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

Spicer Resigns Amid Shake-Up of White House Communications Team

By: Zack Duvall   White House Press Secretary, Sean Spicer, resigned from his post in the Trump Administration on Friday, as an apparent shake-up gets underway within the White House’s communication and public relations team. Spicer, the 45 year old former RNC Spokesman, hasn’t backed down from confrontation during his time as Press Secretary, and quickly became one of the Trump administration’s most recognized and … Continue reading Spicer Resigns Amid Shake-Up of White House Communications Team

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

Tensions Rise Between NATO Members Turkey and Germany

By: Zack Duvall   In some of the harshest criticism of Turkish leaders yet, Germany’s Foreign Minister, Sigmar Gabriel, told German citizens to exercise caution if they plan to travel to Turkey, and threatened that Germany would seek to implement economic measures impeding any German financial investment in the country. Officials in Berlin also said that they were putting several arms deals currently in progress … Continue reading Tensions Rise Between NATO Members Turkey and Germany

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

Trump Administration Slashes Regulation, Continues Push for “Reform”

By: Zack Duvall   The White House announced on Thursday that President Donald Trump has cut over 800 regulations, proposed during the last few months of the Obama administration, from active consideration as the administration continues its push to reduce regulation and grow the economy through business-friendly policies. Of the 800 slashed regulations, 469 planned regulatory actions had been part of the Obama administration’s regulatory … Continue reading Trump Administration Slashes Regulation, Continues Push for “Reform”

‘Citadel’ Malware Co-Author Sentenced in U.S. Court

By: Zack Duvall   Mark Vartanyan, the Moscow native federal prosecutors said helped to develop and maintain the ‘Citadel’ malware program, was sentenced to 5-years in prison on Wednesday in Atlanta. Vartanyan, who also went by the nickname “Kolypto”, was said by authorities to be a vital part of the development team that maintained the malware program that infected over 11 million computers and caused … Continue reading ‘Citadel’ Malware Co-Author Sentenced in U.S. Court

Report: Trump Considering Mark Esper For Secretary of the Army

By: Zack Duvall   According to various reports, Mark Esper, a Raytheon Co. lobbyist, and retired Army Lieutenant Colonel, is the leading candidate for the Army’s top position. Raytheon, a U.S. based missile and defense company, declined to comment on the speculation and differed all questions to Esper’s office. Esper, a gulf war veteran, has held numerous posts at multiple defense industry advocacy groups that … Continue reading Report: Trump Considering Mark Esper For Secretary of the Army

Global Terror Report Shows Decrease in Attacks, Iran Still Leading Terror Sponsor

By: Zack Duvall   A global terror report released by the State Department a day after newly implemented sanctions against Iran by U.S. officials, shows that world wide terror-related attacks decreased by roughly nine-percent for the year in 2016, but that the Iranian government is still the world’s leading sponsor of terrorism, a title held by the Islamic republic since 1984. The report, that is … Continue reading Global Terror Report Shows Decrease in Attacks, Iran Still Leading Terror Sponsor

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