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Flynn offers to testify if granted immunity

Natalie Askowitz, Copy Editor

April 6, 2017

In a statement on March 30, former National Security Adviser, General Michael Flynn, offered to testify in front of a congressional investigative committee, if in return, he is granted full immunity for his testimony. General Flynn was an advisor to the Trump presidential campaign and served as the president's...

Palmetto Trump supporters share their thoughts on the country

Susan Aghedo, Copy Editor

March 28, 2017

Donald Trump was once a billionaire real estate mogul who made a cameo in Home Alone 2, hosted Celebrity Apprentice and generally stayed to himself. Then he announced his candidacy and shot to even greater popularity—and newfound infamy. He created two conflicting flocks with his unfiltered words an...

Transgender boy wins girls state wrestling championship

Kalia Richardson, News Editor

March 20, 2017

Mack Beggs, 17-years-old transgender boy from Cypress, Texas faced controversy after winning the University Interscholastic League Class 6A Girl’s National Wrestling championship Feb. 25. Opinions diverge between whether or not it was fair for Beggs to compete against the girls. Consider this. Beggs, i...

Trump tax returns finally released to the public

Atilla Dos Santos, Staff Writer

March 15, 2017

On Tuesday March 14, MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow received part of President Trump’s 2005 tax returns. Pulitzer Prize winner and tax issues specialist David Cay Johnston who frequently writes opinion pieces for USA Today, the New York Daily News and others, received the returns earlier that same day i...

Obamacare replacement proposal

Attila Dos Santos, Staff Writer

March 13, 2017

Last week, the White House released its new plan to repeal and replace Obamacare with Trumpcare. The bill will keep the more popular parts of Obamacare while modifying or completely changing other parts of it. Similarly to Obamacare, the proposal allows children to be covered by their parents’ insuran...

Evaulating the new Trump travel ban

Attila Dos Santos, Staff Writer

March 7, 2017

On March 6, President Trump signed his newly updated and revised travel ban, which replaced the previously suspended and highly controversial one. The ban’s revisions promise transparency and fairness while upholding the First Amendment right, specifically protection from religious persecution. The...

Jeff Sessions reportedly in contact with the Russian Ambassador to the U.S.

Attila Dos Santos, Staff Writer

March 3, 2017

On March 1, the Washington Post reported that now Attorney General Jeff Sessions has spoken twice with the Russian Ambassador to the U.S. Sergey Kislyak during President Donald Trump’s campaign in 2016. This raises suspicions as Sessions was one of Trump’s top foreign policy advisors at the time during which he was also a senator. In addition, h...

Looking at the Oklahoma abortion bill

Allessandra Inzinna, Copy Editor

February 27, 2017

In Oklahoma, an advancing bill requiring a pregnant woman to get written permission from the father of the fetus to obtain an abortion, has been proposed. Republican senator Justin Humphrey introduced and wrote the bill, which won approval in the House Public Health Committee by a 5-2 vote. Humphrey’s inf...

Trust in American intelligence agencies

Allessandra Inzinna, Copy Editor

February 22, 2017

The FBI was founded with the purpose to shield the American people from various types of terror. The mission constantly evolves and focuses on protection against terrorism, organized crime, cyber crime and major crimes such as murder, mass theft and corruption. Recently, though, the agency was scrutini...

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