Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Nov 15, 2017 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Federal Funding to Puerto Rico Ends Puerto Rico is home to 3.4 million American citizens. Nearly two months after Hurricane Maria devastated the island, many Puerto Ricans still do not have reliable access to food, water, electricity, or health services. And now, federal disaster relief funding from the United States–never sufficient in the first place–has […]

New Developments in Russia Investigation

New Developments in Russia Investigation

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

This week, over on the Election Central Web site, the main story is the latest legal actions taken as a result of Robert Mueller’s investigation in the suspected Russian meddling with the recent national election. In May, Robert Mueller was appointed to lead the special counsel to investigate Russian meddling in the 2016 election. The […]

Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Sep 14, 2017 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Facebook, Twitter, and Russian Hackers Senate Intelligence Committee Vice Chairman Mark Warner is leading the Senate’s investigation into Russia’s attack on the 2016 presidential election. Senator Warner has long believed that Russians used Facebook and Twitter to influence Americans during the election. It turns out that he was right. On Wednesday, Facebook admitted that it […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Jul 14, 2017 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Cholera Outbreak in Yemen The impoverished country of Yemen is facing a terrifying cholera outbreak. Since late April, at least 269,608 people have become infected with the disease, and at least 1,614 have died of it. In other words, there have been more cholera deaths in Yemen in the past 2 ½ months than there […]

Comey Testifies Before Senate

Comey Testifies Before Senate

Posted by on Jun 16, 2017 in Current Events | No Comments

This week, over on the Election Central Web site, the main story take a look at some detail from the recent testimony given before Congress by former director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, James Comey. This investigation centers on understanding how Russia interfered with the 2016 presidential election in the United States. Last Thursday, […]

Russia . . . Again

Russia . . . Again

Posted by on Apr 8, 2017 in Current Events | No Comments

This week, over on the Election Central Web site, the focus is on two people who may know some information about the continuing questions of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Russia, and potential Russian involvement in the 2016 election, has been a widespread topic of concern ever since the presidential debates back in […]

Russian Hacking and the Presidential Election

Russian Hacking and the Presidential Election

Posted by on Jan 11, 2017 in Top Stories | No Comments

Rumors about Russian involvement in the presidential election have been circulating as long ago as last summer. Now, however, there is more evidence that Russian hackers, under orders from President Vladimir Putin, interfered in the election by breaking into the computers of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and spreading propaganda and fake news stories. New […]

Electoral College Secures Trump Victory

Electoral College Secures Trump Victory

Posted by on Dec 23, 2016 in Current Events | No Comments

This week, over on the Election Central Web site we take a look at what happened when the Electoral College actually cast their official votes on Monday. On Monday, the 538 members of the Electoral College met in capital cities across the nation to vote in favor of electing Donald Trump as the next president. A […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Dec 22, 2016 in Current Events | No Comments

Cease Fire in Aleppo? Over the past week, American news reports have been full of images of wounded children in the Syrian city of Aleppo. Last Thursday, a tentative cease-fire was reached in the area, which has continued to hold as of late Monday evening. Until this month, Aleppo was the last rebel stronghold in […]

Election Recount Effort Stalls

Election Recount Effort Stalls

Posted by on Dec 16, 2016 in Current Events | No Comments

This week, over on the Election Central Web site we take a look at what happened with Dr. Jill Stein’s election recount efforts. The presidential election recount initiated recently by former Green Party candidate Dr. Jill Stein has stalled. Citing potential vote tampering and interference, Dr. Stein began recount efforts in three key battleground states: Michigan, […]