Good morning, here’s what you need to know.
- New national security adviser
President Donald Trump appointed a new national security adviser yesterday named Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, replacing Michael Flynn, who was asked to resign after he lied to the vice president about whether or not he had contacted the Russian ambassador.
- Lawmakers attacked by activist groups for not holding meetings
This week the United States congress takes a recess to come back to their home state and get the temperature of their constituents. Some are holding town hall-style meetings while others are not holding meetings for fear of protesters and possible violence. The meetings can get heated as Republicans plan to repeal Obamacare and voters who depend on it get worried about their future health without the law.
- Where ISIS flourishes
Young Muslims are being stopped by Trinidad and Tobago from going to Syria to join the Islamic State. The Caribbean island has the most per capita fighters from the west, says the former U.S. ambassador there.
- Democratic party chair race was shaken up
The chair of the New Hampshire Democratic Party Chairman Raymond Buckley on Saturday dropped out of the contentious race for Democratic National Committee chair on Saturday, he endorsed Representative Keith Ellison (D-Minnesota), a move that redefines the race for chair. If Representative Ellison wins the chairmanship in Atlanta next week, where the vote is held, Buckley, who is currently the head of the association of state Democratic chair, is expected to be instrumental in helping lead state party operations
- “Something that you hear tin-pot dictators says”
The president said that the media is the “enemy of the people” is “something that you hear tin-pot dictators say when they want control of all of the information,” Representative Adam Schiff (D-California) said. Representative Schiff is a member of the House intelligence committee, he said that the comments made by Trump are “the most devastating and the most alarming” yet. He said this in an interview with ABC’s Jonathan Karl for “This Week” on Saturday.