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Clinton: Obama’s patient protection and affordable care act crazy but Trump’s version, worst

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Former President Bill Clinton criticized the Affordable Care Act at a campaign, says that the way President Obama’s signature legislative accomplishment works in practice is “the craziest thing in the world.” But Donald Trump’s strategy is not the answer either.

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[VIDEO]: Watch how Bill Clinton criticizes an ally’s Obamacare – but Trump’s strategy, not the solution either; according to an observer.

It’s supposed to be patient protection and affordable care act

“You’ve got this crazy system where all of a sudden 25 million more people have healthcare and then the people are out there busting it sometimes 60 hours a week wind up with their premiums doubled and their coverage cut in half,” he said in Flint, Mich. “It’s the craziest thing in the world.”

Still, Clinton said repealing the Affordable Care Act—as Republican nominee Donald Trump wants to do—isn’t the answer.

Did not Work for All

The system works for people who are eligible for Medicaid or for other insurance subsidies, Clinton added, but not for middle-class families who make too much to get government assistance but still have trouble affording high premiums.“

Clarification from Hillary Clinton’s Camp

Hillary Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook said the former president was referring to the way the health care system used to work.

Just an Observation – showing that there’s a room for further improve

“Well, what he was referring to was the health care system [touches earpiece] both as it used to be and then sometimes what happens in some of these markets, you know, where basically the marketplace skews the cost,” Mook said. “This is exactly why we’ve got to do something about premium increases”.

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Presidential Debate: Trump defensive even with Clinton’s use of personal email for top secrets

Presidential Debate

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Hillary Clinton forces Donald Trump onto defense over his temperament, refusal to release his taxes and his past comments about race and women during their first presidential debate. Clinton would do it differently if given the chance to correct her mistake in dealing with highly confidential matters through her personal email but Trump thinks, she’s a disgrace.

[VIDEO]: Hillary admits that using personal emails on the country’s highly confidential documents was a mistake – but Trump insists she did that on purpose.

Clinton’s Dominance

Clinton, delivers a strong performance in which she demonstrates a command of policy and a sense of humor. She’s just smiling through some of Trump’s strongest attacks.

“Trump’s False Claim

The debate highlights Trump’s tendency to make false claims as he made inaccurate statements on everything from laws regarding policing. His support for the Iraq War and his contention that Clinton was behind the so-called birther conspiracy.

Discussion on Barack Obama

One of the most powerful moments of the debate comes when the conversation focuses on the so-called birther debate. It follows Trump’s recent acknowledgment that President Barack Obama was born in the US. It is a fact that has been evident for years. With Trump standing just a few feet from her, Clinton blasted him for perpetuating a “racist lie.”

Trump is a Racist

“He has a long record of engaging in racist’s behavior,” Clinton said as Trump shook his head. Trump hit back, noting Clinton’s tough critiques of Obama during their bitter 2008 primary battle.

Dignified and Poised

Hillary Clinton’s preparedness to swallow Trump made her look so dignified and posed. While Trump is busy fighting with the moderator or controlling his body language.That tells people he lacks information.



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Presidential Debate: Clinton slams Trump for Temperament that could start another War

Presidential Debate

welcome By: Elena Grace Flores
Clinton and Trump open the debate positively by shaking hands. Then, the station themselves behind their podiums at Hofstra University on New York’s Long Island. Former President Bill Clinton and Melania Trump also greet each other before going to their assigned seats.

[VIDEO]: Trump brags that he kows how to win and Hillary don’t. Whooh what a temper!

Presidential Debate Temperaments Exposed

Trump narrates how outrageous Hillary Clinton was talking to someone whom he does not know.  He also praises himself for having much better temperament than her. Clinton then narrates how Trump commented about a foreign navigational vehicle coming into the American waters. Take them off he said. That can start another war.

Temperaments all throughout

Trump’s intense manner of speaking did not help him in this round. Clinton’s smiles, body language and “whoos” could just make audience applaud her.

Democratic Audience

The drawing aura of Hillary Clinton makes the audience respond by applauding her every brilliant defence. In many instances she really makes Donald Trump look like a neophyte smart ass.


Trump Convinces Self that He did better than Expected

Trump could be right that he did better than expected considering that Hillary Clinton makes her living doing public speaking.  However, as a presidential aspirant, he should have prepared himself by researching what he has to do as president. Often, he’s just acting aggressively when caught off guard.

Iranian Ship to be “shot out of the water” by Trump (Actual words)

Hillary Clinton highlights that Trump’s “shot out of the water” comment to the Iranian ship entering territorial waters of the US can actually start a war. Therefore he is not fit to be commander-in-chief. Point well taken!


