Former Senator Jim Webb ended his race for the Democrat nomination for the 2016 Elections on Tuesday and said he will be exploring a possible White House bid as an independent. The former Senator of Virginia said that he and Americans were “disgusted” by the partisan politics in the Presidential campaigns and that there was no place for an “honest broker” like him. According to Reuters, he stated “I am not going away; I am thinking about all my options.” He also added “Americans don’t like the extremes to which both parties have moved in recent years and, quite frankly, neither do I.” Webb’s more conservative stances were not supported by the liberal Democrats and he barely registered in the opinion polls with primary voters. He did not have any momentum at the first Democratic Presidential debate on CNN and all that the audience got from him were his complaints that he was ...

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U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday met with a group of chief executives to discuss the international climate change deal that is set to be arranged in Paris next month. The Obama administration is set to cut carbon emissions from power plants, a center policy of the United Nations climate change conference. However, the Republican Party has been quick in saying that such negotiations would hurt American businesses and jobs. That, of course, is not true and President Obama has reiterated the stance that this deal is actually welcomed by businesses. According to Reuters, while answering questions to reporters after the meeting, Obama said “The perception is that this is an environmental issue, it’s for tree-huggers, and that hard-headed business people either don’t care about it or see it as a conflict with their bottom line.” He also added “I just want everybody to understand that American Businesses want this to happen ...

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The leading Republican Representative in the Congressional special select committee aimed at probing the Benghazi attacks said on Sunday that defaming Hillary Clinton is not the goal of the committee and that such allegations must stop. The select committee was established to investigate the September 2012 attacks on U.S. embassy in Benghazi, Libya and the murders of four American officials including the U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens. The attacks happened while Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State. According to Reuters, the committee’s chairman, Republican Representative Trey Gowdy of South Carolina said that the focus of the committee is not Hillary Clinton and her Presidential bid, but rather the investigation of the events that led to the attack, most precisely the security oversight. He stated “She is an important witness but she is one witness.” He also added that he is urging his Republican colleagues to stop talking about the Benghazi committee and stated ...

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Republican Presidential frontrunner Donald Trump made another dig at former President George W. Bush for being incapable of protecting the American nation and blamed him for the September 11th, 2001 attacks. During an appearance on Bloomberg Television, Donald Trump made a statement to emphasize his dislike for the Bush family as he is often making remarks about his rival contender for the Republican nomination, Jeb Bush. According to Reuters, Trump told Bloomberg Television “When you talk about George Bush, I mean, say what you want, the World Trade Center came down during his time”, to which interviewer Stephanie Ruhle replied “Hold on, you can’t blame George Bush for that.” However, Trump insisted that it was Bush’s fault the twin towers were destroyed by the Islamist extremists in hijacked planes. He added “He was President, okay? Blame him, or don’t blame him, but he was President. The World Trade Center came down during ...

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U.S. President Barack Obama and South Korean President Park Geun-hye made a summit meeting on Friday at the White House and affirmed that they will not accept North Korea as a nuclear state. The meeting focused on North Korea’s growing nuclear arsenal and both of the leaders agreed that North Korea would be welcome to roundtable talks if it was ready to curb its nuclear programs. They discussed whether the Iran deal that was reached by Obama and five other world powers could serve as a model for getting North Korea to abandon its nuclear plans, but it seems that the country will continue its isolation. They issued a joint statement condemning the North Korean human rights situation and called it “deplorable” and in need of “utmost urgency and determination” in a similar manner as the urgency to address the North Korean advancing nuclear and ballistic weapons proliferation. Obama and Park pledged an ...

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The House Freedom caucus is continuing with its ultraconservative methods of going against the Obama administration and against the Republican leadership in hopes that they will push the House further to the right. They have been waging an open revolt against soon to be former Speaker of House John Boehner and have launched an effort to make him resign. In addition, they threatened to withhold voting for Republican Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, making him drop out of the race for the Speakership position. Their aim is to solidify the Party’s discipline, but their tactics seem to be backfiring, because they are systematically weakening the membership with creating a dead point in their every decision. Their tactics may well allow House Democrats to have more influence instead. According to Reuters, California Representative Tom McClintock stated that the caucus is killing the party’s ability to run the House and instead helps Democrats. He stated “The ...

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President Barack Obama announced on Thursday the reversing policy of the withdrawal of U.S. troops in Afghanistan, which means the United States will slow down the process and keep the force at 9,800 in much of 2016, with a plan to cut it to 5,500 until Obama leaves office in early 2017. According to Reuters, Obama said that the burden of Afghanistan will be handed down to his successor and that this adjustment is needed for the American national security. He stated “This isn’t the first time the adjustments have been made. This probably won’t be the last. I suspect that we will continue to evaluate this going forward, as will the next President.” The troops that will remain will be stationed at four locations. The Afghan capital Kabul will be the base of the U.S. forces with additional military installations in Jalalabad, Bagram and Kandahar. The decision was reached after a ...

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The First Democratic debate for the 2016 Elections held on Tuesday at 8:30 PM on CNN turned to be a clash between frontrunner Hillary Clinton and main rival Bernie Sanders on issues such as gun control, Wall Street and income inequality. Clinton and Sanders were under the spotlight of the debate and started it off with a handshake during a discussion about Clinton’s private email use while being at the State Department. According to Reuters, Sanders defended Clinton and said there are more pressing issues that need to be discussed. He stated “Let me say something that may not be great politics, but I think the Secretary is right. The American people are sick and tired of hearing about your damn emails”, to which Clinton replied “Thank you. Me too, me too” and shook hands with rival Sanders. After that moment they started getting more aggressive in contrasting their stances on issues such ...

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Democrats are still very much for Vice President Joe Biden to jump late into the Presidential race ahead of the 2016 Elections and challenge Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton. Half of the Democrats interviewed in the latest Reuters/Ipsos poll have demonstrated their support for Vice President Biden and think that he would be a great President if he decided to run for the White House. According to Reuters, there is speculation that Biden is very close to making a decision and he could quite possibly enter the race due to growing support for the Draft Biden committee. The Reuters/Ipsos poll shows that 48 percent of Democrats that were polled want him as a candidate and 30 percent say that he should not run. Independent voters are somewhat divided on the question, with 36 percent saying that he should run and an equal percent who are saying that he shouldn’t. However, not all of those ...

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U.S. President Barack Obama stated that it was unlikely that Donald Trump will be the next President of the United States of America. Obama, while doing an interview on CBS’ “60 Minutes” said that Trump is a “classic reality TV character” and that his Presidential campaign for the nomination of the Republican Party has shown the full discord in the establishment and the real problems they have. According to Reuters, Obama stated “He is a great publicity seeker and at a time when the Republican Party hasn’t really figured out what it’s for as opposed to what it’s against.” Trump began his politically incorrect campaign with statements against immigration and aroused conservative Republicans that are mainly anti-immigrant. He vowed that he would build a wall on the border between the United States and Mexico to stop Mexican “criminals” and “rapists” from entering the country and “bringing diseases”. He also vowed to stop any ...

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