Hillary Clinton says would reaffirm ties with Israel if elected

Hillary Clinton says would reaffirm ties with Israel if elected

Agence France-Presse Hillary Clinton assured American Jews that she would reaffirm the United States’ “unbreakable bonds” with Israel and promptly invite Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to Washington should she win the White House. President Barack Obama has had a rocky, at times testy relationship with the Israeli leader, while Republican critics accuse Obama of not

Muslims and Catholics face ‘alarming emergence’ of religious intolerance in Australia

Muslims and Catholics face ‘alarming emergence’ of religious intolerance in Australia

Agence France-Presse Australia is experiencing an “alarming emergence” of religious intolerance, Attorney-General George Brandis said on Thursday, calling for greater efforts to counter discrimination, particularly against Muslims and Christians. Brandis, who spoke at an inaugural Religious Freedom Roundtable, said he was fearful for religious freedom and tolerance in Australia. “Members of the Islamic community are

Ben Carson: My ideas about creationism and pyramids are ‘not silly at all’ — they’re in the Bible

Ben Carson: My ideas about creationism and pyramids are ‘not silly at all’ — they’re in the Bible

David Edwards Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson on Thursday defended his belief in creationism and the disputed theory that the Egyptian pyramids were built for grain storage because he said both ideas came from the Bible. A video uncovered by BuzzFeed earlier this week, showed Carson explaining his pyramids theory in a 1998 speech. “My

Senate Democrats block defense spending bill

Senate Democrats block defense spending bill

Reuters Democrats blocked the fiscal 2016 defense appropriations bill for a third time in the U.S. Senate on Thursday, amid a broader fight with Republicans over tax and spending policy. The vote was 51-44 for the bill, short of the 60 votes required under Senate rules to move ahead. Democrats have vowed to block all

Native-born Canadian Ted Cruz has a birther problem

Native-born Canadian Ted Cruz has a birther problem

The Conversation Ted Cruz is on a roll. The right wing Texas senator gave a strong performance in last week’s GOP presidential debate and he is now rapidly lining up key conservative endorsements before the Iowa caucuses. Even more impressive, the latest polling data and fundraising numbers show significant momentum building behind his campaign. With

How the power of money in politics has disenfranchised America’s silent majority of socialists

How the power of money in politics has disenfranchised America’s silent majority of socialists

The Conversation It took the excitement generated by the political campaign of a self-described socialist, Bernie Sanders, to put into stark relief the extent to which the United States political system fails to reflect and respond to the aspirations of most Americans. That’s because decades of income stagnation have transformed political attitudes in ways that

Oregon cops wrong to pry apart drug suspect’s buttocks in ‘Crack Alley’ arrest: court

Oregon cops wrong to pry apart drug suspect’s buttocks in ‘Crack Alley’ arrest: court

Travis Gettys An appeals court overturned the conviction of an Oregon man who was arrested on drug charges after police pried apart his buttocks and found cocaine. Herbert Lee Scruggs Jr. was arrested in November 2011 after police spotted him meeting two suspected drug buyers in Portland’s “Crack Alley,” reported The Oregonian. Officers said Scruggs,