By Bobby M.
In case you missed any of the news from May 5th through May 7th, here is a brief recap regarding much of what happened. Not everything will have a hyperlink, so if you would like more information, please highlight and google it.
The biggest story for the weekend involved the French public being smarter than those in America because they refused to put the political puppet Vladimir Putin into their presidential office with Macron soundly defeating Le Pen. That happened even though Russian hackers leaked a ton of Emmanuel Macro’s emails to the public on Friday and then used the rest of the weekend to try and spread the news with bots and propaganda similarly to what was done in the U.S. elections. Fortunately for the country of France, their media did a better job involving these leaks. The other big story of the weekend involved the running of the 143rd annual Kentucky Derby horse race. The winner was Always Dreaming in very muddy conditions, who will now get the bulk of the attention when it comes to the remainder of the Triple Crown. The outcome of the race was not the only concern because Thunder Snow bucked wildly at the start prompting many to fear injury at the time. Fortunately, he was found to be in good health and the problem happened to be his not liking the condition of the track.
The rest of what is listed below may have been harder to hear details about…
- What should have been a major headline due to the conflict of interest, was how Jared Kushner’s family was exposed to be selling U.S. visas to wealthy Chinese businessmen for $500K. Due to the news getting out, the family banned the press from attending any future events
- The terrorist group Boko Haram in Nigeria released 82 of the girls that they had kidnapped
- The commander of ISIS in Afghanistan has been confirmed to be killed from a previous operation
- 18 students at Penn State University were charged in a fraternity hazing death
- Turkey dismissed 107 judges and prosecutors over alleged links to a failed coup in July last year
- Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman has his trial date set in the U.S.
- Texas Republican Governor Greg Abbott signed into law on Sunday a measure to punish “sanctuary cities”
- After initially praising Australia’s universal healthcare program, Trump tries to say that it would not work in America
- A poll showed that the majority of federal employees do not approve of Trump and his White House
- Rep. Raul Labrador (R-Idaho) drew intense jeers at a town hall Friday when he defended the GOP’s ObamaCare repeal plan by claiming nobody dies due to lack of access to health care
- Secretary of Health and Human Services tries to tell the Sunday morning news circuit that cutting almost a trillion dollar from Medicaid will not hurt it
- Mitch McConnell says they will bypass filibuster rules when it comes to the terrible House GOP Healthcare bill. A reminder, every medical association has trashed this plan
- New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman (D) warned Congress on Friday that he would file a lawsuit if the Senate passes the House GOP’s healthcare bill
- The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has dismissed at least five academic members of one of its scientific review boards and may replace them with representatives from industries the EPA regulates
- Trump plans to cut 95% of the funding to the drug control office, which ignore campaign pledges he made to help the opioid crisis