2010 US Presidential Election

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  1. Marky Bunny Well-Known Member

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    Thursday December 8th 2016

    Cambridge voters to choose new MP

    Voting is under way in the Cambridge by-election, called to find a replacement for previous MP Emma Dean, Liberal Democrat who resigned to take a job outside of politics.

    Fourteen candidates are vying for the Cambridgeshire seat. The polls opened at 7.00 am and will close at 10.00 pm. The result is expected at about 02:00 GMT on Friday.

    The full list of candidates is:
    1. Liberal Democrat – Elaine Raymond
    2. Conservative – Mike Robshaw
    3. Labour – Camomile Ruddle
    4. Christian Socialist -The Rev Godfrey Bennett
    5. Green – Debbie Blake
    6. National Peoples Party – David Albright
    7. East Anglian Devolution Party – Colin Ferguson
    8. Happy Sunshine Party – Cotton Pied Ken
    9. Techno Progressive Party – Julian Bailey
    10. Independent Socialist – Pauline Kadowski
    11. Save the NHS – George Hodgson
    12. English Independence Party – Dickie Murphy
    13. Cambridge Popular Front – David Carmichael
    14. Independent – Len Howard
     
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  2. Marky Bunny Well-Known Member

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    Just a reminder of the result at Cambridge in the November 2013 General Election.
    Result from Cambridge 2013 General Election
    Liberal Democrats 20, 222 (38.46%)

    Conservative 15,084 (28.69%)
    Labour 6,554 (12.47%)
    Socialist Alliance 2,772 (5.27%)
    East Anglian Devolution Party 2,506 (4.77%)
    Green 2,103 (4%)
    National Democrat 1,663 (3.16%)
    National Peoples 1,554 (2.96%)
    Happy Sunshine Party 115 (0.22%)
    Majority: 5,138
     
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    Labour gain Cambridge as Conservatives fall to third & Rev Bennett takes fourth place

    Labour's Camomile Ruddle won the Cambridge by-election, taking the seat previousally held by the Liberal Democrats with a majority of 5,138 at the 2013 General Election. Meanwhile the Conservatives fell back to third place whilst the Rev. Godfrey standing as a "Christian Socialist" finished in fourth place with 11.63% of the vote.

    Cambridge City Councillor Ruddle beat her fellow Councillor Liberal Democrat Elaine Raymond by a majority of 1,559 votes, 29.13% to 25.68%, whilst the Conservatives fell back from second place with 19.12% of the vote.

    Labour Leader Andrea Benn hailed the victory for her party "It shows that if you want a Labour Government you have to vote for the Labour candidate, Camomile fought a frankly remarkable campaign, taking us from third place to victory, and shows that people are listening to our message of hope". Elaine Raymond said she was "very disappointed" by the result, whilst Conservative Mike Robshaw said "it was a disappointing result, but our percentage of the vote, fell less than the Liberal Democrats on the 2013 results".

    The Rev Godfrey Bennett came in a strong fourth place claiming "I thank the good people of Cambridge who did vote for me, who voted for a return of an older way of life, a return to good Christian moral values" adding "I am not going to go way, I will continue the fight against gay marriage, and the moral corruptness in our society as a whole".

    The result in full:

    Labour Camomile Ruddle 13,152 (29.13% )
    Liberal Democrat Elaine Raymond 11,593 (25.68%)
    Conservative Mike Robshaw 8,632 (19.12%)
    Christian Socialist Godfrey Bennett 5,249 (11.63%)
    Green Debbie Blake 3,534 (7.83%)
    East Anglian Devolution Party Colin Ferguson 1,209 (2.68%)
    National Peoples Party David Albright 629 (1.39%)
    Save the NHS George Hodgson 451 (1.00%)
    Independent Socialist Pauline Kadowski 247 (0.55%)
    Happy Sunshine Party Cotton Pied Ken 188 (0.42%)
    English Independence Party Dickie Murphy 92 (0.20%)
    Independent Len Howard 73 (0.16%)
    Cambridge Popular Front David Carmichael 65 (0.14%)
    Techno Progressive Party Julian Bailey 31 (0.07%)
    Majority: 1,559
     
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    Gault Confirms Run For President


    Kansas Governor Peter Gault broke cover this afternoon and officially became the first person to declare their candidacy for the Presidency of the United States.

