Russia remains to pose a global threat to the U.S. national security according to Marine General Joseph Dunford. He said Russia’s actions are very alarming and made dire warning, during his confirmation hearing at the Senate Armed Services committee in order to become the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Nicknamed “The Fighting Joe”, Dunford weighed in the situation in Ukraine and did not cut back on his thoughts that American troops and sophisticated weaponry to counter tank and artillery are needed in that region of eastern Ukraine to deflect Russian aggression. According to Reuters, he said “My assessment today, Senator, is that Russia presents the greatest threat to our national security. If you want to talk about a nation that could pose an existential threat to the United States, I’d have to point to Russia. And if you look at their behavior, it’s nothing short of alarming.” He also joined ...

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Hillary Clinton, the front-runner for the Democratic Party’s Presidential nomination for 2016 Elections, made a speech on Monday to make her economic agenda one for the average American. This is the first major policy speech of her campaign for the White House. As promised by her campaign that Clinton will give major economic address to the nation, she made a speech this Monday putting her fight for higher wages at the primary of her economic agenda, with promising middle-class wages to be raised in proportion with the raise of executive income and company profits. She called for companies to share more of their profits with the employees and for a broad reform of the national tax code. According to Reuters, during her speech at the progressive liberal New School University in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village, she stated “I believe we have to build a growth-and-fairness economy. You can’t have one without the other. ...

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Republican Presidential hopeful Jeb Bush said on Wednesday that ‘’people should work longer hours”, so that the economy can be improved. The Democratic National Committee has called the statement as out-of-touch. Jeb Bush, while doing an interview with The Union Leader, live-streamed on the app Periscope, as part of his New Hampshire campaign, stated that to grow the economy, people should work longer hours, because he believes he can achieve his aspiration of creating a growing economy with an annual four percent economic growth. According to Reuters, he says that would be achieved with Americans being more productive and that “the workforce participation should rise from its all-time modern lows. This means that people need to work longer hours and through their productivity gain more income for their families.” The comment was similar to the one made by 2012 Republican Presidential nominee Mitt Romney, who was under attack by Democrats of being ...

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The U.S. President Barack Obama and the chief of the Vietnam’s Communist Party met on Tuesday at the White House at a historic meeting to discuss the threat China is imposing with the activities in the South China Sea, as well as human rights issues and strengthening the ties between the countries. Obama and Nguyen Phu Trong met in the Oval office for a discussion about human rights differences and religious freedom, the new Trans-Pacific trade partnership agreement in the region and the significant progress made by the two countries cooperating on education, climate change, security and public health. The meeting took place this month because it marks 40 years since the end of the Vietnam War, but also because of the year long dispute between China and Vietnam, due to China challenging Vietnam’s sovereignty with parking an oil rig on territorial waters of Vietnam. The Obama administration has seized the opportunity to ...

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President Barack Obama called for a greater support of the Syrian opposition in the civil war against the Islamic State and urged prevention of attacks within the U.S. During a visit of the Pentagon on Monday, Obama made a speech about intensifying the support of fighters against the Islamic State in both Iraq and Syria. The coalition led by the U.S. has made efforts to defeat the Islamic State ever since September last year with heavy bombings. Only in the last 24 hours the coalition carried out 19 air strikes in 11 locations in Iraq’ the town of Beiji, cities of Fallujah, Kirkuk, Haditha, Ramadi, Makh-mur and Sinjar, as well as 8 locations of the Islamic State in Syria, including Hasakah, Kobane, Raqqa and Aleppo. The President noted that prevention of attacks within the U.S. and the recruiting of ISIS followers is met with great difficulty, but he stressed the determination ...

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The Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie on Sunday said that the Supreme Court made a mistake with allowing same-sex marriage and if it were up to him he would never legalize it. He also said that he would have struck down the provision of the Obamacare health law. Christie, who only announced his Presidential campaign for the 2016 Elections and joined a packed field of 15 republicans in the race for the White House, said that Supreme Court should have been more conservative and joined many Republican presidential candidates and other conservatives in condemning the High Court’s ruling on these two landmark laws. Every decision made by the Supreme Court is under scrutiny of the public, because of the appointment of the Court’s Justices. They are appointed by the president, and as such have a great role in the Elections, because they serve a life term. According to Reuters, Christie was a guest on ‘Fox News Sunday’ and stated that ...

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Hillary Clinton, the Democratic Presidential candidate for the 2016 Elections, on Saturday blamed China for spying on the U.S. government and talked about Iran and the Russian President Vladimir Putin. While doing her campaign rally, Democrat Hillary Clinton visited early voting state New Hampshire and during a campaign event she spoke about the recent spying scandal in which China and the U.S. have been involved. She accused China of stealing commercial secrets and a great amount of government information. Hillary Clinton, being the front-runner of among the Democratic hopefuls in the White House bid, used a very direct language in addressing the problem with China. Even though China negates the scandal and says they have nothing to do with it, the U.S. is strong in the opinion that it was Chinese hackers that got government information. President Barack Obama’s administration has listed China as the top suspect of the hacking scandal that ...

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(Credit: AP Photo/Tran Van Minh.) It has been 20 years since The leader of the Communist Party of Vietnam will make a visit of Washington next week and will meet with U.S. President Barack Obama. The visit will be a major step in improving the Asian alliance in a time when China is becoming a global force. the U.S. and Vietnam have started having diplomatic relations and a normalization of ties after the period of being enemies in war. Only in the past year the American foreign policy has bolstered the relations with Vietnam. This visit is scheduled to take place from the 6th, until the 10th of July. The trip follows a yearlong sovereignty battle between China and Vietnam, after China put an oil rig on Vietnamese territory. The Communist Party chief, Nguyen Phu Trong, at Barack Obama’s request will have a visit to the White House where they will discuss ...

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The Republican Governor of Wisconsin, Scott Walker will be announcing his bid for the Republican presidential nomination on the 13th of July. After many months of research and testing the general public, he will officially start his campaign for the White House. He is set to make the announcement from Waukesha, Wisconsin and according to his aides he has filed the candidacy documents on Thursday at the Federal Election Commission. Scott Walker, one of the leading Republican hopefuls in the White House bid race is a favorite of the conservatives and has earned their support in Iowa in January and is still at the top of the opinion polls in Iowa, the state that has the first nomination contest on the 1st of February 2016. The Quinnipiac University has made an opinion poll this Wednesday and according to it Walker has lost a couple of points since the last poll, but is still supported by 18% of his fellow ...

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The U.S. and Cuba agreed on Wednesday, with a letter exchange by Cuban and American Presidents, to end the 54 year period of isolation and restore diplomatic relations on the 20th of July, with a state visit to Havana by U.S. State Department Secretary John Kerry. On Wednesday U.S. President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro, the younger brother of Fidel Castro, exchanged letters of confirmation to restore diplomatic relations between the two governments and the people of America and Cuba. The deal marked the vow made by the Presidents in December of 2014. The letters have set the date of formal opening of the embassies on the 20th of July, with a visit by John Kerry, the U.S. Secretary of State, to Havana in order to raise the U.S. flag outside the U.S. embassy. President Obama is very grateful that this isolation of Cuba and the Cuban people has ended ...

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