Paul Ryan Retiring?

Paul Ryan Retiring?

Posted by on Apr 18, 2018 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s story update on the Election Central Web site examines the stated reasons and the possible consequences for the announced upcoming retirement of Speaker of the House Paul Ryan. Paul Ryan, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, announced last week that he will not be seeking another term when his current one expires […]

To Tax or Not to Tax

To Tax or Not to Tax

Posted by on Apr 16, 2018 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s story update on the Election Central Web site examines the growing economic tensions between the United States and China. The United States and China trade about $650 billion worth of goods and products every year. But earlier this month, President Trump announced that he would raise tariffs on more than a thousand imported […]

Gerrymandering: How to “Shape” an Election

Gerrymandering: How to “Shape” an Election

Posted by on Apr 5, 2018 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s story update on the Election Central Web site examines the political practice of gerrymandering–a topic you should hear a lot about in the news as the 2018 congressional elections approach. In a democratic election, whichever candidate gets the most votes wins. If more people vote for Democrat candidates, then the Democrats become the party in power. And if […]

March For Our Lives

March For Our Lives

Posted by on Mar 28, 2018 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s story update on the Election Central Web site examines the March For Our Lives protest event that happened across the country on Saturday, March 24. More than 800 protests occurred in every U.S. state, and on every continent except Antarctica. The nationwide March For Our Lives event was organized by students, spearheaded by the […]

New Rules for Digital Campaign Ads

New Rules for Digital Campaign Ads

Posted by on Mar 22, 2018 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s story update on the Election Central Web site provides some details on new FEC rules about digital election campaign ads. With the national uproar over Russia using Facebook and Twitter to tamper with the 2016 presidential election, it’s no wonder that digital advertising has come under fire. On Wednesday, the Federal Election Committee, or FEC, […]

Cohn Jumps Ship

Cohn Jumps Ship

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

This week’s story update on the Election Central Web site examines the reasons why economic advisor Gary Cohn is the latest member of the Trump administration to leave his post. The list of top advisers leaving the Trump White House has grown a bit longer. Last week, Gary Cohn, Trump’s top economic adviser and the […]

Thoughts and Prayers . . . and New Gun Laws?

Thoughts and Prayers . . . and New Gun Laws?

Posted by on Mar 9, 2018 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s story update on the Election Central Web site gives some information about last week’s discussion between the White House and Congress regarding tightened gun control proposals. In the wake of the Parkland, Florida shooting last month that killed 17 people and injured 14 more, many people are calling for the federal government to […]

New Charges Brought in Russia Case

New Charges Brought in Russia Case

Posted by on Mar 5, 2018 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s story update on the Election Central Web site details new developments in Special Prosecutors Robert Mueller’s investigation of the people and events surrounding the Russian election interference. In the past few weeks, national news headlines have been dominated by school shootings, immigration reform, and the federal budget. But in the meantime, special counsel […]

#NeverAgain?

#NeverAgain?

Posted by on Feb 28, 2018 in Current Events | No Comments

It’s been two weeks since the Valentine’s Day shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, that killed at least 17 people and injured at least 14 more. Since then, there has been a lot of talk about establishing common-sense gun control laws, while well-worn debates begin once more about Second Amendment rights, […]

Trump’s Budget Proposal

Trump’s Budget Proposal

Posted by on Feb 23, 2018 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s story update on the Election Central Web site explains the numbers behind the Trump administration’s federal budget proposal. Two weeks ago, the federal government shut down for a night as lawmakers struggled to reach a compromise over a new two-year spending bill. The one that Trump finally signed, which reopened the government, asked […]