Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

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

Trouble at the UN? Last week, the United States butted heads with Russia and China at the United Nations Security Council. The reason? A disagreement over the Council’s policies toward North Korea. A week earlier, the United States submitted a complaint to the Security Council, saying that North Korea had imported more than three times […]

Trouble in Helsinki

Trouble in Helsinki

Posted by on Jul 25, 2018 in United States, World | No Comments

On July 16, Donald Trump met with Russian president Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, the capital of Finland. The two hours of closed-door talks between the two leaders was followed by a news conference, which turned out to be one of the most troubling moments of Trump’s presidency so far. Here, btw takes a look at […]

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 […]

Stuff YOU Should Know

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 […]