Saturday, August 6, 2011

Current Events #4

New York Times

Congress tends to have the lowest approval rating of all three branches of the federal government, but this is a new low in their approval rating. Please read the article to see reasons why the public feels so negatively towards Congress.

The Boston Globe

The downgrading of the nation's credit rating had never happened before. Sadly this is not a historic moment anyone hoped to see.

The Economist

Here is a summary of the debt deal and the political impact of it.

Boston Globe Mystery Donation Article

The Boston Globe Mystery Donation Solved

A PAC is a Political Action Committee. After the Citizens United v. Federal Elections Commission case the rules on political fundraising changed quite a bit. This first article summarizes the mystery of the donation and the second article explains who the donor was.

I hope all of you are enjoying your summer break!