Posts Tagged ‘USA’

February 16th, 2017 - 2:34 pm § in Politics

Trump calls U.S. “drug-infested” as teen drug use falls to record lows

President Trump, in his rambling alternative facts-infested press conference on Thursday, asserted the U.S. is becoming a “drug-infested nation” and drugs are “cheaper than candy bars.” In reality, overdose deaths have ticked higher, but teens are abusing drugs at a lower rat[...]

February 16th, 2017 - 2:10 pm § in Politics

Trump repeats lie that Hillary gave U.S. uranium to Russia

In his rambling press conference Thursday, President Trump again asserted that Hillary Clinton, as Secretary of State, gave American uranium to Russia, repeating a campaign lie that was debunked by PolitiFact. Russia purchased a majority stake in a Canadian company that owns 20% of U.S. uranium pro[...]

February 16th, 2017 - 12:54 pm § in Politics

Storm of the century

After less than a month in office, America’s amateur presidency is in full-scale crisis. The Republican Party’s response is to pretend nothing is wrong. Read story here.[...]

February 14th, 2017 - 12:16 pm § in Politics

Meet America’s first woman president

President Trump posing with family members in the Oval Office[...]

February 8th, 2017 - 2:36 pm § in Politics

Defending Lady Liberty

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February 7th, 2017 - 7:29 pm § in Politics

Trump threatens Texas legislator for proposing civil forfeiture reform

President Trump elicited laughs Tueday from a group of sheriffs by offering to “destroy the career” of a Texas state senator who introduced a bill to reform civil asset forfeiture. Trump later claimed he was only joking. Read story here and watch video below. The senator, Konni Burton, [...]

February 7th, 2017 - 3:26 pm § in Politics

Trump’s Muslim ban explained

In law and politics, things are rarely as simple or clearcut as they appear. A law professor explains why Trump’s executive order is unconstitutional, what the legal arguments against it are, and why those challenging it ought to prevail. Read that article here. You can read the governmentR[...]

February 6th, 2017 - 11:00 am § in Politics

Pro-Trump rally draws 8 people

A rally to support Trump and his immigration ban was held in Portland, Maine, on Saturday.  This is who showed up.  [...]

February 5th, 2017 - 5:21 am § in Politics

BREAKING NEWS — 9th Circuit rebuffs Trump

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals refused Saturday night to reinstate Trump’s travel ban, and ordered attorneys to submit more arguments by Monday afternoon. The court’s denial of a stay means the travel ban will remain on hold while legal arguments continue. If the Ninth Circuit uphold[...]