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President Donald J. Trump. (Unmodified photo by Gage Skidmore used under a Creative Commons license. http://bit.ly/1jxQJMa)

Trump’s First Solo Press Conference as POTUS Draws Near-Universal Criticism

February 16, 2017 at 6:19 pm 0 comments

In the midst of times where many are saying that President Donald J. Trump is struggling to keep the White House in order, the president of a little less than a month held his first solo press conference as commander-in-chief. Beginning the press conference, Trump officially announced his new pickRead More

Andrew Puzder has withdrawn from consideration for U.S. Secretary of Labor. (Unmodified photo by Gage Skidmore used under a Creative Commons license. http://bit.ly/1p2b8Ke)

Puzder Withdraws Nomination for Labor Secretary

February 15, 2017 at 8:00 pm 0 comments

In a stunning turn of events, President Trump’s nominee for U.S. Secretary of Labor, a cabinet-level position, withdrew his nomination today after he received word from Senate Republicans that he did not have the requisite number of votes to be confirmed by the upper house of Congress. “After careful considerationRead More

Betsy DeVos is sworn in as the U.S. Secretary of Education. (Screenshot via C-SPAN)

A Profile of Betsy DeVos, U.S. Secretary of Education

February 15, 2017 at 12:01 am 0 comments

The recent appointment of Betsy DeVos to the office of U.S. Secretary of Education has been generating fear across the nation as citizens address their concerns regarding the future of public education policy through social media. DeVos is best known for her consistent advocacy for providing families vouchers, in the formRead More

Trump and Trudeau Hold Joint D.C. Meetings, Press Conference

Trump and Trudeau Hold Joint D.C. Meetings, Press Conference

February 13, 2017 at 2:59 pm 0 comments

In their first face to face meetings, the politically contrasting heads of state of the United States and Canada came together at the White House on Monday to reiterate their countries’ longstanding international partnership and announce new areas of cooperation. Announcing a new joint effort aimed at promoting opportunities forRead More

Sanders, Cruz Debate the Future of Obamacare

Sanders, Cruz Debate the Future of Obamacare

February 8, 2017 at 1:19 pm 0 comments

On Tuesday night, Senators Ted Cruz and Bernie Sanders engaged in a fierce debate over the future of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), colloquially known as ‘Obamacare’. In the live 90-minute CNN debate, moderated by Jake Tapper and Dana Bash, the two senators were unable to come to any substantiveRead More

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer answers a reporter's question in his February 3, 2017 briefing. (via The White House on YouTube)

Sean Spicer: Who Is He and Why Is He Important?

February 6, 2017 at 2:41 pm 0 comments

Sean Spicer, the current White House Press Secretary and Communications Director, has been gaining a lot of political traction since becoming the official spokesman for President Donald Trump. He is perhaps best known in his current role for his part in the inauguration crowd size controversy, in which he made false claimsRead More

President Donald J. Trump nominates Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court of the United States. (via The White House on Instagram)

Gorsuch’s Nomination to SCOTUS Brings Division, Political Wrangling

February 3, 2017 at 1:00 am 1 comment

On Tuesday night at 8pm EST, President Donald J. Trump nominated federal appellate judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court of the United States to replace the late Associate Justice Antonin Scalia. The nomination comes in the aftermath of the Senate’s 2016 refusal to consider former President Barack Obama’s nominee, Chief Judge Merrick Garland.Read More

Trump’s First 100 Days: A Time of Action, Controversy, and Uncertainty

January 29, 2017 at 5:08 pm 0 comments

A look at what the Trump administration has already done, and where they will prioritize their efforts in the coming months. As the world becomes increasingly acquainted with the arrival of a new American president, some momentous decisions have already been made in Washington. Executive orders regarding inherently divisive issues suchRead More

Justin Trudeau at the Vancouver LGBTQ Pride 2015. (Unmodified photo by vl04 used under a Creative Commons license. http://bit.ly/1ryPA8o)

Trump and Trudeau: Friends or Foes?

January 26, 2017 at 9:00 am 0 comments

As President Donald J. Trump settles into his new office in the West Wing, foreign policy experts both across the country and around the world are speculating as to what kinds of changes will occur with regards to U.S. foreign policy. Among the various countries observers are looking at forRead More

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer answers a question during the January 23rd briefing. Photo (screenshot) from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTpoxrEbKFk

Spicer Extends Olive Branch in First White House Briefing

January 23, 2017 at 10:30 pm 0 comments

On Monday, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer held his first full press briefing as the official spokesman of President Donald J. Trump’s administration. Spicer – in the widely-anticipated and covered press conference that was aired live on the major cable networks – began by delivering a thorough description of the president’sRead More