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  1. Judiciary Chairman Reginald King(D-CA) and Speaker of the House Edward King(D-CA) WASHINGTON D.C- With leadership elections now finished, we have seen some surprising results on the Democratic side. The King brothers, a trio of African-American legislators from California, who happen to be brothers, seem to have come out on top as the real winners in the Congressional leadership elections. They come from one of the smallest factions of House Democrats, the progressive faction, and yet, they stormed their way to taking almost complete control of the House Majority. First-term Representative Edward King(D-Oakland) was elected as the House's first African-American Speaker, and the highest ranking African-American in Congress ever. The position of second highest ranking African-American in Congress ever will go to one of his own brothers, Representative Augustus King(D-Los Angeles), who was elected as the House Majority Leader by his caucus. A stunning result for those two, to immediately gain the confidence of the caucus, and give the progressive faction some outsized influence in running the House- making the theory of strength in numbers almost irrelevant. The progressive faction completed the sweep of the top positions in leadership within the House Majority, with Representative Blackstone(D-MA-2) elected the House Majority Whip. A controversial and stunning takeover, many members of the left, like Reverend Jesse Jackson Sr. and Reverend Al Sharpton, as well as former Presidential nominee George McGovern, has said that this push to the left of the Democratic Party is 'a net positive for our country'. However, it has received a lot of consternation from elsewhere in the party. Noted moderate Governor Bill Clinton of Arkansas said that the party was 'a big tent party', while many rural Southern Democrats, many of whom are part of the infamous Conservative Coalition, simply refused to comment when we contacted their offices. That, however, is not even the most controversial part of the stunning takeover of the House leadership positions by the left, and the pair of brothers specifically. House Majority Leader Augustus King has announced the appointment of his brother, Representative Reginald King(D-Los Angeles), as the Chairman of the House Committee on the Armed Services, Foreign Affairs, and the Judiciary. Many see this as a move to consolidate by appointing his own brother in this powerful position, which oversees legislation including, but not limited to, the military, foreign policy, judicial issues, and various ethics issues. The House Majority Leader and the Speaker have been accused of nepotism for the appointment. House Minority Leader Paul Cavalieri(R-CA) said that " I will be seeking a formal legal opinion as to whether this appointment is consistent with anti-nepotism laws," which generally prevent public officials from appointing relatives to any public office. There are, of course, many questions to answer here. Who makes the appointments- the House Majority Leader or the Speaker? On whose advice? Is a Chairman of a Committee a public office, when you consider that Congressman Reginald King is already a duly elected member of Congress in his own right? We seeked a comment from Representative Clay of Indiana's 6th Congressional District, and his comment was scathing. “I don’t want to be a member of the Democratic Party if nepotism is its method for appointing committee chairs. I think this should be seriously investigated and if there was misconduct, it should be punished severely”. Speaker of the House Edward King, however, also had a comment responding to these allegations. ""I think its a silly thing for the Republicans who obviously sent this letter, many of these Republican congressmen apparently went to law school and don't even understand the code that they're quoting. My brother is already a public official and was given chair of the judiciary committee because of twenty years of serve to the law. There was no quid pro quo. Besides in the words of John Kennedy who also faced this similar charge, after twenty years of being a lawyer, I can't see the issue of giving him a little more law experience before he goes out to practice law." The Department of Justice waded into the issue, with a Justice Department spokeswoman addressing the issue in her daily briefing. She said that the Attorney General has received "anonymous correspondence" requesting that he look into the issue of nepotism in this case. She said that the Justice Department, with that request, was "considering" whether or not to issue a legal opinion on the issue, though she said that decision could, in fact, take a while. "While this Department has not received correspondence from the office of any Congressman, we have received anonymous correspondence on the issue, asking for a legal opinion. This is something that could take a period of time, and may or may not be the right idea. However, as this is a case regarding the misconduct of a sitting Congressman, we will refer the anonymous letter to the House Ethics Committee, and they can do with it as they please." The present Chairman of that said Committee, of course, is Representative Reginald King- the man at the very center of this controversy in the first place. We'll have to wait and see how this potential firestorm plays out in Washington D.C.
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    Pre-1987 News Articles

