Election 2016: Mitchell McKinney, MU Expert, Says First GOP Debate Was Helpful

On Thursday, August 6, the first Republican presidential primary debate was held in Cleveland, Ohio. Now, Mitchell S. McKinney, professor of political communication at the University of Missouri, and a nationally and internationally recognized scholar of presidential debates, offers his remarks on the debate.

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Election 2016: 24 People, $65.6 Million: Who Is Doling Out the Dough for Pro-Clinton Super PACs

Hillary Clinton

Money and politics, the push-pull in every election shifted dramatically in 2010 when super PACs entered the fray, courtesy the Supreme Court Case Citizens United v. FEC. Citizens United v. FEC. The new setup has political prognosticators anticipating a presidential election that costs upwards of $5 billion.

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MTP SUNDAY EXCLUSIVE: Gov. Brown On Hillary Clinton Emails: “It’s Almost Like A Vampire”

California Gov. Jerry Brown spoke with "Meet the Press" moderator Chuck Todd today, addressing the email controversy plaguing Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign: "It's almost like a vampire.  She's going to have to find a stake and put it right through the heart of these emails in some way."

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Election 2016: The Sifting Continues

 

The 2016 Presidential politics continue the shifting process as both parties firm up the potential candidates. The Democratic Party, still dominated by Hillary Clinton, is waiting as Vice President Biden has reiterated his feelings over the possibility of a Presidential run.

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Election 2016: How This Guy You’ve Never Heard of Could Shake Up the Presidential Race

Gary Johnson

The 2016 election is all about frustration — with politics, with people running for office, with Democrats and Republicans alike. Irritation with politics as usual fueled the rise of presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump and sustained Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ so-called political revolution deep into the Democratic Party’s primary.

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HL Opinion: Bernie Bros and Vagina Voters - Is Democratic Unity Possible?

Like many Bernie fans, now that our man has finally given in and endorsed "that woman," I'm working today on feeling that old "unity" thing that Hillary's supporters have been talking about ever since they prematurely wrote the writing on the wall our side was supposed to have read over a month ago.

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The Impact Governors Have on the Abortion Laws in Their States

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Although legalized since the 1973 Supreme Court case Roe v. Wade, abortion is far from a settled issue in the United States. While the topic pops up on the national level as a rallying cry during presidential debates and campaigns, the real action takes place on the state level.

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Election 2016: The Democratic Convention by the Numbers

Hillary Clinton

The Democratic National Convention kicks off its four-day meeting on Monday, July 25, just a few days after the dust settled on the Republicans’ respective gathering. Democrats will rally the faithful in Philadelphia, finalizing their presidential nominee as former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and marking the first time a woman will sit at the top of the ticket for a major political party.

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Election 2016: 25 Things You Should Know About Marco Rubio

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Sen. Marco Rubio has been in politics since 2000, when he was first voted into the Florida House of Representatives during a special election. That means political reporters have been tracking Rubio since he was 28, from his years in the state House to his first term in the U.S. Senate.

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Election 2016: Get To Know Hillary's VP Choice Tim Kaine (Cheat Sheet)

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It's official -- America has its general election tickets. Last week, Hillary Clinton tapped Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine as her running mate, bringing a swing-state centrist to the first woman-led presidential ticket for a major party. As a level-headed moderate, Kaine stands out in an election that's set both parties on fire with impassioned rhetoric and talk of political revolutions. The country will meet him during his prime-time speech Wednesday night at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.

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Election 2016: 25 Things You Need to Know About Ted Cruz

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Texas Sen. Ted Cruz may be best known for his anti-Obamacare Senate speech that lasted over 21 hours and included a reading of “Green Eggs and Ham” (more on that later). But the fiery first-term senator played the politics game long before he trounced his establishment-backed rival, former Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, in the Republican Senate primary in 2012.

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Election 2016: 25 Things to Know About Hillary Clinton

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Like many of the pacesetters in this cycle's presidential race, you either love her or you hate her. Hillary Clinton, the leading hopeful for the Democratic nomination, has an extensive résumé that encompasses a tenure as the U.S. Secretary of State, a senator representing New York, and the first lady of both the United States and Arkansas.

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Election 2016: The Presidential Candidates Winning the Twitter Race

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Although Twitter isn't the end-all-be-all metric of influence, it can provide a number of insights regarding public opinion. Who are people interested in? Whose rhetoric has the greatest reach? Who are people engaged with? At the very least, a candidate can stay on voters’ minds using this tool.

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Election 2016: Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton Hold Strong Leads in South Carolina Polls

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The 2016 presidential race has been a raucous affair from the get-go, and recent events proved the trend will likely continue throughout the primary process. Despite resounding victories in the New Hampshire primary last week for contrarian candidates on either side of the aisle — Donald Trump and Sen. Bernie Sanders both won by double digits — a pair of feisty debates proved the nomination fight won’t be wrapping up anytime soon.

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  • Beltway Insider: Obama/Syrian Policy Failure; Gun Violence; Election 2016; Bill Cosby

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    President Barack Obama has returned to Washington from his Holiday and is eager and energized to begin his last year in office moving ahead with the Gun Violence issue he has indicated the intent to announce Executive Order action.

     
  • Cincinnati Boy, 8, Commits Suicide After School Bullying

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    An eight-year-old Cincinnati boy committed suicide January, 2017, after a bullying incident in the boy’s bathroom at his school left him unconscious for nearly eight minutes. He hung himself with a necktie two days later.

     
  • Interview & Review Part II: Trevor White Talks on Gritty, Hard-Hitting film Jamesy Boy

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    “Jamesy Boy,” from Trevor White, Phase4films and XLrator Media, brings to the screen a gritty, realistic, graphic portrayal of a lost and forgotten generation while skillfully modernizing the coming of age street gang prison film.

     
  • OSCAR Nomination Reaction Statements from Michael Shannon, Ruth Negga, and The Directing Team of Kubo and The Two Strings

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    The 89th Academy Awards nominations are always met with varied reactions and in a year like 2016, when it seemed everyone moved the bar up to single out only five performances and less in some categories as excellent or stronger is simply excruciating.

     
  • Money News: North American Markets Down; European, Asian Markets Split

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    The DOW Jones Industrial Average, wrestling the Bear fell for the fifth straight week, closed down with the North American Markets following with the Shanghai Composite and Germany’s DAX also closing down.

     
  • REAL STEEL, from DreamWorks SKG, Delivers Championship Entertainment

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    REAL STEEL, from DreamWorks SKG and Executive Producers Steven Spielberg and Bob Zemeckis, brings to the screen a futuristic, fast action, emotional story of hope and triumph of the human spirit.   

     
  • Nelson Mandela, Anti-Apartheid Leader, Freedom Fighter, Dies at 95

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    Nelson Mandela, the first African President of South Africa and life long anti-apartheid freedom fighter, has died in Johannesburg, South Africa from age related illnesses that had him repeatedly in the hospital throughout much of 2013. He was 95.

     
  • Beltway Insider: Biden’s Budget, Trump CPAC, COVID, Vaccine, Cuomo, Saudi, Yemen, MARS, Tiger Woods

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    President Biden's $1.9T budget, America's Rescue Plan, has passed the House, clearing the first hurdle toward becoming law, with republican senators vowing to argue the spending package is bloated with democratic redundancies and little direct Coronavirus aid.