Ted Cruz exploits Paris attack to talk about Christian persecution while honoring anti-gay bigots

Ted Cruz exploits Paris attack to talk about Christian persecution while honoring anti-gay bigots

Bethania Palma Markus GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz held a “Rally for Religious Liberty” on Saturday at Bob Jones University in South Carolina, featuring anti-gay activists and a football coach who violated the First Amendment’s Establishment Clause. There, Cruz made the case that the terrorist attacks in Paris on Friday night proved that Christians are

US airstrike kills Islamic State leader in Libya after terrorist group claims responsibility for attacking Paris

US airstrike kills Islamic State leader in Libya after terrorist group claims responsibility for attacking Paris

The Guardian A US military airstrike has killed the Islamic State’s leader in Libya, the Pentagon said on Saturday. The target of the strike was named as “Abu Nabil, aka Wissam Najm Abd Zayd al Zubaydi, an Iraqi national who was a long-time al-Qaida operative”. The Pentagon said Nabil’s death “will degrade [Isis’s] ability to

Rival says Bernie Sanders aide angered over last-minute foreign policy focus in lead-up to debate

Rival says Bernie Sanders aide angered over last-minute foreign policy focus in lead-up to debate

Bethania Palma Markus Hours before Democratic candidates are scheduled to face off in a primary debate on Saturday night, an aide for Bernie Sanders (I-VT) caused a fracas with hosting network CBS over a last-minute change to the debate’s focus, Yahoo News reports. Sanders strategist Mark Longabaugh was apparently upset that CBS decided to change the

Martin O’Malley slams ‘carnival barker’ Donald Trump

Martin O’Malley slams ‘carnival barker’ Donald Trump

International Business Times

Former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley directed his insults Saturday at the second Democratic debate not at a rival onstage but one in another party: Donald Trump. While speaking about immigration policy and advocating for a path to citizenship, O’Malley labeled the Republican front-runner and real estate tycoon a “carnival barker.” “You’ll never hear this from that…

Bernie Sanders connects climate change to terrorism

Bernie Sanders connects climate change to terrorism

International Business Times

One day after the Islamic State group killed or injured about 500 people in a series of attacks in Paris, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., linked climate change to the spread of terrorist groups overseas. At the second Democratic presidential debate, held Saturday in Des Moines, Iowa, Sanders was asked whether he stood by his previous claims…