News Roundup 1/14/17

  • Trump selects Rudi Giuliani to be his cyber security advisor. [Link] Trump Fyle
  • Both Houses of Congress pass a resolution for a budget that will allow the repeal of the tax and spending provisions of Obamacare with a simple majority vote. The budget resolution also added trillions of dollars to the national debt. This is not a bill, so no changes to US law will occur from its passing and it does not require a presidential signature.  [Link] [Link]
  • The EPA locks in a rule that will require all automakers to have an average MPG of 50 across their fleet of cars by 2025. [Link] Regulations Fyle
  • Julian Assange restates his pledge to be extradited to the US in exchange for Obama granting Chelsea Manning clemency. [Link] Whistleblower Fyle
  • Through executive action, Obama eliminates the “wet foot, dry foot” policy that has applied to Cuban citizens entering the US. Under the law, any Cuban who reached American soil was allowed to stay and seek citizenship. [Link] Immigration/Refugee Fyle
  • On a leaked tape, John Kerry admits the US watched ISIS grow and thought the US could manage ISIS. The US was hoping ISIS would be a problem for Assad. [Link] Foreign Policy Fyle
  • Fighting continues between rival governments in Libya. The National Salvation government seized three buildings in Tripoli from the UN-backed government. [Link] Libya Fyle
  • Russia has invited Trump Administration officials to upcoming Syrian peace talks. [Link] Syria Fyle

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