Pentagon says five Guantanamo detainees transferred to United Arab Emirates

Pentagon says five Guantanamo detainees transferred to United Arab Emirates

Reuters Five detainees at the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, were transferred to the government of the United Arab Emirates, the U.S. Defense Department said on Sunday. The transferred detainees were identified by the Pentagon as Ali Ahmad Muhammad al-Razihi, Khalid Abd-al-Jabbar Muhammad Uthman al-Qadasi, Adil Said al-Hajj Ubayd al-Busays, Sulayman Awad Bin

Protests erupt after witnesses say black man was handcuffed when Minneapolis police shot him

Protests erupt after witnesses say black man was handcuffed when Minneapolis police shot him

Star Tribune

A man suspected of assault was shot and killed on a north Minneapolis street by an officer early Sunday while the suspect allegedly was hindering emergency responders from aiding his victim, igniting a chaotic scene of shouting and taunting bystanders who were angered by a belief that the man, who is black, was handcuffed before police…

Conservative media does ghoulish victory dance over Paris attacks

Conservative media does ghoulish victory dance over Paris attacks

International Business Times

Conservatives across the American media landscape are speaking with one voice after the attacks that left scores of French civilians dead and hundreds maimed Friday: Terrorism has a religion, and it is Islam. The messaging has not been subtle. “The Barbarians Are Inside, And There Are No Gates,” declared author and Fox News contributor Mark Steyn.…

Michigan’s Tea Party governor halts efforts to settle Syrian refugees after Paris attacks

Michigan’s Tea Party governor halts efforts to settle Syrian refugees after Paris attacks

David Ferguson Michigan’s conservative Tea Party Gov. Rick Snyder (R) announced that his state is halting its efforts to settle refugees from Syria. The Detroit Free Press reported that Snyder is responding to the horrifying attacks in Paris that killed more than 150 people and prompted France to declare its first nationwide state of emergency

Minnesota House candidate says ISIS isn’t so bad, really — then abruptly quits campaign

Minnesota House candidate says ISIS isn’t so bad, really — then abruptly quits campaign

David Ferguson A Democratic candidate for the Minnesota state house posted a controversial message to the social medium Twitter, then backtracked and then abruptly ended his campaign. According to the New York Daily News, candidate Dan Kimmel tweeted on Saturday night, “ISIS isn’t necessarily evil. It is made up of people doing what they think

Hundreds quit Mormon church at Salt Lake rally protesting decision to label gay members ‘apostates’

Hundreds quit Mormon church at Salt Lake rally protesting decision to label gay members ‘apostates’

Tom Boggioni Over 1,000 Mormons and their families rallied at a Salt Lake City park on Saturday, with hundreds formally resigning from the church over policies labeling gay members “apostates,” reports the Salt Lake Tribune. According to organizers, they were surprised at the overwhelming show of support when a larger than expected crowd showed up.

Trump focuses his attacks on Carson as rival slowly chips away at his support

Trump focuses his attacks on Carson as rival slowly chips away at his support

Reuters Donald Trump has dramatically escalated his attacks on his nearest rival for the Republican presidential nomination, Ben Carson. A new Reuters/Ipsos poll may explain why: the billionaire real estate magnate is bleeding support among avid church-goers and women to the retired neurosurgeon. While the unconstrained Trump has a comfortable double-digit lead over the soft-spoken

Sarah Palin: Bristol keeps getting pregnant because God is giving her ‘3rd, 4th and 5th chances’

Sarah Palin: Bristol keeps getting pregnant because God is giving her ‘3rd, 4th and 5th chances’

David Edwards Former Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin explained that her daughter had gotten pregnant out of wedlock for the second time because God gave people second, third and fourth chances not to sin. “Bristol is pregnant again,” CBS correspondent Tracy Smith pointed out to Palin during a recent trip to Wasilla. “That can’t