YOU DECIDE: Space Force

YOU DECIDE: Space Force

Posted by on Aug 15, 2018 in You Decide! | No Comments

In June, the president announced that he wanted to establish a “Space Force,” or a military presence in outer space. Last week, Vice President Mike Pence laid out some details of what the administration would like the Space Force–otherwise known as United States Space Command–to look like. According to this plan, Space Force would start […]

Reunification Struggle Continues

Reunification Struggle Continues

Posted by on Aug 3, 2018 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s story update on the Election Central Web site explores the lack of progress being seen in the Trump administration reuniting separated immigrant children and their detained parents. July 26 marked the court-ordered deadline to reunite families who were separated at the U.S. southern border due to Trump’s zero-tolerance immigration policy. The federal government […]

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 […]

Trump Picks Kavanaugh for High Court Vacancy

Trump Picks Kavanaugh for High Court Vacancy

Posted by on Jul 19, 2018 in Government | No Comments

Earlier this month, Election Central brought you the story of Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement from the U.S. Supreme Court. This week, btw takes a look at Brett Kavanaugh, Trump’s pick to replace him. Who Is Brett Kavanaugh? Judge Brett Kavanaugh was born in 1965 in Washington, D.C. He attended Yale Law School and later was […]

Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Jun 28, 2018 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Hungarian Hard Line The United States isn’t the only country that’s divided right now over the controversial issue of immigration. Hungary has taken the debate a step further, by passing a law making it illegal even to help undocumented immigrants. Like Donald Trump, Prime Minister Viktor Orban believes that immigrants are a threat to his […]

G7 Summit Marked by Controversy

G7 Summit Marked by Controversy

Posted by on Jun 25, 2018 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s story update on the Election Central Web site examines the recent Group of Seven meeting in Canada. The 44th annual G7 summit was held on June 8-9 in Quebec, Canada. G7 stands for the Group of Seven, and includes the United States, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and the United Kingdom. The European […]

Pardon Me: A Look at Trump’s Presidential Pardons

Pardon Me: A Look at Trump’s Presidential Pardons

Posted by on Jun 8, 2018 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s story update on the Election Central Web site examine’s President Trump’s recent pardon announcements. Last week, President Donald Trump announced that he would use his executive power to pardon Dinesh D’Souza, a conservative commentator and filmmaker who plead guilty to campaign finance fraud in 2014. This decision has raised questions among his critics […]

U.S. Pulls Out of Iran Nuclear Deal

U.S. Pulls Out of Iran Nuclear Deal

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

This week’s story update on the Election Central Web site examines the consequences of President Trump’s announcement that the United States is withdrawing from the nuclear treaty with Iran. The Iran nuclear accord–otherwise known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, or JCPOA–includes seven nations and was passed in 2015 under President Barack Obama: his […]

Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on May 17, 2018 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Another Sexual Harassment Charge New York attorney general Eric T. Schneiderman has become the latest politician to resign in the wake of the powerful #MeToo movement. Schneiderman–a Democrat, vocal defender of women’s rights, and anti-Trumper–has been accused of physically abusing four women. Aside from their anger over the incident itself, Democrats have also been angry […]