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In historic moment, Hillary Clinton becomes Democratic Presidential Nominee Hillary Clinton speaking at a rally
96 years after women were given the right to vote in the United States, history was made when Hillary Clinton won not only New Jersey but also California giving her the majority of pledged delegates and the necessary number of super delegates to claim the party’s nomination. The announcement didn’t sit well with Bernie Sander's...
Trump takes Republican presidential nomination Donald Trumps speaks at rally
According to Reince Priebus, the chairman of the Republican National Committee (RNC), Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump “will be the presumptive GOP [Republican Party],” and the party needs to “unite and focus on defeating Hillary Clinton.” This comment, made via Twitter came just moments after a landslide victory for Trump in the Indiana primary. The...
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump shine in big night in U.S. primaries Hillary Clinton speaking at the Apollo Theatre
April 26 marked another American voter primary Super Tuesday. Both parties put five states up for grabs, Connecticut, Delaware, Rhode Island, Maryland, and the grand prize, Pennsylvania. Trump wins 5 States For Republican Donald Trump, it was a sweep. Trump won all five states and secured enough delegates to put him within 300 delegates from...
Republicans Ted Cruz and John Kasich form alliance to stop Donald Trump
With the Republican Convention looming, the party’s establishment is scurrying to find a way to block front-runner Donald Trump from securing the nomination. With talks of a brokered convention dwindling as Trump is on track to reach the 1,237 necessary delegates to secure the nomination, two rival candidates, Ted Cruz and John Kasich, believe they...
What is it like to attend a U.S. political rally?
It was around 10 am on Tuesday morning and hundreds of people started to gather outside the San Diego, California Convention Center to hear Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders speak later that night. By 3:00 pm, the line was more than ten thousand deep, with still more than two hours before doors opened and another...
U.S. third-Party candidates look to challenge mainstream candidates Kettlemag Dan Arel US politics
When people think about U.S. politics they often think of a two party system. On one side you have conservatives that make up the Republican Party and on the other, liberals who make up the Democratic Party. While third parties used to be the norm in political races, the modern age has been made up...
Clinton and Trump win big on Primary Day Donald Trumps speaks at rally
Tuesday night in the United States was once again another Super Tuesday, this time, dubbed Primary Day where both parties say five big states up for grabs. For many candidates, the night was a make or break for their campaign. Republicans For Republicans, Marco Rubio’s home state of Florida was up for grabs, a must-win...
Violence erupts at Donald Trump rally when protesters clash with supporters Donald Trumps speaks at CPAC
As Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump arrived at the University of Illinois at Chicago on Friday night for a scheduled rally, thousands of protesters gathered outside to make their opposition known to Trump’s hateful and racist rhetoric. Trump's racist rhetoric Hundreds more managed to find their way inside the venue, and before the event took...
Why Bernie Sanders win in Michigan changes everything Bernie Sanders, kettle mag, kettlemag, fiona carty
Michigan was in the bag for Hillary Clinton, at least, it was supposed to be. Major news outlets had Clinton taking the state’s primary election by up to 25 points. Nate Silver of the site FiveThirtyEight, a political statistics wizard, gave Clinton a 99 percent chance of winning. Bernie Sanders beat Hilary Clinton Yet, despite...
What Is Super Tuesday? Kettlemag Dan Arel Super Tuesday Donald Trumps speaks at rally
In the confusing spectacle that is the American electoral process lies a single day when the most states vote at the same time in the primary season. This day, March 1, is known as Super Tuesday, in which these states either cast ballots or caucus for a candidate in either the Democratic or Republican Parties....
Understanding the divide in American politics kettlemag dan arel us politics
The polarization in American politics today seems to be more obvious in the 2016 election than ever before. America’s two party system has always had stark differences of opinion on how to run the country. The Republicans focus more on what they call personal accountability, still believing in the American dream that if you work...