Democratic Presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton met with Black Lives Matter activists on Friday to fortify her lead in the Democratic primaries. Former Secretary of State Clinton met with activists concerned with African-American rights at the National Council of Negro Women in Washington and spent 90 minutes speaking plainly about the issues that concern the Black Lives Matter movement. Clinton spoke about the role of police in communities, the allocation of police resources and violence against transgender African-Americans. She has made these issues a part of her policy due to rallies of activists, primarily in Cleveland, Ohio where Clinton mentioned Black Lives Matters and was urged to get rid of private prisons and invest in black transgender women. According to Reuters, civil rights activist DeRay Mckesson who is one of the leaders of the Campaign Zero group aligned with Black Lives Matters said that Clinton has informed the activists that she will end private ...

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(AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo) The United States has decided on refocusing the training of moderate Syrian rebels in the fight against Islamic State and instead will supply the rebellion with weapons and equipment on the battleground. The Obama administration announced on Friday that the $580 million program that was aimed to train and equip Syrian rebels on sites outside of Syria will end and the Pentagon will focus on providing weapons and other equipment to rebel leaders that have been under background check to make sure that they are not allied with ISIS extremists. The strategy imposed by President Barack Obama takes another turn after the Russian military intervention in the four year old Syrian civil war. Russian President Vladimir Putin announced his support of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad at the United Nations General Assembly, but despite Russian presence in the region the Islamic State has captured a couple of villages near the city ...

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(Photo Credit: KAMM/AFP/Getty Images) The Republican Party is facing major struggle in electing the new Speaker of the House of Representatives ever since Speaker John Boehner announced that he was retiring from Congress and resigning the Speakership position. The favorite Republican Representative Kevin McCarthy that was thought to replace Boehner as Speaker of House announced that he is dropping out of the race for the leader of the House. His surprise announcement created a larger rift among moderate Republicans and the conservative Tea Party movement in the Freedom caucus. The House Majority Leader McCarthy became the frontrunner for the Speakership position right after Boehner announced his resignation and succeeded to quickly gather a large support among Republicans. However, conservatives have refused to support him thinking that he is not the one to unite the party and that he would only continue Boehner’s leadership of having too much compromises with Democrats and the Obama administration. ...

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The Senate this Wednesday has approved the defense bill that avoids spending cuts of military budget. President Barack Obama is expected to veto the bill and urge Congress for a broader budget bill. The House of Representatives has already approved the legislation with a vote of 270-156 and the Senate passed it with a vote of 70-27, thus approving $612 billion of the defense policy bill. This means that the National Defense Authorization Act allows the Pentagon to use $90 billion war money so that budget cuts to the military can be avoided due to the short-term budget that ends in December. President Obama has stated that he wants Republicans to come up with a broader budget deal in order to lift military and domestic spending through 2017. According to Reuters, the Obama administration has said that the Department of Defense would be better off with a “multilayer budget deal than by ...

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Democratic Presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton vowed on Monday to take on the gun lobby with imposing tighter restriction with background checks and holding manufacturers accountable. During a town hall stop in Manchester, New Hampshire Clinton proposed her plans for gun ownership and usage regulation. Her proposal comes after the mass shooting in Roseburg, Oregon which left 10 people dead. Speaking in front of a large crowd in New Hampshire, Clinton referred to gun violence in American schools, public places and movie theaters and was joined by Nicole Hockley, the mother of 6 year old Dylan who was killed in the 2012 shooting at a Connecticut school which left 25 people dead. According to Reuters, Clinton asked the audience “How many people have to die before we actually act, before we come together as a nation?” She called for a creation of a “national movement” to take on the National Rifle Association, the U.S. top ...

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The United Stated and 11 Pacific Rim countries have signed on Monday the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal that will cut and reduce trade barriers and relief the commerce of 40% of the world’s economy. The agreement was signed in Atlanta after talks of reaching common standards of trade from Vietnam to Canada. The countries participating in the trade partnership include the United States, Canada, Chile, Peru, Mexico, New Zealand, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, Japan, Brunei and Vietnam. Their aim is to counter the power of China, as well as the barriers on product prices in 18,000 categories ranging from cheese to cancer treatment. The TPP also sets minimum standards on worker’s rights and environmental protection. According to Reuters, the U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman said that this comprehensive and balanced agreement is aimed at raising the living standards and reducing poverty. He stated “We envision conclusion of this agreement, with its new and ...

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The Supreme Court of the United States is set to rule on some of the most pressing matters in the new term of the nine Justices starting on Monday. They tackle big cases such as race, union power, voting rights, abortion and immigration. The Supreme Court will rule on these big issues until the end of term in June 2016 and will get the focus from the Presidential candidates for the 2016 Elections. The Justices which are consisted of five member appointed by a Republican President and four appointed by a Democrat almost always divide on social issues because of their differences in ideology. The liberals were victorious in the previous term of the Supreme Court when they ruled for the legalization of same sex marriage nationwide and rejected a conservative case that challenged President Obama’s healthcare act. However, this term will most probably bring victory to the conservative ideology because Justice Anthony ...

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Democratic Presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton got the endorsement of the largest U.S. labor Union on Saturday. The National Education Association, the biggest teachers union, with more than 3 million members announced their endorsement of the former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and became the third union to do so, after the American Federation of Teachers and the Machinists’ Union. According to Reuters, the National Education Association President Lily Eskelsen Garcia said that Clinton is a great leader who has always worked for families, teachers and students “because she understands the road to a stronger U.S. economy starts in America’s public schools.” Clinton’s track record shows that she has a vast experience in working with families and education, whether it’s preschool or graduate school. Eskelsen Garcia also added that 75% of the 175 member board of the National Education Association voted for the endorsement of Hillary Clinton and that she has demonstrated impeccable knowledge of their world while answering questions in front of ...

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After the Oregon mass shooting that left ten people dead at the Umpqua Community College near Roseburg on Thursday, President Barack Obama called for gun control measures that could prevent such tragedies. Obama on Friday said that his administration is searching for ways to enforce existing laws in order to control gun usage by criminals and promised a discussion for a “political dynamic” that has given the National Rifle Association the lead with advocating gun rights. According to Reuters, during a news conference Obama stated “The main thing I’m going to do is I’m going to talk about this on a regular basis. I will politicize it, because out inaction is a political decision that we are making.” He also added that he would use existing legislation, as well as look for new measures. He stated “I’ve asked my team, as I have in the past, to curb what kinds of authorities do we have to enforce the laws that ...

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Democrats call for disbanding of the Benghazi Committee aimed at investigating the events that happened at the U.S. embassy in Libya during Hillary Clinton’s tenure at the State Department, which resulted in deaths of four U.S. officials. After House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy made comments about the creation of the special committee probing at Hillary Clinton, the House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said on Thursday that that Kevin McCarthy has explicitly stated that the committee was created to hurt Hillary Clinton’s chances of getting the Democratic Presidential nomination. According to Reuters, while being on Fox News on Tuesday, Kevin McCarthy revealed the truth behind the Benghazi special committee by stating “Everybody thought Hillary Clinton is unbeatable, right? But we put together a Benghazi special committee, a select committee. What are her poll numbers today? Her numbers are dropping.” McCarthy is the leading contender for the House Speakership position after John Boehner’s resignation from Congress announcement the previous week. However, trying to correct ...

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