Democratic Presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton won the endorsement of the government employees’ union on Thursday, pushing her lead even further in securing the Democrat nomination for the 2016 Elections. Clinton won yet another union endorsement in a series of endorsements this month and the latest one is by the American Federation of Government Employees, which has more than 670,000 members in 1,100 locals nationwide that have unanimously agreed with her vision and program. According to Reuters, the American Federation of Government Employees issued a statement saying that they have interviewed Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton before making their decision. However, they did not mention the Governor of Maryland Martin O’Malley and also said that no Republican responded to their questionnaire. They said in their statement that the “AFGE needs to make sure that whoever occupies the White House values our work and our agencies’ mission to serve the public. We need someone ...

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Photo credit: Reuters/Dominick Reuter Republican Presidential hopeful Donald Trump on Monday called for a ban on Muslims entering the United States, after the mass shooting in San Bernardino last week by two radicalized Muslims. Trump, who is the frontrunner for the Republican Presidential nomination for the 2016 Elections has been making anti immigration statements ever since he announced his candidacy this summer, starting with calling Mexicans criminals and rapists. Now, the billionaire real estate mogul has made his most dramatic statement yet after the shooting in San Bernardino where two Muslims killed 14 people. The FBI has deemed the assailants as radicalized, so Trump took his chance and started his campaign for prevention of Muslim immigration. According to Reuters, he stated “We have no choice,” while being at a campaign stop in South Carolina and added that if the United States does not take the necessary measures there would be another 9/11 attacks. ...

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Democratic Presidential contender Bernie Sanders released his climate change agenda on Monday, which will help in ending the nation’s dependency on oil, coal and nuclear energy. U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont has unveiled his plan that is supposed to create 10 million jobs in clean energy, including geothermal, wind and solar power. The plan also envisions banning oil and gas lobbyist from working in the White House, as well as ending new fossil fuel lease sales on public lands and cutting carbon emission much faster in the course of few decades. The plan is supposed to be much more comprehensive in cutting carbon emissions than the one that President Barack Obama has. According to Reuters, Bernie Sanders stated “It’s time for a political revolution that takes on the fossil fuel billionaires, accelerates our transition to clean energy and finally puts people before the profits of polluters.” Sanders has unveiled his climate change ...

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United States President Barack Obama on Sunday made an address to the American nation with the intent to assure Americans that he will defeat the Islamic State terrorism and keep the nation safe and secure. Obama made a rare Oval Office address to the nervous American public in regards to the terrorism that is going on overseas in the Middle East and the threat it poses to the American nation. According to Reuters, Obama used his 14 minutes of a televised appearance to precisely point out what he is prepared to do and exactly where does he draw the line. He vowed to “hunt down terrorist plotters anywhere they are”, but also that “We should not be drawn once more into a long and costly ground war in Iraq and Syria.” Obama’s address comes four days after the mass shooting in San Bernardino, California, where a U.S. citizen Syed Rizwan Farook and his ...

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The frontrunner for the Democratic Presidential nomination for the 2016 Elections Hillary Clinton said on Sunday that she would take the relationship between the United States and Israel “to the next level”. While being at the annual Washington Saban Forum at the Brookings Institution, a conference that is dedicated to the relations between the united States and Israel, she was asked about what she would do on her first day in office if elected President in 2017 and according to Reuters, her response was “I would extend an invitation to the Israeli prime minister to come to the United States to work towards very much strengthening and intensifying our relationship on military matters.” She also spoke that a one-state solution will never work and that Israel and the United States should seek for a two-state solution. However, she acknowledged that she would ask the Palestinian authorities to bear in mind that under ...

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Democrat and White House hopeful Bernie Sanders on Thursday called on funding of gun study at the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, roughly 20 years after he had voted against the same funding for gun research. According to Reuters, Sanders’ 2016 Elections campaign issued a statement saying “We must authorize resources for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to study and research the causes and effects of gun violence in the United States of America.” The email his campaign has sent comes after a series of mass shootings in the United States, first in Colorado and the most recent one on Wednesday in San Bernardino, California where a gunman killed 14 people. Bernie Sanders, a U.S. Senator of Vermont, was a Congressional representative in 1996 when the Congress, while being urged by gun rights activists, had to put restrictions on the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s funding for ...

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The United States Senate on Thursday approved a five year highway bill for infrastructure funding of roads, bridges and mass-transit systems. The bill also includes the revival of the charter of the United States Export-Import Bank. The Senators had a bipartisan vote of 83 to 16 in order to approve $305 billion legislation, right after the House of Representatives approved the bill with a vote of 359 to 65. The legislation called Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act, also known an FAST Act, is the first long term highway bill that has been approved in the last ten years and that has required a bipartisan support in both chambers of Congress. According to Reuters, the House Transportation Committee Chairman and a Pennsylvania Republican Bill Schuster said “It proves to the American people that we can get things done.” The bill also includes the revival of the EXIM bank, which helps American companies against their foreign ...

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Democratic frontrunner for President in the 2016 Elections Hillary Clinton won the endorsement of the labor union that represents U.S. building trades with more than 3 million workers, making it a total of 16 union endorsements before the Democratic primary. Last week Clinton unveiled her infrastructure plan of $275 billion and was quickly endorsed by the North America’s Building Trades. According to Reuters, Sean McGarvey, the President of the union said that her plan is “robust, yet very practical.” The North America Building Trades Union is a group that is consisted of 14 unions that represent more than 3 million skilled workers and one of the unions is the International Heat and Frost Insulators, who endorsed Clinton earlier this week. The President of the Insulators union James McCourt has sent a letter to Clinton in which he praises her “recognition of the significant contributions of our members to energy efficiency.” The endorsement makes ...

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(Photo Credit: REUTERS/Brendan McDermid) The United States House of Representatives may be voting next week on a measure that will make strict U.S. border controls. The measure is introduced after the Paris terrorist attacks in November and the tightening of the border control would enact strict entry requirements for people that travel from countries that have visa requirements waived. According to Reuters, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy while being on CNN stated “Now we are looking at the visa waiver program – those gaps and vulnerabilities in that. You are going to see a bill roll out later this week and pass next week as well.” He also announced on Fox Business Network that the bill would be introduced on Thursday and that he expects that it would pass with a strong bipartisan support of both Republicans and Democrats in the Republican led House of Representatives. Congressional aides and legislators have ...

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The frontrunner for the Democrat Presidential nomination Hillary Clinton said that the United States should not deploy boots on the ground in the Middle East to fight against the Islamic State, because that would only give the extremist organization a tool to recruit and boost its ranks. Clinton made her first TV appearance after the Paris terrorist attacks and said that President Barack Obama’s foreign policy in the Middle East will be continued if she wins the 2016 Elections and said that she will defeat the extremist organization Islamic State, also known as ISIS and pledged to get Russia involved in the process. According to Reuters, while being on CBS News on Thursday she stated “In terms of thousands of combat troops, like some on the Republican side are recommending, I think that should be a non-starter. I don’t think it’s the smartest way to go after ISIS. I think it gives ...

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