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US Sanctions Venezuela

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US President Donald Trump is continuing to pressure the government of Venezuela with new sanctions (Fox). Trump signed an executive order to ban anyone in the US from involving themselves with “corrupt or deceptive” gold sales from Venezuela (REUTERS). National Security Adviser John Bolton stated, “The new sanctions will target networks operating within corrupt Venezuelan economic […]

U.S. Criticized at G7 Climate Summit

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Last weekend, senior environment officials from each G7 country met in Bologna, Italy, to discuss how they will combat climate change in the future (WP). Topics ranged from ways to limit water pollution to new methods that would further increase sustainable development (Reuters). Every representative at the meeting, except those from the United States, signed […]

Trump’s America and the Global Economy

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Hours after taking office in January 2017, U.S. President Donald Trump began implementing his 100-day action plan, aimed at bolstering the American workforce, economy and security (WP). In his Inaugural Speech, Trump announced that “[w]e must protect our borders from the ravages of other countries making our products, stealing our companies and destroying our jobs” […]

Obama Rallies Swing States behind Clinton

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President of the United States Barack Obama has joined Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton on the campaign trail in Florida. Recent polls suggest that Clinton and Republican candidate Donald Trump are neck-to-neck. Obama has made a whirlwind tour of the swing states, urging support for Clinton preparing for the election on November 8, 2016 (EuroNews). Racial […]

Trump and Clinton Court the Veteran Vote

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Presidential candidates Secretary Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump took the stage September 7 to court veterans on what merits them to become commander-in-chief. Secretary Clinton went first, adamant that “steadiness…mixed with strength to be able to make the hard decisions” is critical to become president (YouTube 4:51). She went on the defensive soon after as […]