After weeks of bitter negotiations, Democratic presidential rivals Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders will face off in a debate on April 14 in Brooklyn, after sparring for days about having a New York debate ahead of the state primary. The duo accepted CNN’s offer to hold the debate in the run-up to the April 19 primary, the network said Monday. The announcement ended days of acrimonious negotiations, with both sides accusing each other of playing games with the proposed forum. Sanders’s campaign said it agreed to move a major New York City rally scheduled for April 14 to the night before so Sanders could attend the debate. Trailing in the race for the Democratic nomination for the White House, Sanders has been pushing for a debate in New York, where he lags in opinion polls. “We are glad that she finally has agreed,” said Michael Briggs, Sanders’s spokesman. “Sanders all along has pressed for a debate ...

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Bernie Sanders won and won big here on Tuesday. He earned 60 percent of the vote in New Hampshire and won nearly every town and city in the state. The size and scope of his victory should give his campaign hope, but he still has work to do. It would be tempting to say that Sanders won here only because of latte-drinking liberal New Englanders, but he won across ideological groups. Sanders earned the same 60 percent from moderate and conservative voters as he did from liberal voters. If he can attract that share of moderates and conservatives in other states, he won’t hit a brick wall among whites in Appalachia or the South who tend to be more conservative than those in New Hampshire and Iowa. Sanders may not be able to win in the Deep South, where black voters are a majority, but he can be competitive if he ...

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(Photo Credit: REUTERS/Gary Hershorn /Landov) Former New York Governor George Pataki dropped out of the Republican Presidential race on Tuesday while making a statement to NBC affiliates in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina, the first three states that hold the primary nominating contests in the race for the party’s nomination. Pataki has alerted his supporters and staff earlier on Tuesday thanking them for their friendship and hard work and according to Reuters, he announced his withdrawal during a TV message to supporters stating “While tonight is the end of my journey for the White House as I suspend my campaign for president, I am confident we can elect the right person, someone who will bring us together.” Pataki has had a long career in politics with three terms as New York’s Governor, but he was never able to boost his presidential bid. He has been endorsed by moderate Republicans who support ...

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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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The Washington Post published a political cartoon mocking Republican Presidential hopeful Ted Cruz for using his children as puppets at his campaign trail. The cartoon triggered a debate over the role of children in American Presidential campaigns. The political cartoon was done by Pulitzer Prize winner Ann Telnaes who portrayed Senator Cruz as an organ grinder and his two daughters as monkeys. The cartoon was done after Cruz issued a new campaign TV ad in which he and his wife along with his two young daughters featured in a Christmas story ad with two titles “How Obamacare Stole Christmas” and “The Grinch Who Lost Her Emails”, taking a dig at Democratic Presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton and her email controversy while being Secretary of State. According to Reuters, Ann Telnaes stated that she did nothing wrong portraying Cruz’s children in such a way, because he was first to use them in his campaign ...

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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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United States President Barack Obama will host the ASEAN leaders at the South California retreat of Sunnylands for a summit early in 2016, as a part of his Asia policy. The leaders from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations or ASEAN have accepted President Obama’s invitation to take part at the Rancho Mirage, California summit. The invitation has been extended to all of the leaders of the ten nations association the previous month during Obama’s visit to Asia. According to Reuters, Myles Caggins, a spokesman for the White House’s National Security Council said “The President is pleased the leaders have accepted his invitation to gather at Sunnylands, in early 2016.” Caggins did not specify the exact date of the summit, but according to Japan’s Kyodo news agency, an ASEAN official source said the summit is expected to take place on the 15th and 16th of February. Diplomats from two ASEAN countries have ...

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(Photo Credit : Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images) Republican Presidential hopeful Ben Carson on Wednesday told the Washington Post that he plans a campaign staff shake-up, because his advisers have allowed his campaign to drop in national polls. Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson has gained momentum and has risen in the polls right behind frontrunner Donald Trump, but in recent weeks he has fallen from second to fourth place in most national polls. Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio have taken his place because they succeeded to capitalize gains from their performance in the GOP debates. According to Reuters, Carson said that his top staffers are overpaid, but have failed to send his message to the American people and are inefficient in managing the campaign’s budget. He said “I’m looking at every aspect of the campaign right now. Everything is on the table; every job is on the table. And we are going to ...

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