Obama Under Pressure to Pardon Snowden

Edward Snowden, a whistleblower to some and a traitor to others, is once again all over the news, but for something other than the release of the new biographical political thriller film, Snowden. As Snowden’s…

US and Russia Agree to New Ceasefire

After weeks of intense negotiations between top officials from both nations, the United States and Russia have finally agreed on a comprehensive ceasefire concerning the civil war in Syria. According to major sources, the ceasefire…

The Current Conflict in Ukraine

Image Courtesy of: ABC News The image above shows independence square in Kiev, Ukraine’s Capital, after the protests. Ukraine was part of the Soviet Union until the end of the Cold War. In those years,…

National News: The Government Shutdown of 2013

Background The US Congress regulates government spending through appropriations legislation. When and if Congress fails to approve the budget for the upcoming fiscal year, a funding gap is created, resulting in a federal government shutdown.…