The Third Republican debate was marked by efforts to stand out with personal attacks and strong differences over policies. The debate held by CNBC in Boulder, Colorado on the 28th of October was taken over by Senator Marco Rubio of Florida, along with Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, each of them taking digs at Donald Trump and Dr. Ben Carson, who are in a dead heat for the frontrunner position, with Carson taking the lead the previous week on a national level, as well as in the primary voting state of Iowa. Trump and Carson are seen as the Republican Party insurgents that have gathered a massive crowd of conservative Republicans that have grown frustrated by the Party’s establishment, but at this debate, both of them have been overshadowed by Cruz and Rubio, especially Rubio who is seen by voters as perhaps the only candidate for President who could unite the divided ...

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(Photo by Scott Morgan)  Republican Ben Carson has taken the frontrunner position for his Party’s Presidential nomination for the 2016 Elections, knocking Donald Trump to second place at the national polls. Dr. Carson, a retired neurosurgeon has made the first place in the New York Times/CBS News poll on Tuesday, getting the support from 26% of those surveyed, putting billionaire Donald Trump in the second place with 22%. Ever since announcing his candidacy for President, Donald Trump has taken the frontrunner position for the Republican nomination and held it for months, with numbers going his way with three polls conducted in Iowa. However, the most recent one shows that Trump’s dominant rise in the polls throughout the summer has been thwarted by Ben Carson. Carson is seeking the GOP candidacy with strong stances on issues such as denial of climate change, eliminating federal education standards, gun ownership freedom, repealing Obamacare, implementing a tougher ...

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Bernie Sanders for the first time compared himself to the frontrunner for the Democratic Presidential nomination Hillary Clinton and stated some of the differences between the two of them regarding same sex marriage and foreign policy. He made a turn from his peaceful campaign which until now was focusing on his own policies only and he was always stating that he never ran a negative campaign and never attacked his opponents. However, during the Jefferson-Jackson Dinner in Des Moines, Iowa on Saturday, which was attended by the three Democratic Presidential hopefuls, Sanders took another direction in his campaign for the White House and compared to the first debate where he was mostly congenial towards Hillary Clinton, the annual dinner in the early voting state of Iowa was marked by him highlighting the differences between him and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. According to Reuters, Sanders took a chance at the event which ...

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The former Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee dropped out of the Presidential race on Friday because of low polling rates among the Democratic field of Presidential hopefuls. Chafee ended his long shot Presidential campaign in a speech during the Democratic National Committee’s Women’s Leadership Forum in Washington. According to Reuters, he stated “After much thought I have decided to end my campaign for president today”, but added that he wanted to take the chance to call for peace in the world one more time and said that he will continue with his calls for pulling out the military troops from overseas and ending the wars in the Middle East, a call which has been a central part of his campaign. Lincoln was a Mayor of Warwick before being called to substitute his father at the U.S. Senate and served one term in office before losing the re-election. He then ran as an independent ...

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(Photo Credit: Slate) Vice President Joe Biden said on Wednesday that he has decided against running for President in the 2016 Elections, clearing the path for frontrunner Hillary Clinton to get the Democratic nomination. After months of speculation, Biden who ran unsuccessfully for President in 1988 and 2008, announced his decision in the White House Rose Garden alongside his wife and President Barack Obama. According to Reuters, Biden stated that he was not ready to jump in the Presidential race due to his family still mourning the loss of his son earlier this year. He also said that the window for a successful Presidential campaign has been closed, but that does not mean that he will stay silent. He stated “While I will not be a candidate, I will not be silent. I intend to speak out clearly and forcefully to influence as much as I can where we stand as ...

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Former Senator Jim Webb ended his race for the Democrat nomination for the 2016 Elections on Tuesday and said he will be exploring a possible White House bid as an independent. The former Senator of Virginia said that he and Americans were “disgusted” by the partisan politics in the Presidential campaigns and that there was no place for an “honest broker” like him. According to Reuters, he stated “I am not going away; I am thinking about all my options.” He also added “Americans don’t like the extremes to which both parties have moved in recent years and, quite frankly, neither do I.” Webb’s more conservative stances were not supported by the liberal Democrats and he barely registered in the opinion polls with primary voters. He did not have any momentum at the first Democratic Presidential debate on CNN and all that the audience got from him were his complaints that he was ...

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The First Democratic debate for the 2016 Elections held on Tuesday at 8:30 PM on CNN turned to be a clash between frontrunner Hillary Clinton and main rival Bernie Sanders on issues such as gun control, Wall Street and income inequality. Clinton and Sanders were under the spotlight of the debate and started it off with a handshake during a discussion about Clinton’s private email use while being at the State Department. According to Reuters, Sanders defended Clinton and said there are more pressing issues that need to be discussed. He stated “Let me say something that may not be great politics, but I think the Secretary is right. The American people are sick and tired of hearing about your damn emails”, to which Clinton replied “Thank you. Me too, me too” and shook hands with rival Sanders. After that moment they started getting more aggressive in contrasting their stances on issues such ...

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Democrats are still very much for Vice President Joe Biden to jump late into the Presidential race ahead of the 2016 Elections and challenge Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton. Half of the Democrats interviewed in the latest Reuters/Ipsos poll have demonstrated their support for Vice President Biden and think that he would be a great President if he decided to run for the White House. According to Reuters, there is speculation that Biden is very close to making a decision and he could quite possibly enter the race due to growing support for the Draft Biden committee. The Reuters/Ipsos poll shows that 48 percent of Democrats that were polled want him as a candidate and 30 percent say that he should not run. Independent voters are somewhat divided on the question, with 36 percent saying that he should run and an equal percent who are saying that he shouldn’t. However, not all of those ...

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Conservative Republicans have revolted on Wednesday at the initial debate in Congress for the Iran nuclear deal and have delayed the voting on the resolution of disapproval that would kill the deal. During the initial procedural motion to start off the debate on the Iran agreement, conservative Republicans have said that there wasn’t enough information concerning the deal and called on President Barack Obama to provide more details on secret side deals of the nuclear agreement. Due to this development, the House Republican leaders have come up with a plan to vote on a measure that Barack Obama has violated the law by not providing all of the details of the agreement, as well as a measure that would prevent Obama from lifting sanction on Iran. They also said that they are going to vote on the resolution of approval only to demonstrate that a majority of the House of Representatives is ...

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Democratic Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders has a strategy of stalling the Union endorsement until he lays out his complete vision of union protection. U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont has a unique agenda of getting the endorsement of unions with stalling the process. His supporter group Labor for Bernie has asked the national unions to remain neutral during the campaigning process, so that Sanders would be able to demonstrate his full agenda and convince the labor that he is the best Democrat for the White House. According to Reuters, Union activist Cliff Smith said that Sanders was unknown to him, but after the Senator made his speech at the Los Angeles sports arena in front of 27,000 people, Smith changed his mind. He stated “The other candidates – they talk in these very calculated, milquetoast, vague ways –they just don’t come across as human. He just seems like your next-door neighbor.” Sanders has ...

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