Tuesday May 24, 2016

Today’s quote: “Let today be the day you love yourself enough to no longer just dream of a better life; let it be the day you act upon it” Steven Maraboli

President: President Obama in a speech to the Vietnamese people pushed for the communist government to improve its human rights. “Upholding these rights is not a threat to stability but actually reinforces stability and is the foundation of progress” said Obama during the speech. The President also criticized China for building military bases in the South China Sea… “will stand with partners in upholding core principles, like freedom of navigation and overflight, and lawful commerce that is not impeded, and the peaceful resolution of disputes, through legal means, in accordance with international law.”

Election 2016: In a recent poll by NBC News/Wall Street Journal statistics show that the gap between Clinton and Trump is tighter than ever. Among registered voters in a head-to-head matchup, Clinton vs. Trump, Clinton presumably will take the lead 46% to 43%. The only difference between Clinton and Trump is 3%. On the other hand, according to the poll and assuming Sanders would win the nomination, Sanders would take the lead 54% to 39%.

Economy: According to a study done by Pew Research Center, millennials are more likely to live at home with their parents than ever before. The age group of millennials living with their parents include young adults from 18 to 34. Today about 32% live at home with their parents compared to 1960 were only 20% lived at home with their parents.

House of Reps: House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis) secures bipartisan deal to help Puerto Rico with $70 billion dollar debt crises. Speaker is also changing rules on how “House considers spending measures to try to prevent Democrats from offering surprise amendments that have recently put the GOP on defense” -The Hill.

U.S.: TSA head security was fired after Congressional hearing that drilled him over long passenger security lines and $90,000 in bonuses a year. TSA will now test a new system to speed lines introducing screening lanes at Hartsfield-Jackson Airport in Atlanta also include; areas where passengers can take off their shoes at their own rate, more TSA officers, bins will automatically recirculate, and suspicious bags will automatically be rerouted.

Entertainment: Bill Cosby will stand trial in Pennsylvania where he was charged with sexually assaulting Andrea Constand. After ten years of first being accused by Andrea Constand, there is enough evidence to take Cosby on trial facing three counts of felony, if convicted Cosby can face several years in prison. Constand is one of more than 50 women who have made sexual accusation towards the comedian who is now 78 years-old.

Sports: UCLA has signed a $280 million apparel and shoe deal for 15 years making it the biggest deal in NCAA history. According to the LA Times, multiple universities such as Texas, Ohio State, and Michigan have signed deals with Nike starting at $169 million and ranging to $252 million.