President Trump is pulling the plug on two of his economic advisory councils. In a tweet Wednesday, the president said quote, “rather than putting pressure on the business people of the Manufacturing Council and Strategy and Policy Forum, I am ending both.”
Days after the deadly unrest in Virginia, confederate monuments in the city of Baltimore are removed overnight. On Monday the Baltimore City Council voted unanimously to remove the statues immediately, and crews began taking them down late Tuesday.
A former Miss America is running for Illinois state attorney general. Republican candidate Erika Harold is running to unseat current the AG Democrat Lisa Madigan. Harold was crowned Miss America back in 2003 and is a graduate of Harvard Law School.
The White House may have found its new communications director in the form of one of President Trump’s most trusted assistants. Officials say long-time aide Hope Hicks will serve as Interim Communications Director until a final decision is made on the position.
The White House is looking at ways to pressure Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to revisit repealing and replacing Obamacare next month. Sources say no one in the west wing is ready to give up on health care reform, and everyone is pushing for a bill that works.
Results for Alabama’s special elections are now in. Former Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore and Senator Luther Strange will advance to a Republican primary runoff to fill the Senate seat left vacant by Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
Police in the Phillipines kill 32 suspected drug dealers in what has become the “bloodiest night” in President Duterte’s war on drugs. Officers say the drug raids took place in Bulacan Province Tuesday just north of the capital Manila.
After a lengthy legal battle, the court case against a Texas natural gas terminal is now over. The D.C. Court of Appeals rejected a challenge from an environmental group against the Department of Energy.
The new secretary of the navy will make a tough decision in one of his first cases. Richard Spencer will determine the fate of Navy Lieutenant Craig Bekcer who is accused of pushing his drugged wife out of their apartment window in Belgium back in 2015.