    The United States enacts anti-apartheid legislation over the veto of President Reagan The international community is becoming less tolerant of apartheid- but will it be enough? PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA- The tide of public opinion, around the world, is turning decisively against South Africa. The United States Congress, on October 3rd, 1986, passed the Comprehensive Anti-Apartheid Act, which imposed heavy sanctions on South Africa while they continue their apartheid policies, and continue to imprison political leaders like Nelson Mandela. The legislation, of course, was enacted by overriding the veto of President Ronald Reagan, with very large majorities in both chambers. While the President argued that punitive sanctions only hurt black South Africans, many in Congress rejected that argument. The legislation is beginning to take effect, and many are watching closely to see how this impacts apartheid within South Africa. In August of 1986, six Commonwealth members- India, Canada, Australia, Zambia, Zimbabwe, and the Bahamas all announced stringent economic sanctions on South Africa, and in September of the 1986, the European Community did the same. International efforts have been going on for many years to isolate South Africa in the sporting world for a number of years. South Africa was expelled from the International Olympic Committee in 1970, and haven't participated in a Summer Olympics since 1960. In 1977, members of the British Commonwealth signed the Gleneagles Agreement, to discourage competition between member nations and non-integrated South African athletic teams, though the United Kingdom, most notably under Margaret Thatcher, has not seriously enforced that agreement. With the boycott going on in sports for a number of years, it was only a matter of time before the international community began to bite harder- and as is shown, with sanctions from various Commonwealth members, much of the European Community, and even the United States Congress, that effort is starting. However, the support of both British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and President Ronald Reagan of these efforts can only be best described as lukewarm, and most would say that is far too generous a term. And President PW Botha of South Africa, of course, remains as defiant as ever, as opposed to black majority rule and integration now as he has been for his entire political career. We'll have to wait and see what these efforts have on apartheid policies in South Africa.
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    USA Today Roundup

    Roundup of what is happening in the various states of the Union.
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    VGS Reset 2 Timeline

    The player base clearly feels, But I wanna just state my two cents. I believe that 2019 allows for the most creativity. Not simply because it's the present (no RL historical map that has to be followed and less THOMAS) but because of the specific era that we are in.. Internationally there are massive numbers of options for the AB. A lot can happen with Brexit, to options w/ NAFTA, to the Korean Peninsula being the most interesting in peace time it's ever been. Not to mention the obvious (Vladimir!) and other more traditional issues(ME/Israel). Domestically, you have a Democratic Party almost coming to blows with itself. Ocasio-Cortez's band of freshmen in the House. We can make our own issues with far less limits. Those are my thoughts on this anyways. Do with them as you wish
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    Harrison LeClavers(D-WI)

    The sign out is complete.
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    @POTUS

    In this time of the prison crisis, it is crucial that we confirm Tracie Hattie Butler. Her qualifications are impeccable. (1/3) A member of the civil rights division for 17 years, she has experience within the DoJ that will help her succeed. (2/3) Tell Congress that she deserves a vote. (3/3)
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    @POTUS

    We have a Vice President.
  8. I thank the Congress for their confirmation.
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    @POTUS

    Check out the President's statement on Syria
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    Oval Office Address

    My fellow Americans, I would like to thank you for taking the time to turn into the Oval Office, to tune into the address. I will try to keep it brief. The regime of Bashar Al-Assad is a regime that has lost the support of its people, its neighbors, and the international community in general. Bashar Al-Assad has committed almost every human rights violation in the book- he has tortured his opponents, waged war on his enemies, divided his country on strict ethnic and religious lines, and refuses to listen to the ultimate and sovereign authority of the people of Syria. He has turned the country, with a beautiful history in the Levant, into a hell hole. He has chased millions of Syrians out of their homeland, and is not fit to continue ruling over Syria. His power hunger makes him put the interests of himself over the conditions of his people- he must step down, and hand power back to the people of Syria. When you see the conditions that the Syrian people have endured, when you see how they continue to stand against him, even when the ultimate sacrifice is demanded- death- you see a people aspiring to be free. A people who want to take control of their own destiny, who want to take control of their government, who believe in freedom. The United States has stood, and we have stood with the Syrian people. We stand with those who support democracy in Syria, we stand with those who oppose dictatorship and a totalitarian government. That is why, today, we are ordering a round of limited airstrikes, to begin almost immediately, against the government of Bashar Al-Assad. The United States has long been involved in the fight in Syria against ISIS, and similar groups. However, we cannot win that fight without addressing the real cause- the instability caused by Bashar Al-Assad remaining in power. He must be shown the door. That said, we are not going to recklessly run into Syria without a plan. We will hit targets that will weaken the government of Al-Assad, and we will follow our constitutional bounds- under the powers given to the President via the War Powers Resolution, this campaign will not extend past sixty days. And, of course, you will not see American boots on the ground. However, with this help, we will hope that this will aid the Syrian rebels, and that those who support democracy can take advantage and a restore a government of, by, and for the people of Syria within that nation. Thank you all for your time, and have a great night.
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    Executive Orders

    By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America- A State of emergency is declared in the State of Louisiana. A major disaster declaration is also issued for the entire State of Louisiana.
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    Veterans Mental Health Accessibility Act

    /s Harrison LeClavers President of the United States
  13. /s Harrison LeClavers President of the United States
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    Fruit and Veggies Protection Act

    /s Harrison LeClavers President of the United States
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    Rural Wireless Access Act of 2017

    /s Harrison LeClavers President of the United States
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