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8 Jan, 2016

Told adviser to send sensitive messages ‘nonsecure’

Political Endorsement

According to one of 1,262 emails released by the State Department, on June 17, 2011, Clinton told Jake Sullivan, one of her top advisers, to send her a sensitive message ‘nonsecure’. The batch also contains 66 classified messages, bringing the total from her email server to 1,340. The exchange happened when Sullivan had trouble sending a faxed set of talking points to Clinton securely. Clinton responds:

If they can’t, turn into nonpaper w no identifying heading and send nonsecure.

It is unclear whether the talking points themselves contained classified information. The State Department says a review showed that the document in question was sent “apparently by secure fax, after all,” and was never was sent to Clinton by email. Clinton’s campaign:

It is false that Hillary Clinton asked for classified material to be sent over a nonsecure system.

5 Oct, 2015

Runs for Senator

Pacquiao formally declares his senatorial bid in the 2016 Philippine general elections. He is currently a member of the Philippine House of Representatives representing the province of Sarangani. The boxer announces his bid for a higher Senate seat during his State of the District Address.

In the coming days, I will be embracing new levels of responsibility. I will be confronting tough challenges. My term as your Congressman will soon be over but I will continue to be of service to you and to our fellow Filipinos. I am formally announcing my candidacy for Senator. I am running for a higher office. Maybe its time, this will be the first time in our history that there will be a Senator from Region 12.

9 Sep, 2015

Runs for president

McAfee announces his presidential run, and the launch of the Cyber Party. He says he decided to run after being encouraged by “almost everyone” he knows and meets, and because he believes governments worldwide are “out of touch”.  McAfee says the hallmarks of his campaign would be his outspoken nature and his willingness to answer any question about his background. He will run on a privacy platform, saying that the desire to respond to terrorist attacks had opened citizens up to excessive surveillance.

I have a huge underground following on the web. I promise you I will win because I have the votes…We are losing privacy at an alarming rate — we have none left. We’ve given up so much for the illusion of security and our government is simply dysfunctional. The government can spy on people using their mobile phones while they’re with their wives and husbands.

He also says that his recent DUI was the result of Xanax, a claims that he says will be supported by a blood test.

8 Sep, 2015

Files to run for president

McAfee says he has filed the necessary paperwork to enter the 2016 race. In the documents, McAfee also specifies that he is “founding a new party yet to be announced.” His presidential campaign site, which is now live, does not have details on his stances on the issues. A quote on the site is attributed to George Washington:

Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism

10 Aug, 2015

Announces bid for congressional seat

Gilbert announces that she is running for Congress. She is running as a Democrat, hoping to unseat Bishop in Michigan’s 8th district.

I’m running for Congress to make life a little easier for all the families who feel they have fallen through the cracks in today’s economy. I believe building a new economy is a team effort, and we need to bring fresh voices to the table to get the job done.

21 Jul, 2015

Announces presidential run

Kasich declares his candidacy for President with a 45-minute personal and at times emotional speech in which he differentiates himself from his rival Republican candidates as he stresses a more empathetic approach.

The Lord wants our hearts to reach out to those who don’t have what we have. That shouldn’t be hard for America, that’s who we are. Empathy. Don’t be so quick too judge.

13 Jul, 2015

Running for President

Makes Statement

Walker declares his candidacy for President, portraying himself as a man who gets things done, who got a conservative agenda passed in a state that normally supports Democrats, and who has curtailed the power of labor unions.

In the Republican field, there are some who are good fighters, but they haven’t won those battles. And there are others who’ve won elections, but haven’t consistently taken on the big fights. We showed you can do both. I am running for president to fight and win for the American people.


16 Jun, 2015

Announces run for president

Trump announces his candidacy for president at Trump Tower, New York. His introduced by his daughter, Ivanka.

We are going to make our country great again. I will be the greatest jobs president that God ever created.

They all said, a lot of the pundits on television, well, Donald will never run, and one of the main reasons is he’s private and he’s probably not as successful as everybody thinks. So I said to myself, you know, nobody is ever going to know unless I run because I’m really proud of my success.

