Illegal Border Crossings Drop Dramatically in Trump’s First Month

By: Zack Duvall New figures released today by various security agencies, including Customs and Border Patrol, show that illegal crossings on America’s southern border have dropped 40% during the Trump administration’s first full month. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said Thursday that the number of illegal crossings had dropped from 31,578 to 18,762 during a time, January-February, when crossings usually see a 10-20% increase. “The … Continue reading Illegal Border Crossings Drop Dramatically in Trump’s First Month

White House Weighs More Troop Deployments to Middle East

By: Zack Duvall A  senior White House official said in an interview on Wednesday, according to Reuters news agency, that the White House is considering the deployment of a 1,000 troop rapid response task force to Kuwait to act as a “reserve” force in the fight against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. “This is about providing options.” The official said, continuing that the … Continue reading White House Weighs More Troop Deployments to Middle East

New York City Spends $520,000 on Non-Existent Theft

By: Zack Duvall The New York City Office of Court Administration, who appointed attorney Roger Bennet Alder in 2012 to investigate a potential theft of $5,000 from the city during the 2008 Debi Rose campaign, has cost the city $520,000 to find out the missing funds were not stolen, but misplaced by the City. Alder sent his final invoice to the city after officially announcing … Continue reading New York City Spends $520,000 on Non-Existent Theft

Major Investment in Nation’s Infrastructure a Top Priority of Administration

By: Zack Duvall Looking to make good on campaign promises and pledges to completely overhaul and revamp America’s decaying infrastructure, President Donald Trump plans to meet with leaders of companies from a range of industry including real estate, management consulting, and the private equity field later today. The meeting comes after comments made by the President and White House officials, proposing a $1 trillion spending … Continue reading Major Investment in Nation’s Infrastructure a Top Priority of Administration

Fatalities and Injuries in Mississippi Train Crash

By: Zack Duvall A charter bus, carrying passengers from a Bay St. Louis, Mississippi Casino to a casino in downtown Biloxi, was struck by a CSX train as it crossed the town’s Main street railroad crossing, killing four and injuring 35. Biloxi Police Chief John called the scene “terrible” and “chaotic” and the mayor of Biloxi called it a “tragic day” for the city. The … Continue reading Fatalities and Injuries in Mississippi Train Crash

China Says There Will Be “Consequences” for Deploying THAAD Missile System in Asia

By: Zack Duvall The recent delivery of the needed materials and equipment for the South Korean military, with the help of U.S. advisers, to finish deployment of the Terminal High- Altitude Area Defense system on the Korean peninsula has drawn some of the sharpest criticism from Chinese officials to date on Tuesday, with Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang saying that “consequences” for the recent … Continue reading China Says There Will Be “Consequences” for Deploying THAAD Missile System in Asia

Congressional Republicans Introduce Legislation to Replace ACA

By: Zack Duvall Republican lawmakers took the first steps in replacing The Affordable Care Act, also known as ‘Obamacare’ Monday, by releasing their first proposal replacement healthcare plan. “Today marks an important step towards restoring healthcare choices and affordability back to the American people.” A White House statement released Monday said. The plan put forward by Republicans would immediately repeal the mandates associated with the … Continue reading Congressional Republicans Introduce Legislation to Replace ACA

Exxon Mobil to Invest Big Money on America’s Gulf Coast

By: Zack Duvall During the world’s largest annual gathering of energy and oil executives, CERAWeek, the Chief executive of Exxon Mobil revealed plans by his company to invest $20 billion through 2022 in order to expand the company’s oil and chemical refining operations along the U.S. Gulf Coast. News of the planned investment by Exxon Mobil, the world’s largest publicly traded oil producer, came Monday … Continue reading Exxon Mobil to Invest Big Money on America’s Gulf Coast

U.S. Military Deploys Small Number of Troops to Syria

By: Zack Duvall According to Pentagon Spokesman, Captain Jeff Davis, the United States military started a new approach in Syria, by deploying a small contingent of U.S forces to the Syrian city of Manbij. Davis said that the forces were there as a “visible sign of deterrence and reassurance” for local forces in the fight against ISIS in the country. Captain Davis also said that … Continue reading U.S. Military Deploys Small Number of Troops to Syria

U.S. Navy Ship Alters Course After Iranian Vessels Perform “Unsafe” Maneuvers

By: Zack Duvall According to the Reuters news agency, the USNS Invincible was forced to alter its course after 3 Iranian fast-attack vessels came within 600 yards of the U.S Navy ship, and stopped, as the ship made its way through the Strait of Hormuz on Saturday. The U.S. ship, which was being accompanied by 3 British Royal Navy vessels, attempted to make contact with … Continue reading U.S. Navy Ship Alters Course After Iranian Vessels Perform “Unsafe” Maneuvers