Trump’s State of the Union

Trump’s State of the Union

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

This week’s story update on the Election Central Web site summarizes President Trump’s first State of the Union address. On January 30, President Trump gave his annual State of the Union address. It was the third-longest such speech in history: one hour and twenty minutes long. In general, it was well-received. According to some polls, […]

The Long Weekend: Federal Government Shutdown

The Long Weekend: Federal Government Shutdown

Posted by on Jan 23, 2018 in Government | No Comments

Over the weekend, the federal government shut down. Though it officially reopened on Tuesday, the shutdown–which has only happened 18 times in all of American history–illustrates the deep divide that exists between Democrats and Republicans in Congress. It also lleaves many Americans feeling frustrated by a legislative branch that seems unwilling to compromise in order […]

You Decide: Space Mission to the Moon

You Decide: Space Mission to the Moon

Posted by on Jan 10, 2018 in You Decide! | No Comments

In December, President Trump announced his administration’s plans to send American astronauts back to the moon for the first time since 1972. The directive, called Space Policy Directive 1 (SPD-1), was signed on the 45th anniversary of Apollo 17’s landing on the moon on December 13, 1972. In his speech, Trump said that the goal […]

Trump versus Bannon

Trump versus Bannon

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

This week, over on the Election Central Web site, the main story looks at the controversy surrounding a new book published about President Trump’s first year in office. Rarely has a book become so infamous before it’s even had a chance to make it to the shelves. Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House, […]

Year in Review 2017: National News

Year in Review 2017: National News

Posted by on Dec 20, 2017 in Year in Review | No Comments

Here, btw takes a look at some of the stories that dominated national headlines in 2017. A New President The year began with the swearing in of the 45th president, Donald J. Trump, on January 20, immediately followed by the historic Million Women March the next day. The new president began stirring up controversy almost […]

Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

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

California Wildfires Worst Ever The six wildfires blazing across Southern California continue to rage, leaving death and widespread destruction in their path. As of Sunday evening, the six fires combined had claimed nearly 200,000 acres, destroyed 792 structures, and were responsible for the deaths of 43 people. The largest of the six fires is the […]

More White House Changes?

More White House Changes?

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

This week, over on the Election Central Web site, the main story provides more information on the latest news and speculation surrounding changing roles in President Trump’s administration and leadership team. Several sources close to the White House said last week that President Trump was planning to fire Secretary of State Rex Tillerson within the next […]

Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Nov 29, 2017 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Mugabe Resigns New developments have occurred in Zimbabwe’s military coup since btw brought you the story last week of longtime president Robert Mugabe’s arrest. Last Tuesday, after his party introduced a motion of impeachment against him, Mr. Mugabe finally resigned. Mugabe has served as president of Zimbabwe since the country achieved independence in 1980. That […]

Trump’s Asia Tour

Trump’s Asia Tour

Posted by on Nov 13, 2017 in United States, World | No Comments

This week, President Trump and his wife Melania have been on a twelve-day, five-nation tour of Asia. This has been the president’s longest foreign trip to date. Included on the itinerary are stops in Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam, and the Philippines. Here, btw takes a look at some of the highlights of the visit. […]