Photo Credit: Reuters After reports from President Barack Obama's interview, which seemed to back current Democratic Hillary Clinton as the likely nominee, Vermont Senator and Hilary's closest rival Senator Bernie Sanders said on Thursday it was "absurd" to suggest he drop out of the race. Obama privately told a group of Democratic donors last Friday that Sanders was nearing the point at which his campaign against Clinton would end, and that the party must soon come together to back her, the New York Times reported. "The bottom line is that when only half of the American people have participated in the political process ... I think it is absurd for anybody to suggest that those people not have a right to cast a vote," Sanders told MSNBC in an interview. The White House on Thursday said Obama did not indicate which candidate he preferred in his remarks to the donors. Clinton, a former secretary of ...

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Photo Credit: AP Sen. Ted Cruz on Saturday bolstered his case that he is the strongest Republican alternative to Donald Trump, winning caucuses in Kansas and Maine and finishing a close second to him in Louisiana and Kentucky. The results served as a harsh rebuke for Sen. Marco Rubio, who placed a distant third in Kansas, Kentucky and Louisiana while finishing fourth in Maine, behind the leaders and Ohio Gov. John Kasich. Not only so, it comes as a further blow to the Republican Establishment's efforts to oust Donald Trump by preventing him from reaching the required number of votes for the nomination. Mr. Cruz, of Texas, said his victories should persuade other rivals trying to become the GOP’s Trump alternative to end their campaigns. In his victories in Louisiana and Kentucky, Mr. Trump won the two states with the most delegates at stake. Speaking to supporters and reporters at one of his ...

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Photo Credit: CNN Bernie Sanders’ senior strategist floated his candidate as a potential running mate for Hillary Clinton if she wins the Democratic nomination. After Politico’s Glenn Thrush said that Clinton advocates suggested that Sanders is their key to turning out young voters in November, senior Sanders strategist Tad Devine said, “Maybe they’re going to put him on the ticket then. I don’t know what that means.” When asked if Sanders would consider being Clinton’s running made. Devine said, “I’m sure — of course, anyone would — but I don’t think there’s any plan for that, certainly no one’s talking about anything like that. He wouldn’t ever think about a decision like that unless it was done in the right and proper way.” Electing Senator Bernie Sanders makes the most practical sense as it does help Hillary Clinton win over voters under the age of old. Bernie Sanders does well with new voters, younger voters, ...

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Mayor Michael Bloomberg pauses during a news conference about disaster relief funds for Superstorm Sandy with Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012 in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci) ORIGINAL TRANSCRIPT FROM BLOOMBERG: Americans today face a profound challenge to preserve our common values and national promise. Wage stagnation at home and our declining influence abroad have left Americans angry and frustrated. And yet Washington, D.C., offers nothing but gridlock and partisan finger-pointing. Worse, the current presidential candidates are offering scapegoats instead of solutions, and they are promising results that they can’t possibly deliver. Rather than explaining how they will break the fever of partisanship that is crippling Washington, they are doubling down on dysfunction. Over the course of American history, both parties have tended to nominate presidential candidates who stay close to and build from the center. But that tradition may be breaking ...

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The Koch brothers, the most powerful conservative mega donors in the United States, will not use their $400 million political arsenal to try to block Republican front-runner Donald Trump's path to the presidential nomination, a spokesman told Reuters on Wednesday. This decision by the billionaire industrialists comes after a period of speculation over their intervention of Republican Presidential Frontrunner Donald Trump's run for the white house, and is another setback to Republican establishment efforts to derail the New York real estate mogul's bid for the White House. "We have no plans to get involved in the primary," said James Davis, spokesman for Freedom Partners, the Koch brothers’ political umbrella group. He would not elaborate on what the brothers' strategy would be for the Nov. 8 election to succeed Democratic President Barack Obama. Three sources close to the Kochs said the brothers made the decision because they were concerned that spending millions of dollars attacking ...

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Photo Credit: Reuters In a meeting with President Barack Obama on Tuesday, Republican leaders from the U.S. Senate said that they would not hold hearings to consider Obama's pick for a Supreme Court vacancy, Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid told reporters. "They were willing to meet with the president. It looks like they could at least meet with the president's nominee, which should be coming very quickly," Reid said after the Oval Office meeting. In order to maintain the Republican view of the constitution, meaning upholding the belief that "a judge's task is limited — to discover what that meaning is, not to make it up," Cruz argued that judges need to practice more restraint. Problem was brewing for some time Prior to Scalia's passing, the possibility of Supreme Court vacancies was already a defining issue on the campaign trail, but in the wake of his death candidates have fought over whether Obama should ...

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