U.S. News

Feb 112017
 
Stars To Present 2017 Oscars

HALLE BERRY, JAMIE DORNAN, CHRIS EVANS, GAEL GARCÍA BERNAL, SAMUEL L. JACKSON, SCARLETT JOHANSSON, DAKOTA JOHNSON, KATE MCKINNON, SHIRLEY MACLAINE, HAILEE STEINFELD WILL BE PRESENTERS ON OSCARS® STAGE   Producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd announced the second slate of presenters for the 89th Oscars® telecast. Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, the Oscars will air […]

Feb 092017
 
The Rule Of Law Prevails: Travel Ban Remains Suspended

Three Honorable Justices: Judge Michelle T. Friedland, appointed by President Barack Obama; Judge William C. Canby Jr., appointed by President Jimmy Carter; and Judge Richard R. Clifton, appointed by President George W. Bush UNANIMOUSLY upheld Judge Robart’s ruling (which temporarily lifted the travel ban) and refused to reinstate it. The Rule Of Law Prevails: The […]

Feb 042017
 
Travel Ban Lifted

George W. Bush’s appointee, U.S. District Senior Judge James Robart, issued an order lifting travel ban affecting travelers and refugees from seven mostly Muslim countries effective immediately. The Department of Homeland Security was legally-bound to comply and did. The travel ban is temporarily lifted. Muslim arrivals to the United States are welcomed once again. In […]

Jan 222017
 
America Awakens

On the day after the inauguration of President Trump America – and the world! – awakened. There were no celebrations honoring President Trump. Millions of people have taken to the streets across America to speak up for women rights, human rights, civil rights, immigrant rights, Black Lives Matter, LGBT and transgender rights and many other […]

Jan 212017
 
2017 Presidential Inauguration

President Donald J. Trump took the oath of the office and became the 45th president of the United States on Friday, January 20th 2017 at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. Sen. Roy Blunt issued the call to order. Next, Cardinal Timothy Michael Dolan, The Rev. Dr. Samuel Rodriguez and Pastor Paula White-Cain have given […]

Jan 172017
 
Passing of Astronaut Gene Cernan

“During 20 years as a Naval Aviator, including 13 years with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Captain Eugene A. Cernan left his mark on history with three historic missions in space as the Pilot of Gemini IX, the Lunar Module Pilot of Apollo X, and the Commander of Apollo XVII. After flying to […]

Jan 162017
 
President Obama Honors Vice President Joe Biden With The Presidential Medal of Freedom

A planned private farewell in the State Dining Room of the White House turned into a surprise of a lifetime for Vice President Joe Biden when President Obama honored him with the Presidential Medal of Freedom (with distinction which in this case means with an additional veneration), the nation’s highest civilian honor. A military aide […]

Jan 122017
 
President Elect’s First Press Conference

The President Elect’s first press conference of the year shed some light on his preparations for the office as well as the priorities of his presidency. The four main highlights of the press reference: President Elect’s FIRST effort at reassuring the public that he won’t use the Highest Office in the country as leverage for […]

Jan 072017
 
Mass Shooting At Ft. Lauderdale Airport

The shooting occurred following the landing of a Delta Flight 2182, from Minneapolis-St. Paul, at the Ft. Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport, in the baggage claim area on terminal 2. According to reports, the gunman retrieved a gun from his legally checked-in luggage, loaded it and started shooting at random. He reloaded at least twice. As […]

Dec 282016
 
2016 Kennedy Center Honors

The 39th Kennedy Center Honors were a star-studded gala as always but this year perhaps a little more solemn than usual in spite of plenty world-class and lighthearted entertainment. “The Kennedy Center Honors celebrates the spectacular talents of artists whose brilliance has left a lasting impact on our society,” stated Kennedy Center Chairman David M. […]

Dec 182016
 
Inventor Of Heimlich Maneuver Died

Dr. Henry Heimlich, the American thoracic surgeon who invented the Heimlich maneuver (named after him) passed away at 96. Few people realize that at the time Dr. Heimlich invented his famous maneuver that saves people from chocking, chocking was a common cause of death. Since the introduction of Dr. Heimlich’ technique in 1974 an estimated […]

Dec 092016
 
American Astronaut John Glenn Died At 95

John Glenn, the first American to orbit the Earth in 1962 (one year after the Russian astronaut Yuri Gagarin, the first human being to travel into space) has died. This is an excerpt from the NASA Website: “Glenn, who served four terms as a U.S. senator from Ohio, was one of NASA’s original seven Mercury […]

Dec 082016
 
Time’s 2016 Person Of The Year

According to Wikipedia: “Person of the Year (called Man of the Year until 1999) is an annual issue of the United States news magazine Time that features and profiles a person, a group, an idea, or an object that “for better or for worse…has done the most to influence the events of the year”. And […]

Dec 072016
 
Honoring 75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor

National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day 2016 BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION Seventy-five years ago, Japanese fighter planes attacked the United States Naval Base at Pearl Harbor, destroying much of our Pacific Fleet and killing more than 2,400 Americans. The following day, President Franklin D. Roosevelt called on the Congress […]

Dec 022016
 
A Promise Kept 800 Carrier Jobs Saved

True to the promise Mr. Trump, as a Presidential Candidate, has made, President Elect Trump succeeded at saving 800 (according to some sources: 1,100) American jobs at Carrier furnace factory in Indiana. Without a question, saving well-paying American jobs is a praise-worthy achievement and so is fulfilling a promise. The workers whose jobs were saved […]

Nov 192016
 
President Elect Selects His Cabinet

Even though the process has just begun, President Elect Trump’s choices are raising eyebrows and concerns. According to reports so far the following individuals are being either appointed or nominated for the following offices: Chief of Staff: Reince Priebus National Security Adviser: Retired Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn Attorney General: Jeff Sessions CIA Director: Mike […]

Nov 102016
 
Anti-Trump Protests Across The Country

From the East to the West Coast Americans took to the streets to protest the outcome of the 2016 Presidential Election. Hashtags #NotMyPresident and #HeIsNotMyPresident took over Twitter. Anti-Trump rallies were held in most States including California, New York, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Maine, Minnesota, Nebraska, Texas, Virginia, Oregon and in front of the White House. […]

Nov 092016
 
Weekend Before 2016 Election News

The FBI announces: emails on Anthony Wiener’s laptop are copies of the originals already investigated and cleared. Hillary Clinton “email scandal” is no scandal. Nevertheless, a shadow of suspicion over the old materials was cast on Hillary Clinton and forced voters to wonder while Donald Trump enjoyed a 9 days advantage during the most critical […]

Nov 092016
 
Congratulations President Elect

The presidential race was fierce; the presidential debates outright vicious. In the end, it all came down to the popular – and electoral – vote. The people have spoken. In a very tight race, Donald Trump nearly won the popular vote and decisively won the electoral vote. Donald Trump, New York real estate mogul and […]