Once Again, the Trumps Go Back On Their Word

Donald Trump and his children often completely take back and reword official statements. They also often do this through Twitter. With worries already high regarding the Trump family’s connections to Russia, ties to the Kremlin, and illegal activity surrounding the past presidential election, Trump’s recent contradictory statements have only further confused and concerned Americans. One fact has been particularly debated by media, skeptics, and the Trumps themselves. Donald Trump Jr. held a meeting with Trump’s top campaign advisors and Kremlin lawyers. In other words, Trump’s top personnel and the Kremlin’s top…

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Immigration Officials Resort to DNA Testing to Reunite Families

Following a recent court order, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is using DNA tests to speed up the process of reuniting immigrant families that have crossed the border. Under the Trump Administration’s zero-tolerance immigration policy, 2,300 children have been separated from their families. Due to mounting political pressure for the government to fix this human rights violation, the Federal District Court of San Diego has set a deadline to reunite families by Tuesday, July 10th. Alex Azar, the secretary and chief of HHS, stated: “Yes, we will comply…

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Scott Pruitt’s Reason for Resignation: Ethical Investigation and Major Scandals

Scott Pruit is now under investigation for a number of ethical concerns and conflicts of interest. From spending about 4 million dollars of taxpayer money on personal purchases, being lobbied by a number of companies, to even using federal aides for his wife’s businesses inquiries, Pruitt is facing a number of controversies. Due to the numerous scandals, Pruitt has now resigned. Scott’s personal purchases include 1,560 dollars for 12 fountain pens, a 100,000 dollar trip to Morroco, a 43,000 dollar soundproof booth, and a 120,000 dollar trip to Italy. While…

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Who is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez?

Alexandria Ocasio Cortez is a 28 year old educator and politician who has just made history. In a grassroots campaign, Cortez has won the primaries in the majority Democratic district of Queens. Cortez ousted Joseph Crowley, the incumbent for the district who has served in D.C. since 2013. Winning the primaries of New York’s majority Democratic and majority Hispanic 14th congressional district makes Cortez the next most likely representative for the Bronx-Queens area. Furthermore, Cortez would be one of the youngest female representatives to date. Many found it surprising that…

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Shocking Recording Sheds Light on Trauma Immigrant Children Face At Border

On June 18th, the news outlet ProPublica released audio recordings of children at the border who had just been separated from their parents. The recording was taken at a U.S. Customs and Border Patrol facility, specifically, at detention center housing. There were about ten children in the recording, and their estimated ages were around 4-10. The horrifying recording featured children wailing and begging to speak with their parents. This recording gives us even more insight into the cruel reality of America’s Zero-Tolerance Immigration Policy. Among the children crying “Mama,” and…

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