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Matt studies and analyzes politics at all levels. He is the creator of OurPolitics.net, a scholarly resource exploring political trends, political theory, political economy, philosophy, and more. He hopes that his articles can encourage more people to gain knowledge about politics and understand the impact that public policy decisions have on their lives. Matt is also involved in the preservation of recorded sound through IASA International Bibliography of Discographies, and is an avid record collector.

OurWeek In Politics (July 22, 2020-July 29, 2020)

Here are the main events that occurred in Politics this week: 1.Senate Republicans Introduced Coronavirus Relief Package

US Senate Introduces Legislation To Curb Big Tech’s Ad Business Activities

On July 28 Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO), a major critic of the big tech industry, introduced legislation that would penalize large tech...

Trump Administration Rolls Back Fair Housing Provision Intended On Combatting Racial Segregation In Housing

The Trump Administration moved on July 23 to eliminate an Obama-era program intended to combat racial segregation in suburban housing, saying it...

2020 Election: Joe Biden Announces That He Is Close To Naming His Running-Mate

Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden said on July 28 he will choose his Vice Presidential running mate next week. The former Vice President's comment...

Senate Republicans Introduced Coronavirus Relief Package

Senate Republicans on July 27 proposed a $1 trillion Coronavirus aid package hammered out with the Trump administration, paving the way for...

OurWeek In Politics (June 15, 2020-June 22, 2020)

Here are the main events that occurred in Politics this week: 1.In Fox News Interview, President Donald Trump...

2020 Election: Democratic Senate Candidates Raised $34 Million More Than Republican Challengers In Second Quarter

A surge of campaign contributions in the second quarter gave Democrats seeking to flip Republican-held Senate seats in those races $86 million...

President Donald Trump Signs Memorandum Excluding Undocumented Immigrants From US Census Population Totals

President Donald Trump signed a memorandum on July 21 instructing the US Census Bureau to exclude undocumented immigrants from the population totals...

President Donald Trump Announces Plan To Send Federal Agents To Chicago, Albuquerque To Crack Down On Violent Crime, Protests

President Donald Trump announced a plan on July 22 to send federal agents to the Democratic-run cities of Chicago and Albuquerque to...

In Fox News Interview, President Donald Trump Refuses To Commit To Accepting Results Of 2020 Election

President Donald Trump refused to commit to accepting the results of the 2020 election and ensuring a peaceful transition of power in an...

OurWeek In Politics (July 8, 2020-July 15, 2020)

Here are the main events that occurred in Politics this week: 1. President Trump Rolls Back Landmark Environmental...

President Donald Trump Rolls Back Landmark Environmental Law To Speed Up Approval Of Federal Projects

President Donald Trump announced regulatory changes to the National Environmental Policy Act on July 15, a change that will speed up approval of federal...

Coronavirus Hospital Data To Now Be Sent To Trump Administration Instead Of CDC

Hospital data on Coronavirus patients will now be rerouted to the Trump administration instead of first being sent to the US Centers for...

President Donald Trump signs Executive Order Placing Sanction On China For Its Hong Kong Policy

President Donald Trump on July 14 signed legislation and an executive order that he said will hold China accountable for its oppressive...

Facebook Considering Ban On Political Advertising On Its Social Network

Facebook is considering imposing a ban on political ads on its social network in the days leading up to the US Presidental...

OurWeek In Politics (July 1, 2020-July 8, 2020)

Here are the main events that occurred in Politics this week: 1. US Economy Adds Record 4.8 Million...

House of Representatives Passes Landmark $1.5 Trillion Infrastructure Reform Bill

The House of Representatives on July 1 passed a $1.5 trillion infrastructure bill that would sharply increase Infrastructure spending on roads and...

Supreme Court Rules In Favor of Trump Administration On Obamacare Birth Control Mandate

The Supreme Court ruled on July 8 that the Trump administration may allow employers and universities to opt-out of the Affordable Care...

President Donald Trump Withdraws The US From The World Health Organization

The US has formally notified the United Nations that it is withdrawing from the World Health Organization, following through on an announcement President Donald...

US Economy Adds Record 4.8 Million Jobs In June

The US economy added a record 4.8 million jobs in June, according to federal data released on July 2, but a surge...

2020 Election: Hundreds of George W. Bush administration officials to Endorse Joe Biden In Coming Weeks

Hundreds of officials who worked for former Republican President George W. Bush as a July 1 are set to endorse Democratic Presidential...

Mississippi Passes Resolution Removing Confederate Symbols From Its State Flag

Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves signed a bill on June 30 abandoning the state’s flag and stripping the Confederate battle flag symbol from...

Iran Issues Arrest Warrant Against President Trump In Response To General Qasem Soleimani’s Killing By US Drone Strike

Iran has issued an arrest warrant for US President Donald Trump over the drone strike that killed a top Iranian general in...

