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Trump offered a new tone in comparison to his inaugural address. (Public domain photo by the United States Marine Corps Photographer Lance Cpl. Cristian L. Ricardo.)

In Joint Address to Congress, Trump Offers His Vision for America

March 1, 2017 at 3:02 am 0 comments

On a rain-soaked Tuesday night in Washington, D.C., President Trump expanded on his ‘America First’ message in a joint session of Congress address that included the hallmarks of past presidential speeches but stayed true to Trump’s populist leanings. President Trump, in a noticeable shift from his “American carnage” inauguration speech, highlighted theRead More

Tom Perez, at a campaign rally for then-presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in 2016. (Unmodified photo by Gage Skidmore used under a Creative Commons license. http://bit.ly/1jxQJMa)

Former Obama Labor Secretary Tom Perez Elected DNC Chairman

February 25, 2017 at 4:45 pm 0 comments

By a vote of 235-200, the members of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) on Saturday elected former Obama administration Secretary of Labor Tom Perez as their next chairman. Perez will succeed interim DNC Chairwoman Donna Brazile, who took over following the resignation of Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23rd). Perez, aRead More

Agriculture Secretary nominee Sonny Perdue still awaits a Senate committee vote. (Unmodified photo courtesy public domain)

Despite Controversies, Trump’s Cabinet Slowly Taking Shape

February 23, 2017 at 12:56 am 1 comment

With a month elapsed in President Donald Trump’s administration his cabinet is finally taking shape in what has been the slowest confirmation process in modern history. Ten cabinet appointees have been approved by the Senate and have taken office. Another four including Secretary of the Interior, Secretary of Commerce, SecretaryRead More

The Women’s March on Washington. (Unmodified photo by Mary Madigan used under a Creative Commons license. http://bit.ly/RaejCi)

Anti-Trump Protests Growing in Diversity and Strength

February 21, 2017 at 12:01 am 0 comments

At the one-month mark of his presidency, President Trump and his administration’s actions continue to spark protests nationally and internationally. So far protests have formed after a majority of the President’s policies have been enacted or proposed. On the eve of President Trump’s inauguration, protesters began to flood the streetsRead More

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