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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Stuff YOU Should Know

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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Stuff YOU Should Know

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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Stuff YOU Should Know

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 […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Jul 27, 2017 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

John McCain Diagnosed with Cancer Senator John McCain has recently been diagnosed with glioblastoma, a very aggressive form of cancer that forms in the tissue of the brain and spinal cord. Last Friday, McCain underwent surgery to remove a blood clot at the Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix. During surgery, doctors confirmed the presence of […]

New Leader to Oversee U.S. Census

New Leader to Oversee U.S. Census

Posted by on Jul 11, 2017 in Current Events | No Comments

This week, over on the Election Central Web site, the main story looks at the change in leadership in the Commerce Department as the government prepares for the upcoming 2020 census. John Thompson, the director of the U.S. Census Bureau, is retiring from his post. Ron Jarmin will take his place as acting director until President […]

Senate to Vote on Health Care Reform

Senate to Vote on Health Care Reform

Posted by on Jun 30, 2017 in Current Events | No Comments

This week, over on the Election Central Web site, the main story looks at the Senate’s efforts to pass a Republican reform to the “Obamacare” Affordable Care Act. Once again, health care reform is dominating news headlines. This time, it’s because Senate Republicans have come up with a new health care bill, known as the Better […]