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A Rundown On Republican Presidential Candidate Carly Fiorina

By Dexter Peralta

Carly Fiorina is one of the now sixteen Republican presidential candidates after former Governor of Texas Rick Perry withdrew from the race, and she is seeking to become the next commander-in-chief. We’ve compiled some information on Fiorina to get you up-to-speed with the Republican presidential candidate that everyone may soon be talking about.

Background

Fiorina is a Washington political outsider, who worked her way up from a secretary at a local real estate firm. She moved on to become an AT&T Manager Trainee at age 25 and in ten years, she became the company’s first female officer, becoming the senior vice president of the company’s hardware and systems division. She eventually became the Chief Executive Officer of Hewlett Packard, and the first woman to lead a Fortune 50 Company. In 2003 she was named the most powerful woman in business by Fortune Magazine, a title she held for five years, and Time named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2004.

Human Rights

Some of Fiorina’s beliefs differ from the typical Republican ideologies. For the most part she’s a social conservative – she needs to be in order to win the primary. She is Pro-life and supports a ban on abortion twenty weeks after fertilization. She also supports defunding Planned Parenthood, especially after the recent discoveries of the selling of fetal tissue and organs.

On LGBTQ+ rights issues, Fiorina has mixed sentiments. She does not endorse same sex marriage, but she does support granting governmental benefits to same sex couples and in 2010 supported same sex civil unions.

Climate Change

Fiorina recognizes that climate change is real and caused by humans, but also believes that suggested Democratic policies will not solve the problem and blamed liberal environmental policies for the drought in California and out west.

Immigration

On immigration, she supports a path to citizenship for those who overstayed their visas, for those who join the military, or graduate from college, but not for those who are arrived undocumented. Like the other candidates, advocates for more border control.

Economy

Fiorina believes in less government regulation, lower taxes, a zero-based budgeting tax reform, and that minimum wage levels should be determined by States.

We know what she stands for and we know her history, but can she win the primary? Although she’s a Washington outsider, she’s not new to politics. In 2008 she worked as an advisor for John McCain’s Campaign, and in 2010 she ran for Senate against incumbent Democrat Barbara Boxer, losing by ten points.

In the recent Washington Post-ABC News poll among republicans, Donald Trump is still surging among all other candidates with 33 percent, with Doctor Ben Carson creeping up from behind at 20, followed by Jeb Bush, Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio, with Carly Fiorina in tenth place. However as a nominee open to differing ideas that aren’t tied down to the modern republican platform, Carly Fiorina is a strong contender for the republican nomination.

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This Marco Rubio Senate Speech Is Going Viral And Could Be A Game Changer

Florida Senator Marco Rubio’s campaign for president has been a bit underwhelming.

Rubio (along with the rest of the mainstream party favorites) has been overlooked for the bluster and excitement of outsider candidates like Donald Trump, Carly Fiorina and Ben Carson.

Polling indicates that Rubio is a top-tier candidate, with the Huffington Post Pollster (an index that averages 157 polls from 29 pollsters) saying that he is currently in 5th place out of 16 candidates.

But for Rubio supporters, there is hope. Their man is a bit of a comeback kid- having upset the then presumed unbeatable Charlie Crist in the 2010 Republican primary for senate.

One way that Rubio could position himself is as someone who has a firm grasp of foreign policy matters and a strong vision for the future.

Well, a video widely circulating on social media may help the junior senator from the Sunshine state accomplish that goal.

The video is of a Senate floor speech Rubio gave last week before a key vote on President Obama’s deal nuclear agreement with Iran.

So far, it has been watched over 800,000 times on Facebook and shared nearly 25,000 times.

It will be interesting to see how Rubio approaches the upcoming CNN debate and whether he tries to dominate foreign policy questions.

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Political Coup: Australia Gets New Prime Minister After Shocking Liberal Party Vote

Australia will get its fourth prime minister in three years after a shocking late night vote ended the rule of Tony Abbott as leader of the governing center-right Liberal Party.

According to the BBC, Abbott will be replaced as Prime Minister by the more moderate Malcolm Turnbull.

Turnbull defeated Abbott 54 votes to 44 in a party room vote.

Turnbull will become prime minister after Abbott sends his resignation letter to the governor-general.

