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

Distraught Pope Francis condemns Paris attacks: ‘No justification, religious or human’ for slaughter

Distraught Pope Francis condemns Paris attacks: ‘No justification, religious or human’ for slaughter

Tom Boggioni In a telephone interview with the Italian Bishops’ Conference’s official television network, a distraught Pope Francis called the Paris terrorist attacks part of a “piecemeal Third World War.” “I am shaken, I don’t understand these things, done by human beings… There cannot be justification, religious or human. It’s inhuman,” the Pontiff said in

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

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

Head of Tunisia’s Islamist party: Poverty is a root cause of terrorism

Head of Tunisia’s Islamist party: Poverty is a root cause of terrorism

Al Jazeera

Tunisia’s Ghannouchi: Poverty is a root cause of terror

Tunis, Tunisia – Rachid Ghannouchi, the head of the Islamist Ennahda Party, has said poverty and unemployment are the most important factors in explaining the appeal of terrorism to young people in his country. The veteran Ennahda leader said on Saturday that the lack of opportunity created fertile platforms for terrorism to grow, pointing out that…

Here are the rules for Saturday night’s Democratic debate

Here are the rules for Saturday night’s Democratic debate

International Business Times

Rules For Saturday’s Democratic Debate

The Democratic Party’s presidential hopefuls will take the debate stage for a second time Saturday night, and this time no one will keep a spot reserved for U.S. Vice President Joe Biden. Candidates, including former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, will square off at the CBS/Twitter-hosted event at Drake University…

Cartoonists pay tribute to Paris attack victims with sad and somber drawings

Cartoonists pay tribute to Paris attack victims with sad and somber drawings

Newsweek

Cartoonists Pay Tribute to the Victims of Paris Attacks With Somber Drawings

Cartoonists and illustrators took to social media on Friday and Saturday to share their drawings in response to the deadliest peacetime attack to hit France. Friday’s simultaneous attacks on a restaurant, concert venue and stadium in the French capital—claimed by radical Islamist group ISIS—left at least 127 people dead and 80 people in critical condition. French…