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Trump Tells Iowa Crowd He Could ‘Shoot Somebody’ And Not Lose Votes

Trump Tells Iowa Crowd He Could ‘Shoot Somebody’ And Not Lose Votes

  By Garret Reich Reporter Youth Journalism International   SIOUX CENTER, Iowa, U.S.A. – Bragging about his own popularity with supporters, Republican Donald Trump told an Iowa crowd Saturday, “I could stand in the middle of 5th Avenue and shoot somebody and not lose votes.” That boast from the presidential candidate – met with cheering from the audience –came after a long string of insults Trump hurled against the many Republican primary opponents he is trying to beat at the … Read entire article »

Filed under: Donald Trump, Garrett Reich, Iowa, Iowa Caucus, politics

Democracy In Nigeria Evident From President Jonathan’s Gracious Exit

Democracy In Nigeria Evident From President Jonathan’s Gracious Exit

By Linus Okechukwu Correspondent Youth Journalism International ENUGU, Enugu State, Nigeria – It’s not every day that one wakes with a deep sense of trepidation hanging over the very air one breathes. Some days, one wakes to a beautiful morning laced with happiness and goes to bed in the same mood. We’ve been glued to the TV for two days now, doing nothing but mathematical additions to figures reeled out by the Independent National Electoral Commission – the … Read entire article »

Filed under: democracy, Election Day, elections, Enugu, Linus Okechukwu, Nigeria, politics, presidential election

Singapore Bids Farewell To Lee Kuan Yew

Singapore Bids Farewell To Lee Kuan Yew

Selvaganeshamoorthi Balakrishnan / youthjournalism.org Mourners in the queue at the Padang, a large field in front of the old Supreme Court where grieving citizens waited hours in line to view the body of the former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew lying in state.   By Selvaganeshamoorthi Balakrishnan Reporter Youth Journalism International SINGAPORE – Despite a torrential downpour, thousands lined the streets on Sunday afternoon to bid a final farewell to the late Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew, who died last week at age … Read entire article »

Filed under: politics, Selvaganeshamoorthi Balakrishnan, Singapore

I Was There, Watching Thousands Of Nigerians Flock To The Polls To Vote

I Was There, Watching Thousands Of Nigerians Flock To The Polls To Vote

Linus Okechukwu / youthjournalism.org The boxes used for casting votes. One is for the presidency and two are for parliamentary positions. By Linus Okechukwu Correspondent Youth Journalism International ENUGU STATE, Nigeria – Travelling through different regions within Enugu state today, I saw a large number of voters – tens of thousands of them – crowding into polling stations to cast ballots. Though three bombs went off in Enugu, voters never gave up. It happened as early as 7 a.m., but police … Read entire article »

Filed under: Election Day, elections, Enugu, Linus Okechukwu, Nigeria, politics, reporters notebook

Nigeria’s Upcoming Presidential Election: The Choice Of Continuity Or Change

Nigeria’s Upcoming Presidential Election: The Choice Of Continuity Or Change

Linus Okechukwu / youthjournalism.org Billboards like this one for General Muhammadu Buhari, who is seeking the Nigerian presidency in the March 28 election, are a common sight. His running mate, Professor Yemi Osinbajo also appears in the advertisement.  By Linus Okechukwu Correspondent Youth Journalism International ENUGU, Enugu State, Nigeria – On Saturday, nearly 70 million eligible voters will be trooping to polling stations to decide who becomes the next president of Nigeria. It’s a decisive choice between two extremes: continuity … Read entire article »

Filed under: Election Day, elections, Enugu, Linus Okechukwu, Nigeria, politics

Remembering Singapore’s Strong Leader

Remembering Singapore’s Strong Leader

By Selvaganeshamoorthi Balakrishnan Reporter Youth Journalism International SINGAPORE – On Monday, Singaporeans woke up to news of the death of their former prime minister and minister mentor, Lee Kuan Yew. He died at age 91 after being in the intensive care unit of a local hospital. A highly respected nation builder, Lee transformed this city-state from a backwater into a first-world metropolis. The Cambridge graduate, who served as prime minister from 1959 to 1990, led Singapore through a tumultuous period … Read entire article »

Filed under: politics, Selvaganeshamoorthi Balakrishnan, Singapore

A Front Row Seat At The British Parliament

A Front Row Seat At The British Parliament

By Emily Couch Reporter Youth Journalism International LONDON, United Kingdom – All it took was a résumé and an email, and suddenly I’d secured a week-long work experience placement at the Houses of Parliament.  Many Members of Parliament offer this kind of opportunity to their student-age constituents and mine was no exception.  After filling out the extensive security forms – which involved assuring them that, no, I have never been a spy; nor have I tried … Read entire article »

Filed under: Emily Couch, Great Britain, London, Parliament, politics, reporters notebook, UK

Diverse Forum Wrestles With How To Fix America’s “Broken” Political System

Diverse Forum Wrestles With How To Fix America’s “Broken” Political System

Max Turgeon / youthjournalism.org Speakers at The Connecticut Forum earlier this month. Karl Rove, who is speaking, is shown on the large screen. By Max Turgeon Junior Reporter Youth Journalism International HARTFORD, Connecticut, U.S.A. – Presenting panelists of different political views, The Connecticut Forum recently provided an interesting exchange of ideas about what ails America’s political system and how to fix it. The program, “Debating our Broken Political System,” featured columnist Charles Blow of The New York Times, award-winning historian Doris … Read entire article »

Filed under: Connecticut, Democrats, Hartford, Max Turgeon, opinion, politics, Republicans, U.S.A.

