Days 73-80 of the Trump Administration

The week of April 2 through to April 9 was a week dominated by two major stories for the Trump administration: the confirmation of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court and the use of chemical weapons in the ongoing civil war in Syria. The Democrats spent the first half of the week filibustering Gorsuch’s nomination,…

Days 71-72 of the Trump Administration

Days 71-72—Michael Flynn, former national security advisor to President Trump, added an interesting wrinkle to the narrative of potential Russian influence on the presidential election. President Trump called for Flynn to seek immunity from the congressional investigation into Russia after it was revealed that his former advisor was seeking immunity from the investigation in exchange…

Days 63-70

by Lukas Villarin March 23-30 – A stunning blow was delivered to Trump and his administration Friday, March 24, when the bill that was to repeal “Obamacare,” otherwise known as the Affordable Care Act, was pulled mere moments before the vote. Despite heavy lobbying the week before, Speaker Paul Ryan and President Donald Trump would not have…

Days 56-62 of the Trump Administration

Trump’s second travel ban was shot down by a federal judge in Hawaii hours before it was set to take effect, as it was seen as a veiled Muslim ban. For now, visas will still be issued to people from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen. Judge Derrick K. Watson of the Federal District…

Day 55 of the Trump Administration

Day 55 (3/15/17)—President Trump faces a challenge that may come to define the early trajectory of his administration. His (in)ability to save the Republican healthcare bill will demonstrate his ability to wield influence in Washington. Multiple Republicans say that Trump’s attempt to guide the bill, which is facing opposition on many fronts, through Congress is…

Days 47-54 of the Trump Administration

This week in Trump’s presidency brings up a stock of new issues with WikiLeaks’ release of thousands of documents detailing the C.I.A.’s hacking operations and techniques. According to The New York Times, “There is no evidence that the C.I.A. hacking tools have been used against Americans,” but WikiLeaks affirm that both Apple and Android smartphones…