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Gun control debate continues in PA

Emily Liesch, Lead Copy Editor

May 1, 2018


Filed under Politics

As recent tragedies turn attention to gun laws or lack thereof on a federal level, Pennsylvania legislators have joined in the great debate. On Tuesday April 17, 2018, the House Judiciary Committee met to discuss gun control throughout the commonwealth. The committee, led by chairman Ron Marsico (R), hear...

Ronny Jackson withdraws as Trump’s candidate for VA

Ronny Jackson withdraws as Trump’s candidate for VA

Brooke Daniels, Editor-in-Chief

April 30, 2018


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Ronny Jackson, physician and Trump’s pick for head for Veterans Affairs, withdrew his nomination Thursday amid a multitude of allegations against him, including being drunk on the job and improperly handing out prescription drugs such as Vanadium on international flights. In response to the multiplying allegations f...

Non-Scientist Bridenstine Wins Senate Approval to Head NASA

Non-Scientist Bridenstine Wins Senate Approval to Head NASA

Kieran Hogan, World and Politics Editor

April 26, 2018


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Jim Bridenstine, House representative and former naval aviator, was confirmed by the Senate for the role of the next NASA administrator on April 19, 2018. NASA hasn’t had a permanent leader in over a year, since Charles Bolden resigned as administrator when Trump took office. NASA vet Robert Ligh...

F.B.I. Raids the Office of Trump’s Lawyer Michael Cohen

F.B.I. Raids the Office of Trump’s Lawyer Michael Cohen

Brooke Daniels, Editor-In-Chief

April 25, 2018


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The F.B.I. raided Michael D. Cohen’s Rockefeller Center office and hotel room on Monday, April 14, longtime friend and lawyer to President Donald J. Trump, in search of business contracts and deals, documents and emails, including a payment to Stormy Daniels, adult film actress. President Trump, on...

Representative Dent to retire early from Congress in May

Representative Dent to retire early from Congress in May

Robert Sterner, Advisor

April 18, 2018


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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


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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


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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 ...

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