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Donald Trump’s Mexican Standoff; The Tariff Threat



President Trump just threatened Mexico with an increasingly growing tariff. The first round of tariffs will be a five percent tax on all goods imported on Mexico. These will be launched on June 10th. This is what is happening and why.


Netanyahu’s Failed Coalition: Israel’s Election Redo



When it comes to politics, size matters. After six weeks of negotiating Benjamin Netanyahu’s coalition came up short by one seat triggering a second election on September 17th. Here’s what’s happening!


Trump Sends Weapons Worth $8 Billion to The Middle East Over Congress’ Objections



Trump just declared an emergency in the Middle East in order to ignore congressional acts to the contrary and send weapons and training to Saudi Arabia, The United Arab Emirates, and Jordan. Here is what happened, and what law and precedent has to say.


Farm Aid; The Costs of a Trade War



Sonny Perdue and the Trump Administration announced an additional sixteen billion dollars in aid to farmers struggling with the trade war. The question is, how and why is the government paying farmers billions of dollars for goods there’s no market for. This is everything you need to know about this bailout.


The Subpoena Battle Continues; The Fight to Secure Trump’s Finances



A district court just ruled in favor of the House Oversight Committee’s ability to secure documents detailing the last seven years of Trump’s Finances for legislative purposes and investigating violations to the emoluments clause. The question now is whether this information will actually be used to accomplish such a narrow goal, or whether it will be publicly released or used to more broadly investigate the president.


Abortion Laws; Past and Precedent



With the passage of new heartbeat bills in certain states, people are turning to our supreme court rulings and wondering whether abortion law precedent is going to be overturned. Here is what the current law of the land is regarding abortion law, and how it has changed over the last fifty years.


44 out of 50 State Attorneys General Agree, Drug Companies Broke the Law



Over the weekend forty four state attorney generals opened up a criminal lawsuit against big pharma. The accusation is that companies colluded to artificially charge consumers more money. Here’s a breakdown of exactly what’s going on.


The Trade War Continues; Trump Introduces New Tariffs on $200 Billion of Chinese Goods



In an escalation of the trade war with China, Trump introduced a whole slate of new tariffs. There are some debates over the economics of these tariffs, but here are the basics of what just happened, and what happened the last few times we imposed tariffs in this war.


Nuclear Disagreement; Iran Weighs its Future in the Iran Deal



The nuclear deal has managed to remain intact a year after Trump left, but with a recent round of sanctions Iran is weighing its options. Should it stay to lock down partial trade with Europe, or should it leave altogether and focus on its nuclear program. This is the most recent updates in the Iran deal fight.


The Fight For the Arctic; America, Russia, and China Need to Chill



With global warming and the melting of the ice caps, new waterways and land are opening up in the Arctic. This week Pompeo is going on a tour of Arctic countries to try to convince them to mobilize against Chinese and Russian influence in the Arctic region. Here is what’s happening between the major players in this coming “Cold War”.