Good evening, here’s what happened today.
- The effect of the immigration order
Undocumented immigrants who are scared of being deported as a result of President Donald Trump’s new immigration policy. They’re fearful of having state and local law enforcement ask them about their citizenship which could lead to deportation. Governors in states such as Washington have signed executive orders that say they will not participate in turning their law enforcement into de facto immigration agents.
- CPAC starts
The Conservative Political Action Conference or CPAC has begun today with such big names as Vice President Mike Pence, senior adviser Steven Bannon, and more. President Donald Trump will speak at the conference, something a president in his first term has not done since 1981. Stephen Bannon spoke today and expressed his hate for the news media, calling them the “corporatist globalist media”.
- On the Affordable Care Act
Senate Republicans have been seen as the ones who have been spearheading the charge to repeal the Affordable Care Act or Obamacare, so far they haven’t been lenient about compromising in their plans regarding the future of the law. But Republicans in the House, who are on recess this week and are meeting with constituents, have begun splitting on their position regarding the law, which has been found to have extreme popularity in all corners of the country.
- White House weighs in on marijuana laws
White House press secretary Sean Spicer said today that he thinks there will be “greater enforcement” of the federal laws that ban marijuana use. He said that President Donald Trump “understands the pain and suffering that many people go through who are facing especially terminal diseases, and the comfort that some of these drugs, including medical marijuana, can bring to them.”
- White House will hold their ground on nuclear weapons
The United States will not “yield its supremacy” in nuclear weapons, said White House press secretary Sean Spicer today. He said that the U.S. has fallen behind, President Donald Trump told Reuters today saying that he wants to expand America’s nuclear weapons to make sure that it’s at “the top of the pack.”