    At a press conference outside the state house Topeka, Gault laid out the groundwork for his candidacy saying that “the time has come to cast off the Washington political class and give politics back to the American people.”

    Governor Gault took aim squarely at Vice-President Liz Clark who many believe will be the Republican front-runner once she throws her hat into the ring saying “You’ll hear a parade of lifetime politicians try to lay claim to the President’s legacy but the American people are smarter than that. They know that President Walken is a great man and that the lightweights who claim to be his heirs are not, in fact, a chance to build on his fine work.”

    There can be no doubt from his introduction that Gault intends to pitch his candidacy to fiscal and social conservatives praising President Walken’s success in reforming the tax code while suggesting that “a Democratic congress has allowed liberals to chip away at America’s moral imperative.”

    Gault currently polls well behind Clark and former White House Chief of Staff Henry Shallick who are likely to wage a brutal battle over which of the two can truly claim to be the heir to President Walken’s legacy and is best placed to continue his agenda.
     
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    Cambridge stands down as Secretary of Defence; Weighs Presidential Run


    In a surprise announcement this morning the White House confirmed that Secretary of Defense Brian Cambridge would be leaving the Pentagon in January with Deputy Secretary of Staff Amanda Kirkpatrick likely to be nominated to replace him.

    The move comes as surprise and follows reports over the weekend that Cambridge was strongly considering running for President, either as a Democrat or potentially as an Independent candidate backed by billionaire businessman Franklin Hollis. The White House confirmed that the President and his new Defence Secretary would hold a Press Conference this evening although no confirmation was given over whether Secretary Cambridge would be in attendance.

    Cambridge sparked controversy when, whilst leading the race for the Democratic nomination for President in 2013, he dropped out to accept an offer from President Walken to serve as Secretary of Defence. The move through the Democratic race into chaos and led to the nomination of first term Senator Jimmy Fitzsimmons. Many Democrats have not forgiven Cambridge and it’s unknown what his path to the nomination would be.

    Ms. Kirkpatrick has served as Deputy Secretary of Defence throughout President Walken’s term first to Robert Kilner and then to Secretary Cambridge, her nomination would make history as she would be the first woman ever to hold the position.
     
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    Cambridge to declare himself an "independent"

    Secretary of Defense Brian Cambridge will announce tomorrow that he is officially an "independent", amid reports that he is looking at an independent run for the Presidency.

    Cambridge has announced that he will leave the administration in January after almost three & half years in charge at the Pentagon and sources close to the former Virginia Senator say that he could for President as an independent. He is highly respected by President Walken and many others within the administration, but he has said privately that he "could never join the Republicans".

    Cambridge has apparently has meet recently with independent New Mexico Governor Rudi Vansen and Andrew Long, the Texan businessman who almost won the Texas Gubernatorial race as an independent.
     
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  7. ajm8888 That Guy from Minnesota

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    ACN Qian Interview to air tonight.

    The Will McAvoy President Qian Min interview will air tonight on ACN. The clips showed so far shows Qian's views that America and China will butt heads, the adventurism in Qumar and his displeasure over other things.

    Qian invited McAvoy to China last month after the Midterm election. It is also expected that Qian will state China's future intention in Qumar. The White House has stated they wil watch the interview with great interest.
     
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  8. Tim Thomason I'm just joking, I swear!

