Backlash over Controversial Remarks Made by the View

[dropcap]S[/dropcap]oon after the ABC program The View made degrading remarks toward a Miss America contestant for wearing nurse scrubs and a stethoscope, sponsors of the program began to pull their ads from the show. On Monday, September 22, View co-hosts Michelle Collins and Joy Behar ridiculed Miss Colorado Kelley Johnson for appearing on the previous night’s broadcast of the Miss America pageant wearing her nurse’s uniform. Collins stated that Johnson “shockingly, did not win” after she “came out in a nurse’s uniform and basically read her emails out loud,” (Pallotta, 2015, para.3). Following this insulting remark,…

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IRAN NUCLEAR DEAL UNDER FIRE AT CAPITOL HILL

In opposition to the controversial Iran Nuclear Deal, hundreds of Americans gathered at the Stop Iran Rally held in Washington D.C on September 9. The event, held at Capitol Hill, featured addresses from GOP presidential candidates Ted Cruz and Donald Trump along with speeches from commentators Glenn Beck and Mark Levin. Impassionedly, Senator Ted Cruz (R-Tx) implored Congress to veto the Deal, stating that “this Iranian nuclear deal is catastrophic.” He also stated that those who vote to uphold the Deal “bear direct responsibility for the murders carried out [by Jihadists] with the dollars that…

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Framework of Iran’s Nuclear Program Has Been Reached

[dropcap]O[/dropcap]n April 2, President Obama announced the framework of an agreement with Iran on their nuclear program that will be finalized at the end of June. Speaking of the agreement in an address, the President outlined the framework reached with Iran, including the provisions of placing “strict limits on Iran’s nuclear program for a decade” and the placing of a fifteen year block on Iran’s “building [of] new facilities or stockpiling materials”. The President also spoke of the “unprecedented” access given to international inspectors, stating that if “Iran cheats the world…

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Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl Charged with Desertion

[dropcap]C[/dropcap]olonel Daniel King of the U.S Army Forces Command announced on March 25th that Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl is going to be charged for two violations of the Uniform Code of Military Justice.  King stated that Bergdahl is facing charges for “desertion with intent to shirk important or hazardous duty” as well as for “misbehavior before the enemy by endangering the safety of a command unit or place.” If convicted of the latter count, Berdahl could face life in prison.  The revelations come nearly a year after the White House freed the…

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Senator Cruz Announces Candidacy for 2016 Presidential Race

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he field of Republican candidates vying for a run for the White House has slowly began to take shape with Texas Senator Ted Cruz announcing on Monday, March 23rd, that he is running for president.   Minutes after midnight on Monday, Cruz tweeted his intention to run for president along with posting a campaign video. It wasn’t until his address at Liberty University at Lynchburg, Virginia, later that day; however, that Cruz officially proclaimed his candidacy.  Speaking to an enthusiastic crowd, Cruz opened his address by relating the struggles of his…

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Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Under Legal Scrutiny for Emails

[dropcap]R[/dropcap]evelations that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton used a private email account to conduct all government business during her tenure as Secretary of State has raised questions of possible criminal activity. During the week of March 2nd, news broke that Clinton had potentially violated Federal law both in her use of the private email and in the subsequent deletion of emails from the account that may have contained government material. Those doubting the legality of her actions point to 18 U.S Code Section 2071B that states that whoever “willfully…

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Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu Addresses Congress

[dropcap]S[/dropcap]peaking before a joint session of Congress on March 3rd, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed his fears that recent nuclear negotiation discussions with Iran will leave the nation with an opportunity to develop nuclear weapons. The Prime Minister warned in his speech that the acquirement of these weapons would be catastrophic to the survival of Israel and pose a “grave threat” to the world. First addressing the controversy regarding his appearance before Congress among partisan lines, the Prime Minister stated that the “remarkable alliance between Israel and the United…

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Give Bags For Today’s Slaves: A Drive to Stop Human Trafficking

[dropcap]D[/dropcap]uring the week of March 16-20, Wilmington College students will be running “Gift Bags for Today’s Slave,” a drive to receive donations for End Slavery Cincinnati.  This week will include students tabling in Pyle on Tuesday and Thursday, as well as a speaker who will discuss human trafficking in McCoy on Wednesday at 7 p.m. Several Wilmington College students have grown an interest in the topic of human trafficking awareness and prevention.  Amanda Kratzer, one of the students running the drive, was asked what interested her in starting Gift Bags…

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Governor Kasich Delivers 2015 State of the State Address in Wilmington

[dropcap][/dropcap]This past Tuesday, February 24, Ohio Governor John Kasich delivered his annual State of the State Address at the town of his choosing, Wilmington, Ohio. Speaking to an enthusiastic and welcoming crowd at the Roberts Center, Kasich explained that while visiting Wilmington during his 2010 political campaign, he witnessed the economic hardships and “devastation” endured by the community. Kasich stated that the people of Wilmington “worked hard, but one day the rug was pulled from under them” in the loss of savings, homes, and security.  Kasich also discussed his emotional…

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New Video Shows ISIS Beheading Egyptian Christians

[dropcap]N[/dropcap]ew video emerged on February 15th showing ISIS members simultaneously beheading twenty-one Egyptian Christians who were kidnapped in Libya. The execution is the largest documented mass execution by ISIS outside of their stronghold in Iraq and Syria. Following the assassinations, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el Sisi vowed revenge, stating “these cowardly actions will not undermine our determination” and that Egypt and the world are in a “fierce battle” against “extremist groups” and “extremist ideology”.  Following through with the promise of retaliation, Egypt launched a series of air strikes in Darna,…

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