In the race for the presidency in 2016, the primaries have yielded some very interesting candidates in both parties. However, the Republican party has gotten extra attention due to the unexpected leader in the GOP polls: Donald Trump. With no history in politics and a very controversial personality, no political leaders expected Trump to do well. However, he continues to lead in the polls each week and surprise political professionals by maintaining a large lead. Despite the fact that Trump is often made out to be a very controversial candidate, there are several reasons that each American should vote for him. Here are ten of them (slideshow):
British Prime Minister David Cameron on Friday became the first world leader to hold talks with newly-inaugurated Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, as NATO troops end their long war against the Taliban.
Hong Kong (AFP) – Hong Kong’s embattled leader stood defiant late Thursday, rejecting demands to resign and sending his deputy to talk to pro-democracy demonstrators, as huge crowds rallied outside his government’s besieged headquarters for a fifth consecutive night.
HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong’s leader, Leung Chun-ying, told pro-democracy protesters late on Thursday that he had no intention of stepping down, and warned them that the consequences of occupying government buildings would be serious. Leung, speaking just minutes before an ultimatum for him to resign expired, also said that Chief Secretary Carrie Lam would hold a meeting with students soon to discuss political reforms. He gave no specific time frame. … …read more
Hong Kong (AFP) – Hong Kong’s embattled leader late Thursday rejected protesters’ demands that he resign, but in a concession agreed to talks with a students group involved in pro-democracy demonstrations that have paralysed parts of the city.
Hong Kong (AFP) – Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters demanded that the city’s embattled leader meet a deadline to resign on Thursday, as China warned the United States against meddling in its “internal affairs”.
By Donny Kwok and Irene Jay Liu HONG KONG (Reuters) – Thousands of pro-democracy protesters thronged the streets of Hong Kong on Wednesday, some of them jeering National Day celebrations, and students threatened to ramp up demonstrations if the city’s pro-Beijing leader did not step down. There was little sign of momentum flagging on the fifth day of the “Occupy Central” protest, whose aim has been to occupy sections of the city, including around the Central financial district, in anger at a Chinese decision to limit voters’ choices in a 2017 leadership election. …
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong’s leader refused to meet with pro-democracy demonstrators by their midnight deadline Tuesday, despite their threats to expand the protests that have clogged the streets with tens of thousands of people in the stiffest challenge to Beijing’s authority since China took control of the former British colony in 1997. …read more