Category Archives: Current Politics

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GOP Field Shrinks Suddenly

December 30th, 2015 by

The GOP field in the 2016 Presidential race shrank suddenly this week, with the news that Senator Lindsey Graham and former three-term New York Governor George Pataki had both ended their campaigns. Neither had been able to grab voters’ attention in a crowded field where outsiders and far-right candidates grabbed the spotlight. Their moderate views […]

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Sanders Demands “Fundamental Change” to Federal Reserve

December 23rd, 2015 by

It’s not often that a self-avowed “Democratic Socialist” makes much sense when speaking about economic matters. This may be an exception. In an opinion piece published by the New York Times, Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders derides the Federal Reserve bank, arguing that it is subject to the whim of corporate America, an entity it […]

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GOP Candidates Sharpen Attacks on Hillary Clinton

December 22nd, 2015 by

Despite the differences among them, Republican candidates have succeeded in finding a variety of reasons to attack a common target, presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.  With Donald Trump’s recent jabs at Clinton making headlines, we decided to examine other instances in which Clinton was publicly maligned by the competition.

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Highlights From Democratic Debate in New Hampshire

December 21st, 2015 by

With the number of candidates whittled down to three—Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and Martin O’ Malley—audiences were privy to a more issue-focused exchange. Yes, this debate lacked some of the pandering and bellicose rhetoric that characterized the preceding ones but that did not make Saturday’s discourse any less interesting.

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Recap: The Republican Debate

December 16th, 2015 by

There were certainly some fireworks at last night’s GOP debate. In the preliminary round, the attacks were levied mainly at the Obama Administration and the presumptive Democratic nominee, Hillary Clinton. These themes also came up in the prime time debate, but the leading candidates spent a bit more time sparring with one another, largely ignoring […]

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What to Expect in Tonight’s GOP Debate

December 15th, 2015 by

Tonight is the 5th Republican Party debate thus far in the election cycle. It will air on CNN at 8:30 pm ET. The so-called “undercard” debate for candidates that don’t meet a certain threshold in the polls will begin at 6 pm ET. Here’s your rundown of the main narratives heading into the showdown.

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Trump vs. the Super PACs

December 14th, 2015 by

The presence of big money from lobbyists, interest groups, and the like in politics—especially election campaigns—is one of the inextricable realities of the modern political system. This overriding presence of influential donors and campaign contributors is part of why so many voters are defecting from the whole process. If nothing else, Republican presidential candidate Donald […]

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Does Winning The Iowa Caucus Matter?

December 11th, 2015 by

The Iowa caucus, and, to a lesser extent, the New Hampshire primary have long held a dominant role in Presidential politics. A win in Iowa can lead to a boost to a candidate’s campaign, or it can be a blip that the candidate is never able to capitalize on. With this in mind, we take […]

Trump Triumphant?

December 3rd, 2015 by

The GOP political machine has gone beyond crisis mode, and is now in a full-scale panic over the prospects of Donald Trump winning the Republican presidential nomination. No matter how outlandish some of his comments have been, he refuses to back down, and his poll numbers refuse go down. Wealthy donors are banding together, no […]

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Presidential Election Power Rankings

November 25th, 2015 by

The first primaries in the 2016 Presidential election are less than three months away. The window is swiftly closing for the second-tier candidates to become contenders in their party’s nomination process. In the view of “you can’t keep them straight without a scorecard,” Business Insider has calculated the latest power rankings for all Presidential candidates. […]

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Jindal Drops Out of Presidential Race

November 18th, 2015 by

With the admission that “I’ve come to the realization that this is not my time,” Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal became the latest casualty in the crowded GOP Presidential primary. Once considered a rising star of the GOP, and touted as the “Republican Obama,” he couldn’t beat the “outsider” meme that has been a hallmark of […]

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Candidates Take Aim at Fed in GOP Debate

November 12th, 2015 by

The theme of this week’s Republican Party debate was the economy, and how the candidates plan to address this ever-present issue. While the range of answers and proposals cast a wide net, especially on the topics of taxes and entitlements, one running theme throughout the night was the candidates’ disdain for the heavy-handed policies of […]

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GOP Roster Set For Fourth Debate

November 9th, 2015 by

The next stop in the GOP Presidential Debate Tour is Minneapolis, on November 10th. This is the fourth debate for a staggering 12 Presidential hopefuls, with two other candidates not making the cut at all. Of course, any time you mix Donald Trump and TV cameras, there’s going to be a show, and this GOP […]

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Cruz, Rubio Shine in GOP Debate

October 29th, 2015 by

The third Republican debate held last night was hosted by CNBC, one of the main cogs of the liberal media, and this set the tone for the entire debate. Several of the candidates had no choice but to directly address the issue in a night that offered both general clues as to the GOP platform […]

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Tentative Debt Ceiling Plan Reached

October 27th, 2015 by

Congress may be able to avoid running up against the looming debt ceiling after all. Although steering clear of such a scenario is not a done deal, the House of Representatives and the White House have reached a tentative agreement on a budget with the help of congressional Democrats. Congress will vote on the budget […]

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Political Round-Up: Carson Gains, Dems Bow Out

October 24th, 2015 by

Although some of the early hype and excitement surrounding next year’s presidential election has died down, the campaign is still just beginning to kick into gear. The landscape for the 2016 presidential race is becoming clearer as candidates drop out and as more people pay attention. With each passing day, the electorate gets to know […]

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Clinton Facing Benghazi Hearing

October 22nd, 2015 by

At long last, Hillary Clinton is being forced to face scrutiny over how she handled one of the key blunders of the Obama Administration. On Thursday, she was confronted by a barrage of questions from the the congressional committee (the fourth of its kind) tasked with investigating the tragic attacks costing the lives of four […]

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What’s Next for the GOP?

October 13th, 2015 by

On the eve of the first Democratic Party debate (CNN, 8:30 PM EST) being held in Las Vegas, the Grand Old Party (better known as the Republican Party) is looking less and less like one coherent group. The party is no longer legislating from the front, squandering its majorities in Congress by splitting largely into […]

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Understanding Hillary Clinton’s New HFT Tax

October 11th, 2015 by

In order to keep pace on the scoreboard with the other candidates on the Democrats’ side of the presidential race, Hillary Rodham Clinton has publicly announced her new “fix” for Wall Street. Forget for the moment that, despite the appearance of strong sentiment against Wall St (and the wealthy classes generally) in the Democratic Party, […]