(Photo Credit:JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images) The last Democratic Presidential debate of this year marked the tensions between candidates over foreign policy, terrorism, gun control and the latest controversy of a breach of the Democratic National Committee’s voter data. The third Democratic Presidential debate was hosted by ABC News and held at St. Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire. The debate included former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Senator Bernie Sander of Vermont and former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley. The three contenders sparred on various issues including Syria and the fight against the Islamic State, as well as tax policies. The debate is the first one after the mass shooting in San Bernardino where a Muslim couple killed 14 people and was accused of terrorism in the name of Islam. The events followed the deadly Paris attacks where the Islamic State, also know an ISIS killed 130 people. These events made national security the priority ...

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(Photo Credit: Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) Democratic Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders accused the Democratic National Committee for helping Hillary Clinton in the 2016 Elections nomination race, right after the Democratic National Committee reported that a Sanders campaign staffer breached Clinton’s voter files. Because of the breach, the Democratic National Committee has blocked the access to voter data to the Sanders campaign and has accused them for theft from the Clinton campaign. However, after a lawsuit Sanders issued in a US district court for improper suspension of the campaign’s access to voter data, the Democratic National Committee restored access. According to Reuters, DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz stated that the Sanders campaign has given the information about the data breach and will help in the investigation. She said “Based on the information, we are restoring the Sanders campaign’s access to the voter file, but will continue to investigate to ensure that the data ...

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(REUTERS/Saul Loeb/Pool) United States President Barack Obama is going to spend his last year in office strengthening the achievements of his presidency and furthering his legacy on key issues. As every President before Obama has found out that his final months in office get the “lame duck” label, Obama too is aware of his weakening clout, so he is searching for ways to make his final touches on the key issues that he has made a central part of his campaign. According to Reuters, senior White House officials have stated that the President will try to make his last push on a few key issues, as well as cement his achievements in health care, continuing the Trans-Pacific Partnership, curbing the United States carbon emissions, normalizing diplomatic and economic ties with Cuba, implementing the Iran nuclear deal and push for a criminal justice reform. The official, who wanted to remain anonymous, said “You ...

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Photo Credit: AP Photo/Susan Walsh Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus stated on Wednesday that party leaders are expecting to see a nominee for the 2016 Elections for President by mid April and that a nominating convention is still not excluded as a possibility. According to Reuters, Priebus was a guest on CBS’s “this Morning” where he answered questions a day after the last Republican Presidential debate in Las Vegas and said there could be a brokered convention in July if none of the White House hopefuls gets enough support to win the nomination. He also stated “I think most likely we will have a presumptive nominee by mid-April”, and when asked about a possible convention he said “I highly doubt it.” The nomination can be won by winning the delegates before the national convention of the party. If the candidates do not gather enough delegates in state primary elections and caucuses, ...

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The Fifth Republican debate was marked by the rivalry between Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz, with nobody trying to stand up to frontrunner Donald Trump, except for Jeb Bush in a an attempt to save his crumbling campaign. The last Republican debate of this year was hosted by CNN and held at the Venetian casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. The two hour prime time debate included businessman Donald Trump, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, Texas Senator Ted Cruz, Florida Senator Marco Rubio, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, corporate executive Carly Fiorina, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, Ohio Governor John Kasich and Kentucky Senator Rand Paul. There was no place at the main stage for Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum, South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham and former New York Governor George Pataki, who were participants in the underdog debate earlier in the night. The debate was the first one after ...

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U.S. President Barack Obama on Saturday said that the landmark climate agreement that was reached in Paris was the best chance to save the planet of further climate change and global warming. According to Reuters, Obama said that he is glad that everyone can see that the world can stand united over an issue and said “Today the American people can be proud because this historic agreement is a tribute to the American leadership. Over the past seven years, we have transformed the United States into the global leader in fighting climate change. This agreement represents the best chance we have to save the one planet that we have got.” Obama said that the agreement is of course not perfect, because the negotiations included almost 200 countries worldwide and that these kinds of negotiations were always hard. He said “Even if all the initial targets set in Paris are met, we will ...

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Donald Trump is still holding on to the frontrunner position for the Republican nomination for the 2016 Elections, even after urging the United States to ban Muslims from entering the United States territory. According to the newest Reuters/Ipsos poll conducted on Friday, right after the billionaire White House hopeful made his controversial remarks about the Muslim population worldwide, wanting to ban all Muslims from entering the states, whether they are travelers, students or immigrants. The poll demonstrated that he is still leading the pack of Republicans with a 35 percent support from those surveyed. Those who were surveyed have said that they are not bothered by his statements, but said that maybe Trump should tone down the rhetoric because other voters might find him hurtful. Out of those surveyed, 29 percent said they were offended by his remarks, but 64 percent said they were not bothered by it. However, the poll also ...

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U.S. Presidential hopeful and Republican Ben Carson said on Friday that he is considering an independent run and threatened to leave the Republican Party, accusing it of manipulating the outcome of the Republican nomination for the 2016 Elections. His accusations come in time when the Republican Party operatives have announced that the Presidential race for the Republican nomination has been very unpredictable and will continue to be as such and because of that they are expecting to have a contested convention in July with delegates to formally elect the Presidential nominee who will represent the party in the general elections. According to Reuters, Carson accused party officials of planning to rally around a specific candidate of their own choice and push for his nomination, while excluding all the others. While being at a campaign stop in Burlington, Iowa, Carson said “The party should not be doing anything that is deceptive and under ...

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The United States House of Representatives on Friday passed a temporary bill for the federal government funding through Wednesday, but they failed to agree on legislation and instead gave more time to the Congressional legislators to work on a $1.15 trillion spending bill for federal government programs that run through September. The House approved the measure by a voice vote and President Obama signed it into law. If the Congressional legislators failed to reach an agreement or postponed the vote by midnight, the government would have to shut down some agencies due to no funding plans and the national parks would be closed, as well as some other programs would be disturbed such as veterans’ assistance and education loans. The Congressional Democrats have been pushing lawmakers to pass the spending bill and not drag the issue, because it has been postponed for too many times. The Congressional Republicans are the ones that block ...

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Republican controlled House of Representatives on Thursday blocked a gun legislation effort by Democrats to respond to the series of mass shootings in the United States. The House Republicans refused to make a bipartisan vote and blocked Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s effort to pass a bill that would ban people that are on a terrorist watch list from purchasing guns. The House voted 242 to 173. According to Reuters, Pelosi argued that the bill by Republican Representative Peter King should have been passed and stated “It is shocking to the American people that Congress refuses to keep guns out of the hands of those on the FBI’s terrorist watch list.” She also added that it was a “disgrace” that the House has failed to make a vote on legislation curbing gun violence after the shootings in a Connecticut school three years ago where a gunman killed 20 children. However, after the most recent ...

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