Tag: Congress

Opinion

Women’s march just the beginning

Over a million men and women gathered worldwide for women’s marches held the day after President Donald Trump’s inauguration with more than 500,000 marching in Washington D.C. SPECIAL TO THE ORACLE More than a million men and women across the globe united yesterday in a march advocating for the protection […]

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Healthcare: A right that cannot be gambled with

The Affordable Cara Act is under threat of being repealed under Trump's presidency. SPECIAL TO THE ORACLE One of the major policies created by the Obama administration was the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which many dubbed “Obamacare.” The universal health insurance ensured nearly 20 million Americans had coverage. Now, that […]

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Abracadabra: Congress’ illusion of productivity

Stephen Colbert announced on The Late Show last week the U.S.’s “do-nothing Congress” might actually be about to vote on something. So what exactly are our nation’s leaders focusing on? Our economy? Immigration? Perhaps ways to save our environment? No. Congress has decided to take the time that should be […]

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Impending shutdown disastrous for students

Congress has once again failed to complete its basic job description and is relying on a temporary spending bill to prevent utter failure. On October 2, President Barack Obama declared he would not be signing another temporary bill, giving Congress eight weeks to learn how to compromise and fund America’s […]

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Pope’s visit calls US to action

On Tuesday, Pope Francis made his first trip to the U.S. While here, he encouraged politicians and citizens alike to live up to our American ideals and strive to make a difference worldwide.  Francis began his journey in Washington, D.C., where he met with President Barack Obama early Wednesday morning. […]

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Editorial: Government shutdown not the answer to budget debate

While Congress argues over ideological viewpoints, hundreds of thousands of government employees wait with bated breath as we are once again days away from a federal government shutdown.  It is time for Congress to act like the responsible politicians they claim to be and approve a federal budget.  If the […]