Senator Marco Rubio WILL Run for Re-Election

Jun 22, 2016, 12:56 pm EDT

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio announced on Wednesday that he will be running for re-election.

Marco Rubio said that he changed his mind about giving up his Senate seat at the end of the term. The decision comes after many members of the Republican party encouraged him to run again. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz announced his support for Rubio.

Marco Rubio said that he’s sure his opponents in the election will use his change of mind against him, but countered saying that he isn’t perfect. Rep. Patrick Murphy, a Democrat looking to take the Senate seat, criticized Rubio for leaving Florida to take park in his recently cancelled presidential campaign, reports CNN. Read 

Donald Trump Parts Ways With Campaign Manager Corey Lewandowski

Jun 20, 2016, 2:45 pm EDT

Donald Trump no longer has Corey Lewandowski as his campaign manager.

Donald Trump’s decision to fire Corey Lewandowski was influenced by several allies in the Republican party and from the voices of his own children. There was also talk of internal feuds between Lewandowski and the campaign’s senior strategist Paul Manafort.

According to unnamed sources in the Republican party, Corey Lewandowski has told people that it was a push from Donald Trump’s children that resulted in him getting fired. Lewandowski has been a controversial figure in the campaign after allegedly assaulting a reporter earlier this year, reports The Washington Post. Read 

Philadelphia Set to Enact Soda Tax

Jun 16, 2016, 11:23 am EDT

The Philadelphia City Council will be voting today on a proposed soda tax. Source: ©iStock.com/rsi1986

The City Council is expected to approve legislation that would add a tax of 1.5 cents per ounce to all sugary drinks and diet sodas. The tax was originally set for 3 cents per ounce, but was lowered in a compromise.

The tax will cause the price of beverages from PepsiCo, Inc. (PEP), The Coca-Cola Co (KO), Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc. (DPS) and Monster Beverage Corporation (MNST) to increase. Money from the tax will be used to help fund schools, parks and other efforts in the city, reports Philly.com. Read 

STUDY: Obamacare Premiums Could Rise 10% in 2017

Jun 15, 2016, 5:02 pm EDT

The pricing of Obamacare may increase next year.

Insurers in 13 major cities around the U.S. are requesting for a price hike in the Affordable Care Act that will amount to premiums that are twice as hefty as the current ones.

The average increase that insurers have requested is only 10% higher than current premiums. In some places, the cost of Obamacare will actually decrease. Read 

Ohio Legalizes Medical Marijuana

Jun 9, 2016, 4:48 pm EDT

Ohio has passed a law that allows the purchase and sale of marijuana for medical purposes. Source: ©iStock.com/CapturedNuance

It was unclear whether or not Gov. John Kasich supported medical marijuana, but it is now clear that his state is following the rest of the country’s initiative.

It will still take a while for growers to get busy and dispensaries to open up, which means that medical marijuana will not be available until Sept. 6 in Ohio. Read 

President Obama Endorses Hillary Clinton

Jun 9, 2016, 4:03 pm EDT

President Obama has gone to YouTube to express his support for Hillary Clinton.

The former Secretary of State will be looking to become the president of the country in this fall’s elections, and Obama has made his endorsement official in a video that highlights her strengths.

The POTUS states that he believes there is no one more qualified for the position as Clinton due to having the “courage, compassion and heart” necessary to run this country. Read 

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