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CNN Files Suit Against White House For Putting Acosta In Timeout

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The Trump Administration never ceases to amaze me. It could be the slowest news day in history and, almost on cue, the President will say or do something that triggers the media go absolutely berserk. Regardless of what takes place, no matter how mundane or absurd, it is the responsibility of the press to cover all sides of every story. There’s an old joke about liberals that if you have ten of them in a room, you’ll still have one-hundred opinions. It is for this reason that we have countless news outlets in our country, catering to every perspective possible, and moreover, why each of those outlets has the right to report the news the way they see fit. 

Well, as has been the track record of the Trump presidency, yet another previously understood notion was flipped on its head when the White House announced last Wednesday that it was suspending the press pass of CNN’s Jim Acosta “until further notice.” Many believe the White House revoked Acosta’s “hard pass,” which gives him access to the White House grounds because he pressed the President with hard-hitting questions during a press conference following the US midterm elections. 

Following the Trump Administration’s “you’ll get this after class” move, CNN released a statement fully in support of Acosta:

“The revocation of [Acosta’s] pass was done in retaliation for his challenging questions at today’s press conference. In an explanation, Press Secretary Sarah Sanders lied. She provided fraudulent accusations and cited an incident that never happened. This unprecedented decision is a threat to our democracy and the country deserves better. Jim Acosta has our full support.”

CNN statement regarding the revoking of Jim Acosta’s press pass

CNN not only fully supports Jim Acosta in this most recent press bout with the Trump Administration, but, as of Tuesday, the major news network officially filed a federal lawsuit against the Administration demanding the White House restore Acosta’s credentials. It does seem that President Trump is trying to silence the media by revoking the privileges of any news outlet that dare criticize his presidency. The same First Amendment rights to free speech that President Trump clung to when he called Sen. Elizabeth Warren “Pocahontas” because of her alleged heritage will stand to be a key argument that the Administration’s removal of Acosta’s credentials is unconstitutional. 

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders issued a less than cordial statement in response to CNN’s lawsuit:

“We have been advised that CNN has filed a complaint challenging the suspension of Jim Acosta’s hard pass. This is just more grandstanding from CNN, and we will vigorously defend against this lawsuit. CNN, who has nearly 50 additionally hard pass holders, and Mr. Acosta is no more or less special than any other media outlet or reporter with respect to the First Amendment…”

Sarah Huckabee Sanders, White House Press Secretary 

Trump’s actions, if left unchanged, could set a dangerous precedent for how our country’s government treats the media. Several political analysts have suggested that this could have happened to anyone, not just CNN, but the White House’s decision to punish Jim Acosta for having an opinion may lead to a skewed reporting and a potential reality where the same fake news President Trump despises is the only news we have. Honest, intentional journalism may fall to the wayside in fear of media outlets having their reporters lose their White House press credentials. 

Jim Acosta and network executives from CNN have made it clear, through all of this, that they never wanted to pursue legal recourse, they simply “want to report the news” without feeling like they have to walk on eggshells with their lines of questioning for President Trump.  

CNN firmly believes that “the content and viewpoint of CNN’s and Acosta’s reporting on the Trump Administration” is the real reason Acosta’s hard pass was revoked. 

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Tech Delivering The Future

In this day and age, people are busier than they’ve ever been before, whether that be the effects of one’s inability to regulate a work-life balance, or because they truly enjoy living without free time, it doesn’t matter, people still need certain products and goods to survive. Click To See Which Company Is Leading The Charge On This Emerging Industry

The Weekly Recap 3/24/19

 The only chance we have at controlling the future is by taking in the past and using it to guide us in the present. With that being said, let’s venture down the road of yet another weekly recap. Click Here.

Virtual Care Will Improve Patient Access

What’s astounding about virtual health tech is that it allows providers to broadly expand their ability to treat more patients, allowing for a more connected, coordinated care framework. See For Yourself, Click Here.

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Trump 2020 Reelection Odds

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We like to think that we have all the answers, but, in actuality, nothing is certain except for death, taxes, and having some foul-smelling flatulence after consuming dairy. The notion of predicting the outcome of an event is as likely as someone traveling to Las Vegas and cleaning out every casino for all they’ve got; it’s simply improbable. Be that as it may, when it comes to conjecturing the outcome of presidential elections, this is something that we enjoy getting involved in. 

For any person, place, or thing that proudly identifies as an affiliate of the Democratic Party, the 2020 presidential election brings up the potential fear that President Donald Trump will be reelected, securing another four years of executive orders, harsh immigration reform, and too many tweets for any one man to handle. In 2008, when America endured the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression, everyone looked for someone to blame and, for better or for worse, people chose President Barack Obama. Historically speaking, voters hold the president accountable for the state of our union and, based on the performance of the country around election season, an incumbent may secure their spot for reelection. 

