Federal Government Shutdown Continues

Federal Government Shutdown Continues

Posted by on Jan 8, 2019 in Government, Top Stories | No Comments

You’ve probably heard about the partial government shutdown that’s been going on since December 20. And with good reason: it’s one of the longest-running federal government shutdowns in history. But what does it really mean when the federal government shuts down? Who is impacted? And how soon will it be re-opened again? What Exactly Is […]

Michael Cohen Sentenced

Michael Cohen Sentenced

Posted by on Dec 19, 2018 in Current Events, Government | No Comments

Back in August, Election Central brought you the story of the arrest of Michael D. Cohen, Donald Trump’s former personal attorney. At that time, Cohen pleaded guilty to violating campaign finance law, several counts of tax evasion, and one count of bank fraud. On December 12, he was sentenced to three years in prison. Here, […]

Results Still Out in North Carolina

Results Still Out in North Carolina

Posted by on Dec 12, 2018 in Government, United States | No Comments

The midterm elections have been finished for over a month now, right? Wrong. In fact, in one North Carolina district, allegations of fraud have paused the election process indefinitely. This post takes a closer look at what’s happening in North Carolina, and what this might mean for that district come January. So What Happened? In […]

Celebrate Constitution Week

Celebrate Constitution Week

On September 17, the United States celebrates an important anniversary. On that date in 1787, 39 delegates to the Constitutional Convention added their signature to a document that would become the “supreme law of the land”—the U.S. Constitution. James Wilson, a delegate from Philadelphia, proudly stated that “it is the best form of government which has ever […]

Happy Constitution Day!

Happy Constitution Day!

On September 17, 1787, the United States Constitution was signed by the members of the Constitutional Convention. These delegates from several of the states had been meeting in Philadelphia. Initially they gathered to discuss ways to improve upon the Articles of Confederation, which was this nation’s first official governmental system. However, in the course of […]

Trump Picks Kavanaugh for High Court Vacancy

Trump Picks Kavanaugh for High Court Vacancy

Posted by on Jul 19, 2018 in Government | No Comments

Earlier this month, Election Central brought you the story of Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement from the U.S. Supreme Court. This week, btw takes a look at Brett Kavanaugh, Trump’s pick to replace him. Who Is Brett Kavanaugh? Judge Brett Kavanaugh was born in 1965 in Washington, D.C. He attended Yale Law School and later was […]

Don’t Mess With Texas

Don’t Mess With Texas

Posted by on Mar 15, 2018 in Government | No Comments

The 2018 election cycle is officially underway! Last week, Texas was the first state to hold its primary midterm elections, while political analysts from all over the country watched to see what could be learned from the results. Here, btw takes a look at some of the findings, and what they could mean for midterm […]

The Long Weekend: Federal Government Shutdown

The Long Weekend: Federal Government Shutdown

Posted by on Jan 23, 2018 in Government | No Comments

Over the weekend, the federal government shut down. Though it officially reopened on Tuesday, the shutdown–which has only happened 18 times in all of American history–illustrates the deep divide that exists between Democrats and Republicans in Congress. It also lleaves many Americans feeling frustrated by a legislative branch that seems unwilling to compromise in order […]

Senate Passes Tax Reform Bill

Senate Passes Tax Reform Bill

Posted by on Dec 4, 2017 in Government | No Comments

Early last Saturday morning, Senate Republicans passed a sweeping tax reform bill that will affect nearly every American. Here, btw takes a look at the story of how the bill passed, as well as some of the possible positive and negative outcomes. What Happened? The Senate tax reform bill, which was nearly 500 pages long, […]

What is the Paris Climate Accord?

What is the Paris Climate Accord?

Posted by on Jun 7, 2017 in Government, United States, World | No Comments

On June 1, President Trump announced that the United States was withdrawing from the historic Paris Climate Accord. Here, we take a look at what the Paris Accord is, how it differs from other, past environmental treaties, and what impact Trump’s decision will have. What is the Paris Accord? The Paris Climate Accord (otherwise known as […]