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Will Trump’s Mexico Visit Be Enough?

Written by Friday, September 02, 2016
By Veronica Mackey More than a year ago, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump began his campaign, vowing to solve the illegal immigration problem by building a massive wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, and making Mexico pay for it. He talked about deporting those who are undocumented and blamed Mexico for the growing crime and unemployment in America. “They are not our friend, believe me. They are killing us economically,” he said. He added that, “When…
Could GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump cause Los Angeles to miss out on the 2024 Olympics? L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti says the answer to that question is yes. In an exclusive interview with the Associated Press, Garcetti expressed concern that if Trump wins the election in November, it could be a big turn off for members of the International Olympic Committee. Either Trump or Hillary Clinton will be in office when the IOC selects the…
By Veronica Mackey Currently, about 2% of African American voters plan to vote for Donald Trump in the Fall election. With Election Day less than 80 days away, he must know that winning this group is a lost cause. Yet, he made a plea last week in Wisconsin for African Americans to give him a shot: Showtime "You're living in poverty. Your schools are no good. You have no jobs. Fifty-eight percent of your youth…
By: Veronica Mackey Despite opening with yet another email scandal and protests by Bernie Sanders supporters over the electoral process, the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia this week has been a virtual love and unity fest—in sharp contrast to the Republican National Convention last week. Organizers say the Dems wanted to show party unity and inclusion instead of the fearful rhetoric expressed by the GOP. Speakers took apart Trump’s slogan, “Making America Great Again,” by…
By Veronica Mackey The Trump campaign finally came clean on Wednesday, after a full two days of denying Melania Trump plagiarized First Lady Michelle Obama’s speech at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. Speech writer Meredith McIver, took the blame for the faux pas in a statement, and even offered to resign. The Trumps, she said, would have none of that. Before composing the speech, McIver said she sat down with Mrs. Trump and asked…
After $2 million worth of investigation, presidential nominee and former secretary of state Hillary Clinton was cleared of intention wrongdoing in her email scandal. On Tuesday, FBI Director James Comey announced that no criminal charges should be brought against her. The case will ultimately be decided by the Dept. of Justice. However, experts say it is not expected that the DOJ will override Comey’s recommendation. While serving as secretary of state, Clinton was accused of…

Is the Trump Campaign Running out of Money?

Written by Thursday, June 23, 2016
Will the presidential candidate who boasts he is “really, really rich” have to eat his words? According to reports filed with the Federal Election Commission late on Monday, Donald Trump is entering the general election campaign in the worst financial position of any major party nominee in recent history. His monetary disadvantage is compounded by organizational problems, such as a staff shortage and infighting within the Trump campaign. The commission reports that Trump began June…
Hillary Clinton made history Tuesday night when she won the California primary election, making her the first presumptive major-party female nominee. Clinton defeated her closest Democratic rival Bernie Sanders 55.8% to 43.2%. “Thanks to you, we reached a milestone,” she told excited supporters in Brooklyn. She added: “Tonight’s victory is not about one person, it belongs to generations of women and men who sacrificed and made this moment possible.” Mathematically, it is no longer possible…

Bill Clinton Comes to Inglewood

Written by Thursday, June 09, 2016
Campaigning ahead of wife Hillary for the California Democratic primary, and taking jabs at GOP candidate Donald Trump, former President Bill Clinton stopped in Inglewood on June 4th to fire up local voters. Appearing at Center Park with U.S. Congresswoman Maxine Waters and Inglewood Mayor James Butts, the 42nd U.S. president drew a clear distinction between Hillary and the presumptive Republican nominee. Slamming Trump’s campaign slogan, “Making America Great Again,” Clinton said: "He means: 'I'll…
The road to the White House narrowed Tuesday night with Donald Trump being called the “presumptive GOP nominee” by Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus. "It's time to unite. It's time to come together," Priebus said Wednesday. "I think something different, something new, is probably good for our party." The same can almost be said for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. While it is a foregone conclusion by many that she will eventually become…

Clinton, Trump Take New York

Written by Friday, April 22, 2016
There were no real surprises in Tuesday’s presidential primary in New York. As predicted, Hillary Clinton won the Democratic primary and Donald Trump came out way ahead among Republicans. Clinton won 58 percent of the vote over Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders' 42 percent. The former New York senator actually did better in her home state than predicted, ending the contest with a 16 point lead. Polls had her at 10 percent. Trump took a commanding…

Underdogs Win in Wisconsin

Written by Friday, April 08, 2016
Underdog candidates Ted Cruz ( R) and Bernie Sanders (D) emerged as winners in Tuesday’s Wisconsin presidential primaries. Cruz beat Republican front runner Donald Trump 48.2% to 35.1%. John Kasich came in a distant third with 14.1%. Sanders led the Democratic race against Hillary Clinton with double digits –57% to 43%. “Tonight is a turning point,” Cruz declared at a victory rally in Milwaukee. “I am more and more convinced that our campaign is going…

Who May Win in California?

Written by Friday, April 08, 2016
How are California voters likely to vote in the presidential race? Although the 2016 presidential election is still a long way off, 2016 polls for possible match-ups are already being taken. If California voters decided the next president and the election were held today, Hillary Clinton would be the winner according to research by USC and the LA Times released last week. Data shows the Democratic frontrunner would beat GOP hopefuls Sen. Ted Cruz, Gov.…

Obama’s Cuba Visit Signals New Era

Written by Thursday, March 24, 2016
Another historic milestone was reached on March 22, when President Barack Obama paid a visit to Cuban President Raul Castro. Since late 2014, the two governments have been working to lift the 54-year embargo and resume relations. “What the United States was doing was not working,” Obama said in a speech. He told Castro, “You do not need to fear a threat from the United States.” Obama Speech to Cubans President Obama waves after arriving…

Candidates Weigh In on Brussels Attack

Written by Thursday, March 24, 2016
Terrorism overshadowed presidential campaigns again on Tuesday, as candidates gave their opinions on what must be done to stop ISIS. Responding to the Terror Attack in Brussels and seizing the opportunity to look presidential, candidates’ comments focused on national security. Winning the Arizona primary Tuesday night, Trump called for the US to close its borders. Clinton, who also won in Arizona, called Trump’s idea unrealistic. “You tell me how high does the wall have to…
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