(Photo Credit: REUTERS/Gary Hershorn /Landov) Former New York Governor George Pataki dropped out of the Republican Presidential race on Tuesday while making a statement to NBC affiliates in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina, the first three states that hold the primary nominating contests in the race for the party’s nomination. Pataki has alerted his supporters and staff earlier on Tuesday thanking them for their friendship and hard work and according to Reuters, he announced his withdrawal during a TV message to supporters stating “While tonight is the end of my journey for the White House as I suspend my campaign for president, I am confident we can elect the right person, someone who will bring us together.” Pataki has had a long career in politics with three terms as New York’s Governor, but he was never able to boost his presidential bid. He has been endorsed by moderate Republicans who support ...

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(Photo Credit:REUTERS/Rebecca Cook) Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump blasted Benghazi Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy on Sunday for endorsing rival Presidential contender Marco Rubio. Trump, a businessman and real estate mogul, who had risen at the top of national polls, attacked Trey Gowdy for leading an unsuccessful committee in Congress that had the aim to investigate the 2012 terrorist attacks on the United Stated embassy in Benghazi, Libya, in which four American lost their lives. The Benghazi Committee’s last hearing was of Democratic Presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton who at the time of the attack on Benghazi was Secretary of State in the Obama administration. She handled the 11 hour hearing calmly and deflected criticism by Republican members of the committee. Trump seems to be unhappy of Gowdy’s endorsement of Marco Rubio and according to Reuters, while being a guest on FOX News’ “Fox and Friends”, he said that Gowdy did a terrible job ...

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The Washington Post published a political cartoon mocking Republican Presidential hopeful Ted Cruz for using his children as puppets at his campaign trail. The cartoon triggered a debate over the role of children in American Presidential campaigns. The political cartoon was done by Pulitzer Prize winner Ann Telnaes who portrayed Senator Cruz as an organ grinder and his two daughters as monkeys. The cartoon was done after Cruz issued a new campaign TV ad in which he and his wife along with his two young daughters featured in a Christmas story ad with two titles “How Obamacare Stole Christmas” and “The Grinch Who Lost Her Emails”, taking a dig at Democratic Presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton and her email controversy while being Secretary of State. According to Reuters, Ann Telnaes stated that she did nothing wrong portraying Cruz’s children in such a way, because he was first to use them in his campaign ...

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Republican Presidential frontrunner Donald Trump made an unexpected campaign stop in New Hampshire to pick up and endorsement from a police union. It is very uncommon for real estate mogul Donald Trump to make such stops and according to Reuters, Trump made a televised appearance to pick up the endorsement from the small police union. The appearance was broadcast that night on cable television. Trump stated “I do not normally do stops like this, but for you, I came.” Trump has been taking his campaign to the people in a rather different way compared to the other contenders for the Republican nomination for President at the 2016 Elections. While others have been taking every chance to shake as many hands as possible, Trump has been ditching such traditional ‘retail politics’ and has been making only high profile rallies and television appearances. He has put his name out in the media and the general ...

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Democratic Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders said on Wednesday that he does not need the support of one frontrunner Hillary Clinton’s backers, Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel, to win the White House. Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont supported and campaigned for Rahm Emanuel’s opponent in the mayoral race last spring and urged the nation for change in policing strategies to ensure “lethal force should be a last option, not a first option.” His comments were interpreted as being a reference to the murder of Laquan McDonald, an African American 17 year old that was shot 16 times by Jason Van Dyke, a white police officer in Chicago According to Reuters, Sanders told reports “If the question is whether I want or need Rahm Emanuel’s support for President, the answer – in all due respect to the mayor – (is) no, I do not.” Sanders referred to the mishandled video of the shooting, because Emanuel tried to ...

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(Photo Credit: REUTERS/Jim Young) Democratic Presidential candidates on Thursday voiced their concerns about the recent announcement by the Obama administration about intensifying the deportation of Central American immigrants by rounding up all undocumented families. According to Reuters, the Washington Post reported on Wednesday that the Department of Homeland Security is considering starting the rounding-up in January ever since a surge of unaccompanied children and families arrived from Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras. The federal government is expected to start detain and deport as soon as next month, families that have already been ordered to leave. The campaign by the Department of Homeland Security’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement will mark an expansion from the individual targeting that has been the practice up until now, to focus more on rounding up entire families with undocumented immigrants. According to Reuters, Hillary Clinton, the frontrunner for the Democrat Presidential nomination issued a statement that she has “real ...

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United States President Barack Obama will host the ASEAN leaders at the South California retreat of Sunnylands for a summit early in 2016, as a part of his Asia policy. The leaders from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations or ASEAN have accepted President Obama’s invitation to take part at the Rancho Mirage, California summit. The invitation has been extended to all of the leaders of the ten nations association the previous month during Obama’s visit to Asia. According to Reuters, Myles Caggins, a spokesman for the White House’s National Security Council said “The President is pleased the leaders have accepted his invitation to gather at Sunnylands, in early 2016.” Caggins did not specify the exact date of the summit, but according to Japan’s Kyodo news agency, an ASEAN official source said the summit is expected to take place on the 15th and 16th of February. Diplomats from two ASEAN countries have ...

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(Photo Credit : Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images) Republican Presidential hopeful Ben Carson on Wednesday told the Washington Post that he plans a campaign staff shake-up, because his advisers have allowed his campaign to drop in national polls. Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson has gained momentum and has risen in the polls right behind frontrunner Donald Trump, but in recent weeks he has fallen from second to fourth place in most national polls. Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio have taken his place because they succeeded to capitalize gains from their performance in the GOP debates. According to Reuters, Carson said that his top staffers are overpaid, but have failed to send his message to the American people and are inefficient in managing the campaign’s budget. He said “I’m looking at every aspect of the campaign right now. Everything is on the table; every job is on the table. And we are going to ...

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Presidential contender and Republican frontrunner Donald Trump has once again taken to his well known political incorrectness and used a vulgar term to describe Democrat Hillary Clinton’s 2008 elections campaign. Trump made an off color comment about the frontrunner for the Democratic Presidential nomination and her unsuccessful campaign during the 2008 Democratic primaries, where she lost to President Barack Obama. Trump made his controversial comment on Monday, a day after he called Hillary Clinton a liar for claiming that his proposal to ban all foreign Muslims from entering the United States is only helping the propaganda of the Islamic State and aids them to recruit more extremists. According to Reuters, while being on a campaign stop in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Trump stated “She was going to beat Obama. She was going to beat – she was favored to win – and she got schlonged. She lost.” Schlong is a Yiddish term used to ...

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(Photo Credit: Pete Marovich/Bloomberg via Getty Images) The South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham has suspended his campaign run for the Republican Presidential nomination on Monday. According to Reuters, the 60 year old three-term Senator posted a video on YouTube in which he stated “Today, I am suspending my campaign for President.” In an interview with CNN he said “I have hit a wall here.” He added “I am going to suspend my campaign. I am not going to suspend my desire to help the country.” Graham’s announcement comes in time when the deadline came for him to remove his name from the GOP primary ballot in South Carolina, before he gets a very poor performance in his own home state’s contest, due to low polling numbers. Senator Graham has entered the Presidential race mainly because of his defense stances and a hawkish foreign policy. He has established himself in the underdog Republican debates ...

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