Year in Review 2017: National News

Year in Review 2017: National News

Posted by on Dec 20, 2017 in Year in Review | No Comments

Here, btw takes a look at some of the stories that dominated national headlines in 2017. A New President The year began with the swearing in of the 45th president, Donald J. Trump, on January 20, immediately followed by the historic Million Women March the next day. The new president began stirring up controversy almost […]

Whistleblower Reveals New Evidence in Russia Case

Whistleblower Reveals New Evidence in Russia Case

Posted by on Dec 15, 2017 in Current Events | No Comments

This week, over on the Election Central Web site, the main story provides more information on the latest news and speculation surrounding changing roles in President Trump’s administration and leadership team. Last week, Elijah Cummings–a Maryland representative and the top Democrat on the House Oversight Committee==revealed in a letter that his office had been contacted back […]

Year in Review 2017: World News

Year in Review 2017: World News

Posted by on Dec 13, 2017 in Year in Review | No Comments

The U.S. and World Conflicts The deadly civil war in Syria continued to dominate the news throughout the early part of the year. In April, the United States conducted air strikes against the Syrian government, but with Russian support, the rebellion was largely destroyed. Meanwhile, the relationship between the United States and North Korea continued […]

New Developments in Russia Investigation

New Developments in Russia Investigation

Posted by on Nov 10, 2017 in Current Events | No Comments

This week, over on the Election Central Web site, the main story is the latest legal actions taken as a result of Robert Mueller’s investigation in the suspected Russian meddling with the recent national election. In May, Robert Mueller was appointed to lead the special counsel to investigate Russian meddling in the 2016 election. The […]

Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Nov 2, 2017 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Brexit Bots? If you follow the news, you’ve probably heard a lot about the possibility of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Most recently, it was revealed that Russia purchased ads on Facebook and Google during the election season in an effort to sway voters. As it turns out, however, the United States […]

Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Sep 14, 2017 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Facebook, Twitter, and Russian Hackers Senate Intelligence Committee Vice Chairman Mark Warner is leading the Senate’s investigation into Russia’s attack on the 2016 presidential election. Senator Warner has long believed that Russians used Facebook and Twitter to influence Americans during the election. It turns out that he was right. On Wednesday, Facebook admitted that it […]

Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Sep 6, 2017 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Hurricane Harvey: Recovery Efforts Begin More than a week after Hurricane Harvey first made landfall in Texas, many areas are still heavily flooded. Some south Texas towns are suffering from high bacteria levels in their water, rendering it undrinkable. Hospitals and schools have had to close; in fact, ten to twelve thousand Houston students will […]

Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Jul 14, 2017 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Cholera Outbreak in Yemen The impoverished country of Yemen is facing a terrifying cholera outbreak. Since late April, at least 269,608 people have become infected with the disease, and at least 1,614 have died of it. In other words, there have been more cholera deaths in Yemen in the past 2 ½ months than there […]

Comey Testifies Before Senate

Comey Testifies Before Senate

Posted by on Jun 16, 2017 in Current Events | No Comments

This week, over on the Election Central Web site, the main story take a look at some detail from the recent testimony given before Congress by former director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, James Comey. This investigation centers on understanding how Russia interfered with the 2016 presidential election in the United States. Last Thursday, […]

Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on May 25, 2017 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Japanese Emperor Retiring? In Japan, unlike in the United States, emperors don’t have term limits. In fact, they aren’t allowed to retire . . . ever. But all of that may be about to change. Japan’s current leader, Emperor Akihito, is 83 years old. The son of the infamous Emperor Hirohito, who ruled Japan during […]