First of all, to predict that any candidate, Democrat or Republican, will win the election is like trying to call the winner of a marathon before the race has even begun. I’m well aware that excitement is brewing in advance of the Iowa Caucus, but we are at least one year away, maybe more from any major presidential event. Everyone needs to take a huge breath, perhaps a chill pill, and calm down. 

Now that we’ve all collected ourselves, let’s continue. Over the course of Trump’s first two years in office, his approval ratings have been abysmally low. At his very best, per Vox’s statistics, Trump was seven points more unpopular than popular. 

“Trump’s poll numbers are probably 20 points below where a president would typically be with consumer sentiment as high as it is now. So here, then, is what we can say: Judged on the economy, which is the traditional driver of presidential approval, Donald Trump’s poll numbers should be much, much higher than they are now. Far from finding a winning strategy, he seems to have found a losing one despite holding a winning hand…”

Ezra Klein, Vox 

To summarize Mr. Klein’s beautifully written words, if we solely based his chances for reelection based on the current state of the U.S. economy, then Clotho, Lachesis, and Atropos might tell us that we’d have four more years of Trump. With that said, President Trump has done a solid job of  making sure that few people like him. Once glance at both his personal/presidential twitter accounts will show you that President Trump isn’t afraid of speaking his mind, even it his words insult millions of people; immigrants are his favorite group to target. 

President Donald Trump’s reelection is uncertain, this much is true. Considering that Americans will know, relatively soon, whether the Trump Administration colluded with Russia to help then-candidate Donald Trump secure the election. I’m not a betting man, but if Special Counsel Robert Mueller proves, in his report, that Donald Trump did something wrong, it’s unlikely that he’ll win reelection.

When he ran in 2016, Trump had never held a position of political power. He was an entrepreneur, if you feel comfortable using that title, and had his own reality television program. No one could’ve guessed, back then, that he would announce plans to run for president, let alone beat out highly-qualified candidates in the end. It is for this reason, among many, that I will not rule out the chances of Trump’s reelection in 2020, purely because this man has defied logic before and could possibly do it again. 

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Tech Delivering The Future

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Somewhere along the line of human existence, a person decided that we deserved to have everything we wanted, at any time, from anywhere, and all we needed was technology to allow for this to take place. Suffice to say that engineers and brilliant minds took this concept and ran with it because, amid the ever-growing tech industry, we have an entirely new category of innovation which supports our on-demand economy; delivery apps. In this day and age, people are busier than they’ve ever been before, whether that be the effects of one’s inability to regulate a work-life balance, or because they truly enjoy living without free time, it doesn’t matter, people still need certain products and goods to survive. 

Special Delivery! On-Demand Tech Companies Hit Billion-Dollar Valuations; Here’s How Investors Can Capitalize In The Market

Enter the era of the delivery app, a newfound system in which consumers can  shop for groceries, clothing, cannabis, and more all from the comfort of their smartphone or internet-enabled device. People no longer need to spend precious time traveling to the store, trying to find what they’re looking for, waiting in line to pay, and leaving with a feeling of frustration at the time that was wasted. Delivery tech companies were created for the sole purpose of making life easier for consumers, but in pursuit of these goals, the delivery tech industry completed altered how people live their lives. According to recent reports, by 2023, the global food delivery mobile app market will reach a value of $16.61 billion. 

ParcelPal Technology Inc (PKG) (PT0.F) (PTNYF) is one of few delivery app companies that has managed to figure out the secret sauce for improving the quality of life for consumers through sound logistics and ease of access. The Company created an on-demand platform where consumers can purchase nearly any product they can imagine, pay for their order, and, within the hour, a ParcelPal courier will deliver their order. The Company has made a name for itself in the delivery app market because of their platform’s ease of use and the alleviation of stress for consumers who simply don’t have the time to travel to the store, wait in line, and head home.

Earlier this week, ParcelPal Technology Inc (PKG) (PT0.F) (PTNYF) made headlines when they announced that their platform has crossed a major milestone of completing over two million deliveries. Not only does this update show that the Company is clearly doing several things right, but more so, it’s an indication that ParcelPal is well on their way to becoming a top on-demand delivery company in Canada and soon the United States. 

ParcelPal Technology Inc (PKG) (PT0.F) (PTNYF) shared earlier this month that they are in the final stages launching their medicinal and recreational cannabis delivery initiative in partnership with Choom and Kiaro. This delivery initiative is expected to commence in April 2019 and anticipated to open new markets and drive additional users to the platform.

“We are extremely excited to have achieved this major milestone. Our growth in 2018 was tremendous and our team has grown significantly. We are looking forward to a successful rollout in the cannabis industry amongst other verticals in the coming months across Canada with existing and future partnerships.”

Kelly Abbott, Chief Executive Officer, ParcelPal 

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