The race is now officially on with Ted Cruz being the first to officially announce that he is running for the Presidential elections in 2016. Texas Senator Ted Cruz, who is known for being a strong conservative and for also clashing with leaders of his own Republican party on a regular basis, has become the first to announce his running for the White House. According to Reuters, Cruz is expected to announce his candidacy at Liberty University, an evangelical Christian school in Virginia tomorrow, according to an aide, giving the Tea Party favourite a head start on what is likely to be a crowded field of Republican White House contenders. 44 year old Ted Cruz, has built a reputation for his strong conservative principles and it is widely expected that he will run his candidacy based on him being a reliable candidate who will be pushing for small government. According to Reuters Ted Cruz ...

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Early Life of Harry S. Truman Harry Truman was born in 1884. He was born in Lamar, Missouri but grew up in Independence. For more than a decade, he ventured into the Missouri farming industry. At the time of World War I, he became part of the armed forces and was deployed to France to become a Field Artillery captain. He then became husband to Elizabeth Wallace. Together, they started dealing men’s clothing. Truman’s Crossover to Politics Despite owning multiple businesses, Harry Truman managed to be active in the Democratic Party. In 1922, he assumed the administrative position of being the Jackson County Court judge. After 12 years, he became a senator. When America entered World War II, Truman headed the investigating committee that audited corruption and savings. The committee saved 15 billion dollars. He even became more involved in public service when he was elected vice president to Franklin Roosevelt. While he ...

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Franklin D. Roosevelt came at considerably one of the worst periods in American history. As the 32nd President of the United States of America, he was tasked to rebuild the nation from the ashes of depression. Soon, he became the nation’s beacon of hope and recovery. Early Life of Franklin D. Roosevelt Franklin Roosevelt was born in 1882 at New York. He completed his studies at Harvard University and furthered his involvement in the academe at Columbia Law School. He is also a husband to Eleanor Roosevelt. Gaining inspiration from his cousin, President Theodore Roosevelt, he involved himself in the political arena. He joined the Democrats and became a senator in 1910. Roosevelt was also appointed by then President Wilson as the Navy’s Assistant Secretary. He quickly gained a significant following in the elites and masses and became the vice presidential bet of the Democratic Party in 1920. Roosevelt vs Polio One year after his nomination ...

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Donald Trump is a household name, not only in America, but also around the world, however he is known more for his television appearances than he is for his political ambition. Now it seems that the real estate mogul and star of reality television shows, is looking to move seriously into the world of politics with the businessman taking his first steps towards launching his very own presidential campaign. It is no huge surprise that Donald Trump has designs on becoming president himself, as he has in the past very publically sad how he would like the top job himself. According to a report by Reuters, Donald Trump said he had formed an exploratory committee to determine whether to run, and that he had hired staff in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina. Those states are among the first to hold Republican and Democratic presidential nominating contests. "We have lost the respect of the ...

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Herbert Hoover is the 31st President of the United States. Dwelling in a rich background of volunteerism and international work even before he entered politics, Hoover quickly became known as ‘The Great Humanitarian.’ Early Life of Herbert Hoover Herbert Clark Hoover was born in Iowa on 1874. His father, a Quaker blacksmith, influenced him to study mining engineering at the prestigious Stanford University. While spending his years at the university, he met Lou Henry- the love of his life. They eventually got married and moved to China as Hoover proceeded with his career as the head engineer for a private Chinese firm. The Boxer Rebellion signaled the start of the Hoovers’ humanitarian involvement.  When it gained momentum in 1900, his wife began working in hospitals to assist the sick and casualties of war. Herbert Hoover, on the other hand, became in charge of securing the settlement against attacks.  He built barricades and other fortifications. Hoover ...

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At 2:30 on the morning of August 3, 1923, while visiting in Vermont, Calvin Coolidge received word that he was the 30th President of the United States. By the light of a kerosene lamp, his father, who was a notary public, administered the oath of office as Coolidge placed his hand on the family Bible. Coolidge was "distinguished for character more than for heroic achievement," wrote the Democratic admirer, Alfred E. Smith. "His great task was to restore the dignity and prestige of the Presidency when it had reached the lowest ebb in our history ... in a time of extravagance and waste...." Early Years Born in Plymouth, Vermont, on July 4, 1872, Calvin Coolidge was the son of a village storekeeper. He graduated from Amherst College with honors, and entered law and politics in Northampton, Massachusetts. Slowly, methodically, he went up the political ladder from councilman in Northampton to Governor of Massachusetts, ...

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The U.S. House Republicans has revealed a planned budget which aims to remove the deficit by 2024 through heavy cuts across the board. Some of the areas where savings are going to be made will see heavy cuts to domestic spending and also another attempt to undo the Obamacare health reforms that are pulling on the budget. According to a report by Reuters, the plan from House Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price proposes $5.468 trillion in spending cuts and interest savings over 10 years compared to current tax and spending policies. The controversial budget has been designed to appeal to all members of the republican party by nominally adhering to “sequester” spending caps while also on the other hand, increasing spending in the military by almost 40 million dollars. According to Reuters, some 70 Republicans had signalled they would reject their party's budget if it failed to at least match Democratic President Barack Obama's ...

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New talks have taken place to help to continue to build new ties between Cuba and America following decades of disputes and embargoes. The assistant US secretary of State, Roberta Jacobsen, met in Havana with her counterpart in Cuba, Josefina Vidal, the Cuban foreign ministry’s chief on US affairs to discuss the future between the two countries and how to move forward with building a working relationship between the two nations. While there has been a marked improvement in the relationship between Cuba and America, the two have seen disagreements even recently, including marked differences in relation to Venezuela but it is hoped that the talks will be able to avoid confrontation over this delicate issue. According to a report by Reuters, Jacobson and Vidal led their respective delegations with great fanfare in Havana in January and in Washington in February, but this session will take place with smaller teams and, so far ...

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President Obama may be an easy target for conservatives and the latest to turn their attention to attacking the President is the conservative Republican Ted Cruz. Senator Ted Cruz from Texas, may not be one of the most well known names in the Republican party but he appears to be doing well with the crowds as he considers his future and whether or not he will make a in for the top job himself in 2016. During a visit to New Hampshire, Ted Cruz took the opportunity to lash out at the Obama administration, claiming that they had trampled on the constitution and gaining support from the crowd as he did so. According to a report by Reuters, Cruz, who is exploring a run for the White House in 2016, struck a defiantly aggressive tone during a speech in the first state to hold a presidential primary election, slamming Obama on his handling ...

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Politicians don’t always have to be serious and when you are a President coming to the end of your term it seems you have the opportunity to be able to poke fun at others in the world of politics as President Obama did regarding the recent email scandal. According to a report by Reuters, President Barack Obama firmly took aim at his Republican opponents and his gaffe-prone vice president during a satirical speech that included a roast of his former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton over her recent problems with email. During the annual Gridiron dinner, an event known for being a place for poking fun at players in the world of American politics, Obama joined Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, a potential Republican contender for the 2016 presidential election, and Democratic Governor Terry McAuliffe of Virginia. During his speech, President Obama joked that his reputation for being a tech-savvy president had now been eclipsed by his ...

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