Senate Passes Tax Reform Bill

Senate Passes Tax Reform Bill

Posted by on Dec 4, 2017 in Government | No Comments

Early last Saturday morning, Senate Republicans passed a sweeping tax reform bill that will affect nearly every American. Here, btw takes a look at the story of how the bill passed, as well as some of the possible positive and negative outcomes. What Happened? The Senate tax reform bill, which was nearly 500 pages long, […]

Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Nov 29, 2017 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Mugabe Resigns New developments have occurred in Zimbabwe’s military coup since btw brought you the story last week of longtime president Robert Mugabe’s arrest. Last Tuesday, after his party introduced a motion of impeachment against him, Mr. Mugabe finally resigned. Mugabe has served as president of Zimbabwe since the country achieved independence in 1980. That […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Nov 15, 2017 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Federal Funding to Puerto Rico Ends Puerto Rico is home to 3.4 million American citizens. Nearly two months after Hurricane Maria devastated the island, many Puerto Ricans still do not have reliable access to food, water, electricity, or health services. And now, federal disaster relief funding from the United States–never sufficient in the first place–has […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Oct 20, 2017 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Clothing of Calamity You clean out your closet and find bags of old clothes you don’t want anymore. What should you do with them? Maybe it would be a good idea to send them to Africa for people in need? Think again. What you see as a charitable gesture might actually be doing more harm […]

“Skinny Repeal” Senate Failure

“Skinny Repeal” Senate Failure

Posted by on Aug 7, 2017 in Current Events | No Comments

This week, over on the Election Central Web site, the main story describes the failed effort of the Senate’s “skinny repeal” health care plan. The latest version of the Republican plan to repeal and replace the ACA (the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare) was nicknamed the “skinny repeal” bill. This version looked much the […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Pence Breaks Tie to Defund Planned Parenthood

Pence Breaks Tie to Defund Planned Parenthood

Posted by on Apr 5, 2017 in Government | No Comments

Last Thursday, Vice President Mike Pence cast the deciding vote on a bill which will allow states to withhold federal family planning money from Planned Parenthood and other organizations which provide abortions. The controversial legislation was opposed by all Senate Democrats, as well as two Republicans: Susan Collins of Maine, and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska. […]

Hearings Begin for Supreme Court Nominee

Hearings Begin for Supreme Court Nominee

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

This week, over on the Election Central Web site we examine the beginning of the confirmation hearing process for Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch. For three days, Gorsuch answered senators’ difficult questions on issues such as abortion, gun control, campaign spending, and whether or not he would allow cameras in the Supreme Court. Many […]