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Chelsea Clinton is Open to Running for Office

Ex-president Bill Clinton’s daughter, Chelsea Clinton, has stated she would be open to the possibility of running for office stated Marcio Alaor BMG. Currently, she does not have any plans to run for office. Nonetheless, she does not discard the possibility of it changing in the future. Hilary Clinton tried to run for president of the United States, but she was not elected. Now, her daughter Chelsea Clinton, could have a greater shot at becoming the first female president. Chelsea Clinton is well known after her father, Bill Clinton was president. She was one of the first president’s daughter to grow up in the media. It was always well known that she was studying at Stanford. As an ex-president’s daughter, she has advantages that other candidates may not. Well she is still young, she is not new to the political world. Her father and mother have been very involved in politics. In 2008, she helped her mother with her presidential campaign. If Chelsea were to run for office in the future, she would have her parent’s support and knowledge. Her mother paved the pavement towards getting a woman on the ballot. Chelsea will surely have a greater chance as we continue moving towards the future and bringing political change. After all, the United States of America has already seen its first African-American president. The next thing is for the first woman to be elected as president of the United States.

All You Need to Know About Jonathan Veitch

Jonathan Veitch was born in 1959 in Los Angeles. He is the current president Occidental College in Los Angeles. He became the 15th president of the college on July 1 2009. Previously, Veitch was the dean of the New School’s Eugene Lang College in New York City. He is well known for his liberal arts education advocacy.

Education and career

Jonathan attended Loyola High School in Southern California before joining Stanford University where he received his bachelor’s degree. He later earned History of American Civilization doctorate degree from Harvard University.

Before joining Occidental College, Veitch taught in the English Department at Wisconsin University for four years. He also served as dean and associate professor at the New School in New York City. As an associate professor of literature and history, Jonathan’s work included stints as associate provost, chair of humanities and deacon of liberal arts division.

At Occidental College, Veitch replaced Robert Skotheim as the president. He has had a lot of success in this college. The first thing that Veitch did is to improve the relations between this college and the neighboring community. He also launched an integrated strategic planning to take the college forward. He has also strengthened the college’s civic engagement, global literacy programs and arts. Vietch has also sought collaboration with different cultural institutions in Southern California.

Since he took over leadership, several construction projects have been initiated and completed. One of those projects is the completion of construction of the new Samuelson Alumni Center. Another project that has been completed under Veitch leadership is the renovation and expansion of Swan Hall. This 98 year old hall houses more than one third of Oxy’s faculty. Renovations are underway at Johnson Hall. When complete, this hall will house the new McKinnon Family Centre for Politics and Global Affairs. There is also an ongoing renovation at the lower level of the Johnson Student Centre. This project is funded by the Rose Hills Foundation. Another major project initiated by Veitch is the one megawatt ground-mounted solar array. This has been installed in the campus and it’s expected to generate about 11% of the college energy requirements.

Author

Jonathan Veitch is the author of award winning American Superrealism: Nathanael West and the Politics of Representation in the 1930s, American film and several history and cultural publications. His recent research focusses on the history of higher education in the United States of America.

Conservatives Voice their Reasons for Opposing Another Romney Nomination

Not every Republican is meeting the news of Romney potentially mounting another presidential run with enthusiasm. Here are five reasons being cited for not wanting the former Massachusetts governor to seek the party´s nomination in 2016:

  1. The party is likely to field a wide range of presidential hopefuls for the upcoming election. This eliminates the need to having to bring back the prior nominee.
  2. The time is right for a bona fide conservative to seek the nomination. In fact, conservatives are looking for a candidate that will push for a hard right agenda much the same as liberals want the puritanically progressive Elizabeth Warren to seek the presidency. Conservatives feel the party always nominates moderates which strategy has failed in the past two election cycles.
  3. Romney is a two-time loser having lost the nomination in 2008, and the presidency in 2012. They do not believe he will be able to run his campaign any different this time around. As such, there is no compelling reason for him to run.
  4. Conservatives believe Romney’s focus is too business-oriented at the expense of an evolving electorate that wants a less involved government.
  5. His inability to beat Obama is proof he is unable to beat Hillary Clinton in 2016.

