Tag: Congress

The US Capitol on the first morning of a partial government shutdown in Washington, DC on Dec. 22, 2018. Caption courtesy of USA Today/Photo courtesy of Jim Lo Scalzo, EPA-EFE

Community members affected by government shutdown

On Dec. 22, 2018, The United States Congress did not approve President Donald Trump’s $5 billion plan to build a wall located on the US-Mexico border, due to a recent conflict between himself and the Democrats. This government shutdown has been the longest in U.S. […]

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On the 20th day of a partial government shutdown, furloughed federal workers, contractors and union representatives gathered before marching to the White House to demand that President Trump reopen the government on Jan. 10, 2019 in Washington, D.C. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)

President Donald Trump is to blame for the government shutdown

On Dec. 22, the government stalled when Congress failed to pass a spending bill and went into what would become the longest shutdown in U.S. history. The main reason for the shutdown is that Congress refused to allocate a requested five billion dollars for President […]

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Rep. Ted Deutch answers a student's question at town hall meeting on January 23, 2018. Photo by Kevin Trejos

Rep. Ted Deutch answers students’ burning questions

Rep. Ted Deutch (D-Fl) paid a visit to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Jan. 23 for an event hosted by Politics Club and supported by the English Honor Society, National Honor Society and Rho Kappa. The meeting was arranged by Politics Club President Kevin […]

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Doug Jones, Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate seat in Alabama, greets supporters outside the Bethel Baptist Church on election day, Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017. (Brian Cahn/Zuma Press/TNS)

Doug Jones defeats Roy Moore for Alabama Senate seat

On Dec. 12, 2017, Democrat Douglas, or “Doug” Jones was projected to be the winner of the 2017 Alabama special senatorial race by Fox News, the Associated Press and NBC News. His opponent was Republican Roy Moore, who had previously served as a state judge […]

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The American flag, flying over Denver, Colorado, on April 12th, 2017. Photo by Kevin Trejos.

Why we need another DACA

Undocumented immigration became a hotly contested issue during the 2016 presidential election. One of President Donald Trump’s major campaign promises was to build a wall along the Mexican border to discourage illegal immigrants from crossing over into the United States. While the wall has not […]

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State of the American Presidential Election

State of the American Presidential Election

It’s not too much of a stretch to say that this is one of the worst elections in United States history. Americans immensely dislike both candidates: according to Reuters, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump’s respective 55 percent and 62 percent disapproval ratings rank as the […]

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