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Daily Archives: February 17, 2017

Trump’s Pick to Replace Flynn Turns down Offer

Michael Flynn will not be replaced soon, as President Trump’s pick to replace him, former Vice Admiral Robert Harward, has declined the offer. The Hill reports: President Trump’s pick to replace his former national security adviser Michael Flynn told the … Read More

Sanders Introduces Bill to Boost Social Security

Bernie Sanders wants to introduce a flat tax rate for Social Security payments, in order to ensure that the program is well-funded by all Americans, including the wealthy. The Hill reports: Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is rolling out legislation to … Read More

Congressional Black Caucus: We Wrote Trump a Letter, but He Never Responded

The Congressional Black Congress claims it sent a letter to President Trump to talk about 10 different political positions, and that the President did not respond. President Trump claims that he planned a meeting but the CBC cancelled it. The … Read More

WH Dismisses Six Staffers for Failing Background Checks: Report

Several White House staffers were denied job placements after they failed the security questionnaire section of their FBI background check. The Hill reports: Six White House staffers were removed from the administration on Thursday for failing an FBI background check, … Read More

Poll: Trump’s Approval Rating at 39 Percent

New poll figures from the Pew Research Center show that President Trump is a polarizing figure, and that his approval rating is lower than 40%. The Hill reports: President Trump’s approval rating is at 39 percent, according to a new … Read More

Trump Signs Bill Undoing Obama Coal Mining Rule

President Trump and the GOP are continuing their large-scale rollback of former President Obama’s legislation, this time concerning the coal industry and the environment. The Hill reports: President Trump on Thursday signed legislation ending a key Obama administration coal mining … Read More