House of Representatives Passes Bill Granting Statehood For Washington DC

The House of Representatives voted nearly along party lines on June 28 to grant statehood to Washington, D.C., the first time a...

OurWeek In Politics (June 24, 2020-July 1, 2020)

Here are the main events that occurred in Politics this week: 1. House of Represenatatives Passes Bill Granting...

OurWeek In Politics (June 17, 2020-June 24, 2020)

Here are the main events that occurred in Politics this week: 1.Supreme Court Blocks President Trump's Efforts To...

Amid A Worsening Coronavirus Pandemic In US, President Donald Trump Announces Plan To Eliminate Federal Funding Of Coronavirus Testing Sites

As Coronavirus cases continue to spike across the US, the nation on June 24 saw its largest daily increase in confirmed new infections since...

Senate Vote On Police Reform Bill Fails

A Republican-sponsored bill meant to rein in police misconduct in the aftermath of George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis failed in the US...

President Donald Trump Announces Year-Long Suspension of Employment-Based Immigration Visas

President Donald Trump on June 22 issued a proclamation suspending some employment-based visas, including H-1B visas for highly skilled workers, through the end of...

Supreme Court Blocks President Trump’s Efforts To Eliminate DACA Program

In a major rebuke to President Donald Trump, the US Supreme Court has blocked the Trump administration's plan to dismantle a program...

What Is A Discography?

One of the essential tools used in the research and documentation of recorded sounds is the Discography. The main purpose of any...

OurWeek In Politics (June 10, 2020-June 17, 2020)

Here are the main events that occurred in Politics this week: 1.President Donald Trump Signs Executive Order Outlining...

Amid Rising Tensions With NATO, President Trump Announces US Troop Cutbacks In Germany

President Donald Trump said on June 14 that he plans on cutting back the number of US troops in Germany to 25,000,...

2020 Election: Joe Biden Opens Up 13 Point Lead Against President Trump

Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden has opened up a 13-point lead over President Donald Trump, the widest margin this year, according to...

Supreme Court Rules That Federal Civil Rights Law Protects LGBTQ Workers From Discrimination

Federal civil rights law protects gay, lesbian and transgender workers, the Supreme Court ruled on June 14. The landmark ruling will extend protections to millions of...

President Donald Trump Signs Executive Order Outlining Better Police Practices

Following weeks of national protests since the death of George Floyd, President Donald Trump signed an executive order on June 16 that he...

OurWeek In Politics (June 3, 2020-June 10, 2020)

Here are the main events that occurred in Politics this week: 1. Minneapolis City Council Announces Plan To...

Google Analytics: Iranian, Chinese Hackers Targeted Biden & Trump Campaigns

State-backed hackers from China have targeted staffers working on the US presidential campaign of Democrat Joe Biden, a senior Google security official...

President Trump Announces Intentions To Hold In-Person Campaign Rallies Again

US President Donald Trump plans to start holding campaign rallies again in the next two weeks, a Trump campaign official said on...

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Announces Efforts To Remove Confederate Symbols From US Capitol

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi renewed a years-long quest to remove the remaining Confederate statues from the US Capitol as calls to erase...

US Unemployment Rate Declines By 2.5 Million In May

The American economy defied forecasts for a Depression-style surge in Unemployment this week, signaling the economy is picking up faster than anticipated...

Minneapolis City Council Announces Plan To Dispand Police Department In Wake Of George Floyd’s Killing

The Minneapolis city council has pledged to disband the city’s police department and replace it with a new system of public safety,...

OurWeek In Politics (May 27, 2020-June 3, 2020

Here are the main events that occurred in Politics this week: 1.President Trump Threatens To Deploy Military In...

Trump Administration Announces Intentions To Declare Antifa A Terrorist Organization

President Donald Trump tweeted on May 31 that the US will designate Antifa as a terrorist organization, even though the US government has no...

Presumptive Democratic Nominee Joe Biden Denounces President Trump For Response To Protests Over Racism & Police Brutality

Presumptive Democratic Presidential nominee Joe Biden on June 2 blasted President Donald Trump’s response to US protests over racism and police misconduct,...

Senate Republicans Block Measure Condemning President Trump’s Response To Anti-Racism Protesters

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) blocked a resolution proposed by Senate Democrats that would have censured President Trump's response to protesters...

President Trump Threatens To Deploy Military In Response To Protests Against Police Brutality

As the nation prepared for another series of violent protests sparked by the police killing of George Floyd, President Donald Trump on June...

OurWeek In Politics (May 20, 2020-May 27, 2020)

Here are the main events that occurred in Politics this week: 1. President Trump Threatens To Shut Down...

