The Right to Robocall?

The Right to Robocall?

Posted by on Aug 10, 2017 in Current Events | No Comments

This week, over on the Election Central Web site, the main story examines the problems causes by your cell phone and new telemarketing techniques. Your phone didn’t ring. But you have a voicemail from a telemarketer. How did that happen? And is this “ringless voicemail” even legal? Turns out, the answer is more complicated than […]

“Skinny Repeal” Senate Failure

“Skinny Repeal” Senate Failure

Posted by on Aug 7, 2017 in Current Events | No Comments

This week, over on the Election Central Web site, the main story describes the failed effort of the Senate’s “skinny repeal” health care plan. The latest version of the Republican plan to repeal and replace the ACA (the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare) was nicknamed the “skinny repeal” bill. This version looked much the […]

Trump versus Mueller

Trump versus Mueller

Posted by on Jul 30, 2017 in Current Events | No Comments

This week, over on the Election Central Web site, the main story describes the spotlight recently thrown on Special counsel Robert Mueller. Last week, President Trump called Mueller’s investigation a “witch hunt,” and hinted that Mueller and his team–some of whom have donated to Democratic campaigns in the past–are motivated by partisan politics rather than actual evidence. Then, the […]

Latest Developments in the Trump Jr. Meeting

Latest Developments in the Trump Jr. Meeting

Posted by on Jul 24, 2017 in Current Events | No Comments

This week, over on the Election Central Web site, the main story describes what has been reveals in  the most recent days about the Donald Trump, Jr. meetings with Russian representatives last summer. In June 2016, Trump, Jr. received an email from Rob Goldstone, one of President Trump’s former Russian business partners. In this email Goldstone […]

Illinois Overcomes Budget Stalemate

Illinois Overcomes Budget Stalemate

Posted by on Jul 17, 2017 in Current Events | No Comments

This week, over on the Election Central Web site, the main story is the progress that the state of Illinois made in passing its state government budget. Last Thursday, the state of Illinois passed its budget. Why is this a newsworthy event? Because Illinois hasn’t passed a budget in two years: the longest such stalemate […]

New Leader to Oversee U.S. Census

New Leader to Oversee U.S. Census

Posted by on Jul 11, 2017 in Current Events | No Comments

This week, over on the Election Central Web site, the main story looks at the change in leadership in the Commerce Department as the government prepares for the upcoming 2020 census. John Thompson, the director of the U.S. Census Bureau, is retiring from his post. Ron Jarmin will take his place as acting director until President […]

Senate to Vote on Health Care Reform

Senate to Vote on Health Care Reform

Posted by on Jun 30, 2017 in Current Events | No Comments

This week, over on the Election Central Web site, the main story looks at the Senate’s efforts to pass a Republican reform to the “Obamacare” Affordable Care Act. Once again, health care reform is dominating news headlines. This time, it’s because Senate Republicans have come up with a new health care bill, known as the Better […]

What Does Virginia’s Primary Mean for the Nation’s Future?

What Does Virginia’s Primary Mean for the Nation’s Future?

Posted by on Jun 22, 2017 in Current Events | No Comments

This week, over on the Election Central Web site, the main story looks at an important congressional race that is happening in Virginia. On Tuesday, voters in Virginia will choose their nominees for governor. This is a primary election, meaning that Democrats will vote for a Democratic nominee, and Republicans will vote for a Republican nominee, who […]

Comey Testifies Before Senate

Comey Testifies Before Senate

Posted by on Jun 16, 2017 in Current Events | No Comments

This week, over on the Election Central Web site, the main story take a look at some detail from the recent testimony given before Congress by former director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, James Comey. This investigation centers on understanding how Russia interfered with the 2016 presidential election in the United States. Last Thursday, […]

Governors and Mayors Fight for the Environment

Governors and Mayors Fight for the Environment

Posted by on Jun 9, 2017 in Current Events | No Comments

This week, over on the Election Central Web site, the main story explains how the United States’ withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accords may not necessarily change the nation’s impact on the environment. On June 1, President Trump withdrew the United States from the Paris Climate Accord, a move which caused concern from Americans and from others around […]