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Era of gun violence research emerges in New York, Washington

Henry Bendon, Staff Reporter

March 30, 2018

After the shooting in Parkland, Florida put school shootings and gun violence back into the national spotlight, the March For Our Lives movement has brought legislation on the issue back into the realm of possibility. One of the many issues involved in crafting gun reform legislation, however, is lack o...

Beyond the Bubble

Henry Bendon, Staff Reporter

January 25, 2018

Last Friday, after battling over funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) in an effort to affect Democratic senators’ immigration priorities, the federal government ran out of money and shut down. Congress stayed in session over the weekend, but on Monday non-essential government employees were furloughed, with the federal employees that did come in to work doing so for free. The shutdown didn’t last long, however. Republican...

International stories to focus on

Henry Bendon, Staff Reporter

November 17, 2017

Condemnations of Roy Moore Continue On Tuesday, House Speaker Paul Ryan joined the ranks of congressional Republicans calling on Roy Moore, Alabama’s Republican Senate Nominee, to end his candidacy. This comes on the heels of revelations that Moore had pursued sexual relationships with multiple tee...

Virginia election gives Democrats hope

Henry Bendon, Staff Reporter

November 9, 2017

Voters in Virginia elected Ralph Northam, the democratic lieutenant governor as the 73rd governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Northam received 53.9 percent of the vote and defeated his opponent Ed Gillespie by nine points in an election many viewed as the first legitimate referendum on President Donald ...

Updates on revolutions in Catalonia, Kurdistan

Henry Bendon, Staff Reporter

October 27, 2017

Catalonia update: Three weeks ago, voters in Catalonia, a region in northeastern Spain containing the city of Barcelona, voted 90 to eight percent in favor of separating from Spain and becoming an independent republic, according to the Catalan government. The vote was declared unconstitutional by t...

Vice President Mike Pence walks out of NFL game in protest, costing taxpayers

Henry Bendon, Staff Reporter

October 13, 2017

When Vice President Mike Pence walked into Lucas Oil Stadium last Sunday he had no intention of saying for the game. Pence had promised before he attended that if any players protested during the national anthem, he would leave. Considering the matchup, the San Francisco 49ers versus the Indianapolis C...

International News Roundup

Henry Bendon, Staff Reporter

October 6, 2017

There were independence referendums in Spain and the Middle East, an entire U.S. Territory over a week without power, same sex marriage in Germany and a secret sonic weapon attacking U.S. spies in Cuba. Beyond the Bubble returns to catch you up on some news stories you may have missed in the last wee...

“The Nuclear Option”: What’s happening Washington lately

Henry Bendon, Staff reporter

April 14, 2017

The news bulletin with the most deadly sounding name out of Washington last week was not the 59 missiles fired on a Syrian airbase or any other kind of military venture. It was the nickname given to a change in Senate procedure carried out by Senate Republicans that changed the number of votes needed to e...

White House news recapped, political science professors give their take

Controversies around Trump adminstration continues in March, as Trump accused Obama for wiretapping, the President issued his second travel band, and FBI launched an investigation on Russia's involvement during the election.

Henry Bendon, Staff Reporter

March 24, 2017

At the end of February, President Donald Trump addressed the Congress with a speech that was well-regarded by a large portion of the country. Polling had the speech at a 70 percent approval rating and many media outlets were referring to Trump’s actions as presidential, a term many media outlets have ...

Campus Reacts To Trump Inauguration

Henry Bendon, Staff Reporter

January 27, 2017

Anmol Nigam The reaction last Friday to the inauguration of the 45th President of the United States, Donald Trump, was rather subdued. Unlike the events of the following day, which featured Case Western Reserve University students marching in both Cleveland and Washington D.C., activities of any kind, from celebration to protest, were fairly...

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