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Walker throws in the towel

Scott Walker

Scott Walker announced Monday that he was suspending his struggling campaign for the GOP nomination for president. After a lackluster performance in last week’s GOP primary debate, Scott Walker has failed to climb out of the bottom rung of GOP nominees. News of Walker’s imminent departure had been making the rounds throughout the day which caused the Wisconsin governor to ...

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Carly Fiorina rips Planned Parenthood [video]

Fiorina rips planned parenthood

During the CNN GOP Reagan Presidential Library Debate, Carly Fiorina ripped Planned Parenthood and urged Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama to watch controversial videos of infantile body parts.

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New poll shows Trump fading, Fiorina and Rubio rising

CArly Fiorina Michael Vadon

The first CNN poll after last week’s debate shows that Trump and Carson’s upward trend has reversed as some of their support went to Carly Fiorina and Marco Rubio. Donald Trump still leads the GOP pack with 24% support, but that’s down 8 points in just two weeks. The first time Trump has seen his poll numbers decline. Carly Fiorina is enjoying the ...

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Trump releases position paper on guns [Full Text]

Donald Trump with gun

The Donald Trump campaign released on Friday an 1100 word policy position on the second amendment in which Trump re-shapes his formerly gun-grabbing position into a strict constitutionalist’s view. Previously, Donald had expressed anti-gun leanings. “I support the ban on assault weapons,” Trump said. He also felt that waiting periods for handguns should be made longer. This paper turns those previous ...

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EPA catches Volkswagen cheating, could face $18 Billion in fines


The Environmental Protection Agency ordered Volkswagen to fix nearly 500,000 diesel cars on Friday that the agency said are in violation of clean air laws by using software that cheats on EPA emissions tests. The cars, all built in the last seven years, include a device programmed to detect when they are undergoing official emissions testing, the EPA said, adding that the cars ...

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Federal Reserve interest rate decision announced

Audit the Fed - HR 459

The U.S. Federal Reserves’ Open Market Committee (FOMC) has announced the decision to keep interest rates at 0%. The FOMC cited concerns over global economic conditions as the primary reason for not raising rates. The FOMC doesn’t directly affect all interest rates in the American economy. Instead, “the Fed” sets the overnight rate which banks use to charge interest for ...

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Food Fight! Or, the CNN GOP Primary Debate – [Open Thread]

CNN debate stage

CDN invites you to comment on your observations after the main debate of the Republican Primary Debate at the Ronald Reagan Library Wednesday at 8 pm. Who’s on the main stage? The eleven attendees for tonight’s debate are  Donald Trump, Ben Carson, Carly Fiorina, Jeb Bush, Rand Paul, Scott Walker, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Mike Huckabee, Chris Christie and John Kasich. What ...

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Student arrested after bringing homemade clock to school

student arrested for bringing clock to school

Ahmed Mohamed, 14, an Irving MacArthur High student who invents as a hobby, talks about being detained and interrogated after bringing a homemade clock to school Monday that was mistaken for a hoax bomb.

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Club for Growth: ‘Trump is just playing us for chumps’ [video]

Club for Growth video - politician

This ad by Club for Growth points out the glaring contradictions between Trumps stated ideology and that of his supporters –  but it will likely fall on deaf ears. Trump is riding a populist wave based on single sentence “first day” promises and the perception that he “tells it like it is” because he calls other politicians “stupid” and bashes his opponents ...

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Marco Rubio: Catching Footballs, Fielding Questions [video]

Rubio catching footballs and answering questions

Presidential candidate and Former college athlete Marco Rubio shares his Super Bowl pick and more in his latest campaign video. Rubio shows a lighter, less-serious side of himself while catching footballs and answering .. wait for it… softball ..  questions. Definitely an image ad not intended to stir up controversy or fine-tune any messaging, the spot does give Rubio a little more ...

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Inflation and Bubbles and Tulips: Crash Course Economics #7 [Video]

Inflation and Bubbles video

In which Adriene and Jacob teach you about how and why prices rise. Sometimes prices rise as a result of inflation, which is a pretty normal thing for economies to do. We’ll talk about how across the board prices rise over time, and how economists track inflation. Bubbles are a pretty normal thing for humans to do. One item, like ...

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Vice President Joe Biden Interview

Joe Biden Late Show Colbert interview part I

Will Joe run? We don’t find out in this interview, but for a VP that has been largely kept far away from the spotlight during the Obama presidency, he sure is quite visible all the sudden. I wonder what Trump thinks about Uncle Joe?

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