Illinois Overcomes Budget Stalemate
The State Capitol Building at Springfield Illinois with statue of Abraham Lincoln
13 Jul
2017
Written by Valerie Cumming

Illinois Overcomes Budget Stalemate »

Last Thursday, the state of Illinois passed its budget. Why is this a newsworthy event? Because Illinois hasn’t passed a budget in two Read more…

New Leader to Oversee U.S. Census
US Census taker greeting resident at the front door with a handshake.
7 Jul
2017
Written by Valerie Cumming

New Leader to Oversee U.S. Census »

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John Thompson, the director of the U.S. Census Bureau, is retiring from his post. Ron Jarmin will take his place as acting Read more…

Senate to Vote on Health Care Reform
Dr. Douglas Lake, from Iowa, left, listens as Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, speaks, with Candace Fowler, from Missouri, at right, during a listening session in the Roosevelt Room of the White House,
29 Jun
2017
Written by Valerie Cumming

Senate to Vote on Health Care Reform »

Once again, health care reform is dominating news headlines. This time, it’s because Senate Republicans have come up with a new health care Read more…

What Does Virginia’s Primary Mean for the Nation’s Future?
Virginia's state capitol building
20 Jun
2017
Written by Valerie Cumming

What Does Virginia’s Primary Mean for the Nation’s Future? »

On Tuesday, voters in Virginia will choose their nominees for governor. This is a primary election, meaning that Democrats will vote for a Read more…

Comey Testifies Before Senate
SENATE SELECT INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEE
16 Jun
2017
Written by Valerie Cumming

Comey Testifies Before Senate »

Last Thursday, former FBI director James Comey testified for three hours in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee. The key issue before the Read more…

Governors and Mayors Fight For the Environment
Two people are dwarfed by giant Redwood trees in Humboldt Redwood Forest in northern California.
9 Jun
2017
Written by Valerie Cumming

Governors and Mayors Fight For the Environment »

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On June 1, President Trump withdrew the United States from the Paris Climate Accord, a move which caused concern from Americans and from others around Read more…