The American Dreamer

The American Dreamer

Posted by on Sep 15, 2017 in Current Events | No Comments

This week, over on the Election Central Web site, the main story explains the Trump administration’s announcment to end the DACA immigration program in six months. DACA, which stands for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, was established by President Obama in 2012. Under DACA, undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children […]

The CFPB Comes Under Fire

The CFPB Comes Under Fire

Posted by on Sep 10, 2017 in Current Events | No Comments

This week, over on the Election Central Web site, the main story takes a look at the operations of the Consumer Financial Protections Bureau. Imagine this: Your family is receiving harassing phone calls from a collection agency, demanding that you pay an overdue medical bill which you have already paid. Is there anyone who can help […]

California Republican Ousted After Climate Change Vote

California Republican Ousted After Climate Change Vote

Posted by on Sep 4, 2017 in Current Events | No Comments

This week, over on the Election Central Web site, the main story takes a look at the changing state of the GOP in the state of California. California Governor Jerry Brown, a Democrat, has always been a national leader in the movement to fight climate change. This latest legislation deals with expanding California’s cap-and-trade program. In […]

States Face Redistricting Battles

States Face Redistricting Battles

Posted by on Aug 28, 2017 in Current Events | No Comments

This week, over on the Election Central Web site, the main story takes a look at more problems encountered by some states that have been trying to redraw their state congressional district borders. Ever since President Trump’s inauguration in January, the relationship between the United States and North Korea has gone rapidly downhill. Last week, […]

The War of Words Between the U.S. and North Korea

The War of Words Between the U.S. and North Korea

Posted by on Aug 18, 2017 in Current Events | No Comments

This week, over on the Election Central Web site, the main story takes a look at the growing foreign policy tension between the Trump administration and North Korea. Ever since President Trump’s inauguration in January, the relationship between the United States and North Korea has gone rapidly downhill. Last week, tensions came to a head […]

The Right to Robocall?

The Right to Robocall?

Posted by on Aug 10, 2017 in Current Events | No Comments

This week, over on the Election Central Web site, the main story examines the problems causes by your cell phone and new telemarketing techniques. Your phone didn’t ring. But you have a voicemail from a telemarketer. How did that happen? And is this “ringless voicemail” even legal? Turns out, the answer is more complicated than […]

“Skinny Repeal” Senate Failure

“Skinny Repeal” Senate Failure

Posted by on Aug 7, 2017 in Current Events | No Comments

This week, over on the Election Central Web site, the main story describes the failed effort of the Senate’s “skinny repeal” health care plan. The latest version of the Republican plan to repeal and replace the ACA (the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare) was nicknamed the “skinny repeal” bill. This version looked much the […]

Trump versus Mueller

Trump versus Mueller

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

This week, over on the Election Central Web site, the main story describes the spotlight recently thrown on Special counsel Robert Mueller. Last week, President Trump called Mueller’s investigation a “witch hunt,” and hinted that Mueller and his team–some of whom have donated to Democratic campaigns in the past–are motivated by partisan politics rather than actual evidence. Then, the […]

Latest Developments in the Trump Jr. Meeting

Latest Developments in the Trump Jr. Meeting

Posted by on Jul 24, 2017 in Current Events | No Comments

This week, over on the Election Central Web site, the main story describes what has been reveals in  the most recent days about the Donald Trump, Jr. meetings with Russian representatives last summer. In June 2016, Trump, Jr. received an email from Rob Goldstone, one of President Trump’s former Russian business partners. In this email Goldstone […]

Illinois Overcomes Budget Stalemate

Illinois Overcomes Budget Stalemate

Posted by on Jul 17, 2017 in Current Events | No Comments

This week, over on the Election Central Web site, the main story is the progress that the state of Illinois made in passing its state government budget. Last Thursday, the state of Illinois passed its budget. Why is this a newsworthy event? Because Illinois hasn’t passed a budget in two years: the longest such stalemate […]