News Roundup 2/4/17

  • Trump signs an executive order and a presidential memorandum rolling back regulations on the finical sector. The regulations targeted by the executive action place rules on how retirement saving are invested. [Link] Trump Fyle
  • A Federal judge in Seattle temporarily blocks the enforcement of Trump’s executive order on immigration. The Trump Administration is seeking an emergency stay of the ruling. [Link] Trump Fyle
  • The Trump Administration reverses an Obama policy of speeding up deportations for families and children who are in the US illegally. Resources will be focused on having trials to determine whether or not to deport immigrants who are in detention centers. [Link] Trump Fyle
  • 400,000 fewer Americans signed up for Obamacare health insurance on the federal website in 2017. [Link] Healthcare Fyle
  • Over 70 DHS fusion centers exist across the US. The stated purpose of the fusion centers is to collect information on American’s to prevent terrorism. The fusion centers have been ineffective, costly, and violating the constitutional rights of Americans. [Link] Bill of Right Fyle
  • A student has been denied a chance to prove his innocence by a judge because it would impose psychological trauma on his accuser. [Link] Bill of Rights Fyle
  • A study finds that there has not been an increase in adolescent marijuana use in Colorado since the plant was legalized in 2012. [Link] War on Drugs Fyle
  • The Ukrainian government is likely responsible for restarting fighting in Ukraine. Ukrainian forces have been fighting with Russian-backed separatist throughout this week. [Link] [Link] Ukraine Fyle
  • The US has positioned a destroyer off the coast of Yemen. The USS Cole has arrived in the Bab al-Mandab Strait with the official mission of keeping shipping lanes open. [Link] US/Saudi War Against Yemen Fyle
  • In Yemen, al-Qaeda seized three towns this week. The al-Qaeda victories follow the botched US raid on al-Qaeda last weekend. [Link] US/Saudi War in Yemen Fyle
  • To prove the success of last weekend’s raid in Yemen, the Pentagon released a video they suggested was valuable intelligence recovered in the raid. The Pentagon took the video down after it was discovered the video has been publically available since 2007. The Pentagon then said the purpose of releasing the video was not to prove the success of the raid. [Link] US/Saudi War Against Yemen Fyle

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