By Ben Slattery Barbara Pierce Bush was remembered Saturday, April 21, for her strong character and sharp wit which led her to become one of the most popular first ladies in U.S. history. She was laid to rest by a political dynasty in which she was a key figure, including her husband and son, whom she helped reach the presidency. An estimated 1500 people showed … Continue reading Former First Lady Barbara Bush Remembered
By Michael McCurry The Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights has started rejecting hundreds of civil rights complaints that they consider burdensome to the office in accordance with a new protocol. Department officials argued that the new policy is aimed at advocates who flood the office with thousands of complaints about similar violations, overloading the office’s staff with cases that they claim could be … Continue reading DeVos, Department of Education Rolls Back Civil Rights Regulations
By Britt Greve This past Friday morning, April 13, former FBI Director James Comey opened up about his role in the 2016 election, his interactions with President Trump and about the Russian involvement with George Stephanopoulos on ABC 20/20. This 40-minute interview has been cut down into 12 sections, including Trump, Russia and various other interactions while in his position as FBI Director. The interview … Continue reading President Trump Lashes Out at Former FBI Director James Comey
By Ryman Curtis Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt is the latest member of President Donald Trump’s cabinet to come under fire from Democrats and outside government watchdogs. The ethical issues began when Politico reported that Pruitt was renting a Washington, D.C. condominium for $50 per night from the wife of energy lobbyist J. Stephen Hart. Since then, a series of other alleged ethics violations … Continue reading Ethics Scandals Plague Pruitt, EPA
By Michael McCurry Last month, news broke of a massive private data breach conducted by the political research firm Cambridge Analytica. Cambridge Analytica, the American branch of the British voter research group SLC, was able to harvest the private Facebook information of an estimated 87 million people across the U.S. and around the world. Cambridge Analytica was able to obtain this information through a third-party … Continue reading Facebook Data Breach, Are Drew Students Worried?
By Ryman Curtis On Easter morning, President Donald J. Trump wished the country a happy Easter. In a series of subsequent tweets, he announced an end to his willingness to negotiate Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, otherwise known as DACA. The President urged the Republican-controlled Congress to “use [the] Nuclear Option if necessary, to stop the massive inflow of Drugs and People.” The statement is … Continue reading Trump Calls for “Nuclear Option” on Immigration
By Anna Gombert On Friday, March 23, the White House announced a new policy that would ban most transgender people from being able to serve in the United States military. On July 26, 2017, Trump said in a series of tweets, “After consultation with my Generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States Government will not accept or allow [t]ransgender individuals to … Continue reading Trump Bans “Most” Transgender People from Military Service