SUN SUNI KHABAR MARCH 25TH, 2016
ISIS SECOND IN COMMAND BELIEVED TO BE KILLED
According to a statement from the Pentagon, United States forces have killed ISIS’ second-in-command, Abd al-Rahman Mustafa al-Qaduli. Officials believe that if ISIS’ current leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, died, then Al-Qaduli would have taken over daily operations. Investigations revealed that Al-Qaduli was in charge of ISIS finances. However, many are still skeptical as al-Qaduli was reported killed in July 2015. The United States State Department has placed a bounty of $7 million on al-Qaduli’s head.
CAN TRUMP GET THE DELEGATE MAJORITY?
Donald Trump is sweeping through the Republican primaries, winning nearly every state so far. In order to assure himself of the Republican nomination, Trump needs to win 1,237 delegates. The Republican establishment is doing everything possible to stop him and create a contested convention, where the nominee will come down to party choice, rather than popular vote. John Kasich and Ted Cruz both refuse to leave the race, saying that no candidate is likely to reach the required number of delegates.
POLL: SENATE SHOULD CONDUCT HEARINGS FOR SCOTUS
President Obama recently nominated D.C. Appeals Court Judge Merrick Garland to replace the late Antonin Scalia. However, the Senate has been strongly opposed to this decision, saying that a president on his way out of office should not be allowed to nominate someone to a lifetime position. Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell said that Obama’s nomination goes against the “Biden Rule”, a suggestion made by the then Senator Biden that the President should not be able to make a nomination for SCOTUS in his last year.
JAPAN KILLS OVER 300 WHALES
According to a report from Japan’s Fisheries Agency, a four fleet ship from the Japan Institute of Cetacean Research went to the Antarctic Ocean and killed 333 minke whales. Approximately 207 of those whales were pregnant females. The Japan Ministry of Fisheries said that this expedition encountered no resistance from anti whaling activists, and that this trip was to understand the best methods of whale population management. However, other countries have expressed concern over this program. In 2014, the United Nations ordered Japan to stop its whaling program.
FORD TO TRUMP: WE’RE INVESTED IN THE U.S.
One of the cornerstones of Donald Trump’s campaign has been bringing jobs back to America. The Republican frontrunner has said that outsourcing is becoming too common and Americans’ deserve to have these jobs. In response, Ford Motors CEO Mark Fields said that Ford is bringing jobs to the United States. Trump had previously slammed Ford for having operations in Mexico. Fields said that, since 2011, Ford had created over 30,000 jobs. He added that Ford’s investment in United States R&D has been nearly $7 billion dollars.