Trump calls reporter very rude after she shouts out question on transgender military ban

Trump calls reporter very rude after she shouts out question on transgender military ban

Donald Trump called a reporter very rude for asking him a question about his decision to ban transgender people from the US military. His remarks came during a gathering of American Legion Auxiliary youth at the White House on 26 July. The American president shocked the country when he made the surprise announcement in a series of Twitter posts. He said transgender individuals will not be allowed to serve in any capacity in the US military. The Republican revealed that he had reached the decision after discussing it with his generals. 26 days ago
Venezuela could be getting a new constitution - heres why people arent happy

Venezuela could be getting a new constitution - heres why people arent happy

On 30 July, Venezuela will have its Constitutional Assembly election  for an assembly that will draft the countrys new constitution.According to Maduro, the assembly will be created by the people rather than politicians and is necessary for peace in Venezuela, after many months of protests and chaos.But opponents fear the new assembly will stay after it has drafted a new constitution and have overreaching power.Julio Borges, the leader of the opposition-controlled parliament, called the idea a scam by Maduro to remain in power and told Venezuelans to rebel.There is a growing world condemnation of Maduros push for a new assembly, but despite national and international opposition, Maduro vowed the election will still happen. 27 days ago
John McCain returns to Senate floor to make impassioned speech

John McCain returns to Senate floor to make impassioned speech

John McCain, the influential Republican Senator and former presidential candidate who announced recently that he is battling an aggressive form of brain cancer, made an impassioned appearance on July 25. McCain called on more bipartisanship from colleagues on both sides of the aisle. 27 days ago
US House of Representatives pass sanctions bill

US House of Representatives pass sanctions bill

he U.S. House of Representatives voted to slap more sanctions on Russia, Iran, and North Korea. The bill defies President Trumps objections to such legislation but was backed by Republicans and Democrats alike. The bill still needs to pass through the Senate before getting to the White House for Trump to sign or veto. The House-passed bill would codify into law existing sanctions on Russia. New sanctions would be imposed upon  Iran for their ballistic missile development. While North Koreas shipping industry and use of slave labor would be targeted for the countrys nuclear and missile programs. The White House says President Trump has not yet considered vetoing or signing the bill into law. 27 days ago
US Navy has its first ever female SEAL candidate

US Navy has its first ever female SEAL candidate

The US Navy has its first ever female SEAL candidate. The unnamed woman still faces Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL training which is designed to be extremely mentally and physically demanding. This news comes a little over a year after the Pentagon declared women may fight in combat. According to the Navy, the enlisted SEAL attrition rate is about 74%. But this trailblazer is paving the way for future female officers. Jul 22, 2017
Despacito singers condemn Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduros use of hit song as Propaganda

Despacito singers condemn Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduros use of hit song as Propaganda

Maduros version of the Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee song asks Venezuelans to vote in favour of an assembly to rewrite the countrys constitution. After the cover was revealed on July 23, both artists slammed the use of the song, as well as the Venezuelan government itself. Rapper Daddy Yankee wrote on Instagram on 24 July : That you illegally appropriate a song does not compare with the crimes you commit and have committed in Venezuela. 28 days ago