The U.S. Representative Louie Gohmert, has announced that he intends to stand against John Boehner for the position of speaker of the House of Representatives. Louie Gohmert is known for being a very conservative politician and a Tea Party Republican from Texas and is sure to bring a unique outlook to the role thanks to his conservative views that are echoed by many members of the Republican party but not by those on the Democrat side. While Louie Gohmert has thrown his name into the ring for the position there may be others who fancy their chances at picking up the prestigious role in the house, including the fellow Republican Representative Ted Yoho of Florida who has previously said that he may well be interested in putting himself up against Boehner. New names may be coming forward but it is being widely reported that the Ohio Republican  John Boehner will hold on to ...

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The first black senator to ever be elected in the US, Edward Brooke, has died aged at the age of 95, according to Republican Party officials. Edward Brooke was first elected to a position in Congress back in 1966 by voters in Massachusetts during a time of widespread racial unrest a made history in US politics by doing so. Brooke was previously a lawyer and he had also been the first African-American to hold the post of attorney general in any state when he was elected senator. Two black senators before him were both picked by state legislatures. According to a report by the BBC President Barack Obama said in a statement: "Senator Brooke led an extraordinary life of public service. "Ed Brooke stood at the forefront of the battle for civil rights and economic fairness." Adding to the messages Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick said: "I have lost a friend and mentor." While Senate Republican leader Mitch ...

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Unites States vice president Joe Biden has reportedly been in talks with the President of Venezuela over the possible release of political prisoners. Joe Biden was able to find some time to speak with the Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro to release political prisoners and reportedly urged for action to be taken soon. The two important political figures met on the sidelines of the official inauguration of the president of Brazil according to a report from EFE. The Efe report states that the meeting between the two men was considered to be courteous but that thanks to its impromptu nature the meeting only lasted for around three minutes. The meeting was actually initiated by an aide of Maduro's aides, who is said to have approached the delegation from the US during a reception which followed the inauguration for the swearing in of the President Dilma Rousseff for a second term as leader of Brazil. According to ...

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The next presidential elections in America will only be taking place in 2016 but already some key players appear to be lining up to take to the race. One of the most well known names in politics, Jeb Bush, is reportedly scaling back is business commitments in a move that many see as indicative that he will be throwing his hat into the ring for the race to the White House next year. There has been no official statement from Jeb Bush to say that he intends to run for the role of President but if he is cutting back on other commitments to his time it would appear that this is the intention of the brother of the former President George W Bush and the son of former President Bush senior. According to the BBC, one of the Republican's aides told the Washington Post that Jeb Bush had ended his board memberships and ...

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The current mood in America is one of very real racial tensions with riots, shootings, demonstrations and protests taking place across the country on a regular basis, which is why news that one Republican chose to meet with racial extremists has raised more than just a few eyebrows in Washington. According to a report by the Washington Post, Steve Scalise was a budding Louisiana state lawmaker eager to ascend the Republican ranks when he quickly accepted an offer to address a white-supremacist organisation 12 years ago. The Washington Post details how the invitation to meet with the Ku Klux Klan came from a neighbour in his New Orleans suburb who was the long time political strategist for former Ku Klux Klan grand wizard David Duke, and it gave Scalise the chance to appear before a politically active constituency that could prove helpful in future campaigns. In an interview Duke states that Scalise “recognised ...

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