Stuff YOU Should Know

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 […]

Republicans Reveal New Healthcare Plan

Republicans Reveal New Healthcare Plan

Posted by on Mar 15, 2017 in Health | No Comments

On March 6, House Republicans released their replacement plan for the Affordable Care Act. Like the ACA, the new plan–known as the American Health Care Act–is a way for the federal government to help people afford the high cost of health insurance. But in many other important ways, the new plan is radically different. So […]

President Trump Addresses Congress

President Trump Addresses Congress

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

This week, over on the Election Central Web site we examine President Trump’s first major speech to a joint session of Congress. (NOTE: This is not considered a State of the Union speech, since the Inauguration Speech serves that purpose.) On February 28, President Trump gave an hour-long speech in front of both houses of Congress […]

California County Fights Trump’s Order

California County Fights Trump’s Order

Posted by on Mar 2, 2017 in Top Stories | No Comments

On January 25, President Trump issued a statement that cities and counties refusing to comply with his controversial immigration order would be denied federal funding. There are roughly 400 such “sanctuary cities” around the country, all of which have repeatedly refused to question or detain immigrants in compliance with Trump’s immigration policy. Now, Santa Clara […]

Flynn Resigns as National Security Advisor

Flynn Resigns as National Security Advisor

Posted by on Feb 28, 2017 in Current Events | No Comments

This week, over on the Election Central Web site we examine the controversy surrounding Michael Flynn’s resignation as President Trump’s national security advisor. On February 13, Michael Flynn resigned from his post as national security adviser, a position he held for less than a month. (He was sworn in on January 22; no Senate confirmation […]

Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Feb 16, 2017 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Trump’s Travel Ban Blocked Two weeks ago, Election Central brought you information about President Trump’s January 27 executive order banning immigrants and travel from seven predominantly Muslim nations (Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen). Since then, the “travel ban” has been put on hold indefinitely after a ruling by the Ninth Circuit Court […]

Trump’s Immigration Ban Controversy

Trump’s Immigration Ban Controversy

Posted by on Feb 3, 2017 in Current Events | No Comments

This week, over on the Election Central Web site we take a look at the outcry generated by President Trump’s temporary ban on immigrants coming into the United States. Last Friday, President Trump issued an executive order on immigration that would ban Syrian refugees from entering the United States indefinitely, ban all refugees for 120 days, and […]

President Trump’s First Week

President Trump’s First Week

Posted by on Feb 2, 2017 in Current Events, United States | No Comments

Maybe not surprisingly, President Trump had a busy–and controversial–first week in office. Here, we take a look at a few of his actions that are receiving the most attention. Affordable Care Act Just hours after being sworn in as president, Trump signed his first executive order, declaring that government agencies no longer have to enforce […]

Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Feb 2, 2017 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Trump Meets with Prime Minister May Last Friday, President Trump held his first meeting and news conference with a foreign leader, British Prime Minister Theresa May. May, a conservative, took office after the British voted in favor of “Brexit,” or the withdrawal of Britain from the European Union (EU). During the press conference, President Trump […]

You Decide: Trump Versus the Media

You Decide: Trump Versus the Media

Posted by on Feb 1, 2017 in You Decide! | No Comments

The day after Trump’s inauguration, new press secretary Sean Spicer gave his first press conference, in which he harshly criticized the media for reporting inaccurate crowd numbers at Trump’s swearing-in ceremony. Spicer also asserted that Trump’s was the most widely-viewed inauguration of all time. However, photos and videos from a variety of media outlets make […]