2020 Election: Joe Biden Leads President Trump By Six Points In Latest Poll

Former Vice President Joe Biden's lead over President Donald Trump has fallen by three points over the last week, according to new...

Congress Passes Bill Authorizing President Trump To Place Sanctions On China Regarding Human Rights Abuses Committed Against Uighur Muslims

The House of Representatives on May 27 passed legislation calling on President Donald Trump’s administration to impose sanctions on Chinese officials responsible...

Former Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein To Testify In Senate Regarding Trump-Russia Probe

A key figure behind the US investigation into links between Russia and President Donald Trump’s 2016 election campaign will testify next week...

President Trump Threatens To Shut Down Social Media Sources Critical Of His Policies

President Donald Trump on May 27 threatened to regulate or shut down social media companies for stifling conservative voices, a day after...

OurWeek In Politics (May 13, 2020-May 20, 2020

Here are the main events that occurred in Politics this week: 1.House of Representatives Approves Fourth Coronavirus Stimulus...

Federal Judge Approves Lawsuit Alleging That President Donald Trump Orchestrated Fraudulent Marketing Schemes

A federal judge on May 18 allowed a federal lawsuit accusing President Donald Trump, his three eldest children and his company of collaborating with...

Study: Coronavirus Lockdowns Have Reduced Carbon Emissions To 14-Year Low

The Coronavirus pandemic has forced countries around the world to enact strict lockdowns, seal borders, and scale back economic activities. Despite these...

Iranian Parliament Passes Sweeping Anti-Israel Legislation

The Iranian parliament (Majlis) approved a bill on May 18 including a list of measures against Israel, such as the establishment of...

House Of Representatives Approves New Coronavirus Stimulus Package

On May 15, the House of Representatives passed a $3 trillion tax cut and spending bill aimed at addressing the devastating economic fallout from...

OurWeek In Politics (May 6, 2020-May 13, 2020)

Here are the main events that occurred in Politics this week 1.US Unemployment Rate Hits Highest Level In...

OurWeek In Politics (April 8, 2020-April 15, 2020)

Here are the main events that occurred in Politics this week: 1.Bernie Sander Drops Out Of Democratic Primary...

OurWeek In Politics (March 4, 2020-March 11, 2020

Here are the main events that occurred in Politics this week: 1. In Democratic Super Tuesday Primary Race, Joe Biden and...

Pete Buttigieg and Amy Klobuchar Drop Out, Endorse Joe Biden’s Candidacy

In a last-minute bid to unite the moderate wing of the Democratic Party, Senator Amy Klobuchar and Pete Buttigieg on March 2...

Former Vice President Joe Biden Wins South Carolina Democratic Primary

Former Vice President Joe Biden on February 29 decisively won the South Carolina primary as the first Southern primary contest reshaped...

OurWeek in Politics (February 26, 2020-March 4, 2020)

Here are the main events that occurred in Politics this week: 1. Former Vice President Joe Biden Wins South Carolina Democratic...

Analysis of the 2020 Iranian Parliamentary Elections

The Iranian conservatives will dominate the country's new parliament following an election marked by the lowest voter turnout in decades, according to state...

Bernie Sanders Wins Nevada Democratic Caucuses

Senator Bernie Sanders won the caucuses in Nevada, solidifying his frontrunner status in the race for the Democratic nomination. “We’ve brought together a multigenerational, multiracial...

OurWeek In Politics (February 5, 2020-February 12, 2020)

Here are the main events that occurred in Politics this week: 1. President Donald Trump Announces 2021 Fiscal Year Budget

OurWeek In Politics (January 29, 2020-February 5, 2020)

Here are the main events that occurred in Politics this week: 1. Senate Acquits President Donald Trump In Impeachment Trial

2020 Iowa Democratic Caucuses Results

In an early Iowa Democratic caucus vote count, Senator Bernie Sander held a slight popular-vote lead, while...

Trump Impeachment (Week Six)

President Donald Trump's Defense Team Begins Their Opening Arguments President Donald Trump’s lawyers began their opening arguments in the impeachment trial...

OurWeek In Politics (January 22-January 29, 2020)

Here are the main events that occurred in Politics this week 1. President Donald Trump's Defense Team Begins Their Opening Arguments

“Antonin Scalia and Stephen Breyer Debate the Constitution” Video Response

A significant point of debate within the American legal system is what type of jurisprudence approach will bring about a fair and just interpretation...

OurWeek in Politics (January 15, 2020-January 22, 2020)

Here are the main events that occurred in Politics this week: 1. Impeachment Trial Of President Donald Trump Commences

OurWeek In Politics (January 8, 2020-January 15, 2020)

Here are the main events that occurred in Politics this week: 1. House of Representatives Votes To Send...

