Wednesday, 27 April 2016

TRUMP Breaks Primary Elections Record:

Trump Just Broke A HUGE Record And 

The Establishment Is FURIOUS!

Pennsylvania Republicans
Donald Trump had a big night on 26th April 2016 - during last yesterday’s 5 states' primary contests, and now the GOP frontrunner is about to break a record that will put off the entire GOP establishment.
With his victories last night, Trump, passed Mitt Romney’s popular vote total in 2012, and the primary isn’t even over yet! Trump is likely to break the all-time primary vote record in a matter of weeks.
From Politico:
With his five blowout wins Tuesday night, Donald Trump has passed Mitt Romney’s popular vote total from four years ago and is on a trajectory that could land him more Republican votes than any presidential candidate in modern history – by a lot.
Trump surged to 9.9 million votes, according to totals that include Tuesday’s preliminary results across the northeast and could rise further as the final votes are counted. That’s already more than 100,000 more than Romney earned in the entire 2012 primary season and tens of thousands more than John McCain earned in 2008.
Trump is certain to pass McCain’s total next week in Indiana, but more importantly, he’s positioned to easily pass the modern record-holder George W. Bush — who collected 10.8 million votes in 2000.
That presents an uncomfortable reality for anti-Trump forces: they’re attempting to thwart the candidate who is likely to win more Republican primary votes than any GOP contender in at least the last 36 years, and maybe ever.
More Than Half of American Voters Believe Presidential Nominating System is 'Rigged'
In an email to POLITICO, University of Minnesota political science professor (and Smart Politics blogger) Eric Ostermeier noted that only eight candidates have won more than 7.5 million Republican primary votes since the advent of the modern primary and caucus system. Ronald Reagan won about 7.7 million votes in 1980, the fewest other than George W. Bush’s 7.6 million in 2004, when he didn’t face a primary challenge.
George H. W. Bush clocked in at 8.2 million votes in 1988 and 9.2 million in 1992, while Bob Dole earned 8.4 million in 1996.

Cruz-Kasich alliance NOT Working:

John Kasich's campaign on Wednesday unveiled what it characterized as a "significant advertising buy" in Oregon ahead of the state's May 17 primary, touting the Ohio governor as the only candidate who can stop Donald Trump and defeat Hillary Clinton in November.

Kasich campaigning in Oregon: John_Kasich_AP.jpg

"This year Oregon will play a decisive role in choosing our next president, and John Kasich is the clear choice," the narrator says in the ad, which will run in 15-second and 30-second versions. "Ted Cruz pulled out of Oregon, and John Kasich is the only one that can stop Trump and defeat Hillary Clinton in the fall."

Kasich - Media Management missed an imp points:

What the ad does not say is that Cruz abandoned his campaign efforts in Oregon, as well as in New Mexico, in exchange for Kasich ceding Indiana to him in an attempt to keep Trump from attaining the magic number of 1,237 delegates to clinch the nomination. 

As far as Indiana is concerned, Kasich has said since the late Sunday-night pact was announced that he would not tell his supporters in the state to vote for Cruz, suggesting that his pulling of resources would have the intended effect.

Kasich's campaign, however, missed an important deadline last month to submit information and statements and is thus absent from Oregon's voting pamphlet.

Editor's Note: 
As far as, Cruz and Kasich alliance was announced on 25th April, ahead of 5 states, super tuesday, as Trump claimed, it is "pathetic". There is yet, no coordination between Cruz - Kasich alliance to "Dump The Trump". 
*This goes more in Donald Trump, as he is fast gaining on the path to White House, Presidential Nomination, by getting on the magic number of 1,237 delegates.


News Edited by:

Kanwal Abidi

*Executive Editor - 063 News (Global Press Agency)

