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Hello, Mr President: Joe Biden

Personal Background: Joe Biden was born in Scranton, Pennsylvania on November 20th, 1942. Biden was born to Catherine Biden, and Joe Biden Sr, an oil salesman and later, a used car salesman. Biden grew up in the middle class for most of his early life, double majoring in history and political science at the University of Delaware, and earning his BA. Biden continued on into law school at the Syracuse University College of Law. After

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The Democrats are Coming! An Analysis of the Des Moines Poll

The Des Moines Register, Mediacom, and CNN Iowa Report released a poll that ranked the masses of Democratic hopefuls in terms of public likeability and the possibility of them being Democratic presidential candidates. The poll was ran by Ann Selzer and was conducted in the first few days in June by 600 Iowa Democrats likely to vote in the 2020 caucus. The most popular is Joe Biden. He has received 24 percent from likely Iowa

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Georgia’s Abortion Ban Opponents Find Unlikely Allies in Hollywood

Georgia’s most recent ban on abortion as early as six weeks into pregnancy comes as part of a wave of regulatory rollbacks on female reproductive rights in America. The Georgian governor, Brian Kemp, mandated a bill in May which would prohibit virtually all abortions after a detectable fetal heartbeat. The policy has been met with severe backlash from protestors, who are taking their indignant outcries to streets and social media. However, they have just acquired solidarity

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Why Modi’s Return to Power in India could Spell Further Misery for Queer Citizens

On the 23rd of May 2019, Narendra Modi’s BJP led NDA government returned to power. This has grave implications for the LGBTQ+ community in India. With its divisive policies and support base composed primarily of the orthodox Hindus, its consideration of queer people within India has been greatly lacking. When we talk about queer people in India, the conversation remains incomplete without discussing the decriminalisation of section 377– a part of the Indian penal code

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Hello, Mr President: Bill Weld

Personal Background: Bill Weld was born on July 31st, 1945 in New York. Weld has been married twice with five children and three step-children. He graduated from both Harvard University with a law degree and the University of Oxford where he studied economics. Weld is a Republican and went on to become a successful businessman, politician and attorney. Once out of school, Weld started a private practice before becoming a legal counsel with the U.S.

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Why Alabama’s Law Might Be The Start To Overturning Roe v. Wade

Alabama’s new abortion laws may be the start of overturning Roe v. Wade. The state is the latest to pass restrictive abortion laws, and currently the strictest of the batch. These new laws will outlaw abortion in every stage of pregnancy, even in the first trimester. On top of that, it outlaws the exceptions for pregnancy from rape and only gives permission when the mother’s health is in serious danger. There have been no guidelines

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Need a Job? The Trump Administration has plenty of Openings.

The Trump Administration has become notorious for unfilled positions and fleeing staff members. Only 56 % of positions in the Department of Homeland Security that require nomination/confirmation having been filled, and within the Justice Department only 48 % of such positions have been filled. Within the administration, main positions such as Secretary of Homeland Security, Secretary of Defense, Secretary of Interior, Ambassador to the United Nations (UN), Chief of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), and Chief

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Hello, Mr President: Michael Bennet

U.S. Senator Michael Bennet (D—Colorado) announced his candidacy for the Democratic presidential nomination on May 2. He is the twenty-second Democrat to enter the 2020 race. Personal Background: Bennet was born in 1964 in New Delhi, India, to a political family. His father was an aide to the U.S. ambassador to India, the President of NPR, and worked in both the Carter and Clinton administrations, while his grandfather was an advisor to President Franklin Delano

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The Topic of White Nationalism Resurfaces with Joe Biden’s Campaign

On April 25, 2019, Former Vice President Joe Biden released a video announcement declaring his 2020 United States presidential campaign. In the video, Biden placed his focus primarily on the affairs of his predicted Republican opponent, President Donald Trump, and his reluctance to condemn the rhetoric and violence elicited by the white supremacists who organized the deadly 2017 “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. By highlighting Trump’s comment that there were “very fine people

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The Politics Behind Pajamas: Dress Code Wars in Houston Schools

You’re late. You overslept because working at a hospital means you have to work sixteen hours at a time, and you got home at 4 a.m. last night. You were exhausted. But you’re still supposed to get your daughter to school on time by 8 a.m., so you skip getting dressed and drive her to school in your pajamas. You park and attempt to usher your daughter inside, only to be stopped by administration before

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