Parody Group Does Political Version Of NWA’s ‘Straight Outta Compton’

Comedian Ross Everett released his political parody of NWA’s Straight Outta Compton called Straight Outta Options, according to Huffington Post.

Parodied presidential candidates take turns rapping on why they are (or are not) a great fit for the Presidency in true NWA fashion.

Alongside Everett, the video also features other prominent YouTubers as cast members.

Credits:

Tay Zonday: http://youtube.com/TayZonday
Ted Cruz – Chris Teregis: http://twitter.com/ChrisTeregis
Chris Christie – G. Maximilian Zarou: http://twitter.com/MaxZarou
Ben Carson – Derek Reid: https://twitter.com/blackspid3rman
Carly Fiorina – Bree Essrig: http://twitter.com/BreeEssrig
Jeb Bush – Owen Robinson: http://www.owenrobinsonisfunny.com/
Marco Rubio – Ryan Pratton: https://twitter.com/ryanpratton
Donald Trump – Phillip Wilburn: https://twitter.com/phillipwilburn
Hillary Clinton – Michelle Glavan: https://twitter.com/MichelleGlavan
Bernie Sanders – Ross Everett: http://twitter.com/TheRossEverett

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Who Has The Most Money In The Race For President?


Secular Talk

Below is some interesting information by opensecrets.org.  It shows how much money each candidate for president has raised so far.

The numbers reportedly come from Federal Election Commission data released electronically on Friday, October 16, 2015.

The top line represents outside money (PACs), and the bottom figure represents candidate committee money.

Jeb Bush (R) $103,222,384
$24,814,730
Hillary Clinton (D) $20,291,679
$77,471,604
Ted Cruz (R) $38,634,164
$26,567,298
Bernie Sanders (D) $25,044
$41,463,784
Ben Carson (R) $6,844,987
$31,409,509
Marco Rubio (R) $17,315,782
$15,515,638
Chris Christie (R) $14,359,145
$4,208,984
Rand Paul (R) $5,781,867
$9,442,031
Carly Fiorina (R) $3,492,728
$8,496,013
Lindsey Graham (R) $3,016,701
$4,762,211
Mike Huckabee (R) $4,492,421
$3,246,200
Donald Trump (R) $0
$5,828,922
Bobby Jindal (R) $3,730,537
$1,158,197
John Kasich (R) $0
$4,388,168
Martin O’Malley (D) $588,865
$3,289,726
Rick Santorum (R) $310,962
$1,054,336
George Pataki (R) $859,244
$409,309
Jim Gilmore (R) $193,094
$105,807
Jill Stein (3rd Party Candidate) $0
$176,272

 

(Updated to add link below)

http://www.opensecrets.org/pres16/

The Third Republican Debate

According to Politico, the next debate among the Republican presidential candidates will reportedly take place on CNBC network on October 28th in Boulder, Colorado.

The uncertain terms of the debate are setting off a wave of anxiety among middle and bottom tier campaigns.  Several campaigners have criticized the Republican National Committee (RNC) for failing to provide clarity on how many candidates will appear on stage.

The campaigns fear the entry criteria for the debate are being designed to reduce the number of candidates on stage – a pivotal situation for several presidential hopefuls, according to Politico.

CUPERTINO, UNITED STATES: Carly Fiorina, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Hewlett-Packard Company address the media during the offical launch of the new company 07 May 2002 in Cupertino, California. Hewlett-Packard is ready to lead change in the high-tech industry now that it has taken over Compaq Computer, HP chief executive Carly Fiorina said 07 May. As Fiorina announced the formal launch of the combined firm following the 20 billion dollar tie-up between the technology giants, the company announced it would re-organize into four divisions and re-brand some of its products. AFP PHOTO/John G. MABANGLO (Photo credit should read JOHN G. MABANGLO/AFP/Getty Images)Politico writes:  “While the RNC doesn’t set the rules, it does have a voice in working with the networks running the debates. The committee has not said how many candidates will be allowed into the primetime debate…”

Sources state that there will again be a prime-time debate as well as an undercard debate.   However, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul could be out of the prime-time debate and South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham may not even make the undercard debate under criteria released Wednesday by CNBC, NPR states.

The rules would limit the prime-time debate to those polling above 3 percent, according to an average of national polls released between September 17th and October 21st.  Surveys from NBC, ABC, CBS, Fox News, CNN and Bloomberg will be used to judge if candidates qualify.

For the undercard debate, candidates must register at least 1 percent on any of those polls during that time.

An NPR analysis of the most recent polls finds that 10 candidates would qualify for the main event at this time:  Donald Trump, Ben Carson, Carly Fiorina, Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush, Ted Cruz, John Kasich, Chris Christie, Mike Huckabee, and Rand Paul.

http://www.npr.org/sections/itsallpolitics/2015/09/30/444803105/next-republican-debate-could-be-bad-news-for-paul-graham

http://www.politico.com/story/2015/09/cnbc-republican-debate-214082#ixzz3nMcG6y8m

http://money.cnn.com/2015/09/30/media/cnbc-republican-debate/

Rand Paul Releases Video Of Himself Taking A Chainsaw To Tax Code


Sam Seder

Senator Rand Paul takes a chainsaw to the tax code in a recent video…

Business Insider writes that Paul (R-Kentucky) released a new video on July 21st where he appears to be literally destroying the US tax code.

Business Insider:

“Paul has made tax reform central to his presidential campaign. To draw attention to his plan, Paul is asking his supporters to vote how they want to see him shred the current tax system.

“The options for his supporters are: chainsaw, fire, and wood chipper.

“‘Hey I’m Rand Paul and I’m trying to kill the tax code — all 70,000 pages of it,’ Paul declares in his video.

“Then, an electric guitar version of the American anthem plays as Paul proceeds to torch, chop up, and rip through the tax code.”

Sam Seder and Majority Report discussed it on their podcast.

http://www.businessinsider.com/rand-paul-chainsaw-tax-code-2015-7#ixzz3hc8Qc0PV

http://www.politico.com/story/2015/07/rand-paul-tax-code-chainsaw-120416.html

A Look At Donald Trump For President

Secular Talk

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.

Sanders Discusses TPP Trade Agreement, Iraq, Patriot Act, Keystone On Face The Nation

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.

(Updated article)

Donald Trump Wholeheartedly Supported By…Daughter

Ivanka Trump told CNBC Wednesday that as an American, she’d be “very lucky” if her father, Donald Trump, ran for U.S. president.

“I would support him and encourage him wholeheartedly,” Ivanka Trump said in an interview with CNBC’s “Closing Bell.”

“I have the unique perspective of being by his side every day and understanding how incredibly capable and just want an amazing visionary he is. As a citizen, it would be amazing if he makes that decision,” she said.

Ivanka Trump is the executive vice president of development and acquisitions for The Trump Organization, according to CNBC.

In March, Donald Trump formed an exploratory committee to consider a run for President of the United States for 2016, but he has yet to announce a decision. He also considered a presidential bid in 2012.

(Read More: President Donald Trump will save us? Ha! )

In a statement regarding the exploratory committee, the real estate developer and star of “The Apprentice” Donald Trump touted his Hotel business experience and wealth.

http://www.businessinsider.com/heres-how-donald-trump-is-framing-his-potential-presidential-campaign-2015-3