Five key debate moments that altered the course of a presidential race

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Every presidential election year in my American Political Campaigns and Elections course, I get an opportunity to spend a full lecture discussing with students some of the famous moments from historic presidential debates. I explain to students that while the presidential candidate debates are supposed to be about presenting policy alternatives to undecided voters, almost no one pays any attention...

How to Get a Government Job In New Trump Adminstration

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The Trump Administration Is Now Hiring Are you a skilled and educated worker who dreams of working a government job in finance, national security, or foreign service? President Elect Donald Trump and his transition team are looking for you. Experience and loyalty to the republican party may be your ticket to working in the soon to be drained swamp known as...

Trump University – A Lesson in Bad Business Decisions

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Trump’s Failed Business Ventures Trump University continues to follow Donald Trump as he moves forward with the GOP nomination. While he is famous for his wealth and successes, this primary season has brought forth many unsavory details about his questionable leadership and failed business ventures. Marco Rubio first brought Trump University into the public eye in February during his heated debate exchange with the outspoken billionaire....

Jeb Bush Has Early Wall Street Backing

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The first official ballots are still months away, so it’s still anybody’s guess who will come out on top of a very crowded GOP field of presidential hopefuls. However, it looks like one candidate—former Florida Governor Jeb Bush—already has the support of Wall Street. According to new reports on campaign finance, Goldman Sachs employees donated $144,900 to Bush during his first...

Fantastic Fiction, or Foretelling the Future – 5 Orwellian Predictions That Have Come True

In 1949 George Orwell's troubling portrayal of a dystopian future for society was published. From the moment 1984 landed on bookstore shelves in the mid-20th century, his vivid depiction of a strange and unusual time perplexed and enthralled millions of avid readers. As our society evolved, many of Orwell's fantastic prognostications began to raise eyebrows. Here are five rather intriguing...

The Socialist Paid Protesters Behind Anti-Trump Riots

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Anti Trump Protests Around the Nation Turn Violent Portland. New York. Los Angeles. Oakland. All of these cities are being hit by paid protests turning violent in the wake of the Trump election victory.  The message of "Not My President" and "Die Whites" are promoting  fear and divisiveness during a time when America needs to come together to support its...

It’s a Trap! Was National Guard Deportation Force Memo Designed to Catch WH Leaks?

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Today's headlines stoked the fears every progressive news outlet was waiting for. Mass deportations by President Trump carried out by the National Guard. This is all the proof they need to demonstrate how right they were about Trump being an anti-immigrant racist. The story is perfect for their narrative, thousand of National Guard troops would be called upon to...

Police Brutality: What Citizens Can Do

Police brutality is something of a gray area in legal terms, which sees many citizens struggling to make a decision about what to classify as police brutality. According to The Huffington Post, many citizens’ groups point to incidents such as the beating of Rodney King in Los Angeles in 1991 as a true case of police brutality. In a...

Trump Leads in New Hampshire 2016 Primary Polls

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According to a recent CNN Poll, Donald Trump leads the GOP candidate field by a comfortable margin heading into next week’s New Hampshire primary. Donald Trump still has a healthy lead among those likely to vote in the New Hampshire GOP primary. According to the CNN poll, he leads the field with 29% of the support. The real battle is for second...

Who will President Trump Pick for Supreme Court?

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As Donald Trump is sworn in as President of the United States, he will face many challenges. One of his biggest roles is filling the vacant seat on the Supreme Court, which was formerly held by the late Justice Antonin Scalia. Trump has the opportunity to reshape the country's judiciary system. Although he has vowed to fill the position...

Obama’s Intelligence Team Allegedly Cooked Report on ISIS

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House Armed Services Committee is Investigating Misrepresented ISIS Report President Obama once referred to ISIS as the JV team. Usually, the JV team consists of second-tier athletes that are not quite ready for the varsity level. Therefore, according to the President of the United States, terrorists that kill innocent Americans belong in tier groups based on the level of threat...

The Shell Game: Exposing Americans in the Panama Papers

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The Panama Papers is the largest ever leak of secure data. The German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung received a large amount of encrypted internal documents from Mossack Fonseca, a Panama-based company that sells offshore shell companies to wealthy clients.  The secure documents have been called the “Panama Papers” which contain copies of emails, PDFs, and photo files from the secretive law firm located...

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