KERRY WASHINGTON ENDORSES CLINTON WHILE BEN CARSON CLAIMS OBAMA WAS “RAISED WHITE”

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Proof there is no singular issue that will gain all the support of African-American voters, two very influential blacks show disparate views on politics. During a visit to the set of Scandal by Democratic frontrunner, Hillary Clinton, Kerry Washington Instagramed a pic with #ImWithHer, showing support for the former Secretary of State.

Ben Carson, the one-time frontrunner in the GOP race to the nomination, who is now in dead last, gave an interview in which he stated President Obama was “raised white.” The implication being he couldn’t possibly understand the struggle of everyday black Americans.

Meanwhile, Bernie Sanders who has struggled to gain endorsements from influential black political leaders or entertainers, scored one such endorsement from film director, Spike Lee. Like every culture or race, there is no defining issue that speaks to everyone in that group. But it’ll be interesting to see who can get the lion’s share of a vote that proved so influential to Obama’s wins.

#HillaryClinton #BenCarson

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PRESIDENT OBAMA HAS THE AUTHORITY TO APPOINT A TEMPORARY JUSTICE WHILE SENATE IS IN RECESS… SHOULD HE DO IT?

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Child, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s body was barely cold when a chorus of nervous conservatives began advocating a block of any potential appointment. Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell immediately came out and said any attempt by President Obama to appoint a nominee should be blocked.

The circumstances surrounding the latest appointment have become highly political. Those on the right argue it’s unprecedented to nominate someone during an election year. While members on the left feel the country deserves to have a replacement in place as soon as possible.

The last time a justice was confirmed during an election year was when Reagan appointment, Kennedy was confirmed in February of 2008. Though he was nominated in November of 1987 after the first nominee was rejected.

Interestingly enough, the President has the authority to make temporary appointments during a Senate recess. This could potentially happen since the Senate is in recess through February 22nd. The questions are, should he; should he let the next president do it; and should the country be without a fully functioning Supreme Court Justice for more than a year?

#OBAMA #POTUS #SCOTUS

DONALD TRUMP IS ABOUT TO MAKE IT RAIN ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL!

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Donald Trump, who is barely clinging on to his frontrunner status for the Republican Presidential Nomination, is about to set it off, billionaire style. The boisterous business man who has insulted his way to the top of the polls claims he’ll begin spending two million dollars a week on ads at the beginning of 2016.

The announcement comes at a time where Trump has seen his huge lead nearly evaporate and is now running neck and neck with Ted Cruz in early primary states. But unlike Cruz or the other Republican candidates, The Donald doesn’t have a legitimate PAC or donor group behind him. So, it looks like the billionaire will be self-financing the tv spots.

The genius of spin has even claimed to be thirty-five million dollars under budget. Apparently, that was his original budget and since he’s yet to spend anything he’s using it as a tool to tout his boss business moves. We’ll be looking forward to seeing the next stage of the Trump Tragedy when the ads drop. Hopefully they’ll do more for his campaign than Ben Carson’s radio rap ads.

#Ballin

CARLY FIORINA REFERS TO PLANNED PARENTHOOD SHOOTER AS A PROTESTER

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It seems that Republicans and the right wing media will refer to Planned Parenthood killer, Robert Dear as anything but a domestic terrorist. Carly Fiorina, a declining Republican candidate for President, has given the genteel title of “protester” to the 57 year-old shooter.

She’s not the only candidate backing off of the terrorist title many are labeling Dear. Ted Cruz, when confronted with the fact that the shooter mentioned baby parts (a reference to a now widely discredited Planned Parenthood video) commented that Dear had also been reported as being a “transgendered leftist activist”. Not that there is anything wrong with being a left-leaning transgender woman with independent political views.

The mayor of Colorado Springs, John Suthers, originally stated the shooting appeared to be an act of domestic terrorism, but later referred to Dear as mentally ill. Fiorina, for her part, eventually labeled the shooting a tragedy and called the killer a “deranged” man who should be tried for murder… tougher, but not quite tough enough.

#TerroristOrProtester