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Power & politics: presidential history

Power & politics: presidential history

Politics, Power & Politics September 1, 2015 at 5:13 pm 0 comments

By Zachary Toillion In 2016, it is at least a possibility that the two leading candidates have been active in politics since the 1970s, longer than some voters have even been alive. Remember the last few Republican presidents we had? Let me remind you. Let’s start with George W. Bush.Read More

Forging Debate: Planned Parenthood

Forging Debate: Planned Parenthood

Forging Debate, Opinion, Politics August 25, 2015 at 4:01 pm 0 comments

  Saving Planned Parenthood isn’t something to brag about Senators Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker (R-Tennessee) are living proof that saying one is pro-life has become nothing more than political rhetoric to placate conservatives. When politicians talk, most Americans have come to understand it is just that—talk. However, some thingsRead More

Power and politics: the winners and losers of the GOP debate

Power and politics: the winners and losers of the GOP debate

Politics, Power & Politics August 16, 2015 at 2:02 am 0 comments

By Zachary Toillion Let’s take a look at who won and who lost the first Republican Primary debate. For the purposes of simplicity, we’ll be taking a look at the prime-time debate with the 10 highest polling candidates rather than looking at both debates. Additional debates may change the rosterRead More

Power & politics: voters in both parties value authenticity

Power & politics: voters in both parties value authenticity

Politics, Power & Politics July 28, 2015 at 8:21 pm 0 comments

By Zachary Toillion Donald Trump has had a very good week in politics. After a series of highly visible conflicts with Sen. John McCain, Gov. Rick Perry, Sen. Lindsey Graham, CNN’s Anderson Cooper and Iowa’s largest paper The Des Moines Register, Trump has catapulted into the spot of top RepublicanRead More

From the Hart: Trump torpedoes Republicans

From the Hart: Trump torpedoes Republicans

From the Hart, Humor, Politics July 28, 2015 at 8:06 pm 0 comments

By Ron Hart Donald Trump, a heroic man who dodged serving in the Vietnam War on five deferments attributed to “bone spurs,” questioned Sen. John McCain’s war hero status. The two men then had a battle of egos, publicly calling each other names. It is sad. Usually white male RepublicansRead More

Biden’s campaign taking shape

Biden’s campaign taking shape

National News, News, Politics July 16, 2015 at 1:32 am 0 comments

WASHINGTON (press release)—With Hillary Clinton’s campaign continuing to face resistance from little-known challengers, there are new signs that she could finally get some big-name opposition. The sea change in the Democratic race may have come two weeks ago when it was revealed that Vice President Joe Biden’s son, Beau, hadRead More

Clinton implicated in Honduran coup, emails show

Clinton implicated in Honduran coup, emails show

By Zachary Toillion Recent emails released by the State Department shed new light on the U.S. response to the June 2009 Honduran coup. Publicly, the U.S. condemned the coup of President Manuel Zelaya after a great deal of international pressure. When Hillary Clinton was asked whether or not the U.S.Read More

Will Al Gore run for president?

Will Al Gore run for president?

National News, Politics July 7, 2015 at 7:14 pm 0 comments

By Dwight L. Schwab, Jr. Is it because of a rift Al Gore developed with Bill Clinton when they were vice-president and president back in the 1990s? For whatever the reason may be, Gore isn’t endorsing Hillary Clinton, at least not yet. No reason was given for the swipe atRead More

House Democrats rebuke Obama on trade

House Democrats rebuke Obama on trade

By Zachary Toillion On Friday, President Obama headed for Capitol Hill in an attempt to secure enough votes for passage of the Trade Promotion Authority, a fast-track trade law Obama has been pushing as a key piece of his second agenda for months. The TPA would give Obama authority toRead More

From the Hart: handicapping the expansive GOP field

From the Hart: handicapping the expansive GOP field

From the Hart, Politics June 16, 2015 at 4:18 pm 0 comments

By Ron Hart It’s that time again. Every four years, the GOP interviews presidential hopefuls to determine who will be their nominee, who will have a show on Fox and who will be doing reverse mortgage commercials on TV. So many candidates are running this time that the Republican debatesRead More