The Georgia Sixth

by Duane Paul Murphy While the Republican majority congress continues to push through its legislative agenda, one suburban congressional district in a Southern state is giving Democrats momentum for upcoming elections. Georgia’s 6th Congressional District, which is now vacant since Tom Price becoming Secretary Health and Human Services under the Trump administration, is going to Read More …

Bernie Sanders’ New Legislation

by Duane Paul Murphy   U.S. Senator from Vermont and former presidential candidate Bernie Sanders introduced a piece of legislation in Congress that would make public higher education accessible and affordable to most college students throughout the country. Co-sponsored by Washington State congresswoman Pramila Jayapal, DNC Vice Chairman Keith Ellison, California Senator Kamala Harris and Read More …

Virginia Governor Vetoes Religious Freedom Bill

by Duane Paul Murphy Democratic Virginia governor and potential 2020 presidential candidate Terry McAuliffe vetoed a “religious freedom” bill that would have allowed legalized discrimination against LGBTQ individuals or couples. Senate Bill 1325, proposed by Republican State Senator Charles Carrico of Galax and Southwest Virginia, would not require any individual or religious institution to officiate Read More …

Politics Corner 3/24/2017

by Duane Paul Murphy This fall, the Politics Department here at Catholic University of America will be offering a new course for politics majors, minors, and other students who need social science credits. The course will be titled “Politics in the Age of Trump”, which will fulfill the American Politics sub-concentration within the politics department. Read More …

California’s 49th District in 2018 Midterm Elections

By Duane Paul Murphy       One of the most competitive congressional seats during the 2018 midterm elections will be California’s 49th District, represented by Darrell Issa and located in Orange and San Diego Counties. Last year in 2016, Issa won re-election with only 51% of the popular vote due to a strong Democratic opponent, Doug Read More …

Milo Yiannopoulos Controversy

By Chris Motola Conservative journalist and public speaker Milo Yiannopoulos faced heavy criticism this week over comments he made on both the Joe Rogan and Drunken Peasants Podcasts, where he appeared to endorse sexual relationships with boys as young as 13. As a result, Yiannopoulos was disinvited from the Conservative Political Action Conference, or CPAC, Read More …

Day Without Immigrants in Brookland

Duane Paul Murphy Nationwide protests and boycotts called “Day Without Immigrants” took place last Thursday in response President Trump’s potential plans for policies to build a physical border wall along the country’s southern border with Mexico and deport millions of undocumented immigrants. In Washington, D.C., more than 50 restaurants were closed. In D.C.’s Northeast neighborhood Read More …

First Congressional Race in Trump Era Takes Shape in America’s Heartland

      On February 10th, Republicans and Democrats in Kansas’s fourth congressional district, which encompasses the city of Wichita, held their conventions for local party leaders to select their respective nominees for the upcoming special election. The seat was vacated when Congressman Mike Pompeo was appointed Director of the Central Intelligence Agency by President Read More …

Nominee for U.S. Secretary of Labor Withdraws

       Andrew Puzder, CEO of CKE Restaurants, withdrew his nomination for Secretary of Labor on Wednesday due to a lack of needed support from certain Republican senators, including Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska. Also, Pudzer faced a variety of criticisms ranging from his business record running the Hardee’s and Read More …