President Barack Obama will be having what he has described as a "tough conversation" with Gulf Arab allies. In an interview with New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman, President Obama said that he was going to promise support to allies in the region but in return he will be telling them to address their own internal political challenges if they want help with their external enemies. The increasing number of crises that are occurring in the region are leading in instability at a political level. In the interview President Obama said: "I think when you look at what happens in Syria, for example, there’s been a great desire for the United States to get in there and do something.” He added: "But the question is: Why is it that we can’t have Arabs fighting the terrible human rights abuses that have been perpetrated, or fighting against what Assad has done?", referring to Syrian President Bashar ...

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New policy moving forward between the US and Cuba announced by President Barack Obama was not initially met with overwhelming positivity, particularly from Cuban-Americans in the country, however it appears that people are starting to warm up to the idea according to a new poll. Bendixen & Amandi International released a poll detailing the levels of support held by Cuban-Americans in relation to the changing policy between the two nations and found that the responses reflect a changing attitude to the situation. According to a report by Reuters, the polls shows that Cuban-Americans shows support for the White House's new Cubapolicy has risen in the three months since it was announced, with 51 percent now in favor of closer engagement with Cuba, up from 44 percent in December. The poll sampled 400 people across the country's population of approximately 2 million Cuban-Americans, with most of the population being mostly concentrated in Florida and New Jersey. The ...

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George Bush brought to the table another side of America as the 'kindler and gentler ' nation. The foundation of the Bush administration was to impart traditional American values, and use them collectively for the each and every one's welfare. Early Life of George H. W. Bush George Herbert Walker Bush was born on June 12, 1924 at Massachusetts. As a student, he showed early potential at public service when he became a student leader at Phillips Academy. The fact that this family also had a longrooted tradition in community service also contributed to his enthusiasm in the said field. At the young age of 18, he already enlisted in the armed forces. He became the youngest Navy pilot and completed 58 combat missions during World War II. On one unfortunate encounter with a Japanes aircraft, he was shot down over the Pacific Ocean and had to be rescued by a US submarine. ...

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Ronald Reagan was an actor turned politician. He served as the US president from 1981 to 1989. His administration gave birth to ‘Reaganomics’ which brought recovery from the long-held depression of the American economy. Early Life of Ronald Reagan Ronald Wilson Reagan was born on Tampico, Illinois on February 6, 1911. He obtained his degree in economics and sociology from Eureka College. He also played football and became part of the university’s theater productions. Reagan proceeded to become a radio sports announcer and later on, after a screen test, became a Hollywood actor and acted in 53 films. Reagan first married Jane Wyman and had two children named Maureen and Michael. Eventually, they separated and Reagan married Nancy Davis in 1952. They also had two children, Patricia Ann and Ronald Prescott. Reagan in the Political Scene Reagan then became the president of the Screen Actors Guild. As he become involved in issues regarding the rise ...

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While there are almost too many Republican runners for the presidential elections in 2016 to name, on the Democrat side things have been deafeningly silent with many assuming that it will be Hillary Clinton who will stand but problems here are already arising. Hillary Clinton has yet to officially say that she intends to run for President and it appears that another leading member of the party, who is adamant that she will not be running, is making life difficult for Clinton before she even announces. It is widely suspected that Hillary Clinton will finally announce her intentions to stand for president sometime this month and when she does then Elizabeth Warren will be right there ensuring that the economic policy adopted by Clinton follows her own ideals. According to a report by Reuters, Warren and her supporters have vowed to make sure that populist economic ideas feature prominently on Clinton’s agenda should ...

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James Carter was the US president from 1977 to 1981. Most of his notable works included international peacekeeping, humanitarian efforts, and promoting economic and social justice- all of which culminated in a Nobel Peace Prize that he received back in 2002. Early Life of James Carter James Earl Carter, Jr, known to many as simply James Carter, was born in Plains, Georgia on the first day of October 1924. As a child, his life revolved around peanut farming, a dash of politics, and Baptism. He graduated from the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. Carter is also a husband to Rosalynn Smith and a father to three sons and one daughter: John William, James Earl III, Donnel Jeffrey, and Amy Lynn. Entering Politics Carter served at the Navy for seven years before entering politics in 1962.He was elected Governor of the state of Georgia through his comprehensive platform of promoting equality and justice in the ...

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On August 9, 1974, in a troubled and fragmented period of American history, Gerald R. Ford assumed office as the 38th president of the United States. Early Life of Gerald R. Ford Gerald R. Ford was born in 1913 in Omaha, Nebraska, but spent his childhood in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  He was an all-around student, excelling both in academics and extra-curricular activities. While on college, he became part of the University of Michigan football team. In fact, he even became an assistant coach to the Yale Football Team while he was studying law at the same university. Gerald R. Ford also enlisted himself in the Navy during the Second World War, and proceeded to become a lieutenant commander. When the war ended, Gerald R. Ford came back to practicing law, joined the Republican Party, married Elizabeth Bloomer, and became a father to Michael, Steven, Susan, and John. Ford Saves America Gerald R. Ford unexpectedly became ...

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Being politically correct is something that has become increasingly important over the decades with legislation usually being brought in to counter discrimination, rather than to promote it but the new Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) could be the one to buck the trend. Now the Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson, is appealing for a review to the  RFRA claiming that rights activists and U.S. businesses said that it effectively allowed for discrimination against gays. Hutchinson has some big name backing in his calls with the corporate giant Wal-Mart praising his move. According to a report by Reuters, Indiana's governor a day earlier said lawmakers should fix a similar RFRA. After it was enacted last week, the state was hit with protests, threatened boycotts and warnings from powerful U.S. firms of pending economic damage for being seen as standing against U.S. ideals of inclusion. Hutchinson had previously said that he intended to sign the bill but ...

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A new bill being tabled by the government is expected to push its way through over the next month according to officials. It is expected that the trade promotion authority (TPA) legislation, which is widely regarded as being a huge step forward towards free trade deals, is going to be passed by Congress within the coming weeks. According to a report by Reuters: "We believe that the votes are there to move forward," Catherine Novelli, U.S. under secretary of state for economic growth, energy and the environment, told reporters in Singapore. "We do expect it to be passed soon, within the next month or so." The crux of the TPA legislation is that it will allow for lawmakers in the United States to set clear trade deal objectives in exchange for a yes-or-no vote. The delays in finalising the legislation are casting a cloud over a 12-nation trade pact many thought was near completion, officials ...

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