Jeb Bush turns in another lackluster debate performance — but campaign manager insists he’ll stay in the race

Jeb Bush turns in another lackluster debate performance — but campaign manager insists he’ll stay in the race

Reuters Jeb Bush needed a strong performance at the Republican presidential debate to silence the doubters. He did not get it. Instead, his lackluster showing is likely to spur even more questions about his viability as a top-tier candidate, with his campaign manager immediately after the debate insisting that Bush would remain the race for

Mexican Supreme Court postpones hearing on marijuana legalization case

Mexican Supreme Court postpones hearing on marijuana legalization case

Agence France-Presse Mexico’s Supreme Court postponed on Wednesday a much-anticipated hearing on a citizen group’s bid to legally smoke marijuana, a potential landmark case in a country beset by drug violence. While dozens of legalization supporters gathered outside the court in the capital’s historic center, a judicial official said the justices decided to delay the

Sanders shares the stage with Muslim student as he slams racism and bigotry in political speech

Sanders shares the stage with Muslim student as he slams racism and bigotry in political speech

Arturo Garcia Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) invited a Muslim college student onstage with him during his speech in Fairfax, Virginia on Wednesday after she alluded to Islamophobic political rhetoric, Think Progress reported. “As an American Muslim student who aspires to change the world currently majoring in International Conflict Analysis and Resolution — and I hope

Pot jokes make the cut at Colorado GOP debate

Pot jokes make the cut at Colorado GOP debate

International Business Times

Given the Colorado setting of the third Republican debate, one of the most progressive states when it comes to regulating cannabis, legalization of marijuana was bound to come up Wednesday night on the debate stage. Ohio Gov. John Kasich was the only candidate given the opportunity to address cannabis from a legislative perspective, but the other…

Rubio defends H1B Visa support for tech companies

Rubio defends H1B Visa support for tech companies

International Business Times

Republican presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio defended his support of federal H1B visas during the third Republican debate Wednesday, saying that the American higher education system needs to be reformed and that companies that abuse the program need to be banned from ever using it again. Rubio has been criticized by his Senate colleague Jeff Sessions,…

Carson clarifies remarks about gays

Carson clarifies remarks about gays

International Business Times

Neurosurgeon Ben Carson clarified his stance on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights Wednesday at the Republican presidential debate, saying he supported LGBT Americans but not their marriages. Carson, a Seventh-day Adventist who has been battling mogul Donald Trump for the No. 1 spot in national polls, said that those seemingly contradictory stances don’t automatically make…

Ted Cruz goes after the media

Ted Cruz goes after the media

International Business Times

Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, took the time allotted for his first question in the third GOP debate Wednesday to chastise the American media, calling it biased and saying that it favors Democrats over Republicans. In doing so, Cruz defended his fellow Republicans on the stage that he said were asked unfair questions like…

Santorum proposes fighting global warming by bringing back jobs from China

Santorum proposes fighting global warming by bringing back jobs from China

International Business Times

Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum says he has done the math when it comes to combating global warming, and the answer is to bring manufacturing jobs from China to American soil. Santorum said during the third Republican debate Wednesday night that Americans have lost two million jobs to trade with China. “Why don’t we — if…

Was Jindal good for Louisiana?

Was Jindal good for Louisiana?

International Business Times

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal defended his state’s budget and economic situation during Wednesday’s “undercard” Republican presidential debate. He told the CNBC moderators that he cut Louisiana’s budget 26 percent, eliminated 30,000 government employees and made it one of the top states for private-sector job growth. It’s not a new refrain: Jindal has begun increasingly referencing his…

Did Bernie Sanders honeymoon in the USSR?

Did Bernie Sanders honeymoon in the USSR?

International Business Times

Rounding out a lengthy response to the question of whether or not he has policy positions that qualify him more to run as a Democrat than as a Republican, Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina took shots at the Democratic presidential field Wednesday night during the GOP debate, mocking Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., for being a…