Attentions are already turning to the upcoming 2016 elections with members of the Republican party looking to swing state governors. The Republican party, looking to triumph in the 2016 US elections, are hoping to build on recent success in the mid-term elections to try and garner support from different areas that may have not traditionally supported in the party in the past. The prospects for the Republicans for the elections in two years time have never looked better, thanks largely to a very high level of dissatisfaction in the Presidency of Barack Obama among people across the country. Previous staunch Democrats have been found swinging over to the Republican side of the political fence with many voting against their perhaps natural party as a form of protest vote against the Obama administration. According to the Reuters news agency, the Republican party have turned their attention to three different governors in politically diverse states . Reuters ...

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William Jefferson Clinton, more commonly known as Bill Clinton was the 42nd President of the United States and is known for being one of the most controversial Presidents of the US. Bill Clinton served as the president of the United States from 1993 until 2001 and is known as much for his relationships while in office as he is for his policies. During his term as president Bill Clinton presided over one of the longest periods of peace and economic expansion in American history, this is of course countered by his notoriety and his finally being impeached while president. Bill Clinton was born in Hope, Arkansas. His father tragically was killed in a car accident before he was born and his mother remarried with Bill taking the last name of Clinton as he has been born William Jefferson Blythe. After graduating from Yale, Clinton then went on to teach law at the University of Arkansas. His ...

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President Barack Obama has been forced to defend again his controversial healthcare law following the revelation that an advisor said that the law was only passed, partially due to the “stupidity” of American voters. The White House advisor made the comment after being part of the reform and has dealt President Obama another blow in regards to his healthcare law. President Obama has spoken out in defence of the law which has enabled American citizens to have private health care coverage, even if they are uninsured. The healthcare bill is aimed at providing sometimes life saving care for patients, even if they are unable to afford to pay for the insurance that is usually required for medical procedures to be paid for. The healthcare reform has proved to be one of the most widely debated subjects of the Presidents time in office and has been analysed extensively. Speaking during a press conference of the G20 leaders ...

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Ronald Regan is one of the best known celebrity politicians in the world and went on to lead America through some truly challenging times. He began his career, not in politics, but instead as a radio announcer in 1932 and went on to become the voice of Major league Baseball before then signing a contract with Warner brothers as an actor. Younger followers of politics may only know Regan for his political career but he made around 50 Hollywood films in his time and was even elected  as the Screen Actors Guild President in 1947 and served until 1952 and again from 1959-60. Ronald Regan hit the international spotlight once again when he was put up as the 1980 Republican nomination for President with George Bush running as his vice president. Regan was up against Jimmy Carter but Regan won the popular vote with 51 percent of the vote and 489 out of 538 ...

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Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives have been trying to work out how to stop President Obama from altering US immigration policies. Moderates within the Republican party have been resisting other members of the party who are looking to use government funding as a form of leverage. Some Republicans have said that they are trying to find a way to stop the immigration plans without leading to a government shutdown. Last year the US government was shut down for a total of 16 days while health insurance reforms were being debated leading to a stalemate. According to Reuters, there has been a particularly vocal group of conservatives who are pressing to ban funds needed to implement any move that would allow millions of undocumented immigrants to stay and work in the United States. "There’s a wide diversity of thought as to how effective that would be," said Representative Bill Flores of Texas, adding a ...

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The U.S. House of Representatives, led by the Republicans, has approved the Keystone XL pipeline. While the Keystone XL pipeline had success in the House of Representatives it did not have as much support in the Senate and has left President Barack Obama suggesting that he may use his veto to move the bill through Congress. This is the ninth time that the House of Representatives has passed the bill for the Keystone XL pipeline and it had been hoped that it would finally progress through the Senate as well this time, however it failed yet again. The Keystone XL Pipeline would facilitate the transport of oil from the oil sands in Canada through to the US Gulf but has been difficult to finalise because the project crosses across international borders. Controversy lies around the bill to approve the project because on one side supporters say that it will create thousands of jobs, while ...

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