It has been seven years since the global economic crisis and as the US economy shoes recovery the Republican Presidential candidates are working to target the insecurities about the economy among voters. Traditionally the Republican candidates have been seen as only appealing to the very wealthiest Americans in the country but now some candidates are trying to appeal to a wider sector of the electorate by creating a more sympathetic tone with lower income workers. Republican candidates have in the recent past been able to drum up support because of the economic situation in the country but as things turn around for the better they are going to have to be more inventive in their approach. According to a report by Reuters, with the jobless rate at 5.5 percent, the 18 Republican White House hopefuls who gathered this weekend in the key early primary state of New Hampshire faced the challenge of arguing ...

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It has been more than one hundred days since the Republicans took control of Congress and during a period marked with deadlock it looks like progress is finally being made on Capitol Hill. The American public is showing signs of becoming severely disillusioned with the political process as the Republicans flex their muscles and put a stop to any Democrat proposals by the President as far as they can but things look as though they are about to change and could this new wave of positivity continue on for the rest of the year? According to a report by Reuters, back-to-back successes on bipartisan initiatives, one overhauling parts of the Medicare health programme, and one giving Congress a say in any Iran nuclear deal reached by the Obama administration, have lawmakers optimistic that gridlock may not be a permanent condition, after all. But putting an end to partisan hostility is not something that can be ...

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The people of the United States made history when they elected Barack H. Obama as their 44th President. Distinctively opposite from typical politicians who came from elite families, Obama rose to power through perseverance and determination. Experiencing the burden of life as an ordinary American inspired his lifelong work for the marginalized and the oppresed. Early Life of Barack Obama Obama was born on August 4, 1961 in Hawaii. His father was from Kenya, while his mother was from Kansas. His grandparents— a grandfather who served in the army and a grandmother who became a bank manager—also helped in raising Obama Obama finished his undergraduate degree through various financial assistances such as loans and scholarships. After college, Obama decided to move to Chicago. It was also in this period that Obama gradually involved himself in social issues. Together with an organization of church workers, he volunteered and took part in efforts to rebuild communities ...

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Early life of George Bush George Bush was born on Connecticut while his father was still attending Yale University. While George Bush was still young, the family decided to move to Midland, Texas as his father began his oil exploration business. Coming from an elite family, young Bush attended Midland public schools where he started to meet friends that will accompany him on his journey to the White House. Following the footsteps of his father, Bush also acquired his undergraduate degree from Yale. However, he also decided to expand his knowledge on business administration; and soon, he also received a business degree from the prestigious Harvard University. He then returned to Midland and got in the oil business. Soon, he became a husband to Laura Welch, a teacher and librarian, as well as a father to twin daughters Jenna and Barbara. His children have already finished college and are already pursuing their respective ...

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Early Life of William Clinton William Jefferson Blythe III, commonly known as William Clinton, was born on August 19, 194 in Hope, Arkansas. Four years after his birth, following the death of William's biological father three months before he was born, his mother married Roger Clinton. He then adopted his paternal name. As a student, William Clinton excelled both in academics and extra curricular activities. He also played the saxophone and even considered continuing it as a profession. However, meeting then President John Kennedy in the White House Rose Garden as part of the high school delegation to Boys Nation changed his mind and ignited his interest in public service. William Clinton acquired an undergraduate degree from Georgetown University. In 1968, he was awarded a Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford University. He also proceeded to law and graduated from Yale University in 1973. At law school, he met his wife Hillary Rodham. They have one ...

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New policy moving forward between the US and Cuba announced by President Barack Obama was not initially met with overwhelming positivity, particularly from Cuban-Americans in the country, however it appears that people are starting to warm up to the idea according to a new poll. Bendixen & Amandi International released a poll detailing the levels of support held by Cuban-Americans in relation to the changing policy between the two nations and found that the responses reflect a changing attitude to the situation. According to a report by Reuters, the polls shows that Cuban-Americans shows support for the White House's new Cubapolicy has risen in the three months since it was announced, with 51 percent now in favor of closer engagement with Cuba, up from 44 percent in December. The poll sampled 400 people across the country's population of approximately 2 million Cuban-Americans, with most of the population being mostly concentrated in Florida and New Jersey. The ...

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George Bush brought to the table another side of America as the 'kindler and gentler ' nation. The foundation of the Bush administration was to impart traditional American values, and use them collectively for the each and every one's welfare. Early Life of George H. W. Bush George Herbert Walker Bush was born on June 12, 1924 at Massachusetts. As a student, he showed early potential at public service when he became a student leader at Phillips Academy. The fact that this family also had a longrooted tradition in community service also contributed to his enthusiasm in the said field. At the young age of 18, he already enlisted in the armed forces. He became the youngest Navy pilot and completed 58 combat missions during World War II. On one unfortunate encounter with a Japanes aircraft, he was shot down over the Pacific Ocean and had to be rescued by a US submarine. ...

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Ronald Reagan was an actor turned politician. He served as the US president from 1981 to 1989. His administration gave birth to ‘Reaganomics’ which brought recovery from the long-held depression of the American economy. Early Life of Ronald Reagan Ronald Wilson Reagan was born on Tampico, Illinois on February 6, 1911. He obtained his degree in economics and sociology from Eureka College. He also played football and became part of the university’s theater productions. Reagan proceeded to become a radio sports announcer and later on, after a screen test, became a Hollywood actor and acted in 53 films. Reagan first married Jane Wyman and had two children named Maureen and Michael. Eventually, they separated and Reagan married Nancy Davis in 1952. They also had two children, Patricia Ann and Ronald Prescott. Reagan in the Political Scene Reagan then became the president of the Screen Actors Guild. As he become involved in issues regarding the rise ...

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James Carter was the US president from 1977 to 1981. Most of his notable works included international peacekeeping, humanitarian efforts, and promoting economic and social justice- all of which culminated in a Nobel Peace Prize that he received back in 2002. Early Life of James Carter James Earl Carter, Jr, known to many as simply James Carter, was born in Plains, Georgia on the first day of October 1924. As a child, his life revolved around peanut farming, a dash of politics, and Baptism. He graduated from the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. Carter is also a husband to Rosalynn Smith and a father to three sons and one daughter: John William, James Earl III, Donnel Jeffrey, and Amy Lynn. Entering Politics Carter served at the Navy for seven years before entering politics in 1962.He was elected Governor of the state of Georgia through his comprehensive platform of promoting equality and justice in the ...

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On August 9, 1974, in a troubled and fragmented period of American history, Gerald R. Ford assumed office as the 38th president of the United States. Early Life of Gerald R. Ford Gerald R. Ford was born in 1913 in Omaha, Nebraska, but spent his childhood in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  He was an all-around student, excelling both in academics and extra-curricular activities. While on college, he became part of the University of Michigan football team. In fact, he even became an assistant coach to the Yale Football Team while he was studying law at the same university. Gerald R. Ford also enlisted himself in the Navy during the Second World War, and proceeded to become a lieutenant commander. When the war ended, Gerald R. Ford came back to practicing law, joined the Republican Party, married Elizabeth Bloomer, and became a father to Michael, Steven, Susan, and John. Ford Saves America Gerald R. Ford unexpectedly became ...

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