Here’s President Trump’s First Address to Congress

By ShareAmerica President Trump delivered his first address to a joint session of Congress on February 28. THE PRESIDENT: Thank you very much. Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, members of Congress, the First Lady of the United States — and citizens of
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US East Coast Shaking Off Massive Storm’s Effects

VOA News The U.S. government was closed Monday, and children in Washington, DC, got the day off from school, giving the city a chance to dig out and clean up from the record-breaking winter storm. Many Washington streets and highways were still snow-covered as the sun came up. The day off for (more...)

Baltimore Riots Shed Light on City’s Troubled Past

VOA Chris Simkins National Guard troops took up positions Tuesday in Baltimore, Maryland, as authorities tried to restore order after rioting and looting broke out a day earlier. Violence swept across parts of the U.S. eastern city following Monday’s funeral for Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old black man whose suspicious death while in police (more...)

Frequently Asked Questions on Political Conventions

Why are national political conventions held? The processes of the political national conventions have evolved over more than a century, but the purpose has remained the same: to nominate presidential candidates and lay out goals and party priorities. The first political convention was held in 1831 when the Anti-Mason (more...)

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