With the 2016 Presidential race starting to emerge, the budget being released (positive?!) and many big world events happening there are many exciting and perhaps slightly ominous new items in the political realm. President Obama has managed to reign in bipartisan action to stabilize the country and even turn a surplus and congress is relying on Taylor Swift for publicity stunts. With the strange yet successful government turning over new soil in America, the Asian continent is facing new tensions and trials. The country of Nepal and neighbors are facing the recovering from a major earthquake and Russian is fighting for its Russian communities separated by the demise of the Soviet Union. The United States will need to address the emerging powers of Asia and Europe as well as balance the 18 trillion dollar national debt. This next presidential race will be setting the tone for the next era of US politics, whether we want it or not.