Here is a look at Donald Trump running for President by Secular Talk.
“The real estate mogul and TV reality star launched his presidential campaign Tuesday, ending more than two decades of persistent flirtation with the idea of running for the Oval Office,” writes CNN.
“So, ladies and gentlemen, I am officially running for president of the United States, and we are going to make our country great again,” Trump told a crowd at the lavish Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue in New York, according to CNN.
He gave a “lengthy and meandering 45-minute speech” that hit on his signature issues like currency manipulation from China and job creation, while also taking shots at the president and his competitors on the Republican side, according to CNN.
Face The Nation
Senator Bernie Sanders touches on the big topics on CBS’ Face The Nation with host John Dickerson.
Sanders is a presidential candidate on the Democratic ticket. Here, he mentions the likelihood of jobs being moved overseas and the secrecy of the TPP trade agreement as reasons for not supporting the deal.
He also looks as some of the differences between himself and Hillary Clinton, the Koch brothers, the Keystone XL pipeline, and other topics.
Pope Francis’ eagerly awaited encyclical on the environment – and global warming – will be published June 18, according to the Associated Press and Fox News.
The Vatican took the unusual step Thursday of announcing the release date in advance “to avoid confusion over the diffusion of unconfirmed information.”
In related news, right-wing Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum criticized the Pope for his plans to frame climate change as a moral issue, saying in a radio interview that the Catholic Church should “leave science to scientists.”
Many on the left feel the same way. This is a good idea.
Santorum, a devout Catholic who built his political career as a social conservative, told Philadelphia’s WPHT 1210 host Dom Giordano Monday that he loves Francis and is a “huge fan of his.”
However, the former Pennsylvania senator suggested the church is not qualified and could “harm its credibility” if the pope issues an encyclical on climate change, a politically charged matter, according to Philly.com.
During an interview with CNN’s Reliable Sources, candidate Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) had some words about the media’s concentration on political personalities rather than the issues.
In a recent Fox News interview with host of The Kelly File, Megyn Kelly, Jeb Bush didn’t seem to differ much from his brother on the subject of Iraq, nor did he seem worried about the trillions of dollars spent or the thousands of lives lost from the war.
The Huffington Post:
“Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) would have authorized the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq, putting the likely 2016 presidential contender on the same page as his brother George W. Bush, the president who actually did so.”
According to The Huffington Post, eight years ago, it was the topic of driver’s licenses for undocumented immigrants that first tripped up the seemingly inevitable presidential candidacy of then-Senator Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.)
During an October 2007 debate in Philadelphia, Clinton was asked whether she supported the efforts of her home-state governor, Eliot Spitzer, to pass a bill authorizing those licenses.
Spitzer was reportedly arguing that it would make the roads safer since undocumented immigrants with licenses would more likely to get insurance and cooperate with police.
But Clinton had fits with the question.
She said the New York proposal “makes a lot of sense,” before adding that she did not support it. Her Democratic primary opponents on the stage pointed out that her answer was unclear.
About two weeks later, Clinton had a settled answer. “As president, I will not support driver’s licenses for undocumented people,” she said in a statement, adding that she would push for broader immigration reform, states the Huffington Post.
As she makes her second bid for the presidency, Clinton’s position is far clearer and decidedly different. “Hillary supports state policies to provide driver’s licenses to undocumented immigrants,” a campaign spokesperson told The Huffington Post.
The Young Turks
Hillary Rodham Clinton announced on Sunday that she would seek the presidency for a second time, establishing herself as the likely 2016 Democratic nominee, according to The New York Times.
“I’m running for president,” she said with a smile near the end of a two-minute video released just after 3 p.m. Sunday.
“Everyday Americans need a champion. And I want to be that champion,” Mrs. Clinton said. “So I’m hitting the road to earn your vote — because it’s your time. And I hope you’ll join me on this journey.”
Where does Hillary fit on the political spectrum?
Fox News host of The Kelly File Megyn Kelly confronted Senator and Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul on his recent behavior toward female reporters. The interview was reportedly from Wednesday, April 8th.
“It’s only going to get worse,” Megyn Kelly pointed out, talking about the difficult interviews Rand Paul will face.
Hillary Clinton announced that she would run for the office of President on Sunday, and she released the above campaign advertisement. Her appearance comes toward the middle of the ad.
Former CEO of Hewlett-Packard Carly Fiorina plans to make an announcement regarding a run for president “toward the end of this month or the beginning of May.”
Fiorina was the CEO of the computer company from 1999 to 2005, according to MSNBC, and would run as a Republican candidate.