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Trump: Fed’s Disunity in Raise Hikes creates False Economy


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Not many top Fed officials cab speak publicly in favor of interest rates hikes. When they do, some would then re-battle that with lowering interest rates. The conflict in the leadership for this matter hurts public confidence. Read the details here and know what Donald Trump has to say:

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“This is a disaster in terms of credibility,” says Dan North, chief U.S. economist at Euler Hermes. Investors “don’t think there’s any credibility in what [Fed officials] say because there’s too many voices.”
The Fed has kicked off its two-day meeting on Tuesday. All eyes will be on Chair Janet Yellen when she speaks shortly after the Fed’s makes its announcement at 2 p.m. ET Wednesday.

Why won’t the Fed raise rates?

Wall Street sees a very low chance of a rate hike on Wednesday, placing the odds of a rate increase at just 12%, according to CME Group.
The minority who are betting that a hike will happen may have been encouraged by from the fact that some Fed officials recently had talked up the chance of a September move. Boston Fed president Eric Rosengren and Chicago Fed president Charles Evans made speeches in late August, arguing the Fed should raise rates sooner rather than later.

Then three days later, Fed Governor Lael Brainard argued against raising rates in a speech.
Stock markets can get rattled when leaders of the decision-making Federal Open Market Committee hint at raising rates, says Ed Yardeni, chief investment strategist at Yardeni Research. He called it the “Federal Open Mouth Committee.”
But “these stock swoons seem to be the shortest, because other talking Fed [officials] scurried to calm the markets down,” by talking down the chance of a rate hike, Yardeni says.
Fed leaders often dismiss any questions of credibility by pointing to recent, weak economic numbers. Job growth slowed in August and consumer spending has dipped recently. With economic growth already sluggish, hopes of a Fed rate hike in September were all but dashed.

Trump: the Fed has created a ‘false economy’

Still, some experts say it’s time to raise rates.
After all, the Fed typically increases rates by just 25 basis points — 0.25% — which many describe as a drop in the bucket. There are concerns that stock markets could be volatile after the U.S. presidential election, meaning the Fed might have a limited window of opportunity.
“Credibility for the Fed is a tough challenge right now,” says Sylvia Maxfield, dean of the Providence College School of Business in Rhode Island. Her advice: “let’s just do it now, and get it over…this is a window.”
Maxfield says she’s a contrarian and believes there’s a chance the Fed will raise rates Wednesday.
At the beginning of the year, Fed leaders projected they would raise rates four times this year. But a slew of setbacks — low oil prices, fears of China’s slowdown, weak hiring in May — persuaded the Fed not to move.
Such a significant change of plans undercuts the Fed’s credibility, some experts say.
If the Fed does not raise rates in September, it only has two more meetings for the rest of the year, and many believe it will wait until its December meeting to raise rates.
The Fed “needs to save face by hiking at least once this year,” says Christopher Veccio, a currency analyst at DailyFX, a research firm.


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Non-white Favorite: Clinton leads Trump by 5 points in Florida


welcome By: Elena Grace Flores
Hillary Clinton becomes the favorite for non-white Americans. She holds a 5-point edge over Donald Trump in Florida. This is according to a new poll from Monmouth University out Tuesday.

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The poll found Clinton leading Trump among likely voters in the crucial battleground, 46%-41%. Libertarian Party nominee Gary Johnson and Green Party nominee Jill Stein, both of whom will be on Florida’s ballot, drew 6% and 1%, respectively.

Florida voters

Monmouth’s poll produced another unfavorable finding for Trump: 54% of Florida voters believe the GOP nominee’s recent turnabout on President Barack Obama’s origins was made for political reasons. Only 24% think Trump believes that Obama is a natural-born citizen.

After years of promoting conspiracy theories regarding the first black President’s birthplace, Trump changed course last week.
He still has plenty of work to do on that front in Florida. According to the poll, Clinton leads Trump among Hispanic, black and Asian voters in the state, 69%-16%. Those three blocs comprise one-third of Florida’s electorate.

CNN/ORC Survey

Clinton’s 5-point advantage is wider than other recent polls out of the state, including a CNN/ORC survey released last week that found Trump up by 3, within the poll’s 3.5 percentage point margin of error. But it’s smaller than her lead in the previous Monmouth poll in Florida last month, which showed Clinton up by 9. That margin was also larger than other Florida polls conducted at the time.
The latest Monmouth poll was conducted September 16-19 using phone interviews with 400 likely Florida voters. It has a margin of error of 4.9%.


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Clinton focuses on helping the disabled: No Trump in Speech


welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

Hillary Clinton’s concern now is  about policy. Hopefully, there will be less ofTrump. She immediately starts with that and ignores Trump.

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Clinton strongly explains her agenda of  giving people with disabilities an equal chance at success. She made it clear that the opportunity for the disabled  is a vital aspect of her presidency.

The speech is in contrast with Trump

She has the chance to criticize Trump who mocked New York Times reporter Serge Kovaleski, in the past. His arthrogryposis impairs the movements in his arms. But Clinton chose to  ignore Trump’s deed and continued her 30-minute speech.
It was Clinton’s fourth in a series of addresses where she attempts to talk more about her values and proposals.  Hardly not mentioning Trump.

