A New President

A New President

Posted by on Jan 27, 2017 in Current Events, United States | No Comments

On Friday, January 20, 2017, Donald J. Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. The day began with Trump attending service at St. John’s Episcopal Church, followed by tea with President Obama and both first ladies. Trump was sworn in around noon on the steps of the Capitol, followed by the […]

The End of “Obamacare”?

The End of “Obamacare”?

Posted by on Jan 19, 2017 in Current Events | No Comments

This week, over on the Election Central Web site we take a look at Congressional Republicans efforts to begin dismantling the Affordable Care Act. One of the issues central to Donald Trump’s presidential campaign was his plan to dismantle President Obama’s Affordable Health Care Act (nicknamed “Obamacare”). Last Thursday, the Senate voted 51-48 to begin dismantling […]

Trump vs. the Automobile Companies

Trump vs. the Automobile Companies

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

This week, over on the Election Central Web site we take a look at President-elect Donald Trump’s use of social media and its possible effects on some economic decisions. President-elect Donald Trump doesn’t take office until later this month, but already he is having a huge influence on the way business is done in the United […]

Electoral College Secures Trump Victory

Electoral College Secures Trump Victory

Posted by on Dec 23, 2016 in Current Events | No Comments

This week, over on the Election Central Web site we take a look at what happened when the Electoral College actually cast their official votes on Monday. On Monday, the 538 members of the Electoral College met in capital cities across the nation to vote in favor of electing Donald Trump as the next president. A […]

Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Dec 22, 2016 in Current Events | No Comments

Cease Fire in Aleppo? Over the past week, American news reports have been full of images of wounded children in the Syrian city of Aleppo. Last Thursday, a tentative cease-fire was reached in the area, which has continued to hold as of late Monday evening. Until this month, Aleppo was the last rebel stronghold in […]

Election Recount Effort Stalls

Election Recount Effort Stalls

Posted by on Dec 16, 2016 in Current Events | No Comments

This week, over on the Election Central Web site we take a look at what happened with Dr. Jill Stein’s election recount efforts. The presidential election recount initiated recently by former Green Party candidate Dr. Jill Stein has stalled. Citing potential vote tampering and interference, Dr. Stein began recount efforts in three key battleground states: Michigan, […]

President (-elect) Trump’s Conflicts of Interest

President (-elect) Trump’s Conflicts of Interest

Posted by on Dec 2, 2016 in Current Events | No Comments

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 […]

Meet (Some of) the Trump Cabinet

Meet (Some of) the Trump Cabinet

Posted by on Nov 24, 2016 in Current Events | No Comments

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 […]

Freebird!

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, […]

The Trump Presidency Transition Plan

The Trump Presidency Transition Plan

Posted by on Nov 15, 2016 in Current Events | No Comments

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. […]