Jeffrey L Sorensen

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As Republicans debate, Biden knocks climate change doubters

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Taking aim at his potential political opponents, Vice President Joe Biden railed Wednesday against Republicans who "deny climate …

Los Angeles

Trump pledges military buildup, better deal for vets

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Republican presidential contender Donald Trump is promising subsidized private health care for frustrated veterans, charging that …

Los Angeles

How Asian-American Voters Went From Republican To Democratic

In 2012, nearly three-quarters of Asian-American voters went for President Obama. But, rewind — 20 years prior — and you'll find fewer than a third voted Democrat.<p>In fact, in the span of two decades, the Asian-American vote in presidential elections has gone from being solidly Republican, to …

Debate night: The media want a Trump fight, with blood and bruises

The press is full of chatter about what the other candidates could, should, <i>must</i> do to derail the Trump juggernaut at tonight’s CNN debate.<p>Naturally, the big audience for the second presidential debate offers the other Republicans a prime opportunity to make a lasting impression in this …

Sanders slams income inequality before conservatives, liberals

<b>Lynchburg, Virginia (CNN) —</b> Sen. Bernie Sanders on Monday stepped into a hotbed of cultural conservatism, only to venture into one of liberal populism hours later.<p>In the morning, Sanders spoke at Liberty University and staunchly defended abortion rights to a capacity crowd of nearly 12,000, while …

7 things to watch at the CNN Republican debate

<b>Simi Valley, California (CNN) —</b> Donald Trump will play the lead role in the second Republican presidential debate tonight -- but his rivals are jockeying to steal his spotlight.<p>As the GOP's frontrunner, Trump will once again take center stage at CNN's debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential …

GOP Debate: What's At Stake For Each Candidate

Expect Wednesday night's second GOP presidential debate to be open season on front-runner Donald Trump. The 11 top Republican contenders will take the stage at 8 p.m. ET at the Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, Calif., and their unified goal appears to be to get something to stick to the …

McConnell's go-to strategy: Shame Democrats

The majority leader keeps doing re-dos on tough votes, even though Democrats aren't budging.<p>Mitch McConnell likes to say there’s no education in the second kick of a mule. But apparently that rule doesn’t apply to Senate Democrats.<p>For the second time in less than a week Tuesday, the Senate blocked …

Bernie Sanders and the Pope Have Something in Common

Here’s a fun trick to try at home: the next time you’re talking about abortion with friends or family — because who doesn’t love talking about …

TRUMP: I'll hike taxes on hedge funds — but I'll make the US so great, 'they'll end up doing better'

But the Republican presidential front-runner argued Monday night that those hedge-fund managers would actually be better off under a Trump administration.<p>"The truth is they'll do just fine. They're going to do just fine because we're going to make the country so successful," Trump said at a raucous …

Hedge Funds

Sanders' Incapacity to Seriously Talk War Deforms Dialogue

On Monday, presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders spoke to a self professed "conservative Christian" group. We live in a time of perpetual war and Sanders -- who sometimes touts his 2002 vote against authorizing the invasion of Iraq -- couldn't bring himself to raise the subject of war with …

Does the Government Sanction the Displacement of American Workers?

What if I told you that not only should American workers be worried about a proliferation of government incentives and subsidies that encourage employers to relocate factories and jobs overseas in order to widen their profit margins but that they must also worry about government programs designed …

The refugee crisis is now the biggest test of whether Europe works

It's happening in Hungary, where the border with Serbia is effectively being militarised, and in Germany, which has reinstated some temporary controls with Austria.<p>Research released on Tuesday by Moritz Kraemer at credit ratings agency Standard & Poor's says that the way the politics of the crisis …

Economics

40 years ago the US sent Mexico into a financial crisis — and it transformed the narcotics industry

<i>In this excerpt from A Narco History: How the United States and Mexico Jointly Created the Mexican Drug War, coauthors Carmen Boullosa and Mike Wallace</i> <i>explain how the US and Mexico jointly created the Mexican Drug War.</i><p>In the mid 1970s, the United States had added to its woes of recession those of …