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    The Sunday Telegraph, England, Sunday December 11th 2016

    Former Governor of Ohio second to declare in Race for the White House

    It may be over thirteen months until the Iowa Caucus, but the second Republican candidate has announced his intention to the seak the Republican nomination in 2018.
    Former two term-Governor Mike Reed, 59, of Ohio annouced at at a rally in the state capital Columbus today. Reed who was term limited after serving two terms between 1999 and 2007. He is viewed by many more to the centre of the Republican party than the current President, Glen Allen Walken, and has strong support with independents and many conservative democrats.
    With the Republicans having been in the White House for eight years by the next election, the race is expected to be wide open and long. Kansas Governor Peter Gault announced his run two days ago. Current Vice President Liz Clark is thought to be annoucing her run in the next few months. Other candidates that are thought to be certain to run are former White House Chief of Staff Henry Shallick from Missouri, and Secretary of Defense Brian Cambridge of Virginia.
     
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  9. ajm8888 That Guy from Minnesota

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    Sunday December 11th, 2016

    Qian's New Night Interview: Qian talks about US, North Korea, and his own country.

    On ACN at 8PM Eastern the News Night interview with Qian Min of China aired. The interview was filmed in November so some information was old at the time of airing. President Qian showed Will McAvoy his early life, his father a close friend of Mao to his father being imprisoned, and young Qian's education in Minnesota.
    "I loved Minnesota. It was odd being in such a cold place but these people were some of the best at agricultural sciences. It was there I met my best American friend Michael Bergstrom. He was going there for a business degree. We ended up as roommates. It is because of my time in America I figured out that what matters more isn't the politicians there but the average people. All those people I met and became friends with showed me that those average people matter the most."

    Qian was asked later on about his political career and all his trips to North Korea. "For a president that said he will look more closely at North Koreas actions you visited it a lot from 1989 to 2002." Will McAvoy asked the president of People's Republic of China.
    Qian was silent for a minute. "I was sent there because I was a member of the party. They sent me there to help with agricultural education. I was not happy during my fifteen visits there. Seven of them I got violently ill. I never got to stay at the nice places in North Korea. My visits there wer not enjoyed at all."
    "Do you want to elbaborate Mr. President?"
    "I could but I shall not." Qian replied.

    The interview then focused on Qian's more recent affairs with th Chinese deployment to Qumar and the roller coaster that is Chinese American Relations. President Qian stated that his government ejected the American Ambassador in November because the ambassador was rude and often times would not respect any Chinese official. "He was a bore." Is what Qian said about the Ambassador directly. Then Qian went to talk about how he loves going to visit other countries but loathes visiting the leaders at times.
    "I hate state dinners. They aren't substance they're pointless. Perhaps it's because I prefer a more relaxed atmosphere and then things can get done. I mean I like the food at these events, but why do I need to meet legislative leaders in tuxedos that are far too tight for them? I want to try new food. Then I have to clean myself and look presentable to people the host has invited up to talk with me. I have bite my tongue while a southern American senate leader has a large spot of sauce on his jacket. I have to restrain my self overseas but it is not easy, especially if they are boring. The only reason I met with Wlaken was he wanted to get me to release the arrested foreigners, PETAactivists. I d kept my part of the baring and he his. But I cannot say what they were."

    McAvoy then prodded at Qumar, Qian then angrily said. "We need oil. And since there are no nuclear powers in that area and we have good relations with Iran putting a pipeline from Qumar to China would ensure our energy stability. We thought Qumar was stable but then we were rudely surprised by the Bajhi coup. It threatened our oil futures, something Secretary of Defense Cambridge is probably in favor of for us. " Qian then pointed out. "We have no interest in a permantly base in Qumar but we do want them to be better off than when we came in. It is for that reason our army will stay in Qumar for a few years to stabilize the nation and then rebuild it after this civil war ends. Also we intend to try captured terrorists under Chinese law." (Under Chinese law terrorism is an automatic capital offense)

    Qian ended with McAvoy by stating. "I know the Americans think I want a war with them. I really do not. Such a war would be too costly in lives. That is the last thing I want."
     
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  10. Marky Bunny Well-Known Member

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    Monday December 12th 2016

    Kellner "I am running for President"

    Michael Kellner, the former Governor of Pennsylvania became the first Democrat to officially enter the 2018 Democratic Presidential race, he follows two Republicans over the weekend, Kansas Governor Peter Gault and former Ohio Governor Mike Reed.

