Trump’s Budget Proposal

Trump’s Budget Proposal

Posted by on Feb 23, 2018 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s story update on the Election Central Web site explains the numbers behind the Trump administration’s federal budget proposal. Two weeks ago, the federal government shut down for a night as lawmakers struggled to reach a compromise over a new two-year spending bill. The one that Trump finally signed, which reopened the government, asked […]

Government Shutdown: The Sequel

Government Shutdown: The Sequel

Posted by on Feb 16, 2018 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s story update on the Election Central Web site explains the latest funding disagreement that almost led to another shutdown of the federal government. Just three weeks after the federal government shut down for five days, it shut down again. This time, though, you may have missed it: it shut down at 12:01am last […]

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, […]

Protests in Iran

Protests in Iran

Posted by on Feb 2, 2018 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s story update on the Election Central Web site examines the series of protests that occurred in Iran at the end of 2017 and speculates on whether this signals bigger changes occuring in the nation. On December 28, 2017, there was a small street protest in the city of Mashhad over high prices. This protest […]

Republicans Not Seeking Reelection

Republicans Not Seeking Reelection

Posted by on Jan 26, 2018 in Current Events | No Comments

This week, over on the Election Central Web site, the main story looks at the developing trend that Republican members of Congress are not seeking reelection as some of their terms come to an end. Does this mean anything? When Republican Representative Darrell Issa of California announced last week that he would not be seeking […]

The Latest Immigration Crisis

The Latest Immigration Crisis

Posted by on Jan 22, 2018 in Current Events | No Comments

This week, over on the Election Central Web site, the main story looks at last week’s tension between the Congress and the president about resolving a legislative need for immigration rules. Immigration reform has been one of the most controversial issues of Donald Trump’s presidency so far. Last week, Congress and the president took a […]

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, […]

Doug Jones Wins Alabama Senate Seat

Doug Jones Wins Alabama Senate Seat

Posted by on Dec 21, 2017 in Current Events | No Comments

This week, over on the Election Central Web site, the main story  explains the results of the special election fight between Doug Jones and Roy Moore. Last Tuesday, Democrat Doug Jones won a special election in Alabama to become the state’s next senator. The race has dominated national news headlines for weeks. Alabama has not had […]

Whistleblower Reveals New Evidence in Russia Case

Whistleblower Reveals New Evidence in Russia Case

Posted by on Dec 15, 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. Last week, Elijah Cummings–a Maryland representative and the top Democrat on the House Oversight Committee==revealed in a letter that his office had been contacted back […]

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 […]