Monday, October 27, 2014

Harry Reid

Harry Reid has been a US Senator since 1987 from Nevada. Reid says that no matter the outcome of this November's election he will still be there and he does not plan on leaving. He refers back to a previous election where the Democratic party stayed after all doubted that they would let alone hold two seats from Nevada.

Thursday, October 23, 2014


Pro-Hagal fliers for the senate race in North Carolina were left on churchgoers cars in Fayetteville on Sunday. The fliers had a picture of a black man being lynched by a white crowd with the words "Kay Hagal Doesn't WIN! Obama's IMPEACHMENT Will Begin! Vote in 2014." The flier was a threat sent by Hagal supporters and the message was clear to voters: vote for the Democrat to protect the black president.


Gaza is a city in the UN that was at a 50 day war with Israel. Ban Ki-moon the sec general of UN is going into investigation on the attacks on facilities attacked in Gaza. More than 2,100 Palestinians were killed in these attacks. 

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Scott Walker

Scott Kevin Walker is an American Republican Party politician who is the 45th Governor of Wisconsin. He was first elected Governor in 2010 and was sworn in on January 3, 2011. Scotty is now running hard against his democratic challenger, the former stare commerce secretary and Trek Bicycle executive Mary Burke.

Vladimir Putin

Vladimir Putin is the president of Russia. The Russian president told a Serbian newspaper that the "economic health of Europe and the world" could be "seriously undermined" because of sanctions against Russia over the Ukraine crisis. 

Monday, October 20, 2014

QOD's- Week Oct 20

Mon Oct 20- Gerrymandering

Tue Oct 21- Bob McConnell

Wed Oct 22- Obama Impeachment

Thu Oct 23- Gaza

Fri Oct 24- Harry Reid

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Vivek Murthy

Dr. Vivek Murthy is the nominee for Surgeon General. His appointment has been blocked by Congress in part because of opposition by the NRA.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Sarah Palin

Sarah Palin is a former governor of Alaska. She is in the Republican party. She has been in the news recently because of a press conference and mocked president Obama and his salute with the coffee cup. Palin also is now doubling her efforts to get retired air force Col. Rob Maness elected to the senate.


The Centers for Disease Control and prevention is the national public health institute of the U.S. The CDC is a federal agency. It runs under the department of health and human services. The headquarters for the CDC is located in unincorporated Dekalb County in Georgia. The main goal is to protect public health. They do this by using the control and prevention of disease, injury, and disability.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Elizabeth Warren

Elizabeth Warren is the Senator of Massachusetts.  She is a potential candidate for the President out of the Democratic Party.  Some people say she does have a big enough name currently to run for president.  

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

QOD's Wk 7- Oct 14

Tues, October 14- Scott Walker

Wed, October 15- Center for Disease Control Budget

Thursday, October 16- Dr. Vivek Hallegere Murthy

Friday, October 17- Kim Jung Un

Thursday, October 9


Today there is a movement to add requirements for voting. Some would argue the requirements are necessary to avoid voter fraud, while others would see the new requirements as an attempt to "suppress voting" among certain groups.

1- Find statistics that show the level of voting fraud in the United States today. How do these statistics compare to voter fraud 50 years ago or at some other point in the past?

2- Pick out 4 states in the past 10 years who have instituted or try to institute new voting laws which would have regulated voting. With each of these states do the following:

A- What State?

B- When did they attempt this?  Were they successful?

C- What restrictions did they propose?

D- People who said it was to regulate fraud, how did they feel the new law would help regulate fraud?

E- People who said it is all about "voter suppression", would say it is designed in what way to influence the outcome of the election?


Dreamers is the term that is being used to describe children and young people who are coming to the United States from foreign countries. The children are becoming a central part of the issues regarding immigration in the U.S.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Monday, October 6

1- Read the following--

Write a paragraph summary and a paragraph reaction to this article.

2- Find two articles on any topic of your choice. Read each article. Then write a paragraph summarizing each article and a paragraph reacting to the article.

3- Turn in these assignments before you leave class.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Grover Norquist

​Grover Norquist is a 
political advocate who is founder and president of Americans for Tax Reform, an organization that opposes all tax increases and a co-founder of the Islamic Free Market Institute.

QOD's Wk 6- Oct 6

Monday, October 6- Dreamers
Tuesday, October 7- Sarah Palin
Wednesday, October 8- Elizabeth Warren
Thursday, October 9- Google Drones

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Robin Williams

Robin Williams was an American actor who was born on July 21, 1951.  He was a hilarious actor who has played in movies such as Aladdin, Goodwill Hunting, Dead Poets Society, and many many more.  He committed suicide on August 11, 2014.  As people say, the funniest people are usually the most depressed, and in this case it must have been true.  

Enrique's Journey

Enrique's Journey is a book based on the true story of a boy trying to find his mom.  She left their home and immigrated to the United States for a better life, but didn't take her son. The book talks about the problems with immigration into America.

Sam Brownback

Sam Brownback was born in Kansas in 1956. Sworn in as governor of Kansas on January 9, 2011. Brownback served as Secretary of the Kansas Board of Agriculture from 1986 - 1993. During that time he also served as a White House Fellow in President George H. W. Bush’s administration. In the Senate, Brownback was an effective advocate for Kansas interests while serving on the Appropriations Committee, the Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee, and the Homeland Security Subcommittee. He was a founding member of the Senate Fiscal Watch Team. Honoring his pledge to only serve two elected terms in the U.S. Senate, he did not seek reelection in 2010. 

Kira Kazantsev

Kira Kazantsev is the current Miss America. Just one week into her reign, she now may be forced to give up her title. She had to answer questions about a three month internship with Planned Parenthood and getting kicked out of her sorority for abusive hazing. She explained on national TV that she was hazed and also participated in hazings, believing it was appropriate behavior. Throughout this, the Miss America pageant claims they knew about it the entire time.