2018 News Timeline

2018 was intense!

Not just for those of us in the USA but for the World. We saw ups and downs at a faster pace than ever before(probably).

North Korea tensions, China Tariff War, Elon Musk goes crazy, Stephen Hawking passes away, John McCain Passed away, George Bush Sr. Passed Away, Indictments of all kinds, new details on Russian interaction with the Trump Campaign, and of course Avocado Toast… It is hard to believe it’s only been a year, but this is our world now.

Below is the 2018 news timeline that details the biggest stories of 2018. You can enter keywords into the search to narrow your timeline to specific events, people, places, or trends. Share Your favorite timeline with us!

Without Further Ado… The 2018 News Timeline

Don’t Mess with TEXAS



The Entire 2018 Cruz vs Beto News Timeline

Would horseshit by any other name smell so bad?

Ted Cruz consistently and hypocritically attacks Beto for his name. Beto, on the other hand has consistently spoken about the policy making that he has fulfilled and vows to continue to fulfill. Beto’s campaign responds to mockery with fundraising, gaining over 1 million dollars over 3 days with a campaign that worked overtime after Cruz’s campaign attacked him.[1] People believe in Beto.

So what does Beto have to offer the Texas people?

Beto has been a proponent of veterans well being for years while in the House being on two committees dealing with armed forces and veterans’ affairs.[2] Texas has the second largest number of veterans residing in it3. He has voted for and protected immigrants when given the opportunity in the house and says that he plans to continue to work to protect immigrants.[4, 5]

I feel obligated to provide some footnotes to this because the right has been so keen on denouncing any news against them and spreading misinformation. However, I would now like to speak my opinion. Ted Cruz doesn’t represent Texas to me. He is a someone that avoids confrontation, refuses to work with people that he doesn’t agree with, and regularly votes against his own latino heritage. He is an Canadian immigrant that doesn’t stand up for his family, and allows himself to be bullied by the president while falling in the GOP line of blaming Hillary and Obama. How has he voted? On immigration he sponsored a bill to remove federal funding to sanctuary cities.[6] On health care he prefers to talk the talk but not walk the walk on the topic of pre-existing conditions.[7] On banking reform, he is obviously in the pocket of Wall Street since he voted for the Dodd-Frank reform pushing us back into the pre-2008 climate that harmed the world’s economy.[8]

The issue that may end up hurting Beto O’Rourke the most is his stance on firearms. As a Texan, I enjoy my guns. That doesn’t mean I will not vote for Beto. What it does mean is that I understand that personal protection and the ability to buy and practice that protection is important. I also, now more than ever, consider the need for personal protection against one’s own government a necessity. You may say that a governmental coup of their people would be so overwhelming that it would be pointless to have a gun in that situation. I say, that it is a major step to go from ruling people with ink on a page to ruling the people with blood on the streets. That being said, I still support Beto in what he is doing.

Ultimately, I think a well blended government full of officials that can work together and for the good of the people is ideally what we should be striving for and what we need right now. We currently have Russians spreading misinformation and sowing violent disagreements within our population, and we, now more than ever, need to put away the differences and dismiss some of the disagreements for the time being so we can reunite our country. I believe Beto will do a much better job of that than Cruz.


1 https://twitter.com/BetoORourke/status/1029719904344129536

2 https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-resolution/45/text & https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-resolution/45/text

3 https://www.va.gov/vetdata/veteran_population.asp

4 https://votesmart.org/candidate/key-votes/78533/beto-orourke/40/immigration

5 https://betofortexas.com/issue/immigration/

6 https://votesmart.org/bill/24415/62388/135705/stop-dangerous-sanctuary-cities-act-toomey-amendment  

7 https://youtu.be/nKWLeJcPRSQ?t=733

8 https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/63003

Brett Kavanaugh: The Political whirlwind that got us to where we are.

Full Brett Kavanaugh Timeline Since Nomination

Full Brett Kavanaugh Timeline Since Allegations

How did we get here?

Last updated Sep 30th 2018

Right now the nation finds itself waiting a week before the Senate will vote on the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court. In the meantime, an FBI investigation has started into several allegations against Judge Kavanaugh from his High School and College Days.

What started as a contentious hearing filled with very little reaching across the aisle descended into a sham hearing where each side was blaming and dodging in support or against Judge Kavanaugh.


This nomination is considered an important political battle for both sides (Democratic and Republican) as we get closer to the Mid-Term elections in November.

The Democrats are fighting against Kavanaugh’s nomination because of his stance on a woman’s right to choose, regarding abortion, and his stance on the power of the executive. Democrats view Kavanaugh’s nomination as a clear sign that President Trump is preparing to talking to Robert Mueller in the Russian Probe.

