Trump Fires FBI Director

Trump Fires FBI Director

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

This week, over on the Election Central Web site, the main story takes a look at President Trump’s decision to fire FBI Director James Comey.[/caption] On May 9, in the latest White House scandal, President Trump fired James B. Comey, the director of the FBI. Comey was in his fourth year of a ten-year term as director, […]

President Trump’s New Religion Executive Order

President Trump’s New Religion Executive Order

Posted by on May 15, 2017 in Current Events | No Comments

This week, over on the Election Central Web site, the main story takes a look at President Trump’s latest executive order that focuses on free speech protections and ensuring the rights of religious liberty. Last Thursday, President Trump signed an executive order “promoting free speech and religious liberty.” In theory, the order will allow religious groups […]

Trump’s First 100 Days

Trump’s First 100 Days

Posted by on May 5, 2017 in Current Events | No Comments

This week, over on the Election Central Web site, the main story takes a look at President Trump’s first 100 Days in the White House. This past weekend marked the close of President Trump’s first 100 days in office. Traditionally, the 100-day point is used to evaluate the effectiveness of a new president. So how does […]

Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on May 2, 2017 in Current Events | No Comments

You Decide! Is the 100 Days Metric Useful? For decades, it has become tradition to measure a new president’s effectiveness at governing by his or her first 100 days in office. This practice began with President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who, during his first 100 days, managed to sign 76 bills into law, declare (and then […]

Is President Trump a . . . Centrist?

Is President Trump a . . . Centrist?

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

This week, over on the Election Central Web site, the main story takes a look at President Donald Trump’s recent actions, proposals and executive orders. It asks the question: Is the president a centrist? President Trump’s removal of his top adviser, Stephen Bannon, from the National Security Council earlier this month, and his abandonment of […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Apr 21, 2017 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

U.S. Drops “Mother of All Bombs” Last Thursday, the United States dropped the largest non-nuclear bomb ever used in combat. The target was a suspected ISIS base: 300 meter-long system of tunnels and caves in the Nangarhar province of Afghanistan. According to Afghan officials, 36 ISIS militants were killed in the attack, though ISIS denies […]

Build the Wall

Build the Wall

Posted by on Apr 14, 2017 in Current Events | No Comments

This week, over on the Election Central Web site, the focus is on newly submitted border wall proposals–and what needs to happen next to turn these designs into reality. President Trump’s plan to build a wall along the entire 2,000-mile southern border of the United States has provoked fierce debate–and quite a lot of jokes […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Apr 13, 2017 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Gas Attack, U.S. Air Strikes in Syria Early in the morning on Tuesday, April 4, the deadly civil war in Syria took a tragic turn when bombs carrying sarin gas, a deadly nerve agent, were dropped on Khan Sheikhoun, a Syrian town held by rebel forces. Dozens of civilians were killed, including several children. President […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Apr 7, 2017 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Government Shut Down Ahead? Saturday April 29 will mark President Trump’s 100th day in office. But it could also signal something else: the start of a partial government shutdown. The current federal government spending bill runs out on April 28. Congress must pass a budget before that date. However, Congress is deeply divided on so […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Mar 23, 2017 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

“Wiretapping” Scandal Intensifies On March 4, President Trump sent out a tweet accusing former President Obama of wiretapping Trump Tower in the days leading up to the election. Since then, however, Trump has provided no evidence of his claim, and has avoided reporters’ questions about his accusation. President Obama denied any such activity. The FBI […]