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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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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Republican Presidential hopeful Scott Walker has made statements about his foreign policy proposals that are embraced by a conservative crowd, but seem to have very little in common with general foreign policy knowledge. The newest addition to the Republican field of 15 candidates for the White House 2016 Elections, Scott Walker, the Wisconsin Governor, has been promoting his campaign across Iowa and South Carolina. He toured the states with his campaign bus and this weekend he turned away from diplomatic approach to foreign policy and instead used tough and harsh language in order to please his conservative crowd. He continues to make statements that seem to be a product of his ignorance of foreign affairs and leadership. One of the statements he made recently was that he would take on the Islamic State militant groups the same way he took down Unions in the United States. Of course, Walker is popular among ...

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A biker rally in Iowa has shown that Republican Scott Walker is the favorite to win the GOP candidacy for the 2016 Elections. Six other presidential hopefuls from the Republican Party have attended the event and held speeches, with Walker being the only one not officially to announce his candidacy. The political event was held on Saturday as the inaugural “Roast and Ride”. The event is organized by U.S. Senator Joni Ernst, where 300 bikers with Harley-Davidsons travel 39 miles and attend a barbecue. Walker was the only GOP presidential hopeful that led his on motorcycle ride and later gave a speech. Amongst them were Lindsay Graham, Marco Rubio, Mike Huckabee, Carly Fiorina, Rick Perry and Ben Carson. It seems that Scott Walker received the support for early voting in Iowa according to Reuters and the polls in Iowa show that he is a leader of the pack with a 7 percent ...

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During a Friday campaign stop in New Hampshire, former Florida Governor and potential 2016 Presidential candidate Jeb Bush, rolled out a plan for keeping the financially troubled Social Security system afloat by gradually raising the eligibility age over time. While Bush’s plan would not change the program for current beneficiaries,  people who are in their earning years now and have not yet entered the system would be expected to wait to enroll in the program until they have reached the age of 68 or 70. “I think we need to raise the retirement age, not for the people that are already nearing receiving Social Security or are already on it, but raise it gradually over a long period of time for people that are just entering the system,” he said. “And I think we need to do that in relatively short order.” “And Social Security can be sustained, just as it was ...

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George Pataki launches his long shot White House bid George Pataki -Image Credit:  Getty Images Yet another Republican candidate emerged with a speech in New Hampshire’s Exeter. George Pataki has announced his bid for President in 2016 elections and acknowledged that the run will be a long one. George Pataki, a former New York governor with three terms under his wing, has been making some low-key campaigning in the previous months in Florida and New Hampshire and only this Thursday he has officially announced his White House bid with the GOP, making him the eight Republican candidate to make a formal bid. His campaign is a long shot, since he barely makes the polls of the Presidential race nationwide and it is very uncertain that he will even make the first Republican debate of the top 10 Republican candidates, especially when there is still an expectation of other White House hopefuls to announce their ...

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A new candidate has announced his intentions to run as the Republican candidate for the Presidential elections in 2016 and Mike Huckabee is focusing on blue collar Americans to help him all the way to the White House. Republican Mike Huckabee has launched his bid for his party's 2016 presidential nomination and has already shown the focus of his candidacy by targeting blue collar workers in America, who he believes have struggled to bounce back from the recent recession and are struggling to improve their lives. "Ninety-three million Americans don't have jobs," Huckabee said according to Reuters. "And many of them who do have seen their full-time job with benefits they once had become two part-time jobs with no benefits at all. "We were promised hope, but it was just talk," he said, referring to a theme of Obama's successful 2008 presidential bid. According to a report by Reuters, the 59-year-old former Arkansas governor ...

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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, has admitted that he will be taking a risk in his presidential campaign by putting Social Security and Medicare at the centre of his candidacy. Christie is proposing cutting social security and Medicare if he makes it to the White House following the 2016 Presidential elections. According to a report by Reuters: "There is no political upside to it," the Republican told more than 200 local residents who gathered to size up Christie ahead of a summit of potential 2016 Republican presidential candidates this weekend. Christie is looking to bring in radical changes to the social security and Medicare programmes in the US with plans to not only cut social security benefits for some upper-income seniors in the country but also raising the premiums associated with Medicare. He said that he considered the entitlement programmes that have long been in place in the US have been considered for too ...

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Senator Rand Paul has become the latest politician to announce that he will be launching  his 2016 presidential election campaign. During a campaign event in Kentucky, Rand Paul said: "Today begins the journey to take America back,” making it clear the feel of how his campaign will be run. Rand Paul may be running on a republican ticket but he is not your usual Republican and his more liberal views have seen him creating appeal to those who may not traditionally bac a Republican candidate. The announcement makes Rand Paul the second Republican to enter the contest that concludes in November 2016, however many others are expected to come forward in the coming weeks from the Republicans. According to a report by the BBC, speaking in front of a large crowd at the official campaign kick-off, he said: "The Washington machine that gobbles up our freedoms and invades every nook and cranny of our ...

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The race is now officially on with Ted Cruz being the first to officially announce that he is running for the Presidential elections in 2016. Texas Senator Ted Cruz, who is known for being a strong conservative and for also clashing with leaders of his own Republican party on a regular basis, has become the first to announce his running for the White House. According to Reuters, Cruz is expected to announce his candidacy at Liberty University, an evangelical Christian school in Virginia tomorrow, according to an aide, giving the Tea Party favourite a head start on what is likely to be a crowded field of Republican White House contenders. 44 year old Ted Cruz, has built a reputation for his strong conservative principles and it is widely expected that he will run his candidacy based on him being a reliable candidate who will be pushing for small government. According to Reuters Ted Cruz ...

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