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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Donald Trump’s speech to America’s largest pro-Israel lobby did not help his standing among Israelis, a new poll shows. The March Peace Index, a monthly poll of Israeli attitudes by the Israel Democracy Institute think tank, showed that 40 percent of Israeli Jews thought Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton would be “better for Israel,” versus 30 percent for Trump, the Republican front-runner. In addition, 43 percent of Israeli Jews feel Clinton would better serve American interests, as opposed to 24 percent for Trump. The poll was taken from March 28 to 30, about a week after Trump addressed the national conference of AIPAC. His speech, which struck traditional pro-Israel notes, drew an enthusiastic response from the crowd amid scattered protests. Previously, Trump had said he would be “neutral” on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Israelis also favored Clinton over Trump before the AIPAC conference. A survey in early March by the Israeli news website Walla found that Israelis preferred ...

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Photo Credit: CNN Bernie Sanders’ senior strategist floated his candidate as a potential running mate for Hillary Clinton if she wins the Democratic nomination. After Politico’s Glenn Thrush said that Clinton advocates suggested that Sanders is their key to turning out young voters in November, senior Sanders strategist Tad Devine said, “Maybe they’re going to put him on the ticket then. I don’t know what that means.” When asked if Sanders would consider being Clinton’s running made. Devine said, “I’m sure — of course, anyone would — but I don’t think there’s any plan for that, certainly no one’s talking about anything like that. He wouldn’t ever think about a decision like that unless it was done in the right and proper way.” Electing Senator Bernie Sanders makes the most practical sense as it does help Hillary Clinton win over voters under the age of old. Bernie Sanders does well with new voters, younger voters, ...

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The Koch brothers, the most powerful conservative mega donors in the United States, will not use their $400 million political arsenal to try to block Republican front-runner Donald Trump's path to the presidential nomination, a spokesman told Reuters on Wednesday. This decision by the billionaire industrialists comes after a period of speculation over their intervention of Republican Presidential Frontrunner Donald Trump's run for the white house, and is another setback to Republican establishment efforts to derail the New York real estate mogul's bid for the White House. "We have no plans to get involved in the primary," said James Davis, spokesman for Freedom Partners, the Koch brothers’ political umbrella group. He would not elaborate on what the brothers' strategy would be for the Nov. 8 election to succeed Democratic President Barack Obama. Three sources close to the Kochs said the brothers made the decision because they were concerned that spending millions of dollars attacking ...

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Photo Credit: Getty Images Jeb Bush bowed out of the race for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination on Saturday night, putting to an end one of America’s most prominent political dynasties and, frankly, one of the saddest campaigns in recent memory. No single candidacy this year fell so short of its original expectations. It began with an aura of inevitability that masked deep problems, from Mr. Bush himself, a clunky candidate in a field of gifted performers, to the rightward drift of the Republican Party since Mr. Bush’s time as a consensus conservative in Florida. “I’m proud of the campaign that we’ve run to unify our country,” Mr. Bush said, his eyes moist, in an emotional speech here Saturday night after his third straight disappointing finish in the early voting states. “The people of Iowa and New Hampshire and South Carolina have spoken, and I really respect their decision.” Mr. Bush’s campaign had ...

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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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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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