5, Including Congressman Scalise, Shot in Attack on Congressional Baseball Practice

This morning at a republican Congressional baseball practice, gunman James Hodgkinson opened fire on several congressmen, their staffers, and the congressional police force. Among those injured were congressman and House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (now in stable condition), and “a congressional staffer, Zach Barth, was also injured. Matt Mika, a lobbyist for Tyson Foods who sometimes practices […]

Looking Back: Recap of AG Sessions Testimony

On June 13th, 2017, Attorney General Jeff Sessions testified in front of the Senate Intelligence committee about his meetings with President Trump regarding the Russian probe, and possible collusion with the Russian Federation during the 2016 U.S. Elections. This testimony comes less than a week after fmr. FBI Director James Comey’s hearing. Here are the […]

Puerto Rico: 51st State?

On June 11th, 2017, Puerto Rico voted to become a state in our Union, instead of remaining a territory as it has been since 1898 following the Spanish-American War. Despite 97% of voters voting on statehood, only 23% of the territory’s eligible voters came to the polls on Sunday, begging the question to many as […]

Looking Back: Recap of Comey’s Testimony

This morning at 10AM (EST) Former FBI Director James Comey under oath “to to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth” began delivering his testimony and account of his time as FBI director, his encounters with President Trump and his administration, and the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 United […]

Who is Christopher Wray?

Christopher Wray is President Donald Trump’s new pick for FBI Director. Wray was an Assistant Attorney General from 2003-2005 overseeing the Justice Department’s criminal division, and headed the Enron investigation task force under President Bush. In the public sphere, he most recently served as Governor Chris Christie’s (NJ) personal attorney in the “Bridgegate” case, and now […]

James Comey Testimony In Senate Intelligence Committee

James Comey will testify in the Senate Intelligence Committee at 10:00AM (EST) on June 8th, 2017. His testimony will likely address the investigation into the Trump Administration’s possible ties to Russia during the campaign, Russian meddling, and whether or not the President has made an effort to shut down or impede the investigation. This highly-anticipated hearing can be […]

Trump to Privatize Air Traffic Control

The President today has formally announced his plan to privatize (transfer control from the government to the private sector) air traffic control. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is to be turned into a nonprofit, overseeing body no longer in control of hiring or managing air traffic control. President Trump and his economic advisor Gary Cohn say […]

The Rundown on James Comey

James Comey was the former FBI director from September 4, 2013 – May 9, 2017. Controversy arose during his time as director when he closed the Hillary Clinton email investigation without indicting her– leading many republicans to be upset with him– but re-opened the case less then 2 weeks before the election– leading many democrats to be […]

Sanctions on North Korea Over Missile Tests

The United Nations Security Council (made up of China, France, the Russian Federation, the United Kingdom, the United States, and 10 other temporary U.N. member countries) laid down a new set of sanctions on North Korea in response to their aggressive missile tests and attempt to develop a nuclear warhead capable of hitting the continental United States. […]

May U.S. Job Growth and Unemployment

Unemployment hit 4.3% this month, the lowest in 16 years. Unemployment is  defined by the U.S. government as “people who are jobless, looking for a job,people who are not currently seeking employment. While unemployment has gone down, job growth has increased at a slower rate than in the past two months– 66,000 jobs less, approximately.   […]