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Action against ISIS

ISIS members show off their fire power, wearing masks and brandishing machineguns for a camera.
March 3, 2015

On Wednesday, February 10th, president Obama submitted an Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF) to Congress. This has caused big headlines on all the major news networks. However most are...

Friday Links: Barack Obama and Pope Francis Discuss Global Issues

President Obama sits across from Pope Francis at the Papal Desk in order to discuss politics, social issues, and the modern world in general.
March 28, 2014

President Barack Obama visited Pope Francis on Thursday at the Vatican bearing a cinder box of seeds as a gift. This gift was inspired by the Pope’s decision to make the gardens at the Apostolic Palace...

Friday Links: Update on Crimea

Russian President Vladimir Putin states his approval of the draft proposal on Crimea’s secession from Ukraine in a speech.
March 21, 2014

Crimea, a city in Ukraine, has found itself in the middle of United States and Russian political tension. Crimea joined Ukraine 1954, which was not a problem until 1991 when the Soviet Union split, leaving...

Friday Links: Why Did the Government Shutdown?

The government shutdown lasted far longer than recommended due to dispute over the spending bill. The number of government owned businesses and organizations that were paused continued to grow in response, so YouTube news channel Sourcefed’s Joe Barreta and Lee Newton reported on what one could and could not do during the government shutdown.
October 23, 2013

Under the Constitution, Congress must pass laws to spend money. If Congress cannot agree on a spending bill by the end of the fiscal year (September 30) the government does not have the legal authority...

Friday Links: U.S. Government Shutdown

President Obama delivers a speech to the American people concerning the government shutdown on October 1st, largely blaming the Republicans
October 11, 2013

On September 30, the United States Government shut down due to the inability of the House and Senate to agree on a funding bill. Republicans wish to defund Obamacare, while Democrats will not agree to...

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