News Roundup for April 27, 2017

Today, in Trump’s America...

1. Trump has once again changed his mind and won’t pull the US out of NAFTA. To quote Katy Perry, he changes his mind a like a girl changes clothes. More here.

2. Venezuela wants to leave the Organization of American States (OAS) because of how it handled Venezuela’s political crisis. This isn’t good… it could effectively remove Venezuela from having to cooperate with the rest of South and North America. More here.

3. At least nine pro-democracy activists have been arrested in Hong Kong. Presently just 1,200 people of 3.8 million registered voters get to elect the ‘Chief Executive’ of the city. Maybe their city shouldn’t be treated like a corporation. More here.

4. Trump wants to break up the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. You know, the one that blocked his executive order banning travel from several Muslim-majority countries. More here.

5. Exxon Mobil has been fined $21 million for breaking the Clean Air Act 16,386 times. This is the company that wants Trump to be better with protecting the environment. We live in confusing times. More here.