The White House stated on Thursday that President Barack Obama would reject every Republican effort to defund Planned Parenthood, the health organization that performs abortions. The reproductive health organization has been under Republican fire for a long time, but gained a lot of media coverage in the previous weeks with the emergence of videos of alleged selling of aborted fetal tissue and body parts. The video that got immense exposure on the Internet was produced by the Center for Medial Progress, an organization of journalists that monitor medical ethics. It received a lot of attention and reactions from Republican Presidential candidates. According to Reuters, Rick Perry said that the video was a reminder of “the organization’s penchant for profiting off the tragedy of a destroyed human life.” The video shows Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s senior director of medical services, Dr. Deborah Nucatola discussing the sale of body part to a biological company. According ...

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Credit photo - AP U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry stated on Tuesday that if Congress rejects the Iran deal that would mean that Tehran would be able to develop a nuclear weapon. Just a couple of days after his Senate Committee hearing and testimony, John Kerry made stronger comments to blast the criticism from Republicans that say that the nuclear deal would allow Iran to construct a nuclear weapon. He said that the provisions of the agreement were only temporary and that it would have greater long-term importance. According to Reuters, Kerry spoke in front of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and said “Iran has agreed to refrain from producing or acquiring highly enriched uranium and weapons-grade plutonium for nuclear weapons forever. When it comes to verification and monitoring, there is absolutely no sunset in this agreement. Not in 10 years, not in 15 years, not in 20 years, not in ...

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President Barack Obama and Democratic Presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton criticized Republican Presidential candidates for their rhetoric about the Iran deal and other policies. The President, while being on a tour throughout Africa has commented to reports that the Republicans have made some horrendous statements in respect to the Iran agreement, his own policies and Republican policies on the whole. One of the Republican Presidential contenders, Mike Huckabee, a former Governor of Arkansas has made comments regarding the Iran deal, that it would be very tough on Israel and that it would march Israelis right to “the door of the oven”, referencing the Nazi gas chambers that killed six million Jews in the Holocaust. According to Reuters, Obama said that Huckabee’s comment is  emblematic of a slide in public discourse from the Republican Party and stated that “The particular comments of Mr. Huckabee are, I think, part of just a general pattern that we’ve seen that…would be considered ridiculous if it ...

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Democratic Presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton said that she would bring clean renewable energy to every home in America. Her campaign estimates that their agenda for enough power would be generated within the next 10 years. Clinton, former Secretary of State and U.S. Senator, promised a set of measures to be undertaken in respect to climate change, with extending the Federal clean energy tax incentives for lowering cost for both taxpayers and clean energy providers. She announced the installing of a half a billion solar panels nationwide, which would increase the nation’s solar capacity and produce clean power by more than 700 percent. According to Reuters, Clinton set a couple of goals for her broader energy and climate strategy and she said “We are on the cusp of a new era. We can create a more open, efficient and resilient grid that connects us, empowers us – improves our health and benefits us all.” During her speech in Iowa on Monday, ...

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Donald Trump the real estate mogul has made it to the front-runner position in the Republican Presidential field, according to a CNN poll this Sunday. Jeb Bush is coming second to Trump. Backed by a support of conservative Republicans, Trump has escalated to 18 percent according to CNN poll. Jeb Bush, former Florida Governor and Presidential hopeful follows with a 15 percent. Trump showed no surprise whatsoever of his leading position and, according to Reuters, stated on CNN’s “State of the Union” speech “There is a movement going on. This is more than me. People are tired of these incompetent politicians in Washington that can’t get anything done.” Trump since announcing his Republican candidacy has made statements that have gained the support of conservative voters, but alerted many human rights advocates and activists because of his anti-immigration stance and discrimination against Mexicans, as well as his attacks on Republican Senator John McCain a ...

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Presidential frontrunner for the Democratic Party, Hillary Clinton on Friday proposed a U.S. corporate tax reform for capital gains taxes, a transparency for stock buybacks and executive compensation changes for a long-term growth. Clinton has taken a mmuch leftist approach to the economic policy, in comparison with her husband, former Democrat President Bill Clinton, who was more centrist in policy-making. This left position of Hillary Clinton is to gain the progressive Democrat votes, but the careful ceconomic proposal does not curb big Wall Street investors. This coalition gives her the best position in the Democratic filed of Presidential hopefuls for the 2016 Elections. According to Reuters Clinton in her speech in New York called for a fight against the “quarterly capitalism”. She said “It’s bad for business, it’s bad for wages and it’s bad for our economy . The call was for government and private companies to fight against short-term goals and ...

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The U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry spoke in front of Congress on Thursday and repeated that there is no safer alternative then the Iran agreement. He was attacked by critics who say that the deal may mean a way of Iran building a nuclear bomb. Kerry spoke in front of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee and told Senators that the administration does not see a better way to curb Iran’s nuclear power and that no one should dream of a better “fantasy”. The Secretary of State’s testimony in Congress is the first one after the deal was agreed between the United States, the European Union, The United nations, France, Germany, China and Russia in the previous week and he has been attacked by Republican legislators that the Iranians had “fleeced” and “bamboozled” him. The deal was achieved in exchange of lifting sanctions to Iran and now Congress has opened a 60 ...

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The White House announced on Wednesday that it is preparing the final stages of the plan aimed at closing the Guantanamo prison for foreign terrorists. President Barack Obama has made the plan one of his priorities. The prison at the Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval base in Cuba was set after the 9/11 attacks in 2001 for every Taliban and Al Qaeda terrorist that the U.S. gets a hold of. Democrat Barack Obama, during his campaign for the 2008 Elections promised to have the prison closed within a year of his coming to office. However, his plans have been put to a major objection by the Republican Party and many Republicans have been barring transfers to America from the facility, as well as Pentagon opposition to the plan to repatriate those that are still considered as potential threat and that they would plan other attacks on America. According to Reuters, The White House spokesman Josh ...

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Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu met with the U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter on Tuesday behind closed doors in Israel to discuss the nuclear agreement with Iran. The animosity between the United States and Israel has reached new depth after the conclusion of the Iran nuclear deal between the United States, the European Union, the United Nations, Great Britain, France, Germany, China and Russia the previous week in Vienna. The deal curbs Iran’s nuclear program and imposes its dismantling, as well as inspections to Iranian military and non-military sites in exchange for sanction lifting that has been imposed by the UN for many years. Due to that fact Israel is worried that Iranian militant groups like Hezbollah and Hamas would be able to use the Iranian sanctions relief. The Pentagon Chief, Ash Carter was received by PM Netanyahu in Jerusalem and they talked about the dispute behind closed doors. After ...

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The leader of Iran has made it clear that he will not respect the American policies imposed to Iran in a speech on Saturday, which has come across as very troubling according to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. The Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei spoke about the deal the United States and its allies have done with Iran on their nuclear programme and the policies of inspection of all military and non-military sites in Iran. He vowed to defy these policies and not allow them. The deal was concluded the previous week in Vienna by the United States, the European Union, the United Nations, Britain, France, China, Germany and Russia. It imposes long-term curbs on what is suspected that Iran is creating a nuclear bomb, in exchange of lifting sanctions and unfreezing assets. The Supreme Leader of Iran and its highest authority, Ayatollah Khamenei spoke in Tehran in front of an audience ...

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