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It’s Not Slowing Down: 18 Stories From the First 3 Days of 2018

Anyone who thought news in 2018 would go at a slower pace than 2017 is already in for a rude awakening.

By NTK Staff | 01.04.2018 @9:00am
It’s Not Slowing Down: 18 Stories From the First 3 Days of 2018

In many ways, 2017 was the busiest and, at times, most chaotic year in modern political history. No president has made news at the pace Donald Trump has, with years or even decades worth of headlines in just his first year in the Oval Office.

It would be hard to blame someone who thought, even for just a moment, that 2018 could not live up to the pace of 2017. At the very least, some thought 2018 may start slow and heat up as winter turned to spring and summer.

Those people are in for a rude awakening, though, as the first three days of 2018 have shown that this year will be busier than 2017, if that’s possible to believe.

Here are 18 major stories in the first three days of 2018:

  • In his first tweet of 2018, President Trump threatened to withdraw $33 billion in U.S. aid to Pakistan
  • Protesters in Iran took to the streets to voice displeasure with the regime, and President Trump tweeted in support of the protesters
  • In a tweet, President Trump called for the jailing of Hillary Clinton’s former top aide, Huma Abedin
  • For the first time in years, North Korea and South Korea opened up a formal line of communications which, if all goes well, may lead to peace talks
  • Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT), President pro tempore of the U.S. Senate and fourth in line for the presidency, announced his impending retirement; former presidential candidate Mitt Romney may run to replace him
  • President Trump threatened to withdraw aid to Palestine, in a tweet
  • The president of the United States announced he will hold a “MOST DISHONEST & CORRUPT MEDIA AWARDS OF THE YEAR” on Monday, January 8, at 5pm
  • The Guardian reported that ex-White House adviser Steve Bannon said, in a new book, that Donald Trump, Jr.’s meeting with Russians was “treasonous
  • New York Magazine published excerpts from this new book on the Trump White House, alleging, among many other bombshells, that Trump didn’t want to be president and was initially terrified that he won
  • In a statement released by the White House, President Trump said Bannon has “lost his mind
  • Trump’s ex-campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, filed a lawsuit against Trump’s Department of Justice, and special counsel Robert Mueller
  • A fire broke out at the Clintons’ Chappaqua home; there were no injuries
  • President Trump’s lawyers sent Bannon a ‘cease and desist’ letter, alleging Bannon is breaching a “non-disparagement agreement he had signed with the Trump campaign.”
  • President Trump disbanded his controversial voter fraud commission
  • Trump tweeted, without evidence, that “many people are voting illegally“; he called for more voter ID laws
  • A “bomb cyclone” of snow and wind hit the east coast of the United States, stretching from New England down to Florida
  • Congressional leaders met, and failed to reach a deal, on spending bills the government needs to pass by January 19 to avoid a government shutdown

What do the last 361 days of 2018 have in store? It’s going to be difficult to keep up, but NTK Network will keep you covered.

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