Presidential Candidates 2016: Scott Walker Exits Race

Sep 22, 2015, 1:28 pm EDT

Scott Walker announced on Monday that he is pulling his name from the list of 2016 presidential candidates.

Scott Walker’s decision to leave the list of presidential candidates came after a meeting that wall called on Monday by his wife and campaign chairman. He met with advisers for his campaign and it was noted that he wasn’t doing well following the second GOP debate. Following the meeting, Walker decided to pull out of the race, reports Politico.

The second GOP debate of presidential candidates saw Scott Walker giving a lackluster performance. He spoke less than any other candidate and his critics were harsh. A recent poll of candidates showed that Walker popularity with voters was down below 1%, Politico notes. Read 

6 Top Takeaways From the 2015 GOP Debate

Sep 17, 2015, 12:21 pm EDT

The second GOP debate took place last night and several presidential candidates were trading blows.

The second GOP debate in 2015 included 11 candidates, but three stood out among them. These candidates were Donald Trump, Jeb Bush and Carly Fiorina. Fiorina came away from the debate as the winner after taking on both Trump and Bush, reports The Atlantic.

Here are some of the top takeaways from the GOP debate, as collected from Reuters. Read 

Financial Stocks, Market Facing Political Headwinds

Sep 16, 2015, 2:10 pm EDT

The rise of Donald Trump in the polls, along with Hillary Clinton’s loss of prohibitive front runner status, has created serious political risks for U.S. stocks in general and large banks in particular.

If Donald Trump’s and Hillary’s challengers maintain or improve their standing in the polls as of the end of the year, investors should reduce their exposure to U.S. stocks in general and to large U.S. financial stocks in particular.

According to Fortune, Trump has advocated “Smoot-Haley-style tariffs that would precipitate a trade war and devastate exports.” Read 

Twitter, Square Team Up to Enable Political Donations by Tweet

Sep 15, 2015, 12:56 pm EDT

Twitter (TWTR) is teaming up with Square so that users can send donations to the presidential candidate of their choice.

The new feature allows political donations to be sent to candidates that register through the website. When doing so, these candidates are given a “cashtag” link that can be shared anywhere on the internet, including in Tweets. Twitter users can donate by clicking this cashtag and entering their credit or debit card information into the social media website, reports International Business Times.

Twitter users that want to make additional donations to the political campaign of their choice can easily do so after the first payment. Their information is saved to make it an easy process. Square takes a processing fee from each donation that is roughly 2%. Users can pay this or choose to have the recipient of their donation do so, International Business Times notes. Read 

Did ISIS Hack the White House?

Sep 11, 2015, 2:38 pm EDT

Members of ISIS have claimed that they hacked the White House.

Two accounts that are believed to be connected to ISIS have been calling for hacking of U.S. data via the “#AmericaUnderHacks” hashtag. One Twitter (TWTR) user that posted the hashtag to their Tweet claimed to have gained access to President Barack Obama’s cellphone. Another claimed to have collected data on members of the White House administration staff, reports The Inquisitr‎.

There’s been no confirmation if members of ISIS were successful in their cyber attacks on the White House. Mark Knoller, CBS News’ White House Correspondent, Tweeted that the Secret Service was aware of ISIS’ claim and is conducting a follow up on the matter. Read 

FBI Warns of Possible September 11 Cyber Attacks

Sep 11, 2015, 1:50 pm EDT

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has warned of possible cyber attacks on September 11. Source: Federal Bureau of Investigation

A group inspired by ISIS may be targeting U.S. government-related websites, including sensitive information about U.S. government personal.

The group have given themselves the hashtag #AmericaUnderHacks. The FBI is urging companies doing business with the government to improve their cybersecurity in order to prevent such a cyber attack from happening. Read 

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