Journalist and Political Analyst

Monday, 25 April 2016

Delegate Update on U.S. Presidential Elections 2016

The primary elections across five states Tuesday could decide the nominations of both parties.
That's especially true on the Democratic side. (For the Republicans, scroll down.) Bernie Sanders has come a long way, but the Vermont independent is running out of friendly states. Tuesday is no different, as all but one of the contests (Rhode Island) in these Northeast states are closed primaries.
In other words, independents can't vote. And that's a big problem for Sanders. One analysis found that as much as40 percent of Sanders' vote total was coming from independents, as of a month ago. Three of Tuesday's states — Maryland, Delaware and Pennsylvania — also have significant non-white populations in Democratic primaries. That plays to Hillary Clinton's strength.
Clinton now has a bigger lead over Sanders than Barack Obama ever had over Clinton at any time in 2008 — more than twice as big, in fact. When all was said and done in the 2008 primary, Obama finished just 69 pledged delegates ahead of Clinton.
His biggest pledged-delegate lead was 114 after the Indiana and North Carolina primaries on May 6th. Clinton currently has a 275-pledged-delegate lead over Sanders.
For perspective, that's bigger than where Obama finished over Clinton — 238.5 ahead — with pledged and super delegates combined. Clinton currently has a 739-delegate lead with pledged and super delegates.
Clinton is now 80 percent of the way to the 2,383 needed for the nomination. Yes, that includes superdelegates, but they cannot be dismissed. Their votes count, and there's little reason for them to switch allegiances if Sanders does not win a majority of pledged delegates. (She's also ahead of Sanders by 2,7 million popular votes).
Sanders and his team seem to now be getting that reality.
"Look, if we do not have a majority, it's going to be hard for us to win," Sanders told NBC referring to pledged delegates. "The only fact that I think remains uncertain is if we continue to be running significantly stronger than she is against Donald Trump, or whoever the Republican nominee will be. I think that's a factor."
Maybe some will be swayed by the "running stronger" argument, but more likely, that is talk to keep the flame burning (and the money coming in). Most of these superdelegates know that hypothetical head-to-head general-election match-ups, at this stage, have very little value, as NPR's Danielle Kurtzleben has laid out.
To win a majority of pledged delegates, after New York, Sanders now needs to win a whopping 59 percent of the pledged delegates remaining. That's close to impossible to do, because delegates are allocated proportionally on the Democratic side.
Put another way: Hillary Clinton could lose every single remaining state and still be the nominee as long as Sanders doesn't beat her by an average of 59 percent in each and every remaining contest. (And that's to say nothing of superdelegates. With superdelegates, Sanders needs about three-quarters of all remaining delegates.)
Those numbers would go even higher if Sanders can't hit them Tuesday.
"If we fall short of what our projections are in order for us to get there then, yeah, we'll have to figure out if there's a different way forward," Sanders adviser Tad Devine told NPR's Tamara Keith. He added, "If we think we have to take a different way or reevaluate, we'll do it then."
Sanders has been missing a lot of benchmarks since March 15th, when he lost in Ohio, Illinois and Missouri — states his campaign believed he needed to win to have a legitimate chance at the nomination. He then lost Arizona a week later — another place his campaign believed he needed to win.
"Reevaluate" is a key word from Devine. Clinton did not formally drop out of the race in 2008 until June. And the Clinton campaign this year probably wouldn't mind Sanders staying in, doing a victory lap of sorts and playing to big crowds in places like Oregon and California. But if Tuesday doesn't go well for Sanders, Democratic supporters of Clinton likely won't want to hear anymore caustic talk about things like Wall Street speech transcripts.
If Sanders misses those benchmarks again Tuesday, Clinton will not have clinched the nomination mathematically, but a lot of people will be saying this race is over.

A chance for Trump to solidify his place

Donald Trump talks to reporters just before casting his ballot in New York Tuesday. With more big wins, Trump could be on his way to the GOP nomination.
Donald Trump talks to reporters just before casting his ballot in New York Tuesday. With more big wins, Trump could be on his way to the GOP nomination.
Seth Wenig/AP
Republicans have 15 contests left
Domenico Montanaro/NPR
For the Republicans, Donald Trump is back riding high after his sweeping win in New York.
He took 89 of the state's 95 delegates and is now more than two-thirds of the way to the magic number of the 1,237 majority needed to be the Republican nominee.
Trump is also winning something that may be more important — the argument. Strong majorities of Republicans are telling pollsters they think whoever has the most votes should be the GOP nominee.
If Trump has a big day Tuesday — and Ted Cruz struggles again — the New York billionaire may seem inevitable. Cruz will also likely be mathematically eliminated from winning the nomination on first ballot after Tuesday, an important talking point for Trump.
Hillary Clinton has 81 percent of the delegates she needs to be officially the Democratic nominee. Trump is more than two-thirds of the way there.
Hillary Clinton has 81 percent of the delegates she needs to be officially the Democratic nominee. Trump is more than two-thirds of the way there.
Domenico Montanaro/NPR
The bottom line here is Trump needs to start hoovering up delegates — and not look scary to those Republican delegates. Trump is not quite where Clinton is on the other side just yet in relation to the magic number needed to clinch. But he has a slightly bigger delegate lead over Cruz (286).
So while it's still not the easiest path for Trump, New York was a good start for him to right the ship. What's more, his lead over Cruz, the once-crowded field that gave him a late start on delegates and the GOP sentiment that the person with the most votes should win, all bode well in Trump's favor. If he can go into the convention with something around 1,150 delegates or more, he would be tough to stop.
Trump also took a step in the direction of being acceptable to delegates, saying on NBC's Today show Thursday that he will be "so presidential, you will be so bored."
Perhaps more importantly, his new top convention strategist Paul Manafort tried to reassure delegates of the same, telling them his boss has been "playing" a "part," but that "he gets it."
A good day Tuesday would certainly help Trump get closer to being the Republican 2016 standard bearer.
News Compiled by:
Kanwal Abidi   *Political Analyst and Journalist 
063 News (Global Press Agency) 

