Trump Declares National Emergency

Trump Declares National Emergency

Posted by on Feb 20, 2019 in Top Stories | No Comments

Last Friday marked the end of the negotiating period between the White House and Congress about funding for Trump’s border wall between the United States and Mexico. If no compromise was reached by Friday, the federal government would once again face a partial shutdown. In the days leading up to Friday, however, it looked like […]

Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Feb 14, 2019 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Washington State Battles Measles Outbreak While most Americans receive vaccinations against measles and other potentially deadly diseases while they are still babies, there are some families who choose not to participate in this program. As a result, there is currently a severe outbreak of measles–a disease which was once officially declared to no longer be […]

State of the Union Recap

State of the Union Recap

Posted by on Feb 12, 2019 in United States | No Comments

Last Thursday evening, Donald Trump delivered his annual State of the Union Address from the House of Representatives. The speech was broadcast live on national television, and millions of Americans tuned in to watch. While supporters praised the president’s message of bipartisanship and the importance of coming together across the political aisle, critics pointed out […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Feb 5, 2019 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Power Company to Blame for California Wildfires Last December, btw brought you the story of the recent California wildfire, the Camp Fire, that was more deadly than California’s other seven worst wildfires combined. The Camp Fire killed at least 86 people, destroyed roughly 18,500 structures, and nearly leveled the town of Paradise, California. Now, the […]

Trump Addresses the Nation

Trump Addresses the Nation

Posted by on Jan 17, 2019 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s story update on the Election Central Web site discusses President Trump’s continued comments on the ongoing government shutdown. The central focus of the president’s speech was the need for border security. He explained that the federal government had shut down because Democrats have refused to allocate enough money in the budget for adequate […]

Michael Cohen Sentenced

Michael Cohen Sentenced

Posted by on Dec 19, 2018 in Current Events, Government | No Comments

Back in August, Election Central brought you the story of the arrest of Michael D. Cohen, Donald Trump’s former personal attorney. At that time, Cohen pleaded guilty to violating campaign finance law, several counts of tax evasion, and one count of bank fraud. On December 12, he was sentenced to three years in prison. Here, […]

YOU DECIDE: Next Steps for the Democrats?

YOU DECIDE: Next Steps for the Democrats?

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

Last Tuesday, Democrats gained control of the House of Representatives for the first time in eight years. But now that they hold a majority of seats, how should they focus their efforts and newfound momentum? According to some Democrats, the priority should be stopping Trump’s agenda. Others, however, feel that efforts would be better spent […]

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

Migrant Caravan Moves Toward U.S. You may have already heard about the so-called “migrant caravan” that is making its way through Central America toward the southern United States. Donald Trump has already announced plans to deploy up to 15,000 U.S. troops to the southern border. But is the caravan really as great a threat as […]

New Developments in the Case of the Missing Journalist

New Developments in the Case of the Missing Journalist

Posted by on Oct 29, 2018 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s story update on the Election Central Web site reports on new updates surrounding the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Last week, btw brought you the story of Jamal Khashoggi, the Washington Post journalist who entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2 and was never seen again. Since then, new developments have […]

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Posted by on Oct 23, 2018 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Senator Warren’s DNA Test Controversy The ongoing feud between Donald Trump and Senator Elizabeth Warren, a progressive Democrat from Massachusetts and perhaps a 2020 presidential rival, took an unusual turn last week. Warren has long claimed to have Native American heritage. Trump has repeatedly called her a liar for this, as well as giving her […]