Status of Biden’s Cabinet

Status of Biden’s Cabinet

Posted by on Feb 4, 2021 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s Election Central post updates you on President Biden’s cabinet of advisors, what they do, and their progress in getting Senate confirmation. One of the first and most important jobs of a new president is to choose a cabinet: the group of advisers and departmental heads that works closely with the president to make […]

Examining the New Congress

Examining the New Congress

Posted by on Jan 7, 2021 in Government | No Comments

The 117th Congress was sworn into session last week, even as several seats still remain empty due to undecided Congressional races in New York, and Iowa. This incoming Congress is unique because it is the most diverse legislature in the nation’s history. Here, btw takes a look at the new face of the U.S. Congress. […]

Barrett Confirmation Hearings

Barrett Confirmation Hearings

Posted by on Oct 22, 2020 in Top Stories, United States | No Comments

Did you watch Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s televised Supreme Court confirmation hearings last week? Many Americans tuned in to watch or read about the nearly twenty hours of hearings. Unlike other federal government offices, Supreme Court justices have no term limits–meaning that they can serve for life. So, whoever is chosen to take Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg seat on the Court can affect legal policy for decades, maybe even generations. Here, btw takes a closer […]

YOU DECIDE: Supreme Court Appointments

YOU DECIDE: Supreme Court Appointments

Posted by on Oct 15, 2020 in You Decide! | No Comments

The death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg last month left a critical vacancy on the Supreme Court. With only weeks to go before the 2020 presidential election, Donald Trump has nominated Justice Ginsburg’s replacement: Judge Amy Coney Barrett. While Barrett’s Senate confirmation hearings are taking place this week, Republicans and Democrats strongly disagree on whether […]

Trump’s Impeachment Trial Ends

Trump’s Impeachment Trial Ends

Posted by on Feb 13, 2020 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s story update on Election Central updates you on the ending of the Trump impeachment trial. Just like that, the impeachment trial of Donald J. Trump is over. As you probably already know by now, he was not removed from office. This isn’t surprising: the other two presidents who have been impeached in the […]

Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Apr 3, 2019 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Status of Trump’s National Emergency Back in February, Donald Trump sparked nationwide controversy when he declared a national emergency at the U.S. southern border in order to secure the funding he needed to begin construction on his border wall after Congress refused to approve it in the budget. The Democrat-controlled House of Representatives immediately responded […]

Warren 2020?

Warren 2020?

Posted by on Jan 10, 2019 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s story update on the Election Central Web site discusses Senator Elizabeth Warren’s early entry into the upcoming presidential election contest. With the 2018 midterm elections just two months behind us, it may seem early to start thinking ahead to the 2020 presidential election. But that’s not the case for Democrats, who have barely […]

Split Decision: Mixed Results in Midterm Election

Split Decision: Mixed Results in Midterm Election

Posted by on Nov 7, 2018 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s story update on the Election Central Web site reports on the important takeaways from yesterday national election day results. On Tuesday, voters across the nation cast their ballots for governors, members of Congress, and state and local legislators. While Democrats didn’t quite see the “blue wave” they were hoping for, the party did […]

Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Sep 20, 2018 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Kavanaugh Update Recently, btw brought you a closer look at Brett Kavanaugh, Trump’s most recent Supreme Court nominee, and the challenges he faced as he began his week of Senate confirmation hearings. Now that those hearings are finished, however, Congress, as well as the American public, are more divided than ever over Kavanaugh’s nomination. Related […]

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 […]