Election 2016: Mitchell McKinney, MU Expert, Says First GOP Debate Was Helpful

On Thursday, August 6, the first Republican presidential primary debate was held in Cleveland, Ohio. Now, Mitchell S. McKinney, professor of political communication at the University of Missouri, and a nationally and internationally recognized scholar of presidential debates, offers his remarks on the debate.

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MTP SUNDAY EXCLUSIVE: Gov. Brown On Hillary Clinton Emails: “It’s Almost Like A Vampire”

California Gov. Jerry Brown spoke with "Meet the Press" moderator Chuck Todd today, addressing the email controversy plaguing Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign: "It's almost like a vampire.  She's going to have to find a stake and put it right through the heart of these emails in some way."

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Election 2016: The Sifting Continues

 

The 2016 Presidential politics continue the shifting process as both parties firm up the potential candidates. The Democratic Party, still dominated by Hillary Clinton, is waiting as Vice President Biden has reiterated his feelings over the possibility of a Presidential run.

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The Impact Governors Have on the Abortion Laws in Their States

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Although legalized since the 1973 Supreme Court case Roe v. Wade, abortion is far from a settled issue in the United States. While the topic pops up on the national level as a rallying cry during presidential debates and campaigns, the real action takes place on the state level.

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Election 2016: 25 Things You Should Know About Marco Rubio

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Sen. Marco Rubio has been in politics since 2000, when he was first voted into the Florida House of Representatives during a special election. That means political reporters have been tracking Rubio since he was 28, from his years in the state House to his first term in the U.S. Senate.

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Election 2016: 25 Things You Need to Know About Ted Cruz

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Texas Sen. Ted Cruz may be best known for his anti-Obamacare Senate speech that lasted over 21 hours and included a reading of “Green Eggs and Ham” (more on that later). But the fiery first-term senator played the politics game long before he trounced his establishment-backed rival, former Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, in the Republican Senate primary in 2012.

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Election 2016: 25 Things to Know About Hillary Clinton

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Like many of the pacesetters in this cycle's presidential race, you either love her or you hate her. Hillary Clinton, the leading hopeful for the Democratic nomination, has an extensive résumé that encompasses a tenure as the U.S. Secretary of State, a senator representing New York, and the first lady of both the United States and Arkansas.

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Election 2016: The Presidential Candidates Winning the Twitter Race

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Although Twitter isn't the end-all-be-all metric of influence, it can provide a number of insights regarding public opinion. Who are people interested in? Whose rhetoric has the greatest reach? Who are people engaged with? At the very least, a candidate can stay on voters’ minds using this tool.

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Election 2016: Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton Hold Strong Leads in South Carolina Polls

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The 2016 presidential race has been a raucous affair from the get-go, and recent events proved the trend will likely continue throughout the primary process. Despite resounding victories in the New Hampshire primary last week for contrarian candidates on either side of the aisle — Donald Trump and Sen. Bernie Sanders both won by double digits — a pair of feisty debates proved the nomination fight won’t be wrapping up anytime soon.

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Election 2016: 24 People, $65.6 Million: Who Is Doling Out the Dough for Pro-Clinton Super PACs

Hillary Clinton

Money and politics, the push-pull in every election shifted dramatically in 2010 when super PACs entered the fray, courtesy the Supreme Court Case Citizens United v. FEC. Citizens United v. FEC. The new setup has political prognosticators anticipating a presidential election that costs upwards of $5 billion.

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Election 2016: How This Guy You’ve Never Heard of Could Shake Up the Presidential Race

Gary Johnson

The 2016 election is all about frustration — with politics, with people running for office, with Democrats and Republicans alike. Irritation with politics as usual fueled the rise of presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump and sustained Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ so-called political revolution deep into the Democratic Party’s primary.

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  • Beltway Insider: Budget Deadlock; Obama Hosts Netanyahu; Phone Meet with Iranian President; Diplomats Expelled From Venezuela

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    President Obama continued to push his foreign policy agenda as the government prepared for a financial showdown with House Republicans refusing to pass a budget that would include implementation of the Affordable Health Care Act.

     
  • World News: Stay Tuned For The Next Episode of Brexit, a true British Soap

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    The demonstrations of support for pro-European sentiment in London also testify to the fear felt by many Britons to find themselves alone in a world of competition in which Britain would be placed in a weak position.

