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Trump Moves Towards Decertifying Iran Deal

The Iran Nuclear Deal, which has been repeatedly maligned by President Trump as an “embarrassment” and “the worst deal ever” may be left in an uncertain position this Sunday, as Trump plans to decertify the agreement. The agreement, formed in 2015 with Iran, China, Russia, France, the UK, and Germany, agreed to remove…

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Cuban Diplomats Expelled in Response to Health Incidents

The rebuilding of U.S.-Cuban relations experienced a strange hitch on Tuesday, as the Trump administration expelled 15 Cuban diplomats following an alleged attack on the U.S. embassy in Havana. The nature of the attack remains a mystery, as the only evidence is a shared set of inexplicable symptoms experienced by 21 U.S. diplomats…

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The United States Flag and Free Speech Under the First Amendment

In a speech given in Alabama on September 22, 2017, President Donald J. Trump made derogatory remarks towards African-American National Football League (NFL) players who had been engaging in a silent symbolic protest prior to the start of NFL games. During the playing of the national anthem, several players either chose…

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Trump Administration Rolls Back Birth Control Mandate

On Friday, October 6, the Trump administration expanded the rights of employers with religious or moral convictions to deny contraceptive insurance coverage to their employees. Employers can now opt out of including birth control in their health insurance plans, rolling back Obama-era requirements. While Obama was president…

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The Steele Dossier, Social Media Scrutiny, Congressional Document Requests & Testimonies

During the past two weeks, the congressional committees conducting Russia investigations were active in interviewing witnesses and requesting documents and information, most notably from other arms of the government. One of the most intriguing news items about the Russia investigations, however, relates to the controversial…

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Trump Demands Tighter Border Control Before Reaching DACA Deal

On Sunday, October 8, the White House revealed a list of demands that must be met in order for President Trump to strike a deal with Democrats on the future of the 800,000 DACA recipients and their legal statuses in the United States. Amongst these demands include tighter border control, specifically to prevent thousands of children…

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Trump to Admit No More Than 45,000 Refugees in 2018

On Tuesday, September 26, Trump administration officials revealed that the President plans to admit no more than 45,000 refugees into the United States in 2018. This is the lowest number requested by any president since the passage of Refugee Act of 1980, which grants the President the legal authority to determine the number…

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Trump and EPA Move to Repeal Clean Power Plan

Earlier this week, the Trump administration released a draft of the proposal to repeal the Clean Power Plan (CPP). The CPP is an Obama initiative to regulate the power sector and curb the emission of climate-warming gasses, as well as specific carbon-cutting targets for corporations. While this draft represents the first substantial…

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Trump’s Charlottesville Response and His Statement on National Football League (NFL) Players

In a speech given in Alabama on September 22, 2017, President Donald Trump said “Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when someone disrespects our flag, to say ‘Get that son of a bitch off the field right now! He is fired! He’s fired!'” The statement was…

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Response to Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria

Over the past month, three devastating hurricanes have hit the United States. Hurricane Harvey has left a lot of Texas in shambles while the effects of Hurricane Irma hit Florida and some parts of Georgia as well. Although these hurricanes were extremely disastrous the United States government responded swiftly. The same cannot…

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