Current Events

Sunday, December 23, 2012 - 1:15pm

  With the threat of a “fiscal cliff” looming and only one week for our legislators in Washington to come to an agreement, this important economic issue leaves many Americans with questions. How did we get here? What effect will this have on our fragile economy? What can be done to prevent another recession?

Friday, December 14, 2012 - 10:30am

U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Susan Rice, has ended her bid for Secretary of State. In an effort to avoid a long, drawn out battle with the GOP, Rice telephoned President Obama yesterday afternoon and gave him the news. Although the President has had nothing but the best to say about Rice, he probably knows he sits in a much better position now, with a lot less to worry about. Many Republicans have voiced their criticism of Rice over her handling of the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Libya which killed ambassador Chris Stevens.

Monday, December 10, 2012 - 12:15pm


After 19 months of marriage, Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, are expecting their first child. William and Catherine’s modern day fairytale has brought attention to the modernizing of traditional laws regarding the British monarchy. Recently, changes have been made to the law so that William and Catherine’s first born child can inherit the British throne regardless of its gender.


Sunday, December 2, 2012 - 8:15am


Just 26 days have passed since the monumental presidential election, and some candidates are already looking ahead to the 2014 Senate Races. Last Thursday, former South Dakota Governor Mike Rounds announced his bid for the US Senate seat that is currently held by Tim Johnson, a Democrat. Representative Shelly Moore Capito, a Republican, also announced that she will run against Senator Jay Rockefellar, a Democrat (Steinhauser).


Monday, November 12, 2012 - 12:15pm
In the days following the 2012 Presidential election, news broke of the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, David Petraeus, abruptly resigning over an extramarital affair. As of today, further investigation has determined that the affair may actually pose national security threats. The tangled web of events began when Jill Kelley, 37, a friend of the Petraeus family notified an FBI agent that she was receiving harassing emails. Agents quickly uncovered that the emails were coming from Paula Broadwell, the Director's biographer. While digging through Ms.