News Roundup: Here's What You Missed
By Brody Salazar
1. U.K. and America Ban Large Electronic Devices on Flights from Six Countries:
A new ban is being imposed on any electronic devices larger than a smartphone in both the United States and United Kingdom for people on flights coming from Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Tunisia and Saudi Arabia. The new ban is meant as an anti-terrorist measure. All devices larger than 16cm x 9.3cm will no longer be allowed in the cabin starting Saturday, March 25th, at 7:00 GMT. U.S. officials have stated that there is no end date for the ban but one of the affected airlines stated it will end by October 14th.
- Source: BBC News
2. Trump Pressures Republicans to Support Obamacare Replacement:
In response to the waning support for the proposed bill to replace the ACA, Trump has issued a warning to any Republicans with second thoughts about voting against it. He even went so far as to say that he was going to "come after" Mark Meadows, a Republican representative and chairman of the conservative Freedom Caucus who has been less than supportive of the bill. Although Trump politically threatened any of his party who oppose the replacement, it is unclear what he will do exactly.
- Source: The New York
3. Ivanka Trump to Receive Job in White House:
Ivanka Trump will carry no official title or salary but will have security clearance and access to classified information. "While there is no modern precedent for an adult child of the president, I will voluntarily follow all of the ethics rules placed on government employees. I will continue to offer my father my candid advice and counsel, as I have for my entire life," said Ivanka. Despite Ivanka's statement there are still concerns that this may be an ethics violation, given the anti-nepotism laws the government has in place.
- Source: BBC News
4. David Rockefeller Dies:
David Rockefeller, the world's oldest billionaire and avid capitalist, died on Monday in his home at Pocantico Hills, New York at age 101. Despite the Rockefellers never owning more than 5% of the shares of Chase Manhattan, David Rockefeller, as chairman and chief executive, expanded it internationally and gained such fame that it would be frequently called David's bank. The last surviving grandson of John D. Rockefeller, David carried on the Rockefeller legacy of capitalism, however, he did not leave behind a spotless business record. David met criticism while chairman of Chase Manhattan for both failing to promote more aggressive managers, and the bank falling behind its competition as a result.
- Source: The New York Times
5. Tom Brady’s Jersey Stolen by Member of Press:
Immediately following the victory of the New England Patriots at the Super Bowl, Quarterback Tom Brady discovered that his jersey was stolen. Now, a month later, police have recovered the stolen jersey in Mexico. According to a statement released by the NFL, the thief was a member of the international media and had full credentials.
- Source: NPR