National Security Analyst Says Trump’s Latest North Korea Tweet Could Lead To War

Trump continued to play with the stability of the entire planet on Tuesday by once again lashing out at North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un on Twitter.

“North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un just stated that the ‘Nuclear Button is on his desk at all times,'” he wrote. “Will someone from his depleted and food starved regime please inform him that I too have a Nuclear Button, but it is a much bigger & more powerful one than his, and my Button works!” read more

Pakistan Summons U.S. Ambassador After Trump Has Outburst on Twitter

Trump kickstarted 2018 by lashing out on Twitter, this time at Pakistan.

“The United States has foolishly given Pakistan more than 33 billion dollars in aid over the last 15 years, and they have given us nothing but lies & deceit, thinking of our leaders as fools,” he wrote. “They give safe haven to the terrorists we hunt in Afghanistan, with little help. No more!” read more

Parents Took Their Kids Out Of Class After Ivanka Trump Made A Surprise Visit To Their School

When your father is a U.S. president with historically low approval ratings, it turns out that making surprise visits to schools won’t be welcomed as a nice gesture by a lot of people. Ivanka Trump presumably realized just that after parents of students at Norwalk High School in Connecticut pulled their kids from class after hearing the first daughter dropped by for a visit on Monday. read more

Trump Ramps Up His Authoritarianism: Forbids CDC From Using A List Of Words In Science Reports

President Trump stepped up his authoritarian game on Thursday, this time restricting the language the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) can use in documents the agency is preparing for the 2019 budget. Included in the list of forbidden terms were the phrases “evidence-based” and “science-based,” as well as five words: “transgender,” “fetus,” diversity,” “vulnerable,” and “entitlement.” read more

Ed Lee, First Asian American Mayor of San Francisco and Former Civil Rights Lawyer, Dies at 65

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee passed away unexpectedly early Tuesday morning. According to the city’s former Mayor Willie Brown, the cause of death was cardiac arrest.

“It is with profound sadness and terrible grief that I confirm that Mayor Edwin M. Lee passed away on Tuesday, December 12 at 1:11 a.m. at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital,” said San Francisco Board of Supervisors President London Breed, in a televised statement. “Family, friends and colleagues were at his side. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife Anita, his two daughters, Brianna and Tania, and his family.” read more

Syrian President Assad, Whose Forces Have Killed Over 200,000 Civilians, Tells Putin “Thanks a Million”

President Putin paid a surprise visit to a Russian military base in Syria on Monday, where he delivered a speech praising his country’s troops and announcing that his government would soon begin withdrawing a “significant portion” of its soldiers. Though some disagree as to whether the seven-year civil war in Syria is really over, numerous officials, such as UN special envoy to Syria Staffan de Mistura, and today, Putin, have declared that the conflict has ended and that Assad is the victor. read more

The Trump Administration Is Forcing 59,000 Haitians To Leave Within 18 Months

Nearly 60,000 Haitians will be forced to leave the United States within the upcoming 18 months, thanks to a decision made by the Trump administration on Monday. In a press release, the Department of Homeland Security announced that it would cease shielding 59,000 Haitian immigrants from deportation through the Temporary Protected Status program. The state of Florida is set to be influenced the most by Monday’s decision, with roughly 30,000 Haitian TPS recipients living in the state. read more