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott The audience, which will include approximately 200 swinging voters from Western Sydney chosen by Galaxy Research, as well as media representatives, will have the opportunity to ask the Prime Minister and Opposition Leader questions related to their policies and in particular, how it affects the local community. Gillard, Abbott Q&A session details Date: Wednesday, 11 August 2010 Time: 6.00pm (media can set up from 5.15pm) Where: Rooty Hill RSL Waratah Room 55 Sherbrooke Street, Rooty Hill NSW 2766 RSVP: chris@dashpr.com.au Schedule 6.00pm Prime Minister Julia Gillard address – Q&A 7.00pm Break for refreshments 7.30pm Opposition Leader Tony Abbott address – Q&A 8.30pm Close A limited number of seats are available for media representatives for this event. To attend this media call or for further information regarding the Gillard, Abbott Q&A session, please contact Christine Kardashian at Dash PR on 02 8084 0705 / 0416 005 703 or email chris@dashpr.com.au. ________________________________________ MEDIA RELEASE: Rooty Hill RSL to host Gillard, Abbott Q&A session Wednesday, 11 August 2010 from 6.00pm Sydney, Australia, August 9, 2010 – Rooty Hill RSL, Australia’s largest RSL club, will host the highly anticipated people’s forum with Prime Minister Julia Gillard and Opposition Leader Tony Abbott. The event will be held on Wednesday, 11 August 2010 from 6.00pm, facilitated by political editor David Speers and telecast live across Australia. Why Rooty Hill RSL? Rooty Hill RSL

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In a statement made earlier in the day, Turnbull made clear his intentions to challenge Abbott.

“Now this is not a decision that anyone could take lightly. I have consulted with many, many colleagues; many Australians; many of our supporters, in every walk of life. And this course of action has been urged on me by many people over a long period of time,” Turnbull said.  “It is clear enough that the Government is not successful in providing the economic leadership that we need. It is not the fault of individual ministers, ultimately the Prime Minister has not been capable of providing the economic leadership our nation needs; he has not been capable of providing the economic confidence that business needs.”

Abbott seemed flat-footed in his response to the snap leadership election, as many in his team did not even acknowledge it would happen until hours before the final vote took place.

Abbott has been prime minister since 2013.

WATCH: Malcolm Turnbull speaks after winning Liberal Leadership Snap election. 

A Tweet sent earlier in the day on September 14 showed how unprepared Abbott was for the vote:

Turnbull is more progressive than Abbott and many others in the Liberal Party. He supports gay marriage, believes in the existence of climate change.

Al Gore, the former Vice President of the United States and Democratic Party candidate for President in 2000 seemed to celebrate the change of Australian leadership in a Tweet.

Some in the Australian press are having fun with the situation. The right leaning Herald Sun had to change their front page after the results were announced. 

Even Virgin Group CEO Richard Branson signaled his support for Turnbull after the vote.

This is a developing story. We will update this story as more information becomes available. Cover Photo Credit: Clare Wilkinson/Flickr (CC By 2.0)

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Bernie Sanders Speaks at Conservative Christian College

A self-proclaimed Democratic socialist is an odd choice for the convocation speaker at the world’s largest evangelical Christian college. Nonetheless, presidential candidate Bernie Sanders spoke at Liberty University in Virginia Monday morning.

“I think it is a very good idea for people in politics and government to reach out and talk to people whose views may be very different,” Sanders told USA Today. “It’s easy enough to talk to people who agree with you, but it’s a lot harder to talk to people who have some fundamental disagreements with you.

Sanders said that his support of gay rights and pro-choice ideologies clash with the university’s faculty and staff, but he hopes to find common ground, discussing income inequality, morality and childhood poverty.

“I believe in women’s rights and the right of a woman to control her own body. I believe in gay rights and gay marriage,” Sanders began at Liberty, which was met with an applause from students.

In March, Senator Ted Cruz used Liberty’s convocation as his platform to announce his run for presidency. This past weekend, Sanders joined forces with Cornel West on the campaign trail in South Carolina at Benedict College.

Watch the speech below:

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New Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn Picks Majority Female Shadow Cabinet

Newly elected British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn has already caused a stir by choosing the first ever majority female shadow cabinet.

The announcement came earlier today. But according to the BBC, there has been some anger over the fact that many of the traditional “senior roles” were taken all by men.

John McDonnell was appointed as the shadow chancellor (a position most similar with that of America’s Treasury Secretary.) Many have seen this as a controversial appointment due to statements that McDonnell has made in the past.

From the BBC: 

“The Hayes and Harlington MP [McDonnell] has previously faced criticism for telling a union event that he would “like to go back to the 1980s and assassinate Thatcher” and in 2003 said IRA terrorists should be “honoured” for taking part in their “armed struggle”, while attending a gathering to commemorate the IRA hunger striker Bobby Sands.”

