Higher interest rates could hamper plans for a tax code overhaul, which GOP lawmakers hope to have a bill for by August.
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To the young and moderate Republican, finding a candidate to represent you in this election might seem hopeless. The only moderate candidate left is John Kasich, who has virtually no chance of securing the 1,237 delegates necessary to win the nomination. The other choices we are left with are Donald Trump and Ted Cruz. Cruz is much farther to the right on social issues than most college-aged Republicans, and Trump comes off as a semi-racist buffoon during his rallies.
It’s no secret that Donald Trump has rocked the Republican establishment. In the shadow of his commanding lead, candidate after candidate has left the race, leaving only four challengers between him and the nomination following his victory in Nevada. He has been the target of attacks on the debate stage, on the campaign trail and in the media. Yet, against all conventional political wisdom, Trump continues to climb.
For this year’s Super Tuesday on March 1, Massachusetts will be one of 15 states and territories that will open their polls and cast votes on who they believe should be the nominee for president from the Democratic and Republican parties.
After the New Hampshire primary, the Republican Party has successfully declared its frontrunners. A loud, obnoxious xenophobe and misogynist in Donald Trump. A quieter, more evangelical, equally obnoxious xenophobe and misogynist in Ted Cruz. Behind them Marco Rubio, the “moderate” and “establishment” Republican who is apparently really upset that Barack Obama is trying to make us more like the rest of the world, because being the nation with the highest amount of wealth inequality and the highest incarceration rate is something to be proud of. There’s also some guy who is, I guess, the governor of Ohio, and whose entire second-place speech in New Hampshire was some weird personal recollection in which he gave no indication of what policies he supports. But for all these candidates, attacks against Planned Parenthood, Mexicans and Muslims have become ways to score points. Two-thirds of voters in the New Hampshire Republican primary wanted to ban Muslims from entering the US – proving, as if we needed any more evidence, that the Republican Party is a national embarrassment.
By Sean Connolly, Editorial Section Editor Donald Trump is currently the leading presidential candidate for the Republican Party. A CNN poll on Tuesday found that Trump currently has 27 percent of the expected Republican vote, while Ben Carson, his only real competitor, has 22 percent of the vote. Trump has […]
By Scotty Schenck, photo editor Senator Rand Paul(R-Kentucky) announced earlier today that he will run for president in 2016. “We’ve come to take our country back. Washington is horribly broken,” Paul said during the announcement at the Galt House in Louisville, Ken. “Both political parties and the entire political system […]
Unless you managed to be like my freshman year roommate and net a full scholarship with room and board (hi Rahul, how’ve you been?), you probably have student loans out. If you were sensible, you got those through the federal government using what’s known as a Stafford loan. These loans, […]