Mexico

Russia could have a dark ulterior motive with its moves in Syria

Kremlin authorities reportedly have an ulterior motive other than supporting the regime of embattled Syrian President Bashar Assad: getting jihadists out of Russia, where they may attack the homeland, and sending them into Syria.<p>Russia recently escalated tensions with the US by sending elite …

Middle East

Trump’s locked and loaded

**Want FOX News First in your inbox every day? Sign up here.**<p><b>Buzz Cut:<br>• Trump’s locked and loaded<br>• Poll: Carson closes in on Trump<br>• Fiorina says she’s top-tier<br>• Baier Tracks: Bernie plan could Bern the economy<br>• What would doggie munchies even look like?</b><p><b>TRUMP’S LOCKED AND LOADED</b> <br>When <b>Donald Trump</b> …

Club for Growth to spend $1M on TV ads going after Trump

A conservative advocacy group said Tuesday it will spend at least $1 million on TV ads criticizing Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump in the early primary voting state of Iowa.<p>Club for Growth President David McIntosh said the billionaire real-estate mogul and reality TV star would be …

Clinton shrugs off slumping poll numbers, looks to debate

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (Reuters) - Presidential contender Hillary Clinton shrugged off her slumping poll numbers on Monday and said the upcoming Democratic debates would give her a chance to draw a contrast with liberal Senator Bernie Sanders and other rivals as she makes her White House pitch directly …

Americans Not Totally Comfortable With The Idea Of Taking In Syrian Refugees

The public is divided over whether it's a European issue or a global one.<p>President Barack Obama's proposal to admit more Syrian refugees into the U.S. has limited support among the American public, a new HuffPost/YouGov poll finds, with many considering the refugee crisis a problem for other …

Yankee Doodle Sanders

If An Anti-Iran Deal Talking Point Gets Upended And No One Listens, Can Opponents Still Use It?

Reuters has reported that Iran won't be able to self-inspect a key military site.<p>WASHINGTON -- A report released last week undermined a key criticism against the Iran nuclear deal. But it appears to have come too late in the debate to dramatically upend one the skeptics' top talking points. <b></b><p>On …

Previewing the Second 2016 Republican Debate

Six weeks have passed since the first Republican debate of the 2016 race, and as the cast of characters returns to the stage for their second match, campaign dynamics have come more sharply into focus. Let us examine where things stand, and how chapter two of this saga is likely to differ from …

Bernie Sanders leading Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire poll

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Bernie Sanders is leading Hillary Clinton by 7 points in New Hampshire, a new poll Tuesday shows.<p>The Vermont independent senator is on top among likely voters -- 43% for Sanders to 36% for Clinton -- mostly because of his support with unaffiliated voters, who are allowed in New …

Pro-Carly Fiorina Ad Hits Back Against Comments About Her Face

"Ladies, look at this face, and look at all of your faces -- the face of leadership."<p>The super PAC backing Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina is out with a new ad responding to Donald Trump's pejorative comments about her appearance.<p>The ad, paid for by the Carly for America Committee, …

Here's What The 2016 Candidates Think About The Refugee Crisis

President Obama plans to welcome 10,000 more Syrian refugees to the U.S.<p>As hundreds of thousands of people fleeing Syria seek refuge across Europe, U.S. leadership has begun considering what role it can play in mitigating the crisis.<p>More than 7 million Syrian refugees have been displaced by the war …

Jeb Bush SuperPAC Going Up With $24 Million In TV Ads

Gentlemen, start your spending.<p>Jeb Bush and the superPAC supporting him have raised the most money of any campaign so far. And now, post-Labor Day, the superPAC is about to put that money to use.<p>Right to Rise superPAC, which has raised more than $100 million, is going up with $24 million in …

Santorum: Refugee Crisis Raises Questions About "Spread Of Islam"

"...We can't even have a discussion about why we're taking only Muslims in the United States."<p>Republican presidential candidate and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum says there are "serious" questions surrounding the movement of Syrian refugees and the spread of Islam.<p>"We're seeing this …

The Poverty Line -- A False Target

Growing up in poor neighborhoods and then running social service programs for 20 years, I heard countless stories about millions of people living in poverty. The percent of those in poverty never seems to change much, hovering around 15 percent, or more, of our population. The poor are depicted as …

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