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…

GOP candidates react to Paris terrorist attacks — by blaming Democrats and slamming Syrian refugees

GOP candidates react to Paris terrorist attacks — by blaming Democrats and slamming Syrian refugees

Tom Boggioni Following Friday night’s terrorist attacks in Paris that claimed 129 lives, prospective 2016 GOP presidential candidates were quick to find fault and assign blame by going after Democrats and slamming Syrian refugees before French authorities even began their investigation. Republicans flooded the airwaves Sunday morning, variously criticizing their Democratic counterparts for failing to

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…

Ben Carson: I will ban Syrian refugees because I have ‘big frontal lobes as opposed to other animals’

Ben Carson: I will ban Syrian refugees because I have ‘big frontal lobes as opposed to other animals’

David Edwards GOP presidential hopeful Ben Carson argued on Sunday that anyone with “big frontal lobes” could see that the U.S. must not accept refugees from Syria. Following recent terrorist attacks in Paris, Carson vowed to reverse President Barack Obama’s policy of accepting up to 10,000 Syrian refugees. “Bringing people into this country from that