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Posted by on Oct 16, 2018 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Another Bad October for Stocks President Trump says the U.S. economy is in the best shape it’s ever been in. And it’s true that by all measures, the stock market is up 20 percent since Trump’s inauguration in January 2017. However, last week saw a serious downturn in the stock market. In fact, it’s down […]

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Posted by on Oct 11, 2018 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Trump’s Financial Past Revealed You may remember that during the 2016 presidential campaign, many voters supported Donald Trump because of his success as a businessman. They hoped that Trump would bring those business skills and sensibilities to the federal government. However, when pressed about his tax returns, Trump–then a candidate–refused to release them. Ever since […]

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Posted by on Oct 3, 2018 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Government Narrowly Avoids Shutdown It’s that time of year in the federal government again: budgeting time. And for a while, it looked like the government would once again be brought to the brink of a shutdown over the spending bill. However, at the last minute, representatives from both sides of the political aisle worked together […]

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Posted by on Sep 27, 2018 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

New Developments in Brexit For the past two years, Europe has tried to figure out the terms of Britain’s plan to leave the European Union (EU), a process known as “Brexit.” This has been complicated because Britain wants to stay connected to the EU in some ways, such as free trade, but separate itself on […]

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Posted by on Sep 20, 2018 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Kavanaugh Update Recently, btw brought you a closer look at Brett Kavanaugh, Trump’s most recent Supreme Court nominee, and the challenges he faced as he began his week of Senate confirmation hearings. Now that those hearings are finished, however, Congress, as well as the American public, are more divided than ever over Kavanaugh’s nomination. Related […]

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Posted by on Sep 13, 2018 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Deadly Earthquake in Japan Last Thursday, a magnitude-6.7 earthquake struck Hokkaido, Japan. It lasted for almost a minute, causing roads to collapse, and leading to deadly landslides that killed at least nine people. An additional seven people died of heart attacks as a result of the earthquake. More than 150 people were injured, and in […]

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Posted by on Sep 6, 2018 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Kaepernick vs. the NFL Over the past two years, the name Colin Kaepernick has become synonymous with the idea of protest. Even people who aren’t football fans are aware of Kaepernick and his refusal to stand for the national anthem. Kaepernick originally “took a knee” during the national anthem in 2016 as a player for […]

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Posted by on Aug 29, 2018 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Voter Controversy in Georgia A new development in the hotly-contested Georgia governor’s race has led to accusations of voter suppression. To review: in November, Brian Kemp, the Republican secretary of state, will face off against Stacey Abrams, the Democratic former state House minority leader. If Abrams wins, she will become the first black governor in […]

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Posted by on Aug 22, 2018 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Fight Fire with . . . a Bill? You can’t stop wildfires with a law. Or can you? California state legislators, facing a second year of record-level wildfire destruction, are trying to do just that. One proposal is to pass laws requiring a more rigorous emergency alert system, to give more people time to evacuate. […]

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Posted by on Aug 16, 2018 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Manafort Faces Trial In March, Election Central brought you a look at the arrest of Paul Manafort, Trump’s former campaign chairman, on a wide range of charges (18 counts in all) ranging from conspiracy to money laundering, to tax fraud. Now, btw takes a look at new developments as this case finally comes before a […]