Political Turmoil

Illinois Financial Crisis: State Debt, Pension Liabilities, and Tax Hikes Led to Economic Decline

Illinois Financial Crisis

The Illinois financial crisis is not yet over. The state government is in debt, with $9.0 billion in unpaid bills that the state has already received, and $7.5 billion in unpaid bills that the government has yet to receive. So, the total unpaid bills for Illinois add up to $16.5 billion. This giant backlog of bills tripled (more…)

Oprah vs. Trump: Winfrey Outpaces President in Rating Contest

Oprah vs. Trump

On January 7, 2018, Oprah Winfrey gave a powerful speech when receiving the Cecil B. deMille Award at the Golden Globe Awards show. In her speech, there was a strong message about people standing strong on their own two feet. After the speech, there was speculation that Oprah the media mogul would run as a (more…)

Trump Most Unpopular 2nd-Year President Ever; 38% of America Voters Think Country Heading Down Right Track

Trump Unpopular

Despite strong economic data, low unemployment, and soaring stock prices, President Donald Trump’s approval ratings continue to languish near record lows. In fact, Trump is the most unpopular president to ever enter his second year in office. And his popularity is waning. According to one poll, 38% of American likely voters think the U.S. is (more…)

Trump Border Wall Push Comes While Political Tension Remains High

President Donald Trump’s famous plan for a border wall is serving to create an even bigger divide among Congress than we witnessed in 2017, as Senators and House members look toward potential bipartisan legislation on immigration despite the president’s outcries. The Trump border wall has long been a sticking point for Democrats on any immigration (more…)

Trump’s Approval Rating Craters to Record Low 32%

President Trump

President Donald Trump’s approval rating has taken another hit. According to poll conducted by Monmouth University between Sunday and Tuesday, just 32% of American voters approve of the job Trump is doing as president. Meanwhile, 56% say they disapprove of the way president Trump is handling the country. This is Trump’s lowest approval rating since (more…)