Cuban comrades say Ted Cruz’s dad wasn’t a rebel blowing up buildings for Jesus — as he has claimed

Cuban comrades say Ted Cruz’s dad wasn’t a rebel blowing up buildings for Jesus — as he has claimed

Arturo Garcia Cuban student leaders fighting dictator Fulgencio Batista’s regime have questioned Rafael Cruz’s account of his activities before leaving the country, the New York Times reported. While Cruz — whose son Ted is running for the Republican presidential nomination — has described himself as a saboteur who threw Molotov cocktails against Batista’s administration, fellow

Federal judge rules that NSA’s data gathering ‘likely violates the Constitution’

Federal judge rules that NSA’s data gathering ‘likely violates the Constitution’

Sam Thielman, The Guardian Edward Snowden hails ‘victory’ after federal judge rules agency must stop collecting defendants’ information in a program that is ‘likely unlawful’ A federal judge ruled against the National Security Agency on Monday, saying that its bulk collection of telephone metadata “likely violates the Constitution”. In a case brought by activist Larry

Jeb Bush: Would I kill baby Adolf Hitler? ‘Hell yeah!’

Jeb Bush: Would I kill baby Adolf Hitler? ‘Hell yeah!’

Mahita Gajanan, The Guardian The Republican presidential candidate had no hesitation when faced with the moral conundrum in a televised interview: ‘You gotta step up, man’ The Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush on Monday considered the “baby Hitler” debate, during an interview with the Huffington Post. The debate arose on Twitter in October, after the

Pentagon set to release list of US sites where Guantanamo prisoners could be moved

Pentagon set to release list of US sites where Guantanamo prisoners could be moved

Reuters The Pentagon is expected to unveil a long-awaited plan this week outlining how it would close the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, despite fierce resistance in Congress to President Barack Obama’s push to shutter the facility, officials say. The plan would have four sections, one detailing potential U.S. alternatives for detainees, including the

Unprecedented: NASA spots pair of ice volcanoes on surface of Pluto

Unprecedented: NASA spots pair of ice volcanoes on surface of Pluto

Reuters Scientists have discovered what appear to be ice-spewing volcanoes on the surface of Pluto, raising questions about how the tiny, distant world has been so geologically active, according to research presented on Monday. The findings, released at an American Astronomical Society meeting in National Harbor, Maryland, paint a far more complicated picture of Pluto

New evidence emerges of vote counting subterfuge in Ohio pot ballot initiative

New evidence emerges of vote counting subterfuge in Ohio pot ballot initiative

Steven Rosenfeld, AlterNet More evidence is emerging calling into question the officially reported results of Tuesday’s marijuana legalization vote in Ohio, where Issue 3 was defeated by a two-to-one margin. On Friday, the Columbus Free Press published a series of screenshots of live televised election returns from Dayton’s WHIO-TV provided by Ohio’s Secretary of State.