The Trump Pattern: Controversial Comments Will Do Nothing to Hurt Poll Numbers

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On Monday, Donald Trump proposed blocking all Muslims from entering the U.S. for an indefinite period of time.

This proposal was almost universally criticized or condemned by every imaginable figure spanning the entire U.S. political spectrum from Bernie Sanders to Hillary Clinton to Paul Ryan to Dick Cheney. The White House said Trump’s statement “disqualifies” him from being President. Representatives from all over the world also weighed in to chastise the leading Republican Presidential candidate for what many view as dangerous and provocative rhetoric.

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Don’t Blame Obama for the Ukraine Situation — Blame the European Union

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Russian aggression in Ukraine has provided yet another theater for political mudslinging in Washington D.C. As per usual, more energy has been spent pinning the blame across the aisle than offering up concrete solutions. Some Republicans fault Obama for being too soft while a handful of Democrats regard the problem as a general weariness in foreign policy caused by the recently concluded Iraq War. Both have (to a degree) a point, but the arguments show just how insular and Amerocentric our elected officials are; like so many of us, they believe the United States carries the world on our shoulders and by our mistakes the International Community suffers.

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President Obama Returns to Minnesota to Discuss Economy

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Despite recent unflattering-approval ratings in state polls, for the first time in over a year, President Obama will return to Minnesota next week.

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