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By: Paul D. Shinkman Retired Marine Gen. James Mattis, President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the Defense Department, indicated Thursday he would not oppose women serving in combat positions, among the greatest social changes to the armed forces imposed under President Barack Obama’s administration. In response to a question from Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., Mattis emphasized that no training standards should be changed for female troops. “The standards are the standards, and when people meet the standard, that’s the end of the discussion about that,” Mattis said during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee. Mattis, who retired in 2013 after more than 40 years of service, had previously indicated he disagreed with Obama’s decision to open up all combat jobs to women, citing concerns that included male-and-female relationships. Politico reported the issue would be a point of scrutiny for congressional Democrats considering both Mattis’ confirmation and a…

Following recent announcements which declared Republican Party candidate Donald Trump as the president-elect of the United States of America, several thoughts have trailed women groups as to the effect of the Clinton loss for women all over the world. It was indeed a long road travelled by a strong woman with a brave heart. Women have been known to be resilient in their quest to achieve what they set out to and so it was not surprising that Mrs. Clinton put up a tough fight if not for anything, but to show women that with the right tools in place and self-development, ANY woman can be where she wants to be. So many women have held on tight to the “girl-card” which is usually perceived as manipulative in every sense as it tends to utilize feminine subtleness to get things done. It is true that this unique card has moved…

Hillary Clinton won CNN’s instant poll after the Wednesday’s presidential debate, giving her a clean sweep of her three matchups with Donald Trump. The results from late Wednesday night showed 52 percent of debate watchers calling Clinton the winner compared with 39 percent who thought Trump won the night. Clinton’s 13-point margin is the closest in CNN’s polls of the three debates. She won with a 23-point margin during the second debate, earlier this month, and she won the first debate in September by a 35-point margin. Clinton also bested Trump on the question of who seemed better prepared to be president: She won with 59 percent of the sample compared with 35 percent for Trump. But the two were effectively tied on who seemed more sincere and authentic, as well as whom the respondents agreed with more on important issues. The debate in Las Vegas was the final…