The Republicans are fighting to get Judge Brett Kavanaugh pushed through the nomination process before the November election so they can have a 5-4 advantage on the Supreme Court. Republicans often fight against Roe v. Wade, the ruling that protects abortion rights, and see Judge Kavanaugh as a conservative judge that will help overturn that ruling.

So That’s where we are, but how did we get to this point?

Last updated Oct 06 2018

Well, (50-48) Kavanaugh was confirmed into the Supreme Court this week after a contiguous nomination process. There isn’t evidence to prove that he was responsible for the Sexual Assault against Prof. Ford and some say that the FBI did not speak with enough witnesses to really call their investigation “Thorough.”

Though there is not proof that Kavanaugh assaulted Ford, there seems to be evidence that he lied under oath and questions about his temperament and partisan behaviour during his testimony. Though the votes have been cast, and the investigation marked as complete it is hard to imagine that the media will stop investigating these allegations and Brett Kavanaugh in general. Moreover, the Midterms are a month away and the nation will have a chance to cast their votes, in part based on this confirmation hearing.

Full Kavanaugh Timeline (new to old)

see timeline below


The Brett Kavanaugh Nomination Timeline

last updated October 06, 2018


June 27 : Anthony Kennedy retiring from Supreme Court

July 07 : Brett Kavanaugh makes it on the Short List

July 09 : Trump taps federal appeals court Judge Brett Kavanaugh for Supreme Court

July 30 : Prof. Ford sends letter accusing Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault.

Aug 22 : Democrats call for halt of Kavanaugh nomination in light of Cohen, Manafort news

Sep 01 : Trump Administration Withholds 100K Pages Of Brett Kavanaugh’s Records

Sep 04 : Kavanaugh nomination hearings begin

Sep 12 : Letter with accusation is added to Kavanaugh background file

Sep 14 : Letter about Sexual Assault Allegations released against Brett Kavanaugh

Sep 16 : Name of Alleged Victim of Sexual Assault Released

Sep 19 : Prof. Ford ask for FBI Investigation before testimony

Sep 22 : Yarasavage texted Berchem that she had shared the photo with “Brett’s team.”

Sep 24 : 2nd Woman, Deborah Ramirez, accuses Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault

Sep 26 : 3rd Woman, Julie Swetnick, accuses Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault

Sep 27 : Prof. Ford and Kavanaugh testify about alleged sexual assault. 

Sep 28 : Senator Flake, the swing vote, votes to pass nomination to full Senate but ask for FBI investigation.

Sep 29 : FBI investigation into allegations against Brett Kavanaugh begins.

Sep 30 : Deborah Ramirez provides names of potential witnesses to FBI

Oct 01: Text messages suggest Kavanaugh wanted to refute accuser’s claim before it became public

Oct 02 : Chad Ludington provides statement contradicting Kavanaugh’s statement about drinking during college.

Oct 04 : Senate Gets F.B.I. Inquiry on Kavanaugh

Oct 06 : Kavanaugh confirmed to the Supreme Court (50-48)

Full Brett Kavanaugh Timeline Since Nomination

Full Brett Kavanaugh Timeline Since Allegations


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What is Elon Musk Up To?

Elon Musk News Timeline 2018

updates: July 19, 2018 , September 30, 2018

Elon Musk, who the New York Times said is “arguably the most successful and important entrepreneur in the world” has been in the limelight recently.

The openly vocal creator of 4 different billion-dollar companies has been speaking his mind on Twitter. He’s been compared to President Trump simply because he is saying what he feels like saying and calling people out when those same people have criticized him first.



When being asked questions by financial analysts about Tesla’s financial position recently, he objected to “boring boneheaded questions” and simply stopped answering the questions.

He criticized Reuters for being what he calls “relentlessly negative about Tesla.”He directly agitated Business Insider’s reporter Linette Lopez by asking if she had provided non-public information to short sellers when covering Tesla.

Dropping offhanded comments about the fact that the media can’t be trusted, he’s under fire by various outlets. He said he would start a new website where he would rank the integrity of news outlets.

They’re insinuating the company is faltering and that people should wait to purchase Tesla’s new line of car, the Model 3. Projected production dates and numbers have been off from what Musk originally projected and he’s being criticized for that also.

His side of the story is that there were issues with trying to automate functions in production that were easy for humans but turned out to be hard for robots to do.

During the production challenges, he was accused of compromising worker safety in his factories. The company is being investigated by OSHA because the workers have written a letter to Tesla indicating concern. The company says they’re working on the problem.


He has a lot going on at home but stays involved in other issues also. Over in Thailand, he decided to become involved in a rescue mission where a boys’ soccer team was trapped in a flooded cave. The world was watching as the events unfolded with this story.

He had a miniature submarine built to assist with rescue efforts. They didn’t end up using it and he was told it wouldn’t work. They’re saying now that it might become useful in future emergency situations though.

