Special Elections in Georgia, ‘Buy American, Hire American,’ and More

Voters are heading to the polls today in Georgia in a special election to replace GOP Rep. Tom Price, who now heads the Department of Health and Human Services.

Both parties are watching this election, which is a barometer of how President Donald Trump will do ahead of 2018 midterm elections; that’s when Democrats will try to regain control of Congress.

And they’re are placing their bets on 30-year-old Jon Ossoff, who they’re hoping will win 50 percent of the votes to win outright (if he doesn’t, there will be a runoff election in June). Read the story from NPR


‘Buy American, Hire American’

Trump will sign an executive order today in Wisconsin that would direct the departments of Homeland Security, Justice, Labor, and State to propose new rules to prevent immigration fraud and abuse. Those departments would also be asked to offer changes so that H-1B visas are awarded to the “most-skilled or highest-paid applicants.” Read the story from The AP.


Snap Election in U.K.

British Prime Minister Theresa May has asked for a special snap election in the U.K. in June, three years before they’re scheduled to be conducted. This 3-minute read from The Atlantic explains why.  


Facebook Video Killing

A man who shot and killed another man and posted the video on Facebook shot himself to death during a police chase in Philadelphia. Read the story from The AP.


Samsung Galaxy S8

Samsung’s followup to the failed Galaxy Note 7 is here. Can it live up to the hype — and its $750 price tag? Read the story from The AP.