Sadly the American dream is dead. But if I get elected president I will bring it back, bigger, and better, and stronger than ever before

I would do various things very quickly. I would repeal and replace the big lie, Obamacare. I would build a great wall, and nobody builds walls better than me believe me, and I’ll build them very inexpensively. I will build a great, great wall on our southern border, and I will have Mexico pay for that wall.

When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best; they’re not sending you. They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people

Nobody would be tougher on ISIS than Donald Trump, nobody…I will stop Iran from getting nuclear weapons.

Our country needs a truly great leader. And we need a truly great leader now. We need a leader that wrote the art of the deal, we need a leader that can bring back our jobs, can bring back our manufacturing, can bring back our military, and take care of our vets

4 Jun, 2015

Announces presidential run

Perry launches his second presidential campaign  in front of a crowd of 1,000. Using a C-130 cargo plane — the type he flew while serving in the U.S. Air Force — as a backdrop and introduced by veterans, he emphasizes his military service, and says that Americans see the system rigged, are stuck with stagnated wages and stifled by regulations, mounting tuition costs, with many families on food stamps.

Now is the time for clear-sighted leadership. This is the election where voters will ask, ‘Where have you led?’ It’s not a speech on the Senate floor. It’s not what you’ve said; it’s what you have done…I know America has experienced great change, but what it means to be an American has never changed…I hear you; you are not forgotten. I’m running to be your president

26 May, 2015

Official campaign launch

Sanders formally launches his bid to unseat Hillary Clinton from the left, on the shore of Lake Champlain in Burlington, Vermont:

Today, with your support and the support of millions of people throughout this country, we begin a political revolution to transform our country economically, politically, socially and environmentally…There is something profoundly wrong when the top one-tenth of 1% owns almost as much wealth as the bottom 90% and when 99% of all new income goes to the top 1%…This grotesque level of inequality is immoral. It is bad economics. It is unsustainable. This type of rigged economy is not what America is supposed to be about. … The issue of wealth and income inequality is the great moral issue of our time, it is the great economic issue of our time and it is the great political issue of our time. And we will address it…Join me in this campaign to build a future that works for all of us, and not just the few on top.

18 May, 2015

Announces Presidential run

Graham says he will unveil his plans regarding the 2016 elections in June, but then repeats several time that he is running.

[In] Central South Carolina I will make an announcement on June first, you’re all invited to come, spend money when you do, and I will tell you what I’m gonna do about running for President. . . I’m running because of what you see on television, I’m running because I think the world is falling apart.

5 May, 2015

Runs for President

Huckabee announces he will seek the Republican nomination for President for a second time. Huckabee also launches his campaign website mikehuckabee.com. In speech in the town of Hope, where he was born, Huckabee talks about school prayer, fishing for catfish and running for student council in Hope:

So it seems perfectly fitting that it would be here that I announce I am a candidate for president of the United States.

Runs for President

Fiorina announces her candidacy for president on Good Morning America, becoming the first declared female candidate to seek the Republican Party’s nomination.

Yes, I am running. I think I’m the best person for the job because I understand how the economy actually works. I understand the world; who’s in it.

She also criticizes Hillary Clinton saying  she is “clearly is not trustworthy.”

She has not been transparent about a whole set of things that matter.

A video posted on her campaign website, carlyforpresident.com, starts with a shot of Fiorina watching Clinton’s campaign announcement video.

If you’re tired of the sound bites, the vitriol, the pettiness, the egos, the corruption; if you believe that it’s time to declare the end of identity politics; if you believe that it’s time to declare the end of lowered expectations; if you believe that it’s time for citizens to stand up to the political class and say enough, then join us.

29 Apr, 2015

Announces presidential run

Sanders says that he plans to run for the Democrats’ 2016 presidential nomination. Multiple Sanders aides confirm the news. Sanders::

People should not underestimate me. I’ve run outside of the two-party system, defeating Democrats and Republicans, taking on big-money candidates and, you know, I think the message that has resonated in Vermont is a message that can resonate all over this country.

