June 24, 2016
On Thursday night, television networks projected that Britain would leave the European Union after years of infighting over immigration, the fear among white working class Britons that the European Union was overbearing and too imposing on the British people. The “Leave” campaign won with 52% and “Remain” received 48%. The results of this historic referendum has political and economic ramifications throughout Britain and the world, especially in the United States.
401ks in the United States and other retirement savings could potentially take a hit, due to investments abroad. The British pound has also dropped dramatically on Friday. Political ramifications have spread in Britain. Conservative prime minister David Cameron has announced his resignation Friday as prime minister and Tory leader starting in October. His frenemy Boris Johnson, the controversial and outspoken former London mayor, has been seen as the favorite to replace Cameron. President Barack Obama has supported Britain remaining in the EU for trade and other economic deals, but the people of Britain have spoken and they will be heard.
Now it remains to be seen whether Britain’s future will change for ever. It seems like June 23, 2016 will be a day that lots of people will remember.
June 13, 2016
With the aftermath of the Orlando mass shooting on June 12, national security and gun control is likely to reenter as a critical centerpiece of the already volatile and unpredictable 2016 presidential election. Presumptive nominees Hillary Clinton (D) and Donald Trump (R) had dueling foreign policy speeches on Monday on how to protect the United States and discussing issues pertaining to guns and the Second Amendment. Whether the mass shooting, the worst mass shooting in American history will change the dynamic of the volatile presidential race remains to be seen.
June 12, 2016
ORLANDO, FLA.- 50 people were killed early Sunday morning at a gay club in Orlando, Fla. in what is the worst mass shooting in American history. The suspected gunman is Omar Mateen, a 29 year old who lived in Florida. U.S. government officials believed that he could be a tool of radical Islam. 53 people are confirmed injured. More information will come throughout the day.
Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has been the projected winner of the New Jersey Republican primary, according to the Associated Press. Trump is heavily popular with the NJ Republican electorate. Trump won the Garden State with 81 of the vote. Trump was endorsed by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie at a Texas press conference on Feb. 26, after Christie dropped out of the presidential race on Feb. 10.