Politics Corner, 1/29
By Duane Paul Murphy
Potential Kennedy Run for Office
Caroline Kennedy, daughter of President John F. Kennedy and former American ambassador to Japan, may plan a potential run for political office. According to the New York Post, she may be eying on Congress in New York during the 2018 midterms elections. Kennedy has flirted with political aspirations with Hillary Rodham Clinton’s vacant senate seat back in 2009, but decided not to run. If she decides to run for political office in New York, she might join the rest of her dynastic family’s tradition of public service. Several members of the Kennedy Family still hold public office including Connecticut state senator Edward M. Kennedy Jr. and Massachusetts congressman Joe Kennedy III
Executive Takes Action
Since taking office last week, President Trump has signed and authorized 12 executive orders. From immigration to the environment, his orders have covered a variety of issues.
In regards to immigration, his recent executive actions have ordered the U.S. government to construct a border wall between Mexico, construct or contract out for more detention facilities at or near the southern border, hire an additional set of 5,000 border patrol agents, and deport undocumented immigrants who have been convicted or charged with a crime. Also, President Trump ordered the approval of permits for the Dakota Access and Keystone Oil Pipelines, which will likely face mass opposition and protest from environmentalists and Native American activists. The president has ordered that public dollar cannot go to organizations or programs that provide abortion medical services around the world.