The U.S. presidential election will be the biggest focus in the 2020 election season. In addition, there will be some elections for U.S. Senators and U.S. Representatives. Here is a list of people who have decided not to run for reelection in 2020.Continue Reading “People NOT Running for Re-election in 2020”
The Electoral College plays a role in the selection of the next president of the United States. Usually, the candidate that got the most votes (also called the popular vote) is the person who becomes president. There have been five times when the candidate who did not get the popular vote became President of the United States.Continue Reading “Five Times the Candidate Without the Popular Vote Became the U.S. President”
Andrew Yang is running for president as a Democrat in 2020. He is an entrepreneur who has some excellent ideas about Universal Basic Income and Medicare for All. In this blog post, I’m going to focus on his Medicare for All plan (which could also be called single-payer or universal health care).Continue Reading “Andrew Yang wants Medicare for All. Here’s how it gets paid for.”
It all depends on whether or not a deal can be made before the end of Friday, February 15, 2019.
The 2018–2019 partial government shutdown lasted 35 days.Continue Reading “Will there be Another Partial Government Shutdown?”
This blog was originally posted on Medium on January 1, 2019. It was periodically updated as things changed. The blog will be updated until such a time as it becomes clear who became the nominee for each Party.Continue Reading “People Running for President in 2020”
The 2018–2019 partial government shutdown has now gone into its fifth week. There doesn’t seem to be any sign that it will end.
I am hoping that the shutdown ends soon.Continue Reading “A Timeline of the 2018-2019 Partial Government Shutdown – Week Five”
This blog is about what happened during Week Four of the 2018–2019 partial government shutdown. Let’s hope it doesn’t go into Week Five!
The 2018–2019 partial government shutdown went into a third week.
The 2018–2019 partial government shutdown began on December 22, 2018.
You may want to read my blog post about Week One of the partial government shutdown before reading this one.
First, a little background before the 2018–2019 partial shutdown started:
December 11, 2018:
- The White House posted a transcript of a meeting between President Trump, House Speaker-Designate Nancy Pelosi, and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer. They discussed the impending shutdown. The key part of the meeting was: