‘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…