Jeb Bush will make an official announcement on the 15th of June in Miami that he will be running in the 2016 Presidential Elections. He will finally make an official start to his campaign that has been getting Republican support in recent months and will join the great number of GOP hopefuls. Republicans were expecting that he will announce his candidacy in July, gathering more time to raise money for this campaign with his well-funded Right to Rise PAC, but it seems that he is done testing the waters and has finished strategizing in his non-campaign all over the country. Bush took to Twitter on Thursday morning and tweeted “Coming Soon” and has attached a link to a web site with the date of June 15th. He is expected to make a speech in Miami at a 3 PM event at the Miami Dade College. Jeb Bush being the son of the 41st ...

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Hillary Clinton, the Democratic Party Presidential elections frontrunner has called on Thursday for a change in election laws and has named a few of the Republican Presidential candidates that support such laws that keep minority groups from voting. This Thursday, Hillary Clinton gave a campaign speech at the Texas Southern University, a historically black university, and made remarks about election laws that have been passed by the Republican led House of Representatives and explained how these laws are very restrictive to the voting rights of people of color, young people and poor people. Such laws have been recently passed in states like Texas, North Carolina, Florida and Wisconsin and make strict rules for voter ID, with photo identification requirement of having a government issued ID, when 11% of the eligible voting populations do not have it. Clinton has remarked individually on the Republican Presidential contenders and criticized them for their push on laws ...

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President Barack Obama has signed the bill on Tuesday reforming the government surveillance program in a few hours after it has been approved by the Senate. The USA Freedom Act eliminates the NSA’s powers to collect phone records. The USA Freedom Act is the first legislation of the surveillance system of the U.S. since the big spying scandal that was revealed after NSA contractor Edward Snowden leaked the information, two years ago. The act was passed with defeating the three amendments proposed by Republican senators. Since the terrorist attack on September 11, 2001, the National Security Agency has been collecting bulk phone records from phone companies in the search for terrorist leads, but was not able to listen to the entire content. With this new restrictive measure the phone companies like AT&T will be able to keep the phone records for themselves. The NSA can no longer access any phone record without ...

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Former Texas Governor Rick Perry is expected to announce his bid for the 2016 Republican nomination for President of the United States on Thursday from Dallas. Perry, whose 2012 bid went down in flames following a momentary memory lapse during a Presidential candidate’s debate in Michegan, November 2011, when he seemed to forget the third of three Federal Agencies he planned to close if he were elected. Unforgiving GOP voters immediately erased Perry from the list of likely candidates. But, in spite of his gaffe, Perry has an impressive resume as a phenomenally successful leader who made his state an economic force to be reckoned with. Perry is banking on that record to pave his way to the White House. Perry spent 14 years as Texas’ governor. He left office in January. During his record tenure there, Perry’s state generated more than one-third of the new private-sector jobs in America since 2001. An ...

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With two years of claims history under their belts, Obamacare insurance providers are proposing rate increases for 2016. Experts expect insurance rates to climb substantially – as much as 70 percent - in light of the fact that there have been more older enrollees in the plans than younger, healthier ones as the Obama administration predicted while selling the program to the American public. In the two years since Obamacare took effect, insurers have had to base their policy prices on speculation as to who would enroll in Obamacare plans. Now, experts believe premium rates will accelerate faster within the next year than in they did in the two previous years. The insurance industry bases its future rates upon the number of claims it has historically paid. Had the participants in the program tended to be younger and healthier, insurers could have priced the plans lower. In practice, though, young healthy ...

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During a Friday campaign stop in New Hampshire, former Florida Governor and potential 2016 Presidential candidate Jeb Bush, rolled out a plan for keeping the financially troubled Social Security system afloat by gradually raising the eligibility age over time. While Bush’s plan would not change the program for current beneficiaries,  people who are in their earning years now and have not yet entered the system would be expected to wait to enroll in the program until they have reached the age of 68 or 70. “I think we need to raise the retirement age, not for the people that are already nearing receiving Social Security or are already on it, but raise it gradually over a long period of time for people that are just entering the system,” he said. “And I think we need to do that in relatively short order.” “And Social Security can be sustained, just as it was ...

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California State Senate this Monday has passed the minimum wage bill of $11 per hour, which will be enforced by 2016 and another increase of $13 per hour by 2017. The bill by Democrat Senator Mark Leno has been passed in a 23-15 vote, and now waits for approval by the state Assembly. This is not the first bill Senator Mark Leno has proposed that aims at diminishing the poverty of minimum wage workers. A similar bill passed the state Senate in 2013, making the minimum wage of $9 per hour. Leno is concerned with the poverty rates in California and argues that a lot can be done so that the problem can have a solution. Most of the workers in Californian are adults which earn minimum wages and the business companies are using them and give then poverty wages, which means that the taxpayer subsidize the food and housing for the ...

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Bernie Sanders says he's in Presidential Race to win Senator Bernie Sanders has told Yahoo News that he intends to win the general election as the Democratic candidate. Shrugging off suggestions that he is running merely to push Hilary Clinton to the left or to become her vice-presidential candidate, the Vermont senator says he is running to stand up for the middle class and oppose corporate greed. “There are millions and millions of people who are tired of the establishment politics and corporate greed who are going to lead the mass movement in this country,” Bernie Sanders told Yahoo News’ Katie Couric. Sanders recognised that the odds are against him, noting that he lacks the fundraising capacity of the Clintons and other corporate-backed candidates, having financially hamstrung himself by refusing to take money from super PACs. “We’re going to do the best we can,” he said. “I don’t have a super PAC, I don’t want ...

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Martin O’Malley, the former governor of Maryland has launched his White House bid on Saturday and spoke about social injustice and breaking Wall Street. He positions himself to be the strongest rival to Hillary Clinton in the race for the Democrat nomination in the 2016 elections. Martin O’Malley has had a very successful two terms as the governor of the blue state Maryland and a mayor of Baltimore for 6 years. In the previous months, he has been campaigning in states like Iowa and New Hampshire and has been searching for support from the liberal and progressive base of the Democratic Party. This Saturday in Baltimore, he announced his official candidacy for the Democratic Party’s Presidential nomination and has positioned himself as an alternative to the Democrat forerunner Hillary Clinton, gaining support from the Democratic Party’s liberal wing. He is the latest Democrat to make a bid for the White House, after the ...

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Rand Paul has revealed that he intends to force the expiration of the PATRIOT Act today by stopping Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell from expediting debate on a new surveillance bill. In a statement to Politico yesterday, the Republican presidential hopeful said that he would not support any extension of the existing law nor would he support the USA Freedom Act passed by the House in early May.. “I will force the expiration of the NSA illegal spy program,” Rand Paul told Politico in a prepared statement. The Kentucky Senator has been well known for his defence of civil liberties and strong opposition to the PATRIOT Act. The rules of the Senate will allow Rand Paul to filibuster the extension of the Act, meaning that it will expire. The USA Freedom Act aims to curb the NSA’s bulk data collection program and has overwhelming support in the House. Paul asserts that the bill is ...

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