Trump’s Cabinet

By: Chris McManigal One of the first duties of any new President is to choose the people he wants to work in his Administration. Those people are referred to as his Cabinet and consist of people generally considered to be experts in their respective fields that are expected to serve as advisors to the President during his term. If confirmed by the Senate, they serve as Secretaries of Executive departments. Trump hasn’t announced his picks for all Cabinet positions yet, but here’s look at who he’s tapped so far. Trump’s…

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Getting to Know Her: Melania Trump

By: Chris McManigal Before any of us knew her name she was known as Melanija Knavs, born to working-class parents Viktor and Amalija Knavs in Novo Mesto, Slovenia, Yugoslavia on April 26, 1970. Melanija’s first career began early in her life when she became a model while still a teenager. Her work took her throughout Europe for many year until she ultimately relocated to New York City in 1996 at 26 years of age. Once in the US, Melanija Knavs Americanized her name to Melania Knauss and eventually got a…

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A Look Back at Michelle Obama

By: Chris McManigal It was 9 years ago that most of us started getting acquainted with Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama. She was poised, fashionable, outspoken and it didn’t take long to know that she was not simply an extension of her soon-to-be-President husband, Barack. Since that time as we’ve gotten to know her better some have certainly criticized her, but for the most part she will end her time as the First Lady on a high note, loved by many, respected by most and remembered by all. Michelle Obama was…

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Election 2016 Wrap-Up

By: Chris McManigal Well, one things for sure, it’s over. The debates, the town hall meetings, the Facebook posts, the yard signs, done. Tuesday, November 8, 2016 is now behind us. Donald J. Trump, billionaire real estate mogul, author and TV personality is the new President Elect of the United States. Come January 20th he will be sworn in and start his term like so many before him and thus the peaceful transition of power we enjoy in this country will continue its tradition. Many polls had favored Hillary Clinton…

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Presidential Firsts

By: Chris McManigal No matter who wins the upcoming election on November 8th, another milestone among our Presidents will be reached. If Hillary Clinton wins, she will be the first woman President in US history and if Donald Trump wins he will be the first billionaire. But there have been many firsts over the years. Here is a look back at many of them. The ultimate first is, of course, our first President, George Washington. He became President after being elected by a unanimous Congressional vote in 1789. He was…

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