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Representative Dent to retire early from Congress in May

Representative Dent to retire early from Congress in May

Robert Sterner, Advisor

April 18, 2018


Filed under Politics

Republican Representative Charlie Dent has announced today his retirement next month.   Previously he had said he would resign at the end of the year.  The resignation may trigger a special election, said Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf’s office. A statement from him provided few details for ...

Tillerson Out as Secretary of State

Tillerson Out as Secretary of State

Kieran Hogan, World and Politics Editor

March 22, 2018


Filed under Politics

President Donald Trump fired his Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Tuesday, ending a 14 month run of controversial policies. Trump credited the decision to their differing stances on several topics, saying, “We were not really thinking the same,” according to the New York Times. “Really, ...

China to End Term Limits for President Xi Jinping

China to End Term Limits for President Xi Jinping

Kieran Hogan, World/Politics Section Editor

March 9, 2018


Filed under Politics, Showcase

As China opens its annual legislature session Monday, the dominating discussion on the table will be the idea of extending President Xi Jinping’s rule. The Communist Party will propose an amendment to remove presidential term limits, which is currently set at two five year terms. The amendment, ...

New episode of “Politics Paraphrased”

Omer Qureshi, Reporter

March 6, 2018


Filed under Politics

Omer Qureshi digs into the three topics in this month's edition of Politics Paraphrased: New indictments from Muller in the Trump-Russia investigation School shooting in Parkland, Florida and its political implications The ongoing WV teacher strike   https://soundcloud.com/user-811325784/politics-paraphrased-february  

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


Filed under Politics

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


Filed under Politics

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


Filed under Politics, World

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


Filed under Politics, Science & Technology, World

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


Filed under Politics

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


Filed under Politics

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


Filed under Politics, World

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


Filed under Politics, World

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...

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