News Roundup 3/15/17

  • Donald Trump gave the CIA authority to carry out drone strikes against suspected militants. [Link] Trump Fyle
  • Trump has given the Pentagon authority to carry out counterterrorism missions in Yemen without seeking case-by-case approval. [Link] Trump Fyle
  • Donal Trump met with Saudi Arabia’s deputy crown prince. Saudi Arabia said the meeting was a turning point in US/Saudi relations. [Link] Trump Fyle
  • The EPA has allowed Monsanto to claim that Roundup does not cause cancer without ever studying the effects of Roundup. [Link]
  • Lockheed Martian has given Congressmen over $12 million since 2007, and the company spent $128.2 million on lobbying since 2008. The company received $36.2 billion from the federal government in 2015. [Link]
  • The UK Parliment has passed a bill authorizing the Brexit. The UK prime minister can now invoke Article 50 at any time. [Link] Brexit Fyle
  • In Libya, General Haftar has retaken oil fields from Islamic militia forces. Haftar seized the oil fields from Libyan Unity Government located in Tripoli months ago. [Link] Libya Fyle
  • The UN says the Syrian government is responsible for the water shortages in Damascus. For two months, people in the Damascus area have struggled to get water. The water pipeline that carries water to Damascus was damaged and initially reported that Syrian rebels had caused the damage. The UN reports it was caused by a Syrian airstrike. [Link] Syria Fyle
  • A deal has been agreed to by Syrian rebels and the Syrian government. The deal will allow rebels and citizens loyal to the rebels to leave the city of Homs. The deal will be carried out over the next six to eight weeks. [Link] Syria Fyle

My interview on the Liam Cardenas’ Show about the Terror War. LISTEN HERE!!

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