Defense Secretary Hagel Forced Out

WASHINGTON D.C. (CNN) – New reports suggest Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will step down from his post. President Barack Obama is expected to make the announcement Monday morning. The New York Times reports the decision was made Friday. White House officials are portraying it as a mutual decision, but CNN has confirmed from several sources … Continue reading »

Prosecutor to Get AG Nomination

WASHINGTON D.C. (CNN) –  President Barack Obama has named Loretta Lynch as his choice to succeed Eric Holder as Attorney General, U.S. Officials said Friday. Lynch is in her second stint as U.S. Attorney in New York’s Eastern district. If confirmed, she would be the second woman to serve as Attorney General, and the Second … Continue reading »

Obama Authorizes More Troops to Iraq

Washington D.C. (CNN) – President Barack Obama is sending 1,500 more soldiers to Iraq to fight ISIS. This means about 3,000 American troops will be deployed there, but they won’t be physically fighting. Instead, according to officials, the soldiers will train Iraqi and Kurdish forces to battle the terrorist group. The White House also said … Continue reading »

AHS Debate Team Weighs In On Candidates

ASHLAND, Ore. – As people across the U.S. tuned in to get another look at the two men running for president, a group of students were watching with a different perspective. Members of the Ashland High School debate team watched Tuesday’s debate between President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney, using what they’ve learned and … Continue reading »