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Rival campaigns starting to fear Ted Cruz

Increasingly, the field sees a clear path for Cruz into March.<p>He has more cash than any other Republican candidate. He is organized in every county in the first four voting states. And he has served up one strong debate performance after another.<p>Now, not three months from primary season, rivals …

TED CRUZ: This sentence perfectly sums up Obama's foreign policy

Cruz, a Republican presidential candidate, told conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt that Obama's statement was a "stunning indictment" of the president's policies after last week's terrorist attacks in Paris.<p>Obama made the remark at a news conference in Turkey earlier in the day:<p>What I'm not …

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Appliance Science: Edible water bottles and the strange chemistry of spherification

I just drank a cup of water. Nothing unusual there, but this was without a cup or other container. Instead, the water was held in a clear, edible membrane that I popped into my mouth and bit down on. It tasted, well, just like water, because this clear sphere was made just from water and two …

What liberals could learn from Ted Cruz’s flat tax

Ted Cruz has developed a reputation as the most conservative of the major 2016 Republican presidential candidates, but he hasn't taken many specific policy positions to earn that moniker. One exception? His longtime support for a flat tax.<p>The flat tax dramatically lowers the top tax rate and …

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Ted Cruz launches bid; Some pundits paint him as scary extremist

Before he got to repealing ObamaCare, before he got to dumping Common Core, before he got to abolishing the IRS, Ted Cruz talked about Jesus.<p>In kicking off his presidential campaign Monday at Liberty University, Cruz began with his father, a Cuban immigrant who washed dishes in Texas for 50 cents …

Middle School Student Releases Viral Clip Defending Giuliani and Outlining the Reasons He Believes Obama Has a ‘Downright Hatred’ for America

As debate continues over former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani’s claim that he doesn’t believe President Barack Obama loves America, a 12-year-old kid from Georgia has released a now-viral video passionately defending Giuliani — and outlining the reasons that he believes the president has …

Sony Reaffirms 'The Last Guardian' Is Not Dead

I’ve always found things like trademark or domain name registration to be poor indicators of which games are or are not being made, so it comes to no surprise that after a rumor that Sony was purposefully abandoning The Last Guardian trademark, that they’ve come forward today to emphatically state …

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GOP 2016: Playbook's Top 5 most likely to win

Our first ranking of the Republican presidential race.<p>The debut edition of our leader board of the Republicans most likely to win the presidential nomination, based on what we know now, shows the field may not be as big as most people think.<p><b>1) JEB BUSH (age 62, to Hillary’s 67):</b> He’s got money, …

Jeb Bush's role in end-of-life dispute while governor could be dark mark in 2016 | Fox News

Jeb Bush was preparing to release the emails he sent and received as Florida governor when he was excoriated by a letter-writer to The Miami Herald.<p>The headline: "Don't trust Jeb Bush with the power of the presidency."<p>The subject of many of the emails was Terri Schiavo. The letter-writer was her …

Rick Rubin analyses Kanye, Cash and Jay-Z on music annotation site Genius

Superproducer adds insight to some of his most famous songs, and explains that Kanye used to give him ‘anxiety’<p>If you’ve ever been curious about the intricacies of Rick Rubin’s many musical visions, burgeoning tech startup Genius recently enlisted the super-producer to annotate over 50 songs with …

George W. Bush: I think my brother wants to be president

Former President George W. Bush said Thursday that he thinks his brother Jeb Bush wants to be president.<p>The former president said he is encouraging his brother Jeb to run for the Oval Office -- a move the former Florida governor is considering.<p>"He and I did a conversation. I of course was pushing …

George W. Bush: I think Jeb wants it

Former President George W. Bush says he thinks his brother Jeb wants to be in the White House and added that he is pushing his younger sibling to run for president in 2016.<p>“I think he wants to be president,’” George Bush said on Fox News on Thursday. “I think [Jeb would] be a great president. He …

U.S. misjudged rise of Islamic State militants, Obama acknowledges

President Obama conceded in an interview that the United States underestimated Islamic State militants who have taken over swaths of Syria and Iraq, calling the fight against violent extremism in the Middle East “a generational challenge” that the region’s nations have to resolve through political …

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U.K. lawmakers back action against ISIL by huge majority

LONDON — British lawmakers voted overwhelmingly Friday to join the U.S.-led coalition conducting airstrikes against the Islamic State in Iraq, but they did not act on whether to approve strikes against the militants in Syria.<p>"I believe it is our duty to take part," British Prime Minister David …

Crunch time for Jeb Bush

It’s now or never for Jeb Bush.<p>The former Florida governor flirted with presidential runs in 2008 and 2012 but ultimately demurred, always with the flickering possibility of mounting a campaign down the road. But at 61 years old, the second son of former President George Herbert Walker Bush is now …

Western allies reject ISIS leader's threats against their civilians

Western allies vowed a tough fight against ISIS on Monday after the terrorist group called for attacks against those countries.<p>"This call for the murder of civilians along with the execution of hostages and mass slaughters testifies once again, if necessary, of the terrorists' cruelty and justifies …

U.S. airstrikes hit ISIS inside Syria for first time

American jets began bombing ISIS targets in Syria early Tuesday, raising U.S. involvement in the war-torn country and sending a forceful message to the terror group.<p>The airstrikes focused on the ISIS stronghold of Raqqa, a U.S. official told CNN, though other locations were hit as well.<p>At least 20 …

This Is How ISIS Makes $3 Million A Day

U.S. intelligence officials revealed last week that they believe the Islamic State, also known as ISIS, is reaping as much as $3 million a day in revenue, making it one of the wealthiest terrorist groups in history.<p>The group desperately needs the money, for as one U.S. official recently told NBC: …

John Cantlie warns West of another Vietnam in latest Isil video as US launch air strikes in Syria

British hostage paraded before Isil cameras again to deliver progaganda message of bravardo, mocking America's 'Gulf War III' and insisting 'not since Vietnam have we witnessed such a mess in the making'<p>British hostage John Cantlie, has once more been paraded by Isil extremists to deliver a message …

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U.S. launches airstrikes in Syria

The United States has expanded its fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant beyond the borders of Iraq and into Syria, launching strikes with fighter jets, bombers and Tomahawk missiles, the Pentagon confirmed Monday night.<p>The U.S. and partner nations “are undertaking military action” …

US, Arab allies launch first wave of strikes in Syria

The United States, joined by five Arab allies, launched an intense campaign of airstrikes, bombings and cruise-missile attacks against the Islamic State and another militant group in Syria Monday night – marking the first U.S. military intervention in Syria since the start of that country’s civil …

Critics to airstrikes emerging on Capitol Hill - CNN.com

<b>(CNN)</b> -- As the Pentagon launched a barrage of airstrikes into Syria late Monday, Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Virginia, who was an early backer of President Obama's first presidential campaign and his hand-picked chairman to run the Democratic National Committee, says he is concerned about presidential …

Will strikes hurt Obama's diplomacy?

The first wave of airstrikes by U.S. and Arab military forces against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant fighters inside Syria is sure to change the dynamics of President Barack Obama’s diplomacy this week as he and scores of other world leaders converge on the United Nations in New York for the …

US LAUNCHES AIRSTRIKES IN SYRIA

The US and its allies have begun striking Islamic State (ISIS or ISIL) targets in Syria, the Pentagon said Monday night.<p>"I can confirm that US military and partner nation forces are undertaking military action against ISIL terrorists in Syria using a mix of fighter, bomber, and Tomahawk Land Attack …