‘It’s almost an us versus them thing’: Inside the GOP’s war against the media

‘It’s almost an us versus them thing’: Inside the GOP’s war against the media

Newsweek

“It’s almost an us versus them thing.” That’s how Ben Carson described his ongoing feud with CNN over the weekend. Speaking on Meet the Press, the Republican presidential candidate said he hasn’t been rattled by journalists raising questions about his past—including claims he makes in his autobiography about getting into West Point and assaulting people as…

10 percent of people on death row are veterans

10 percent of people on death row are veterans

Newsweek

Veterans make up nearly seven percent of the U.S. population, but represent around 10 percent of the people on death row, according to a Tuesday report from the Death Penalty Information Center, a Washington D.C.-based non-profit. The report’s author, senior program director Richard Dieter, arrived at his estimate by using the most recent, available data: A…

Obama’s on Facebook now, too

Obama’s on Facebook now, too

International Business Times

President Obama just got his own Facebook page seven years into his presidency. It appears from his most recent update and cover photo, which was taken during his trip to the Alaskan glaciers, that climate change will be the theme of his official page. The big unveiling comes just ahead of the 2015 United Nations Climate…

Ben Carson in the hot seat as Republican candidates prep for Tuesday night debate

Ben Carson in the hot seat as Republican candidates prep for Tuesday night debate

International Business Times

Candidates in the Republican primary field are getting ready for their fourth debate, and on Tuesday Dr. Ben Carson is likely to face more difficult questioning than he’s seen so far in his campaign. The retired neurosurgeon has breached the top of the Republican pack and has already been the subject of deep media scrutiny over…

Starbucks cups have Donald Trump seeing red

Starbucks cups have Donald Trump seeing red

International Business Times

Donald Trump has joined the throngs of disgruntled Starbucks customers this holiday season who are offended by the cafe chain’s festive red cups — whose lack of seasonal designs, they argue, are part of a “war on Christmas.” The leading Republican presidential candidate introduced the cup design into the 2016 election discourse Monday while speaking at…

Trevor Noah destroys Carson’s claim that media is treating him worse than Obama

Trevor Noah destroys Carson’s claim that media is treating him worse than Obama

Arturo Garcia Daily Show host Trevor Noah accepted Ben Carson’s challenge on Monday and sunk the Republican presidential candidate’s claim that then-Sen. Barack Obama’s first presidential campaign was treated with kid gloves by the press. “Yeah, so they vetted Obama to the point where they questioned whether he was a legitimate natural-born American citizen,” Noah