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2018: POLITICAL YEAR IN REVIEW



"Showdown in Singapore" 2018 was a wild year in the Political world with many twists and turns along the way. One of the first major events was the "Showdown in Singapore" where U.S. President Donald Trump met with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for a historic summit. The two rival leaders met in Singapore to discuss decentralization of North Korea and relations between the United States and North Korea. Progress was made and the two leaders are reported to meet again in 2019.

Kavanaugh Hearings Right before the Senate was set to vote on President Trump's Supreme Court Nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, Christine Blasey Ford issued accusations against Judge Kavanaugh that unleashed a furry of attacks on his name. Judge Kavanuagh had already went through an eventful set of hearings before this, and by the end he had split Washington in two over whether he should be confirmed or not. The Senate Judiciary Committee held a dramatic new hearing where Ford and Kavanaugh testified back-to-back which luckily was the last. On October 8th, Justice Brett Kavanaugh was sworn in as the 144th Supreme Court Justice at a ceremony in the White House.

Democrat's House Takeover After the 2018 midterm elections, Republicans managed to hold onto the Senate, but the Democrats took back the House. Nancy Pelosi will now take over as Speaker of the House on January 3rd, 2019, and will then have control over Congress with a Democratic Majority. The Republican Party is still hopeful that they can still play a major role in President Trump's Agenda with control of the Senate.

Farewell to 41 Just seven months after former first lady Barbra Bush passed away, former President George H.W. Bush died on November 30th, at the age of 94. President Bush was sent off with heart felt tributes from Americans and Politicians from all over the world all mourning a loss of an American Hero. President Bush's time lying in State at the Capitol, and funeral Service at the Washington Cathedral, all brought men and women from all over the world to come and pay their respects to a Veteran, CIA Director, Party Leader, Ambassador, Vice President, President, Father, Grandfather, and Great-Grandfather, who truly left his mark on America.

​Government Shutdown Congress finished the year off by shutting the Government down over Border Security and Funding for President Trump's promised wall. The President had threatened that he would shut it down and by the end he did. The Democratic Party and the President will continue negotiations throughout the start of a new Congress (Starting Jan. 3rd) to open up the government, and fund that wall!

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