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History of the Presidential Cabinet
Dec 7, 2016

History of the Presidential Cabinet

Part of the executive branch, the cabinet is made up of the president’s most private, trusted advisers. All members are chosen by the president and confirmed by the Senate. Their role is to advise the president on any national or international issues. In fact, the cabinet is so crucial to the functioning of our government […]

President (-elect) Trump’s Conflicts of Interest
Dec 2, 2016

President (-elect) Trump’s Conflicts of Interest

This week, over on the Election Central Web site we dig a little deeper into the conflict of interest problems facing President-elect Trump and his many business connections. Donald Trump’s rise to the presidency has been unusual for many reasons. Now, the nation confronts an issue it has never faced before: what to do when […]

Stuff YOU Should Know
Dec 1, 2016

Stuff YOU Should Know

Trump Settles Lawsuits Last Friday, President-elect Donald Trump agreed to pay $25 million to settle three civil fraud lawsuits filed against himself and against Trump University, his now-defunct real estate training program. The settlement came ten days before jury selection was set to begin and marks a reversal for Trump, who has previously claimed that he […]

Fidel Castro Dies at Age 90
Nov 30, 2016

Fidel Castro Dies at Age 90

Fidel Castro, the leader of Cuba from 1959 to 2006, died last Friday. He was 90 years old. His 47-year time in office was the longest of any living national leader except for Queen Elizabeth II. In fact, it lasted through 11 United States presidents (from Dwight Eisenhower to Barack Obama). Fidel Castro’s dictatorial legacy is both complicated […]

Meet (Some of) the Trump Cabinet
Nov 24, 2016

Meet (Some of) the Trump Cabinet

This week, over on the Election Central Web site we begin to examine some of the top advisor picks made by President-elect Donald Trump. On Friday, President-elect Donald Trump appointed three new members of his cabinet, bringing the total to five as of the weekend. Retired General Mike Flynn has been appointed to the post […]

Stuff YOU Should Know
Nov 23, 2016

Stuff YOU Should Know

Happy Thanksgiving! Food Prices are Falling Grocery prices have been falling for eight straight months, the longest streak of falling food prices in the U.S. since the 1960s: bad news for grocery stores, good news for consumers. On average, egg and cheese prices have dropped 50 percent in the last year. Other staples, such as […]

Freebird!
Nov 22, 2016

Freebird!

Thanksgiving has been observed by some of America’s earliest leaders. In recent years, the president has received a turkey from a farmer who raises turkeys, but instead of eating the turkey, the president sets it free. This tradition is a fun way the president celebrates the Thanksgiving holiday. Bush Starts the Tradition In the past, […]

Stuff YOU Should Know: Election Edition
Nov 17, 2016

Stuff YOU Should Know: Election Edition

Protests Rock U.S. Cities In the wake of last Tuesday’s presidential election, protests have occurred around the United States as thousands of people voice their anger about the election results. Throughout the country, protesters have expressed their outrage with Donald Trump’s stand on women, minorities, immigrants, and Muslims during his campaign. Outside Trump Tower in New […]

What Happened on Election Night?
Nov 16, 2016

What Happened on Election Night?

One of the most surprising things about Donald Trump’s victory on Tuesday night was that few people expected it: almost all of the polls leading up to the election predicted that Hillary Clinton would be the decisive winner. So why did they get their predictions so wrong? Exit polls are a national survey of voters. […]

The Trump Presidency Transition Plan
Nov 15, 2016

The Trump Presidency Transition Plan

This week, over on the Election Central Web site we look ahead to the changes proposed by the incoming Trump Administration. Now that the unexpectedness of the election result has settled, people are beginning to look ahead to January 20–the day president-elect Donald Trump will take office–and imagine what a Trump presidency will actually look like. […]