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CNN: Angela Merkel Will Run for Fourth Term as German Chancellor

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Coming out of some rocky elections in both in the UK and United States, CNN spoke with Norbert Roettgen, a key politician in Angela Merkel’s CDU party, to weigh in on the Chancellor being one of the last leaders standing to hold onto the liberal order in the trans-Atlantic area. “She will run for chancellor,” …

Sources: CNN

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Germany Remains Divided Over Trump Victory

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Whether you voted for Donald Trump or not, the reality is that he will become the 45th President of the United States when he takes the oath on January 20, 2017. For some that date will be a celebration, and for others it will usher in fear over what will happen …

Sources: Reuters, der Spiegel, Hollywood Reporter

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Germany Responds to President-Elect Donald Trump

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Tuesday night’s US Presidential Election results were a nail-biter as the path to a Hillary Clinton, first woman, presidency quickly faded after Donald Trump swept the country and ultimately became the president-elect as Clinton called the candidate to concede around 2:30 a.m. The news came as a shock to those who thought a Trump …

Sources: The Guardian

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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With No Major Challenger in Sight, Is Merkel Set for Fourth Term?

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

While election season in the US is set to wrap up in just a few hours, Germany is just getting started with their own messy election set for 2017, and despite record low approval ratings, one analyst explained to CNBC why Merkel may hold on to her position as Germany’s Chancellor …

Sources: CNBC

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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German Letter to Americans Goes Viral Ahead of Tuesday’s Election

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

A simple tweet, signed by “the People of Germany’, went viral over the weekend as it urged Americans to go out and vote against republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. Ending with the hashtag #BeenThereDoneThat, it cautiously added a connection to Germany’s horrific leadership of Adolf Hitler. The message reads: “Dear Americans. Go ahead, vote for …

Sources: Johan FranklinWashington Post, Mashable

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Secure America Now Depicts Germany As Islamic State in Latest Fear-Mongering Video

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

In a followup to their controversial video depicting France as an Islamic State, the grassroot Secure America Now group, which claims to be a non-party political campaign group dedicated to bringing critical issues to the forefront of debate, has targeted Germany as their latest victim. Much like the earlier video …

Sources: Secure America Now, Express

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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The Secret Plan To Oust Angela Merkel By Next Week

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Politics and conspiracy theories go hand in hand, and when a politician becomes the topic of debate, it’s no surprise that the theories will run rampant. British tabloid The Daily Express was hot on the press this morning with quite the intriguing scheme underway in the German government — a plan …

Sources: Daily Express

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Merkel Receiving Support From Allies for a Fourth Term

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has remained quiet about her intentions to run for a fourth term in the 2017 elections, saying she will make her intentions clear when the time calls for it, but that hasn’t stopped some surprise support from political allies in recent weeks. Manfred Weber, deputy leader of …

Sources: Reuters

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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AfD Leader Frauke Petry Speaks on Possible Trump Presidency

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Alternative for Germany (AfD) leader Frauke Petry weighed in on the US election circus after Wednesday night’s final presidential debate, saying that a Trump victory would ease US-Russia tensions and calm the conflict in Ukraine. “Trump may offer possible alternatives,” Petry told Reuters. “Whether he can actually deliver that we …

Sources: Reuters

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Merkel’s Rollercoaster Approval Numbers Continue

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Predicting German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s poll numbers is beginning to be an impossible feat. After hitting a five-year low just last month, her numbers saw an upward surge of nine points this month, taking her approval rating from 45 percent to 54 in the most recent Deutschlandtrend poll. Before Merkel …

Sources: DeutschlandTrendDW, The Local

Photo: OCHA / Berk Özkan [Flickr]

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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