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Why Do Americans Eat Corned Beef On St. Patrick’s Day?

Why Do Americans Eat Corned Beef On St. Patrick’s Day?

Evie Fordham | Politics and Health Care Reporter   Corned beef is a St. Patrick’s Day meal staple in the U.S., but how did this holiday tradition begin? Irish immigrants began eating the salty beef dish while celebrating their nationality on St. Patrick’s Day in the 1800s, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Beef was […]

Since The US Is Springing Forward, Here’s The History Behind Daylight Saving Time

Since The US Is Springing Forward, Here’s The History Behind Daylight Saving Time

Evie Fordham | Politics and Health Care Reporter   Americans in most states are getting ready to “spring forward” and set their clocks an hour ahead Sunday, but how did daylight saving time start? Many people think that daylight saving time, abbreviated DST, can trace its roots back to founding father Benjamin Franklin. But that’s a misinterpretation […]

Aid Shipments Cross Venezuelan Border As Maduro’s Soldiers Abandon Their Posts

Aid Shipments Cross Venezuelan Border As Maduro’s Soldiers Abandon Their Posts

Evie Fordham | Politics and Health Care Reporter   The first shipment of humanitarian aid crossed the border from Brazil to Venezuela Saturday, Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido said, but getting aid to the people of Venezuela continues to be beyond difficult. “This is a great accomplishment, Venezuela!” Guaido wrote on Twitter Saturday. Guaido, the 35-year-old president […]

Trump Demands California Pay Back Federal Government For Cancelled Bullet Train Project

Trump Demands California Pay Back Federal Government For Cancelled Bullet Train Project

Evie Fordham | Politics and Health Care Reporter   President Donald Trump demanded that California pay back the federal government for its abandoned high-speed rail project, in a tweet Wednesday evening. “California has been forced to cancel the massive bullet train project after having spent and wasted many billions of dollars,” Trump wrote on Twitter. “They owe […]

Medicare Releases App to Help Seniors Navigate Health Care Marketplace

Medicare Releases App to Help Seniors Navigate Health Care Marketplace

Evie Fordham | Politics and Health Care Reporter   The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a smartphone app called “What’s Covered” Monday to give people with Original Medicare and others a “modernized Medicare experience,” but the app’s developers still have a “learning curve,” health care expert Michael Abrams told The Daily Caller […]

Nancy Pelsoi Charged the Air Force Nearly $200K to Fly Her Family and Other Lawmakers to Italy and Ukraine

Nancy Pelsoi Charged the Air Force Nearly $200K to Fly Her Family and Other Lawmakers to Italy and Ukraine

Evie Fordham | Politics and Health Care Reporter   House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s congressional delegation (CODEL) to Belgium, Egypt and Afghanistan garnered extra attention after President Donald Trump banned her from using military aircraft, but the trip would not have been the first time she used Air Force money to travel the world. Pelosi’s trip […]

Drug Pricing War Leads CVS and Walmart to Part Ways

Drug Pricing War Leads CVS and Walmart to Part Ways

Evie Fordham | Politics and Health Care Reporter   Walmart and CVS Caremark are splitting over a price dispute, CVS announced Tuesday. CVS Caremark is CVS Health’s pharmacy benefit management (PBM) division. The news means that many people who have CVS Health drug plans will no longer be able to pick up their prescriptions at Walmart locations. […]

Here are Four Towns That Go All Out During the Christmas Season

Here are Four Towns That Go All Out During the Christmas Season

Evie Fordham | Politics and Health Care Reporter   Something about Christmas decorations seems to bring instant holiday cheer — and these four towns have an abundance. Check out how these cities and towns in states from Colorado to Vermont go all out for the Christmas season. Durango, Colorado The classic Christmas children’s book “The Polar […]

Republican Matt Gaetz Grills Google CEO for Not Investigating Anti-Conservative Employee Bias

Republican Matt Gaetz Grills Google CEO for Not Investigating Anti-Conservative Employee Bias

Evie Fordham | Politics and Health Care Reporter Republican Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz grilled Google’s CEO at Tuesday’s House Judiciary Committee hearing on Google employees’ alleged political bias. Gaetz pushed Google CEO Sundar Pichai to explain why Google had not investigated whether Google employees had manipulated search tools or other Google products in light of communications like […]

44 Million Turkeys, 116 Million Black Friday Shoppers and All the Other Thanksgiving Stats You Didn’t Know You Needed

44 Million Turkeys, 116 Million Black Friday Shoppers and All the Other Thanksgiving Stats You Didn’t Know You Needed

Evie Fordham | Politics and Health Care Reporter   Thanksgiving is upon us — that holiday during which Americans celebrate the things they are grateful for in their families, their communities and their nation. And while some dread Thanksgiving conversations with “angry uncles” and their ilk, here are a few reasons to be excited for the holiday: […]

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