Grand Jury approves first wave if charges in Investigation led by Muller

A Federal grand jury has approved the first charges in the investigation led by special counsel Mueller. Arrests are expected for this coming Monday. Rumors going around are expecting Manafort


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Catalonia declares independence from Spain

The catalan regional parliament voted to declare independence from Spain today. The motion was supported by an owerwhelming majority of members of parliament, with 70 voting in favor, 10 against and 2 absenties in the 135-seat chamber. Opposition parties – including the Popular Party, the Catalan Socialist Party and Citizens – opted to boycott the vote by leaving the assembly before it took place. Parties in favor of the resolution announced their intention of establishing a “Catalan Republic as an independent, sovereign, democratic, social State”.

The decision by the catalan parliament prompted the spanish Senate to vote in favor of passing Article 155 of the Constitution, which gives Madrid direct rule of the disputed territory. Under this extraordinary status, the spanish administration would have jurisdiction of catalan media, police force and economy, as well as power to sack Carles Puigdemont and his ministers from the regional government. Mariano Rajoy has urged spanish citizens to remain calm, saying that decisions will be taken to make sure the region goes “back to legality”.

At an international level, the European Union has backed Madrid in the handling of the situation. Donald Tusk, President of the European Council, has stated that Spain remain its only interlocutor, while also insisting on Rajoy the importance of “force of argument”, rather than the “argument of force”. The United States, the United Kingdom and Germany have also voiced their support for the spanish government.

After the vote took place, Puigdemont urged catalans to “stay strong”, acknowledging that the path ahead would not be easy. Thousands of demonstrators took to the streets in support of the result, following his words with applause and repeating chants of “freedom, freedom.”

Breaking: Trump will not instruct congress to pull out of the Iran Deal

We are now hearing that President Trump will refuse to tell Congress that the nuclear deal with Iran is in the U.S. national interest, according to United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

The 2015 deal lifted sanctions on Iran in exchange for limits on its nuclear program. Tillerson says that Trump will not force Congress to impose new sanctions, and that his administration will instead begin a broad new strategy to contain Iran.

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Article written by: Patrick Vinson

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Trump ends amnesty for 800,000 young immigrants, by ending DACA: Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

Today it was announced that after Congressional summer break it will take aim to wind down protecting the deportation of DACA members. Doing so would give Immigration Enforcement the addresses and information of the recipients. This would be taking aim at 800,000 law-biding citizens. Citizens must contact their local representatives to make sure these civilians stay safe.

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Written by Patrick Vinson

Trump says blame on both sides


United States President Donald Trump held a news conference in front of Trump Tower in New York on Tuesday afternoon where he blamed both sides for the violence in Charlottesville. 

Trump made the same statement on Satuday, which recived major backlash, outcry and a response from Anonymous.

A women, Heather Heyes, was killed on Saturday by a white supremist who rammed his car into a crowd of peaceful protesters standing against the white nationalist rallies where Nazi and KK members where also present in Charlottesville.

Mr Trump condemned the driver as “a disgrace to himself, his family and this country.”

However, he criticized counter-protesters, asking “what about the fact that they came charging with clubs in their hands?”

He termed the “alt-left” as to blame for the violence on Saturday.

“Not all of those peple were neo-Nazis, Not all of those people were white supremacists by any stretch.:


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Eli Ridder, Senior Correspondent