Trump just asked his supporters to sign a petition demanding a big beautiful wall

Trump just asked his supporters to sign a petition demanding a big beautiful wall

Donald Trump has told voters they need to back his plan to build a beautiful impenetrable wall on the US southern border, launching an official petition and telling his supporters it must happen. The presidents controversial plans to construct a border wall between the US and Mexico have seen a number of potential roadblocks flagged up, including funding, which Trump claimed during his campaign would come from Mexico, despite the country repeatedly stating it was not prepared to pay. 13 days ago
Who gets priority if Trumps point based immigration plan gets approved?

Who gets priority if Trumps point based immigration plan gets approved?

President Trump supports a new plan to curb legal immigration based on a point system, similar to models used by Australia and Canada. 30 points, awarded by age, education, English ability, among other factors, are needed for potential immigrants to apply. The ideal candidate would be 26-31 years old, have an advanced degree, speak fluent English... and be relocating for a job paying triple the median income. Extra points would be awarded for extraordinary achievement, such as a Nobel Prize or Olympic medal... and to those investing upwards of $1.3 million in a new commercial enterprise. The bill, introduced by Republican Sens. David Perdue and Tom Cotton, which Trump endorsed in a speech, awaits approval by Congress. 13 days ago
Special counsel Robert Mueller enlists grand jury

Special counsel Robert Mueller enlists grand jury

Special counsel Robert Mueller has enlisted a grand jury to oversee the ongoing investigation into Russias interference in the 2016 election.The new phase of the expanding probe comes on the heels of a bipartisan bill aiming to protect Mr. Muellers investigation from White House obstructionism. The Special Counsel Integrity Act introduced on 3 August would allow any special counsel, including Mueller...to challenge the[ir] removal in court which would be heard and determined by a panel of 3 federal judge within 14 days of the filing of the action. 13 days ago
What has the Donald Trump administration actually done so far?

What has the Donald Trump administration actually done so far?

It has been a difficult few weeks for the Donald Trump administration. Congresss refusal to repeal and replace Obamacare has meant a major legislative priority has been left essentially dead in the water, while White House staffers like Antony Scaramucci and Reince Priebus continue to be dismissed under clouds of confusion and scandal. However, despite the seemingly endless stories of chaos coming out of the Oval Office, the Trump administration has actually managed to achieve a number of their goals over the past six months. With the lessening of illegal immigration, the withdrawal from the Paris Climate agreement, and shifts in some social issues regarding LGBTQ people, we look at what the Trump administration has actually done so far. 14 days ago