    Kellner made the announcement via a video message on his website "A New hope for America, Kellner 2018". In a brief two minute message he said he had "the proven record of delivery in Pennsylvania, we created thousands of new jobs, helped small business and made major reforms in Education" adding win what seemed a clear dig at the favourite for the nomination Senator Sam Seaborn of California who has yet to enter the race "I might not be the sexy candidate, or the candidate that feels that the nomination is his by right, I am the candidate with a proven record of governing, of working together with Republicans, and getting the job done".

    Kellner has decided to strike first and get ahead over the expected others for the Democrats, Senator Seaborn as already mentioned, along with New York Senator Andrew Thorn, former Ohio Senator Hayden Straus, and Montana Governor Kurt Carner.

    Michael Kellner during his video announcement today.
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    (photo by Billy Beane)
     
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  12. Marky Bunny Well-Known Member

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    Former North Carolina Governor Andrew Wu is "undecided" on a Presidential run

    Wu spoke to several Republican donors at a fundraiser in Charlotte, NC, on Monday evening. Wu had been expected to run for the Presidency, especially after sitting out a Senate run last year. Wu who has an impressive record as a two term Governor from 2007 to 2015 and his background should make him a formidable candidate for the Presidency, but many in the party believe that Wu is a "little bit too boring, an impressive record and back story are not enough to win the nomination, you need something more, and many think Andrew doesn't haven't have the extra bit required" a source in the North Carolina Republican Party told NBS.
     
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    Wednesday December 14th 2016


    Senator Robinson draws a crowd of 1,000 in New Hampshire

    Democratic Senator Rudi Robinson spoke at a rally in Manchester, New Hampshire last night leading to increased speculation that the Indiana Senator could be running for the Presidency.
    Robinson was only elected to the Senate in 2012, and had never previously held elected office. During the 1990's he was a star Basketball player for the Indiana Pacers. After retiring he became an businessman, with several companies and interests.

    Robinson's speech was in support of Democrat supporters who campaigned in the mid-term elections but that it comes in the first in the Nation primary state, just thirteen months must be viewed as a clear indication that he is looking at running for the Democratic nomination. No official recording of his speech was made, but phone footage has appeared on Social Media today with Robinson saying "You the Democrat Party need hope, after almost seven years it is clear that this administration has failed, the rich have got richer and the poor, poorer".

    It had been expected that Robinson would likely face a strong Republican challenger to his Senate seat in 2018, in a state that clearly trends Republican, it seems Robinson could be thinking that even if he doesn't win the nomination it would clearly raise his profile, and fundraising for any Senate re-election campaign.
     
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  14. ajm8888 That Guy from Minnesota

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    Chinese Ambassador to US recalled due to investigation

    Washington D.C.: Chinese ambassador Huo Ah was recalled last night by his government due to an investigation into corrupt activities the ambassador conducted while based in Washington. In a released statement the Chinese foreign ministry stated, "The matter came to our attention earlier this year when several foreign companies seemed to have inside information on potentional foreign airplane contracts our government was considering and contracts that Chinese businesses were also looking into. With evidence that the ambassador met many executives from these companies he is the suspect. We are still investigating the all the charges however Ambassador Huo Ah has been relieved of his duties and recalled to Beijing. More charges are to follow. These events are not related in any manner to any activity of the United States government, this is a matter only related to the ambassador's actions." China has yet to announce who will be Huo's replacement but they say the replacement will be sent within the week.
     
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    Thursday December 15th 2016


    Former Deomocratic Congressman Garden announces Presidential Exploratory Committee

    William Garden, the former Congressman from North Carolina has announced that he has formed a "Presidential Exploratory Committee" to look at the feasibility at running for the 2018 presidential nomination.

    Garden has a colourful past, he has been married three times, and has also has two children with women other than his wifes. He last ran for public Office back in 2014 when he lost the race in North Carolina for Governor.

    Many in the party will view his candidacy as little more than a joke, but Garden is a formidable aggressive debater, and he could do well in the Southern states so vital for any primary candidate.

    Garden made the announcement via a e-mail to the press and the launch of a website.

