Current Events

Monday, September 10, 2012 - 1:00pm
Listen to the complete DNC Speech by President Barack Obama.

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Tuesday, September 4, 2012 - 1:15pm

Although the major political parties in the U.S. continue to be a driving force behind much of what goes on in politics, their influence seems to be weakening. Until 2002 political parties could accept unlimited contributions from various sources and use that money to further campaigns. Now, laws restrict contributions so money is funneled elsewhere-to outside groups and super PACs. These outside groups are now responsible for major campaign ads, research and reaching out to voters. So, what exactly is the role of a party in today's political climate?

Friday, August 31, 2012 - 11:15am

Last night GOP candidate for President, Mitt Romney attempted to convey the message that he is the man who will put America back on track. Criticizing President Obama's failed policies and inability to bring congress together in a bi-partisan way, he said that the President has had his chance. Many agreed that Romney needed to use his speech to connect with everyday people and present himself as a man who will work for the middle class. But did he?

Monday, August 27, 2012 - 7:00pm

Pennsylvania Senate candidate Tom Smith (R) is the next to speak out about rape, this time comparing getting pregnant from rape to “having a child out of wedlock”. He is the second Republican to make controversial remarks about rape in the last couple weeks, this one falling on the first day of the Republican National Convention. Once again, this is not what Mitt Romney and other GOP leaders want to be headlining their nomination party.

Monday, August 20, 2012 - 6:15pm

Missouri Republican Senate candidate Todd Akin is under fire and being asked to withdraw from the race for his remarks regarding 'legitimate rape'. The Republican Party is strongly urging Akin to review what is best for himself, his family and the Party as a whole. Both President Obama and Mitt Romney have said Akin's remarks are unacceptable and extremely offensive. Akin says he will stay in the race, claiming he is not the first politician to suffer from "foot in mouth syndrome".