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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 (November 9, 2022-November 16, 2022)

Here are the main events that occurred in Politics this week: 1. Defying The Odds, The Democrats Keep Control...

Iran Protests Heat Up, With General Strikes Planned Amid Continued Government Crackdown

Protests swelled in cities across Iran on November 15 following a day of general strikes marking the anniversary of one of the...

Former President Donald Trump Announces 2024 Presidential Bid

Former President Donald Trump, aiming to become only the second commander-in-chief ever elected to two nonconsecutive terms, announced on November 15 night that...

Republicans Gain Control Of House Of Representatives

The Republican Party has won back control of the House of Representatives, giving the creating a toehold to check President Joe Biden...

Democratic Party Retains Senate Control

The Democratic Party kept control of the Senate in the midterm elections, repelling Republican efforts to retake the chamber and making it...

Democrats Hold Key Gubernatorial Races, Increase Gound In State Government

Dispelling predictions of a red wave, Democrats seized complete control of the legislatures in Michigan and Minnesota, and held on to governorships...

OurWeek In Politics (November 2-November 9, 2022

Here are the main events that occurred in Politics this week: 1. Iranian “Parliament” Urges Judiciary To Sentence...

Voters Give President Joe Biden, Democrats, Historically Low Approvals Ahead of Midterm Election

Voters’ approval of President Joe Biden remains deep in negative territory and 70 percent of voters say the country is on the...

President Joe Biden, Former President Donald Trump Rally On Safe Turf On Election Eve

President Joe Biden is staying away from the toughest races on Election Day eve, opting to campaign in safe Democratic territory before...

Iranian “Parliament” Urges Judiciary To Sentence Protesters To Death

A group of 227 members of the Iranian parliament (Majles) has called on the Judiciary to issue death sentences for people arrested...

US Job Growth Declines, Inflation Surges In October

The strong US labor market is showing signs of cooling, with the Labor Department reporting on November 4 a slower pace of...

OurWeek In Politics (February 2, 2022-February 9, 2022)

Here are the main events that occurred in Politics this week 1. New York, New Jersey, & Several...

Supreme Court Upholds Alabama Challenge To Voting Rights Act

The Supreme Court, in a 5-4 decision, allowed a congressional map drawn by Alabama Republicans to remain in place on February 7, freezing a...

House of Representatives Passes Bill to Avert Temporary Government Shutdown

The US House of Representatives on February 8 approved legislation to fund federal government agencies through March 11 and avoid a chaotic shutdown of many...

New York, New Jersey, & Several Other States Rollback Mask Mandates, Other COVID Mandates as Omicron Surge Recedes

Governor Kathy Hochul will drop New York’s stringent indoor mask mandate on February 9, ending a requirement that businesses ask customers for...

January Jobs Report Indicates Improving Economic Outlook Despite Omicron

Job growth rose far more than expected in January despite surging Omicron cases that seemingly sent millions of workers to the sidelines,...

OurWeek In Politics (January 26, 2022-February 2, 2022

Here are the main events that occurred in Politics this week: 1. President Joe Biden Announces Deployment of...

President Joe Biden Announces Deployment of 3,000 US Troops To Europe As Tensions Between Ukraine & Russia Increase

President Biden has approved the deployment of roughly 3,000 additional American troops to Europe "in the coming days", NBC News and The Wall Street Journal confirmed...

US Economic Growth Surged In 2021, Reaching Highest Level Since 1984

The US economy grew 5.7 percent last year, the biggest increase since 1984, according to a January 27 Commerce Department report. That...

Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer Announces Retirement After 27 Years On The Court

Justice Stephen Breyer will step down from the Supreme Court at the end of the current term, according to people familiar with his thinking....

OurWeek In Politics (January 19, 2022-January 26, 2022)

Here are the main events that occurred in Politics this week: 1. CDC: Omicron Cornavirus Variant Less Severe...

Supreme Court Clears Way For Release Of Trump Presidential Records To January 6 House Select Committee

The Supreme Court cleared the way on January 26 for the release of presidential records from the Trump White House to a congressional committee...

CDC: Omicron Cornavirus Variant Less Severe Compared To Earlier Variants

Federal health officials reported on January 25 that the Omicron COVID variant caused less severe illness in hospitalized patients than earlier virus...

Atlanta Prosecutor Begins Investigation Into Former President Donald Trump’s Election Interference Efforts

The Atlanta area prosecutor weighing whether former President Donald Trump and others committed crimes by trying to pressure Georgia election officials has...

OurWeek In Politics (January 12, 2022-January 19, 2022)

Here are the main events that occurred in Politics this week: 1. In A Major Defeat For The...

President Joe Biden Discusses First Year Record, Agenda For 2022 In First News Conference In 10 Months

President Joe Biden escalated his partisan rhetoric on January 19 during his first news conference in 10 months, laying the blame for...

