Pelosi on Gorsuch: ‘A Very Hostile Appointment’
CNN – House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi blasted President Donald Trump’s newly named Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch as “a very hostile appointment” and “a very bad decision, well outside the mainstream of American legal thought.”
Iran Launches A Missle Testing Trumps Vows of Strict Enforcement
New York Times – Iran conducted its first missile test since President Trump took office, American and Israeli officials said Monday, posing an early test of whether the Trump administration will make good on its promises to strictly enforce all aspects of the Iranian nuclear deal and a side agreement on missile testing.
The Iranian missile traveled about 600 miles, but its re-entry vehicle reportedly exploded before the flight was complete. It is unclear whether that was accidental or a deliberate detonation.
Israel’s United Nations ambassador, Danny Danon, accused Iran of violating a Security Council resolution passed in 2015, shortly after the nuclear accord was reached in Vienna.
Major Lyft Investors Support Trump, Even Worse Than Uber CEO
Boy Scouts Will Admit Transgender Boys
NPR – In a surprise announcement, the Boy Scouts of America said that it will begin accepting transgender boys who want to join its scouting programs.
The Scouts’ policy change came in a written and video statement released by Chief Scout Executive Michael Surbaugh. He said that for more than a hundred years the Scouts used the information on an individual’s birth certificate to determine a boy’s eligibility to join its single gender programs.
“Communities and state laws are now interpreting gender identity differently than society did in the past,” Surbaugh said, “and these new laws vary widely from state to state.
Donald Trump’s Company is Receiving Direct Payments From Foreign Agents Right Now
Huffington Post – President Donald Trump’s business receives direct payments from a registered foreign agent funded by the government of Abu Dhabi.
The U.S. headquarters for the Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority is located on the 22nd floor of Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue — just four floors below the president’s penthouse apartment. The authority, which did not immediately respond to a request for comment, promotes tourism to Abu Dhabi, which is part of the United Arab Emirates. It has been registered as a foreign agent with the U.S. Department of Justice since 2012.