Pruitt Departs EPA

Pruitt Departs EPA

Posted by on Jul 10, 2018 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s story update on the Election Central Web site provides the news that the head of the Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt, has resigned from this cabinet level position in the Trump administration. Recently, Pruitt has been facing intense investigations about his spending habits on Capitol Hill. More news stories keep appearing to document […]

Stuff YOU Should Know

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 […]

Cohn Jumps Ship

Cohn Jumps Ship

Posted by on Mar 19, 2018 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s story update on the Election Central Web site examines the reasons why economic advisor Gary Cohn is the latest member of the Trump administration to leave his post. The list of top advisers leaving the Trump White House has grown a bit longer. Last week, Gary Cohn, Trump’s top economic adviser and the […]

More White House Changes?

More White House Changes?

Posted by on Dec 8, 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. Several sources close to the White House said last week that President Trump was planning to fire Secretary of State Rex Tillerson within the next […]

Trump’s Asia Tour

Trump’s Asia Tour

Posted by on Nov 13, 2017 in United States, World | No Comments

This week, President Trump and his wife Melania have been on a twelve-day, five-nation tour of Asia. This has been the president’s longest foreign trip to date. Included on the itinerary are stops in Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam, and the Philippines. Here, btw takes a look at some of the highlights of the visit. […]

Trump Takes on Opioid Addiction

Trump Takes on Opioid Addiction

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

This week, over on the Election Central Web site, the main story is the president’s announced plans to fight the problem of opioid addiction in the country. Opioid addiction has now reached epidemic proportions in the United States. Opioids (highly addictive painkillers such as oxycodone, codeine, morphine, and many others) kill roughly 50,000 Americans each year. […]

The War of Words Between the U.S. and North Korea

The War of Words Between the U.S. and North Korea

Posted by on Aug 18, 2017 in Current Events | No Comments

This week, over on the Election Central Web site, the main story takes a look at the growing foreign policy tension between the Trump administration and North Korea. Ever since President Trump’s inauguration in January, the relationship between the United States and North Korea has gone rapidly downhill. Last week, tensions came to a head […]

Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Aug 11, 2017 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

New Rights for Women in Tunisia Tunisia, a country in the Middle East, is not known for its equal treatment of women. In fact, in 2016, sixty percent of Tunisian women reported that they were victims of domestic violence. Fifty percent reported that they had been the victims of public aggression at least once in […]

President Trump Goes Abroad

President Trump Goes Abroad

Posted by on May 26, 2017 in Current Events | No Comments

This week, over on the Election Central Web site, the main story takes a look at President Trump’s first overseas trip. Last weekend, President Trump began his first major overseas trip, which will involve visiting five countries–Saudi Arabia, Israel, Italy, the Vatican, and Belgium–in nine days. The president is breaking tradition by not scheduling any news […]

Trump Fires FBI Director

Trump Fires FBI Director

Posted by on May 19, 2017 in Current Events | No Comments

This week, over on the Election Central Web site, the main story takes a look at President Trump’s decision to fire FBI Director James Comey.[/caption] On May 9, President Trump fired James B. Comey, the director of the FBI. Comey was in his fourth year of a ten-year term as director, and is only the second director […]