CHAPPAQUA, New York (The Adobo Chronicles) – It’s 19 months till the 2016 U.S. presidential elections, and candidates are starting to declare their intentions to seek their party’s nomination to be the next White House occupant.
First, it was Ted Cruz. Then Rand Paul. Both Republican.
Although it is pretty much a given that Hillary Clinton will be the Democratic nominee, the former First Lady, Senator from New York and Secretary of State has not officially declared her candidacy. Until now.
The anticipation is over. Today, standing with husband Bill and daughter Chelsey in front of the Clinton residence in Chappaqua, New York, Hillary declared:
‘I will make the announcement when I am ready.’
Immediately, speculation spread on social media that Bill Clinton will be Hillary’s campaign manager and Chelsey her communications director.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Adobo Chronicles) – It is the end of the Republican Party as we know it.
Citing the fact that he has lost all credibility and support even from his fellow Republicans, John Boehner made the shocking announcement today that he was stepping down as speaker of the House of Representatives.
The final straw came when Boehner invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to speak before a joint session of Congress, bypassing the Office of the President. He came under intense criticism not just from Democrats but his fellow Republicans, especially those who are familiar with the U.S. Constitution’s provision for the separation of powers among the three branches of government.
What was more shocking in today’s announcement was that Boehner said he had tried to convince other House Republican leaders to step up to assume the position of speaker, but none of them wanted to do so (especially after that embarrassing letter signed by 47 Senate Republicans to Iran, undermining the Obama administrations’s nuclear negotiations with that country.)
So, in an unprecedented move never before seen, or imagined, in U.S. history, Boehner turned over the gavel to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.
The historic photograph of the turnover says it all (see photo).
Was it a kiss of unity and reconciliation, or a Judas kiss?
The eyes of the entire nation, and entire world, are on the U.S. Congress.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Adobo Chronicles) – Contrary to speculation that the Republican Party has no clear frontrunner in the nomination for president in the 2016 elections, the Grand Old Party (GOP) today unveiled its list of ‘presidentiables,’ any one of whom could be the next president of the United States.
“It’s a crowded field, but they are all frontrunners and equally qualified to be president,” said Reince Priebus, Chairman of the Republican National Committee.
Meanwhile, the Democratic Party continues to maintain that it has only one clear frontrunner (lone-up) for the 2016 presidential nomination – Barack Obama, with Hillary Clinton a distant second, and Elizabeth Warren, a distant third.