#106 Election of 2016

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Headlines 2015 - 2016

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Discuss the election of 2008 and President Barak Obama

Election of 2016

 

Republican : Donald Trump

Democrat: Hillary Clinton

 

Headlines are dominated by

Health Care

Republicans: are staunchly opposed to the Affordable Care Act, the signature domestic policy achievement of President Obama’s administration.

Democrats: Mrs. Clinton would keep most of the health care overhaul, while Bernie Sanders wants to move to a single-payer health care system.

Watch 2016 Election Morning After 17min video

Immigration

Immigration has been a particularly contentious issue in the Republican primary, providing fodder for numerous attacks.

"I'll build a wall and make Mexico pay for it"


 Most of the Republicans opposed admitting them,

Democrats expressed support for allowing Christian refugees.

Syrian Refugees

After the terrorist attacks in Paris in November, split largely along party lines over whether to allow Syrian refugees into the United States.


1. Gun violence prevention "black lives matter"

Gun control

A string of high-profile mass shootings this fall reignited the debate over gun violence.

Democtrats have been vocal in pushing for new restrictions;

Republicans have been more or less uniform in their opposition.


Random terrorism strikes around the world

Isis claims responsibility

 


Foreign Affairs

 

Isis rebels


 

Golden Age of Sports?

Kobe Bryant / Peyton Manning retires

 


Current Events

2016

Maylasia Flight 116, and MH370

flights disappear 

2.  Women strive for equal pay


Climate Change

Republican they oppose regulations that they say would hurt the economy.

Republicans have expressed doubts about man’s role or even deny that climate change exists.

Addressing climate change is a big priority for the Democratic candidates.


Taxes 

The two parties want to follow different paths on taxes.

Democrats want the wealthiest Americans to pay more.

Republicans are focused on lowering taxes



 

2015 Nationwide

Racial Tension

Media Hype says that Blacks and whites are divided over

1. white cops shooting black youths

Perspective:

Whites think blacks are thugs (bullies)

Blacks think whites are racists and bias

Asians feel some racism from both.

Answer:

A new national conversation and education about racism.

 

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