Weekly synopsis Jan 29 – Feb4

Well here we are in the middle of another newsworthy week. The controversies surrounding our 45th President hasn’t slowed down. Here are some noteworthy events from this week in no particular order:

Protests erupt around the country over the 45th’s President pertaining to the travel ban against seven Middle Eastern Countries. One of the biggest protest include the JFK Airport in New York City, but there are protests in many major cities all over the United States.

45th President Executive Order:

  • The 45th President changed up the National Security Council limiting the influence of The Director of National Intelligence and The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff while also guaranteeing a seat in The Situation Room to Chief Strategist Steve Bannon
  • Executive Order requiring that for every one regulation that is signed into law, two must be removed.

The 45th President plans on keeping Barrack Obama’s Executive Order that offers protections to the LGBT+ community in the workplace.

The 45th President fired acting Attorney General Sally Yates after she told Justice Department Lawyers to stop defending the executive order that banned new arrivals from seven Middle Eastern countries. She was replaced by Dana Boente.

The 45th President announced that his pick for the Supreme Court is Neil Gorsuch. He is a 10th Circuit Judge who has similar views of the Constitution compared to Antonin Scalia.

Rex Tillerson, former CEO of Exxon Mobil, was confirmed by the US Senate. He will now serve as the Secretary of State.

Protests turned violent at UC Berkley ahead of a Milo Yiannopoulos event and the event was cancelled. There were reports of violence against Milo’s supporters as well as police officers who were providing security for the event.


That is just a brief summary targeting several different big stories that happened this week. Make sure you stay informed as well as look at many different sources from the far left to the far right. If there’s something major I forgot to include for this week, feel free to comment below and cite your source.



Reminder: Keep all discussion civil and on topic. I do not want to shut down free speech but I will if the speech is hateful and/or not-constructive. Thank you.

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