After failing to be confirmed by the Student Senate’s Judiciary Committee before the meeting, a member of Marshall University’s student body executive branch was promoted to a newly created position Tuesday during the first the student senate meeting of the semester. Buffy Six, a senior online journalism major who served as student body press secretary during the fall 2018 semester, was promoted to senior counselor to the executives Tuesday. The Senate voted to confirm her 14-12 with three abstentions. Whether or not to confirm Six was a subject of debate in the Senate, as the Judiciary Committee had voted 5-3 against her confirmation, with two members of the committee abstaining. This vote was taken as a recommendation, and a roll-call vote was opened to the Senate, following an explanation of the new position and the opportunity for senators to discuss and ask questions about the position. Student Body President Hunter Barclay was involved in the discussion and advocated … [Read more...] about SGA senate vote creates new position in executive branch
By Letters To The Editor | January 16, 2019 at 9:10 am McConnell ceding Senate’s power to executive branch The responsibility and the blame for the government shutdown lies squarely at the feet of Sen. Mitch McConnell. Trump has proved time and again that he cannot be trusted to negotiate in good faith and so is essentially out of the picture. Having learned this the hard way, Democrats in the House, under the able leadership of Speaker Nancy Pelosi, have passed bills to open most of the government. These are bills that have already been approved by the vast majority of Senators on both sides of the aisle with a veto-proof majority and would alleviate the real crisis totally manufactured by the president. Because he knows these bills would pass, McConnell refuses to bring them to the floor, in effect ceding the power of the Senate to the executive branch of government. Sharon JacksonSan Jose Submit your letter to the editor via this formLetters to the Editor Report an … [Read more...] about Letter: McConnell ceding Senate’s power to executive branch
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As Republican Scott Walker reaches the end of his term as governor of Wisconsin, the Republican-held legislature is using their lame-duck session to greatly weaken the office of governor. Democrat Tony Evers is set to take the oath of office in January, yet a series of hastily passed bills will put him at a great disadvantage in passing any meaningful legislation. The legislature claims they are merely balancing the power of the branches of government. Democrats are saying they are robbing the rightly elected governor's power. What do you think? PERSPECTIVES NPR describes the bills Wisconsin lawmakers passed: The list of proposed changes is long. Evers' campaigned on ending Wisconsin's participation in a lawsuit to overturn the Affordable Care Act. Republicans could block him from fulfilling that promise. It also blocked Evers from making changes to Walker administration policies like a new work requirement for food share recipients. And they'd give … [Read more...] about Should the legislative branch be able to take power away from the executive branch?
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Philip Rucker and Robert Costa The Washington Post September 04, 2018 John Dowd was convinced that President Donald Trump would commit perjury if he talked to special counsel Robert Mueller. So on Jan. 27 the president’s then-personal attorney staged a practice session to make his point. In the White House residence, Dowd peppered Trump with questions about the Russia investigation, provoking stumbles, contradictions and lies until the president eventually lost his cool.‘‘This thing’s a goddamn hoax,’’ Trump erupted at the start of a 30-minute rant that finished with him saying, ‘‘I don’t really want to testify.’’ Advertisement The dramatic and previously untold scene is recounted in ‘‘Fear,’’ a forthcoming book by Bob Woodward that paints a harrowing portrait of the … [Read more...] about Bob Woodward describes ‘nervous breakdown’ of Trump’s executive branch in new book