In A Major Defeat For The Demcoratic Party, Voting Rights Legislation Narrowly Fails In Senate

Voting legislation that the Democratic Party and civil rights leaders say is vital to protecting democracy collapsed late on January 19 when two...

Gallup Poll: Republican Party Overtakes Democratic Party In Party Identification For The First Time Since 1991

On average, Americans' political party preferences in 2021 looked similar to prior years, with slightly more US adults identifying as Democrats or...

Omicron Surge Spurs New Coronavirus Relief Push In Congress

Hotels, fitness clubs, tour bus companies, and minor league baseball clubs are part of a long line of businesses seeking billions of...

Inflation Rate In US Hits Highest Level Since 1982

The US Inflation rate hit its fastest pace in nearly four decades last year as pandemic-related supply and demand imbalances, along with...

US Job Growth Drops Sharply In November Amid Coronavirus Omicron Variant Fears, Decline In Stimulus Spending

The US economy created far fewer jobs than expected in November, in a sign that hiring started to slow even ahead of the...

OurWeek In Politics (November 24, 2021-December 1, 2021)

Here are the main events that occurred in Polhttps://ourpolitics.net/what-is-politics/itics this week: 1. Republican Party Cements Control Over Competitive...

President Joe Biden Announces New US Coronavirus Strategy Regarding Omicron Variant

President Joe Biden on November 29 said the new Omicron coronavirus variant is "a cause for concern, not a cause for panic," as federal...

Voter Enthusiasm For Democratic Party Sharply Declines Ahead of 2022 Midterm Elections

Democrats across the party are raising alarms about sinking support among some of their most loyal voters, warning the Biden Administration and congressional...

Negotiations Resume Between Iran, Major World Powers To Revive 2015 Nuclear Agreement

Negotiators in Vienna resumed talks on November 29 over reviving Iran’s 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, with the US taking part at arm’s...

Republican Party Cements Control Over Competitive States Through Gerrymandering Going Into 2022 Elections

The Republican Party is locking in newly gerrymandered maps for the legislatures in four battleground states that are set to secure the party’s control...

OurWeek In Politics (November 17, 2021-November 24, 2021)

Here are the main events that occurred in Politics this week: 1. Biden Administration Announces Plan To Invest...

Biden Administration Seeks To Reinstate Workplace Coronavirus Vaccine Requirement

The Biden administration asked a federal appeals court on November 23 to lift a court-ordered stay on a sweeping workplace coronavirus vaccine rule to...

Amid Rising Energy Costs, Biden Administration Taps Strategic Petroleum Reserve

President Joe Biden said on November 23 that the administration will tap the Strategic Petroleum Reserve as part of a global effort by energy-consuming...

House of Representatives January 6 Select Committee Subpoenas Far-Right Leaders & Groups

The House of Representatives Select Committee investigating the Capitol attack issued subpoenas on November 23 to the leaders of the far-right Proud Boys and...

Biden Administration Announces Plan To Invest Billions In Expanded Coronavirus Vaccine Manufacturing

The Biden Administration is planning to invest billions of dollars to expand US manufacturing capabilities of coronavirus vaccines to increase the supply of doses...

OurWeek In Politics (November 10, 2021-November 17, 2021)

Here are the main events that occurred in Politics this week: 1. Appeals Court Slows January 6 House...

IAE Report: Iran Resuming Production of Advanced Nuclear-Program Parts

Iran has resumed production of equipment for advanced centrifuges at a site the United Nations’ atomic-energy agency has been unable to monitor or gain...

Amid Rising Tensions Between Both Countries, US President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping Hold First Summit Meeting

US President Joe Biden and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping did not produce any big breakthroughs in their more than three-hour virtual summit on...

Appeals Court Slows January 6 House Select Committee’s Effort To Access Trump White House Records

A federal appeals court on November 11 granted a short-term delay in the January 6 select committee’s access to former President Donald Trump’s White...

OurWeek In Politics (November 3, 2021-November 10, 2021)

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

At COP 26 Conference, US and China Issue Joint Pledge To Slow Climate Change

The US and China jolted the United Nations climate summit here with a surprise announcement on November 10, pledging the two countries...

Fifth Circut Court Of Appeals Temporarily Blocks Biden Administration COVID Vaccine Mandate

A federal appeals court temporarily blocked President Joe Biden’s Covid vaccine and testing requirements for private businesses on November 6, just a day after...

US Economy Rebounds For The Month Of October, With ~500,000 Jobs Added & Unemployment Rate Dropping To 4.6%

The US Economy and job market snapped back in October, with nonfarm payrolls rising more than expected while the unemployment rate fell to...

Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill Passes House of Representatives, To Be Signed Into Law By President Biden

The House of Representatives passed a more than $1 trillion Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill late on November 5, sending it to President Joe Biden’s desk in...

OurWeek In Politics (October 26, 2021-November 3, 2021

Here are the main events that occurred in Politics this week: 1. Republican Glenn Youngkin Narrowly Wins Virginia...

In A Bright Spot For The Democratic Party, Georgia Democratic Party Makes Gains In Municipal & Local Elections

Despite losses elsewhere in the country, the Democratic Party gained a net total of more than 40 seats in the local and municipal elections...

Democratic Governor Phil Murphy Narrowly Wins Re-Election In New Jersey

Democratic New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy narrowly fended off an election challenge from Republican former State Senator Jack Ciattarelli, returns showed on November 3,...

Democrat Eric Adams Wins Election As New York City Mayor

Democrat Eric Adams has been elected New York City mayor, defeating Republican Curtis Sliwa on November 2 in a contest far easier than...

Republican Glenn Youngkin Wins Virginia Gubernatorial Election

Republican Glenn Youngkin defeated former Democratic Governor Terry McAuliffe in Virginia's high-profile election on November 2 for governor, flipping control of a state...

Our Week In Politics (September 8, 2021-September 15, 2021)

Here are the main events that occurred in Politics this week 1. President Joe Biden Announces Sweeping Coronavirus...

Report: US Top General Secretly Called China Over Fears Donald Trump Could Spark War During His Final Days In Office

The top US general secretly called his Chinese counterpart twice over concerns then-President Donald Trump could spark a war with China as...

Pennsylvania Republican Lawmakers Approve Wide-Ranging Subpoenas For Personal Information Of 2020 Voters

Republican lawmakers in Pennsylvania on September 15 approved subpoenas for a wide range of data and personal information on voters, advancing a probe...

In Major Victory For Democratic Party, California Governor Gavin Newsom Survives Recall Election

A Republican-led bid to recall Governor Gavin Newsom of California ended in defeat, as Democrats in the nation’s most populous state closed ranks against a small...

President Joe Biden Announces Sweeping Coronavirus Vaccine Mandate Covering Nearly 100 Million Americans

In his most forceful pandemic actions and words, President Joe Biden, on September 9 ordered sweeping new federal vaccine requirements for as...

OurWeek In Politics (August 4, 2021-August 11, 2021)

Here are the main events that occurred in Politics this week: 1. In A Rare Bipartisan Vote,...

In A Rare Bipartisan Vote, US Senate Passes $1.2 Trillion Infrastructure Bill

The Senate gave overwhelming bipartisan approval on August 11 to a $1 trillion infrastructure bill to rebuild the nation’s deteriorating roads and bridges and...

US Economy Adds 900,000 Jobs, Unemployment Falls To 5.4% During The Month of July

Job growth in the US rose in July at its fastest pace in nearly a year despite fears over the Coronavirus Delta variant and...

Ebrahim Raisi Inaugurated As Iranian President

Ebrahim Raisi was sworn in as the new President of Iran on August 5 during an inauguration ceremony in the country's parliament. The 60-year-old...

House of Representatives Passed Bill Establishing Independent Commission To Investigate January 6 Insurrection

The House of Representatives voted on May 19 to approve legislation to establish an independent commission to investigate the violent insurrection on January 6...

OurWeek In Politics (May 12, 2021-May 19, 2021)

Here are the main events that occurred in Politics this week: 1. CDC Ends Mask Mandate For Individuals...

Iranian Presidential Elections Heats Up As Two Main Contenders Register

Two of the main contenders to become the next Iranian President, Iranian judiciary chief Ebrahim Raisi and former parliament speaker Ali Larijani,...

CDC: People Vaccinated Against Coronavirus Not Required To Wear Masks Anymore

People fully vaccinated against Coronavirus do not need to wear masks or practice social distancing indoors or outdoors, except under certain circumstances,...

Despite Decline In Coronavirus Cases, New Jersey Struggling To Manage Pandemic

New Jersey Health officials say the state is still "struggling" to manage the pandemic since the latest data shows New Jersey remains...

President Joe Biden Unveils Infrastructure Reform Proposal

President Joe Biden unveiled a more than $2 trillion infrastructure package on March 31 as his administration shifts its focus to bolstering the post-pandemic economy. The...

OurWeek In Politics (March 10, 2021-March 17, 2021)

Here are the main events that occurred in Politics this week: 1.Former President Donald Trump To Decide On...

Biden Administration Crafting Plan To Reset US Ties With Palestine

According to an internal draft memo, the Biden administration is crafting a plan aimed at resetting US ties with Palestine that all...

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy Announces School Reopening Plan

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy urged more New Jersey schools to return to in-person learning on March 17, just days after rallying parents placed...