OurWeek In Politics (January 1, 2020-January 8, 2020)

Happy 2020! Here are the main events that occurred in Politics this week: 1. Iranian General Qassem Soleimani Killed In US...

OurWeek In Politics (December 18, 2019-December 25, 2019)

Here are the main events that occurred in Politics this week: 1. House of Represenatatives Approves Impeachment Articles Against President Donald...

Trump Impeachment (Week One)

  President Donald Trump was impeached by the U.S. House of Representatives on December 18, becoming only the...

Boris Johnson Promises To “get Brexit done” In 2020

UK prime minister Boris Johnson, secured a crushing victory in the December 12 UK general election as voters backed his promise...

Will They Impeach?

House Judiciary Committee Approves Articles of Impeachment Against President Trump On December 13, the House Judiciary Committee approved two articles of impeachment...

OurWeek In Politics (December 12, 2019-December 19, 2019)

Here are the main events that occurred in Politics this week: 1. House Judiciary Committee Approves Articles of Impeachment Against President Trump

OurWeek in Politics (October 31, 2019-November 6, 2019

Here are the main events that occurred in Politics this week: 1. House of Representatives Passes Impeachment Inquiry Resolution on Party-line Vote

OurWeek in Politics (October 16, 2019-October 23, 2019

Here are the main events that occurred in Politics this week: 1. US, Turkey Reach Temporary Cease-fire Agreement...

OurWeek in Politics (October 9, 2019-October 16, 2019

Here are the main events that occurred in Politics this week: 1. Vice President Mike Pence, Other Trump Admin. Members, Refuse To Cooperate With House Impeachment Inquiry Against Pres. Trump

The Trump Inquiry Continues

The growing impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump's actions regarding Ukraine took another turn this week when top Congressional Democrats added Vice...

OurWeek in Politics (October 2, 2019-October 9, 2019)

Here are the main events that occurred in Politics this week: 1. Trump Impeachment Inquiry Widens

OurWeek in Politics (September 17, 2019-September 24, 2019

Here are the main events that occurred in Politics this week: 1. House of Representatives Launches Formal Impeachment Inquiry Against President Donald Trump

“China’s Belt and Road Initiative” Video Response

This video by CaspianReport presents an overview of the Chinese Belt and Road Initiative Project. In 2013, Chinese President Xi Jinping announced...

OurWeek In Politics (September 3, 2019-September 10, 2019)

Here are the main events that occurred in Politics this week: 1. Iran Backs Off Of More JCPOA...

OurWeek in Politics (August 27, 2019-September 3, 2019

Here are the main events that occurred in Politics this week: 1. US, Taliban, Reach Preliminary Peace Deal To End Afghan...

Joe Biden Candidate Profile

One of the main candidates running for the Democratic Presidential nomination is former Vice President Joe Biden Background

OurWeek In Politics (August 20, 2019-August 27, 2019)

Here are the main events that occurred in Politics this week: 1. President Donald Trump Places Expanded Tarrifs On China, Encourages...

Bernie Sanders Candidate Profile

One of the frontrunners for the 2020 Democratic nomination is Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont. Background

OurWeek In Politics (August 13, 2019-August 20, 2019)

Here are the main events that occurred in Politics this week: 1. Trump Administration Introduces Regulation Denying Citizenship to Immigrants Who Use...

OurWeek in Politics (July 30, 2019-August 6, 2019)

Here are the main events that occurred in Politics this week: 1. Mass Shootings in US States of Ohio and Texas...

OurWeek in Politics (July 23, 2019-July 30, 2019)

Here are the main events that occurred in Politics this week: 1. Robert Mueller Gives Sweeping Congressional Testimony Regarding Trump Campaign's...

OurWeek In Politics (July 9, 2019-July 16, 2019)

Here are the main events that occurred in Politics this week: 1. US Court of Appeals Finds President Trump's Blocking of Twitter...

Amid Increasing Political Tensions With US, China Boosts Relationship with Russia in Recent Summit Meeting

China and Russia have signed more than US$20 billion of deals to boost economic ties in areas such as technology and energy...

President Trump Announces Deal With Mexico to Forestall Planned Tariff Increases

President Donald Trump backed off his plan to impose tariffs on all Mexican goods and announced through Twitter on June 7 that...

OurWeek In Politics (June 5, 2019-June 12, 2019)

Here are the main events that occurred in Politics this week: 1. President Trump Announces Deal With Mexico to Forestall Planned...

President Trump Preparing Pardons for Servicemen Accused of War Crimes

3 President Donald Trump has indicated that he is considering pardons for several American military members accused or...

Anti-Abortion Bill Reignites Debate Over Reproductive Freedom

On May 15, Alabama Governor Kay Ivey signed into law a controversial abortion bill that would punish doctors who...

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