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Trump State of the Union Address falls short factually

Trump State of the Union Address falls short factually

Haley Daniels, Section Editor

March 5, 2018

President Donald J. Trump gave the annual State of the Union Address on January 30, 2018, and the speech consisted of Trump congratulating people while also making both false statements and some true. He started his speech by thanking Ashlee Leppert, Coast Guard Petty Officer; Steve Scalise, ...

PA Supreme Court Strikes Down Gerrymandered Map

PA Supreme Court Strikes Down Gerrymandered Map

Ethan Sniderman, Reporter

January 26, 2018

In what could be considered a blow to the Republican establishment in Pennsylvania, the PA Supreme Court ruled to redraw Pennsylvania’s congressional districts. On January 22, 2018 the Supreme Court ruled that the current congressional map “clearly, plainly and palpably” violated the P...

Politics Paraphrased: November

Omer Qureshi, Reporter

December 18, 2017

This month we dig into Roy Moore's Senate campaign, the GOP tax bill currently in Congress, and rising tensions with North Korea. https://soundcloud.com/user-811325784/politics-paraphrased-november

FCC repeals net neutrality

Katherine Clark and Claire Sheppard

December 15, 2017

On December 14, 2017, the Federal Communications Commission voted to repeal net neutrality by a vote of 3 to 2. In 2015, during Obama’s administration, the net neutrality law was passed to protect Americans from internet companies forcing users to pay to use higher quality services. Now, the Trump administration is preparing ...

Mueller Investigation Reveals New Indictments

Mueller Investigation Reveals New Indictments

Ethan Sniderman, Reporter

December 7, 2017

Indictments have been brought against several members of the Trump campaign in the latest investigation into possible collusion with the Russian government. Those indicted include Trump’s campaign manager Paul Manafort, his associate Rick Gates, and their foreign policy advisory George Papadopoulos. The investigation is being spearheaded by the Special Counsel for the Justice Department Robert S...

Michael Flynn pleads guilty for lying to the FBI

Michael Flynn pleads guilty for lying to the FBI

Ethan Sniderman, Reporter

December 5, 2017

Michael Flynn has pled guilty to lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and is reportedly cooperating in the investigation by special counsel Robert Muller. According to the New York Times, “Flynn, pleaded guilty on [Dec. 1] to lying to the FBI about conversations with the Russia...

Sanders Introduces Bill to Rebuild Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands

Sanders Introduces Bill to Rebuild Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands

Robert Sterner, Advisor

November 30, 2017

Senator Bernie Sanders announced a $146 billion plan to rebuild Puerto Rico on Tuesday, November 28, 2017. The Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands Equitable Rebuild Act is cosponsored in the Senate by Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) Ed Markey (D-Mas...

Donald Trump Jr. communicated with WikiLeaks during campaign

Donald Trump Jr. communicated with WikiLeaks during campaign

Brooke Daniels and Emily Liesch

November 15, 2017

Donald Trump, Jr. had direct communication on multiple occasions with WikiLeaks during the 2016 Presidential campaign. On Monday night, the Atlantic’s Julia Ioffe reported that Donald Trump Jr. communicated with WikiLeaks over Twitter’s direct messaging feature multiple times before the campaig...

Kaepernick’s case for collusion

Kieran Hogan, World and Politics Editor

November 8, 2017

“To me, this is bigger than football, and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way.” Colin Kaepernick took a knee during the playing of the national anthem began in August 2016. This protest, according to the veteran quarterback, was to bring awareness to the injustices African American...

Trump Awards Medal of Honor

Trump Awards Medal of Honor

Emily Liesch, Lead Copy Editor

November 2, 2017

Amid controversy surrounding Gold Star families, President Trump awarded the second Medal of Honor of his presidency to Gary Michael Rose. The medal was awarded during a ceremony that took place at the White House on Monday, October 23. Rose is a retired Army captain who served as a Green Beret medic d...

Richard Spencer Speech at the University of Florida Prompts Violence

Olivia Reid, Copy Editor

October 31, 2017

Following a speech by Richard Spencer at the University of Florida on Thursday, a violent shooting transpired. Spencer, a white supremacist, drew a large crowd of protesters to the University. According to USA Today, the crowd chanted things at Spencer like “Go home, racist” and “Nazis are...

State Senator Scott Wagner’s bid for 2018 Pennsylvania Governor

Ethan Sniderman, Reporter

October 19, 2017

2016 saw one of the most heated Presidential Elections is the United States’ history, splitting people down to their party lines. After the election all eyes turned to the 2018 midterm election where Democrats will be trying to take back the majority in congress and Republicans attempting to grow ...

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