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Puerto Rico Wants To Be The 51st State

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.— Puerto Rico is urging lawmakers on Capitol Hill to grant the Spanish-speaking island statehood into the United States. The US Commonwealth held a state-wide referendum, voting in favor of being the 51st state of America.  However, many are questioning the validity of the non-binding referendum held Sunday. Although 97 percent voted in favor of joining the US, only a quarter of Puerto Ricans voted. The low turnout is reportedly from opposing political parties who boycotted the vote.   Puerto Rico’s economy has been struggling with footing it’s $120…

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Will the U.S. Government Go Into Default? 

The Trump Administration’s proposed $4.1 trillion budget has lawmakers scrambling to raise the debt ceiling with major cuts to discretionary funding. Will the United States go into default for the first time ever?

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Democrats Sit-In on House Floor Until Vote on Gun Control

VIA POLITICO: As the number of Democrats on the floor grew, staffers brought in cases of bottled water, Coca-Cola and Diet Coke to the Democratic cloakroom. One Democratic member said the protest could stretch through the evening and possibly into Thursday.Assistant Democratic Leader James Clyburn (S.C.) led a prayer, as members clasped hands in a circle. “How greatly we ache for those lives lost, those families destroyed, those communities that have been broken because of our refusal to speak up, stand up and support just laws that will ensure safety…

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Obama Talks Greatest Accomplishments, Worst Mistakes During Presidency

President Barack Obama sat down for the first time since 2008 with “Fox News Sunday” to discuss his greatest accomplishment and worst mistake in his presidency. The show was taped from the University of Chicago Law School Friday morning, Where Obama was a law professor. The commander-in-chief let the world know his greatest mistake: not planning for the day after toppling Libyan dictator Moammar Gaddafi. While talking with anchor Chris Wallace, Obama outlined where his administration went wrong in the intervention of Libya. “Probably failing to plan for the day after…

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America Wants Obama to Select New Supreme Court Justice

New polls released by CNN/ORC suggests Americans are in favor of President Barack Obama picking a new Supreme Court Justice than his successor. by the numbers, 57 percent of voters want Obama to select who fills the vacant seat. Last week, March 16, the president announced his pick for the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS): Merrick Garland, a seasoned, moderate judge who has bipartisan support. Polls also show Americans are in favor of seeing congress nominate Merrick Garland to the supreme court, with 52 percent supporting. The GOP has…

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President Obama Nominates Merrick Garland For Supreme Court

Merrick Garland, US appeals judge in the Washington DC circuit is Obama’s pick for Supreme Court Justice. Garland was nominated for the ninth seat on the highest court due to the sudden death of Associate Justice Antonin Scalia February 13. Obama referred to Garland as being ” One of America’s sharpest legal minds” on the white house lawn early Wednesday morning. Garland is described as being a moderate judge with an emphasis on gun control, a hot button issue for liberals and democrats alike. However, has garnered bipartisan support for over…

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