Gains for Democrats

Gains for Democrats

Posted by on Nov 17, 2017 in Current Events | No Comments

This week, over on the Election Central Web site, the main story focuses on the political wins experienced by Democrats in last week’s state and local elections. Election night 2016 was a difficult time for many Democrats. This year, however, the opposite turned out to be the case. With large gains at local and state levels of […]

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 […]

Trump Takes on Opioid Addiction

Trump Takes on Opioid Addiction

Posted by on Nov 3, 2017 in Current Events | No Comments

This week, over on the Election Central Web site, the main story is the president’s announced plans to fight the problem of opioid addiction in the country. Opioid addiction has now reached epidemic proportions in the United States. Opioids (highly addictive painkillers such as oxycodone, codeine, morphine, and many others) kill roughly 50,000 Americans each year. […]

Ohio Representative Resigns

Ohio Representative Resigns

Posted by on Oct 29, 2017 in Current Events | No Comments

This week, over on the Election Central Web site, the main story is the surprising resignation announcement of Ohio Representative’s Pat Tiberi. Another special election is looming: this time, in Ohio. Republican Representative Pat Tiberi has announced that he will be leaving Congress, effective in January: a full year before the official end of his […]

Impeachment Articles Against Trump?

Impeachment Articles Against Trump?

Posted by on Oct 23, 2017 in Current Events | No Comments

This week, over on the Election Central Web site, the main story examines Democrat Al Green’s released articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump. What is Green basing his accusations on? And how likely is this to gain any political traction in the country? In a 15-page document, Representative Green outlines all of the ways […]

New Justice Department Memo Threatens Transgender Rights

New Justice Department Memo Threatens Transgender Rights

Posted by on Oct 16, 2017 in Current Events | No Comments

This week, over on the Election Central Web site, the main story examines Attorney General Jeff Sessions memo that targeted Obama-era protections for transgender citizens. Because of a new memo from the U.S. Justice Department, transgendered people will no longer be legally protected from workplace discrimination. Here, btw takes a look at what happened, what […]

Roy Moore Wins Alabama Special Election

Roy Moore Wins Alabama Special Election

Posted by on Oct 9, 2017 in Current Events | No Comments

This week, over on the Election Central Web site, the main story is about the special runoff election between Roy Moore and Luther Strange. When President Trump appointed Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions to be his attorney general, Sessions’ U.S. Senate seat suddenly became available. Robert Bentley, the Alabama governor at the time, appointed Luther Strange […]

President Trump’s UN Speech

President Trump’s UN Speech

Posted by on Sep 29, 2017 in Current Events | No Comments

This week, over on the Election Central Web site, the main story explains how President Trump’s United Nation’s speech ratcheted up the tension between the United States and North Korea. During Donald Trump’s campaign for the presidency last year, he repeatedly criticized the United Nations for being ineffective. He also said that the United States […]

Chasing the Youth Vote

Chasing the Youth Vote

Posted by on Sep 25, 2017 in Current Events | No Comments

This week, over on the Election Central Web site, the main story explains how politicians are trying to win over the elusive (but influential?) youth voter. In races all over the country, candidates target the “youth vote” (young millennials, ages 18 to 29) with television and social media ad campaigns encouraging them to register and […]

The American Dreamer

The American Dreamer

Posted by on Sep 15, 2017 in Current Events | No Comments

This week, over on the Election Central Web site, the main story explains the Trump administration’s announcment to end the DACA immigration program in six months. DACA, which stands for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, was established by President Obama in 2012. Under DACA, undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children […]