security is that there is no threat to public safety.

According to the leaked documents, the hackers that have been hitting nuclear power plants in the United States are targeting individuals. This includes those with access to delicate systems. The U.S. government is working to enhance the security of these facilities, but advanced attacks can still penetrate them. Read 

G20 Summit 2017: 9 Important Things to Watch

Jul 7, 2017, 11:54 am EDT

The G20 Summit 2017 is starting and some of the most powerful people in the world will come together to discuss the financial state of the world.

Here are a few things to look out for during the G20 Summit 2017.

    President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin have met with friendly handshakes. The event began with protesters and police coming into conflict with one another. The protests are being called “Welcome to Hell” and they are being organized by a group of anticapitalist protesters. It is possible that these protesters will continue to cause trouble as the G20 Summit continues to take place on Friday and Saturday. German chancellor Angela Merkel and President Trump also shook hands when meeting at the event, which is a change from previous meetings between the two. President Trump is expected to bring up trade with Germany at the G20 Summit, despite not being able to negotiate a new deal. Merkel is hoping that she can make the idea of globalization a “win-win situation” and that there shouldn’t always be winners and losers. The President of the United States will also likely focus on ISIS and how best to combat it with the help of the other countries at the meeting. There’s talk that President Trump may bring up allegations that Russia attempted to hack the 2016 Presidential election, but it won’t likely be a public discussion.

You can follow these links for more information about the G20 Summit 2017 and what to keep an eye out for during the event. Read 

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