Jim Hickey’s American Politics

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Elizabeth Warren Continues to Criticize Obama on The TPP

Elizabeth Warren is maintaining her dogged stance on the secrecy surrounding the Trans-Pacific Partnership. The President has maintained that the trade agreement is to the benefit of the American worker, but has denied public release of the document. What few… Continue Reading →

Republican Candidate Ben Carson Uses Foreign Stock Content in Campaign

Ben Carson is facing some heavy criticism after launching his first advertisement for a campaign that focuses on securing his position as republican candidate in the upcoming presidential race. The ad, which runs for just over four minutes, consists almost… Continue Reading →

Bernie Sanders Says That He Is Running In This Election to Win

Bernie Sanders has expressed his desire to run for Democratic Party nominations. He certainly faces a tough opposition from Hillary Clinton but he is convinced that he can win by getting support from overworked and underpaid American citizens. He has… Continue Reading →

Politics Have Become More Like Competitive Sporting Events, One Study Claims

Bipartisanship has become almost impossible in today’s political atmosphere, creating an extremely polarized approach to debates and policy making, or many times lack of policy making because no one is willing to make a compromise by finding common ground. Instead,… Continue Reading →

Hillary’s Second Coming

Hill’s in. Hillary Clinton announced her candidacy today. She is a certainty for the democratic nomination. She pledges to campaign for the middle class. Republicans are pursuing the same dynamic that has kept them from the White house for two… Continue Reading →

Clinton Likely Did Not Sign Separation Form

On Tuesday, the State Department confirmed that Hillary Clinton likely did not sign OF109, better known as the “separation” form. This form has the outgoing employee affirm that all unclassified, administratively controlled, or classified documents in their possession have been… Continue Reading →

Lynch Nomination on Hold Until Senate Democrats Relent on Human Trafficking Bill

Washington, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell wants to deliver a victory to his party’s pro-life base in the form of the current human trafficking legislation. The bill itself enjoys broad bi-partisan support with the exception of key rider…. Continue Reading →

Biden visits three early primary states, but remains a Presidential afterthought

The Democratic party may have been expecting a procession to the Presidential nomination for the 2016 election for Hilary Clinton, but Vice President Joe Biden could throw a spanner into the works, The Atlantic reports. Biden has made public statements claiming to… Continue Reading →

Clinton May Not Have Violated Any Laws with Email Scandal

Former Secretary of State Hilary Clinton has recently come under fire for using a personal email account for official state business while in office, and in spite of the controversy that this has raised, she may not have broken any… Continue Reading →

Senator Barbara Mikulski to Retire

Senator Barbara Mikulski to Retire Getting elected to a political office can be the start of a long era for some aspiring political officials. As of Monday, the era involving Senator Barbara Mikulski will soon come to an end. At… Continue Reading →