Stuff YOU Should Know

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 […]

Stuff YOU Should Know

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 […]

Republican Health Care Replacement Bill Passes House

Republican Health Care Replacement Bill Passes House

Posted by on May 12, 2017 in Government, Health | No Comments

For the past seven years, House Republicans have been struggling to repeal the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as the ACA or “Obamacare.” After many failed attempts, they finally succeeded on Thursday when they narrowly passed a bill that will repeal and replace large chunks of the ACA. What Does the New Plan Look Like? […]

Health Care Replacement–Take Two

Health Care Replacement–Take Two

Posted by on Apr 28, 2017 in Current Events | No Comments

This week, over on the Election Central Web site, the main story takes a look at congressional Republicans newest effort to replace the Affordable Care Act with their own national health care reform package. But their first effort–The American Health Care Act–didn’t go so well. What is different this time? April 29th marks an important day […]

The Senate Goes Nuclear

The Senate Goes Nuclear

Posted by on Apr 12, 2017 in Government, United States | No Comments

Earlier this month, Election Central brought you a look at the Honorable Neil Gorsuch, Donald Trump’s nominee for Supreme Court justice, and at some of the controversy surrounding his Senate confirmation hearings. Since then, Gorsuch has been confirmed and has been sworn in as the next Supreme Court Justice of the United States. However, the […]

New Health Care Plan Scrapped

New Health Care Plan Scrapped

Posted by on Mar 29, 2017 in Top Stories, United States | No Comments

Two weeks ago, btw reported on the new health care plan proposed by Speaker of the House Paul Ryan and Congressional Republicans, called the American Health Care Plan (AHCA). The AHCA was introduced as a replacement for the Obama administration’s Affordable Care Act (the ACA or “Obamacare”). However, last Friday, the legislation was killed before […]

Republicans Push for Stricter Voting Laws

Republicans Push for Stricter Voting Laws

Posted by on Mar 17, 2017 in Current Events | No Comments

This week, over on the Election Central Web site we examine the Republican Party’s continuing efforts to change identification methods used during the act of voting. Some say that this is an attempt to prevent supposed instances of voting fraud. Others claim that this is an effort to suppress voters who are opposed to Republican Party […]