By Stephen Boyer
On Friday 15th, Donald Trump, in a move to Bypass Congress, declared a National Emergency at the Southern border. This gives him the money he needs to build a wall, one of his central Campaign Promises. He announced this in a televised event in the Rose Garden, claiming he is protecting the country from drugs, criminals and, Illegal Immigration from Mexico.
The declaration gives the President 3.6 billion from military construction and 2.5 billion from counternarcotics programs. Combined with the 1.3 Billion Congress authorized for Trump on February 14th he has 8 Billion Dollars to work with, more than 2 Billion more than his original demand of 5.7 billion.
However, this move has faced some backlash, mostly from Democrats, who believe it is an unconstitutional move. “This is plainly a power grab by a disappointed president, who has gone outside the bounds of the law to try and get what he failed to achieve in the constitutional legislative process,” Speaker Pelosi and Minority Leader Schumer said in a joint statement. The 2 pledged to overturn the decision and asked for Republicans to join them. House Democrats plan to introduce a bill to reverse the presidents move but to reverse it would require getting passed in the Republican-controlled Senate.
But legislation isn't the only way Democrats plan to fight against the Declaration. Its expected some Democrats and activists will take it to courts. The white house can make arguments to justify its decision, but the court can decide they are stretching the intent of the law. White House Officials have rejected the idea that this creates a precedent for future presidents to ignore Congress. “It actually creates zero precedent” the White House chief of staff told reporters Friday morning. “This is an Authority given to the president in law already. It's not as if he didn't get what he wanted and waved a magic wand to get some money.” Previous Presidents have declared National Emergencies 58 times and 31 of these remain active. Trump was among many Republicans who criticized Former President Obama for abusing executive Authority after failing to win over Congress.
Hey what's going on everyone Its Bradley here for WPPB News! Recently there has been a grand snowstorm wreaking havoc in the northern parts of the United States. This snow storm has caused travel plans all over to change drastically simply to avoid any injury or death that may occur. It is predicted to be in the 20s and 30s this coming week. In other news Mr. Oreo, the real life model for the best Guardian of the Galaxy, Rocket Raccoon, has passed away from sickness today at the age of 10 years. This poor adorable raccoon will rest in peace with an immortal legacy. Also there has been an upsurge lately in fake accounts from Iran on Facebook. Facebook has recently taken down hundreds of fake accounts just this week and works to get rid of more as the surge of fake scammers accounts gets worse. That'll be it for WPPB News. See you next time!
Post written by Abby Hopkins
With YouTube changing their guidelines, many are usually affected by them. In one of the most recent guideline changes, big YouTuber Shane Dawson was one of the few affected. With the upload of his almost two hour long video all about conspiracy theories (featuring stuff about Deep Fakes and Apple), it took a huge hit but why?
It isn’t new for YouTube to demonetize videos for clips that are in them and no matter how long they are, YouTube will take action if it doesn’t meet their community guidelines. As stated in an article by The Verge, “Dawson’s video has since been remonetized, but it was originally cut off because it included a clip of footage showing a dangerous prank. YouTube recently altered its community guidelines to specifically tackle dangerous pranks — especially in wake of potentially harmful stunts like the Bird Box Challenge, which had creators like Jake Paul driving around blindfolded. Since Dawson included footage of the prank, YouTube’s system assumed that the video was promoting harmful and dangerous activities, and it removed monetization privileges.”
Even just a single clip brought Dawson to having his hard work not being monetized which I personally think is crazy but when you actually look into how much money he could have earn through this video, you really start to see the craziness. He had multiple ads throughout the long video and not to mention the sponsor he had as well. In all, Dawson could have earned around $2 per 1,000 views and at the time of this article being written he had a little over seven million views so just imagine how much he could have gotten.
In conclusion, what do you think about this whole situation? I would love to hear what you think!