Republican representatives voted to defund the women’s health care organization Planned Parenthood on Friday to make time for a full investigation of the abortion scandal. The House of Representatives voted along party lines on Friday to freeze federal funding for one year of the organization. The vote of 241-187 approved the legislation to block the funding, so that Congress would have the time to make a full investigation about the controversy that has been following the health care provider this year. The legislators also passed the bill to tighten restrictions on abortion doctors for violating infant protection in a vote of 248-177. The Republican led Congress was facing a government shutdown on the 1st of October for not having a plan to extend federal agencies funding. House Speaker John Boehner delayed voting on a spending bill and instead put forward these two legislations. The health care organization is under fire for alleged aborted fetal ...

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Photo credit: Slate Leading Democrats and Democratic fundraisers on Friday signed a letter urging U.S. Vice President Joe Biden to join the Democratic Presidential candidates in the 2016 Elections race. More than 50 Democratic donors and activists are asking Biden to challenge Hillary Clinton, the frontrunner for the Democratic Presidential nomination, because in their opinion the Obama administration has been a “spectacular success” due to the low unemployment rate, health care and non-interventionist foreign policy with Iraq and Afghanistan. According to Reuters, the letter shows a growing support for Biden with Democrats stating that if he decides to run he would have a substantial support by the establishment. The letter states “To finish the job, America needs a leader who is respected both home and abroad, and who understands the real challenges facing American families. In our opinion, the next president must be Joe Biden. If he announces he’s running, we are all in. It’s a campaign we know he ...

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Pope Francis is set to visit the United States on the 24th of September to address a joint meeting on the House of Representatives and the Senate. Francis, the most socially progressive pope is expected to gather large crowds in Washington DC for with tight security measures are being undertaken. He is also expected to make a speech concerning immigration, something that is very worrisome to the Hispanic community, and Francis coming from a Latin country himself may prove to be the anti-Trump asset to the Republican Party. The Republicans have always held the Pope dear to their hearts, but as Francis is a progressive Pontiff it might be very embarrassing to the GOP when he makes his speech on immigration and most probably address the statements by the frontrunner for the Republican Presidential nomination Donald Trump, that Hispanics are “criminals and rapists and bring disease to the country”, as well as his ...

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The second Republican Presidential debate on Wednesday hosted by CNN proved to be yet another debacle with no meaning that centered on personal attacks rather than giving policy messages. The debate that took place on the 16th of September at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California focused on another Republican insurgency, this time for Presidential candidate and former Hewlett-Packard Chief Executive Carly Fiorina. The frontrunner for the Republican nomination for the 2016 Elections Donald Trump has maintained his place, but was subject to many attacks by Fiorina, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush and neurosurgeon Ben Carson, the first major attack on Trump at the Republican debates. Fiorina, who rose in the national polls after her performance in the first Republican debate last month as part of the B group, was now allowed to participate in the main debate of high pollers and come out as a leader of the wave ...

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Photo credit: AP Donald Trump, the frontrunner for the Republican Party’s Presidential nomination for the 2016 Elections got yet another protest during a campaign rally, because of his harsh immigration policies. The real estate mogul and businessmen who climbed at the top of the national opinion polls in a few short months because of his conservative principles and attracted large crowds with his political incorrectness, held a campaign rally in Dallas at the American Airlines Center sports arena. In the divided city of Dallas, 42% of the population are Latinos, yet there were only few at the Trump rally, largely because of the immigration stance Trump took when he announced his Presidential Campaign on the 16th of June and said that he would build a big wall on the border between Mexico and the United States to keep out all illegal immigrants. He continued to call the Mexican people rapists, criminals and people that bring disease in the country ...

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Photo Credit: AP Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton addresses the recent poll results which show that her support has been falling. She said that it didn’t matter and that it is a normal occurrence. Democrat opinion polls for the 2016 Elections have been showing great diminishment in Clinton supporters in comparison to the self-proclaimed Democratic socialist Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont. The Iowa polls show that she they gap between the main Democratic rivals has been closed. According to Reuters/Ipsos national poll on Friday, Clinton’s 30 point lead has fallen to only 8 percentage points. According to Reuters, Clinton while being on a campaign event in Iowa said that she is waiting for the Democratic primary debate to start so that she can demonstrate to the voters that she is the right choice. She stated “You’re supposed to have an election, you are supposed to have a contest. When we start the debate, we will star to draw contrasts not only ...

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Republican Presidential Rick Perry on Friday dropped out of the GOP race for the Party’s Presidential nomination for 2016 Elections, due to funding struggles and lingering at the bottom of Republican opinion polls. The former Texas Governor is the first White House hopeful to end his campaign trail after having campaign finance trouble and being excluded from last month’s primary prime-time Republican debate, because he showed continuing lack in support at the opinion polls. Only days before the second Republican debate, Perry announced that he is ending his second bid for the Presidency mainly because he was running low on funding. He had to stop paying his staff in the primary states of New Hampshire and South Carolina, because his funds were very limited. Some of his staff remained as volunteers and some left for other more successful campaigns. According to Reuters, during a speech in St. Louise, Missouri he stated “Today I ...

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U.S. and China officials ended a weeklong meeting on Saturday where they discussed cyber security, prior to Chinese President Xi Jinping visiting the White House in the following weeks. The United States have been accusing China for espionage and hacking U.S. computers. The Chinese government has been denying the claims of such involvement and insists that they, too, have been a victim of cyber attacks. According to Reuters, the White House issued a statement saying that the U.S. National Security adviser Susan Rice met with Meng Jianzhu, the Secretary of the Central Political and Legal Affairs Commission of the Chinese Communist Party. The statement says that they had a “frank and open exchange about cyber issues.” The White house also stated that the Chinese delegation also met with the James Comey, the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and officials from the State, Justice and Treasury departments, as well as members of ...

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Senate Democrats rallied successfully with U.S. President Barack Obama in ensuring his victory on the historic nuclear deal with Iran and five other world powers. Barack Obama achieved his victory over the nuclear deal dispute among Democrat and Republican Congressmen on Thursday, with Senate Democrats blocking the Republican effort to vote on a resolution of disapproval which would have killed the deal and Obama’s ability to lift economic sanctions on Iran. Obama managed to gather the necessary 41 Senators in support of the deal so that the resolution would end its track there. However, Republican led House of Representatives had a symbolic vote for disapproval of the deal with a vote of 245 Republicans in favor of disapproval and 186 Democrats against the disapproval. The Republican voting was strictly along party lines, despite some Republicans claiming that the 60 day window period for reviewing the deal since its agreement. The disapproval has ...

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The White House is urging Congressional Republicans and Democrats to compromise on a plan to avoid a government shutdown due to disagreements on budget and funding of Planned Parenthood. A government shutdown on the 1st of October would make financial market unstable and the House of Representatives has only seven legislative days until the end of the fiscal year on the 30th of September, thus the need of Federal funding and a possible government shutdown, if House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner does not bring a spending bill in front of the House for passage. While trying to work out a stopgap funding bill, House Speaker Boehner is tested on his leadership skills by some of his fellow Republican representatives who want him out of his position as Speaker. According to Reuters, Boehner stated “The goal here is not to shut down the government. The goal is to stop these horrific practices of ...

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