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Trump gets to work, signs seven executive orders

Nick Viveiros

February 1, 2017

Newly inaugurated President Donald Trump has wasted no time after taking the oath of office, signing a variety of game-changing executive orders and presidential memoranda that deal with some of his core promises from the campaign trail. In his first act as president, Trump signed an executive order...

The 45th inauguration: Nation remains divided over Trump

By Facebook user Face the Nation

Alexa Gagosz and Chris DeGusto

January 21, 2017

Editor’s Note: Nick Viveiros was the reporter on the scene in Washington D.C. and contributed to some of the content of this article. Donald J. Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States on Friday afternoon. The now president took the oath of office on a day with smaller crowds,...

Trump’s cabinet positions receive backlash

by Twitter user HuffPostPol

Sonia Hubbard

December 9, 2016

When winning a presidential election, the candidate who is voted into office obtains the ability to assign the people who manage the executive section of the government. With President-Elect Donald Trump’s inauguration approaching soon, he is currently in this process of selecting who will serve in ...

Both sides to blame: The abuse of political labels

Courtesy of Donald Trump Facebook page

Chaim Wigder

December 7, 2016

The 2016 presidential election, which has gone down as one of the most bizarre and divisive elections in recent American history, has finally come to an end. Still, the country continues to face political unrest as the bitterness on both sides of the political spectrum fails to subside. Protests and ...

Student poll workers bring diversity to voting centers

James MacDonald

November 10, 2016

Teams of students from Suffolk’s Election Law course occupied polling centers during Boston’s first early voting period to provide youth support to a typically older crowd of workers. Suffolk students used a Harvard University survey to collect data on early voters. The two schools partnered toget...

The nation chose the unexpected

The nation chose the unexpected

Alexa Gagosz

November 9, 2016

Businessman Donald J. Trump was elected the 45th president of the United States early Wednesday morning after a long night of counting the votes. In a 3 a.m. victory speech, Trump addressed supporters in New York after a turbulent, divided and explosive election season filled with digs at the institu...

Campaign Commentary: Is Congress going to be Red or Blue after this election?

Maggie Randall

November 2, 2016

The Presidential election has been the most discussed out of the 2016 elections. Congressional elections are also happening this year for all members of the House of Representatives, who serve two year terms, and for some Senators whose six-year terms are up. Some political experts argue that while the pr...

Campaign Commentary: Talking ballots

Campaign Commentary: Talking ballots

Maggie Randall

October 26, 2016

This November, Massachusetts residents will not just be voting for representatives, or the next President of the United States. There are four questions on the ballot this year regarding a variety of different categories. Question 2 is one of the most highly debated issue concerning charter schools. A ...

A third party is still valid

Ian Kea

October 19, 2016

If you voted in the primaries and did not get the outcome you would have liked, a third- party option is completely valid and in most cases acceptable. On Nov. 8, Massachusetts will go blue. It’s no guess or prediction; it’s just a statistical fact. From the Federal government, all of the Massac...

Campaign commentary: Diversity in campaigns matter, minority votes count

By Twitter user Mike Pence

Maggie Randall

October 19, 2016

In an election, regardless of scale, every vote matters. Certain individuals votes sit with the weight of a history of voter suppression and the existence of voter exploitation. This is an issue that White voters do not face directly, but one that minority voters face almost every election cycle. While...

Campaign commentary: What will the American people experience in the next debate?

Maggie Randall

October 6, 2016

Last Monday, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and businessman Donald Trump faced off in the first presidential debate of this election. The 90-minute debate was moderated by NBC’s Lester Holt, who also selected all the questions for the candidates. News sources reported that it was the most-w...

For those still “feeling the Bern,” consider Stein

By Facebook page Jill Stein

Ian Kea

October 6, 2016

Jill Stein. Never heard of her? Neither did I until recently. Jill Stein is running for President on behalf of the green party. With two abysmal candidates in Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, Jill Stein is a safe haven for progressives like myself who are indeed still “feeling the Bern.” If you’re from Mas...

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