December 11, 2017

On December 6, President Trump officially recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, and set in motion the process of moving the U.S Embassy there. According to The New York Times, this action reversed nearly seven decades of American foreign policy which declined to re...

October 27, 2017

Those who are in power rule the world and depending on what they do with it, this notion can be terrifying.

This time, we begin talking about living in an unsettling political landscape, by talking with the Encounter’s very own Social Media Director; Ivan Flores.

What wa...

October 3, 2017

Puerto Rico is suffering a humanitarian crisis since category 4 Hurricane Maria directly hit the Caribbean island on Wednesday, September 20. Over a week later, the catastrophic event, there’s still no power on the island except for generators dedicated to some high-pr...

October 3, 2017

At 10:00 P.M. (1:00 A.M. ET) on Sunday, October 2, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) responded to reports of a shooting at a country music festival.

More than 22,000 people were in the audience at the time as country music singer Jason Aldean was onst...

August 25, 2017

"We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence, on many sides. On many sides. It's been going on for a long time in our country. Not Donald Trump, not Barack Obama. This has been going on for a long, long time.”

This s...

April 9, 2017

In response to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s chemical attack on his own civilians Tuesday morning, President Trump has ordered an airstrike on Syria. As of Thursday evening, 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles were launched directly at a government-controlled Shayrat airb...

April 6, 2017

While many people may be worried or confused about the latest regulations dealing with Internet Service Providers (ISP) and our digital privacy, there are some important things to know to understand the facts.

To begin with, this past week (March 28), members of Congres...

February 25, 2017

Wednesday, February 22 was marked as the deadliest day in Chicago thus far in 2017. Thirteen people were shot on the South and West sides of Chicago, killing seven in total, according to police.  

The fatalities ranged from a pregnant woman in her 20s to a 60-year-old m...

February 23, 2017

President Trump’s press conference on Thursday became known for his comments and treatment of CNN reporter Jim Acosta. The exchange between President Trump and Acosta happened at the press conference where he announced his new nominee for Labor Secretary, Alexander Aco...

December 10, 2016

TIME Magazine revealed the “person of the year” on December 7 on the TODAY Show. When awarded the title live on the morning news show, Trump called it "a tremendous honor."

According to TODAY, TIME editors annually select the person — or idea — who has most influenced t...

November 22, 2016

“Darkness is good….Dick Cheney. Darth Vader. Satan. That's power. It only helps us when they (liberals) get it wrong. When they're blind to who we are and what we're doing."

“A black former assistant U.S. Attorney in Alabama named Thomas Figures testified that, during a...

September 13, 2016

On August 3, President Barack Obama approved a historic 214 clemencies: the biggest number of pardons granted on a single day in more than a century.

According to Justice.gov, clemency under the criminal justice system is the act by an executive member of government of...

March 16, 2016

Today, President Obama publicly announced Merrick Garland as his nomination for Supreme Court Justice. This vacancy, left in the wake of Antonin Scalia’s death, caused a commotion on both sides of the aisle. Many Republicans were pushing for the vacancy to be filled by...

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