While Corbyn and his shadow secretaries are not in government, they still have a large role to play in public life- serving as a counterweight to the ruling Conservative Party.

In a press release, Corbyn expressed his excitement of his cabinet.

“We have delivered a unifying, dynamic, inclusive new Shadow Cabinet which for the first time ever has a majority of women,” Corbyn said. “I am delighted that we have established a Shadow Cabinet position for mental health which is a matter I have long been interested in.”

Owen Jones, a well-known media personality and strong Corbyn supporter took to Twitter to express his opinion that Corbyn should put more women in the more powerful shadow cabinet positions.

     

 

You can read the full list of Labour shadow secretaries here.

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Florida Gun Shop Sends Out Ugly 9/11 Related Tweet To Sell Firearms

A Florida based company is under fire (no pun intended) for Tweeting out an insensitive message about Muslims and 9/11- all to sell firearms.

Florida Gun Supply sent out the following message on Wednesday, announcing a sale for “9/11 week.”

That’s right. Use the coupon code “Muslim” and get $25 off any gun in the store. Wow.  But this isn’t the first time the store has pulled a racially charged stunt in order to promote their brand. Just watch this video they posted back in July about how the store is a “Muslim free zone”.  

  And oh yeah, they don’t really like Black Lives Matter too:

So much for 9/11 being about unity in America.

H/T: Observer.com

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FEEL THE BERN: Sanders Now Leading Clinton In Iowa

In a shock poll out today by Quinnipiac, Vermont senator Bernie Sanders leads former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in Iowa.

Sanders leads Clinton by one point- 41% to 40%.

It is the first time that Sanders has been ahead of Clinton in a major polling survey in the Hawkeye state.

“Sen. Bernie Sanders has become the Eugene McCarthy of 2016,” Peter A. Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll said in a press release today. “He is the candidate of the Democratic left, against his own party’s bosses and their prized presidential candidate, Secretary Hillary Clinton.

9-10-2015 Quinnipiac Poll: 

Sanders- 41%
Clinton- 40%
Biden- 12%
O’Malley- 3%
Webb- 1%
Chafee- 0%

The new Iowa survey was conducted between August 27 and September 8 and sampled 832 likely Democratic caucusgoers.

From the press release:

“There is a wide gender gap among Democrats today as Sanders leads Clinton 49 – 28 percent among men, with 16 percent for Biden, while Clinton leads Sanders 49 – 35 percent among women, with 9 percent for Biden.”

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Former NYC Police Chief Claims There’s A “Ferguson Effect” Hurting Police Work

Earlier this morning on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” television program, former New York police chief Ray Kelly said that New York City was in danger of slipping back to a period of high crime and that police officers were scared of properly doing their jobs because of a “Ferguson effect”.

The comments came during a conversation with Kelly over Mayor Bill DeBlasio’s policies.

Joe Scarborough, a former republican Congressman and host of the show asked Kelly if he believed there to be a “Ferguson effect”, referencing the fallout from the killing of an unarmed black teenager in a St. Louis suburb.

“Absolutely,” Kelly said in response to Scarborough’s question. “Ironically of course, Daryl Wilson was totally exonerated by the Justice Department. We talk about Ferguson but a lot of people forget that fact.”

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Kelly went on to explain his reasoning.

“The Ferguson effect is that police officers… are thinking twice before they engage. And with the advent of [body] cameras, which I ultimately support cameras are going to make officers hesitate somewhat. In some people’s minds that’s good, in some people’s minds that’s bad. But I think you’re experiencing now reluctance for police to do what they’ve done in the last 20 years. Crime is down dramatically in other parts of the country, I attribute it to smarter policing proactive policing. You’re seeing a backing off from that for a variety of reasons.

“I think everybody has to be concerned of that possibility,” Kelly said when asked if he feared if the city would slide back to a period of high crime associated with the late 1980’s. “Bill Bratton is a top flight professional but the mayor sets the tone.”

Kelly refused to slam the door on a possible mayoral run when asked by show host.

“I’m happy right now with what I’m doing,” Kelly said.

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Body Photo Credit: MarineCorps NewYork/ Flickr (CC By 2.0)

“A Complex Story”: Hillary Clinton Posts Late Night Apology On Facebook

In a latenight Facebook post, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton apologized for her role in a deepening email scandal.

In the post, Clinton admitted that she should have used two email addresses during her time at the State Department-something that Colin Powell said he did during his time in the role.

