A roundup of 2017's most shocking, emotional and controversial headlines.

Also in today's news roundup, an associate of Dylann Roof has been arrested by the FBI in connection with the Emanuel AME shooting and John Boehner is being pressured by the Republicans to cut funding from Planned Parenthood.


Is the government watching you? Approximately 50 American law enforcement agencies, including the FBI and U.S. Marshals, have been exposed for secretly tracking former criminals, without a warrant, using “radar devices,” reports USA Today. This new technology allows cops to “see” through walls and homes as a way to determine if someone is physically present […]


In the midst of depressing addresses about the current government shutdown, President Barack Obama shared a glimmer of forward-thinking news yesterday. The President announced that he would nominate economist Janet Yellen, 67, to lead the Federal Reserve, a move that would see the central bank led by a woman for the first time ever, if […]

In order to fund the government, Congress needs to figure out what they’re doing with this spending bill. As of today, they still haven’t come up with a solution, leaving the government shutdown for a full week now. This is the first shutdown since that one 17 years ago where Monica Lewinskry single-handedly saved the […]

President Obama appeared on CNN this morning, making a major statement about the government shutdown that’s been plaguing us for three days now. During his speech, Obama didn’t step lightly while criticizing the GOP. Obama let us know that the shutdown is the Republican party’s responsibility and there’s only one solution. “There are enough Republicans […]

The government is still currently shutdown and we’re starting to feel the affects of the standoff between the Democrats and Republicans who are far too stubborn to bend on their views of funding for the government. Because of the shutdown, many government services and agencies are closed, suspended or otherwise impacted. In short, this isn’t […]

Well, it’s happened. The government has shut down because they couldn’t come to one accord on the spending bill to fund their own paychecks. It was a classic case of Democrats vs. Republicans. The House Republicans wanted the spending bill to include anti-Obamacare amendments and the Senate Democrats absolutely did not. Each side is blaming […]

The House of Representatives voted to cut $4 billion from the food stamp budget program. This devastating news effects one in seven U.S. citizens. The vote was a very tight 217-210. The New York Times is reporting that the bill was much-needed because the current $80 billion program had “grown out of control.” “This bill […]