Facebook Says It Will Hand Russian Ads Over to Congress

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — Reversing course, Facebook has decided to turn over roughly 3,000 ads, which were purchased by Russian-linked groups allegedly in an effort to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign. In a video announcement on Sept. 21, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that his company would share the ads with the Senate and … Continued

White House: ESPN Anchor That Called Trump ‘White Supremacist’ Should Be Fired

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — A White House spokeswoman said that an ESPN anchor who called President Trump, a “white supremacist” should be fired. ESPN anchor Jemele Hill sent out a string of tweets on Sept. 11, calling Trump and his supporters white supremacists. She also labeled the commander in chief “the most ignorant, offensive president … Continued

US Senate Blocks Bid to Repeal War Authorizations

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — The Senate has rejected a push for a new war authorization, electing instead to let the White House rely on a law passed after the Sept. 11 attacks as the legal basis to send U.S. troops into combat. On Sept. 13, Senators voted 61-36 to reject an amendment from Sen. Rand … Continued

Trump, Democrats Working on DACA Deal

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — U.S. President Donald Trump and Democratic congressional leaders are working together on a deal to replace DACA but it’s unclear what they agree on. Earlier this month, Trump repealed the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program that allows undocumented immigrants brought to the country as children to avoid deportation. After a … Continued

US Supreme Court Allows Refugee Ban While Case Proceeds

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — The U.S. Supreme Court agreed with a Trump administration request Tuesday to continue to bar most refugees under its travel ban. Late on Sept. 12, the Supreme Court lifted restrictions on the travel ban until further notice, meaning that the administration can continue barring most refugees from the U.S. At issue … Continued

Senate Unanimously Passes Resolution Condemning Hate Groups

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — The Senate has unanimously passed a bipartisan resolution condemning white supremacist organizations and urging President Donald Trump to speak out against hate groups. On Sept. 11, the upper chamber easily passed a resolution introduced last week by Sens. Mark Warner (D-VA), Tim Kaine (D-VA), Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and Cory Gardner (R-CO), … Continued

Senators Unveil New Proposal to Block Trump’s Transgender Troops Ban

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — A bipartisan pair of senators has introduced an amendment to try to reverse President Donald Trump’s ban on transgender troops. Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Susan Collins (R-ME) filed an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act on Sept. 11, which would prevent the military from kicking out transgender service members … Continued

Hillary Clinton Says She’s ‘Done With Being a Candidate’

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — Former Secretary of State and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said that she will not pursue the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. In an interview with CBS’s “Sunday Morning” on Sept. 10, Clinton was asked if he political career is over, to which she responded, “Yes, as an active politician it’s over.” However, … Continued

Devos to Repeal School Sexual Assault Guidelines

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy Devos said she will roll back Obama administration guidelines on school sexual assault. In 2011, the Obama administration sent letters to colleges with guidelines on how to handle sexual assault allegations. The guidelines were issued as part of a campaign to combat sexual assault on college … Continued

DOJ Sides With Baker Who Refused to Make Wedding Cake for Same-Sex Couple

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — The Justice Department filed a brief supporting a baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple in a case headed to the Supreme Court. The DOJ filed the brief on Sept. 7 on behalf of Jack Phillips, who was found to have violated the Colorado Anti-Discrimination Act … Continued