Former President Donald Trump To Decide On 2024 Presidential Run After Midterm Elections

Former President Donald Trump said on March 16 he would decide whether to make another run for the Presidency after congressional elections...

OurWeek In Politics (February 24, 2021-March 11, 2021)

Here are the main events that occurred in Politics over the past two weeks: 1. Congress Gives Final...

Amid Surge In Border Crossings, Biden Administration Reinstitutes Program To Help Migrant Minors Reunite With Families

President Joe Biden moved to help children fleeing violence in Central America on March 10 even as he grappled with a surge...

Congress Gives Final Approval Of Coronavirus Relief Bill

The US House of Representatives gave final approval on March 10 to one of the most significant economic stimulus measures in American...

US Economy Adds 379,000 Jobs In February, Unemployment Drops To 6.2%

The US Economy added 379,000 jobs in February, roundly beating economists’ estimates of 210,000, and indicating that one year into the Coronavirus...

Former President Donald Trump CPAC Speech Analysis

In a February 28 speech to close out the Conservative Political Action Conference, former President Donald Trump teased his political future and repeated...

OurWeek In Politics (February 17, 2021-February 24, 2021)

Here are the main events that occurred in Politics this week: 1. Supreme Court Sets Stage For Release...

New Jersey Ratifies Legislation Legalizing Marijuana

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed legislation on February 22 making New Jersey the latest state to legalize marijuana for recreational use, but...

Supreme Court denies election appeal from Pennsylvania Republicans

The US Supreme Court on February 22 brought a formal end to eight lingering disputes pursued by former President Donald Trump and...

Supreme Court Sets Stage For Release Of Trump Tax Returns

Former President Donald Trump suffered a major setback on February 22 in his long quest to conceal details of his finances as...

President Joe Biden Draws A Sharp Contrast With Trump Era In Presidential Debut On World Stage

US President Joe Biden, on February 19, drew a sharp contrast with the foreign policy of his much-derided predecessor, Donald Trump, and...

Monmouth County, NJ 2021 Scorecard

The results are in! Local politics affects us all. For greater transparency in county politics, we will analyze New Jersey's County System...

OurWeek In Politics (February 10, 2021-February 17, 2021)

Here are the main events that occurred in Politics this week: 1.Former President Donald Trump Acquitted In Second...

Biden Administration Begins Exploring The Concept Of Slavery Reparations

President Joe Biden supports a study on whether descendants of enslaved people in the United States should receive Reparations, White House spokeswoman...

With Trump’s impeachment trial over, President Joe Biden Discusses His Ambitious Agenda In CNN Town Hall Address

President Joe Biden expressed optimism on February 16 that most US schools would be open by late spring and vowed to continue...

Former President Donald Trump Acquitted In Second Impeachment Trial

On February 13, the US Senate voted to acquit former President Donald Trump on a charge of incitement of insurrection despite significant...

President Joe Biden Begins Process To Close Down Guantanamo Bay Military Prison

President Joe Biden’s aides have launched a formal review of the US military prison at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba, reviving the Obama-era...

Iranian Government Demands ‘Action’ From Biden Administration To Revive Nuclear Deal

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei demanded “action, not words” from the US if it wants to revive the Joint Comprehensive Plan...

OurWeek In Politics (January 26, 2021-February 3, 2021)

Here are the main events that occurred in Politics this week: 1. Democrats Being Formulating Coronavirus Relief Package

Dozens of Former Bush Administration Officials Leave Republican Party, Calling It A “Trump Cult

Dozens of Republicans who served in former President George W. Bush’s administration are leaving the Republican Party, dismayed by a failure of...

CDC Implements Sweeping Order Mandating Masks On Public Transportation AS Coronavirus Cases Surge

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a sweeping order late on January 28 requiring the use of face...

President Joe Biden Begins Rollback Of Hardline Trump-Era Immigration Policies

US President Joe Biden on February 2 ordered a review of asylum processing at the US-Mexico border and the immigration system as...

Democrats Being Formulating Coronavirus Relief Package

Democrats in Congress on February 2 took the first steps toward advancing President Joe Biden’s proposed $1.9 trillion Coronavirus aid plan without...

OurWeek In Politics (December 30, 2020-January 6, 2021)

Happy 2021! Here are the main events that occurred in Politics this week: 1. 117th Congress Sworn In

Pro-Donald Trump Rioters Storm Capitol In Attempted Coup

Pro-Donald Trump rioters overwhelmed the Capitol Police and stormed Congress on January 6, interrupting the certification of Joe Biden’s Electoral College win...

Georgia Senate Runoff Election Analysis

Democrats won both Georgia Senate seats, and with them, the US Senate majority, as final votes were counted on January 6, serving...

117th US Congress Sworn In

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was reelected to lead the chamber as the 117th Congress convened on January 4, with the California Democrat...

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