Brazilian Presidential Candidate Dies In Crash

Brazilian Presidential Candidate Dies In Crash

By Maria Luiza Lago Reporter Youth Journalism International CURITIBA, Brazil – In an accident that shocked Brazilian people, presidential candidate Eduardo Campos died Wednesday in a plane crash in Santos, São Paulo. News reports indicated that the 49 years-old presidential candidate died along with several others from his campaign and the plane’s pilots on the way to campaign stops. The cause of the crash is under investigation. Only 55 days away from the October 6 election, Campos was one of … Read entire article »

Filed under: Brazil, Curitiba, Maria Luiza Lago, politics

Great Lesson In Politics: Serving As Minnesota’s Youngest Convention Delegate

Great Lesson In Politics: Serving As Minnesota’s Youngest Convention Delegate

youthjournalism.org YJI Reporter Allison Hall with Minnesota’s endorsed Republican candidate for governor, Jeff Johnson. By Allison Hall Reporter Youth Journalism International ROCHESTER, Minnesota, U.S.A. – I’ve learned about American government and politics in school, but last month, as the youngest delegate at the Minnesota Republican state convention, I got hands-on experience that can’t be taught in a classroom. Those two days at the Rochester Civic Center at the end of May taught me so much more about how the process works … Read entire article »

Filed under: Allison Hall, Duluth, GOP, Minnesota, politics, Republican National Convention, Republicans, Rochester, U.S.A.

Candidates, Cupcakes Sweeten Convention

Candidates, Cupcakes Sweeten Convention

Alli Hall / youthjournalism.org Ann Romney addresses the Republican National Convention Tuesday night By Alli Hall Junior Reporter Youth Journalism International TAMPA, Florida – Tuesday, my first full day at the Republican National Convention, was a crazy day for a teenager. I woke up at 7:30 a.m. to go to a breakfast at 8:30 a.m., and from there went to a pro-life rally at the aquarium in Tampa to the convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum. Although it was … Read entire article »

Filed under: Alli Hall, Florida, GOP, Minnesota, politics, Republican National Convention, Republicans, RNC, Tampa

Candidates, Cupcakes Sweeten Convention

Candidates, Cupcakes Sweeten Convention

Alli Hall / youthjournalism.org Ann Romney addresses the Republican National Convention Tuesday night By Alli Hall Junior Reporter Youth Journalism International TAMPA, Florida – Tuesday, my first full day at the Republican National Convention, was a crazy day for a teenager. I woke up at 7:30 a.m. to go to a breakfast at 8:30 a.m., and from there went to a pro-life rally at the aquarium in Tampa to the convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum. Although it was … Read entire article »

Filed under: Alli Hall, Florida, GOP, Minnesota, politics, Republican National Convention, Republicans, RNC, Tampa

Candidates, Cupcakes Sweeten Convention

Candidates, Cupcakes Sweeten Convention

Alli Hall / youthjournalism.org Ann Romney addresses the Republican National Convention Tuesday night By Alli Hall Junior Reporter Youth Journalism International TAMPA, Florida – Tuesday, my first full day at the Republican National Convention, was a crazy day for a teenager. I woke up at 7:30 a.m. to go to a breakfast at 8:30 a.m., and from there went to a pro-life rally at the aquarium in Tampa to the convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum. Although it was … Read entire article »

Filed under: Alli Hall, Florida, GOP, Minnesota, politics, Republican National Convention, Republicans, RNC, Tampa

Candidates, Cupcakes Sweeten Convention

Candidates, Cupcakes Sweeten Convention

Alli Hall / youthjournalism.org Ann Romney addresses the Republican National Convention Tuesday night By Alli Hall Junior Reporter Youth Journalism International TAMPA, Florida – Tuesday, my first full day at the Republican National Convention, was a crazy day for a teenager. I woke up at 7:30 a.m. to go to a breakfast at 8:30 a.m., and from there went to a pro-life rally at the aquarium in Tampa to the convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum. Although it was … Read entire article »

Filed under: Alli Hall, Florida, GOP, Minnesota, politics, Republican National Convention, Republicans, RNC, Tampa

Candidates, Cupcakes Sweeten Convention

Candidates, Cupcakes Sweeten Convention

Alli Hall / youthjournalism.org Ann Romney addresses the Republican National Convention Tuesday night By Alli Hall Junior Reporter Youth Journalism International TAMPA, Florida – Tuesday, my first full day at the Republican National Convention, was a crazy day for a teenager. I woke up at 7:30 a.m. to go to a breakfast at 8:30 a.m., and from there went to a pro-life rally at the aquarium in Tampa to the convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum. Although it was … Read entire article »

Filed under: Alli Hall, Florida, GOP, Minnesota, politics, Republican National Convention, Republicans, RNC, Tampa