26 Apr, 2015

Protests over third term

3500There are clashes between hundreds of protesters and armed police in Burundi’s capital, Bujumbura over the nomination of President Nkurunziza to run for a third term, despite a constitution that stipulates the president can only serve for two terms. Nkurunziza’s party says he is eligible for another term as popularly elected president. The president’s backers argue that his first term should not count since he was picked by lawmakers rather than voted in. US State Department:

With this decision, Burundi is losing an historic opportunity to strengthen its democracy by establishing a tradition of peaceful democratic transition.

20 Apr, 2015

Presidential bid

Waka Flocka announces that he is running for president. He says his running mate is DJ Whoo Kid.

I’m very pleased to announce today on 4/20, the best day of the year, I will be running for president. The first thing I’m gonna do when I get into office is legalize marijuana…The first thing I would f–kin’ stop as president is dogs coming into restaurants . . .I’m gonna raise minimum wage, I feel like all fast food restaurants should pay $15 an hour . . .I feel like women got all the rights already, man, what else do they want?

At age 28, he is not eligible to run.

13 Apr, 2015

Runs for President

Rubio announces that he’s running for President in a speech at the grand hall of Miami’s Freedom Tower, the place where Cuban exiles were first welcomed into the United States.

Grounded by the lessons of our history, but inspired by the promise of our future, I announce my candidacy for President of the United States of America.

Referring to Hillary Clinton’s announcement the day before:

Yesterday is over, and we are never going back. You see, we Americans are proud of our history, but our country has always been about the future. And before us now is the opportunity to author the greatest chapter yet in the amazing story of America. But we can’t do that by going back to the leaders and ideas of the past. We must change the decisions we are making by changing the people who are making them.

He mentions his father:

He used to tell me all the time: ‘En este país, ustedes van a poder lograr todas las cosas que nosotros no pudimos’” In this country, you will achieve all the things we never could.

After he finishes the speech, his wife, Jeanette, and their four young children — Amanda, Daniella, Anthony and Dominick — embrace him.

12 Apr, 2015

Runs for President

Clinton announces she will run for President in 2016, in a video called Getting Started. The video features a group of Americans talking about preparing for different life events.

I’m getting ready to do something too. I’m running for president. Americans have fought their way back from tough economic times. But the deck is still stacked in favor of those at the top. Everyday Americans need a champion, and I want to be that champion. So you can do more than just get by, you can get ahead and stay ahead. Because when families are strong, America is strong. So I’m hitting the road to earn your vote. Because it’s your time, and I hope you’ll join us on this journey.

7 Apr, 2015

Launches presidential campaign

Paul officially launches his 2016 presidential election campaign on the Republican ticket in Louisville, Kentucky.

Today begins the journey to take America back…The Washington machine that gobbles up our freedoms and invades every nook and cranny of our lives must be stopped…I am running for president to return our country to the principles of liberty and limited government.

5 Mar, 2015

Running for Congress

Matthews plans to run for the seat being vacated by Rep. Van Hollen. Matthews is currently speaking with Democratic activists as well as interviewing consultants.

Her successful career in local television plus her work for one of the region’s most respected employers definitely gives her a strong background to be a strong voice.

4 Nov, 2009

Announces Senate run

Fiorina announces that she is running for the Senate seat currently held by Barbara Boxer from California.

For many years I felt disconnected from the decisions made in Washington and, to be honest, really didn’t think my vote mattered because I didn’t have a direct line of sight from my vote to a result. I realise that thinking was wrong. I now understand, in a very real way, that the decisions made by the Senate impact every family and every business, of any size, in America. This is what motivates me to run for the US Senate.

2 Dec, 2007

Seeks reelection

Walker seeks another four-year term as Milwaukee County Executive so he can continue streamlining county services and cutting costs. He wants to reduce the county workforce further, expand public-private partnerships, contract out or privatize county services, and encourage faith based groups to work with delinquent youth to increase public safety.

I look at a number of areas and say there’s a whole lot more we can do. . . . We’ve got to get even more aggressive at being innovative.

24 Jan, 2005

Announces run for governor

At a news conference in his Wauwatosa home, Walker announces that he will challenge Governor James Doyle in the 2006 election. He is campaigning on a message of tax reform and open government. He says his values are:

protecting the sanctity of marriage, the right to life, our ability to preserve our families and homes, the importance of voter integrity, and the value of the free market.

