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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...

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...

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...

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

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...

OurWeek in Politics (11/20-11/27/18)

Here are the main events that occurred in Politics this week: 1. Federal Judge Rules Against Trump Administration's New Immigration Policy A federal judge on November...

OurWeek in Politics (11/6-11/13/18)

Here are the main events that occurred in Politics this week: 1. In Stunning Rebuke of Trump Administration, The Democrats Retake House of Representatives The...

OurWeek In Politics (10/30-11/6/8)

Here are the main events that occurred in Politics this week: 1. Trump Administration Reimposes Sanctions Against Iran Described as the "biggest series of sanctions ever...

OurWeek In Politics (10/22-10/29/18)

Here are the main events that occurred in Politics this week: 1. Florida Trump Supporter Charged With Attempting to Assassinate Democratic Party Leaders With Pipe...

OurWeek in Politics (10/8-10/15/18)

Here are the main events that occurred in Politics this week: 1. Diplomatic Rift Emerges Between Saudi Arabia and Turkey Regarding the Possible Assassination of...

OurWeek in Politics (10/1-10/8/18)

Here are the main events that occurred in Politics this week: 1. Brett Kavanaugh Confirmed to the Supreme Court By a Close Senate Vote The Senate...

OurWeek in Politics (9/18-9/25/18)

Here are the main events that occurred in Politics this week: 1. North and South Korea Hold Summit, Commit to "Era of No War" In their...

OurWeek In Politics (9/11-9/18/18

Here are the main events that occurred in Politics this week: 1. Former Trump Aide Paul Manafort pleads guilty and agrees to cooperate with Mueller...

OurWeek in Politics (9/3-9/10/18)

Here are the main events that occurred in Politics this week: 1. Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court Confirmation Hearings Begin The Senate confirmation hearing of President Donald...

OurWeek In Politics (8/27-9/2/18)

Here are the main events that occurred in Politics this week: 1. Myanmar Government Accused By UN of committing Genocide Against Rohingya Muslims Myanmar’s military government...

OurWeek In Politics (8/19-8/26/18)

Here are the main events that occurred in Politics this week: 1. Two of President Trump's Aides Convicted For Various Crimes On August 21, Michael Cohen,...

OurWeek In Politics (8/5-8/13/18)

Here are the main events that occurred in Politics this week: 1. US Re-imposes Sanctions On Iran Three Months After Withdraw From Nuclear Agreement On August...

OurWeek In Politics (7/15-7/22/18)

Here are the main events that occurred in Politics this week 1. President Donald Trump, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Meet in Helinski For Controversial Summit Amid...

OurWeek In Politics (7/8-7/15/18)

Here are the main events that occurred in Politics this week: 1. President Donald Trump Selects Brett Kavanaugh As His Supreme Court Nominee In a prime-time...

OurWeek In Politics (6/25-7/1/18)

Here are the main events that occurred in Politics this week: 1. Supreme Court Upholds Trump Executive Order Banning Travel & Immigration To/From Six Muslim...

OurWeek In Politics (6/18-6/24/18)

Here are the main events that occurred in Politics this week: 1. President Donald Trump Signs Immigration Executive Order Meant to Curtail the Separation of...

OurWeek in Politics (6/2-6/10/18)

Here are the main events that occurred in Politics this week: 1. President Donald Trump Alienates American's Allies at G7 Summit Due to Erratic Behavior,...

OurWeek In Politics (5/20-5/27/18)

Here are the main events that occurred in Politics this week: 1. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Puts Forward New Trump Administration Policy Towards Iran ...

OurWeek in Politics (4/7-4/14/18)

Here are the main events that occurred in Politics this week: 1. US, UK, and France Bomb Syria Over Chemical Weapons Attack The US and...

OurWeek In Politics (3/25-4/1/18)

Here are the main events that occurred in Politics this week: 1. US Expels 60 Russian diplomats in Response to UK nerve agent attack The Trump...

OurWeek in Politics (3/11-3/18/18)

Here are the main events that occurred in Politics this week: 1. President Donald Trump Fires Secretary of State Rex Tillerson On March 13, President Donald...

What is Politics?

