Donald Trump Wins Nevada Caucuses

Feb 24, 2016, 12:36 pm EDT

Donald Trump won the Nevada caucuses with 46% of the Republican votes.

Donald Trump has now won three states in a row. His competition, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, were behind him with 24% of the votes and 21% of the votes respectively, reports USA Today.

Donald Trump was able to pull Hispanic voters away from Marco Rubio and beat Ted Cruz when it can to evangelical votes. The CEO turned presidential candidate it predicting that he many not even need the next two full months to win the GOP primary, USA Today notes. Read 

Pope Francis: Donald Trump ‘Is Not Christian’

Feb 18, 2016, 5:40 pm EDT

Pope Francis has declared that Donald Trump is “not Christian” due to his social views and policies if he were to be elected U.S. president. Source: Wikipedia

The Bishop of Rome and worldwide leader of the Catholic Church proclaimed that Trump’s decision to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexican border is not consistent with Christian values. Trump retaliated, offering his two cents on what it means to be a Christian.

The 69-year-old U.S. presidential candidate said it is disgraceful for a religious leader to question a person’s faith. Last week, Trump criticized Francis’ plans to pray at the border, saying the move was ill-informed and showed Francis to be a political figure being exploited by the Mexican government. Read 

How Obama Wants to Expand Earned Income Tax Credit

Feb 9, 2016, 3:57 pm EDT

President Obama made a proposal Tuesday that would expand the earned income tax credit (EITC). Source: Flickr

The move would help low-income taxpayers and give a bigger boost to childless people. There are both Republicans and Democrats in Congress that back increasing the tax credit.

House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan favors expanding the credit as he deems it an incentive for pulling people into work. Read 

Michael Bloomberg May Run for President in 2016

Feb 9, 2016, 12:47 pm EDT

Former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg has confirmed that he is interested in running for President in 2016.

Michael Bloomberg said that he was looking at running as an independent for the 2016 campaign. He’s reportedly waiting until March to announce his possible run and will do polling after New Hampshire to get an idea of the viability of a campaign, reports The New York Times.

“I find the level of discourse and discussion distressingly banal and an outrage and an insult to the voters,” Michael Bloomberg told NYT. Read 

Vice President Joe Biden Launches Facebook Page

Feb 4, 2016, 4:23 pm EDT

Vice President Joe Biden has officially launched a Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) page. Source: Flickr

The move coincides with World Cancer Day and the 12th anniversary of Facebook. “Welcome to my Facebook page,” Biden announces in a video message.

Biden adds that he is the first vice president to have a Facebook page. “I’d like it to be a place where we can talk directly about the issues that matter to both of us,” he adds. Read 

Taxes 2016: IRS Shuts Down E-File Over Glitch

Feb 4, 2016, 10:39 am EDT

The IRS has reported that it had to shut down its taxes e-file system over a glitch.

According to the IRS, there was a hardware failure on Wednesday evening that caused many of its systems to go offline. This included its e-file, Where’s My Refund and others.

The IRS notes that citizens can continue to prepare their taxes as normal and that their e-file provider will hold them until the problem is fixed. There’s also no concern for those who have already filed taxes. Read 

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