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Analysis: Now, nothing between Trump, and GOP title, and Clinton

Analysis: Now, nothing between Trump, and GOP title, and Clinton

David Lightman,
McClatchy Washington Bureau (TNS)
May 4, 2016
Filed under Metro, Politics

Once unthinkable, Donald Trump now is the Republican Party’s presumptive nominee for president. That became a certainty Tuesday as he crushed rival Ted Cruz in Indiana, drove the Texas senator out of the race, and set the course to clinch the needed delegates in the next few weeks. The nomination o...

Bernie Sanders will not stop the ‘Bern’

Bernie Sanders will not stop the ‘Bern’

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
May 4, 2016
Filed under Op-ed, Opinion, Politics, Showcase

Despite urges from Hillary Clinton for Bernie Sanders to concede the Democratic Party Presidential nomination over the weekend, the 74-year-old pledged to his supporters he would not take that path. Why would he? Sanders has won several states like Washington, Idaho and Alaska in March and even if Clinton sweeps the remaining prima...

Islamophobia is not the answer

Islamophobia is not the answer

Sean McCarthy,
Contributor
May 4, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Politics, Showcase

Republican Presidential frontrunner Donald Trump continues to assert his position to ban all Muslims from entering the country. His stance has aroused the violent vigor of many Americans, which has forced our Muslim citizens to live in a constant state of fear. “I’m not really worried about Donald...

Donald Trump in Burlingame this week

Donald Trump in Burlingame this week

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
April 28, 2016
Filed under Metro, Politics

Republican presidential nominee frontrunner Donald Trump will make an appearance in the Bay Area as a speaker at the California Republican Party Convention on Friday. According to officials, Trump will kick off the convention with a keynote speech at the lunch banquet. Republican candidates Ohio Gov. John Kasich ...

Merrick Garland nominated by president for Supreme Court Justice

Merrick Garland nominated by president for Supreme Court Justice

Sean McCarthy,
Contributor
April 28, 2016
Filed under Op-ed, Opinion, Politics, Showcase

In the wake of the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, President Barack Obama nominated D.C. Circuit, Court of Appeals justice Merrick Garland on March 16, 2016, as the next member of the Supreme Court. However, the Republican Party has sworn to deny any nominee that President Obama endorse...

Bernie Sanders right fit for President

Bernie Sanders right fit for President

Sean McCarthy,
Contributor
April 14, 2016
Filed under Op-ed, Opinion, Politics, Showcase

Selecting the presidential candidate who is right for you can be a difficult decision. A president’s background, ethnicity, religion and name recognition should not matter. A president must have solid policy on the most important issues to the American public such as healthcare for all and the incre...

U.S. report paints bleak picture of human rights

U.S. report paints bleak picture of human rights

Tracy Wilkinson,
Los Angeles Times
April 14, 2016
Filed under Metro, Politics

The Obama administration castigated China and Russia on Wednesday for their attempts to use legislation to criminalize basic expressions of free speech, religious practice and other civil liberties. Secretary of State John F. Kerry, in releasing the State Department’s annual report on human rights in co...

Clinton, Cruz triumph in Iowa

Yousuf Fahimuddin,
Contributor
February 4, 2016
Filed under Politics

Media outlets touted Hillary Clinton, Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio as they each emerged victorious from Iowa’s contest on Monday. According to results from the Los Angeles Times, Cruz came in first with a commanding 27.6 percent of the vote, Trump came in second with 24.3 percent and Marco Rubio came...

Where the voters at?

Where the voters at?

Wendy Medina,
Copy Editor
January 14, 2016
Filed under Metro, Politics

Hayward residents are tired of poor voter turnout for their city elections. A door-to-door petition took place in efforts to change city elections from June to November. A larger percent of Hayward voters turn out for national elections in November, according to voter registration from the Alameda...

What did Obama say about guns?

What did Obama say about guns?

Kris Stewart,
Managing Editor
January 9, 2016
Filed under Politics, Showcase

It’s President Obama’s last year in office. He kicked off his final lap of the political race, and the New Year, with a press conference where he announced executive actions intended to reduce gun violence. Tuesday morning, Obama opened the early part of the address with statistics that claimed 30...

Marco Rubio: The best fit for President

Marco Rubio: The best fit for President

Fernando J. Ramírez,
Contributor
December 10, 2015
Filed under Politics

The GOP Race is heating up and the number of candidates have started to narrow, with the fifth debate just around the corner. The top spot in the race switches between Donald Trump and Ben Carson, however there is one candidate that continues to win each debate: Marco Rubio. Hopefully this trend...

The one Republican that can unify the House

The one Republican that can unify the House

Fernando J. Ramirez,
Contributor
November 19, 2015
Filed under Politics

A new political chapter began last week as Paul Ryan, the congressman from Wisconsin, was elected to replace John Boehner as speaker of the House of Representatives. A young new face with creative ideas, Paul Ryan is the youngest speaker of the House in more than a century. The 45-year-old obtained...

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