Category: Politics

An Insight on the Japanese Political Arena

One month ago, Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe decided to dissolve the parliament. The Japanese people are expected to go to the polls on 22nd October as the prime minister aims at strengthening his party. While dissolving the parliament, he was in a position of strength. While his popularity and poll ratings continue to increase,

Republicans Refrain from Bringing Gun Legislation to Vote

According to the Washington Post, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said there were no immediate plans to bring a bill that would make it easier to buy gun silencers up for a vote. “Right now we’re focused on passing our budget,” Ryan said. Gun control advocates have focused their attention on the Sportsmen’s

House Speaker Paul Ryan Says Not All Of The Middle Class Is Going To Get A Tax Break

The Republicans are pushing for a tax code overhaul. That was one of Trump’s campaign promises. But Trump’s track record on delivering many of those campaign promises is not making the Republican Party dance in the street. The Republican healthcare bill is down for the count, and the famous “wall” will not happen unless Congress

Alabama voters send message in Republican Senate primary

Republican voters in Alabama sent a message to President Trump and Congressional Republicans by selecting Roy Moore, not Luther Strange, in the Republican Senate Primary. As The Washington Post noted, Strange had been endorsed by key Republicans like Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and President Trump himself. Moore is a highly controversial figure who

Trump Administration Criticized for Hurricane Response

The Washington Post reports that President Trump has come under fire for embroiling himself in a controversy over NFL protests while giving scant attention to a major crisis in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Both sustained heavy damage during Hurricane Maria. Hillary Clinton and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) were two of

Revised Travel Ban Could See Its Day In Court

The president’s revised travel ban was released on Sunday. The revised version now includes banning travelers from North Korea, Chad and certain Venezuelan government officials. The revised ban appeared only 16 days prior to the Supreme Court’s hearing on the original, and temporary ban, that denied travel from Sudan, Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Somalia and

President Trump addresses UN General Assembly

According to The Washington Post, President Donald Trump delivered a bellicose speech to the United Nations on Tuesday. The president urged his audience to be aggressive with terroristic and violent regimes. He said, “The scourge of our planet today is a small group of rogue regimes that violate every principle on which the United Nations

Facebook in Russian Meddling Investigations

News have emerged that Facebook might contain important information about how Russians interfered with the US elections. In a report that was released by the CNN, it was revealed that a shadowy firm that has links to the Russian government was responsible for creating thousands of ads that run before the election and after the

Trump continues to shun Congressional Republicans

The tables have turned for Congressional Republicans. As The Washington Post reports, the beginning of 2017 seemed so promising. After eight years, they finally had a sympathetic president, and a vice-president who would make sure ties went their way in the Senate. Repealing “Obamacare.” Major tax reform. A new approach to budgeting. The possibilities were