Category: National

Tribes Denied Involvement in Pipline Review

Tribes Denied Involvement in Pipline Review

Two tribes have been denied additional involvement in the environmental review of the Dakota pipeline. U.S. District Judge James Boasberg denied the requests of the Standing Rock and Cheyenne River Sioux to be involved in the process following their request. Last year, Judge Boasberg allowed the oil to flow between North Dakota and Illinois with an order that the Army […]

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Comey blasts Trump in interview

Comey blasts Trump in interview

Donald Trump continues to take heat from his former FBI director. James Comey sat down with ABC News on Sunday, where he called Trump’s ethics and judgment into question. Comey referred to Trump as “morally unfit” to hold office. He also questioned Trump’s actions, saying that there is “some evidence of obstruction of justice.” Just hours before the interview was […]

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Craig, Phillips endorsed by Minnesota Democrats

Craig, Phillips endorsed by Minnesota Democrats

Democrats in Minnesota are endorsing two candidates in their Twin Cities districts. Angie Craig is attempting to beat out Jason Lewis in a rematch for the 2nd congressional district seat, after losing to Lewis in 2016. Dean Phillips, the other endorsement, is competing with current Republican congressman Erik Paulsen in the third congressional district. DFL convention delegates did not select […]

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Tension Over Syria Threats

Russian President Vladimir Putin says the United States along with it’s allies should reconsider any moves which could shake-up the political climate in Syria. A Kremlin spokesman, Dmitry Peskov says any attack would have destructive consequences on the Syrian Settlement. This comes after President Donald Trump threatened Russian with a missile strike on Syria. There is an active military hotline […]

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State-Run Pension Plans Facing Problems

State-Run Pension Plans Facing Problems

  A study on state-run pension plans for public workers reported that unfunded liability is at $1.4 trillion.   The Pew Charitable Trust claims that this underfunding is due to state officials in decades past raising retiree benefits without planning for ways to pay for them. Some states have been trying to balance the cost of pensions by using funds […]

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Mark Zuckerberg in Second Questioning

Mark Zuckerberg in Second Questioning

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is facing his second questioning before the Senate today. Zuckerberg revealed the company would start to inform users of which data was taken from during the Cambridge Analytica scandal, but there is also a current page in where people can see if they were affected. The CEO also shared he was one of the affected users. […]

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Federal Agents Search Trump’s Attorney

Federal Agents Search Trump’s Attorney

Federal Agents are searching President Trump’s personal attorney Michael Cohen. This comes after he came under fire for paying adult film star Stormy Daniels $130,000 to keep her quiet about Trump’s alleged affair with her back in the mid-2000’s. Cohen’s own attorney, Stephen Ryan, says the search was conducted by the U.S. Attorney’s Southern District Court as part of Robert […]

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Facebook establishing research commission after scandals

Facebook establishing research commission after scandals

Facebook is creating a commission that will research social media’s effect on democratic elections. According to a post by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, the commission will consist of academic experts who will choose research topics and independent researchers. This announcement comes after a government report found that Russia attempted to interfere with the 2016 U.S election using Facebook. This is […]

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Immigration in Legistration

Immigration in Legistration

The Trump Administration has been working on composing a package for Congress to go through. With all things that were included in the White House wish list from October. This package goes over closing loopholes for immigration. Things like ending safety guards not allowing immediate deportation on young immigrants you travel alone from non-bordering countries. Lastly would be to end the […]

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Former Missouri Governor Joins Suit Over Wind Energy

Former Missouri Governor Joins Suit Over Wind Energy

The former governor of Missouri is joining a lawsuit on behalf of Clean Line Energy Partners who want to run a nearly 800-mile power line to bring wind energy to eastern states. Former Gov. Jay Nixon presented arguments Tuesday before the Supreme Court of Missouri, asking for a decision blocking the power line to be overturned. Clean Line’s transmission line […]

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