Mid-term congressional elections, so named because they occur half-way through a president’s four-year term, traditionally serve as a referendum on the commander-in-chief’s popularity. The elections also can shift control of the Senate or House of Representatives from one party to another, resulting in significant policy changes.
Immigrant Caravan Threatens Trump’s Pledge to Defend Border -By Jim Owen With thousands of Latinos marching in a so-called caravan toward the U.S.-Mexico border, President Trump is facing a major challenge to his “no-tolerance” policy concerning illegal immigration. Throughout the 2016 campaign and since entering the Oval Office, Trump has vowed to stop undocumented foreigners from entering […]
The murder of Jamal Khashoggi has escalated the tension between Saudi Arabia and Turkey and put the long-standing US-Saudi relationship on the line.
November 6 and The Future of Healthcare Reform in the US -By Preetam Kaushik The past eight years have all but confirmed the worst fears of Conservatives regarding the healthcare reforms passed by President Obama. The nation stands more divided than ever before, largely as a result of the irresponsible subversion of the US political […]
Voters in Eight States Might Decide Which Party Wins Senate -By Jim Owen The Nov. 6 mid-term elections in the United States will determine whether Republicans continue to control both houses of Congress. At stake is the legislative agenda of President Trump and Republican leaders on Capitol Hill. Many political pundits predict that Democrats will […]
As the dust settles on what is arguably one of the most controversial judicial appointments in US political history, experts are still trying to gauge the fallout. Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination was always bound to be a politically charged issue in a Presidency marred by controversy and extreme polarization of the Capitol, media, and public alike. In the end, it all boiled down to the decisions of a handful of senators from both camps.
Republicans are hoping that the partisan fight over Brett Kavanaugh’s appointment to the Supreme Court will energize party members to cast ballots in next month’s mid-term congressional elections.
After Highly Praised Service at United Nations, What’s Next for Nikki Haley? -By Jim Owen Nikki Haley’s service as ambassador to the United Nations recently came to an end, but many observers think she has a promising political future. The former South Carolina governor has decided to step down after representing the United States at […]
Judge Brett Kavanaugh may be well on his way to becoming Justice Kavanaugh within a couple of days. The months’ long debate over whether the Appeals Court Judge for the District of Columbia will get to sit on the highest court in the land or not has been heated one. Especially when multiple allegations surfaced that linked Kavanaugh to a number of sexual misconduct instances that he allegedly committed. Most of these cases are from the 1980’s, Kavanaugh’s High School and College years.
Senator Lindsey Graham, the Republican Senator from South Carolina, the same man that once called Donald Trump a “Jackass”, may have saved President Trump’s pick for the Supreme Court, Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Senator Graham mostly a calm likable figure, completely transformed during the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings before voting to ratify Kavanaugh’s nomination to the […]