Sanders will back Clinton as Presidential Nominee

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders said on Sunday that if rival Hillary Clinton secures the nomination, he'll have to look at her platform before he commits to making an enthusiastic case for her.
"That is totally dependent on what the Clinton platform is and how she responds to the needs of millions of Americans who are sick and tired of establishment politics and establishment economics," Sanders said on ABC's "This Week" in response to a question about whether he'd back her in the same way she pushed for President Obama in 2008.
"You know, I can't snap my finger and tell people what to do."

Sanders said he hopes that if Clinton is the nominee, she will put together "the strongest progressive agenda."
He noted he will also do everything he can to make sure Republican front-runner Donald Trump or "some other right-wing Republican" does not become president.
"We do not need more tax breaks for billionaires, more cuts to Social Security, Medicare, more ignoring the facts," he said.

"Republicans don't even accept the reality of climate change, let alone being prepared to do something about it."

Sanders said Clinton will have to make her case to the American people if she's the nominee.
"If Secretary Clinton is the nominee, she is going to have to make the case to the American people, not just to my supporters, but all Americans, that she is prepared to stand up to the billionaire class, she is prepared to fight for healthcare for all Americans, that she is prepared to pass paid family and medical leave, make sure that college is affordable for the young people in this country," he said.
"That is what she has got to do. And I hope, if she is the nominee, that she does that well."

News Compiled by:
Kanwal Abidi
- 063 News (Global Press Agency) 
Journalist & Political Analyst 

Friday, 15 April 2016

FBI presents Director's Community Leadership Award

FBI Recognizes Leaders from around the Nation

Director’s Community Leadership Awards Presented:

Today at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C., 56 individuals and organizations—all leaders within their communities—were recognized by Director James Comey on their extraordinary contributions to education and to the prevention of crime and violence within their communities.
Comey called today “one of the very best days in the FBI’s year.

Each recipient received the Director’s Community Leadership Award, presented every year since 1990 by FBI field offices around the country to publicly honor those who have gone above and beyond the call to service by tirelessly working to make their own cities and towns a better and safer place for their fellow residents.
The 2015 award recipients come from all backgrounds, all professions, and all parts of the country, and the issues they focus on vary greatly. But according to Comey, “They are united by a single thing—an effort to do good.” 
Comey explained why the FBI publicly recognizes community leaders in this annual ceremony. “First,” he said, “we want to thank them, because they’re doing the same things we’re doing, which is trying to make life better for the American people.”
And secondly,” added Comey, “we want to show the world what America looks like...and that this is what we do in communities all over the country.” He also hopes that the honorees inspire others, especially young people, to follow in their footsteps.

Among the individuals and organizations recognized during 2015 by FBI field offices were:
Anchorage: Samuel Johns, for helping homeless Alaskan native reconnect with their families, friends, and culture through Forget Me Not, the non-profit organization he founded. 
Baltimore: Operation Pulse (People United to Live in a Safe Environment), for its work to reduce violent crime in and around East Baltimore through a variety of crime prevention programs for churches, senior groups, churches, and businesses. 
Honolulu: Roy Sakuma, who for the past 50 years has taught, mentored, inspired, and brought hope to thousands of people in Hawaii and even Japan, and who has spent countless hours speaking to school children, candidly sharing his experiences regarding bullying, suicide, and insecurity. 
Houston: The Houston-based non-profit K9s4COPS organization, for providing K-9s to help police find explosives, drugs, and weapons in some of our nation’s most at-risk communities and for assisting in the apprehension of more than 400 violent fleeing suspects. 
Los Angeles: Omar Siddiqui, for bringing Muslim community leaders to the table to meet with Los Angeles FBI representatives and for encouraging young Muslim adults to participate in FBI-sponsored community outreach programs. 
Memphis: Zulfat Suara, for her work with students in Hardeman County involving the Junior Achievement Program, which teaches students skills like managing finances and making good career choices. 
San Francisco: The KlaasKids Foundation, established by the family of murder victim Polly Klaas, for its efforts in locating and assisting children exploited by perpetrators of child sex crimes in the Bay area.
St. Louis: The Fortune 500 company Emerson, through its Ferguson Forward initiative, for donating $8.5 million and operating 30 programs—focused on areas like early childhood education, youth jobs, college scholarships, and technical and trade careers—for the young people of Ferguson and North St. Louis County, Missouri. 