Read Clinton’s full message below:

“I wanted you to hear this directly from me:

Yes, I should have used two email addresses, one for personal matters and one for my work at the State Department. Not doing so was a mistake. I’m sorry about it, and I take full responsibility.

It’s important for you to know a few key facts. My use of a personal email account was aboveboard and allowed under the State Department’s rules. Everyone I communicated with in government was aware of it. And nothing I ever sent or received was marked classified at the time. 

As this process proceeds, I want to be as transparent as possible. That’s why I’ve provided all of my work emails to the government to be released to the public, and why I’ll be testifying in public in front of the Benghazi Committee later next month.

I know this is a complex story. I could have—and should have—done a better job answering questions earlier. I’m grateful for your support, and I’m not taking anything for granted.

I understand that you may have more questions, and I am going to work to keep answering them. If you want to read more, including my emails themselves, please go here:

https://www.hillaryclinton.com/emails/

Thank you,

Hillary”

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Conservative Columnist Posts Racially Charged Attack On Reddit: “Black Men Are Notorious For Lusting After A Well-Rounded Caucasian Butt Cheek”

In a controversial Reddit post, Breitbart columnist Milo Yiannopoulos responded to criticism of his publication’s crusade against the woman who Tweeted criticism of a Texas police officer that was murdered last week.

In the post, Yiannopoulos launched into a racially tinged tirade against African-Americans and Monica Foy, the woman who Tweeted a distasteful message about the murder of Texas Deputy Darren Goforth.

“I can’t believe so many people care about a dead cop and NO ONE has thought to ask what he did to deserve it. He had creepy perv eyes …,” Foy tweeted on September 1.

The Tweet quickly went viral after it was published on Breitbart.com, the right wing news website.

Two days ago, a Reddit user that goes by the name of tracker2208 posted a message on a pro GamerGate subReddit questioning Breitbart’s decision to report on the Tweet. (Foy only had 20 followers at the time and was not a public figure.):

“To me when I read that she is commenting about how society reacts to black shooting victims, not anything about the cop. But that doesn’t matter. What does is that she had 20 followers, she was a nobody,” tracker2208 posted. “Yet Breitbart journalist Brandon Darby decided she was relevant enough to do a hit piece on her. What follows is pretty much what you would expect when Gawker pulls this s**t. Why would he think so? Because they were investigating the BLM movement, and she retweeted #BlackLivesMatter 3 times. Are you eff’n kidding me.”

Yiannopoulos responded in the comments, referencing his GamerGate (GGers) audience.

“Alright, I’ll respond. I know that GGers are too gentle a species to engage in the sort of cruel and vindictive social media witch-hunt so often staged by progressives, so instead allow me as a distinguished member of the press to share a few thoughts.”

“Does she have a blackcent? Is this all a ruse to pick up dark-skinned men, now she’s grown too gigantic to get a white date? Perhaps I’ll write to her in prison.”- Milo Yiannopoulos

Here are some of the more pointed remarks by Yiannopoulos (you can read the whole post here):

“Enter stupid fat cracker Monica Foy, a large-and-in-charge supporter of Black Lives Matter who called one of the slain officers “creepy,” tweeting: “I can’t believe so many people care about a dead cop and NO ONE has thought what he did to deserve it. He had creepy perv eyes.” Foy is the latest and greatest example of moronic white lard-asses who might mean well but have bought into the lies and conspiracy theories peddled by BLM organizers…

“Monica Foy is a student, by the way, at Sam Houston State University, which is rightly proud of its strong criminal justice program. Talk about the wrong place to talk smack about a cop. If it’s right to kick frat boys off campus for saying they don’t want blacks in their club (and I’m sure it is), I can’t help but wonder: has Sam Houston already put an order in for the crane?…

“Racist? Me? I’ve had more black dick in me than the entire Kardashian family,” Yiannopoulos Told Rise News.

“All of which leaves the looming question of why a woman like Foy was so enamoured with Black Lives Matter in the first place – her penchant for violence excepted, of course. Now, forgive me for being crude, but I happen to know there’s quite the interracial chubby chaser scene in Texas, and black men are notorious for lusting after a well-rounded caucasian butt cheek. I speak from experience. Does she have a blackcent? Is this all a ruse to pick up dark-skinned men, now she’s grown too gigantic to get a white date? Perhaps I’ll write to her in prison. (For some tips, you understand.)”

Yiannopoulos responded to an email with multiple questions from Rise News. One of the questions we sent him asked if his remarks were racist.

“Racist? Me? I’ve had more black dick in me than the entire Kardashian family,” Yiannopoulos wrote. “Yes, that’s on the record.”

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