Inauguration Day 2021

Inauguration Day 2021

Posted by on Jan 22, 2021 in Top Stories, United States | No Comments

Perhaps no single event illustrates democracy as much as the peaceful transfer of power from one president to another. On January 20, 2021, just before noon, Joseph R. Biden was sworn in as the 46th president of the United States. For many reasons, this was an unusual ceremony, unlike any other inauguration in history. Here, […]

Attack on the United States Capitol

Attack on the United States Capitol

Posted by on Jan 13, 2021 in Top Stories, United States | No Comments

On January 6, 2021, in Washington, D.C. a hostile group of Trump supporters attacked the United States Capitol Building as Congress was in session. They delayed the final step of certifying the 2020 presidential electoral votes. The protestors surged past security barriers and broke windows to enter the Capitol. They forced Capitol Police to retreat […]

Biden Begins Choosing Cabinet

Biden Begins Choosing Cabinet

Posted by on Dec 18, 2020 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s Election Central fills you in on President-elect Biden’s growing list of Cabinet nominees and other possible members of his staff. President-elect Joe Biden won’t take office until January 20, but in the meantime, he has a lot of work to do. He has begun choosing advisers, aides, and cabinet members. These people will […]

Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Dec 16, 2020 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Finalizing the 2020 Presidential Election On Monday, December 14 the members of the electoral college met in each of the 50 states and in the District of Columbia to officially cast their votes representing the outcome of the 2020 presidential election. Each of the state’s group of electors cast their votes in turn, starting with […]

Battleground States Certify Election Results

Battleground States Certify Election Results

Posted by on Dec 10, 2020 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s Election Central update lets you know what is happening as states begin certifying final vote totals. Meanwhile, the Trump administration and the Republican National Committee are creating legal challenges to call the certified vote totals into question. A month has now passed since Election Day 2020, and the states are only now completing […]

Election 2020 Update

Election 2020 Update

Posted by on Nov 20, 2020 in Current Events | No Comments

There is still news about the results of the most recent national elections in the United States. This week’s Election Central update keeps you up-to-date on what we know right now.. Two weeks after Election Day 2020, some states are still finishing up their counts. Other races are still too close to call, and there […]

Year of the (Republican) Woman

Year of the (Republican) Woman

Posted by on Nov 19, 2020 in Government | No Comments

This year, the nation celebrated the 100th anniversary of the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment, which gave white women the right to vote in 1920. However, even in 2020, women remain very underrepresented in U.S. politics. Currently, the United States has 435 voting members of the House of Representatives, and 100 in the Senate. In […]

Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

McBride Makes History In 2018, Danica Roem became the first openly transgender person to serve in a state legislature. This year, that ceiling was further broken by Sarah McBride, who has just become the first openly transgender state senator. This makes McBride the highest-ranking transgender person to hold political office in the United States. McBride, […]

Election . . . Week?

Election . . . Week?

Posted by on Nov 12, 2020 in Current Events | No Comments

The most recent story on Election Central presents the big changes of a dramatic 2020 election week. On Saturday, November 7, Joe Biden gained the necessary number of Electoral College votes to be the 46th president of the United States. But some Congressional races have not yet declared a victor. In fact, a few key races […]

Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Nov 11, 2020 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

An Historic Election Last week’s election headlines were dominated by the election of a new U.S. president, Joe Biden, and the first woman and first woman of color to serve as vice president, Kamala Harris. But the 2020 election made history for other reasons as well. In Wisconsin, Francesca Hong won her race in the […]