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Senate hearing evaluates progress of Nuclear Energy Innovation and Modernization Act

Senate hearing evaluates progress of Nuclear Energy Innovation and Modernization Act

Camille Koch, Contributing Writer

January 19, 2020

On Jan. 15, the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works held a hearing to discuss the one-year progress of the Nuclear Energy Innovation and Modernization Act  The act , signed into law by President Donald Trump on Jan. 14, 2019, seeks to regulate the Nuclear Regulatory Commission . The la...

Warren vows to cancel college debt without awaiting Congress

Warren vows to cancel college debt without awaiting Congress

Associated Press

January 14, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren says she'd order her secretary of education to cancel up to $50,000 in college debt for about 95% of student borrowers on her first day in office, effectively erasing outstanding loans for about 42 million Americans. The Democratic senator...

End of the decade: a decade in the White House

End of the decade: a decade in the White House

Joey Cahue, Contributing Writer

January 12, 2020

As we say goodbye to 2019 and hello to 2020, we reflect on everything that’s happened within the last 10 years. An entire decade has gone by in the blink of an eye. Makes you feel old, doesn’t it? Our world, specifically our country is full of history. Throughout the decade, two of the most def...

Key takeaways from Democratic presidential debate in L.A.

Key takeaways from Democratic presidential debate in L.A.

Associated Press

December 20, 2019

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Democratic presidential candidates offered two very different debates during their final forum of 2019. In the first half, they spent much of their time making the case for their electability in a contest with President Donald Trump. The second half was filled with friction over...

Trump impeached on charges of abuse of power, obstruction

Trump impeached on charges of abuse of power, obstruction

Associated Press

December 19, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump was impeached by the U.S. House of Representatives, becoming only the third American chief executive to be formally charged under the Constitution’s ultimate remedy for high crimes and misdemeanors. The historic vote split along party lines Wednesday n...

Impeachment charges head to House; Trump cries anew: ‘Hoax’

Impeachment charges head to House; Trump cries anew: ‘Hoax’

Associated Press

December 13, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats propelled President Donald Trump’s impeachment toward a historic vote by the full U.S. House as the Judiciary Committee on Friday approved charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. It's the latest major step in the constitutional and political storm that has...

On the Thanksgiving menu: Turkey, with a side of impeachment

On the Thanksgiving menu: Turkey, with a side of impeachment

Dan Sewall, Associated Press

November 28, 2019

CINCINNATI (AP) — Some people heading to Thanksgiving gatherings predict it’s not just the turkey that will get roasted. Already polarized over Republican Donald Trump’s presidency, Americans are deeply split on a looming historic impeachment. Many families reflect the nation’s divisions,...

Michael Bloomberg launches Democratic presidential bid

Michael Bloomberg launches Democratic presidential bid

Associated Press

November 24, 2019

NEW YORK (AP) — Billionaire and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, one of the world’s richest men, has formally launched a Democratic bid for president. Ending weeks of speculation, the 77-year-old former Republican announced his candidacy Sunday in a written statement posted on a campaign...

Buttigieg takes hits on issue of his experience

Buttigieg takes hits on issue of his experience

Associated Press

November 21, 2019

ATLANTA (AP) – In Wednesday night’s Democratic debate, Pete Buttigieg became the focus of several of his Democratic opponents for what they characterized as a lack of experience. After the South Bend, Indiana, mayor called for federal leadership on voting rights, Minnesota’s Amy Klobuchar pointed...

Impeachment Inquiry Week in Review Nov. 11 thru Nov. 17

Impeachment Inquiry Week in Review Nov. 11 thru Nov. 17

Brian Pearlman, Nation & World Editor

November 18, 2019

The impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump continued this week, with plenty of rancor and partisan rhetoric. Democrats say there is evidence that Trump held up military aid to Ukraine over a sought-after corruption investigation into Joe Biden and his son Hunter, the Democratic Party, and the o...

Sessions swears loyalty to Trump with Senate

Sessions swears loyalty to Trump with Senate

Joey Cahue, Contributing Writer

November 18, 2019

Jeff Sessions, former attorney general and an early supporter of President Donald Trump, is gunning once again for the former Senate seat that he held for 20 years. Sessions, an Alabama native, previously held the position from 1997 until 2017. He left to serve as Trump’s attorney general, a position he ...

Trump pardons soldiers accused of war crimes

Trump pardons soldiers accused of war crimes

Brian Pearlman, Nation & World Editor

November 18, 2019

President Donald Trump on Friday issued two pardons for soldiers convicted of war crimes and issued an order reversing the demotion of acquitted Navy SEAL Edward Gallagher. Army 1st Lt. Clint Lorance was convicted in August 2013 of killing three unarmed Afghan civilians in Helmand Province in 2012....

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