Island nations battle to have their voices heard at the Paris talksBy Tom Gbean | Echo\ On Monday, 150 world leaders gathered at the COP21 climate talks in Paris to hash out an agreement to curb greenhouse gas emissions. Amidst the cacophony of big players such as the U.S., China […]
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Can Paul Ryan bring balance to Congress?By Tom Gbean | Echo At the age of 45, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) was elected the youngest Speaker of the House on Oct. 29. Ryan began his political career in the House of Representatives when he was elected as a U.S. representative of […]
Japan mends its constitution to allow for a military and causes an uproar among its people in the meantimeJoseph Johns | Echo Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is awaiting the amendment of the country’s Constitution later this week. The controversial bill would allow Japan’s Self-Defense Force (SDF) personnel to play […]
The pope visits the U.S. and lectures Congress about various policy issuesBy Julia Camara | Contributor If you’re not too busy hashtagging Instagram photos of your weekend plans, then take a minute to search #popeinusa. Pope Francis embarked on his first visit to the United States on Sept. 22, making […]
The Senate considers a bill that would give it time to consider a final agreement over Iran’s nuclear program before Obama can decide to waive or suspend sanctions.
Congress discusses Obama’s request to expand anti-ISIL military operations
Obama’s controversial executive order addresses U.S. border problems and attempts to fix U.S. immigration issues. But questions remain about its legality and future effectiveness.
New immigration policy focuses on deporting criminals, not lawful citizens
A look at US midterm election results and the expectations for a Republican-controlled Congress
Analysts believe Republicans will take the Senate, giving them control of both Congressional houses following midterm elections.