What’s at Stake CLINTON favors raising the federal minimum wage to $12 an hour and providing more tax breaks for working families. She wants the wealthiest Americans to pay higher taxes. She also wants the government to spend more on infrastructure projects like roads and bridges to provide jobs and grow the economy. Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump Self-Destruct at Commander-in-Chief Forum On Wednesday night, the candidates were given a chance to show they had what it takes to be commander in chief. They took very different approaches to the challenge and both failed. Miserably. In military terms, the first national security battle between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump took the form of mutually assured destruction. Two candidates took the stage, separately, to talk about why they were qualified to be commander in chief. Instead, both showed themselves to be terribly flawed candidates.
Flag timeline Adoption of State Flag Desecration Statutes — By the late 1800's an organized flag protection movement was born in reaction to perceived commercial and political misuse of the flag. After supporters failed to obtain federal legislation, Illinois, Pennsylvania, and South Dakota became the first States to adopt flag desecration statutes. By 1932, all of the States had adopted flag desecration laws. In general, these State laws outlawed: (i) placing any kind of marking on the flag, whether for commercial, political, or other purposes; (ii) using the flag in any form of advertising; and (iii) publicly mutilating, trampling, defacing, defiling, defying or casting contempt, either by words or by act, upon the flag. List of political parties in the United States This is a list of political parties in the United States, both past and present. Parties with federal representation Current United States Congressional seats
Compare the candidates: Clinton vs. Trump on immigration Editor's note: This is the first in a series of stories comparing the candidates' positions on major policy issues. Presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have taken opposite roads on their quest for immigration reform. Trump calls for mass deportations, migrant bans and a wall to keep away people from coming into the country, while Clinton wants a pathway to citizenship, immigrant integration and protection from deportation. Trump and Clinton both say they favor secure borders, but in every other respect they are at odds over how they’d tackle key immigrant issues. Clinton-supporting super PACs target Latino voters Money in Campaign finance records show that the Latino Victory Fund has raised more than $1.1 million since January 2015. The biggest donor to the super PAC? The political action committee of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, called the CHC BOLD PAC, which has donated about $340,000. The Latino Victory Fund’s other top donors include Steyer, the billionaire hedge fund manager and environmentalist, who has given $250,000, as well as a number of labor unions, including the Service Employees Industrial Union ($100,000) and the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union ($55,000). Additionally, the pro-Clinton super PAC Priorities USA Action has donated $40,000 to the Latino Victory Fund, all of which came last month.
Fun facts about Clinton and Trump – Lesson Plan Much of the media’s coverage of presidential candidates typically focuses on either the candidates’ policy stances or image. In addition to the issues, it’s fun to know some interesting facts about each candidate. Brush up on your knowledge of where Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump stand on the issues and learn some lesser-known trivia about them with this lesson plan. Subjects Social studies, history, government Estimated Time
Where They Stand on Economic Issues Jobs and Income Many Americans have grown anxious that the economy hasn’t lived up to its promise over the past 15 years of creating job growth that provides upward mobility and broadly shared prosperity. Instead, the nation has gone through two recessions marked by bubbles—one in the stock market and the other in housing—that were followed by recoveries in which economic growth returned but job growth lagged. Laying out a vision for how to restore widespread job and income gains is shaping up to be the top priority of the incoming president. Donald Trump If we do what we have to do correctly, we can create the biggest economic boom in this country since the New Deal when our vast infrastructure was first put into place. It's a no-brainer.
“The GOP’s final death rattle came that night”: Samantha Bee’s amazing eulogy for the Trump-destroyed Republican Party “Full Frontal” host Samantha Bee on Monday night staged a vigil for the recently deceased GOP. “The death throes started Thursday morning, when the Republican establishment suddenly woke up and realized Donald Trump was doing to their brand what his asshole son does to real elephants,” Bee led off. Bee said Mitt Romney’s G-rated roast (“Mitt-tervention”) of Donald Trump in Utah last Thursday “served as a donation, in kind, to the Trump campaign.” “With all due respect, sir,” she continued, “the last time you tried to stand between a charismatic guy and the White House, you got beat like a Muslim girl at a Trump rally.”
Famous cartoonist made donkey and elephant the symbols of political parties Thomas Nast’s cartoon shows a donkey in a lion’s skin scaring an elephant and other animals. (Library of Congress) Why is the elephant the symbol of the Republican Party and a donkey the symbol of the Democrats? A very famous political cartoonist named Thomas Nast is credited with making these animals the symbols of their parties during the 1870s. (The donkey was first associated with the Democrats during the election of 1828, but it wasn’t until Nast used it in 1870 that many people began to link the Democrats with the donkey.) In 1874, Nast drew the cartoon shown above with a donkey wearing a lion’s skin and scaring all the other animals in the forest.
Compare the Candidates: Where Do Clinton and Trump Stand on Education Issues? July 15, 2016 | Updated: August 2, 2016 The Democratic nominee for president, Hillary Clinton, and Republican nominee Donald Trump have yet to release comprehensive K-12 policy plans. To give a sense of where they stand, Education Week reviewed their statements, proposals, and positions on a dozen education policy issues, from school choice to school safety. Some material is drawn from their 2016 presidential campaigns, some from before they began their current quests for the White House. Two Words That Explain the Republican Debate (and the Campaign, as a Whole) (Unintelligible yelling) Last night's Republican brawl at recess was best summed up by some anonymous soul working at the closed-captioning desk at CNN who clearly was completely fed up with the idiotic proceedings on stage and decided to let the hearing-impaired citizens of the United States of America know that he was. (In fact, I hope that the hearing-impaired citizens of the United States of America know how lucky they were last night.) This wasn't a political debate. This was a pissing contest among men who are worried about the size of their dicks. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below