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Rob Ford Withdraws From Toronto Mayor’s Race

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Toronto mayor Rob Ford, who drew international media attention after being caught smoking crack and who has since become a laughingstock, has dropped out of the race for Mayor of Toronto. As of this post, it’s unclear what motivated Rob Ford to drop out of the race. He’s spent the last few days in the… Read more »

U.S. House Resolution Condemns Bowe Bergdahl Prisoner Swap As Illegal

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In a purely symbolic act, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a non-binding resolution to condemn President Obama for exchanging five Taliban leaders for Bowe Bergdahl. Although the bill will most likely not be considered in the Senate, the resolution exposed fractures in the Democratic party. House leader John Boehner published this press release about… Read more »

Ted Cruz: 2016 Campaign May Be Launched Due To ISIS Threat

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U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, a Republican from Texas, said in an interview with ABC News this morning that he could launch a 2016 campaign for president due to the current state of foreign affairs. Specifically, Cruz highlighted the situation in the Middle East with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), a group which… Read more »

Mitt Romney: President Romney Would Do Better Than President Hillary Clinton

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Even though he insists that there is not a third presidential campaign in his future, former Massachusetts governor and 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney sure seems to be everywhere and addressing the presidential rumors quite a bit. The latest comes during a discussion about who would make a better president, Mitt Romney or Hillary… Read more »

President Obama Wants ‘A Vacation From The Press’

President Obama: Vacation From Press, Please

President Obama said he wants “a vacation from the press” during a recent interview on NBC’s Meet the Press. Talking to Chuck Todd about his much-criticized golf game following brief comments lamenting the decapitation of U.S. journalist James Foley at the hands of Islamic State extremists, the Commander-in-Chief had this to say. “I should’ve anticipated… Read more »

Texas Candidate Wendy Davis Reveals Abortions In Past

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Texas Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis has revealed in a campaign memoir that she had two abortions for medical reasons in the 1990s. The book, titled Forgetting to be Afraid, reveals that she had an abortion after an exam revealed that the brain of the fetus had developed in separation. Wendy Davis had another abortion… Read more »

McConnell Campaign Manager Quits Amid Iowa Probe

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U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell’s campaign manager Jesse Benton has quit the campaign with the clock counting down to the Nov. 4 general election against Democratic Attorney General Alison Lundergan Grimes. According to POLITICO, Benton was involved in the presidential race of former U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, before becoming McDonnell’s campaign manager. “Benton’s departure comes… Read more »