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Michigan and Ohioan Republican Representatives discuss gender-affirming care in leaked audio

Kaylah Snell, Political Reporter January 31, 2024

On Jan. 26, 2024, at approximately 5:51 p.m., an audio recording leaked of an “X Space” (an audio-only way to communicate via X) hosted by Representative Brad Paquette of the Michigan State House of...

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Santos expelled after scathing ethics committee report and criminal indictments

Noah Thomason, Political Reporter December 13, 2023

In the sixth-ever case of a congressperson being expelled, Republican Congressman George Santos was expelled from Congress after a House Ethics Committee report found evidence of Santos breaking several...

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An overview of House Speaker Mike Johnson

Noah Thomason, Political Reporter November 8, 2023

After three weeks of voting, the U.S. House of Representatives has its new Speaker of the House, and his name is Mike Johnson. Johnson is a hard-right Republican from Louisiana who won the votes of every...

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House Republicans struggle to decide on a new House Speaker

Noah Thomason, Political Reporter October 25, 2023

The U.S. House of Representatives has been somewhat of a mess since the recent vote to remove former speaker Kevin McCarthy. The vote came down to eight Republicans and the entire Democratic Party to vote...

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Kevin McCarthy removed as Speaker of the House in historic vote to vacate

Noah Thomason, Political Reporter October 11, 2023

On Tuesday, Sept. 3, Kevin McCarthy was removed as Speaker of the House after a conflict with far-right members of the Republican Party. While the vote to vacate the speaker position showed most Republicans...

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Takeaways from the 2023 State of the Union address

Arianna Heyman, Editor-in-Chief February 13, 2023

On Feb. 7, 2023, President Joe Biden delivered his second State of the Union Address to congress. During the 70-minute speech, Biden outlined his administration’s achievements and his hopes for the future....

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Republicans officially take control of the U.S. House of Representatives

Arianna Heyman, Editor-in-Chief January 18, 2023

After numerous failed attempts at confirming a Republican Majority Leader, Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., was sworn in as Speaker of the House on Jan. 7. 2023 — and the 118th congress commenced.  The...

House resolution blocked, but only at first

Autumn Page, Marketing Director January 20, 2021

Last week the capital was proven to be one of the least secured government buildings in the world. The whole “civil war” that Trump supporters thought would be a good idea and flooded the Capitol —...

If Congress won’t do their jobs, fire them

By Editors October 15, 2013

We don’t mean to alarm you, but the government shutdown has been in effect for two weeks now. Plus now there’s a debt ceiling crisis.We’re a nation of 313.9 million people, and we’re letting a...

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