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Impeachment inquiry poses threat to campaign future

September 27, 2019 7:09pm | Colby Menefee

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Wednesday an impeachment inquiry on President Donald Trump. The impeachment inquiry comes following a whistleblower complaint alleging that Trump used aid to Ukraine as leverage to get political dirt on Joe Biden’s son from the Ukranian president, Volodymyr Zelensky. Biden’s […]

Global warming continues to create controversy

September 18, 2019 7:22pm | Colby Menefee

A CBS News poll Saturday found that two-thirds of Americans feel that climate change “is either a crisis or a serious problem.” The majority of those people also want “immediate action to address global warming and its damaging consequences” However, 44% of those polled don’t […]

Trump abuses veto powers

March 15, 2019 1:15pm | Colby Menefee

President Donald Trump issued his first veto Friday, rejecting a piece of legislation that would block his national emergency declaration. Trump’s actions represent a clear abuse of his veto powers. The purpose of the president’s veto power is to allow the president to stop items […]

Calling a national emergency is like crying wolf

February 20, 2019 8:08pm | Colby Menefee

President Donald Trump declared a national emergency on the southern border, a move aimed at securing funding for a border wall. Trump’s national emergency is blatantly illegal. He’s using a measure designed to allow fast action in time sensitive situations and using it to bypass […]

Our country deserves the truth

January 7, 2019 1:43pm | Colby Menefee

The Senate Intelligence Committee released two studies Monday detailing attempts by the Internet Research Agency, a Kremlin-backed Russian business, to spread fake news leading up to the 2016 election. The studies, based on information from social media platforms, confirm longstanding suspicions by the committee that […]

Sensible gun control needed

November 7, 2018 10:07pm | Colby Menefee

On October 27, a gunman opened fire on a Pittsburgh synagogue, killing 11 and wounding six others while shouting anti-semitic slurs. “If there were an armed guard inside the temple, they would have been able to stop them,” Trump said following the shooting. “Maybe there […]

Trump needs to be muzzled

October 24, 2018 7:05pm | Colby Menefee

Donald Trump praised Montana Republican Representative Greg Gianforte at a Montana rally Thursday night for body slamming a journalist last May. The remarks by Trump were in reference to Gianforte’s assault on Ben Jacobs the day before Montanans were set to vote to determine who […]

Trump praises assault

October 19, 2018 5:25pm | Colby Menefee

Donald Trump praised Montana Republican Representative Greg Gianforte at a Montana rally Thursday night for body slamming a journalist last May. The remarks by Trump were in reference to Gianforte’s assault on Ben Jacobs the day before Montanans were set to vote to determine who […]

Families remain separated

October 12, 2018 5:13pm | Colby Menefee

In June, District Judge Dana Sabraw gave the Trump administration a July 26 deadline to reunite families detained and separated at the border. Now, more than 80 days since the deadline has passed, families remain separated. One reason that the Trump administration has failed to […]

Change needed in mid-terms

October 9, 2018 9:23pm | Colby Menefee

Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed to the supreme court Saturday with a vote of 50 to 48 — one of the narrowest SCOTUS rulings in history. His confirmation puts a sexual assault perpetrator in the highest court of the land. This is a major step backward […]