Politics (meaning "affairs of the cities" in Greek) is the process of making decisions that apply to members of a group. It refers to...

OurWeek In Politics (2/11-2/18/18)

Here are the main events that occurred in Politics this week: 1. Florida School Shooting Leave 17 Dead, 15 Wounded On February 14, a mass shooting...

OurWeek In Politics (1/28-2/3/18)

Here are the main events in Politics that occurred this week 1. President Donald Trump Give First "State of the Union" Address On January 30, President...

OurWeek In Politics (12/24-12/30/17)

Here are the main events in Politics that occurred this week: 1. Major Protests Break Out in Iran Anti-government protests in Iran broke out this...

OurWeek in Politics (12/9-12/16/17)

Here Are the main events in Politics that occurred this week: 1. Democrat Doug Jones Wins Alabama Special Election Race In a major upset, Democratic candidate...

OurWeek in Politics (12/2-12/9/17)

Here are the main events that occurred in Politics this week: 1. President Donald Trump Recognizes Jerusalem as the Capitol of Israel President Donald Trump...

OurWeek in Politics (11/5-11/11/17)

Here are the main events in Politics that occurred over the past week: 1. Democrats Sweep Virginia and New Jersey Gubernatorial Elections Voters in Virginia and...

OurWeek In Politics (10/14/10/21/17)

Here are the main events in Politics that occurred over the past week: 1. NJ Gubernatorial Elections Heats Up In The Final Stretch The ongoing gubernatorial...

Our Week In Politics #9 (10/8-10/15/17)

Here are the main events in Politics that occurred over the past week: 1. President Donald Trump Decertifies The Iran Nuclear Deal On October 13,...

OurWeek in Politics #8 (9/16-9/23/17)

Here are the main events in Politics that occurred over the past week: 1. President Trump Gives First Speech Before The United Nations President Donald...

OurWeek in Politics #7 (9/9-9/16/17)

Here are the main events in Politics that occurred over the past week: 1. Push to Repeal "Obamacare" Resumes in the Senate Republican Senators Lindsey...

OurWeek in Politics #6 (9/2-9/9/17)

Here are the main events in Politics that occurred over the past week: 1. President Trump Ends the DACA Program President Donald Trump stirred some...

OurWeek in Politics #5 (8/26-9/2/17)

Here are the main events in Politics that occurred over the past week: 1. President Donald Trump Puts Forward Tax Reform Proposal President Donald Trump...

OurWeek in Politics #4 (8/19-8/26/17)

Here are the main events in Politics that occurred over the past week: 1. Trump Impeachment Talk Begins to Gain Traction in Congress Congressman Steve...

OurWeek in Politics #3 (8/12-8/19/17)

Here are the main events in Politics that occurred over the past week: 1. NJ Congressional Members Lead Push for Legislative Changes After the Charlottesville Incident ...

OurWeek in Politics #2 (8/5-8/12/17)

Here are the main events in Politics that occurred over the past week: 1. Tensions Between North Korea & The US Heat Up Tensions between...

OurWeek in Politics #1 (7/31-8/5/17)

Here are the major events in Politics that occurred over the past week: 1. Court Revives Bridgegate Records Suit The Bridgegate scandal was back in the news...

“The Elusive Republic” Book Review

Throughout the 1980 book The Elusive Republic: Political Economy in Jeffersonian America, Drew McCoy attempts to explore the competing economic visions in the U.S....

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OurWeek In Politics (December 7, 2022-December 14, 2022)

Here are the main events that occurred in Politics this week 1.Iran Executes First Protestor Linked To Ongoing...

UN Removes Iran From Women’s Rights Commission Due To Human Rights Violations

The United Nations voted to oust Iran from the Commission on the Status of Women because it “continuously undermines and increasingly suppresses...

US Approves Patriot Missle Transfer To Ukraine

The US is poised to approve sending its most advanced ground-based air defense system to Ukraine, responding to the country’s urgent request to help...

Senator Krysten Sinema Switches Parties From Democrat To Independent, Dealing A Major Blow To Demcoratic Senate Control

Arizona Senator Kyrsten Sinema is changing her party affiliation to independent, delivering a jolt to Democrats’ narrow majority and Washington along with it....