News Roundup

Changes to WH personnel expected

  • Multiple sources have told Fox News that National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster, Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin, and Chief of Staff John Kelly could be pushed out
  • Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton could replace McMaster
  • DVA Sec. Shulkin was hit by a bruising internal report which found ethics violations relating to a trip to Europe with his wife last summer

Sen. Rand Paul will oppose nominations of Pompeo, Haspel

  • Saying he can’t endorse Trump’s “nomination of people who love the Iraq war so much that they would advocate for a war with Iran next,” Sen. Paul sits on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, giving him a key position in opposing their nomination

Democrat wins contested Pennsylvania election

British Prime Minister Theresa May expels 23 Russian diplomats

  • Former Mayor of London Boris Johnson has said there’s overwhelming evidence Russia was behind the nerve agent attack, and confirmed that a sample of the agent would be given to an international body for investigation

7th anniversary of the start of the Syrian Civil War

  • Protests are being planned for today, the anniversary of the ‘Day of Rage’ in 2011 that kickstarted the Civil War
  • After waiting for days to get access, a 25-truck convoy delivered aid to over 10,000 people in the town of Douma in Eastern Ghouta, organized by the United Nations and the Syria Red Crescent Society
  • The water in the city of Afrin has been cut for a week now as Turkey has encircled and besieged the city in the 7th week of its incursion into northern Syria to fight Kurdish forces they call terrorists

President speaks at Boeing factory following deal, tax cuts

  • Pres. Trump visited workers at a Boeing facility in St. Louis yesterday, just weeks after reaching an “informal” $3.9 billion agreement with the company for the production of planes for Air Force one
  • The company is one of many to have announced hundreds of millions in bonuses for their workers after the passage of the GOP tax plan late last year

FA-18 crash near Key West

National student protests took place yesterday

  • Yesterday was the one month anniversary of the Parkland shooting, and students across the nation stepped out of classes in protest of the nation’s gun laws at 10am for 17 minutes – one minute for each of the Parkland victims
  • Although most of the national protests were peaceful, students in Antioch, Tennessee tore down a US flag and brawled

Student Safety bill passes House

  • The ‘Stop School Violence Act’ bill that passed the House yesterday with a 407-10 vote, providing grants for schools to put safety protocols into action and training, is now headed to the Senate

Toys “R” Us going bankrupt

  • 740 stores are closing and 33,000 employees will be laid off, with cash burn at $50 to $100 million a month
  • Although Amazon eventually impacted the company’s sales, its problems date back over a decade, when its debt was downgraded to junk bond status in January of 2005, a year before its company was taken private by KKR, Bain Capital, and real estate firm Vornado

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