Breaking News of the Day: In light of the massive backlash that ensued following Susan G. Komen for the Cure’s decision to defund Planned Parenthood of breast-cancer screening grants, founder and CEO Nancy Brinker has just released a statement on behalf of herself and the charity’s Board of Directors in which she apologizes for Komen’s decision, reiterates that the decision was not politically motivated, and announces the immediate restoration of partnership between the two nonprofits.
“Our only goal for our granting process is to support women and families in the fight against breast cancer,” Brinker says in the statement. “Amending our criteria will ensure that politics has no place in our grant process. We will continue to fund existing grants, including those of Planned Parenthood, and preserve their eligibility to apply for future grants, while maintaining the ability of our affiliates to make funding decisions that meet the needs of their communities.”
Donald Trump announced he is endorsing Newt Gingrich for President in the 2012 Election; but will this endorsement promote or demote Newt’s candidacy?
Most young people know Donald Trump as a hotel and casino magnate and TV personality. After making millions in his industry, he became increasingly famous for dating young exotic women, living a lavish lifestyle, and having a horrible combover. He banked on his fame in the hit TV show, “The Apprentice.”
What many people don’t know about Trump dabbles in politics and even flirted with the idea of running for president last Spring. Unfortunately for him, President Obama was able to squash any of Trump’s presidential hopes by focusing on his reputation as a (laughable) pop culture figure.
Trump’s endorsement will likely have negative effects on Gingrich’s campaign, if any at all. Although Trump may have the financial backing to be taken seriously in the political world, he does not have the character able to garner public interest or affection. It is likely Obama will be able to use this endorsement to emphasize economic disparity and class conflict during the presidential race. He will be able to compare his supporters - the billionaire’s secretaries (think Warren Buffet’s) - to Republican supporters - the billionaires. Americans are not going to feel for the billionaires in 2012; with Trump’s endorsement for Gingrich, the Obama campaign will be take advantage of that.
Today, February 1, 2012, the social media giant Facebook has gone public, filing for an IPO to raise $5 billion.
The news is everywhere. But what does it mean?
When a company files for IPO and “goes public,” it becomes a publicly traded and owned entity on the stock market. IPO stands for initial public offering: how much one share of the company is for the public. Facebook hopes to be selling stocks by spring.
This is likely the biggest technological and social IPO the stock market has ever seen. Whether or not you understand the stock market/economy - you’re now involved with it more than ever. Every time you log on, just remember there’s a bigger picture we’re all a part of.
For more information on Facebook going public, check this article and video out: http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/facebook-ipo-billion-filing-sec-sell-stock/story?id=15483472#.Tym5wZgTtJU
Google Politics & Elections gives a breakdown of the questions asked during last night’s Google+ hangout with President Barack Obama.
Obama “sat down” with five voters during the virtual interview, also fielding questions other participants could submit via Google or YouTube. More than 133,000 were submitted, according to the White House.
About 35 percent of questions regarded jobs and the economy, with government reform and foreign policy making up 24 and 20 percent of questions, respectively.
If you have an hour out of your day to spare (or are an excellent multi-tasker) watch this! The President is using accessible online tools like Youtube and Google+ to better communicate with the American people. Welcome to the digital age!
I’m a girl in a sorority, and I go to college at a big state school. Here there is a deep divide between the hipster students who hate politics because that makes them intellectual, and those who say they’re Republican because it’s a Total Frat Move.
The people of my generation are reaching the age where knowing about politics really matters. The economy is shitty, the job market is scary, and politicians are sending pictures of their privates to Geeds on Twitter. Instead of getting things done, parties are acting like betchy sorority rivals at a Greek Life Panhel meeting.
Once we graduate college, we’ll be forced to stop acting like Animal House and being to worry about whose in the White House. So why not begin now?
My roommates ask me who is going to be president in 2012, without wanting to know about the actual election. They don’t watch the news because it depresses or confuses them. They know who was ripped apart on Fashion Police after the Grammy’s, but they don’t know who was ripped apart after the last Republican debate.
This blog is dedicated to catering political news for the coming of age generation. We are the digitally born and bred, entertainment-wired, party people of the USA. We are creating the future of this country. We are Young Politicos.