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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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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,...

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,...

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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...