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California vs. Trump
Aug 21, 2019

California vs. Trump

Despite continuing pleas from Democrats and ongoing legal battles, Donald Trump still refuses to release his tax returns. The state of New York even tried to sue for them, but that case remains tied up in court. Now, the state of California has responded by creating a new and controversial law that may even change […]

Puerto Rico Gets a New Governor . . . Again
Aug 16, 2019

Puerto Rico Gets a New Governor . . . Again

This week’s story update on the Election Central Web updates you about the confusing state of politics in Puerto Rico. In July, btw brought you the story of Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello’s resignation. Since then, the island has endured political upheaval as one person after another was deemed unfit to replace him. Last week, however, a […]

Stuff YOU Should Know
Aug 13, 2019

Stuff YOU Should Know

Responding to Tragedy Last week, btw brought you the story of dual mass shootings that occurred within less than a day of each other in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, and left at least 31 people dead. Gun safety advocates had hoped that the twin tragedies would spark renewed interest in gun safety legislation, […]

Stuff YOU Should Know
Aug 8, 2019

Stuff YOU Should Know

Trump Tweet Attacks Baltimore Have you ever heard of Rep. Elijah Cummings? He’s a Democratic congressman who has represented a Maryland district which includes over half of Baltimore since 1996. He serves as chair of the House Oversight and Reform Committee and also happens to be a vocal critic of Trump and his policies–most recently, […]

29 Dead in Dual Mass Shootings
Aug 7, 2019

29 Dead in Dual Mass Shootings

In a weekend of shocking bloodshed, two mass shootings occurred this past weekend within less than a day of each other: first in El Paso, Texas, on Saturday morning, followed just thirteen hours later by another one in Dayton, Ohio. These mark the 250th and 251st mass shootings that have occurred in the United States […]

Democratic Debates: Round Two
Aug 6, 2019

Democratic Debates: Round Two

This week’s story update on the Election Central Web updates you about the second Democratic Party debate. On August 30 and 31, the second round of Democratic Party presidential debates was held in Detroit, Michigan. The same twenty candidates participated this time as in the first round, but the outcome and tone of this round was quite […]

Johnson Replaces May as Britain’s Prime Minister
Aug 5, 2019

Johnson Replaces May as Britain’s Prime Minister

This week’s story update on the Election Central Web updates you on a change in government across the Atlantic. Here in the U.S., all eyes are currently focused on the upcoming 2020 presidential election. But across the ocean, Great Britain saw a change in political power last week that will undoubtedly have an effect on […]

Mueller Testifies Before Congress
Aug 1, 2019

Mueller Testifies Before Congress

On July 24, Special Counsel Robert Mueller testified before Congress about his investigation into the Trump campaign’s role in the Russian tampering in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Across the nation, Democrats and Republicans alike tuned into the televised testimony from Capitol Hill to learn what new information might come to light. Republicans hoped that […]

Stuff YOU Should Know
Jul 31, 2019

Stuff YOU Should Know

#RickyRenuncia (Ricky Resign) Be careful what you put in a text message. That’s a lesson that Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello learned the hard way earlier this month when nearly 900 pages of sexist, homophobic, profane, and otherwise offensive texts that he exchanged with his top officials were made public. Once the texts (which mocked […]

The Fight for $15
Jul 29, 2019

The Fight for $15

This week’s story update on the Election Central Web examines the fight in Congress surrounding the federal minimum wage. If you’ve ever had a summer or after-school job, you probably know what it’s like to work for minimum wage. What if you could make more money per hour for the same job? Last Thursday, the […]