WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Adobo Chronicles, Washington Bureau) – All the world knows that Barack Obama will not be endorsing or voting for a Republican candidate for president, but until now, he has not revealed nor given a clue on which of the two Democratic presidential candidates he would be endorsing: Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders.
Analysts naturally pick his former Secretary of State who, ironically, was also her top rival for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2008. But others are speculating that Obama might choose to endorse Sanders because of his popularity among both Decmorats and Independents.
Well, all speculation has come to an end.
Today — in a email sent directly to Democrats and supporters titled “My Vote For President” — Obama finally revealed his choice of candidate to succeed him in the Oval Office.
The Adobo Chonicles obtained a copy of the email sent by Obama to millions of Americans, and we are printing it here in full:
MANCHESTER, New Hampshire (The Adobo Chronicles) – Hillary Clinton’s performance at tonight’s Democratic presidential debate in New Hamphire may have convinced Democratic voters that she would be the best party nominee for president of the United States, but her closing statement may have won for her the votesd to win in the general election.
Clinton ended her closing statement with ‘May the Force be with You.’
With that, she won the votes of millions of Star Wars fans — Democrats and Republicans alike, assuring her of victory in the 2016 U.S. presidential elections.
All major networks have just called the election in favor of Clinton.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Adobo Chronicles) – Senate Democrats, in an effort to head off legislation that would overhaul a program to take in Syrian and Iraqi refugees, are focusing instead on tightening a program that makes it easier for foreigners to travel to the U.S. without obtaining a visa. And Republicans are vehemently against the move.
The visa waiver program (VWP) allows foreign citizens of 38 countries to enter the U.S. for as long as 90 days without a visa, thereby avoiding an in-person interview at an embassy or consulate. At least 19 million foreign nationals enter the U.S. each year through the visa waiver program.
The program is under scrutiny following the Paris terror attacks over concerns that it could be a weak spot in the security system. Islamic State operative Abdelhamid Abaaoud, suspected of organizing the Paris attacks, was a citizen of Belgium, which participates in the visa waiver program. Richard Reid, a British citizen who is now in prison for attempting to blow up a plane flying to the U.S. with a bomb in his shoe, is a citizen of the U.K., which also participates in VWP.
House Speaker Paul Ryan, speaking to reporters at the Capitol on Monday, said that his party strongly opposes any changes to the existing VWP on the grounds that this would be discriminatory.
“If we are going to do this, we must also do it for Mastercard, American Express and Discover,” Ryan pointed out.