Stronger Together

Clinton’s past “Stronger Together” speeches on faith, community service and children and families have been far more focused on Trump.  The latest speech lived up to what Clinton’s aides had hoped the series of speeches would be: More policy than politics.
Clinton said people with disabilities are “invisible, overlooked and undervalued” The United States is “falling short” in protecting their rights.

Face problems and do Better

for everyone’s sake,” Clinton said. “Because this really does go to the heart of who we are as Americans.”
Clinton added that as president, she would do away with the subminimum wage. She will urge Congress to ratify the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Then launch a program to help with autism in the workplace.

No Isolation for the Disabled

“People with disabilities shouldn’t be isolated. They should be given the chance to work with everyone else. And we’re going to eliminate the subminimum wage, which is a vestige from an ugly, ignorant past,” Clinton said.  She refers to laws that allow employers to pay people with disabilities less than the minimum wage. Some advocates for the disabled, however, have feared that the elimination of the subminimum wage would diminish hiring of disabled workers.

Speech Attracts Supporters

Jennifer Mizrahi, the president of Respect Ability, an advocacy organization for people with disabilities, said the speech was the first time a presidential candidate has dedicated an entire campaign event to the disabled.

Poorest of the Poor

People with disabilities are usually the “poorest of the poor,” Mizrahi said, noting that around 400,000 disabled people work in “sheltered work shops where they can pay subminimum wages, as little as 20 cents an hour.”
The activist also suggested the Clinton’s struggles would be helped by focusing on people with disabilities.
“We span every demographic,” she said. “A lot of white people with disabilities.”

Clinton Strong with the Latino-Americans

Clinton is beating Trump with Latino and African-American voters, but lagging behind the Republicans with white voters, especially those without a college degree.


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US’s VP Biden tasked to reassure NATO commitment – after Trump endangered national security


welcome By: Elena Grace Flores
Vice President Joseph R. Biden J recognized at this early stage that candidate Donald J. Trump, had managed to make put the country into dangerous grounds after threatening American allies and the military personnel overseas with unfounded allegations. In fact, his initial task is to go to Kosovo and Serbia to assure them that the United States is particular in sticking to NATO’s policy as per commitment.

Biden confirmed that these allies are worried what they heard over the media and criticized Trump for giving such remarks that are giving shame not only to the target of his character assassination but the country itself.

It was remembered that President Barrack Obama of all people was accused by Trump to be founding ISIS and ultimately warned the people that Hillary Clinton will continue what she inherited from him which the White House apparently denied.


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Trump’s camp tried to mischaracterize Clinton emails to accuse her of corruption

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Trump’s camp tried to implicate Hillary Clinton with corruption allegations when they cited Clinton Foundation official Doug Band’s lobbying Clinton aides for a job for someone else in the State Department. In one of the emails, Band tells Hillary Clinton’s former aides at the department — Cheryl Mills and Huma Abedin — that it is “important to take care of (redacted).” Band is reassured by Abedin that “Personnel has been sending him options.”

The emails were disclosed after a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit was filed by Judicial Watch against the State Department back in 2015.

To add to that, Judicial Watch President Tom Filton said in a press release that Clinton purposely “hid” the 44 emails to cover up Clinton Foundation’s influence over state matters.

from Clinton campaign spokesman Josh Schwerin expressed his disbelief on the misinterpretation saying: “Neither of these emails involve the secretary or relate to the Foundation’s work.” “They are communications between her aides and the President’s personal aide, and indeed the recommendation was for one of the Secretary’s former staffers who was not employed by the Foundation.”

No matter how this group tries to mischaracterize these email exchanges, the fact remains that Hillary Clinton never took action as secretary of state in relation of donations for the Clinton Foundation,” Schwerin said.


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Third Party Bet sees Trump’s Unusual Campaign Favoring Clinton

welcome By: Elena Grace Flores
Third parties in the US are, in many ways, voiceless which has no comparison with the Democratic and Republican conventions, there is no army of media to tell the story during caucus. In fact, it is lucky to get the media that can make up one football team so to speak. However, this is just one of the many difficulties that third parties are facing. The Democrats and Republicans just join members together to come up with a debate commission.

Members from the Republicans and the Democrats can already form a commission and they decide who can get on the stage of the presidential debates. The attention that a candidate gets in the debates is definitely priceless. It’s an added mileage to the candidacy.

Third party candidates can hardly get invites from media organisations that pay for the polls. If third party candidates are ignored from the polls, they have no chance of being included in the debates. In American politics, you have just have few options on how to reach the 120 million American voters.

The first which is free is through the media but the Green Party is not getting that. The second way is of course paid media. The Green Party has $405,000 budget only for the whole election whereas the two major candidates have generous donors and spending hundreds of millions of dollars in paid advertisements.

The Green Party is betting on the final way, through their followers. Their presidential candidate Jill Stein gave a press conference after wrapping up the nomination. She described how she sees this election. She says Donald Trump’s very unusual campaign is forcing Republicans to slide to Democrat Hillary Clinton. She believes that is pulling Clinton to the centre; according to Aljazeera.


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