US News

Tuesday, April 23, 2013 - 1:00pm

            April is Child Abuse Awareness Month, and there are many reasons to support children in need. In 2007, there were approximately 149,000 reported cases of child abuse reported in the United States, Puerto Rico, and Washington DC (Child Abuse Fact Sheet). There are many reasons to get involved and help the children who are in need of support.

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.

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.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012 - 12:00am
Romney bows out - Obama Prevails
Watch what may be the last speech of Mitt Romney's political career.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012 - 10:45pm
Barack Obama in Madison - November 5th Tonight, President Barack Obama is re-elected to another four years as President of the United States. After months of campaigning, billions of dollars spent, three unusually intense debates and several thousand television ads aired, the almost to close to call election turned in to a big win for Obama. Today ushers in a new era in history, for America and the world.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012 - 10:00am

Today is election day 2012. Get out and vote for the next President of the United States.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 - 12:30pm

With less than one week to go until the Presidential election, campaigning from both sides has eased a bit as the destruction from Hurricane Sandy takes center stage. During the severe storm Governor Romney and the President put campaigning on hold to focus on more important matters. Romney was back in Florida today giving speeches while Mr. Obama performed his Presidential duties and surveyed East Coast damage with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie.

Friday, October 26, 2012 - 7:00am

If you live in the United States, chances are very good that you have heard GOP Presidential candidate Mitt Romney talk about the 12 million new jobs he will create if he is elected. He talks about it a lot, and he is certain he can do it. Romney claims that his 25 years of business experience is what the country needs and is what will enable him to create so many jobs and increase American's take home pay. Sounds pretty ambitious. But wait, it's not.