Tellus U.S. News Update

  • Spicer Out; Scaramucci in as Communications DirectorSpicer Out; Scaramucci in as Communications Director
    Embattled Presidential press secretary Sean Spicer announced that he has resigned that position, but will remain on for five weeks to ease incoming Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci into his job. Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders,was elevated to the role of Presidential press secretary.
  • With ‘Better Care’ Act Dead on Arrival, McConnell Moves to Repeal ACAWith ‘Better Care’ Act Dead on Arrival, McConnell Moves to Repeal ACA
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell effectively withdrew the bill from consideration and announcing that the Republican majority would attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as “Obamacare,” while the Republican-controlled Congress works on an alternative
  • Seattle City Council Approves Income Tax on RichSeattle City Council Approves Income Tax on Rich
    RepublishReprint {By Robert Pannier, Tellus Managing Editor} The Seattle City Council approved a tax on Monday that is specifically aimed at the wealthiest residents of the Emerald City. In a unanimous vote, the council approved a 2.25 percent tax on those individuals who earn more than $250,000 or couples earning more than $500,000. The tax […]
  • 101 Shot in Chicago over July 4th Weekend: 14 Dead101 Shot in Chicago over July 4th Weekend: 14 Dead
    CHICAGO — Chicago saw one of its most violent Fourth of July weekends in recent years: At least 101 people were shot between Friday afternoon and early Wednesday, nearly half of them over 12 hours as the long holiday drew to a close. Fourteen of the wounded died. The last time the Fourth holiday spanned […]
  • Trump Nominates Christopher Wray as FBI DirectorTrump Nominates Christopher Wray as FBI Director
    President Donald Trump announced Wednesday he is nominating Christopher Wray, a former U.S. Department of Justice official, to serve as FBI director. If the Senate confirms the nomination, Wray will replace James Comey, whom the president fired on May 9. “I will be nominating Christopher A. Wray, a man of impeccable credentials, to be the […]
  • Michael Dubke, Trump’s Press Chief, Quits in Shake-upMichael Dubke, Trump’s Press Chief, Quits in Shake-up
    After just three months on the job and following rumors of a major White House shake-up Trump’s communications director, Mike Dubke, has quit. Dubke gave his resignation on May 18, according to a senior Trump administration official who spoke with Axios’s Mike Allen. It came ahead of Trump’s first foreign trip last week, but Dubke […]
  • Trump Mulls West Wing Shake-Up of Key Staff MembersTrump Mulls West Wing Shake-Up of Key Staff Members
    Donald Trump is reportedly considering a team reshuffle that could result in a number of key players facing the axe. According to White House sources, the president may have a “huge reboot” of his team that could affect everyone from Press Secretary Sean Spicer, Chief Strategist Steve Bannon, even Chief of Staff Reince Priebus. “He’s […]
  • Juan Saucedo Arrested in Phoenix ShootingsJuan Saucedo Arrested in Phoenix Shootings
    Phoenix police have arrested a suspect they believe to be a serial killer who stalked his victims at night and randomly shot and killed nine people at close range after a year-long investigation that nearly stalled. From August 2015 to July 2016 the shootings terrorized the largely Hispanic community in Maryvale in Phoenix, Arizona. A […]
  • Who Will Replace Justice Anthony Kennedy?Who Will Replace Justice Anthony Kennedy?
    With the recent confirmation of Justice Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, tension on Capitol Hill might be higher than it has been in years. Amid rumors Monday that Justice Anthony Kennedy is considering retirement, President Donald Trump’s possible next pick for the Supreme Court has become a hot topic. CNN reported Monday that friends […]
  • Trump Adviser Carter Page Reportedly Passed Documents To Russian SpyTrump Adviser Carter Page Reportedly Passed Documents To Russian Spy
    Former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page confirmed he passed documents to a Russian spy in 2013 but the information was not sensitive, BuzzFeed reported Monday. Page, an energy consultant, met with Russian intelligence agent Victor Podobnyy at a January 2013 energy conference in New York as the SVR agent tried to recruit Page. Podobnyy and […]


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