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Congress considers TPP despite criticism

Congress considers TPP despite criticism

Politics, Politics and Opinions August 15, 2015 at 4:29 pm 0 comments

President Obama visited Nike’s headquarters in Oregon on April 8 to speak about the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). The speech represents one of his most expansive defenses of the trade deal. Obama has faced opposition from within his own party over TPP, and his speech at Nike addressed fellow Democrats aboutRead More

Good Luck 2015 Yellow Jacket Seniors

Good Luck 2015 Yellow Jacket Seniors

Features, Senior Spotlights August 15, 2015 at 4:24 pm 0 comments

Bennie Ashton: “I’ll never stop writing and expressing my opinion. Hopefully that ‘journalistic’ perspective will come in use when I am creating more of a narrative structure or an anecdotal introduction for research papers in political science.” Heather Ramey: “I know my time on staff both as a writer andRead More

Chicago’s Officer Dante Servin acquitted

Chicago’s Officer Dante Servin acquitted

Politics, Politics and Opinions May 16, 2015 at 3:28 pm 0 comments

Chicago police officer Dante Servin was acquitted on a technicality on April 22, a decision that had the courtroom and civil rights activists in an uproar. Servin was charged with involuntary manslaughter, reckless conduct and reckless discharge of a firearm in connection with the death of Rekia Boyd in MarchRead More

Congress considers Pres. Obama’s Iran deal

Congress considers Pres. Obama’s Iran deal

Politics, Politics and Opinions May 16, 2015 at 3:27 pm 0 comments

On April 24, an Iranian negotiator told Reuters that a nuclear deal is being drafted and that progress is steady but slow. Diplomats hope to fill gaps in the April 2 framework and are holding to a June 30 deadline. The April 2 framework would check Iran’s nuclear program inRead More

Ted Cruz and Rand Paul announce their bids for Presidency of the United States

Ted Cruz and Rand Paul announce their bids for Presidency of the United States

Politics, Politics and Opinions April 23, 2015 at 1:22 am 0 comments

Kentucky Senator Rand Paul announced that he will be running for president in 2016. Meanwhile, fellow Republican Ted Cruz drew fire for anti-LGBT remarks. “I am running for president to return our country to the principles of liberty and limited government,” Paul stated on his website. Paul attended a rallyRead More

Indiana and Arkansas legislatures pass controversial religious freedom bills

Indiana and Arkansas legislatures pass controversial religious freedom bills

Politics, Politics and Opinions April 23, 2015 at 1:19 am 0 comments

Indiana and Arkansas legislatures have drawn criticism for “religious freedom” legislation that could be used as a license to discriminate against gender and sexual minorities. Both states have attempted to pass new laws that would apply terms similar to those of the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) to individualRead More

Two police officers shot in Ferguson, MO

Two police officers shot in Ferguson, MO

Politics, Politics and Opinions April 6, 2015 at 8:47 pm 0 comments

Two St. Louis County police officers were shot during demonstrations in Ferguson last week, ABC News reported. The shootings were condemned by both the family of Michael Brown Jr. and protest leaders. Lesley McSpadden and Michael Brown Sr. called the attack “senseless,” blasting “stand-alone agitators” who they say attempted toRead More

Gates and Clinton foundations reveal new worldwide data about gender equality

Gates and Clinton foundations reveal new worldwide data about gender equality

Politics, Politics and Opinions April 6, 2015 at 8:45 pm 0 comments

A joint effort by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation shows significant gains and losses in gender equality worldwide.   The Gates and Clinton Foundations collected over one million data points across dozens of areas to form The Full Participation Report, availableRead More

Chris Christie and Jeb Bush early hopefuls in 2016 Republican primary race

Chris Christie and Jeb Bush early hopefuls in 2016 Republican primary race

Politics, Politics and Opinions March 3, 2015 at 9:02 pm 0 comments

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush seeks favor with Independents; meanwhile, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie faces new controversy, Reuters and New York Times reported. Both are vying for the Republican nomination in 2016 and stand out in the unusually large field of GOP Bush, who is the brother of formerRead More

Boehner invites Israeli P.M. Netanyahu to speak to Congress without Obama’s approval

Boehner invites Israeli P.M. Netanyahu to speak to Congress without Obama’s approval

Politics, Politics and Opinions February 26, 2015 at 7:19 pm 0 comments

A Huffington Post/YouGov poll shows that most Americans think it was a breach of protocol for Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Ohio) to invite Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to speak to Congress without White House approval. Nevertheless, 46 percent of Americans want their congressmen to attend the talk,Read More