Ted Cruz goes after the media

Ted Cruz goes after the media

International Business Times

Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, took the time allotted for his first question in the third GOP debate Wednesday to chastise the American media, calling it biased and saying that it favors Democrats over Republicans. In doing so, Cruz defended his fellow Republicans on the stage that he said were asked unfair questions like…

Carson clarifies remarks about gays

Carson clarifies remarks about gays

International Business Times

Neurosurgeon Ben Carson clarified his stance on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights Wednesday at the Republican presidential debate, saying he supported LGBT Americans but not their marriages. Carson, a Seventh-day Adventist who has been battling mogul Donald Trump for the No. 1 spot in national polls, said that those seemingly contradictory stances don’t automatically make…

Rubio defends H1B Visa support for tech companies

Rubio defends H1B Visa support for tech companies

International Business Times

Republican presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio defended his support of federal H1B visas during the third Republican debate Wednesday, saying that the American higher education system needs to be reformed and that companies that abuse the program need to be banned from ever using it again. Rubio has been criticized by his Senate colleague Jeff Sessions,…

Pot jokes make the cut at Colorado GOP debate

Pot jokes make the cut at Colorado GOP debate

International Business Times

Given the Colorado setting of the third Republican debate, one of the most progressive states when it comes to regulating cannabis, legalization of marijuana was bound to come up Wednesday night on the debate stage. Ohio Gov. John Kasich was the only candidate given the opportunity to address cannabis from a legislative perspective, but the other…

Sanders shares the stage with Muslim student as he slams racism and bigotry in political speech

Sanders shares the stage with Muslim student as he slams racism and bigotry in political speech

Arturo Garcia Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) invited a Muslim college student onstage with him during his speech in Fairfax, Virginia on Wednesday after she alluded to Islamophobic political rhetoric, Think Progress reported. “As an American Muslim student who aspires to change the world currently majoring in International Conflict Analysis and Resolution — and I hope

Mexican Supreme Court postpones hearing on marijuana legalization case

Mexican Supreme Court postpones hearing on marijuana legalization case

Agence France-Presse Mexico’s Supreme Court postponed on Wednesday a much-anticipated hearing on a citizen group’s bid to legally smoke marijuana, a potential landmark case in a country beset by drug violence. While dozens of legalization supporters gathered outside the court in the capital’s historic center, a judicial official said the justices decided to delay the

Jeb Bush turns in another lackluster debate performance — but campaign manager insists he’ll stay in the race

Jeb Bush turns in another lackluster debate performance — but campaign manager insists he’ll stay in the race

Reuters Jeb Bush needed a strong performance at the Republican presidential debate to silence the doubters. He did not get it. Instead, his lackluster showing is likely to spur even more questions about his viability as a top-tier candidate, with his campaign manager immediately after the debate insisting that Bush would remain the race for

GOP candidates rip CNBC moderators during and after debate: ‘This is not a cage match’

GOP candidates rip CNBC moderators during and after debate: ‘This is not a cage match’

Reuters Republican presidential candidates and their party leadership sharply criticized CNBC moderators who hosted Wednesday night’s debate, and Ted Cruz said the event showed “why the American people don’t trust the media.” At the conclusion of the two-hour event in Boulder, Colorado, Republican Party Chairman Reince Priebus derided the moderators and their questions — an

Black man says Washington restaurant made him prepay for breakfast — but not white customers

Black man says Washington restaurant made him prepay for breakfast — but not white customers

Travis Gettys A black man says he was asked to prepay for his meal at a Washington restaurant — even though white customers were allowed to pay after they had finished eating. Brian Eason filed a discrimination lawsuit Tuesday against Elmer’s Restaurants and the franchise’s parent company, Karsan, Inc., reported The Oregonian. The 44-year-old Eason,