SUN SUNI KHABAR FEBRUARY 26TH, 2016
PRESIDENT STAYS NEUTRAL IN CALIFORNIA CONGRESS ELECTION
In 2014, incumbent Congressman Mike Honda had an extensive list of endorsements from big name Democrats, and none was bigger than the endorsement from President Barack Obama. Honda’s backing made it difficult for challenger Ro Khanna to effectively challenge the spot. However, this year, Obama is staying out of the race. This, coupled with an ethics investigation and a better funded opponent, has set Honda’s campaign back considerably. Kylie Kondik, congressional expert at the University of Virginia’s Center for Politics, thinks it’s telling that most Democrats think this will be a tight race. Kondik went on to say that Obama withdrawing his support of Honda will be difficult for the incumbent to explain to his donors.
MARCO RUBIO DOESN'T HOLD BACK AGAINST TRUMP
The Republican debate in Texas on Thursday was important, to say the least, for the GOP candidates that were not Donald Trump. Having already won three primaries, the New York business man turned presidential candidate looks to be unstoppable. However, that did not stop Florida Senator Marco Rubio from trying. Last night, voters saw a whole new side to Rubio, one in which the presidential hopeful tried to show voters Trumps faults. Unlike Jeb Bush, Rubio was able to sustain these attacks throughout the debate, all with a bemused smile on his face. He attacked Trump on immigration, his character, his repetitive rhetoric, and his stance on Israel.
SHOOTING IN KANSAS KILLS 3, INJURES 14
Cedric Ford, a worker at Excel Industries in Hesston, Kansas, went on a shooting spree on Thursday afternoon. Earlier in the day, Ford had been served a “protection from abuse” at his workplace, leading him to carry out this shooting spree. Kansas police first received notice of his shootings at around 5 PM CST, after Ford had already shot a man who was driving with his two children. Ford’s friend, Matt Jarrell, was supposed to be on break when he saw Ford shoot a bystander. When he saw the shots, Jarrell was in shock, saying that he never expected his friend to do anything like this, adding that Ford was “mellow” normally.
MILITARY EXPERTS: TRUMP’S ADMIRATION OF WW2 GENERALS IS MISPLACED
Among the many broad statements Republican frontrunner Donald Trump has made are his venerations of World War II generals, such as Douglas MacArthur and George Patton. By Trump’s words, the two were “winners, unpredictable and not necessarily nice guys”. Despite both of these men being in the hall of U.S. heroes, military experts say they are remembered as “flamboyant self promoters”, adding that their styles do not fit the modern era, Trump’s admiration comes from the fact that Patton and MacArthur were tough, no-nonsense men. Had Patton lived in this era, Trump says, he would have wiped out the Islamic State easily. When criticized for not explaining his plans, Trump states that he does not want the enemy to be prepared for his attack. A retired four star general has said that Trump’s comparison of America in World War II to America in the Middle East is a comparison of “apples to oranges”.