A diver on the scene accused him of pulling a PR stunt by showing up to the scene. He called the diver a pedophile on Twitter and was encouraged to apologize for the statement. He did end up apologizing for the statement, saying it was done in anger.


Concerns over Social Media Use

He’s got a lot going on between SpaceX and Tesla. Some shareholders were concerned he was spread too thin and worried about his negative comments on Twitter. There was an annual shareholder meeting in Mountain View, California, where they voted whether they would keep him as Tesla Chairman. They did vote in favor to keep him in the position.

Musk is a visionary and a skilled engineer. According to him, he is a “technologist.”


Musk is very open about his emotions, his fears, and his ideas. He fears human extinction, climate change and he says, being alone. This openness with his emotions may be driving him to produce all that he does, but it may also be his downfall. Musk has had his share of ups and downs because of his emotions in his business and personal life. 


Tesla doesn’t require advertising because while their leader is brilliant, he plays the part like an eccentric celebrity everybody loves to notice. Here is a list that is updated daily with headlines about Elon Musk and his companies for all of 2018…. More free publicity for Musk.

SEC and Stepping Down

updated Sep 30 2018

Telsa Stock is currently crashing hard after the FEC charged Tesla with Fraud over a Tweet musk sent when he was considering taking the company public. Since then, Musk has stepped down as Chairman of Tesla, though he still remains the CEO of the company.

It is hard to predict what will happen with Tesla and the other Musk’ Companies. However, it does not take much imagination to think of ways that this will be good for the company in the long run.

Musk has had more and more problems with his Social Media interactions and communications with the media and with others he had beef with. This may be the wake up call that Elon Musk needs or it may be what creates the Green Goblin.


Elon Musk News Timeline 2018

The Omarosa Roller Coaster Timeline

Omarosa Timeline July 25, 2018 – Today

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Omarosa has rocked the headlines since July 25th, 2018 when she made it clear that she was ready to talk about her time in the Trump White House.

This is the first time Omarosa has been in the main headlines since her departure from the White House, last December.

Omarosa Manigault Newman came out against her former friend and employer by launching a tell-all book, “Unhinged,” covering her time at the White House. Initially, the President’s advisers came out against her credibility only to be proven liars when Manigault Newman released tapes backing what she had claimed.  

The link above will update daily with headlines covering Omarosa as this story develops.

Paul Manafort, a brief history

A brief history of the Rise and Fall of President Trump’s Campaign Chairman, Paul Manafort.

Full Paul Manafort Timeline

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Paul Manafort is scheduled to go to trial for financial fraud charges starting on Tuesday, July 31, 2018. In anticipation, here’s what you need to know about his charges and how this case fits into the Special Counsel’s Investigation. 

https://catchmeup.info/manfort-timeline *Our sources are limited to October of 2017 when we started collecting Headlines*

According to Agents of Influence, Paul Manafort was an adviser to the U.S. presidential campaigns of Republicans Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush, and Bob Dole. In 1980, Manafort co-founded the Washington, D.C.-based lobbying firm Black, Manafort & Stone. Manafort was the Chairman to Donald Trump during the 2016 Presidential Campaign and remained close with the President until his arrest.

Manafort often lobbied on behalf of controversial foreign leaders such as former President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych, former dictator of the Philippines Ferdinand Marcos, former dictator of Zaire Mobutu Sese Seko, and Angolan guerrilla leader Jonas Savimbi. Lobbying to serve the interests of foreign governments requires registration with the Justice Department under the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA); however, as of June 2, 2017, Manafort had not registered. On June 27 he retroactively registered as a foreign agent. wiki source

Here are some of the Key points from the Full Timeline

October 30, 2017  Manafort told to surrender

November 08, 2017 Gag order issued 

December 01, 2017 Manafort post 12 Million dollar bail

January 04, 2018 Manafort Files Civil lawsuit against the justice department

February 23, 2018 Charges files against Manafort and Rick Gates

February 27, 2018, Instagram Model involved with Manafort broadcast that she will reveal details about Manafort while being arrested in Thailand

June 05, 2018 Special counsel Robert Mueller’s office has accused former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort of attempting to shape potential witnesses’ testimony and has asked to send him to jail as he awaits his trial, according to a court filing 

June 15, 2018, Judge Revokes Manafort’s Bail

July 12, 2018, Paul Manafort moved to Alexandria Jail away from his “VIP” treatment

July 23, 2018 Judge approves immunity for 5 witnesses against Manafort

July 30, 2018, Manafort drops appeal

Paul Manafort’s Trail Timeline [July 31, 2018 – TBD]

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Full Paul Manafort Timeline

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2018 Government Shutdown

Starting 2018 a shut-down

2018 Government Shutdown Timeline.

America started the year with a threat to shut down the government after Senate fails to pass the short-term budget bill 90 minutes before the midnight deadline. Now, 2 months before the midterms, President Trump is threatening to shut down the government over funding his border-wall. The way news and breaking stories come out in this administration, it is easy to forget about the government shut down we already had in 2018.


