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In this Crucial Election, I’m Endorsing Hillary Clinton

Posted April 17th, 2016 at 5:00 pm (UTC-4)
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This election truly is a choice between hell and reason, and I want the best, most-qualified candidate to ensure that the United States lands on the right side of that battle. In Clinton we have a proven warrior who has both the commitment and record of accomplishment to lead the fight.

Next Stop: Iowa

Posted January 29th, 2016 at 2:32 pm (UTC-4)
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A year ago, the 2016 presidential race was a bit of a yawn. Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush was the presumptive Republican nominee and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was headed for a landslide on the Democratic side. A lot can change in a year’s time. Clinton is locked in a tight race with Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, and Donald Trump’s wildly unconventional campaign has sucked up all the air in the Republican Party. On Monday, the Iowa caucus will turn polling data into actual votes. Historically, an Iowa win has not guaranteed a White House win. But as everyone agrees, this is no ordinary American election season. And with so many other local factors – a majority white population, rural, active evangelicals, the cold weather – predicting the outcome is especially difficult.

Why Republicans Should Hope Donald Trump Runs As An Independent

Posted December 11th, 2015 at 10:02 am (UTC-4)
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To be clear, Hillary Clinton is an equally terrifying prospect. But if Trump wins the nomination and runs as a Republican, we’ll have Democrats like Clinton in the White House for the next 50 years.

Paris Attacks Provide Fresh Fodder for Presidential Hopefuls

Posted November 19th, 2015 at 2:36 pm (UTC-4)
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American presidential campaigns are always rough and tumble.The horrific and shocking terrorist attacks across Paris are forcing a hard look at the national security positions from both Republican and Democratic candidates. Hillary Clinton made her more hawkish-than-President Barack Obama views known at an appearance Thursday at Council on Foreign Relations, suggesting directly arming Iraqi Sunni and Kurdish forces if the Baghdad government won’t . Regarding the 10,000 Syrian refugees promised sanctuary in America by Obama, Donald Trump said “They’re going to be gone. They will go back” if he’s elected president. The scale of the last week’s deadly attacks poses a serious question for all those hoping to win their party’s nomination: how to end the scourge of terrorism? Their answers may prove to be a weeding out process.

The Big Winners (and One Big Loser) at Milwaukee GOP Debate

Posted November 11th, 2015 at 10:12 am (UTC-4)
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First, Fox Business is a big winner. This debate is what all the other debates should have been. The questions were substantive, the candidates had time, and the moderators did not try to be the stars of the show. It was really well done and informative.

Donald Trump Makes Bid for Republican Ticket

Posted June 26th, 2015 at 12:49 pm (UTC-4)
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In our continuing series on the 2016 American presidential hopefuls, we look at Donald Trump, a straight-talking, sometimes offensive, billionaire businessman. On the plus side, columnists point to Trump’s business acumen as critical to job creation. And the naysayers? “The Donald” is always entertaining, but not White House material.