25 Feb, 2004


At the Kiwanis Club of Milwaukee, Walker debates David Riemer, for the office of County Executive. On funding for parks, Walker says that state government is the key. State mandated justice programs have limited county funding for quality-of-life services. On the increase of public transit fares, he says that it was caused by rising labor and fuel costs. But he is for shifting sales tax revenue from automobile sales that go to the state’s general fund to transit. He is also for a law allowing the carrying of concealed weapons. Riemer says that Walker should stop blaming labor unions, the state government and others for his failures to reverse trends that hurt county government:

You never hear any acceptance of responsibility to provide leadership.

Refuses to sign pledge

Walker refuses to sign a pledge given to him by his opponent, David Riemer, stating that he will serve out the full term if reelected as Milwaukee County Executive. Riemer says that to fix the problems in the county requires a full commitment. Walker, who has expressed a desire to run for governor in 2006, says this is a non-issue:

I have absolutely no intention at this point of running for any other office but for reelection as Milwaukee County Executive, and I plan on focusing all my energies and talents on meeting those tasks.

11 Feb, 2003

Kicks off reelection campaign

Walker kicks off his reelection campaign at a cocktail-hour event at Villa Terrace Museum hosted by 107 backers who pledge to give $500 to $1,000. The event brings in more than $80,000 for his first fund-raiser.

10 Apr, 2002

Speaks at forum

Running for Milwaukee County Executive, Walker speaks at the League of Women Voters forum outlining what he will do as county executive. He favors a part-time county board, the elimination of the executive’s job, and many other proposals to consolidate and cooperate with other levels of government. He is for libraries being able to charge fees for some services, against the elimination of the shared revenue system and he is for cities and towns being able to levy a local sales tax. He believes that tough issues need to be tackled, not handled with a soft touch.

It requires an aggressive level of leadership to try and move things forward.

21 Oct, 1998

Anti-crime, anti-tax campaign

In his reelection bid for State Assembly, Walker campaigns on a tough anti-crime and anti-tax message. He supports a tax-cut plan that will save the average household $1,494 in income taxes over five years, life-time imprisonment for pedophiles and laws to protect vulnerable senior citizens from abuse. Commenting on truth-in-sentencing legislation he co-authored:

You serve 100% of your time. Ten years means ten years. I’ve found even with people who lean left of center, they’re in favor of incarcerating prisoners.

His opponent, Jim Heidenreich, disagrees:

It’s gotten real punitive. Mr. Walker supports building neighborhood prisons, not neighborhood schools. He’s big on building prisons; he’s big on shipping prisoners out of state. But let’s quit shipping ’em out of state, and let’s put some money into rehabilitation. That’s just as important as punishment.

29 Oct, 1996

Reelection campaign

Running for reelection for State Assembly, Walker campaigns on a tough anti-crime and anti-tax message.

Crime is clearly still the most important issue in this district. I’ve been pleased to be able to deliver on that.

He also worked on property tax relief which resulted in spending restraints on education. Although the Wauwatosa school district increased its spending nearly 3%, matching the rate of inflation, school officials had to make difficult budgeting decisions.

That is not necessarily a bad thing. Some could argue that the school budget isn’t increasing at the level they would like it to be. That in part is what got us, as a state, into the problem of property taxes.

His opponent, Dale Dulberger, disagrees saying that the restraints have harmed schools:

On a whole range of issues, I think his voting record doesn’t reflect the values of the people of Wauwatosa. He’s taken some extreme positions that I think are out of step with the people of Wauwatosa.

6 Nov, 1990

Loses election for State Assembly seat

Walker runs for a State Assembly seat against Gwen Moore. He campaigns on an anti-crime message promising more police on the street and tougher sentences for drug dealers.

The number one fear is crime. For too long, we have ignored this issue and now it is time to do something about it.

Walker loses only receiving 31 percent of the vote. His campaign manager:

In hindsight, there was really no chance.

12 Apr, 1988

Elected mayor

Bono is elected mayor of Palm Springs after a seven-way election with 4,842 votes. He celebrates his success among a crowd of 1,000 supporters at Maxim’s Suite Hotel as a live band plays the theme song from Rocky.

It’s a wonderful American thing that just happened.