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Stephen Bannon speaking at CPAC 2017. (Unmodified photo by Michael Vadon used under a Creative Commons license. http://bit.ly/1xMszCg)

Analysis: Trump Fires Chief Strategist Stephen Bannon

August 19, 2017 at 12:00 am 0 comments

On August 18th, Steve Bannon reached an agreement with White House Chief of Staff John Kelly that resulted in his removal from the role of President Donald Trump’s chief strategist. The term “agreement” is used since over the last two weeks Bannon was given the option to resign, but choseRead More

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Mueller Expands Russia Investigation Efforts

August 10, 2017 at 8:33 am 0 comments

Robert Mueller, special counsel to the Russia investigation, has increased his efforts in light of the testimonies of several White House officials. Mueller, who was hired several months ago in an effort to uncover information regarding Russia’s interference in the 2016 election, has faced continuous criticisms from the White House.Read More

Anthony Scaramucci at the World Economic Forum in 2014. (Unmodified photo by Urs Jaudas used under a Creative Commons license. http://bit.ly/1E6HPMf)

Meet the Mooch: A Profile of Anthony Scaramucci

July 30, 2017 at 3:47 pm 0 comments

The sudden resignation of former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer on July 21, 2017, shocked the nation. His resignation came shortly after the appointment of financier Anthony Scaramucci–known in his circle as “the Mooch”–as the new White House Communications Director. The New York Times reported that Spicer “vehemently disagreed”Read More

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Trump in Full Attack Mode Against Sessions

July 27, 2017 at 12:00 am 0 comments

“Time will tell.” These were the three words uttered by President Trump this week in response to the question of whether or not he will fire Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Just weeks into the presidency of Donald Trump, Sessions recused himself from the Russian hacking probe in what he claimedRead More

Sean Spicer at the 2017 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). (Unmodified photo by Gage Skidmore used under a Creative Commons license. http://bit.ly/1jxQJMa)

Sean Spicer Resigns as White House Press Secretary

July 21, 2017 at 12:43 pm 0 comments

In a shocking turn of events, multiple outlets confirmed Friday that Sean Spicer has resigned from his role as press secretary. The news comes as Spicer reportedly strongly disagreed with President Donald Trump’s appointment of New York financier Anthony Scaramucci as communications director. Spicer, the former communications director for theRead More

President Trump announces decision to withdraw from Paris climate accord in the White House Rose Garden (Official White House photo courtesy of Joyce N. Boghosian)

Withdrawing From the Paris Climate Accord: What Are the Potential Outcomes?

June 27, 2017 at 5:22 pm 0 comments

On June 1st of 2017, President Trump made the unprecedented decision to pull out of the Paris climate accord, an international agreement promoting progressive environmental action. This decision was immediately met with condemnation from environmentalists and political leaders alike, for the outcome of the U.S withdrawal will weaken efforts toRead More

Donald Trump speaking at CPAC 2011 in Washington, D.C. (Unmodified photo by Gage Skidmore used under a Creative Commons license. http://bit.ly/1jxQJMa)

Trump’s Travel Ban Update

June 22, 2017 at 4:53 pm 0 comments

On Monday, June 12th, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously ruled against President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban. This marks its third failure to hold up in federal courts. The Trump administration has asked for the Supreme Court to review the travel ban and lift the blockades put inRead More

President Trump and his cabinet watching the May 5 vote on the ACHA. (Public domain photo by Dan Scavino Jr.)

In-Depth: The Republican Obamacare Replacement

May 8, 2017 at 4:24 pm 0 comments

After three failed attempts, House Republicans have passed major legislation to effectively repeal and replace former President Obama’s signature legislation, the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as “Obamacare.” This bill, the American Health Care Act (AHCA), must still pass through the Senate, where it’s expected to undergo key revisions. Nonetheless,Read More

President Trump at the 58th Presidential Inaugural parade on January 20, 2017. U.S. (Public domain photo by Pvt. Gabriel Silva)

Trump’s First 100 Days: A Retrospective

April 30, 2017 at 3:50 pm 0 comments

Saturday marked the 100th day of President Donald J. Trump’s administration. Though Trump has downplayed its significance, the milestone is traditionally one that has prompted analysts to take stock of what has and has not been accomplished by presidents in their first terms. Of course, the question of how he has done soRead More

Could WikiLeaks Prosecution Impact Future of First Amendment?

Could WikiLeaks Prosecution Impact Future of First Amendment?

April 27, 2017 at 2:39 pm 0 comments

The protections allowed for under the First Amendment could be altered with the United States Justice Department’s recent pursuits to charge WikiLeaks for its 2010 publications of the U.S. State Department’s cables and release of CIA hacking tools. Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, may face criminal charges for theseRead More