Donald Trump, as many people on the left and even some on the right agree, is undoubtedly and intentionally making controversial remarks on cultural, racial and religious issues.But what's emerged as the more complicated question is whether Trump's supporters agree with all of his remarks. Are at least some of Trump's backers, as... read more
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, a former Supreme Court clerk, has called for abolishing the justices' lifetime tenure and making them run for re-election, “so long as justices on the court insist on behaving like politicians.” Florida Sen. Marco Rubio recently said of Supreme Court decisions legalizing abortion and gay marriage that when civil and... read more
In fighting back reports that he mocked a New York Times reporter with disabilities, GOP presidential contender Donald Trump claims that he did not poke fun at the journalist's physical features, in fact, he says he's never met the guy, so how could he? And for all his troubles, Trump is demanding that the Times issue him an apology.
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Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson will go to Jordan Friday to visit Syrian refugees, campaign officials said Thursday.The New York Times first reported that Carson plans to visit a refugee camp in northern Jordan. Campaign officials confirmed the trip on Thursday night."I find when you have firsthand knowledge of things as... read more
Another religious freedom battle is brewing in Texas. But this time, Syrian refugees -- not same-sex couples or women seeking birth control coverage -- are at the center of it.Numerous faith groups that settle international refugees in the Lone Star State are upset about a recent directive from Texas officials to no longer help Syrians in the... read more
In politics, it's supposedly better to be strong and wrong than weak and right. The entire 2016 Republican presidential field is putting that wisdom to the test when it comes to climate change.
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According to the woman who knows him best, Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio would love to spend Thanksgiving Day posted up in front of the television, enjoying all the football the day has to offer."He wants to just sit there and not have to move," Jeanette Rubio, the senator's wife, told NBC News' Natalie... read more
President Obama tried to reassure nervous Americans on Wednesday that the nation's security services were ready for anything terrorists might throw at them.Speaking on the eve of Thanksgiving, Obama said they have received no credible reports of terrorists plotting attacks in the U.S. like the bloody Nov. 13 massacre in Paris.Obama spoke... read more
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — The businessman leading the Republican Party was peddling one thing to South Carolina voters Tuesday evening: An alleged innate ability to predict foreign policy trends and events.Trump has spent the past few weeks on the trail touting, among other thing, his idea of bombing Iraqi oil fields and then taking and keeping the... read more
Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie, who recently drew a sharp rebuke from President Obama after declaring the U.S. shouldn’t allow any Syrian refugees into the country -- not even orphans under the age of five -- argued on Tuesday that Muslim-Americans share the same security fears as he does.
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