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Justin Trudeau: 7 Things to Know About Canada’s New Prime Minister

Oct 20, 2015, 2:04 pm EDT

Justin Trudeau has been named the next Prime Minister of Canada.

Justin Trudeau will take the office of Prime Minister in Canada starting in November. Trudeau will have to deal with the country’s economic troubles and try to fix them while he’s in office, reports The Wall Street Journal.

Here are a few things to know about Justin Trudeau, as collected from WSJ. Read 

Is Joe Biden Running for President?

Oct 19, 2015, 4:18 pm EDT

Is Joe Biden running for president?

U.S. Rep. Brendan Boyle — a Philadelphia congressman — tweeted that the current Vice President is seeking to lead the White House in 2016 when President Obama leaves his post.

Boyle’s 2,650 followers were privy to the news that Biden may be continuing Obama’s work for at least four more years, if elected. The congressman claims this information came from a “very good source close to Joe.” Read 

No Social Security Increase for 2016

Oct 13, 2015, 1:08 pm EDT

A Social Security increase isn’t likely to occur in 2016 due to low gas prices.

Social Security is adjusted every year to take into account for inflation. This procedure is called the cost of living adjustment (COLA). However, a surplus of oil being available to the United States has caused gas prices to drop in the last few months and this affects COLA, which in turn affects the Social Security increase, reports CNNMoney.

The Social Security increase through COLA is based on inflation numbers from September’s report every year. Those numbers will be announced on Thursday and the adjustment through COLA, which will likely be zero, is announced in October. This may hurt seniors because they don’t use gas as much as the average U.S. citizen, CNNMoney notes. Read 

4 Top Candidates to Be the Next House Speaker

Oct 12, 2015, 4:29 pm EDT

The search for the next House speaker is a difficult one as no one is fully stepping up and taking the reins.

John Boehner left his post as House speaker late last month, leaving the position up for grabs. Here are the top four candidates for the job: Bill Flores

Texas Congressman Bill Flores is being tabbed as Boehner’s replacement by many. Read 

What Is the Trans-Pacific Partnership?

Oct 6, 2015, 1:22 pm EDT

The United States agreed on the Trans-Pacific Partnership on Monday after six years of developing the agreement.

The Trans-Pacific Partnership is designed to open up trade between the following 12 countries:

    United States Australia Brunei Canada Chile Japan Malaysia Mexico New Zealand Peru Singapore Vietnam

The Trans-Pacific Partnership deal would remove tariffs for trades between these countries to promote more trade. It also leaves room for more countries, such as China, to join at a later date. The deal still needs approval from Congress, but votes have to wait until after President Barack Obama signs the deal, which won’t be for at least another 90 days, reports Fox News. Read 

Carl Icahn Endorses Donald Trump for President

Sep 29, 2015, 3:10 pm EDT

Carl Icahn, the billionaire investor, has given his support to presidential candidate Donald Trump.

Carl Icahn said that he doesn’t agree with Donald Trump on many issues, but that he can “wake” America up and “move Congress” if he becomes president. Icahn said he supports Trump’s decision to put an end to tax break for the wealthy, despite having many friends on Wall Street, reports CNNMoney.

Carl Icahn said that he thinks Donald Trump is the only candidate that’s actually talking about America’s problems. He also said he would accept an offer to be added to Trump’s administration if he became president, which is an offer Trump has already made, CNNMoney notes. Read 

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