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  • President Trump Releases Tax Plan

    Just days before his 100th day in office, President Donald Trump released his administration’s tax reform proposal.  For individuals, the 7 tax bracket system will be reduced to three brackets of 10 percent, 25 percent, and 35 percent. Describing the plan’s details, Director of the National Economic Council Gary Cohn states that “a married couple

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  • Free Speech Debate Arises After UC Berkeley Campus Cancels Speaker

    On Monday, April 24, the Berkeley College Republicans and the Young America’s Foundation filed a lawsuit against the University of California, Berkeley campus following their cancellation of Ann Coulter’s scheduled speech on campus. Coulter, a provocative conservative personality, was scheduled to speak on Thursday, April 27, but the address was cancelled due to security concerns.

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  • Russia Vetoes U.N Resolution on Syria

    On Wednesday, April 12, Russia vetoed a United Nations’ Security Council Resolution that denounced Syria’s use of chemical weapons on its people. The resolution also required that the Syrian Government would allow an investigation to be conducted regarding the attack.  Although ten of the Security Council’s members expressed their approval, the resolution nevertheless failed to

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  • 2017 International Women of Courage Awards Presented By State Department

    On March 29, the United States State Department hosted the 2017 International Women of Courage Award ceremony at Washington D.C. Thomas Shannon, the Under Secretary for Political Affairs, presented the award to twelve of the thirteen recipients during the ceremony.  This year’s recipients of the award have shown “courage in [the] four pivotal areas: exposing

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  • President Trump Signs Energy Independence Executive Order

    On Tuesday, March 28, President Trump signed an executive order that calls for a reassessment of existing energy policies. The order requests the executive branch to  “immediately review existing [energy] regulations that potentially burden the development or use of domestically produced energy resources and [to] appropriately suspend, revise, or rescind” the burdensome regulations (“Presidential Executive

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  • United Kingdom Suffers Fatal Terrorist Attack Near Parliament

    London, England was struck by a deadly terrorist attack outside the perimeter of the Parliament this past Wednesday. The perpetrator, fifty-two year-old Khalid Masood, drove his vehicle into police officers and civilians on the Westminster Bridge.  ABC News reports that after the perpetrator “crashed into the fence around the Houses of Parliament,” he proceeded to

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  • President Trump Issues a Revised Travel Ban

    On Monday, March 6, President Trump issued a revised travel ban in order to remedy the legal issues that have befallen his original executive order. The order maintains a ninety-day restriction on the admission of nationals from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen into the United States. The revised order, however, lifts the travel

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  • President Trump Delivers First Address to Congress

    On Tuesday, February 28, President Trump addressed both Congress and the nation in his Joint Address to Congress. Within his hour long speech, the President covered an expansive range of policy areas. Seeking to “deliver a message of unity and strength,” President Trump opened his address by praising the “renewal of the American spirit.” Speaking

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  • Trump Administration May Make Adjustments to Controversial Executive Order

    During an address at the Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany this weekend, U.S.  Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly revealed that there may be changes made to President Trump’s Executive Order 13769. Formally titled “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States,” the executive order is commonly referred to as President

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