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: Getty Images Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders is in a dead heat with rival Hillary Clinton just days beforethe party's Nevada caucuses this weekend, according to a new CNN/ORC poll. Clinton leads in the state, with 48 percent support, followed closely by Sanders, with 47 percent support. The former first lady led in the poll by 16 points in October, besting Sanders by a 50 percent to 34 percent margin. The economy is rated the top issue by 42 percent of Nevada Democrats, and among that group, 52 percent back Sanders, versus 43 percent for Clinton. Clinton is seen by 48 percent of respondents as the best candidate to handle the economy, compared to 47 percent for the Vermont senator. But when asked who would do the most to help the middle class, 50 percent said Sanders, compared to 47 percent for Clinton. On foreign policy, the former secretary of State is the clear ...

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Photo Credit: AP Photo The Michael Bloomberg presidential mania is back again. Expressions of enthusiasm for a Michael Bloomberg presidential campaign span the gamut, from hedge-fund manager William Ackman (writing, behind a paywall, in the Financial Times) to Bloomberg’s pollster Douglas Schoen to Bloomberg himself (speaking, again behind a paywall, to the Financial Times). Which is to say, it is not a very wide gamut. When you muse too many times about running for president without following through, people treat it as a joke. That said, this is what people who want Michael Bloomberg to run for president—including, perhaps, Bloomberg himself—were waiting for: a decisive win in the New Hampshire primary by a loose cannon and an avowed socialist. If it feels to the Democratic and Republican Party establishments that events are spinning out of control, there’s a reason for that, but things could get worse in a hurry. Bloomberg is apparently ...

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Photo Credit: AP As John Kasich makes a surprise second placed finish in New Hampshire, we examine the rise of this man, and discuss if he has the momentum going into other states, where his centrist views might not be as welcome. Budget Hawk Kasich was born in the town of McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania, on May 13, 1952, the son of a mailman and a post office worker mother. After completing high school, he enrolled at Ohio State University, where he graduated in 1974. A few years later he won his first election to become the youngest-ever member of the Ohio State Senate at the age of 26. He then went on to win a seat in the US House of Representatives, where he would serve a total of nine terms from 1983 to 2001. During the 18 years he spent in Congress, Kasich earned a reputation as a budget hawk, rising up the ...

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(Photo Credit:REUTERS/Rebecca Cook) Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump blasted Benghazi Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy on Sunday for endorsing rival Presidential contender Marco Rubio. Trump, a businessman and real estate mogul, who had risen at the top of national polls, attacked Trey Gowdy for leading an unsuccessful committee in Congress that had the aim to investigate the 2012 terrorist attacks on the United Stated embassy in Benghazi, Libya, in which four American lost their lives. The Benghazi Committee’s last hearing was of Democratic Presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton who at the time of the attack on Benghazi was Secretary of State in the Obama administration. She handled the 11 hour hearing calmly and deflected criticism by Republican members of the committee. Trump seems to be unhappy of Gowdy’s endorsement of Marco Rubio and according to Reuters, while being a guest on FOX News’ “Fox and Friends”, he said that Gowdy did a terrible job ...

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Republican Presidential frontrunner Donald Trump made an unexpected campaign stop in New Hampshire to pick up and endorsement from a police union. It is very uncommon for real estate mogul Donald Trump to make such stops and according to Reuters, Trump made a televised appearance to pick up the endorsement from the small police union. The appearance was broadcast that night on cable television. Trump stated “I do not normally do stops like this, but for you, I came.” Trump has been taking his campaign to the people in a rather different way compared to the other contenders for the Republican nomination for President at the 2016 Elections. While others have been taking every chance to shake as many hands as possible, Trump has been ditching such traditional ‘retail politics’ and has been making only high profile rallies and television appearances. He has put his name out in the media and the general ...

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Democratic Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders said on Wednesday that he does not need the support of one frontrunner Hillary Clinton’s backers, Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel, to win the White House. Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont supported and campaigned for Rahm Emanuel’s opponent in the mayoral race last spring and urged the nation for change in policing strategies to ensure “lethal force should be a last option, not a first option.” His comments were interpreted as being a reference to the murder of Laquan McDonald, an African American 17 year old that was shot 16 times by Jason Van Dyke, a white police officer in Chicago According to Reuters, Sanders told reports “If the question is whether I want or need Rahm Emanuel’s support for President, the answer – in all due respect to the mayor – (is) no, I do not.” Sanders referred to the mishandled video of the shooting, because Emanuel tried to ...

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(Photo Credit: REUTERS/Jim Young) Democratic Presidential candidates on Thursday voiced their concerns about the recent announcement by the Obama administration about intensifying the deportation of Central American immigrants by rounding up all undocumented families. According to Reuters, the Washington Post reported on Wednesday that the Department of Homeland Security is considering starting the rounding-up in January ever since a surge of unaccompanied children and families arrived from Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras. The federal government is expected to start detain and deport as soon as next month, families that have already been ordered to leave. The campaign by the Department of Homeland Security’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement will mark an expansion from the individual targeting that has been the practice up until now, to focus more on rounding up entire families with undocumented immigrants. According to Reuters, Hillary Clinton, the frontrunner for the Democrat Presidential nomination issued a statement that she has “real ...

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(Photo Credit:JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images) The last Democratic Presidential debate of this year marked the tensions between candidates over foreign policy, terrorism, gun control and the latest controversy of a breach of the Democratic National Committee’s voter data. The third Democratic Presidential debate was hosted by ABC News and held at St. Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire. The debate included former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Senator Bernie Sander of Vermont and former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley. The three contenders sparred on various issues including Syria and the fight against the Islamic State, as well as tax policies. The debate is the first one after the mass shooting in San Bernardino where a Muslim couple killed 14 people and was accused of terrorism in the name of Islam. The events followed the deadly Paris attacks where the Islamic State, also know an ISIS killed 130 people. These events made national security the priority ...

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Republican controlled House of Representatives on Thursday blocked a gun legislation effort by Democrats to respond to the series of mass shootings in the United States. The House Republicans refused to make a bipartisan vote and blocked Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s effort to pass a bill that would ban people that are on a terrorist watch list from purchasing guns. The House voted 242 to 173. According to Reuters, Pelosi argued that the bill by Republican Representative Peter King should have been passed and stated “It is shocking to the American people that Congress refuses to keep guns out of the hands of those on the FBI’s terrorist watch list.” She also added that it was a “disgrace” that the House has failed to make a vote on legislation curbing gun violence after the shootings in a Connecticut school three years ago where a gunman killed 20 children. However, after the most recent ...

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