A Quinnapiac University poll from May 28th shows that (currently) the Republican candidates that stack up the best against Hillary Clinton are Marco Rubio and Rand Paul. The next in line seems to be Mike Huckabee.
(Hillary is listed on the left, Republican candidates on the right.)
High School is free. Could college also be free? Is college free in some European countries? How would you pay for it?
Recently, Vermont Senator and presidential contender Bernie Sanders talked to CNN about free, universal college education and how he would fund it.
What is the Wall Street Sales Tax?
According to againstausterity.org:
“…Wall Street speculators pay no tax on their share of a yearly turnover of over $5 quadrillion (5,000 trillion dollars) in stocks, bonds and derivatives. A 1% tax on this turnover, equally divided between the federal and state governments, largely solves the budget deficit at all levels of government. It also discourages the most dangerous forms of speculation, especially derivatives speculation, and helps to level the playing field between financial services – which are now in effect subsidized because they are not taxed – and the tangible, physical production of manufactured goods on which our economic survival depends.”
In the video, they say the word “troglodytic.” What does troglodytic mean?
Troglodytic means of, about, or relating to a troglodyte. A troglodyte was a prehistoric cave-dweller, or “a person of degraded, primitive, or brutal character,” according to dictionary.com.
Independent Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont – a self-proclaimed Democratic Socialist – says he can beat Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination in 2016.
On CBS’ “Face the Nation” on Sunday, Sanders said he thinks he can get rid of the former Secretary of State because, “there is, in my view, massive dissatisfaction in this country today with corporate establishment and the greed of corporate America and the incredibly unequal distribution of wealth and income, which currently exists.”
“We won’t outspend Hillary Clinton or Jeb Bush, but we will raise the kind of money needed to run a strong campaign,” he said. Sanders promised on Sunday that he would not have a super PAC to raise money for his campaign, according to The Huffington Post. Sanders stated that he has received nearly 90,000 contributions, averaging about $43, since announcing his candidacy a week and a half ago.
Sanders described himself as “the most progressive member of the U.S. Senate.”
He said that if elected, he would try to overturn the Supreme Court’s decision on Citizens United and rein in campaign spending.
Such campaign spending has been called “legalized bribery” by some left-wing pundits.
Sanders voiced his respect and admiration for Hillary Clinton, but pointed out that she voted in favor of the 2003 Iraq War and has avoided taking a stance on the Keystone XL pipeline.
Sanders opposed both, and has also led the fight against a bill that would grant the president fast-track authority on trade agreements.
Sanders said his record on that issue over the past 25 years shows that he has led the way in standing up for working families and taking on “the billionaire class,” Wall Street, private insurance companies, and drug companies.
Radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh discussed the liberal outrage over Indiana and surmised that Democrats not only “hate Christianity,” but think that it’s “evil” and they’re waging a war on it right now.
Here, Secular Talk makes the point that some Democrats are Christians.
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) still doesn’t believe the Benghazi reports. Recently, the seventh investigation – which was Republican-led – came to a conclusion and a report was released.
According to the Denver Post, the House Intelligence Committee report was released on the Friday before Thanksgiving week. Many of its findings are similar to those of six previous investigations by other congressional committees and a State Department panel. The eighth Benghazi investigation is being carried out by a House Select Committee appointed in May.
This report was issued by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Congressman Mike Rogers, R-Michigan.
Sunday on CNN’s State of the Union. Lindsey Graham blasted the House GOP-led investigation that debunked myths about the 2012 Benghazi attack.
The House Intelligence Committee took two years to compile, and found there was no outright intelligence failure during the attack, there was no delay in the rescue of U.S. personnel, and there was no political cover-up by Obama administration officials.
After Graham was asked whether the report exonerates the administration, he initially ignored the question, and then said “no.”
“I think the report is full of crap,” Graham said.
Similar to six previous government reports, the one released by the Committee on Friday said that the administration had not intentionally misled the public about what occurred during the attacks in the talking points it created for officials to use in television appearances that turned out to be inaccurate.
It also said that no order was given by the military to “stand down” in responding to try to save the four Americans killed in the attacks.
This report is separate from the Special Committee created by Speaker John Boehner. The Special Committee is led by Representative Trey Gowdy, a Republican from South Carolina, who has a budget of $3.3 million for the investigation. PoliticusUSA states that $14 million of taxpayer money has already been spent on Benghazi investigations.
The United States and China, the world’s two largest polluters, have agreed to limit greenhouse gas emissions over the next decade. President Obama unveiled the deal at a news conference with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing.
The United States will double the pace of carbon emission reduction, the president said, to 26% to 28% of its 2005 level.
China intends to peak carbon dioxide emissions around 2030, and increase the non-fossil fuel share of all energy to around 20% by 2030, said Obama, in what the White House called the first ever Chinese agreement to set a ceiling on its CO2 limits.
Republican Party criticism quickly followed, as Sen. Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the next majority leader, called it “unrealistic.”
President Obama: “Today I can also announce that the United States has set a new goal of reducing our net greenhouse gas emissions by 26 to 28 percent below 2005 levels by the year 2025. This is an ambitious goal, but it is an achievable goal. It will double the pace at which we’re reducing carbon pollution in the United States. It puts us on a path to achieving the deep emissions reductions by advanced economies that the scientific community says is necessary to prevent the most catastrophic effects of climate change.”
Right-wing media portrayed the achievable goal as an “avalanche,” “onslaught,” or “deluge” of “costly new” regulations.
According to the International Business Times, the white supremacist organization, the Ku Klux Klan is rebranding as the “new Klan” by trying to increase membership to Jews, black people, gays and those of Hispanic origin.
However, all those wanting to join the ultra-right wing society will have to wear the white robes, masks and conical hats. The Klan is estimated to have between 5,000 and 8,000 members according to figures released in 2012.