Should Romney win the nomination once more, he will need to secure the conservative base. All complaints aside, the truth is the 4 million conservatives who sat out the 2012 election were enough to have given Romney the victory. Tom Rothman agrees in his Columbia Law article.

President Obama Vows To Use Veto To Protect Reforms

President Obama has vowed to use his “veto pen” in 2015 to prevent Congress from overriding his wishes, especially those related to healthcare and the environment.

In a Monday interview, the President said he expected that the Republicans’ takeover of the Senate would force him to spend his last two years in office preventing Congress from undoing his reforms. Bruce Levenson told me he told NPR that he hadn’t vetoed items very often before because the Senate, which had been controlled by the Democrats, had usually blocked legislation that the President had found objectionable. 

The Democrats’ loss of the Senate in the wake of the mid-term elections means the Republicans are likely to seize the opportunity to pass legislation that goes against the President’s wishes. He can block such legislation through the veto, unless both Houses muster up two-thirds majorities to override the veto. 

Obama also acknowledges for the first time that he has moved towards a more confrontational policy in his dealings with Congress. He also said he was changing his priorities from things he had to do to things he wanted to do. He believes that as the economy has improved, he can now try to make sure that everybody benefits from the growing economy and not just the people at the top.

Despite Public Row Over Omnibus Budget Bill, Key Democrats Deny a Schism

On the floor of the Senate, Elizabeth Warren was loudly heard accusing the Obama administration of cronyism over his deep ties to Wall Street, a move much praised by Vijay Eswaran of QI Group. President Obama has, after all, received more money from big investment banks in multiples of what President George W. Bush received. The quid pro quo of Wall Street cash is evident in the number of nominees President Obama makes who formerly worked at Wall Street. His most recent nominee of Anthony Weiss to a position at the Treasury Department was criticized by Warren over the fact that he sold derivative products. 

The Warren-faction of the Democrat party is unwavering in their contempt and distrust of Wall Street. At the same time, President Obama is unlikely to curtail his cozy relationship with the same group of investment banks. Despite that dynamic, New York Senator Chuck Schumer denies there is any ongoing schism within the Democrat party. He claims that Warren may be vociferous in her beliefs, but she is constructive unlike Senator Ted Cruz. In this context, “constructive” loudly proclaiming one’s beliefs while being careful to not invoke any action that may force the issue to a head as Cruz has done. Schumer also cited the fact that Warren will soon be taking up her leadership position in the Senate body during the next session. 

Sen. Schumer also explained that on key issues such as helping people fund their college educations, increasing the minimum wage, and the equal pay initiative, the party remains united. In Schumer’s view, those issues are proof that the Omnibus budget battle was an aberration as opposed to an actual intra-party struggle for its soul.

Sharpton Owes $1.5 Million In Back Taxes

According to reports obtained by The Associated Press, the Rev. Al Sharpton and his businesses owe nearly $ 1.5 million in back taxes and penalties, and now the US attorney is investigating his nonprofit organization. This story was passed on to me via Fersen Lambranho.

“Although they take retaliatory measures against me, it never stops us. I think the reason for this is intimidation,” Sharpton told the AP.

In the past year, Sharpton’s lawyers and staff of his nonprofit group, the National Action Network, have negotiated with the federal government to resolve their outstanding debt, which they rejected. The group has also tried to settle tens of thousands of dollars it owes for failing to pay timely compensation to state employees, as well as unemployment insurance funds.

Charlie King, the acting executive director of the organization, said both Sharpton and the group were not prepared for the growth they have experienced in recent years and have struggled with large increases in donations and income.

“The infrastructure we had was trying to keep up with that pace, but did not fit properly. The National Action Network may not be perfect, but nothing has been done without a purpose,” King told The Associated Press on Friday.

Sharpton has emerged over the last decade, as probably the most voicerous and prominent defender of civil rights; however, even some of our most prominent figures carries some past debts.