A leading Elizabeth Warren backer has called for supporters of the Massachussetts senator to get behind Bernie Sanders for the Democratic nomination. Erica Sagrans started the "Ready for Warren" campaign more than a year ago in order to draft Senator Elizabeth Warren to run for the presidency.  Although Warren declined to do so, her shadow has loomed large in the Democratic race, with even the field leader, Hillary Clinton, having to adopt a leftist, populist tone in relation to some issues.  Fifty-six per cent of the "Ready for Warren" campaign have now indicated that they want to support Bernie Sanders for President and Sagrans has now formed a grassroots initiative called "Ready to Fight" in order to lend Warren's support to the Sanders campaign. In doing so, it would seem she's struck a chord with many Warren supporters.  Bernie Sanders is cut from the same progressive populist cloth as Senator Warren and he is the ...

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The U.S. and China will launch the seventh Strategic and Economic Dialogue in Washington this Tuesday in order to discuss financial and political strategy. The Dialogue will be held in a joint session with the sixth U.S. and China High Level Consultation on People-to-People Exchange for issues such as security and economy. The United States are planning to put the differences over South China Sea, human rights and cyber security high on their agenda, according to Daniel Russel, assistant secretary of state for East Asia and the Pacific. He also stated that the recent massive cyber attacks on the U.S. government computers, which are suspected to be caused by Chinese hackers, will be discussed as part of the cyber security issues. Another point that the United States are putting high on the agenda is the talk about human rights, specially about the democracy in Hong Kong, the problematic law on NGOs ...

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Donald Trump has announced that he is running for the Republican nomination, but is he really in it to win? There's no doubt that we're excited that Donald Trump is running for President of the United States.  Trump has a track record of lodging his foot firmly in his mouth and going boldly forth.  From his repeated demands to see President Obama's birth certificate, to paying actors fifty dollars to cheer at his campaign launch, to his latest claim that the United States in the dumping ground for Mexico's mendicants, Donald Trump has us in for one hell of a ride. Although Trump's announcement speech was filled with hare-brained comments, the strangest part was when he descended into incredibly offensive comments about Mexico and Mexicans.  Trump proposes to stop illegal immigration from Mexico by building a large wall along the United States' southern border.  Furthermore, he insists that it will be Mexico ...

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The House of Representatives has rejected the resolution on Wednesday with which President Barack Obama would be forced to pull out all American troops from Syria and Iraq in one month. The bipartisan resolution was co-sponsored by Democrats Jim McGovern of Massachusetts and Barbara Lee of California and Republican Walter Jones of North Carolina. The measure was supposed to withdraw 3,500 U.S. troops that have been working with the Iraqi army in that region against the fight of the Islamic State. The resolution would have forced the President to pull out all American troops in one month since its approval or by the end of 2015 if the President deems that the abrupt removal of troops is not safe. The resolution failed with 288-139 vote with the support of 120 Democrat and 19 Republican votes and block from 222 Republican and 66 Democrat votes. Barack Obama started air strikes against the Islamic State ...

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The bipartisan amendment of banning torture during interrogation of detainees has been passed in the U.S. Senate on Tuesday. The brutal techniques practiced by George W. Bush after the 9/11 attacks have been stopped by Barack Obama in 2009. The U.S. Senate had voted 78-21, with support from the entire Democrat caucus with an addition of 32 Republican votes. Barack Obama has issued an executive order signed in 2009 to stop any further use of ‘enhanced interrogation techniques’ on detainees. However, being an executive order, this could easily be changed under the command of a new President. Taking the appropriate measures legislators found it necessary to put the bill into law and make it hard for change. However, the bill will become law when both chambers of Congress approve it. Both Senate and the House of Representatives must vote for it to be taken to the President to sign it. The amendment proposed by ...

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Republican White House hopeful, Jeb Bush, has launched his official campaign rally Monday in Florida. He acknowledged the Republican Party conservative principles, but sought the vote of moderates and the Hispanic community. Speaking from the Miami Dade College, the former Florida Governor has announced his 2016 Elections run, nearly six months after he mentioned a possible candidacy and has joined the Republican pack of 10 more White House bidders. He has been raising large amounts of campaign money to this moment. Jeb Bush, 62, a son of former U.S. President George H. W. Bush and brother of former U.S. President George W. Bush, had a number of Republican points to which the public has grown accustomed to. From attacks on big government, to free corporations and a stronger role of American politics in the world, he mostly attacked the Democrat Party. The rhetoric he used expanded with a promise of challenging the Washington ...

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Republican and Presidential hopeful Chris Christie has called upon a ‘’coalition of the willing’’ on Sunday, in order to fight Islamic State in Iraq. He used the term that was advocated by George W. Bush in his infamous war of Iraq in 2003. Back in 2003, President George W. Bush has coined the phrase to refer to his allies in the American-led war of Iraq. The war faced a lot of criticism because powerful states such as France and Germany were not on the allies list and only few of the 48 ally countries have sent troops to the Iraq invasion force. Even at the 2004 Presidential Elections, when George W. Bush sought another bid for the White House, during a Presidential debate he tried to defend the Coalition of the Willing with reminding people that Poland was a part of the coalition. The statement of “You forgot Poland” became a ...

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The House of Representatives led by the Republicans has rejected an amendment to the Defense bill on Thursday, a day after President Barack Obama ordered 450 troops in Iraq. The bill would have forced legislators to vote on Authorization of Use of Military Force against Islamic State. The amendment proposed by Democrat Representative Adam Schiff has been rejected with a vote of 231 to 196, with a majority vote from Republicans. The amendment was supposed to make Congress debate and vote on a new official authorization of use of military force by the 31st of March, 2016, which means a prohibition of using the funds of the 2016 defense appropriations bill for air strikes against Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. Only a formal authorization passed by Congress would have been able to do so. Republicans have criticized President Obama on having a passive role in his foreign policy and tried to urge ...

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Hillary Clinton's speech at Roosevelt Island shows that she has learnt from the 2008 campaign and that we'll be seeing an entirely different Hillary this time around. Hillary Clinton's epic address at Roosevelt Island has set the speed for her entire campaign.  Although it started as the standard state of the unionesque address that we expect from candidates, Hillary's spiel soon deviated into the issues that matter most to her and show that she will be running a radically different campaign this time around. During the 2008 campaign, Clinton did everything she could to avoid being labelled as a tax and spend liberal, but this time around, she's making Clinton addresses supporters at her kickoff rally. statements that would not be out of place in a speech by Elizabeth Warren or Bernie Sanders. “While many of you are working multiple jobs to make ends meet, you see the top 25 hedge fund managers making more ...

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President Barack Obama on Wednesday ordered further 450 U.S. troops to be deployed to Iraq in order to advice and assist the Iraqi forces in their reclamation of territory from the Islamic State. The decision comes as an answer to the special request from the Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi, while he and President Obama where attending the G7 summit in Germany this week. Obama made the decision after he said that the United Stated do not have a complete strategy in order to train the Iraqi troops, however this does not represent a change in mission. The 450 additional troops will join the U.S. contingent of 3,100 U.S. troops already in Iraq. They will be deployed at the Taqaddum military base in eastern Anbar, about 15 miles from Ramadi, where they will train , advise and assist with tactics to the Iraqi officers on how to conduct their own operation. They will ...

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