Major Health Insurer Pulls out of Nevada Marketplaces, Cuts Georgia Coverage in Half

By: Zack Duvall   National health insurance company Anthem Inc., an affiliate of the Blue Cross insurance network, has officially announced that it will no longer offer any Obamacare plans in the state of Nevada, and will discontinue coverage for roughly half of all counties in the state of Georgia. The announcement by the insurer comes just weeks after a failed GOP attempt to draft new … Continue reading Major Health Insurer Pulls out of Nevada Marketplaces, Cuts Georgia Coverage in Half

Judge Delays Deportation of Iraqi Nationals

By: Zack Duvall   On Monday, U.S. District Judge Mark Goldsmith issued a court order that halts the deportation of over 1,400 Iraqi nationals federal authorities had been seeking to return to Iraq. The order by Goldsmith is a preliminary injunction and was requested by the American Civil Liberties Union in June. The ACLU had asked for the injunction by federal courts because they said … Continue reading Judge Delays Deportation of Iraqi Nationals

McCain Expected in D.C. Ahead of Major Vote on Healthcare

By: Zack Duvall   With the Senate set to vote on opening the floor for debate on the GOP plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, John McCain’s (R-AZ) office announced on Monday that the Senator would be present for the vote. McCain had been recovering in his home state of Arizona after doctors diagnosed him with an aggressive form of … Continue reading McCain Expected in D.C. Ahead of Major Vote on Healthcare

Democrats Work to Re-Connect With Voters, Release New Party Platform

By: Zack Duvall   House and Senate Democrat party leaders are planning to unveil a new populist agenda on Monday, in what is being called a “re-brand” of the party and is the party’s attempt to gain back House and Senate seats lost during the last election, ahead of the 2018 mid-terms. “When you lose an election with someone who has, say, 40 percent popularity, … Continue reading Democrats Work to Re-Connect With Voters, Release New Party Platform

North Korea Blacklist, State Department Planning Ban on Travel to North Korea

By: Zack Duvall   U.S. officials said on Friday that the State Department is in the final stages of implementing what will be a full and complete ban on travel to North Korea by American citizens, and could result in a fine and 10-year prison sentence for anyone who uses a U.S. passport to enter the rogue nation. The proposed ban would be considered what … Continue reading North Korea Blacklist, State Department Planning Ban on Travel to North Korea

Carrier Begins Scheduled Layoffs, More Coming in December

By: Zack Duvall   Thursday was the last day of work for 300 workers at the Carrier gas furnace production plant in Indianapolis, Indiana as the company follows through with the first part of its plan to outsource 600 of the plant’s 1,400 jobs to Mexico. Carrier had originally planned to close down the plant completely, but faced severe backlash from Democrat and Republican members … Continue reading Carrier Begins Scheduled Layoffs, More Coming in December

Cleaning House: 12 Suspected Ms-13 Gang Members Arrested on Murder Charges

By: Zack Duvall   Federal authorities, along with officials from the Suffolk County police department in New York, announced the arrest and indictment of twelve members of the gang’s Long Island “clique” on murder and assault charges Wednesday morning. The charges stem from the brutal April murder of four teenagers who were lured to a Long Island park by two female members of MS-13, only … Continue reading Cleaning House: 12 Suspected Ms-13 Gang Members Arrested on Murder Charges

Trump Administration Authorizes ‘Revamp’ of Cyber Capability, Working to Establish Cyber Operations Command

By: Zack Duvall   The Trump administration, working with intelligence leaders from the NSA and military leaders from all branches of the armed services, is in the final stages of establishing the U.S. Cyber Command as its own operational entity. Currently, all U.S. cyber operations, to include cyber warfare against foreign adversaries, fall under the jurisdiction and authority of the National Security Agency, which critics … Continue reading Trump Administration Authorizes ‘Revamp’ of Cyber Capability, Working to Establish Cyber Operations Command

America’s Opioid Crisis Gives Rise to a New Kind of Health Hazard

By: Zack Duvall   With the heroin and opioid crisis gripping huge portions of the country in a desperate grip of addiction, crime, disease, and death officials are now warning of a new threat that directly impacts the American public, used needles. So far this year, municipalities across the country have have reported the collection of thousands of used needles from popular and unsuspecting public … Continue reading America’s Opioid Crisis Gives Rise to a New Kind of Health Hazard

Minneapolis Mayor Demands Answers, 1 Dead After Police Involved Shooting

By: Zack Duvall   Minneapolis Mayor, Betsy Hodges, called a press conference Sunday night to demand answers in the investigation into the officer involved shooting death of 40-year old Australian citizen, Justine Damond. Damond had called 911 late Saturday night to report a possible disturbance outside of her home and was shot by officers as they responded to the scene, The Minneapolis Tribune reported citing … Continue reading Minneapolis Mayor Demands Answers, 1 Dead After Police Involved Shooting