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Capstone of Trump’s 100 days

President Donald Trump speaks during the NRA-ILA Leadership Forum at Georgia World Congress Center. Photo by Hyosub Shin

Story by Ricky Cooks, indepth editor

May 3, 2017

One hundred days have passed since the ground-shaking inauguration of President Donald Trump. On that Inaugural Day, millions of people around the world were either rejoicing or cursing the ground they stood on. Tensions were high, and regardless of how you saw the situation, emotions were rampant. Overall,...

A nuclear confirmation

Justice Anthony Kennedy swears in Neil Gorsuch as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court during a ceremony at the White House Rose Garden April 10, 2017 in Washington, D.C.

Story by John Debenport, staff writer

April 10, 2017

Four hundred and twenty two days, two nominees and the triggering of the nuclear option later, the seat left vacant by the passing of the renowned Justice Antonin Scalia has been filled. Neil Gorsuch, nominated by president Donald Trump, was confirmed by the United States Senate to be the 113th Supreme ...

Trump orders missile strike on Syrian air base

Guided missile destroyer the USS Sterett launches a Tomahawk missile. President Trump authorized 59 Tomahawk missiles to be launched against a Syrian air base on April 6, 2017. Photo by U.S. Navy

Story by Colton Johnson, feature editor

April 7, 2017

Thursday evening, President Trump ordered a military launch of 59 Tomahawk missiles on a Syrian government air base. The launch was purported to be in retaliation to the chemical airstrike on the northern edge of Khan Sheikhoun Tuesday morning which killed at least 86 innocent people, including 26 c...

Gorsuch completes Senate hearing

Judge Neil Gorsuch goes through his confirmation hearing by the Senate Judiciary Committee to see if he will be the next U.S. Supreme Court Justice on March 22, 2017 in Washington, D.C. Photo by Christy Bowe/Globe Photos

Story by Ricky Cooks, in-depth editor

March 23, 2017

The confirmation a U.S. Supreme Court Justice is a rare and involved process: loads of attention and several dozen questions are all thrown towards one person. In this case, it is Neil Gorsuch, President Trump’s nominee to hold the distinguished position. Gorsuch delivered a patriotic speech to the room on Monday, the first day of hi...

Trump’s first congressional speech incongruent with past appearances

President Trump chats with Speaker of the House Paul Ryan and Vice President Mike Pence. Both men were present for Trump's first congressional speech Tuesday, and were seated directly behind him. Photo by Caleb Smith

Story by Raga Justin, editor in chief

March 2, 2017

The president delivered his highly anticipated first speech to Congress Tuesday, leading many to speculate whether he would retain the inflammatory style of previous public appearances or opt for a more dignified approach. It turned out to be the latter. As Congress and America watched, President...

Trump’s travel ban issued then halted

Abdullah Al Rifaie is interviewed by journalists after being greeted at Los Angeles International Airport by family a week after he was stuck outside the U.S. as part of the Trump administration travel ban. Photo by Robert Gauthier

Story by Ricky Cooks, in-depth editor

February 10, 2017

“Whenever the President finds that the entry of any aliens or of any class of aliens into the United States would be detrimental to the interests of the United States, he may by proclamation, and for such period as he shall deem necessary, suspend the entry of all aliens or any class of aliens as imm...

DeVos confirmed as Secretary of Education despite controversy

Students protest against President-elect Donald J. Trump's nominee for education secretary, Betsy DeVos, on Jan. 19, 2017 in Portland, Ore.

Story by Jillian Cheney, editor in chief

February 9, 2017

Betsy DeVos was confirmed by the Senate on Feb. 7 to be the Secretary of Education. The vote was 51-50, won with a historic tie-break vote from Vice President Mike Pence. The main concern with her nomination was that DeVos has no experience with public education as a teacher or an administrator. ...

Gorsuch nominated for Supreme Court

Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil M. Gorsuch speaks in the East Room of the of White House in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017. Photo by Olivier Douliery

Story by Ricky Cooks, in-depth editor

February 9, 2017

President Donald Trump announced Judge Neil Gorsuch as his nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court on Jan. 31. Upon the death of Justice Antonin Scalia in 2016, the search for his successor in the U.S. Supreme Court has been a controversial issue. In March of 2016, President Barack Obama nominated Judge Merric...

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