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 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 […]

What’s Happening with Trump’s Cabinet?

What’s Happening with Trump’s Cabinet?

Posted by on Jan 30, 2017 in Current Events | No Comments

This week, over on the Election Central Web site we take a look at progress being made in the number of nominees and appointments that President Trump has made for his cabinet advisers and several department heads. On Inauguration Day, the Senate confirmed the first two of President Trump’s cabinet nominees: Retired Marine General James Mattis as […]

Election Central: Inauguration Day

Election Central: Inauguration Day

Posted by on Jan 20, 2017 in Top Stories | No Comments

Today on the Election Central Web site there is information on the big Inauguration Event happening in Washington, D.C. Today, Donald J. Trump officially becomes the 45th president of the United States. There are many things happening in the nation’s capital city today–much ceremony and important speeches given. Even if you are in class–and your social studies […]

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 […]

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. […]

A Look at the Syrian Conflict

A Look at the Syrian Conflict

Posted by on Oct 21, 2016 in World | No Comments

During the second presidential debate earlier this month, both candidates made references to the ongoing conflict in Syria, particularly in the city of Aleppo. The war in Syria began as an uprising against President Bashar al-Assad five years ago, and has since split Syria into many parts, killed more than 400,000 people, and displaced millions […]

The Largest Protected Area on Earth

The Largest Protected Area on Earth

Posted by on Sep 1, 2016 in Top Stories, United States | No Comments

There is a cluster of uninhabited islands and coral reefs located in the Pacific Ocean that collectively make up the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument. This land and the waters that surround it currently encompasses around 140,000 square miles. Last month, President Obama announced that he has signed legislation to expand its boundaries to the north […]