Super Bowl Redux

Posted on February 04, 2015 in Countdown
In what would be the clear winner of the Super Bowl of crazy interviews, last week’s Foreign Affairs interview with Syrian regime leader Bashar Al Assad escalated the strongman’s friendly sociopath persona to new heights.
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We’re Back

Posted on January 28, 2015 in Countdown
We’re back! With a mere 649 days until the 2016 Presidential elections we've got much to cover and no time to waste. So here it is, your first edition of Countdown in 2015!
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Cooperation, Nominations and New Friends

Posted on November 14, 2014 in Countdown
Excuse our absence last week, post-election fatigue got to us. As you have probably heard, the Arab American community experienced its share of triumphs and disappointments.
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Win or Lose

Posted on October 31, 2014 in Countdown
This is our last countdown before the midterms and we just want to take a moment to remind you to #YallaVote.
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Lost In Translation

Posted on October 24, 2014 in Countdown
Last weekend, the Supreme Court denied a request to stop a Texas voting requirement that necessitates all voters to show specific forms of ID before they cast their ballot. The law would disenfranchise an estimated 600,000 people – primarily African Americans and Hispanics – in the State.
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Ready or Not

Posted on October 16, 2014 in Countdown

Ebola Spreads to the Midterms

For some politicians, the first question that comes to mind as the nation attempts to prevent the deadly Ebola virus from spreading isn’t how to go about doing so, but how can I use this to my advantage? That’s right – the global Ebola outbreak now qualifies as election material. Michigan Republican Senatorial candidate Terri Lynn Land used the outbreak to reflect on President Obama’s management skills, saying that both the president and her Democratic challenger Rep. Gary Peters need “to lead and come up with a...

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It Does Seem Odd

Posted on October 10, 2014 in Countdown
Netanyahu is proud to be an American – apparently the Prime Minister of Israel understands American values better than the U.S. president and the administration does.
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Know Your Audience

Posted on October 03, 2014 in Countdown
We haven’t even finished with the 2014 elections and candidates are already posturing on foreign policy as Middle East issues take the spotlight. You’ve probably heard of Ted Cruz’s controversial comments to Middle East Christians last month. Well, we are surprised to see Rick Santorum’s lengthy and strong statement against Ted Cruz’s actions at the summit.
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You Can’t Have It Both Ways

Posted on September 25, 2014 in Countdown
The Arab American Institute joined thousands of other groups in registering voters across the country for National Voter Registration Day on Tuesday and some big breaking news: our nation’s first African-American attorney general, Eric Holder, is stepping down and will leave his position after six years serving the president.
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Time After Time

Posted on September 19, 2014 in Countdown
Election season always brings out the best in our government representatives, right?
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