Top 5 Agenda Free Weekly News Update

The Top 5 consists of the top five things happening in politics right now

1 BIG THING: Split Decision

The Republicans kept the Senate, but the Democrats took the House. U.S. President Donald Trump called House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-California) “to extend his congratulations on winning a Democratic House Majority.” For her part, Pelosi said, “We have all had enough of division. The American people want peace; they want results; they want us to work for positive results for their lives.”

2 Sessions Out

Jeff Sessions is out as attorney general. He resigned at the request of U.S. President Donald Trump. Ironically, Sessions was among Trump's earliest supporters in 2016. However, Trump later thought that Sessions “failed to protect him from the federal investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election.”

3 Acosta Accosted

CNN newsman Jim Acosta's press pass to access the White House got suspended “until further notice.” White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders explained that the suspension of Acosta's credentials is due to “placing his hands on a young woman just trying to do her job as a White House intern.” The incident happened during a press conference. Acosta has contested Sanders’ explanation.

4 Running Mate

It seems that U.S. President Donald Trump already has a running mate for 2020. He formally asked U.S. Vice President Mike Pence to run for reelection with him at a press conference. He asked, “Mike, will you be my running mate?” Pence immediately nodded and the White House staff applauded.

5 Battling Scouts

Girl Scouts of the USA is suing Boy Scouts of America for trademark infringement. The complaint has been filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. This arose from the Boy Scouts announcement that they would start allowing girls to join its programs.