Weekly Current Events Archive

Prior articles, links, and questions:

November 4

Asma Khalid, “Democrats Campaign in Des Moines,” National Public Radio, 11.2.19.

Morgan Watkins, “VP Mike Pence Campaigns for Bevin,” Louisville Courier-Journal, 11.1.19.

Carlson & Patel, Why are Kids Socialists and How to Fix it,” RealClearPolitics.Com, 11.2.19.

Current Events Questions USGOPO 11.3.19 (MS Word)


October 28

Mark Zuckerberg. “Facebook Can Help the News Business.” New York Times. 10.25.19.

Michael Conway. “Republican Complaints about Impeachment are Historically Ignorant.” NBC News. 10.27.19.

The Editors. “We Endorse Andy Beshear.” Lexington Herald-Leader. 10.27.19.

Current Events Questions USGOPO 10.28.19 (MS Word)


October 21

McConnell. “Pulling Out of Syria a Grave Mistake.” Wash Post
Sonka. “Bevin and Beshear, KY Gov Poll.” Courier Journal
Bauerlein. “Republican Party and Primary Election in S.C.” WSJ

Current Events Questions USGOPO 10.21.19 (MS Word)


October 14

“Federal Judges In 3 States Block Trump’s ‘Public Charge’ Rule for Green Cards.” NPR, October 11, 2019

“What Happened When 2.2 Million People Were Automatically Registered to Vote?” FiveThirtyEight, October 10, 2019

“Elizabeth Warren targets Facebook’s ad policy — with a Facebook ad.” CNN, October 12, 2019


Current Events Questions USGOPO 10.14.19 (MS Word)

October 7

David French. “California Takes Righteous Aim at NCAA Cartel.” National Review. 10.1.19

Walter Shapiro. “Pete Buttigieg’s Undeniable Allure.” The New Republic. 10.4.19.

Joe Biden. “Trump Won’t Destroy me or My Family.” Washington Post. 10.5.19.

Current Events Questions USGOPO 10.7.2019 (MS Word)


September 29

Philip Ewing. “The Trump-Ukraine Affair: What You Need To Know And What’s Coming Next.” NPR, September 27th, 2019.

Lee Drutman. “The Moderate Middle Is a Myth.” 538.com. September 24th, 2019.

Peter Stone. “‘Swampy symbiosis’: fossil fuel industry has more clout than ever under Trump.” The Guardian. September 27th, 2019. 

Current Events Questions USGOPO 9.29.2019 (MS Word)

September 22

Iran warns it will ‘destroy aggressors’ after US troop announcement.” BBC World News. September 21, 2019.

Miranda Green and John Bowden. “California, 23 other states sue Trump over vehicle emissions rule. The Hill. September 20, 2019.

Jeff Brady. “A Rising Generation Asserts Itself On Climate Change.”  NPR. September 20, 2019.

Current Events Questions USGOPO 9.22.2019 (MS Word)


September 17

Domenico Montanaro & Brett Neely. “What is the Filibuster –And Why Do Some Democrats Want to End It?” NPR, September 13th, 2019.

Marcia Coyle. “Does this anti-discrimination law protect LGBTQ workers? 3 cases ask Supreme Court to decide.” PBS Newshour, September 12th, 2019.

Harry Enten. “Warren and Sanders say Americans don’t like their health insurance. Polls don’t back that up.” CNN, September 14, 2019.

Current Events Questions, USGOPO, 9.15.2019 (MS Word)


September 9

“The Hong Kong Protests Explained.” BBC.com. 9.4.19.

Anne D’Innocenzo. “Walmart to Stop Selling Ammo . . . Asks Customers . . .” Chicago Tribune. 9.3.19.

Russell Berman. “2020 Congressional-Retirement Tracker.” The Atlantic. 9.5.19.

Current Events Questions, USGOPO, 9.9.2019 (MS Word)


September 2

Mark Hemingway. “24 Hours of Media Malpractice. RCP.com. 9.1.19.

Mike Lupica. “Colin Kaepernick Still not Welcomed in NFL.” New York Daily News. 9.1.19.

Chuck Todd. “Senate Suddenly looks Up for Grabs.” Data Download, Meet the Press. 9.1.19.

Current Events Questions, USGOPO, 9.2.2019 (MS Word)


August 26

John Hardwood. “Trump’s tax cut isn’t giving the US economy the boost it needs.” CNBC, August 16, 2019.

Robert Barnes. “New York eased gun law hopeful Supreme Court would drop Second Amendment case — but that hasn’t happened yet.” Washington Post, August 11, 2019.

Diane Harris. “The Truth About Student Debt: 7 Facts No One Is Talking About.” Newsweek. August 8, 2019.

Current Events Questions USGOPO 8.25.2019 (MS Word)


August 19

Todd Purdum. “Did Bill Clinton See this Coming?” The Atlantic. August 19, 2019.
Taeghan Simonton. “College Recruiters Going after Out-of-State Students.” USA Today. August 19, 2019.
Scott Rasmussen. “Voters Trust Reporters = Wikipedia.” Full Measure. 8.18.19 (Video or Text).

Questions and Links in PDF format:

Current Events Questions, USGOPO, 8.19.2019 (MS Word)


August 12

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