Weekly Synopsis 3/5 – 3/11

Well here we are. Another week into American Politics and this week was completely bland and nothing happened. Yeah I didn’t believe that either. So let’s catch up on some of the major things in US Politics that you might have missed in no particular order:

This week House Republicans introduced their Healthcare Bill which is a response to the Affordable Care Act (or “Obamacare”). This bill has angered More Conservative parts of the Republican Party  who call it “Obamacare Lite” and Democrats who are worried the bill doesn’t do enough to provide affordable healthcare to all Americans. There are lots of different stories about the healthcare bill throughout the week so I’m linking a ton of them. (CNN) (NBC News) (FOX News) (Washington Post) (Another story from CNN)

The current President has issued another Executive Order limiting travel from Middle Eastern Countries. After the last travel ban was struck down in federal court, the current administration got together and revised it. This new travel ban is just as controversial as the first one, but includes fewer countries. (CNN) (Washington Post) (New York Times)

The President of the United States went to Twitter (his favorite social media platform) to make bold allegations against former President Obama, that Obama wiretapped Trump Tower during the 2016 Presidential campaign. At the moment no evidence of this claim has surfaced. (The Hill) (CNN)

WikiLeaks released a large amount of data from “Vault 7” in regards to the CIA and their hacking abilities. (WikiLeaks) (USA Today) (NPR)

Hawaii is the first state to sue the President due to the recent travel pan he signed through Executive Order. (Washington Post) (PBS)

There is a list of some things that happened this week, but I’m sure its not everything. If there’s something major you think I should have included, feel free to leave it in the comments with a credible source. You’ll notice that I try my best to balance my sources as I read the news and I hope you do the same!



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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