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: Pete Marovich/Bloomberg via Getty Images) The South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham has suspended his campaign run for the Republican Presidential nomination on Monday. According to Reuters, the 60 year old three-term Senator posted a video on YouTube in which he stated “Today, I am suspending my campaign for President.” In an interview with CNN he said “I have hit a wall here.” He added “I am going to suspend my campaign. I am not going to suspend my desire to help the country.” Graham’s announcement comes in time when the deadline came for him to remove his name from the GOP primary ballot in South Carolina, before he gets a very poor performance in his own home state’s contest, due to low polling numbers. Senator Graham has entered the Presidential race mainly because of his defense stances and a hawkish foreign policy. He has established himself in the underdog Republican debates ...

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Photo Credit: AP Photo/Susan Walsh Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus stated on Wednesday that party leaders are expecting to see a nominee for the 2016 Elections for President by mid April and that a nominating convention is still not excluded as a possibility. According to Reuters, Priebus was a guest on CBS’s “this Morning” where he answered questions a day after the last Republican Presidential debate in Las Vegas and said there could be a brokered convention in July if none of the White House hopefuls gets enough support to win the nomination. He also stated “I think most likely we will have a presumptive nominee by mid-April”, and when asked about a possible convention he said “I highly doubt it.” The nomination can be won by winning the delegates before the national convention of the party. If the candidates do not gather enough delegates in state primary elections and caucuses, ...

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Photo credit: Reuters/Dominick Reuter Republican Presidential hopeful Donald Trump on Monday called for a ban on Muslims entering the United States, after the mass shooting in San Bernardino last week by two radicalized Muslims. Trump, who is the frontrunner for the Republican Presidential nomination for the 2016 Elections has been making anti immigration statements ever since he announced his candidacy this summer, starting with calling Mexicans criminals and rapists. Now, the billionaire real estate mogul has made his most dramatic statement yet after the shooting in San Bernardino where two Muslims killed 14 people. The FBI has deemed the assailants as radicalized, so Trump took his chance and started his campaign for prevention of Muslim immigration. According to Reuters, he stated “We have no choice,” while being at a campaign stop in South Carolina and added that if the United States does not take the necessary measures there would be another 9/11 attacks. ...

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(Photo Credit: KAMM/AFP/Getty Images) The Republican Party is facing major struggle in electing the new Speaker of the House of Representatives ever since Speaker John Boehner announced that he was retiring from Congress and resigning the Speakership position. The favorite Republican Representative Kevin McCarthy that was thought to replace Boehner as Speaker of House announced that he is dropping out of the race for the leader of the House. His surprise announcement created a larger rift among moderate Republicans and the conservative Tea Party movement in the Freedom caucus. The House Majority Leader McCarthy became the frontrunner for the Speakership position right after Boehner announced his resignation and succeeded to quickly gather a large support among Republicans. However, conservatives have refused to support him thinking that he is not the one to unite the party and that he would only continue Boehner’s leadership of having too much compromises with Democrats and the Obama administration. ...

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After weeks of struggling to compromise on a spending bill, Congress voted on Wednesday to avert a government shutdown and extended funding for government agencies until the 11th of December. Just hours before the midnight deadline, the House of Representatives passed a bill that was passed by the Senate a couple of hours earlier with a vote of 78-20. The House passed the bill with a bipartisan vote of 277-151. A Republican majority voted against the bill, because conservatives urged for defunding the women’s healthcare organization Planned Parenthood. However, in a mostly partisan vote the House passed a separate measure with a defunding provision for Planned Parenthood, but Senate is not expected to pass it, making it a symbolic House vote. According to Reuters, the funding bill reached President Barack Obama’s desk later on Wednesday and he signed it into law. He stated “The good news is that it looks like the Republicans will just barely avoid shutting down the ...

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Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin and Republican Presidential candidate dropped out of the 2016 Elections race on Monday due to funding problems and low poll ratings. Once in the top three candidates for the Republican nomination for the November elections, Walker has fallen down in the polls because of his poor campaign run and a bad performance at the two Republican debates. Hi disagreement with his staff on how to make a comeback at the national polls and the donors pulling out of his campaign was the crucial point of him making the decision to drop out of the nomination race. According to Reuters, Walker announced he is dropping out of the White House race much to the surprise of voters. He stated “Today, I believe I am being called to lead by helping to clear the race so that a positive conservative message can rise to the top of the field. With that in mind, I will suspend my campaign ...

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Republican representatives voted to defund the women’s health care organization Planned Parenthood on Friday to make time for a full investigation of the abortion scandal. The House of Representatives voted along party lines on Friday to freeze federal funding for one year of the organization. The vote of 241-187 approved the legislation to block the funding, so that Congress would have the time to make a full investigation about the controversy that has been following the health care provider this year. The legislators also passed the bill to tighten restrictions on abortion doctors for violating infant protection in a vote of 248-177. The Republican led Congress was facing a government shutdown on the 1st of October for not having a plan to extend federal agencies funding. House Speaker John Boehner delayed voting on a spending bill and instead put forward these two legislations. The health care organization is under fire for alleged aborted fetal ...

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Photo credit: AP Donald Trump, the frontrunner for the Republican Party’s Presidential nomination for the 2016 Elections got yet another protest during a campaign rally, because of his harsh immigration policies. The real estate mogul and businessmen who climbed at the top of the national opinion polls in a few short months because of his conservative principles and attracted large crowds with his political incorrectness, held a campaign rally in Dallas at the American Airlines Center sports arena. In the divided city of Dallas, 42% of the population are Latinos, yet there were only few at the Trump rally, largely because of the immigration stance Trump took when he announced his Presidential Campaign on the 16th of June and said that he would build a big wall on the border between Mexico and the United States to keep out all illegal immigrants. He continued to call the Mexican people rapists, criminals and people that bring disease in the country ...

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Former Florida Governor and Republican candidate for president Jeb Bush greets supporters at a VFW town hall event in Merrimack, New Hampshire, August 19, 2015. PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS Jeb Bush remains the favorite of traders in the political prediction markets, while Donald Trump is rising high in the polls of the Republican Presidential run for 2016 Elections. Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush started his campaign as a frontrunner for the Republican Party nomination, but was quickly replaced by real estate mogul and businessman Donald Trump. Trump has been making headlines with controversial comments and policies aimed at Mexican people being criminals and setting an immigration policy of deportation all illegal immigrants, as well as building a wall on the border between the United States and Mexico. He has garnered the support of conservatives in the Republican Party, while Jeb Bush is setting a more moderate campaign with proposing a comprehensive immigration campaign, ...

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