With less than three weeks to go before the Iowa caucuses, the leading Republican presidential candidates met on the debate stage for the sixth time Thursday night.
The candidates discussed everything from fighting ISIS, to gun control, taxes and more as each individual made their case to the American people for why they should be their party’s next nominee.
Last night’s debate was the smallest GOP debate thus far, with just seven candidates on the stage: businessman Donald Trump, Senators Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio, neurosurgeon Ben Carson, and Governors Chris Christie, Jeb Bush and John Kasich.
Last night, President Barack Obama delivered his seventh and final State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress. In the speech, the president reflected on his seven years in office and discussed his plans for the final year of his presidency and the future of the United States. Continue reading President Obama Looks Forward In Final SOTU→
Time Magazine has named German Chancellor Angela Merkel as the “Person of the Year,” marking the first time in 29 years a woman has received the title, which was called “Man of the Year” up until 1999.
Merkel was selected in large part because of her strong guidance throughout the European debt crises and her role in the ongoing refugee crisis. But some have expressed disapproval over the decision.
Most notably, Donald Trump, a runner-up for the award, shared his view on Thursday on “Fox & Friends”.
“I think they absolutely picked the wrong person,” Trump said.
On Saturday, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon announced Climate Action 2016, a global climate implementation summit to be held on May 5 and 6 at the University of Maryland and downtown Washington D.C.
According to UMD Right Now, Climate Action 2016 will focus on six key areas to “establish a sustained path towards global climate implementation.” These areas include:
President Barack Obama addressed the American people from the Oval Office Sunday night to discuss the ongoing investigation of last week’s mass shooting in San Bernardino, California, and the general terrorism threat that the country faces on a daily basis.
The speech marked just the third time that Obama has used the Oval Office to address the American people during his presidency. Obama spoke from the Oval Office twice in 2010, first to discuss the B.P. oil spill and then to announce the end of the U.S.’ combat mission in Iraq.
“Tonight I want to talk with you about this tragedy, the broader threat of terrorism and how we can keep our country safe,” Obama said.
The president began his address by discussing the tragedy in San Bernardino, where a man and his wife opened fire at the nonprofit Inland Regional Center, killing 14 people and injuring 21 others. Authorities are investigating the shooting as an act of terror.
“So far, we have no evidence that the killers were directed by a terrorist organization overseas or that they were part of a broader conspiracy here at home,” Obama said. “But it is clear that the two of them had gone down the dark path of radicalization, embracing a perverted interpretation of Islam that calls for war against America and the West.”
After a summer dominated by Donald Trump, Ben Carson came out of nowhere towards the end of October and, according to several national polls, took the lead from the seemingly unstoppable real estate mogul in the race for the Republican presidential nomination. Unfortunately for Carson, his collapse may be even quicker than his unexpected rise to political fame.
During his two terms in office, President Barack Obama has addressed the nation six times with his annual State of the Union address. On Jan. 12, he will deliver his final speech as Commander in Chief.
With the presidential election less than a year away, the race for the nomination is heating up on both sides of the aisle.
Republican candidates met on the debate stage last week for their fourth debate of the primary season. Last night, the three remaining Democratic candidates met at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, for their second debate.
The race for the Democratic nomination has dwindled to three candidates since the last debate, as Senators Jim Webb and Lincoln Chafee dropped out earlier this month. Now the battle for the nomination is between former secretary of state Hillary Clinton, Sen. Bernie Sanders, and former Maryland governor Martin O’Malley, with all three meeting on the stage last night.
Without further ado, here are five takeaways from the second Democratic debate:
1) Debate in the Shadow of Tragedy
Early in the day on Saturday, the last thing on the minds of many Americans was a presidential debate. The tragic events of Friday evening in Paris dominated the news worldwide on Saturday and captivated the hearts and minds of people around the planet.
While the debate went on as scheduled in spite of the attacks, the tragedy had a major impact on the structure and dynamic of the debate. The candidates, moderators and spectators held a moment of silence for the victims prior to the debate. Candidates also offered their condolences in their opening statements.