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Nikki Haley’s Resignation is Important- Here’s Why

The announcement of Nikki Haley’s resignation seemed incredibly random. Officials within the White House were caught off-guard when reporters asked about the circumstances of her resignation, because they had no idea she was planning to resign.  In the Oval Office on Tuesday morning, President Trump and Nikki Haley discussed her leave casually and calmly, the two exchanging compliments. President Trump explained that she told him about six months ago that she may want to resign,

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Florida Student Detained In Israel For Political Belief

American media often perpetuates the notion that Israel is one of the most “progressive countries” in the East as of right now. However, would a progressive nation reportedly deport US citizen students for their own personal beliefs? Canary Mission is a website that “documents people and groups that promote hatred of the USA, Israel and Jews on North American college campuses.” This website exposes individuals, professors and organizations for being “anti-semitic.” The literal tagline reads “IF YOU’RE

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Motown Residents Think Detroit Is A Sanctuary City — It’s Not

Days after Donald Trump’s election in November 2016, Detroit City Council Member Raquel Castañeda-López pushed for Detroit to become a sanctuary city for immigrants without documentation. Two months later, when President Trump issued an executive order threatening to withhold federal funding from communities harboring immigrants, Mayor Mike Duggan said that, in fact, Detroit is not a sanctuary city. The city’s famously fragile budget has some Democrats caving to financial pressure from the White House, yet echoing

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The Biggest Questions for the Kavanaugh FBI Investigation

The public testimony of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh, the man she alleges assaulted her at a party in high school, have a few inconsistencies. In other words, there’s a few things that are fishy that are going on. 1) When did the party happen? Blasey: “One evening that summer, after a day of diving at the club, I attended a small gathering at a house in the Bethesda area.” Kavanaugh: “The event

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This Is Why Women Are So Afraid to Speak Out

The Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford testimony has sparked countless debates, conversations and disagreements, each of them with the identical question at hand: Is Dr. Ford to be believed or not? As a result of the established inquiry, numerous amounts of people — celebrities included — have taken to Instagram and Twitter where they have been sharing their opinions on the matter, executing the hashtag #WeBelieveHer. Well-known stars of hit TV shows The Vampire Diaries and

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The Bureaucratic Void of the Trump Presidency

Sahar Nowrouzzadeh, a member of the National Security Council, was a virtually unheard of civil servant to the vast majority despite her instrumental role in crafting the Iran Nuclear Deal, a negotiation widely disparaged by the current administration. Yet, parallel to the ascent of the Trump administration, numerous devoted members of the federal bureaucracy, such as Nowrouzzadeh, have found themselves forced to abdicate prestigious positions earned through diligent loyalty to the American people, and shoved

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Trump’s Ignorance Towards Hurricane Maria Only Made It Worse

On Sept. 20, 2017, the tenth-most intense Atlantic hurricane on record made landfall as a Category 5 storm to the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico, destroying approximately 80% of the island and leaving 100% of citizens powerless and in the wake of an utter disaster. The death toll, in Hurricane Maria’s aftermath, was officiated at an estimated 2,975, with some still unaccounted for. Water and food shortages ran rampant, hospitals were closed due to damage

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This Bill Could End the Opioid Crisis

With the discussion of the Brett Kavanaugh hearings, all other political news has taken the backseat or slipped under the radar. Fortunately, there is some positive news. The Senate recently released a bipartisan legislation that has provisions on stopping illegal drugs from crossing the border, creating inclusive recovery centers, and discovering new ways to treat children who are affected by the opioid epidemic. The fact that the Senate went past party divisions and united to

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How the Border Patrol Serial Killer Coverage Enforces the Wrong Stereotypes

ICE can’t seem to be out of the news for very long. An intelligence supervisor for Border Patrol has just been arrested for the murder of four women and the possible attempt of a fifth. Despite having a gun pulled on her and being grabbed, the fifth victim managed to escape the car and notify a state trooper on a suspicious man who allegedly killed one of her friends. Juan David Ortiz befriended all the

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Donald Trump Jr. Continues to Be Trash As He Mocks Kavanaugh’s Accuser on Instagram

Christine Blasey Ford, a professor at Palo Alto University in California, came forward in an interview with the Washington Post with an allegation that Brett Kavanaugh, who is the POTUS’s pick to be the next Supreme Court Justice, sexually assaulted her more than 30 years ago. The woman originally submitted a letter without her name, which described her experience of the circumstance that transpired while she and Kavanaugh were still in high school. On the

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