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The First 100 Days

What will the Trump administration's legacy be?

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Politics

Truth – or Alternative Facts?

Since Donald Trump was sworn in as President, his statements have been closely monitored by the media for their “truthfulness.” Actually, it started during the Presidential campaign, when many reporters wrote stories about the alleged lies he told. But those... Continue Reading →

Who’s in the Cabinet?

Once a President has been sworn in, he nominates people to serve in his Cabinet. Cabinet members, called Secretaries, are tasked with leading departments, developing policies, providing advice and carrying out the President's mandate. In short, they are very powerful... Continue Reading →

The Next Supreme Court Justice

  The Supreme Court of the United States February 2016 There are many decisions that a new President needs to make, and many responsibilities. One of the more important ones is the selection of a Supreme Court Justice. In the... Continue Reading →

How do you feel about immigrants and refugees?

Prior to the election of Donald Trump, the immigration polices of Canada and the United States were similar, although Canada has always had a reputation for accepting and welcoming more refugees and immigrants. At the height of the Syrian refugee... Continue Reading →

What’s in a number?

Inauguration Day. It should be one of the happiest and easiest days of a Presidency. After all, it’s really just about swearing an oath, parading through downtown Washington and figuring out how to get to 14 balls in one night.... Continue Reading →

The First 100 Days

The first 100 days is a term that refers to the accomplishments and successes of a first-term United States President. The time frame is considered to be when the President has the greatest influence and power, and thus can “get things... Continue Reading →

Executive Orders

Once a new President is sworn in, he can sign what are called Executive Orders,  legally binding documents that dictate government policy or are used to delegate and direct government agencies and departments. What were Trump’s first Executive Orders? First,... Continue Reading →

How to Make Friends with the Media

U.S. Press Secretary Sean Spicer holds his first media availability on January 21, 2017, following the inauguration of Donald Trump. Instead of using the opportunity to talk strategy, share policy plans or build a relationship with reporters, he takes the... Continue Reading →

The Ban

Even given everything we know about Donald Trump, that he is reactionary, boastful, short-sighted and prone to acting before fully thinking out the implications of his actions, the announcement he made on January 27 stunned the world. The new President... Continue Reading →

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