Kennedy Retires from Supreme Court

Kennedy Retires from Supreme Court

Posted by on Jul 4, 2018 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s story update on the Election Central Web site examines the news and possible consequences of Anthony Kennedy’s announced plan to retire from the Supreme Court. Last week, Justice Anthony M. Kennedy announced his upcoming retirement from the United States Supreme Court. Here, Election Central takes a look at Kennedy’s long and important career, […]

U.S. Divided Over “Zero Tolerance” for Immigration

U.S. Divided Over “Zero Tolerance” for Immigration

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

This week’s story update on the Election Central Web site examines the growing conflict and protest about the “zero tolerance” immigration policy recently enacted by the Trump administration. For the past five weeks, the Trump administration has been exercising a “zero tolerance” policy toward illegal immigration. Under this new policy, roughly 70 children per day […]

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 […]

Court Challenges Worker’s Rights

Court Challenges Worker’s Rights

Posted by on Jun 1, 2018 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s story update on the Election Central Web site takes a look at a recent Supreme Court decision and its’ impact on worker’s rights. For the first time, the Court ruled by a vote of 5 to 4 that private-sector, nonunion employees are not allowed to band together to sue their employer. In other […]

Palestinian Protests Turn Deadly

Palestinian Protests Turn Deadly

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

This week’s story update on the Election Central Web site explains how the protests of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip turned into deadly violence. Last week, the Trump administration completed the relocation of the United States Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. This move means that the U.S. formally acknowledges Jerusalem as the […]

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 […]

The Price of Politics

The Price of Politics

Posted by on May 11, 2018 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s story update on the Election Central Web site examines the recent controversy surrounding President Trump’s nominee to head the Department of Veterans Affairs. It’s no secret that Donald Trump has changed the political playing field. In fact, in the recent May primaries, it often seemed like most of the candidates spent more time […]

Trump’s V.A. Nominee Withdraws

Trump’s V.A. Nominee Withdraws

Posted by on May 7, 2018 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s story update on the Election Central Web site examines the recent controversy surrounding President Trump’s nominee to head the Department of Veterans Affairs. Have you heard of Rear Admiral Ronny Jackson? You might remember him as the doctor who gave Trump a physical earlier this year and raved about the 71-year-old president’s excellent […]

Paul Ryan Retiring?

Paul Ryan Retiring?

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

This week’s story update on the Election Central Web site examines the stated reasons and the possible consequences for the announced upcoming retirement of Speaker of the House Paul Ryan. Paul Ryan, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, announced last week that he will not be seeking another term when his current one expires […]

Gerrymandering: How to “Shape” an Election

Gerrymandering: How to “Shape” an Election

Posted by on Apr 5, 2018 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s story update on the Election Central Web site examines the political practice of gerrymandering–a topic you should hear a lot about in the news as the 2018 congressional elections approach. In a democratic election, whichever candidate gets the most votes wins. If more people vote for Democrat candidates, then the Democrats become the party in power. And if […]