Oscar Cantú Murguía, owner of Norte newspaper, announced Sunday that the paper was closing its doors. Over 27 years Norte has faced multiple attacks and punishment for its reporting activities but recently the violence has peaked. Miroslava Breach, journalist for La Jornada and Norte collaborator,
Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi was welcomed at the White House Monday. President al-Sisi is in the country to discuss security and economic matter with President Trump. The trip marks al-Sisi’s first official state visit since coming to power through a military coup in 2013.
The White House disputes allegations that a tweet by Trump aide violates federal law against government employees engaging in political activity. Political Swing previously reported on the initial exchange. It all began with a tweet from Dan Scavino Jr.. In the tweet, the Trump aide
On Monday, Senate Democrats gained enough votes to block the nomination of Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch. The move will certainly lead Republicans to employ the “nuclear option” and allow for a confirmation with a simple majority. Four more Democrats announced their opposition to Gorsuch on
On Saturday, Russian newspaper, Novaya Gazeta, confirmed that the Chechen authorities were arresting and killing gay men. The men were detained “in connection with their nontraditional sexual orientation, or suspicion of such,” the article claims. It is suspected that more than 100 gay men had been detained,
President Trump claims the United States is prepared to act alone against North Korea’s nuclear program. In an interview with the Financial Times, that comes days before hosting Chinese President Xi Jinping in Florida, the President is signaling his willingness to act without China. Trump