Government & Civics

Republican health care bill faces opposition from within party

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Republican lawmakers introduced their replacement for former President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act (ACA) this week, but face opposition from both Democrats and members of their own party as they push to move the bill through committee and into the U.S. House of Representatives for a vote. Continue reading

Attorney general recuses himself after meetings with Russia revealed

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U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Thursday that he will recuse himself from any investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 election. Continue reading

Trump gives first joint address to Congress

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President Donald Trump made his first speech to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday night. Continue reading

Fewer Republicans hold town hall meetings in face of critical crowds

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Members of Congress customarily hold town hall meetings in their home districts while on recess. However, fewer than 30 Republicans have held such gatherings due to local protests and rowdiness. Continue reading

75 years later, Japanese internment executive order remembered

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February 19, 2017, marked the 75th anniversary of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s controversial executive order, which allowed the government to incarcerate Japanese Americans after the attack on Pearl Harbor in World War II. Continue reading

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