Split Decision: Mixed Results in Midterm Election

Split Decision: Mixed Results in Midterm Election

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

This week’s story update on the Election Central Web site reports on the important takeaways from yesterday national election day results. On Tuesday, voters across the nation cast their ballots for governors, members of Congress, and state and local legislators. While Democrats didn’t quite see the “blue wave” they were hoping for, the party did […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Sep 6, 2018 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Kaepernick vs. the NFL Over the past two years, the name Colin Kaepernick has become synonymous with the idea of protest. Even people who aren’t football fans are aware of Kaepernick and his refusal to stand for the national anthem. Kaepernick originally “took a knee” during the national anthem in 2016 as a player for […]

Manafort and Cohen Guilty

Manafort and Cohen Guilty

Posted by on Aug 31, 2018 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s story update on the Election Central Web site provides an update on the trial rulings for former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort and former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen. Last week, in what many have described as the darkest day of Trump’s presidency, two key men close to the president learned that they will […]

Trump Picks Kavanaugh for High Court Vacancy

Trump Picks Kavanaugh for High Court Vacancy

Posted by on Jul 19, 2018 in Government | No Comments

Earlier this month, Election Central brought you the story of Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement from the U.S. Supreme Court. This week, btw takes a look at Brett Kavanaugh, Trump’s pick to replace him. Who Is Brett Kavanaugh? Judge Brett Kavanaugh was born in 1965 in Washington, D.C. He attended Yale Law School and later was […]

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Posted by on May 24, 2018 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Hawaiian Volcano Still Going Strong Mt. Kilauea, one of the world’s most active volcanoes, has been erupting on Hawaii’s Big Island since May 3. Devastation is widespread: homes have been engulfed by flames, roads have split open, power lines are down, and vegetation has been destroyed. Tourism–the island’s number-one industry–has fallen by almost 50 percent. […]

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Posted by on Apr 25, 2018 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Goodbye Mrs. Bush Barbara Bush, the former First Lady and the father of President George W. Bush, died last Tuesday at the couple’s home in Houston, Texas. She was 92 years old. Her death was caused by lung disease and congestive heart failure. Despite her failing health, she had decided not to seek further treatment […]

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 […]

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 […]

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Posted by on Nov 9, 2017 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Mass Shooting at Texas Church Last Sunday, at least 26 people were killed and 20 more wounded when a lone gunman opened fire on a congregation at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas. Sutherland Springs is a small, close-knit community about 30 miles east of San Antonio. The shooter was Devin Patrick Kelley, […]

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 […]