Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Nov 15, 2017 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Federal Funding to Puerto Rico Ends Puerto Rico is home to 3.4 million American citizens. Nearly two months after Hurricane Maria devastated the island, many Puerto Ricans still do not have reliable access to food, water, electricity, or health services. And now, federal disaster relief funding from the United States–never sufficient in the first place–has […]

Electoral College Secures Trump Victory

Electoral College Secures Trump Victory

Posted by on Dec 23, 2016 in Current Events | No Comments

This week, over on the Election Central Web site we take a look at what happened when the Electoral College actually cast their official votes on Monday. On Monday, the 538 members of the Electoral College met in capital cities across the nation to vote in favor of electing Donald Trump as the next president. A […]

Wikileaks versus Hillary Clinton . . . Again

Wikileaks versus Hillary Clinton . . . Again

Posted by on Nov 2, 2016 in Current Events | No Comments

This week, over on the Election Central Web site we take a look at the role of last-minute breaking news in presidential campaigns. Last Wednesday, the anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks released its most recent round of hacked emails from the campaign of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. This time, the focus of the attacks is on the […]

Examining the Second Presidential Debate

Examining the Second Presidential Debate

Posted by on Oct 14, 2016 in Current Events | No Comments

This week, over on the Election Central Web site we examine a the events of the second Presidential Debate. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and Republican candidate Donald Trump met for the second time on Sunday evening at a debate at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. News anchors Anderson Cooper of CNN and Martha Raddatz […]

Evaluating the First Presidential Debate

Evaluating the First Presidential Debate

Posted by on Sep 29, 2016 in Current Events | No Comments

This week, over on the Election Central Web site we continue to look at the ongoing disagreements in states and federal courts around the rules for voting. The first general election debate between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump was held on Monday evening at Hofstra University in New York. NBC News anchor Lester […]

Tightening Poll Numbers

Tightening Poll Numbers

Posted by on Sep 22, 2016 in Current Events, United States | No Comments

This week, over on the Election Central Web site we examine the narrowing poll numbers in the race to the White House between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. Hillary had a big lead at the end of the summer, but the gap has significantly narrowed in recent weeks. Why might that be the case? The […]

Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Aug 18, 2016 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Chile Uses Labels to Combat Obesity Despite its reputation, the U.S. is not the only country struggling with obesity. The availability of highly-processed, convenient foods worldwide has significantly changed how its people all over the world eat. In Chile, an estimated 67 percent of adults are obese or overweight. This phenomenon affects those across geographic […]

Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Jul 7, 2016 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Airport Bombing in Turkey In another all-too-familiar headline, members of ISIS have announced responsibility for a deadly bombing. This one took place in the main airport of Turkey, located in its most populous city, Istanbul. Forty-five people were killed and hundreds more wounded when three bombers first opened fire outside the airport, before blowing themselves […]

Election Central Keeps You Up to Date

Election Central Keeps You Up to Date

Posted by on Mar 2, 2016 in Current Events, United States | No Comments

Last night was Super Tuesday. Eleven states held primaries and caucuses across the country. Do you know what happened? The best way to stay up-to-date? Keep visiting the Election Central Web site to see who has won what, which candidates have dropped out, and more in depth stories on issues and campaign events. Updated Today […]

Clinton Testifies in Hearing on Benghazi

Clinton Testifies in Hearing on Benghazi

Posted by on Oct 29, 2015 in Current Events, United States | No Comments

In 2013, btw brought you news of a round of Congressional hearings regarding the 2012 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. The purpose of these hearings is to investigate and report on the incident that resulted in the death of four people, including U.S. ambassador Chris Stevens. Last week, the committee conducted its […]