August Shutdown


Donald Trump is threatening to shut down the government over funding his border wall. Many are criticizing this move on Twitter over the problems people in Flint and Puerto Rico are still facing. Others criticise Trump’s campaign promise to make Mexico pay for the border wall. Whatever your views, you can keep track of the government shut down and how the story develops with this Government Shut Down Timeline.

2018 Government Shutdown Timeline.

The Russian Timeline

The 2018 Russia / Putin Timeline 

2018 Russia News Timeline

The year started off with Russian scandals and as we pass the halfway point the scandals involving Russia and Putin have really started to escalate past anything ever seen in the country’s history. This Russian Timeline will update daily and will include headlines about Putin and Russia. The headlines are from American sources but they are not aimed to follow only the developments with the “Russian Probe”

After the Helsinki Summit, news about Russia, Putin, and Russian spies or involvement are on the top of most headlines. Republicans finally called out President Trump and forced the president to backtrack on his comments against the U.S. Intelligence Agencies. Admitting to a mistake is not something Donald Trump is particularly good at doing.

In an effort to control the narrative, and change the country’s focus away from the Russian summit, Trump has tried to revive the NFL Kneeling debate and thrown a temper tantrum against Iran, on Twitter. 

Bookmark this link to see the latest developments and see all the year’s headlines about Russia and Putin.

2018 Russia News Timeline

The Michael Cohen Timeline

Michael Cohen Timeline for 2018


Michael Cohen was considered to be Donald Trump’s “personal fixer,” which included many job responsibilities other than simple attorney work. Michael Cohen really came into the public’s attention when Stormy Daniels, an adult film star, revealed her affair with President Trump. After denying the affair and threatening a defamation lawsuit Michael Cohen got pulled into the Russian Investigation’s scope and was eventually raided by the FBI.



Michael Cohen disappeared from the public limelight after the FBI raided his offices on April 27, 2018. During the FBI raid, several phones were taken, as well as all of the Attorney’s files and communications between President Trump. After Sean Hannity was discovered to be one of Cohen’s only two clients, several news outlets discovered Michael Cohen’s shell company, Essential Consultants L.L.C., and several high-level companies and individuals that paid to have access to the President. After Robert Mueller’s Special Counsel got a hold of this story, news about Trump’s “personal fixer” was hard to come by. Michael Avenatti kept the pressure up but Cohen never made any remarks or appearances. Eventually, his attorney stopped appearing on news interviews and news about what happened to Michael Cohen was hard to get; until the third week of July.

Recently, Michael Cohen has been in the spotlight again.  He gave an interview to ABC News on July 2, 2018, where he stressed his loyalty is to his family and country over the president. In that interview, Cohen said that he “is not the villain of the story.” Shortly after, Cohen removed the title of “President’s Lawyer” from his Twitter account, which is the President’s favorite source for information and communication. 

On July 20, 2018, news surfaced that Michael Cohen had in fact recorded conversations with Donald Trump – including a conversation about paying hush money to Playboy model, Karen McDougal.

The story will continue to unravel until the public knows what extent of corruption was carried out and by whom. 


One of the most surprising turn of events; Michael Avenatti is open to represent Michael Cohen.

Michael Cohen Timeline for 2018

Elon, Are you OK?

Seriously, Are you OK?

Elon Musk News Timeline HERE.

Things are busy for Elon Musk and it is hard not to wonder if he is overworking himself past his limits. The only other high-profile Twitter account that spends so much time attacking and defending themselves against random users is @RealDonaldTrump, and he is not typically known for his mental stability.

 Up until now, Elon has been a hero to so many that idolize him for his contributions and even more for his aspirations. However, Elon’s Genius comes at a cost. He has tweeted about his narcissism and it is true that he is a useful narcissist or whatever he may be, but are his public ramblings going to be his downfall?

Over the last 30 days, Elon has:

Elon Musk often gets picked on for petty things, as does Neil DeGrasse Tyson. I guess it comes with being smarter than everyone else. However, the difference in how these two geniuses deal with “haters,” critics, attackers, and personal mistakes is the difference between night and day.

While NDT allows attacks and criticism to pass without much hoopla, Elon Musk often replies to the lowliest of users if they dare attack him. If he were to ignore these users they would disappear and look like fools. By attacking them, he brings them attention and inflames the situation even more.

Elon Musk is still a hero of mine. I understand that even our heroes are human and have their shortcomings. Understanding this, I wish Elon Musk would take a break and let his work speak for itself. Not only for the sake of his companies and legacy but also for the sake of the world.


Elon Musk Timeline for Past 30 Days