Health Care Replacement–Take Two

Health Care Replacement–Take Two

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

This week, over on the Election Central Web site, the main story takes a look at congressional Republicans newest effort to replace the Affordable Care Act with their own national health care reform package. But their first effort–The American Health Care Act–didn’t go so well. What is different this time? April 29th marks an important day […]

Stuff YOU Should Know

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 […]

Democrats Fight for Seat in Special Election

Democrats Fight for Seat in Special Election

Posted by on Mar 27, 2017 in Current Events | No Comments

This week, over on the Election Central Web site we examine the opportunities the Democrats face in a special election in Georgia’s 6th congressional district. When President Trump appointed Tom Price as head of the Department of Health and Human Services, Price’s congressional seat opened up in Georgia’s 6th District. Now, Democrats are turning their attention toward […]

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 […]

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 […]

Russian Hacking and the Presidential Election

Russian Hacking and the Presidential Election

Posted by on Jan 11, 2017 in Top Stories | No Comments

Rumors about Russian involvement in the presidential election have been circulating as long ago as last summer. Now, however, there is more evidence that Russian hackers, under orders from President Vladimir Putin, interfered in the election by breaking into the computers of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and spreading propaganda and fake news stories. New […]

UPDATED! Women Poised to Make Gains in Congress

UPDATED! Women Poised to Make Gains in Congress

Hillary Clinton is not the only woman who hopes to make history on November 8. The number of women in Congress is likely to reach record highs as well. Female candidates will benefit from running alongside Democratic nominee Clinton, and offensive remarks made by Republican candidate Donald Trump may give women an additional boost as well. […]

Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Mar 27, 2016 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Congressional Hearing on Flint Earlier this year, btw brought you news of the water crisis in Flint, Michigan. This month, the federal government held a Congressional hearing on the matter. The purpose of a Congressional hearing is for members of a committee to listen to testimony in an effort to solve a situation through legislation. […]

Obama’s Executive Action on Gun Control

Obama’s Executive Action on Gun Control

Posted by on Jan 6, 2016 in Government, Top Stories, United States | No Comments

In his first weekly address of the New Year, President Obama announced that he would pursue Executive Action as a way to implement gun control legislation. It is a controversial measure because it is a controversial subject and also because he is going forward without the consent of Congress. What is an Executive Order? As btw […]

Obama Rejects Keystone Pipeline (Again)

Obama Rejects Keystone Pipeline (Again)

Posted by on Nov 16, 2015 in Economics, United States | No Comments

Last year, btw wanted to know your thoughts about the Keystone XL Pipeline. Earlier this month, President Obama formally rejected the permit that would allow its completion. Let’s take a closer look about what has happened and what it means. Pipeline Timeline It begins with TransCanada, the company that wants to build a 1,179-mile pipeline […]