Legislators ask European Union to grant protection to ‘human rights defender’ Edward Snowden

Legislators ask European Union to grant protection to ‘human rights defender’ Edward Snowden

Agence France-Presse US intelligence whistle-blower Edward Snowden on Thursday hailed a European Parliament vote urging EU member states to take him in and offer protection as an “extraordinary” gesture of support. In a resolution, EU lawmakers called on the bloc’s 28 member states to grant protection to Snowden as a “human rights defender” after he

Southern Methodist University fraternities criticized for party asking guests to bring ‘inner thug’

Southern Methodist University fraternities criticized for party asking guests to bring ‘inner thug’

Dallas Morning News

DALLAS—Southern Methodist University says it’s reviewing an incident in which two fraternities planned a “racially offensive” party. The “Ice Age” party, as promoted Tuesday on Facebook, included a photo of a black man wearing sunglasses, with gold teeth and a gold chain in his mouth. The invitation called it a “savage banger” and said to “bring…

Maddow: Disastrous debate showed Jeb that ‘money can’t make you a better candidate’

Maddow: Disastrous debate showed Jeb that ‘money can’t make you a better candidate’

Arturo Garcia The bipartisan drubbing Jeb Bush is taking after Wednesday’s GOP candidate debate could kill his presidential campaign by the force of popular perception, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow said on Thursday. “The one thing that didn’t change between yesterday and today is that Jeb Bush’s super PAC is still sitting on $100 million,” she

GOP campaigns planning to seize debate control from Republican National Committee: report

GOP campaigns planning to seize debate control from Republican National Committee: report

Arturo Garcia Representatives from at least nine GOP presidential campaigns will meet on Sunday to discuss taking control of their remaining debates from the Republican National Committee, Politico reported. The push for the meeting is being led by campaign advisors for both front-runners Ben Carson and Donald Trump, as well as for Sen. Lindsey Graham

‘This victory truly belongs to the nation’: Same-sex marriage signed into law in Ireland

‘This victory truly belongs to the nation’: Same-sex marriage signed into law in Ireland

Agence France-Presse Same-sex marriage was signed into law in Ireland, five months after a historic referendum saw the traditionally Catholic nation become the world’s first country to vote for gay unions. “The Presidential Commission today signed the ‘Marriage Bill 2015′ into law,” the president’s office said in a statement, paving the way for the first

Are guns welcome at Trump hotels? Depends on whom you ask

Are guns welcome at Trump hotels? Depends on whom you ask

Reuters For those wondering whether they can bring their guns with them to the Trump-branded hotels and golf courses that dot the United States’ classier corners, Donald Trump may have only added to their uncertainty during Wednesday’s Republican debate. The billionaire real-estate developer and presidential contender indicated he thought guns were not generally allowed, but