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US Election Latest 2016

Trump and Clinton are well ahead in the US Presidential Primaries.

Donald Trump

Controversial anti-establishment leading Republican candidate of the 2016 election, with a history in business.

Trump Policies

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Trump: Tax Policy Overview

He supports tax relief for middle class and lower corporate tax in order to bring in additional corporations.

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Trump: Immigration Policy Overview

He supports cutting the number of immigrants by building a wall between the US and Mexico, temporally banning Muslim immigrants, and sending immigrants with crime record out of the US.

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Trump: Foreign Policy Overview

He supports a smarter negotiation with China for American workers and more spending on military force.

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Trump: Education Policy Overview

He wants to cut the Department of Education in order to give each sate more power and to cut spending to curb the national debt.
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Trump: Other Policies

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TrumpLower marginal rates, income bracket simplification and various tax cuts
CruzA flat tax rate to promote opportunities for jobs
KasichCut tax rates to stimulate the economy

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TrumpCut the number of immigrants in order to lower the crime rate
CruzTighter immigration rules for national security
KasichSupports a path to legal status for undocumented immigrants

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TrumpAbolish Department of Education and shift the power from federal government to local states.
CruzAbolish Department of Education in order to allow the locals and parents to decide where their children learn and how.
KasichEducation to be managed by each state and not by the federal government.

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TrumpAgainst Obamacare and bring free market into health care
CruzGet rid of Obamacare and bring competition in the marketplace
KasichRepeal Obamacare and lower health care costs

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TrumpSupports smarter negotiation with China for American workers and more spending on military force.
CruzSupports continued involvement with the Middle East in order to defeat ISIS.
KasichSeeks collaborative strategy against ISIS involving mutual defense action by NATO.

Clinton

A former Secretary of State leading Democrat candidate of the 2016 election, with a strong presence in politics.

Clinton Policies

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Clinton: Foreign Policy Overview

She supports training Syrian rebels against ISIS, and maintaining troops in Afghanistan if necessary.

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Clinton: Education Policy Overview

She supports affordable education through free community college and lower interest rates on loans and lower private university fee.

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Clinton: Tax Policy Overview

She wants the wealthy to pay their fair share, closing corporate tax loopholes, and give tax relief to families struggling with costs.

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Clinton: Immigration Policy Overview

She supports immigrants’ path to citizenship and keeping families together.

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Clinton on other policies

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ClintonTighter regulation to close corporate tax loopholes and have the wealthy to pay their fair share
SandersA fair tax system for the wealthy to decrease inequality

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ClintonSupports imigrants’ path to citizenship and keeping families together
SandersSupports comprehensive and humane immigration reform policies that keep family together

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ClintonSupports affordable education through free community college and lower interest rates on loans
SandersSupports making public colleges and universities tuition-free

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ClintonStrengthen Medicare by cutting healthcare costs and asking the wealthy to contribute more
SandersA federally administered single-payer health care program

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ClintonSupports training Syrian rebels against ISIS, and maintaining troops in Afghanistan if necessary
SandersSupports combating international terrorism with allies, and against involvement with Iraq and Afghanistan

Well ahead

Trump is the current frontrunner in the Republican race, ahead of Cruz and Kasich, while Clinton is ahead of Sanders in the Democrat race.

Republican Race

Trump has surprised pundits by consistently beating Cruz and Kasich, despite being seen as a controversial outsider.

Democrat Race

Clinton is still the front-runner but she is increasingly seeing a challenge from her opponent Sanders who is not that far behind.

Ted Cruz

Republican candidate of the 2016 election and US Senator from Texas with legal background.

Cruz Policies

He wants to:



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Cruz: Immigration Policy Overview

Similar to Trump’s policy, he wants a tighter immigration rule since “border security is national security”.

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Cruz: Foreign Policy Overview

He believes in the necessity of exerting global leadership and supports continued involvement with the Middle East.

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Cruz: Tax Policy Overview

He would introduce the single low rate of 10 percent for personal income tax and 16 percent business tax.

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Cruz: Education Policy Overview

He wants to abolish the Department of Education and return education to parents, teachers, local communities, and states.

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Bernie Sanders

Democrat candidate and the longest-serving independent member of the House of Representatives.

Sanders Policies

He wants to:

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Sanders: Tax Policy Overview

He wants a fair tax system for the wealthy in order to decrease wealth and income inequality.

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Sanders: Foreign Policy Overview

He supports Iran deal in order to prevent a nuclear arms race in the region.

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Iran deal

Sanders: Education Policy Overview

He wants to make public colleges and universities tuition-free so that people can get education regardless of income.

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Sanders: Immigration Policy Overview

He supports comprehensive and humane immigration reform policies that keep family together.

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John Kasich

Republican candidate and a governor of Ohio with an experience of being a member of House of Representatives for nine terms.

Kasich Policies

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Kasich: Tax Policy Overview

He wants to cut taxes to stimulate the economy and for small business to grow.

Kasich: Foreign Policy Oveview

He wants to defeat ISIS through collaborative strategy involving mutual defense action by NATO.

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Kasich: Education Policy Oveview

He wants education to be managed by each state and not by the federal government.

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Kasich: Immigration Policy Overview

He supports a path to legal status for undocumented immigrants

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Kasich: Other Policies

US Presidential Primaries

Primary elections and caucuses are there to decide who can represent each party for the Presidential Election,

Caucuses

It is an unique process of primaries in certain states.

Caucus 2

unique process of primaries

Instead of casting ballots, voters attend meetings and show their support with open show of hands or breaking up into groups.

Caucus states

Alaska, Colorado, Hawaii, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Minnesota, Nevada, North Dakota, and Wyoming.

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Presidential Election 2016

The Presidential Election this year determines who becomes the next President after Obama’s two-term long presidency.

Timeline: US Election 2016

  1. Presidential Primary Elections and Caucuses (February-June)
  2. National Conventions (July)
  3. Presidential Election (November)

National Conventions

This is when chosen delegates from each state vote for their nominees of President and their running mates.

Running mate

It refers to a prospective Vice President, who is chosen by a Presidential nominee before National Conventions.

chosen

The selection of the running mate by a Presidential nominee is seen as an indication of how the prospective government will run.

Marco Rubio

US Senator from Florida, whose parents are Cuban immigrants. He stepped down from Republican race in March 2016.

Rubio Policies

He policies were to:

Rubio: Tax Policy Overview

He wants to cut taxes and simplify the tax codes.

Rubio: Foreign Policy Overview

He wants to confront ISIS through establishing a coordinated political-military strategy in tandem with Sunni Arab and local partners in the region.

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Rubio: Education Policy Overview

He wants to make existing higher education information available to help students and families make well-informed decisions.

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Rubio: Immigration Policy Overview

He wants to secure the border, enforce immigration laws in the workplace, and implement effective visa tracking systems.

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Rubio: Other Policies