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 […]

Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Apr 21, 2017 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

U.S. Drops “Mother of All Bombs” Last Thursday, the United States dropped the largest non-nuclear bomb ever used in combat. The target was a suspected ISIS base: 300 meter-long system of tunnels and caves in the Nangarhar province of Afghanistan. According to Afghan officials, 36 ISIS militants were killed in the attack, though ISIS denies […]

California County Fights Trump’s Order

California County Fights Trump’s Order

Posted by on Mar 2, 2017 in Top Stories | No Comments

On January 25, President Trump issued a statement that cities and counties refusing to comply with his controversial immigration order would be denied federal funding. There are roughly 400 such “sanctuary cities” around the country, all of which have repeatedly refused to question or detain immigrants in compliance with Trump’s immigration policy. Now, Santa Clara […]

A Day Without Immigrants

A Day Without Immigrants

Posted by on Feb 23, 2017 in Economics | No Comments

In the wake of President Trump’s election, a new form of protest has begun to emerge that goes beyond signs and chants: using the economy as a tool to effect change. Movements such as #grabyourwallet encourage participants to boycott companies that support Trump and his investments. Last Thursday, immigrants across the United States gained international […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Feb 16, 2017 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Trump’s Travel Ban Blocked Two weeks ago, Election Central brought you information about President Trump’s January 27 executive order banning immigrants and travel from seven predominantly Muslim nations (Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen). Since then, the “travel ban” has been put on hold indefinitely after a ruling by the Ninth Circuit Court […]

Trump’s Immigration Ban Controversy

Trump’s Immigration Ban Controversy

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

This week, over on the Election Central Web site we take a look at the outcry generated by President Trump’s temporary ban on immigrants coming into the United States. Last Friday, President Trump issued an executive order on immigration that would ban Syrian refugees from entering the United States indefinitely, ban all refugees for 120 days, and […]

President Trump’s First Week

President Trump’s First Week

Posted by on Feb 2, 2017 in Current Events, United States | No Comments

Maybe not surprisingly, President Trump had a busy–and controversial–first week in office. Here, we take a look at a few of his actions that are receiving the most attention. Affordable Care Act Just hours after being sworn in as president, Trump signed his first executive order, declaring that government agencies no longer have to enforce […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Jul 14, 2016 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

GOP Comes to the CLE In another week, the nation will be knee-deep in coverage about the Republican National Convention. But what is already happening in preparation for next week? Perhaps the highest profile news regarding the convention is the official nomination. Despite the fact that Donald J. Trump is the presumptive nominee for the GOP, […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Jun 30, 2016 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Officer Acquittal in Freddie Gray Case Last year, btw brought you news of the death of Freddie Gray. Gray died while in the custody of Baltimore, Maryland police. News of his death sparked outrage and protests that came in the wake of the police shooting of an unarmed teenager in Ferguson, Missouri. Last month, officer Edward Nero went […]

Brexit: What Does It All Mean?

Brexit: What Does It All Mean?

Posted by on Jun 29, 2016 in Top Stories, World | No Comments

Last week, the people of the United Kingdom went to the polls and voted 52% to 48% in favor of leaving the European Union. It is being called Brexit (for British Exit). The news is causing quite a stir around the world, as leaders and experts gather to determine what comes next. This week, we […]