Archive for Margaret James

A Look At President Obama’s Last Memorial Day In Office

President Barack Obama marked his final Memorial Day as president with a series of events honoring the sacrifices of those in our military. On Sunday night, a free Memorial Day concert was held on the west lawn of the U.S. Capitol, headlined by The Beach Boys. On Monday morning, Obama hosted a breakfast for military […]

President Obama’s Historic Visit To Hiroshima Concludes

President Obama became the first sitting U.S. president to visit Hiroshima, Japan on Friday, 71 years after the world’s first atomic strike demolished the city during WWII. In a solemn visit, the president offered his respects to the victims of the first deployed atomic bomb. An estimated 140,000 were killed during the bombing on Aug. […]

Chaos In Nevada Sparks Worries For Philadelphia Convention

The chaos sparked at the Nevada Democratic state convention on Saturday could be a preview of how the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia will go. Violent outbursts disrupted the convention after Bernie Sanders supporters criticized the Nevada Democratic Party’s handling of the caucus process. One Sanders supporter reportedly threw a chair. Others drew graffiti on […]

John Kasich Campaign To Continue Despite Delegate Deficiency

Despite repeated calls from prominent members of the Republican Party to drop out of the race for president, Ohio Governor John Kasich has reiterated his commitment to stay in the contest for the long haul. His advisers are claiming that the race’s final stretch of 20 states put Mr. Kasich in a far stronger position […]

President Obama Shows Optimism On Historic Trip To Cuba

President Obama has become the first sitting president to visit Cuba since Calvin Coolidge in 1928. The historic visit symbolizes the first tentative openings between Cuba and the United States since the Cold War. Having an American president in Cuba for the first time in almost nine decades demonstrates the thawing of a half-century of […]

Tuesday Primaries Are Make Or Break For Two Candidates

In the presidential primaries being held on Tuesday, Florida, Illinois, Ohio and Missouri will distribute their 286 delegates to the candidates most preferred by their residents. In Florida and Ohio, the candidate that wins in the state gets all of the delegates. This makes these states make or break for Ohio Governor John Kasich and […]

Democratic Debate Turns Focus To African-American Constituents

The latest Democratic debate focused more on the economic fortunes of African-Americans than any of the previous debates. The Democratic candidates chose a good setting for the topic. The debate was held in the city of Flint, Michigan, a city that was a symbol of a middle class prosperity due to the auto industry. Today, […]

Systemic Racism Focus Of Hillary Clinton Speeches In Tennessee

Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton spoke at two black churches in Tennessee on Sunday, vowing to “tackle the continuing challenge of systemic racism.” She was in the state meeting constituents before the important Super Tuesday primaries, where eleven states will cast their votes for their preferred presidential nominee. During her visit to the state, she also […]

Hillary Clinton Takes Nevada Dem Caucuses 53% to 47%

Hillary Clinton, the former secretary of state, narrowly defeated Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont in the Nevada Democratic caucuses on Saturday. With votes from 92 percent of caucus precincts counted, Mrs. Clinton had won 52.6 percent, while Mr. Sanders had drawn 47.3 percent. Mrs. Clinton gave her victory speech Saturday afternoon in a ballroom at […]

South Carolina Primary Fight Promises To Be A Bruising One

The Republican candidates for president seem to be taking off the gloves for the fight to win the next primary, being held in South Carolina this week. During the Republican debate in South Carolina over the weekend, the vitriol was on full display. It was a multi-candidate battlefield for the duration. Donald J. Trump has […]

Past Scandals Threaten Hillary Clinton’s Campaign

Questions about Hillary Clinton’s past involvement in her husband’s efforts to fend off accusations of sexual misconduct have arisen in the midst of her presidential campaign, threatening to derail it. The scandals of the 1990s and Mrs. Clinton’s role in them have taken on a life of their own, creating an unexpected headache for a […]