THIS WEEK IN POLITICS: MAY 5, 2019

THIS WEEK IN POLITICS: MAY 5, 2019 SUNDAY MAY 5, 2019: OBAMA ADMINISTRATION BORDER PATROL CHIEF NOMINATED AS I.C.E. DIRECTOR The former Border Patrol Chief under the Obama administration, Mark Morgan, was nominated by Pres. Trump to become the new U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (I.C.E.) director. Morgan is a former F.B.I. agent and theContinue reading “THIS WEEK IN POLITICS: MAY 5, 2019”

THIS WEEK IN POLITICS: MAY 5, 2019

THIS WEEK IN POLITICS: MAY 5, 2019 MONDAY APRIL 29, 2019: U.S. DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL RESIGNS The U.S. Deputy Attorney General, Rod Rosenstein, announced on Monday that he will be resigning from his position. His resignation will go into effect May 11 and since it was expected, Pres. Trump has already nominated Deputy Transportation SecretaryContinue reading “THIS WEEK IN POLITICS: MAY 5, 2019”

THIS WEEK IN POLITICS: APRIL 26, 2019

THIS WEEK IN POLITICS: APRIL 26, 2019 MONDAY APRIL 22, 2019: MASSACHUSETTS REPRESENTATIVE JOINS 2020 PRESIDENTIAL RACE U.S. Representative of Massachusetts, Seth Moulton (D-MA), announced that he is joining the 2020 Presidential race. Moulton is an Iraq War veteran and he has gained attention in the past, because he tried to lead efforts for DemocratsContinue reading “THIS WEEK IN POLITICS: APRIL 26, 2019”

THIS WEEK IN POLITICS: APRIL 19, 2019

THIS WEEK IN POLITICS: APRIL 19, 2019 SUNDAY APRIL 14, 2019: PETE BUTTIGIEG FORMALLY ANNOUNCES PRESIDENTIAL BID The mayor of South Bend, Indiana, Pete Buttigieg, formally announced his 2020 Presidential run on Sunday. Since announcing his exploratory committee, he has been able to raise over $7 million, winning a spot at the primary Democratic debatesContinue reading “THIS WEEK IN POLITICS: APRIL 19, 2019”

THIS WEEK IN POLITICS: APRIL 12, 2019

THIS WEEK IN POLITICS: APRIL 12, 2019 SUNDAY APRIL 7, 2019: D.H.S. SECRETARY RESIGNING Kirstjen Nielsen who is the Secretary of Homeland Security will be leaving the Trump administration. The current U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner, Kevin McAleenan, will temporarily be taking over her position as secretary in the D.H.S. Nielsen was known asContinue reading “THIS WEEK IN POLITICS: APRIL 12, 2019”

THIS WEEK IN POLITICS: APRIL 5, 2019

THIS WEEK IN POLITICS: APRIL 5, 2019 SATURDAY MARCH 30, 2019: PRES. TRUMP ORDER ON OIL LEASING OVERTURNED The Trump administration had ordered an expanded oil leasing program at the beginning of 2019 into the Arctic and Atlantic Oceans, reversing Obama’s order to protect them from such events. A federal judge in Alaska, overturned Pres.Continue reading “THIS WEEK IN POLITICS: APRIL 5, 2019”

ANNAPOLIS LOBBY DAY 2019

ANNAPOLIS LOBBY DAY 2019 On March 11, 2019 students from all across Maryland gathered at the Annapolis Statehouse to lobby. Once our students arrived at the Statehouse, they split up into two groups and began meeting with Delegates and Senators. They were able to meet with Legislators such as Sen. Cheryl Kagan, Del. Terri Hill,Continue reading “ANNAPOLIS LOBBY DAY 2019”

THIS WEEK IN POLITICS: MARCH 29, 2019

THIS WEEK IN POLITICS: MARCH 29, 2019 SUNDAY MARCH 23, 2019: ROBERT MUELLER REPORT CONCLUSIONS On Sunday, Attorney General William Barr, released a summary on the report from the investigation by Special Counsel Robert Mueller. The investigation started almost two years ago, to investigate a possible Russian collusion with the 2016 Presidential Election and TrumpContinue reading “THIS WEEK IN POLITICS: MARCH 29, 2019”

COLLEGE DEMOCRAT OF THE WEEK: DYLAN BEHLER

COLLEGE DEMOCRAT OF THE WEEK: DYLAN BEHLER Dylan Behler is currently a junior at the University of Maryland College Park and also serves as the Political Director of the College Democrats of Maryland. Over the past summer Dylan got involved in Anne Arundel County Democratic politics, primarily serving as staff on County Executive Pittman’s campaign,Continue reading “COLLEGE DEMOCRAT OF THE WEEK: DYLAN BEHLER”

THIS WEEK IN POLITICS: MARCH 22, 2019

THIS WEEK IN POLITICS: MARCH 22, 2019 SATURDAY MARCH 16, 2019: MISSISSIPPI ORDERED TO REDRAW A DISTRICT Senate District 22 in Mississippi was ordered to be redrawn by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, because it was not offering African- Americans an equal opportunity in voting. A judge had found that African-American’s voting powerContinue reading “THIS WEEK IN POLITICS: MARCH 22, 2019”