Trump Signs Three Executive Orders in One Day
Progressive Army – The Trump administration signed an executive order that formally states that ISIS is an enemy that must be defeated and had some vague ideas on how to defeat them. The executive order states: “It is the policy of the United States that ISIS be defeated.” It also adds a clause that may lead to possible uses of torture and detainment that would otherwise be against international law. The clause states: “recommended changes to any United States rules of engagement and other United States policy restrictions that exceed the requirements of international law regarding the use of force against ISIS.” According to the executive order: “Within 30 days, a preliminary draft of the plan to defeat ISIS shall be submitted to the President by the Secretary of Defense.”
Protests Erupt At Airports Nationwide Over Immigration Action
CBS News – Protesters gathered outside John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York on Saturday demanding the release of refugees blocked from entering the United States. Other protests took place nationwide.
People in the crowd at Kennedy airport chanted, “Let them in.” Celebrities including “Sex and the City” actress Cynthia Nixon joined the demonstration.
“We Are All Immigrants,” read one sign held by a protester.
“Let Them In,” read another.
Others read “Refugees Welcome,” “Disobey” and “Resist.”
Federal Judge Issued Stay Against Trump’s Muslim Ban
California Threatened To Stop Paying Taxes in Response to Sanctuary City Status
California’s Democratic leaders believe there are numerous federal programs receiving state funds as well, which they will seek to cut, to make up for anything Republicans siphon out of their budgets. San Francisco’s CBS affiliate reports that the federal government only spends 78 cents in California for every tax dollar sent from that state to Washington
Mexican Launch Boycott of U. S Companies in Fury At Donald Trump
Time – Created by a Mexican food activist group, the image is part of a slew of messages, memes, and videos that have been spreading in Mexico in recent days as President Donald Trump pushes for a border wall, deportations and punishing new trade rules. Others messages call for specific boycotts of U.S. companies in Mexico, including McDonalds, Walmart, and Coca-Cola. One of the most heavily trending hashtags is #AdiosStarbucks, or “Goodbye Starbucks,” referring to the Seattle company which has opened hundreds of coffee houses here.
FBI Forced Twitter to Share User Data Without Legal Warrant
International Business Times – We are all aware that our online lives, including our accounts on social networks, aren’t always private and safe. But other than the threat of hackers, the government may also be spying on us using our online accounts, as exemplified by Twitter.
The social media platform announced Friday it received two national security requests, one each in 2015 and 2016, asking for users’ account data without informing the affected users. The company could not reveal this earlier since it was bound by gag orders until now that restricted it from openly speaking about the matter.