SUN SUNI KHABAR FEBRUARY 14TH, 2016
BLISTERING COLD HITS VALENTINE’S DAY
The East Coast has once again been denied the warmth that envelops the Bay Area. Eighteen cities along the eastern seaboard are forecasted to have record breaking cold. New York is expected to hit 0 degrees Fahrenheit, the lowest it has been since World War I, when the Big Apple was just 2 degrees. Even cities further south are not exempt from this cold front, with storms building up in the Southeast. Officials are urging people to brace themselves and beware, as these conditions are potentially life-threatening.
JOHN MCCAIN SLAMS PUTIN
Senator John McCain spoke out Sunday at the Munich Security Conference against how the Russians treated Syria as a “live-fire exercise”. He accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of trying to impose Russian influence in the Middle East, saying that Putin “is not interested in being our partner”. Since September, the Russian military has fought the Syrian Free Army, moving the civil war in favor of the incumbent, Bashar al-Assad.
FIGHT TO REPLACE SCALIA BEGINS
In the aftermath of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s death, Republican presidential candidates urged President Obama to hold off on choosing a replacement, as the decision would affect generations after Obama has left office. However, the President has said he plans to appoint a successor in his last few months in office. With Obama’s declaration, the Republican controlled Senate, including Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell, is preparing to block the appointment of Scalia’s successor.
OUTDATED CONTACT DATA IMPEDES DEMOCRAT’S ABILITY TO REACH VOTERS
With the Nevada caucuses fast approaching, Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton are attempting to rally voters in Nevada. However, mass foreclosures in 2008 as a result of the recession left many people homeless and jobless, rendering their current information obsolete. The Nevada caucuses are touted to be one of the most important of this campaign, given the high concentration of Latinos in the state. Sanders must try to erode Clinton’s large lead with Latinos, in order to prove that his plans have traction with more than just the young, white community.