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Freebird!
Nov 24, 2020

Freebird!

Thanksgiving has been observed by some of America’s earliest leaders. In recent years, the president has received a turkey from a farmer who raises turkeys, but instead of eating the turkey, the president sets it free. This tradition is a fun way the president celebrates the Thanksgiving holiday. Bush Starts the Tradition In the past, […]

Election 2020 Update
Nov 20, 2020

Election 2020 Update

There is still news about the results of the most recent national elections in the United States. This week’s Election Central update keeps you up-to-date on what we know right now.. Two weeks after Election Day 2020, some states are still finishing up their counts. Other races are still too close to call, and there […]

Year of the (Republican) Woman
Nov 19, 2020

Year of the (Republican) Woman

This year, the nation celebrated the 100th anniversary of the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment, which gave white women the right to vote in 1920. However, even in 2020, women remain very underrepresented in U.S. politics. Currently, the United States has 435 voting members of the House of Representatives, and 100 in the Senate. In […]

Stuff YOU Should Know
Nov 18, 2020

Stuff YOU Should Know

McBride Makes History In 2018, Danica Roem became the first openly transgender person to serve in a state legislature. This year, that ceiling was further broken by Sarah McBride, who has just become the first openly transgender state senator. This makes McBride the highest-ranking transgender person to hold political office in the United States. McBride, […]

Election . . . Week?
Nov 12, 2020

Election . . . Week?

The most recent story on Election Central presents the big changes of a dramatic 2020 election week. On Saturday, November 7, Joe Biden gained the necessary number of Electoral College votes to be the 46th president of the United States. But some Congressional races have not yet declared a victor. In fact, a few key races […]

Stuff YOU Should Know
Nov 11, 2020

Stuff YOU Should Know

An Historic Election Last week’s election headlines were dominated by the election of a new U.S. president, Joe Biden, and the first woman and first woman of color to serve as vice president, Kamala Harris. But the 2020 election made history for other reasons as well. In Wisconsin, Francesca Hong won her race in the […]

A New COVID Wave
Nov 10, 2020

A New COVID Wave

The news has been closely focused in the United States on the 2020 presidential election. But the COVID-19 pandemic is still going on, and in many places, rates of infection are higher than ever before. In fact, since July, the worldwide number of new daily cases has been roughly 200,000 per day. On September 28, […]

A Look at the 2020 Election
Nov 5, 2020

A Look at the 2020 Election

The entire 2020 presidential election season between Donald Trump and Joe Biden was unusual to say the least. The day after the election, more surprises remain because there is no clear winner. There are, however, several interesting things that can be learned from what we know right now. Here, btw takes a closer look at […]

Stuff YOU Should Know
Nov 4, 2020

Stuff YOU Should Know

Barrett Confirmed to Supreme Court Last week, just days before the presidential election, the U.S. Senate confirmed Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. Barrett will replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who passed away in September. Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee boycotted the vote to advance Barrett’s nomination to the full Senate in […]

The Final Days of the 2020 Election
Nov 2, 2020

The Final Days of the 2020 Election

The most recent story on Election Central catches you up on the last minute events in the 2020 election season. There are only a few days remaining in this 2020 election season. It has been a very unusual presidential campaign. The party primaries were interrupted by the start of the coronavirus pandemic. The national conventions […]