What’s at Stake in the U.S. Midterm Elections?

Posted by Speakeasy News > Tuesday 25 October 2022 > In the News

The midterm elections will take place in the U.S. on 8 November. What are these elections held half-way through a presidential term, and what is at stake this year? The midterms are held two years into the 4-year presidential term. They can, and in fact often do, change the course of the Presidency. There are … Continue reading “What’s at Stake in the U.S. Midterm Elections?”

The Union: What a State

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 25 January 2019 > In the News

It’s a January fixture in the U.S. calendar: the President’s State of the Union speech, delivered to the joint houses of Congress, and broadcast directly to the nation. This year’s was scheduled for 29 January but has been postponed because of the federal shutdown resulting from the struggle between President Trump and Congress over the … Continue reading “The Union: What a State”

Yes he can!: why President Macron made his speech in English

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 02 June 2017 > In the News

On Thursday 1 June, from The White House Rose Garden, President Trump announced his decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement on climate change. He described the move as a reassertion of American sovereignty and said: “I was elected to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris”. Mr Trump criticized the climate accord as … Continue reading “Yes he can!: why President Macron made his speech in English”