Obama Eases Restrictions on Cuban Cigars, Rum

Oct 14, 2016, 12:13 pm EDT

President Barack Obama has eased restrictions on Cuban cigars and rum.

President Obama used an executive order to allow Americans travelling to Cuba to bring home more of the country’s goods. This includes up to 100 or 200 cigars and a liter of alcohol. More can be also be brought from the country, but it requires travelers to pay duties on the products.

While this will make it easier for Americans to obtain Cuban cigars and rum, it doesn’t mean they can expect them to become common. President Obama’s order only applies to cigars and rum bought for personal use. Commercial importing of the products is still banned. Read 

8 Biggest Reveals From the Hillary WikiLeaks Emails

Oct 12, 2016, 2:22 pm EDT

More Hillary WikiLeaks emails are here and they reveal plenty about the presidential candidate’s ideas. Source: Gage Skidmore via Flickr

Secretary Clinton immediately got flak from Donald Trump for the way in which she handled the issue. Here are 8 things to know about the Hillary WikiLeaks emails:

    Some of her people allegedly warned the Department of Justice about some of the content that would be leaked ahead of time. She wants a free market with open trade and open borders, regarding the hemisphere, longitude or latitude. Bill Clinton scored a huge win in New Hampshire when he first ran for president in 1992, but the news of Hillary potentially losing that state in February was hard for him to take. Hillary did not express that she did not want the Keystone pipeline to pass, but her speechwriters were looking for a way to convey this delicately. Clinton feels comfortable with the media as evidenced in a conversation with the New York Times, which noted the peculiarity of same-sex rights advancing faster than women’s rights. She expressed early on that she was hoping the Republican candidate she would take down would be Trump. Hillary is not looking to revolutionize the country the way Trump is–she simply wants to make it better. Clinton and her people were talking about ways to take down Sanders’ policies and stances.

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Right-Wing Conservative Glenn Beck Calls Hillary Clinton a ‘Moral, Ethical Choice’

Oct 11, 2016, 1:23 pm EDT

Right-Wing conservative Glenn Beck has called Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton a “moral, ethical choice.”

While this may sound like Glenn Beck is announcing his support for Hillary Clinton, this isn’t the case. Beck used those words when talking about why someone would chose not to vote for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.

Here’s what Glenn Beck said in his Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) post on the matter. Read 

Obama: US to Send People to Mars by 2030

Oct 11, 2016, 12:58 pm EDT

President Barack Obama said that the United States plans to send people to Mars by the 2030s.

President Obama started plans to send astronauts to Mars by the 2030s by having NASA switch focus to developing ships for deep space travel in 2010. He also has the organization working with United States companies to better develop space travel.

President Obama mentioned the effort again in his 2015 State of the Union address. He wants the United States to be able to send astronauts to Mars and safely return them to Earth. He said the long-term goal is to allow people to stay on the planet for extended periods of time. Read 

Warren Buffett Refutes Donald Trump’s Comments About His Taxes

Oct 10, 2016, 4:52 pm EDT

Warren Buffett has responded to Donald Trump’s challenge regarding his taxes. Source: Grab Media

It’s been widely reported now that Trump took a loss of nearly $1 billion in the mid-1990s, giving him the opportunity to avoid taxes for decades if he would’ve been smarter about how he filed taxes. The Republican presidential nominee then challenged billionaire Buffett regarding his tax situation.

Trumo claimed during the second presidential debate that Buffett did not pay his taxes by exploiting a loophole in the system. The investor quickly refuted this claim, proving that he had been paying taxes since 1944, when he was 13 years old. Read 

2016 Election: Who Won the Second Presidential Debate?

Oct 10, 2016, 11:46 am EDT

Who won the second presidential debate between Republican candidate Donald Trump and Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton.

There’s some debate over who won the second presidential debate, but it appears that the majority of people felt that Hillary Clinton was last night’s winner.

    “Clinton didn’t need to win this debate. Trump did. And while he exceeded expectations a bit and was able to stay more-or-less on message, it wasn’t a tremendous victory by any means, and he’s such a wounded candidate he’ll likely continue limping to Election Day.” — Will Rahn, CBS News “Clinton went into this debate with massive momentum in the race — much of it caused by Trump’s stumbles — and didn’t make any sort of glaring error that would allow the Republican back into the contest.” — Chris Cillizza, The Washington Post. “Donald Trump came into this debate at a huge deficit, his campaign reeling from the release of a 2005 video on which he bragged about sexually assaulting women. So he had a big hole to climb out of, and he did not do it.” — Cathleen Decker, Los Angeles Times “Whatever chance Donald Trump still had of capturing the White House largely evaporated Sunday night in his second debate with Hillary Clinton.” — David Gergen, CNN

CNN also held a poll that included responses from 537 registered voters who watched the debate on Sunday night. 57% of respondents said Hillary Clinton won and 34% said that Donald Trump did. A poll from YouGov on who won the second presidential debate was much closer with 47% voting Clinton and 42% voting Trump. Read 

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