A special thanks to the winners for giving of their time and talents to enhance the lives of others.

2015 Directors Community Leadership Awards recipients
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News Edited / Compiled by:
KANWAL ABIDI   *Political Analyst & Journalist
063 News - Global Press Agency 

Thursday, 14 April 2016

FBI Phone Scam with College Students

Scam Using FBI Phone Number to Target College Students

FBI Salt Lake CityApril 14, 2016
  • FBI Salt Lake City Press Office
The FBI Salt Lake City Division is warning consumers to be on alert for a recurring phone scam that primarily targets college students using the FBI’s phone number on caller ID. The FBI has received multiple calls from University of Utah students and their parents complaining of a phone scam from someone who claims to be representing the U.S. government and threatens to arrest them if they fail to pay thousands of dollars. There have been reports of similar scams at universities in other states. In each case, the threats are associated with false claims ranging from money owed for student loans to delinquent taxes and overdue parking tickets.
During each attempt to gain personally identifiable information from the students, the caller claims to have specific student information. The originating number used by the fraudsters, which appears on students’ caller ID, is masked as the number for a local FBI office in Utah. In some cases, the fraudsters will direct potential victims to the Internet, claiming they can “verify” the caller ID phone number in an attempt to keep victims on the phone and legitimize the scam.
The public is reminded that the FBI does not call private citizens requesting money. If citizens receive a call that seems suspicious, they should disconnect immediately and notify law enforcement.
If you receive these calls, do not follow the caller’s instructions. Rather, you should:
  • Notify your banking institutions.
  • Contact the three major credit bureaus and request an alert be put on your file.
  • Contact your local law enforcement agencies if you feel you are in immediate danger.
File a complaint through the Internet Crime Complaint Center at


News Edited By:
KANWAL ABIDI    *Journalist & Political Analyst 

063 (Global Press Agency)

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Trump hints upon his Vice President

With Donald Trump edging closer to locking up the GOP nomination, the big question out there is who the GOP frontrunner will pick as his running mate!
Well, Trump just dropped a major hint as to who he is considering as his VP, and they are none other than John Kasich, Scott Walker, and Marco Rubio!
From Breitbart:
GOP frontrunner Donald Trump suggested he could put fellow 2016 GOP presidential candidates Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, and Ohio Gov. John Kasich in his administration — possibly even as vice president on his ticket.
“Yes. I like Marco Rubio. Yeah. I could,” Trump told columnist Kirsten Powers about putting Rubio in his administration.
He was asked if Rubio was a potential vice president choice for him.
“There are people I have in mind in terms of vice president. I just haven’t told anybody names. … I do like Marco. I do like [John] Kasich. … I like [Scott] Walker actually in a lot of ways. I hit him very hard. … But I’ve always liked him. There are people I like, but I don’t think they like me because I have hit them hard,” Trump responded.
Back in February, Trump made it clear that his VP choice will be a “political person.”
From Breitbart:
GOP presidential frontrunner Donald Trump says he would likely name a “political person” to be his running mate should he win the Republican nomination.
“I do want somebody that’s political because I want to get lots of great legislation, that we all want passed, that’s just sitting there — for years and years and years we’ve have things sitting there that would be so good. Including proper healthcare and other things,” Trump said during a conversation Wednesday with Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KS) on at Regent University in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
“So we’re going to probably choose somebody that is somewhat political,” he added.
Trump noted, however, that the primary characteristic he is looking for in a running mate is somebody who would be a good president.
“The main quality that you want is somebody that could be a great president, if something happens to you, that’s got to be — don’t you think that’s got to be number one?” he asked rhetorically.
The business mogul added that the second quality he is looking to for in a running mate is the ability to help get things done in government.
“The most important thing is you have to have somebody who would be a great president, but after that you want somebody who can help you with legislation, getting it through, etc. etc. etc.” Trump said.
While he tipped his hand on some of the qualities he is looking for in a vice president, Trump said that he is most focused on winning the nomination in the first place.
Trump Says Several of His Fellow GOP Presidential Contenders Can be Named to His Cabinet


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KANWAL ABIDI *Journalist & Political Analyst
- 063 News *Global Press Agency