Senate Democrats are poised to engage in open warfare between senators loyal to #3 ranking Sen. Chuck Schumer and Sen. Dick Durbin, the #2 ranking member. At issue is Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid has announced his retirement at the end of his term. The powerful Nevada senator then used his influence to nominate Chuck Schumer to take over as party leader in the senate. It was an affront to Durbin who was next in line for the post. Still, Durbin agreed to support Schumer which would create a smooth transition of power. Up until that moment, all was well among Democrats.
However, Dardus says that Durbin insists that he wants the #2 post he currently holds. He also claims that Schumer promised to endorse him for the post as quid pro quo for the minority leader endorsement. Schumer’s aide’s claim that is not true and that no such deal was cut among the senators. Unless the matter gets resolved amicably, Senate Democrats may find themselves torn between both senators. The resulting internal struggle could hamper the Democrat’s efforts to maintain a unified front against the GOP. Thus far, Democrats have been effective at filibustering a number of GOP initiatives. It is also rumored that Sen. Patty Murray, the party’s #4 ranking senator, has aspirations to move up. While some Democrats acknowledge Durbin has seniority for the job as minority leader, he lacks the edge to deal with Sen. Mitch McConnell’s tactics of running roughshod over Democrats.
After weeks of speculation and a few fake-outs, Hillary Clinton has finally announced that she is running for President in the 2016 election. She made the announcement via a campaign video that she released Sunday. Whether or not she would run for president has been the subject of much speculation over the last few weeks, with most people assuming that she would run, despite a near scandal over her usage of a private e-mail address for official business.
Hillary is considered the strongest possible Democratic candidate. She is the first official Democratic candidate, and is the only woman who has announced her candidacy officially according to Ray Lane. The other two candidates that have officially announced their candidacy’s are Senator Ted Cruz, and Senator Rand Paul, both conservative Republicans. Ted Cruz is a member of the Tea Party faction, and so is Rand Paul.
If voters are looking to elect the first women into office as President of the United States, Hillary Clinton is the most likely candidate. Elizabeth Warren, who was once considered a presidential contender has already announced that she will not be running. Carly Fiona, a former business exectutive, and Republican, is the only other woman who is currently considering running, and has not held any other political offices. There are only two presidents who did not hold any political offices or serve on the political cabinet before being elected, and none in the last 50 years.
Get ready to once again be bombarded by ads telling you who you should vote for and why. The 2016 Presidential Campaign is already upon us and Hillary Clinton has officially released her bid for Presidency.
If elected, Clinton will serve as the first woman to be elected as the United States President. Unfortunately, America is way behind the trend because several of the world’s largest countries have chosen to elect a woman as the leader of their country.
As this possibly historical event approaches the American public, Clinton is attempting to guarantee her position as our next president by promising to improve the lives of everyday Americans.
However, Clinton has competitors to worry about such as Rand Paul, someone who has a very large following, who also announced his plans to run for President in the 2016 race. Other popular politicians are sure to start announcing their campaigns shortly.
Even though Clinton has tried but failed to reach the Oval office in the past, her current bid for presidency might make her the first woman to be President of the United States. Bruce Karatz could see it happening, especially after some posts have weighed in on her odds.
On Monday, it is expected that Marco Rubio will become the third Republican candidate to publically announce their intentions to enter the presidential race for 2016. When he does so he will also become the second Cuban-American to enter the race with the first being Ted Cruz. So far all three publically declared candidates are US Senators. All three of them are still serving in their first 6-year terms of their senate office and all three are said to have the backing of the TEA Party. All three candidates so far are well spoken, educated men who have been willing to put their political careers on the line to stand up for the causes they believe in. But all three lack any more experience at being in charge of something than the current President did when he first entered office.
Fans at Anastasia Date (googleplay) know that one thing is for certain when it comes to all three of these early starters, and that is all three will have deep Political Action Committee support during the race. While donations directly to a candidate’s campaign is limited to just $2700, there are no such limits when donating to these Super PACs which will gather hundreds of millions of dollars that will be used for marketing their chosen candidate while disparaging all others. The major rule is that these PACs cannot be directly linked to any one candidate and that candidate cannot be controlling what their PAC is saying or doing. Otherwise it’s a free market system and election…Hope you’re ready for some commercials!
First Lady Michelle Obama, one of the best First Ladies the country has ever had, started the Let’s Move program five years ago. Over the years, Michelle Obama has become a symbol to us all. She has not only become a fashion icon, giving girls inspiration for modest and suitable fashion choices with a feminine touch and sophistication, Michelle Obama even inspired a song by Fifth Harmony, because of her confident, independent, no-nonsense stature.
