President Trump Goes Abroad

President Trump Goes Abroad

Posted by on May 26, 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 overseas trip. Last weekend, President Trump began his first major overseas trip, which will involve visiting five countries–Saudi Arabia, Israel, Italy, the Vatican, and Belgium–in nine days. The president is breaking tradition by not scheduling any news […]

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, President Trump fired James B. Comey, the director of the FBI. Comey was in his fourth year of a ten-year term as director, and is only the second 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 […]

Stuff YOU Should Know

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 […]

Stuff YOU Should Know

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 […]

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 […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Feb 24, 2017 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Puzder Steps Down Last Wednesday, Andrew Puzder, President Trump’s pick for labor secretary, withdrew his nomination for the cabinet. Mr. Puzder made the announcement after it became clear that he would not have enough support in the Senate to gain confirmation. Puzder, the CEO of a restaurant chain that includes Hardee’s and Carl Jr’s, has […]

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 […]