Following the storming of the US Capitol by hundreds of people, including Trump supporters, former US President Donald Trump was booted off various platforms after being blamed for inciting the deadly insurrection. In fact, Facebook’s oversight board recently upheld Trump’s ban from the platform.
Former US President Donald Trump managed to appoint a whopping three justices to the US Supreme Court, despite efforts to shoot down the nominations of Justices Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett. Looking ahead, liberal politicians are now trying to ensure the bench does not lean even more toward the conservative side of the political spectrum.
Earlier, US President Joe Biden announced that all US troops would be withdrawn from Afghanistan by September 11, breaking a previous understanding that suggested American forces would be fully removed by May 1.
US President Joe Biden announced in early April that Washington would not be able to make its May deadline to remove all American troops from Afghanistan, noting instead that the Land of the Free would instead be pulling out forces by September 11 - the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks.
The US House of Representatives passed a measure that would grant Washington, DC, statehood for the very first time in June 2020. However, the initiative was left in a permanent pause after the US Senate failed to take on the legislation. Multiple attempts have been made to make the nation’s capital the US’ 51st state to no avail.
Earlier, Minnesota’s Hennepin County District Judge Peter Cahill urged politicians to keep their opinions of the Chauvin trial under wraps because it could provide the defense with a valid shot at filing an appeal on the case.
Earlier, US President Joe Biden announced that he was ordering the complete removal of US troops from Afghanistan by September 11, pushing back the initial May 1 deadline by several months.
The Trump administration previously planned to complete the full withdrawal of US troops based in Afghanistan by May 1, however, drawing strong similarities to past promises, the efforts went unfulfilled.
Earlier, reports surfaced that Paul Alexander, who served as a science adviser under the Trump administration, urged the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to relax social distancing efforts so that COVID-19 could spread and, ultimately, lead to the creation of “herd immunity” against the deadly SARS-CoV-2 virus.
Earlier, Egypt’s Suez Canal snatched headlines around the world while concerned onlookers wondered what would become of the prominent trade waterway after a massive cargo vessel became stuck for multiple days.
For nearly one week, the massive, Panamanian-flagged cargo ship Ever Given took the internet - and the global economy - by storm after the vessel got stuck and blocked passage through Egypt’s Suez Canal. Although the financial setbacks caused by the blockage are still being reviewed, experts are forecasting tremendous losses.
Under the Trump administration, relations between the US and Iran reached a new boiling point as former US President Donald Trump withdrew from the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, and undertook a “maximum pressure” campaign against Tehran. Although there was some hope the incoming Biden White House would ease tensions, they have remained.
US President Joe Biden held his very first news conference on Thursday, bringing to a close the longest amount of time in which an American president has held off hosting such an event in modern times.
Over the last few months, the US has experienced a massive resurgence in the amount of illegal border crossings, with American officials stationed at the US-Mexico border struggling to provide adequate housing for thousands of minors entering the Land of the Free without a parent or guardian.
Although former US President Donald Trump took every opportunity to blast tell-all books authored by former officials who served under his administration, it seems as if the one-term leader may be jumping on the same train. Choo, choo!
Under the Biden administration, it appears as though the US has begun to experience one of its worst migrant surges over the last two decades at the US-Mexico border, where US President Joe Biden has yet to make an appearance amid concerning border reports.
Under the Trump administration, tensions between the US and China remained heightened as Washington made multiple claims against Beijing, many of which suggested the US was being taken advantage of in regards to business dealings. Since the fresh takeover of US President Joe Biden, only time will tell if ties between the pair may improve.
Newly surfaced allegations of looming US cyberattacks against Russia come on the heels of reports that an attack on Microsoft’s Exchange Server email application was carried out by a Chinese hacking group known as “Hafnium.” The breach reportedly affected hundreds of thousands of individuals around the world.
The last time that former US President Donald Trump uttered the words “stand down” to supporters, he ended up giving an endorsement of sorts to the Proud Boys, a violent far-right group that was in support of his 2020 reelection campaign. The remark saw Trump widely criticized for failing to explicitly condemn the group.
In the wake of the deadly Capitol riot, it was no secret that supporters of former US President Donald Trump stormed the federal building in an effort to halt the certification of the US election results. However, despite that knowledge, conspiracy theories emerged detailing that “fake” Trump supporters took part in the siege.