As Republican "establishment" rival Sen Marco Rubio fades away, U.S. Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz has been seen as the most plausible anti- Trump candidate. This has shown in a new Reuters/Ipsos national poll, where he pulled into a statistical dead heat with front-runner Donald Trump,  with the Texas senator appeared poised to pick up a key victory in Wisconsin's primary. Cruz received 35.2 percent of support to Trump's 39.5 percent, the poll of 568 Republicans taken April 1-5 found. The numbers put the two within the poll's 4.8 percentage-point credibility interval, a measure of accuracy. Cruz and Trump were also briefly in a dead heat on March 28. The U.S. senator from Texas was running ahead of Trump in Wisconsin according to opinion polls as voters in the state went to the polls on Tuesday. Cruz hopes a win in Wisconsin would show he can unite disparate factions of the party and ...

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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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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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(REUTERS/Saul Loeb/Pool) United States President Barack Obama is going to spend his last year in office strengthening the achievements of his presidency and furthering his legacy on key issues. As every President before Obama has found out that his final months in office get the “lame duck” label, Obama too is aware of his weakening clout, so he is searching for ways to make his final touches on the key issues that he has made a central part of his campaign. According to Reuters, senior White House officials have stated that the President will try to make his last push on a few key issues, as well as cement his achievements in health care, continuing the Trans-Pacific Partnership, curbing the United States carbon emissions, normalizing diplomatic and economic ties with Cuba, implementing the Iran nuclear deal and push for a criminal justice reform. The official, who wanted to remain anonymous, said “You ...

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 (Photo Credit: AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday passed a legislation to suspend President Barack Obama’s refugee program and to tighten the screening process. The House passed a Republican backed measure to suspend Obama’s program of admitting 10,000 Syrian refugees in the next year after the dreadful terrorists attacks in Paris by Islamic State extremists, which left 129 people dead. The measure was approved on a vote of 289-137, with 47 Democrats joining in the Republican efforts. The legislation includes strict measures in the screening process that will verify that each Syrian refugee is not a threat to American national security. The verification would require the consent of the FBI director, the Homeland Security Secretary and the director of the national intelligence. According to Reuters, Obama’s attorney general Loretta Lynch said that the measure is impractical and impossible. She stated “To ask me to have my FBI ...

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The White announced on Monday that it is possible that President Barack Obama makes an endorsement of a Democrat running in the Presidential primary race. The endorsement could be between his Vice President Joe Biden and his former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton ever since her announcement campaign has been the frontrunner for the Democratic Presidential nominations for 2016 Elections and her main rival thus far has been socialist U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont. However, the Vice President of the Obama administration, Joe Biden has been evaluating support for his possible Presidential run and could jump late in the run and pose a serious threat to Clinton, while Clinton has been facing a great struggle in overcoming a transparency scandal with the use of a private email server for conducting government business while being in State Department office. Biden has gotten the endorsement of many ...

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The White House stated on Thursday that President Barack Obama would reject every Republican effort to defund Planned Parenthood, the health organization that performs abortions. The reproductive health organization has been under Republican fire for a long time, but gained a lot of media coverage in the previous weeks with the emergence of videos of alleged selling of aborted fetal tissue and body parts. The video that got immense exposure on the Internet was produced by the Center for Medial Progress, an organization of journalists that monitor medical ethics. It received a lot of attention and reactions from Republican Presidential candidates. According to Reuters, Rick Perry said that the video was a reminder of “the organization’s penchant for profiting off the tragedy of a destroyed human life.” The video shows Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s senior director of medical services, Dr. Deborah Nucatola discussing the sale of body part to a biological company. According ...

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Martin O’Malley, the former governor of Maryland has launched his White House bid on Saturday and spoke about social injustice and breaking Wall Street. He positions himself to be the strongest rival to Hillary Clinton in the race for the Democrat nomination in the 2016 elections. Martin O’Malley has had a very successful two terms as the governor of the blue state Maryland and a mayor of Baltimore for 6 years. In the previous months, he has been campaigning in states like Iowa and New Hampshire and has been searching for support from the liberal and progressive base of the Democratic Party. This Saturday in Baltimore, he announced his official candidacy for the Democratic Party’s Presidential nomination and has positioned himself as an alternative to the Democrat forerunner Hillary Clinton, gaining support from the Democratic Party’s liberal wing. He is the latest Democrat to make a bid for the White House, after the ...

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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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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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