    Garden being interviewed on NBS during his failed Gubernatorial bid in 2014
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  16. ajm8888 That Guy from Minnesota

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    Qian to go on Qumar, Iran and Russia

    The office of President Qian Min and the foreign ministry of the People's Republic of China announced that President Qian Min will leave tomorrow for a trip to Qumar, Iran, and Russia. The announcement does not come as a surprise to western media outlets as the Chinese did indicate this trip in November.

    The trip has been outlined though the times are left unknown. In Qumar, Qian will meet with government leaders and then his own troops. Reminding the soldiers that China thinks of them as the press release states. He intends to talk to the commanding generals and intelligence men at the primary base at Jabal Nasaf and then he will fly to Tehran. In Tehran Qian shall meet the Ayatollah and the president of Iran.
    The trip will end with a visit to Russia. In Russia Qian will have a private meeting with Natalya Romanova. After visiting Romanova Qian will return to China.
     
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    Friday December 16th 2016


    Robinson meets with fellow Senator's Thorn and McClelland

    Indiana Senator Rudi Robinson who has come under the spotlight this week, for looking at potential bid for the Presidency has had a meeting with two fellow Democratic Senator's New York's Andrew Thorn and Maryland's Cain McClelland.

    A Democratic insider told NBS "Senator Robinson is really looking at running, and wants to be the "anti-Seaborn" candidate, he feels that he can beat the likes of Kellner, Carner & Garden, but believes that if Thorn and McClelland both get into the race, it would divide the vote, and give Seaborn an easy ride to the nomination".

    Senator Cain McClelland is said to be "fuming" with Senator Seaborn and his deal with Senator Fitzsimmons over the Senate Minority leader job, which ended his hopes of getting the leadership of the Democrats in the Senate. Senator Thorn who believed that his sitting out of the 2014 race was a "grave mistake" and that he could have won the nomination and the Presidency. It seems unlikely that Thorn would be put off running this time around.
     
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    Friday December 16th 2016

    Crossley "Not sold on a Straus Candidacy"

    Former New Jersey Governor Kate Crossley has told a group of closest supporters and donors to her failed 2014 campaign for the Presidency that she is "not sold on a Straus Candidacy".

    The outgoing Ohio Senator Hayden Straus is to believed to have several meetings and calls with Crossley over the past few months in an attempt to get her to not to run as he had promised, both candidates would be going after the liberal left, young Democratic voters. One of those who was on the call with Crossley this week has told NBS "She (Crossley) likes Hayden (Straus) personally, they agree on a lot, especially, Trade, Bankers, and Education Reform, but she said she was not sold him running, and that even with her backing and endorsement, that he would probably lose badly in the primaries" adding "she said to us that she has learnt the mistakes of the 2014 run, and that she could win the nomination and the Presidency".

    Crossley has given no clear indication when she will make the final decision, although Straus is understood to want her to make a decision by mid January.
     
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  19. Marky Bunny Well-Known Member

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    Thursday December 22nd 2016


    NBS cancels "1600 Pennsylvania Avenue"

    NBS have announced that it has cancelled it's long running political drama show "1600 Pennsylvania Avenue".

    The tenth series came to end a few weeks ago with a part "live" episode which ended in the election of a Republican President.

    "The show has run it's course, we thought the last episode wrapped everything up, we don't have any more stories to tell" a NBS executive told us after the announcement was made.
     
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    Thursday December 22nd 2016

    Jack confirmed as Administration's choice for Transportation Secretary

    The White House confirmed late last night, that former Republican Governor of Minnesota Michael Jack will be the nominee for Transportation Secretary.

    Jack was not seen originally as a contender for the job, but three candidates of the original shortlist, former Vermont Senator Matt Skinner, former North Carolina Senator Eric Bennett and Ohio Congressman Alan Tomlinson all pulled out of the running.

    Jack who was Governor of Minnesota for eight years until 2012, was on President Walken's shortlist for Vice-President back in 2010 and is highly regarded by both Republicans and Democrats.
     
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