Photo Credit: Getty Images Donald J. Trump and Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont harnessed working-class fury on Tuesday to surge to commanding victories in aNew Hampshire primary that drew a huge turnout across the state. Mr. Trump, the wealthy businessman whose blunt language and outsider image have electrified many Republicans and horrified others, benefited from an unusually large field of candidates that split the vote among traditional politicians like Gov. John Kasich of Ohio, who finished second, and former Gov. Jeb Bush of Florida. But Mr. Trump also tapped into a deep well of anxiety among Republicans and independents in New Hampshire, according to exit polling data, and he ran strongest among voters who were worried about illegal immigrants, incipient economic turmoil and the threat of a terrorist attack in the United States. As polls closed, is it revealed that Mr. Trump had received 35 percent of the vote, and Mr. Sanders approached ...

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Democratic Presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton unveiled her proposal for a criminal justice reform on Friday and pledged to end an era of mass incarceration. While being at the Democratic candidates’ forum at the Winthrop University in Rock Hill, South Carolina, Clinton unveiled new details about her long waited criminal justice reform, with specific proposal on reducing prison time for nonviolent offenses and reforming the mandatory minimum sentencing laws. She also called on expanding the government’s authority in investigating potential civil rights violations by the law enforcement agencies. Her platform on criminal justice has become one of the central elements of her Presidential bid for the 2016 Elections and has gained great support, most prominently after the much publicized officer-involved murders of young black men and women in the United States. Her agenda is in accord with the agenda of the Obama administration and has gained a large support by the civil rights movements, ...

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Democratic Presidential hopeful and U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders is set to unveil a series of proposal concerning environmental issues ahead of the United nations climate change conference in Paris. Speaking at a campaign rally at the U.S. Capitol, Sanders came in favor of the proposal to stop new leased for fossil fuel extraction on public lands. The bill’s sponsor is Democrat and U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley of Oregon. Sanders also pledged to propose a legislation that would protect the workers in the fossil fuel industry, while the country is transitioning to renewable fuel sources. According to Reuters, Sanders’ aides said that the proposal would be the Senator’s beginning strategy for a more comprehensive climate plan. During the Wednesday event at Capitol, Sanders himself stated “We are not going to let them fall by the wayside”, taking a strong stance to protect the workers. He also added that this is an issue he strongly ...

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(Image Credit: AP) Democratic Presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton proposed on Tuesday a federal minimum wage of $12 an hour, raising it from the current $7.25. While being on a campaign stop in Iowa, Clinton reiterated that the central element of her 2016 elections campaign is raising wages for working Americans, including raising the minimum wage. Up until now, she did not disclose a specific number. According to Reuters, while being in Coralville, Iowa, she stated “I want to raise the federal minimum wage to $12, and encourage other communities to go even higher.” She made her proposal to a crowd in Grinnell College as well, stating “I think we can manage it, and I don’t think there should be any unintended consequences to job creation.” Clinton’s rival for the Democratic Presidential nomination, Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, has been vowing to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour, something that Clinton ...

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U.S. President Barack Obama stated that it was unlikely that Donald Trump will be the next President of the United States of America. Obama, while doing an interview on CBS’ “60 Minutes” said that Trump is a “classic reality TV character” and that his Presidential campaign for the nomination of the Republican Party has shown the full discord in the establishment and the real problems they have. According to Reuters, Obama stated “He is a great publicity seeker and at a time when the Republican Party hasn’t really figured out what it’s for as opposed to what it’s against.” Trump began his politically incorrect campaign with statements against immigration and aroused conservative Republicans that are mainly anti-immigrant. He vowed that he would build a wall on the border between the United States and Mexico to stop Mexican “criminals” and “rapists” from entering the country and “bringing diseases”. He also vowed to stop any ...

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The second Republican Presidential debate on Wednesday hosted by CNN proved to be yet another debacle with no meaning that centered on personal attacks rather than giving policy messages. The debate that took place on the 16th of September at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California focused on another Republican insurgency, this time for Presidential candidate and former Hewlett-Packard Chief Executive Carly Fiorina. The frontrunner for the Republican nomination for the 2016 Elections Donald Trump has maintained his place, but was subject to many attacks by Fiorina, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush and neurosurgeon Ben Carson, the first major attack on Trump at the Republican debates. Fiorina, who rose in the national polls after her performance in the first Republican debate last month as part of the B group, was now allowed to participate in the main debate of high pollers and come out as a leader of the wave ...

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Republican Presidential Rick Perry on Friday dropped out of the GOP race for the Party’s Presidential nomination for 2016 Elections, due to funding struggles and lingering at the bottom of Republican opinion polls. The former Texas Governor is the first White House hopeful to end his campaign trail after having campaign finance trouble and being excluded from last month’s primary prime-time Republican debate, because he showed continuing lack in support at the opinion polls. Only days before the second Republican debate, Perry announced that he is ending his second bid for the Presidency mainly because he was running low on funding. He had to stop paying his staff in the primary states of New Hampshire and South Carolina, because his funds were very limited. Some of his staff remained as volunteers and some left for other more successful campaigns. According to Reuters, during a speech in St. Louise, Missouri he stated “Today I ...

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Donald Trump, the frontrunner for the Republican Party Presidential nomination, on Friday broke from the Republican pack on important stances like the Iran nuclear agreement and gay marriage. The real estate developer while being a guest on MSNBC, just a day after signing his pledge of loyalty to the Republican Party, said that he would not rip out the Iran nuclear deal like all of his Republicans rivals. Instead, he said that even though it is “a disastrous and a horrible deal”, he would work it out, because there is a lot of money at play. According to Reuters, he stated “I love to buy bad contract where key people go bust, and I make those contracts good. “ He vowed to enforce the deal in a very strict manner, that he would constantly inspect Iran on its nuclear program. He has also stated in his campaign that he would take all ...

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The frontrunner for the Republican Presidential nomination Donald Trump on Thursday has signed a pledge of allegiance to the Republican Party that he will not run as an independent candidate if he loses the Republican nomination for the November 2016 Elections. The long effort of the Republican national Committee has finally come into fruition with getting Trump to sign a pledge to the Republicans of not running for President as an independent in case he does not get the Party nomination. The real estate mogul and businessman who has gathered a large crowd of followers because of his conservative rhetoric regarding immigration and foreign policy, has announced at a press conference in the Trump Tower in Manhattan that he gives his loyalty to the Republican party. He had a meeting with the Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus during the afternoon and later on came in the lobby of Trump Tower where ...

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Republican Presidential contender Jeb Bush made his first direct attack on the frontrunner for the Republican Presidential nomination Donald Trump. His campaign team on Tuesday issued a video of Trump‘s past record of Democratic support and with that intensified the GOP primary race. Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush’s campaign used old video material of real estate mogul and businessman Donald Trump of his days supporting Hillary Clinton and identifying as a Democrat and named it “Liberal Things That Trump Says”. According to Reuters, Bush has issued the video as a response to the Trump campaign issuing an attack video on Jeb Bush and his immigration policy, that Bush calls “an act of love”. Trump’s video showed mug shots of three illegal immigrants convicted of murder. As retaliation to the insult and personal attack, as Bush perceives it to be, he issued his own video of Trump stating his support for the Democrat Hillary ...

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