Barack Obama voices hope that Congress will see past party lines

Barack Obama voices hope that Congress will see past party lines

Former U.S. President Barack Obama expressed his fervent hope that members of Congress would look beyond party lines when considering the future of the countrys healthcare system. Obamas remarks at a ceremony in Boston, where he accepted the John F. Kennedy Library Foundations Profile in Courage Award, came days after the Republican-controlled House of Representatives narrowly passed a bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. May 8, 2017
Texas governor signs law banning sanctuary cities

Texas governor signs law banning sanctuary cities

Governor Greg Abbott signed the law banning sanctuary cities on 7 May. Abbott claimed – in the Facebook Live post – that places that offer protection to illegal immigrants tend to harbour people who have committed dangerous crimes. Democrats in the state opposed the new law, claiming that it discriminated against Latin Americans. May 8, 2017
Protesters take to French streets after Emmanuel Macron victory

Protesters take to French streets after Emmanuel Macron victory

Protesters who didnt believe in either of the candidates in the French presidential election took to the streets on 7 May to voice their frustration in having to vote for someone they did not support. The victory for Emmanuel Macron over Marine Le Pen comes amid one of the lowest turnouts in recent French history with 25% of voters abstaining. May 8, 2017