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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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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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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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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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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(Photo Credit: REUTERS/Brian Snyder) Frontrunner for the Democrat Presidential nomination Hillary Clinton is set to unveil her $275 billion infrastructure spending plan this week which will help in job creation. Clinton’s campaign has said that her plan to increase the government’s infrastructure spending by $275 billion over the next 5 years will be supported by transforming taxes for business, with $25 billion out of the total will be used for earmarking an infrastructure bank and it is expected that the proposal will be encouraging for private investment that, together with the federal government spending, will introduce a total of $500 billion for the rebuilding of roads, bridges, buildings and other infrastructure. According to Reuters, while being at the launch of “Hard Hats for Hillary” at Faneuil Hall in Boston on Sunday Clinton stated “My jobs plan starts with investing in infrastructure, not just because jobs are good paying jobs, though they ...

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Republican Presidential contender Ben Carson visited refugees from Syria in Jordan on Saturday, but said that the United States should not accept them and bring them to the country. Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson met with Syrian refugees at the Zaatari camp in order to boost his failing support regarding his foreign policy stances, after comments he made about the refugees being “rabid dogs”. He visited the refugees and also talked to humanitarian workers, government officials and medical personnel. He did not meet with journalists, but his campaign posted photographs on his campaign website with him meeting the refugees. According to Reuters, Carson stated that he is thankful for Jordan’s effort in helping the refugees that flee the Syrian civil war and said “But Jordan is a small country. They need the world’s help to feed, educate and care for these refugees until the war ends.” He also added “the United States must ...

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A day after a debate in Philadelphia among Democratic candidates for President, Hillary Clinton won the endorsement of the ironworkers’ union on Monday, furthering her lead in the Democratic race for a Presidential nomination in the 2016 Elections. The endorsement was announced right after Clinton’s Senate hearing on nuclear waste disposal. According to Reuters, the General Executive Council of the International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers unanimously voted on Friday in favor of Clinton getting their endorsement and on Monday they issued a statement saying “While the council felt that several other candidates align with ironworker values, none compare to Secretary Clinton when it comes to putting those beliefs into practice. Clinton’s record of looking out for the jobs that union members rely on was the largest factor in the council’s decision.” The Union’s membership is around 130,000 iron workers in North America that work on bridges, structural ...

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Republican Presidential hopefuls have been making claims that the Syrian refugees are an imminent threat to the national security of the United States and have been proposing to deny them entry on American soil. President Barack Obama’s administration has set out a plan to accept 10,000 Syrian refugees in the following year, which has been immediately criticized by Republicans, especially since the Paris attacks on the 13th of November in which 129 people were killed. The most vocal proponent of shutting down borders is billionaire and frontrunner for the Republican nomination for the 2016 Election, Donald Trump, who has been calling for creating a database in order to track all Muslims in the United States. According to Reuters, he appeared on ABC’s “This Week” on Sunday and was asked whether he would rule out creating a database to track Muslims. He responded “No, not at all,” and added that the database would be ...

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