The upcoming Ubisoft title “The Division 2” isn’t afraid to use real-life politics as a part of its marketing campaign. If you have been following U.S politics for the past few years then you know about the ongoing debate of creating a wall between the borders of the United States and Mexico. Ubisoft’s latest marketing tweet for the game directly jabs at the border situation. In a made-up press release by the Mexican government within the game, Ubisoft took the border wall situation and reversed it with the Mexican government approving funding for the wall. The in-game press release in an interesting move from Ubisoft considering the publisher wanting to stay out of politics. During a recent statement, Ubisoft made it clear that video games and politics don’t go together. assive Entertainment COO Alf Condelius stated that politics in video games is bad and The Division 2 will avoid it, however, the following in-game pre-release from The Division 2 … [Read more...] about The Division 2 Takes a Jab At the U.S/Mexico Border Wall Situation
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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam's page in his 1984 medical school yearbook contains a photo of a person in blackface and another wearing a Ku Klux Klan hood next to different pictures of the governor.The revelation of the photographs prompted some Republicans to call for his resignation Friday. Northam quickly apologized.The governor confirmed in a statement that he was in the photo wearing a costume "that is clearly racist and offensive." Northam did not say which costume he was wearing."This behavior is not in keeping with who I am today and the values I have fought for throughout my career in the military, in medicine, and in public service. But I want to be clear, I understand how this decision shakes Virginians' faith in that commitment," he said.Republican state Sen. Bryce Reeves said in a statement that Northam should resign if the reports of the photos are accurate."I hope that this picture is inaccurate and that the Governor brings clarity to this issue. … [Read more...] about Virginia governor’s medical school yearbook page shows racist imagery
More Americans say Barack Obama was among the best presidents they have seen in their lifetimes than say the same about other U.S. commanders in chief.According to a Pew Research Center survey, 44 percent of Americans think Obama was the best or the second-best president of their lifetimes. The warm regard for the 44th president stands in stark contrast to a 2011 Pew Research Center survey that found only 20 percent of respondents thought he was the best or second best president of their lifetimes. Former President Bill Clinton topped the list at the time at 49 percent.Currently, about 33 percent say Clinton was the best or second best, and 32 percent say President Ronald Reagan was the best or second best.Not quite halfway through his first term in office, 19 percent of respondents say current President Donald Trump is the best or second best president of their lifetimes – similar to the total Obama drew in the Pew survey conducted during his first term.Twelve percent list … [Read more...] about Poll: Majority of Americans name Obama the best president in their lifetime
President Trump announced Tuesday night that Brett Kavanaugh, a federal appellate court judge based in Washington, D.C., is his pick to replace outgoing Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy — a nominee who, if confirmed, will cement a conservative majority on the nation’s highest court.Trump made the announcement from the East Room of the White House.Kavanaugh worked closely with independent counsel Ken Starr during Starr’s Whitewater investigation of President Bill Clinton. As documented in the latest episode of the Yahoo News podcast “Skullduggery,” Kavanaugh debunked the conspiracy theories that the Clintons were responsible for former aide Vince Foster’s death before becoming the primary author of the report laying out the case for Clinton’s impeachment. Kavanaugh was concerned with the more explicit sexual details of the report and attempted to redact them just before its publication.One of the possible grounds for … [Read more...] about Trump announces his pick to replace Justice Kennedy on Supreme Court
A federal judge ruled Tuesday against the Trump administration's decision to end a program protecting some young immigrants from deportation, calling the Department of Homeland Security's rationale against the program "arbitrary and capricious."U.S. District Judge John D. Bates in Washington wrote that the decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, known as DACA, "was unlawful and must be set aside."Bates wrote that DHS' decision "was predicated primarily on its legal judgment that the program was unlawful. That legal judgment was virtually unexplained, however, and so it cannot support the agency's decision."Bates gave DHS 90 days to "better explain its view that DACA is unlawful." If the department cannot come up with a better explanation, he wrote, it "must accept and process new as well as renewal DACA applications."DACA allowed immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children, known as Dreamers, to stay and work legally under renewable permits. … [Read more...] about Judge’s ruling: Trump decision to end ‘Dreamers’ program is illegal. What happens next?