Tag: Politics

Robert Mueller and Alleged Baseless Surveillance of U.S. Citizens: A Troubled History

In U.S. history, there are 2 major instances in which alleged baseless surveillance of U.S. citizen(s) has occurred.

During both instances, Robert Mueller has been a prominent figure.

Is this just a coincidence?

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Nikki Haley: Future President, Modern-Day Fighter

Arguably the biggest storyline from the 2016 Presidential Election cycle was Hillary Clinton being the nominee for the Democratic party.  It was the first time a woman had accepted a Presidential nomination, thus making her the closest woman in American history to becoming President.  Unfortunately, due to the toxicity within the race, brought about by the voters and the media, the only care anyone seemed to have about her credentials, was the fact that she was a woman.  As a result, the only question that seemed to be on most people’s mind was would Hillary Clinton become the first woman to, “break the glass ceiling?”  This sexist stench followed the campaign, creating a cloud of fog overhead.  It even went as far as the Clinton campaign reserving the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, which was constructed with a large glass ceiling, as their campaign watch party headquarters.

Fortunately, Hillary Clinton suffered an unexpected defeat, leaving the door wide open for a real, qualified woman to become President. But, that begs the question, who will that be?

Nikki Haley.

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The Shutdown is Not One-Sided

The United States government shut down for the eighteenth time in modern history on Saturday, January 20th. The reason behind the shutdown was an inability to reach a bipartisan agreement on Congressional funding.

It should be noted that Republicans control the House, Senate, and the Presidency, but were still not able to pass a bill in the Senate. Per the Washington Post: “A government shutdown causing employee furloughs has never occurred under unified party control of Congress and the White House. Some furloughs of White House employees began immediately early Saturday.”

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Outlook 2020: Democratic Candidates

Elections are always on the minds of politicians in the United States. The first item on an elected official’s agenda is how to get re-elected, and when a politician is eyeing a presidential run, there is almost no such thing as announcing your candidacy too early. So, just over two-and-a-half years until the next presidential election, here are the most likely candidates to run on the Democratic ticket.

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