     
  • Lavazza Announces Gourmet Restaurant to Complete Turin, Italy, Headquarters; Oscar Winner To Design Interiors

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    Lavazza announced a new restaurant concept opening at the future Lavazza headquarters in Turin, Italy, CONDIVIDERE developed in collaboration with Ferran Adrià, features a setting designed by three-time Oscar-winning art director, Dante Ferretti, and the brilliant Italian chef, Federico Zanasi will lead the kitchen.

     
  • Interstellar Soundtrack with Music By Hans Zimmer Out In Time For The Holidays

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    (October 28, 2014 – Los Angeles, CA) WaterTower Music today proudly announces the November 18 release of Interstellar: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, with music by renowned composer Hans Zimmer, whose career has earned him Grammy, Golden Globe, Classical Brit, Academy, Tony, and American Music Awards.

     
  • Please Stand By Review – Unexpectedly Charming, Uplifting, A Trekki Fan Finds Hope and Courage

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    Please Stand By, from Magnolia Pictures, presents the story of an functional autistic girl obsessed with Star Trek who decides to enter the script writing contest and her journey to make the deadline despite her beliefs of limitation.

     
  • Celebrity Interview: Alex Roe Talks Forever My Girl

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    British actor Alex Roe, currently starring as Liam Page in Forever My Girl, the heartwarming story of love lost and rekindled, recently discussed the role and the work in creating the sound that propels his character into international stardom.

     
  • Beltway Insider: Trump Cuts CIA Access; Manafort Judge Threatened; PA Pedophile Priests; Aretha Franklin

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    President Trump in what is considered highly unusual has revoked the security clearance for former Central Intelligence Director John Brennan, in what is being called political repercussion for openly criticizing the president and his inabilities to serve.

     
  • Beltway Insider: 9/11 Terror Attacks Remembered; SCOTUS Nominee Kavanaugh; Iran; NY Primaries; Les Moonves

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    President Donald Trump's Supreme Court pick, U.S. Circuit Court Judge Brett Kavanaugh, was hit with a bombshell this week as a Palo Alto University Professor has gone public with details of her sexual misconduct allegations against the nominee.

     
  • Breaking News: 13 Dead On Campus; 20 injured in Oregon Mass Shooting

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    A lone gunman opened fire on the Umpqua Community College Campus in Roseburg, Oregon this morning killing 13 students and injuring 20 in an all too common scenario that left the shooter “neutralized” and reportedly deceased at the scene.  

  • Beltway Insider: Zimmerman Acquitted; Malala Address UN; House Paves Way to Cut Food Stamps; DHS Napolitano Resigns

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    President Obama in a statement addressed the nation and called for calm in the wake of the verdict vindicating George Zimmerman of murdering Trayvon Martin and asked Americans to reflect and honor Martin’s memory.  

     
  • Trump Nominates Neil M. Gorsuch to Fill Justice Antonin Scalia Seat on High Court

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    The Honorable Neil M. Gorsuch, Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, has been chosen by President Trump to fill the Supreme court seat vacated by the untimely death of the late Justice Antonin Scalia who died while on vacation.

     
  • Deepwater Horizon Review - A Resonating Epic Disaster Action Film

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    Deepwater Horizon, from Lionsgate, Summit Entertainment, and Participant Media, reenacts the 2010 oil rig blowout that killed eleven men and spilled oil into the Gulf of Mexico for 87 days creating one of the worst ecological disasters in history.

     
  • Epicurean Delights Ushers In American Cheese Month with Award Winning Cheddars and Recipes

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    Face Rock Creamery, which makes handcrafted cheese of great character, offers a savory seasonal trio of cheese recipes perfect for tailgating and Halloween entertaining. Each recipe uses Vampire Slayer, an award winning garlic-infused cheddar that will please adventurous palates. 

     
  • Beltway Insider: Obama Deliver State of the Union; Rubio Deliver GOP Rebuttal; Brennan, Hagel Confirmations stalled

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    President Barack Obama delivered the first State of the Union address of his second term, this week, directly calling congress into bi-partisan support of his agenda to move forward much needed reforms.

     
  • OSCAR Legends Presents Marlon Brando

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    Brando, the film tribute that showcased the life and legacy of one of the greatest acting talents to have ever existed, his life on-screen and his demons off, was a chronicle of greatness.