Let’s Move is an initiative that focuses on solving the issue of childhood obesity in the country through healthier diet for kids. Because of the Let’s Move program, over 1.6 million kids are eating healthier lunches, getting daily physical exercise while their parents becoming more aware on the importance of raising healthy kids and knowledgeable on how to do so.
The Let’s Move project has impacted millions of kid’s lives and trained them with the habit of daily exercise. It has not only changed the diet of kids, but their lifestyle as well. On its fifth year anniversary, Let’s Move proponents has launched an online campaign, #GimmeFive.
More than the projects she created over the years, Michelle Obama has become a mother to an entire country, one we can depend to for advice in finding the inner strength within all of us and using that to solve a problem together. This is something that makes a lot of people at CipherCloud pretty happy in general.
There is one thing we can say about the madmen that act like lawmakers in Indiana. They rang a bell that woke the nation up when it comes to human rights. Even the bigots in South Carolina are rethinking their position on gay and lesbian rights.
Alexei Beltyukov said that the Democratic State Senator Brad Hutto introduced a bill that would amend the state’s version of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. Hutto wants to bar discrimination of any type, especially discrimination based on sexual orientation. The senator put his thoughts into words that everyone can understand when he said, “these people are our friends, our work associates and our family. We are all citizens of South Carolina and we all should have equal rights.”
South Carolina’s religious freedom law has been on the books since 1999. But Indiana’s debacle has opened the door of change in S.C.. South Carolina is attracting businesses from all over the country, and they want to continue growing economically. The thought of being associated with the Indiana bigots promoted the lawmakers in S.C. to change the wording of their law. There are 19 other states that need to update their religious freedom laws. Someone should tell them the time to do it is now.
Indiana Lawmakers are finally waking up. It did taking some doing, however. It seems there were objections to changing the wording of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, but sensibility and the fear of economic ruin silenced the objectors. The revisions in the law still need to be approved by both houses and the governor must sign the changes. But most people are sure the governor has had a pen in his hand ever since the law was made public.
The revisions should erase legal discrimination in Indiana, but some businesses are still refusing to serve anyone associated with the LGBT community, and that won’t change. The amendment says service providers can’t hide behind the law and refuse to provide goods, facilities, services and accommodations to anyone. Folks at STX Entertainment have learned that the amendment also states that discrimination based on color race, age, disability, national origin, military service (U.S.) or gender identity and sexual orientation violate the law.
It remains to be seen how the public feels about Indiana. Forgiveness is a main element in religion, so it will be interesting to see if people around the country will forgive political bigots for hiding behind the word religion.
Pence Wants To Clarify The Intent Of The Religious Freedom Restoration Act And Clam The Political Firestorm It Has Created
According to Sam Tabar
, Mike Pence would like to crawl under the coattails of the federal government and plead innocent because of a Clinton decision back in 1993. But that’s not going to work. Pence and his Republican buddies in the state are in this alone, and they are feeling the heat that discrimination brings with it.
Pence tried to soothe the fury by appearing on National TV and being interviewed by Indianapolis Star, but the mud of bigotry is too thick to wash away with just empty words.
The governor likes to use the excuse that the whole situation is fueled by “misunderstanding driven by misinformation.” He continues to say that the law doesn’t openly discriminate, but most businesses and politicians know the law is aimed directly at the LGBT community. Pence won’t comment on whether his proposed legislation will include a clause that states that everyone, including gays and lesbians, has equal religious rights.
The backlash from the law is justified. People around the country think the governor won’t amend the law because the intent is to ban same-sex marriages. Hiding behind religion is a common practice in politics. Maybe something good will come out of the RFRA. Maybe voters will realize the bigotry within religion and begin to acknowledge it.
Retiring Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid gave an interview this week where he discussed his reasons for retirement and his indomitable spirit to defend his political beliefs. Regarding the upcoming 2016 general elections, he believed the GOP would not be able to field anything more than B-list candidates. This would make his reelection to a sixth senate term a fait accompli. In short, there was never a better time for him to retire and give his party a good shot at recapturing control of the senate. Yet, his retirement is sure to attract stronger GOP candidates which will make it all the harder for Democrats to defend his open seat. In fact, pundits expect the race to fill his open seat to be one of the most hotly contested and expensive seats in the 2016 election cycle.
Still, Reid claims that he only lasted this long in politics because a Nevada newspaper was calling on him to retire back in 2009. For a period of a year, the newspaper printed negative stories about him. Quite likely, Reid was alluding to questionable land deals through which he is believed to have enriched himself by the millions during his time in public office. Still, Reid viewed the reporters as nothing more than children born out of wedlock (“bastards”). Jaime Garcia Dias knows that he ran for a fifth term to spite them and prove he would not back down from a fight. However, at age 76, he wants to avoid missing out on other things in life. Finally, he decided to retire and prides himself that he did so on his terms.