News Roundup 11/8/18



By: Raylene Camerano

1. Shooter from Thousand Oaks Identified

On Wednesday Nov. 7th around 11:20 pm, a shooter opened fire at The Borderline Bar and Grill. There are 13 total pronounced dead at the scene including the gunman himself. The gunman has been identified as Ian David Long, a former Marine Veteran who has reportedly suffered from post traumatic stress disorder. Long, who was 28 had served five years in the service and served a seven-month tour in Afghanistan. Captain Garo Kuredjian of the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department stated,“Thousand Oaks is one of the safest communities in the United States. For something like that to hit us on our doorstep is devastating.”

Source: LA Times

2. Jim Acosta’s Press Privileges Revoked

Jim Acosta and President Donald Trump got into a heated argument at the news conference held in the White House on Nov. 7th. Acosta, the chief White House correspondent for CNN asked the president about the caravan of migrants making the trek to the U.S. border. When Trump answered his question, Acosta tried to follow up with another question concerning the Russian investigation. Trump refused to answer any more questions and attacked his character as a journalist. “You should let me run the country,” Trump said. “You run CNN and if you did it well, your ratings would be much better.”

Source: AP News

3. Court Appeals Rescission of DACA

In 2017, the Trump administration announced they would work towards getting rid of DACA, the program protecting young undocumented immigrants from being deported. The federal courts blocked this action from continuing when it was first announced. On Nov. 8th, the courts have ruled to block the Trump administration from deporting young immigrants. The Justice Department has already asked for the action to be reconsidered because of beliefs that the Obama administration allowed "700,000 aliens to remain in the United States even though existing laws provided them no ability to do so." California Attorney General Xavier Becerra called the ruling a "tremendous victory" for "our young immigrant Dreamers."

Source: CNN

4. Georgia Governor Race Still Up in the Air

Brian Kemp was announced victor of the Georgia governor race on Nov. 7th, 2018 but the Abrams campaign have called for a recount. The votes cast for Brian Kemp were ranked in at 50.3 percent of the votes. Although many counties were stalled from voting and many votes were still on their way. The Abrams campaign rejected the republican's victory and demanded information regarding the pending votes. Ms Abrams, if elected, would be the first black woman to be elected into a governor position in any state.

Source: New York Times

5. Trump Threatened A Warlike Posture on Democrats

On Wednesday Nov 7th, it had been confirmed that the Democratic Party had taken control of the House. Trump stated that he looked forward to bipartisan progress for the democratic stances. “Now we have a much easier path because the Democrats will come to us with a plan for infrastructure, a plan for health care, a plan for whatever they’re looking at, and we’ll negotiate,” Trump said. The president stated he looks forward to negotiations but if they offer a different stance and plan to investigate the president's administration, then he has no choice but to cut off negotiations and would react aggressively.

Source: The Washington Post