The Democratic Party’s 2020 Vision for the Whitehouse

Courtesy of Vox By Franchetta Groves As the Presidential race continues, tensions are rising as Democrats are trying to nominate a candidate who can regain control of the White House and beat President Donald Trump in the general election. Many political commentators and those in the public eye are giving their opinion on who should Read More …

Rumors Spread of Trump Hotel Sale

Courtesy of vanityfair.com By Angela Hickey President Trump announced late October plans to sell his D.C. hotel, a move many consider to be a sign of “ethical self-awareness” according to NBC News.  The Trump International Hotel, which was officially opened in September 2016, is not technically owned by the Trump Organization; instead, it is officially Read More …

Katie Hill Resigns after Scandal has made her a “Bargaining Chip”

By Theresa Whitfield  Representative Katie Hill gave her resignation speech on the House Floor on October 31. Her resignation comes in the midst of an ethics investigation concerning an inappropriate relationship between her and one of her staff members. In her speech, Hill held nothing back when she attacked the “double standard” of her political Read More …

Heritage Foundation Hosts “Big Data & Big Brother” Talk on Privacy

By Gaeun Jeon The Heritage Foundation in downtown Washington, D.C. hosted a “Big Data & Big Brother” talk on Friday about privacy and Fourth Amendment rights, consisting of three panelists who spoke about a variety of topics regarding governmental power over individual privacy. Charles Cully Stimson, a senior legal fellow and manager with the National Read More …

Recent Poll Finds Support for D.C. Statehood Growing in Maryland

By Franchetta Groves A recent poll from the Washington Post and the University of Maryland found that a majority of Maryland residents support the idea of D.C. becoming a state. This goes against the sentiments of the rest of the country who do not support D.C. statehood as widely.  Proponents of D.C. statehood argue that Read More …

A Conversation with Councilwoman Silverman

By Kathleen Hoban  Ignite, a Catholic University student organization that promotes women in politics, held an event on Monday with Councilwoman Elissa Silverman to discuss her career as a district-wide councilwoman.  Due to a city hearing running longer than expected, the councilwoman was not able to make it to the event’s opening, and her deputy Read More …

Representative Elijah Cummings Passes Away at 68

By Angela Hickey Many students mourn the death of government official Elijah Cummings, the Representative from Baltimore, Maryland, who died early in the morning on October 17th, 2019 at the age of 68.  Cummings was an American politician and member of the U.S. House of Representatives for Maryland’s 7th congressional district. Cummings was born on Read More …