Federal Government: Open for Business!

Federal Government: Open for Business!

Posted by on Jan 31, 2019 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s story update on the Election Central Web site has some good news! The month-long federal government shutdown is over . . . for now. Last Friday, the White House agreed to temporarily reopen the federal government, putting to an end the longest government shutdown in American history. But it may not be too […]

#WomensWave

#WomensWave

Posted by on Jan 26, 2019 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s story update on the Election Central Web site describes the return of protesting, marching women to the nation’s capital city. On Saturday, January 19, over 100,000 women from across the United States flooded Washington, D.C. for the second anniversary of the original Women’s March on Washington. At the same time, sister marches took […]

Trump Addresses the Nation

Trump Addresses the Nation

Posted by on Jan 17, 2019 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s story update on the Election Central Web site discusses President Trump’s continued comments on the ongoing government shutdown. The central focus of the president’s speech was the need for border security. He explained that the federal government had shut down because Democrats have refused to allocate enough money in the budget for adequate […]

Federal Government Shutdown Continues

Federal Government Shutdown Continues

Posted by on Jan 8, 2019 in Government, Top Stories | No Comments

You’ve probably heard about the partial government shutdown that’s been going on since December 20. And with good reason: it’s one of the longest-running federal government shutdowns in history. But what does it really mean when the federal government shuts down? Who is impacted? And how soon will it be re-opened again? What Exactly Is […]

Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Oct 23, 2018 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Senator Warren’s DNA Test Controversy The ongoing feud between Donald Trump and Senator Elizabeth Warren, a progressive Democrat from Massachusetts and perhaps a 2020 presidential rival, took an unusual turn last week. Warren has long claimed to have Native American heritage. Trump has repeatedly called her a liar for this, as well as giving her […]

A 9/11 Tale of Hope

A 9/11 Tale of Hope

Posted by on Sep 10, 2018 in Top Stories | No Comments

So many stories that originated from the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 are sad stories of loss. But there are also some stories of human kindness and changed hearts. Today, before the annual remembrance of that sad day, let us hear and think about a positive story, in which a group of American travelers were fortunate […]

Saying Goodbye to Senator John McCain

Saying Goodbye to Senator John McCain

Posted by on Sep 5, 2018 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s story update on the Election Central Web site remembers the life and service of John McCain. When you hear the name John McCain, you might think of the man whose courage in battle Trump attacked during the 2016 presidential election. Or you may remember further back, to when John McCain ran against Barack […]

Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Jul 27, 2018 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Trouble at the UN? Last week, the United States butted heads with Russia and China at the United Nations Security Council. The reason? A disagreement over the Council’s policies toward North Korea. A week earlier, the United States submitted a complaint to the Security Council, saying that North Korea had imported more than three times […]

Remembering a Dream

Remembering a Dream

Posted by on Apr 11, 2018 in Top Stories | No Comments

April 4 marked the fiftieth anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Cities around the nation commemorated the event with marches and speakers honoring Dr. King’s memory. Though events took place in hundreds of cities, here btw takes a look at some of the most significant ones. Remembering a Life One of […]

Trump’s Budget Proposal

Trump’s Budget Proposal

Posted by on Feb 23, 2018 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s story update on the Election Central Web site explains the numbers behind the Trump administration’s federal budget proposal. Two weeks ago, the federal government shut down for a night as lawmakers struggled to reach a compromise over a new two-year spending bill. The one that Trump finally signed, which reopened the government, asked […]