Candidates Make History in 2017 Election

by Michael McCurry The 2017 elections provided big wins for the Democratic Party. With the victories of Phil Murphy in the New Jersey Governor race and Ralph Northam in the hotly contested Virginia Governor’s race garnering a majority of the nation’s attention, a myriad of historic victories took place at the local level all across the country this election cycle. A parade of barrier-breaking firsts … Continue reading Candidates Make History in 2017 Election

Roy Moore: The Republican Problem

by Ellie Kreidie Two weeks ago, it seemed as if Alabama was about to get a new Republican senator, filling the remaining Senate seat vacated by current Attorney General Jeff Sessions. After Sessions’ appointment, Luther Strange was given the Senate seat and was projected to win the election to take on the remaining years of Sessions’ term. Strange, a favorite from the Republican Party establishment, … Continue reading Roy Moore: The Republican Problem

Senate Institutes Sexual Harassment Training for Senators and Staff

by Mel Dikert On Thursday, November 9, a resolution was passed in the Senate that will require senators, their staff and their interns to go through mandatory sexual harassment training. The resolution was passed unanimously and “marks the first real step either chamber has taken to change training rules on sexual harassment for congressional offices,” said CNN. Including the interns in this resolution was “particularly … Continue reading Senate Institutes Sexual Harassment Training for Senators and Staff

New Jersey Woman Arrested in Zimbabwe Over Tweet

by Colleen Dabrowski U.S. citizen and New Jersey native Martha O’Donovan was arrested in her home in Harare, Zimbabwe, on the charge of subversion. Prosecutors cite a tweet that O’Donovan shared which featured an image insinuating the 93-year-old President Mugabe of Zimbabwe used a catheter, calling him a “selfish and sick man.” The prosecutors are escalating the accusations against O’Donovan, now claiming she was planning … Continue reading New Jersey Woman Arrested in Zimbabwe Over Tweet

Tensions Between Saudi Arabia and Lebanon Rise

By Ellie Kreidie The last week in the Middle East has reignited long standing feuds and conflicts across the region that have caused concern among many experts and people. With the surprise resignation of Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri, which was  recorded from Saudi Arabia rather than his own country, one of the most notable stable democracies in the Middle East has gone into uncharted … Continue reading Tensions Between Saudi Arabia and Lebanon Rise

House Republicans Call for Removal of Mueller

By Michael McCurry In a speech on the House floor, Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) called for the resignation of Special Counsel Robert Mueller after the Florida Representative’s alleged “indisputable conflicts of interest.” “We are at risk of a coup d’état in this country if we allow an unaccountable person with no oversight to undermine the duly-elected President of the United States,” Gaetz said. “That is … Continue reading House Republicans Call for Removal of Mueller

Trump Approval Ratings Hit Historic Low

By Mel Dikert It has been about nine months since President Donald Trump was sworn into office. According to a poll done by the Washington Post, 59 percent of Americans disapprove of Trump’s performance in the office with 50 percent of those who say they “disapprove strongly”, leaving an approval rating of only 37 percent. The Washington Post said that this approval rating had not … Continue reading Trump Approval Ratings Hit Historic Low