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JUST HOW DIVERSE CAN AMERICAN POLITICS TRULY GET?

by Faizal Nor Izham

The run-up to the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election has been full of surprises so far — whether for better or for worse is another matter altogether. 728 more words

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If Bernie Sanders drags Hillary left she may win the Primaries, but lose the Presidency


In recent years it had been the Republican Presidential hopefuls who have had this problem. Faced during the a Primaries with opponents far to the right, they have had to allow themselves to be dragged right to win, only to find that they are then stuck with policy commitments that they can’t row back on, so the centrist swing voters can’t bring themselves to vote for them. 781 more words

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Whatever | August 2008

Whatever | US Election ’08
Barack Obama is redrawing the map of US politics. Can you imagine any of our lot doing the same?

I did a double-take the Chuckle Brothers would have been proud of in the first week of June, when I glimpsed the front-page headline of… 779 more words

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Next President of the USA? The Carlyle Group!

by Katherine Frisk:

In a recent Op Ed written by Eric Draitser, and titled, Meet the new Bush, same as the old Bush, what becomes very clear is that the American people are not voting for a new president, rather they will be deciding which CEO elected by the Carlyle Group will be in charge of the Washington D.C. 679 more words

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Jeb Bush is running for President. Will he win?

Now that Jeb Bush has officially announced he is seeking the nomination of the Republican party as its candidate for president of the United States, it seems a good time to ask how likely it is that he will actually become the 45th US President. 810 more words

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Best moments from Donald Trump’s meandering, bizarre presidential announcement

WATCH: Donald Trump announces he’s running for President of the United States

Donald Trump walked on stage Tuesday as Neil Young’s “Keep on Rocking in the Free World” played and announced his candidacy for president of the United States in an epic, meandering, bizarre speech in which he touched on ISIS, international relations with China, Mexican “rapists,” Obamacare, and the fact that he’s “really rich.” 909 more words

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