Highlights of Obama’s $4 Trillion Budget Proposal

Feb 2, 2015, 10:51 pm EDT

Barack Obama has issued a budget proposal for the 2016 fiscal year.

The $3.99 trillion plan would relieve the middle class through increased taxes on corporations and high-income individuals. Spending will also be increased with the budget proposal.

“I know there are Republicans who disagree with my approach,” said Obama. “And I’ve said this before: If they have other ideas for how we can keep America safe, grow our economy, while helping middle-class families feel some sense of economic security, I welcome their ideas. Read 

Election 2016: Is George Pataki Running for President?

Feb 2, 2015, 6:12 pm EDT

Republican George Pataki is considering a 2016 presidential run.

The 69-year-old has been flirting with the idea of running for a while but he was not considered to be among the favorites for the Republican vote.

Pataki served as New York Governor for three consecutive terms from 1995 through 2006. “I’m thinking about it very seriously,” he said. Read 

California Considers Raising Legal Smoking Age to 21

Feb 2, 2015, 4:15 pm EDT

California is considering passing a law to raise the legal smoking age to 21.

The move would make it the first state to do so. Sen. Ed Hernandez proposed the legislation and said tobacco companies know young people are more likely to get addicted.

“We can no longer afford to sit on the sidelines while big tobacco markets to our kids and gets another generation of young people hooked on a product that will ultimately kill them.” Read 

Election 2016: Mitt Romney Will Not Run for President

Jan 30, 2015, 1:28 pm EDT

Mitt Romney will no longer run for president. Source: Flickr

The 2012 Republican candidate considered another presidential campaign but decided it’d be best to give other leaders in the party a shot at the White House.

Romney was ahead in a number of national polls and several swing states. However, he was losing support internally. Read 

Digital Driver’s Licenses: Delaware Joins Iowa in Race to Be First

Jan 29, 2015, 2:12 pm EDT

The race for the first digital driver’s licenses is on.

Delaware announced that it intends on becoming the first state in the country to issue digital driver’s licenses. The Diamond State will compete with other states to be the first, including Iowa.

“If it works for Delaware, then it will be a new option for Delaware citizens to show proof of driver’s license and identification,” said Jennifer Cohan, director of the Delaware Division of Motor Vehicles. Read 

2016 Presidential Election: What Is a PAC?

Jan 26, 2015, 3:31 pm EDT

What is a PAC?

With the 2016 presidential election less than two years away, presidential candidates have started campaigning with presidential action committees.

PACs are designed to raise money for campaigns that usually represent “business, labor or ideological interests.” These organizations can give $5,000 to a candidate committee per election. Read 

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