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.   […]

United States Leaves Paris Climate Agreement

President Trump today announced that the United States will withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement, citing that it was an unfair deal to the country. He further went on to say that he would be open to renegotiating the deal in the future with better terms for the U.S. -Shanagraph http://www.politico.com/story/2017/06/01/white-house-tells-supporters-it-will-exit-paris-deal-239029  

Biden 2020?

Speculation has arisen that Joe Biden, former Vice President of the United States, may be considering a run for the Presidency in 2020 following the announcement of his new Political Action Committee, American Possibilities. A Political Action Committee, or PAC, is an organization created for the purpose of fundraising for candidates; creations of PACs often signal the start […]

Trump Decision on Paris Climate Agreement

President Trump is to make a formal decision this week about whether or not the United States will or will not stay in the Paris Climate Agreement. The Paris Climate Agreement works to collectively regulate green house gas emissions and climate change while putting in place a way to finance lesser developed nations, as well […]

Missile Defense Success in Pacific

The United States has successfully tested a missile defense system in the Pacific Ocean using a mock intercontinental ballistic missile that it “intercepted and destroyed.” This tests brings increased confidence on behalf of the US that a North Korean nuclear missile fired at the continental United States can in fact be blocked. The military will […]