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Donald Trump’s Social Media Ties to White Supremacists

Photographer by Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images<p><i>It’s more than just a couple of retweets.</i><p>In late January, Donald Trump did something that …

Donald Trump

“The Islamic State would not be with us today if the United States hadn’t invaded Iraq”: Islam, religion, and the interview Donald Trump and Ted Cruz must read now

<b>Donald Trump, Ted Cruz (Reuters/Carlos Barria/Jeff Malet, maletphoto.com/Photo montage by Salon)</b><p>Simple-minded analysis of religion, history and our challenge in the Middle East leads to the wrong policy choices<p>Phil Torres<p>March 19, 2016 10:30am (UTC)<p>At approximately 9:40 p.m., on Nov. 13, 2015, …

Trump and Sanders grew up 15 miles away from each other, but worlds apart

The two presidential candidates are channeling anti-establishment characteristics but have very little in common – then and now<p>They grew up in New York City barely 15 miles apart – one in Midwood, a predominantly Jewish immigrant section of south-west Brooklyn, the other in the leafy, gated …

Can GOP Strides With Black Voters Survive The 2016 Campaign?

While the Republican Party splits over which direction it should head, GOP officials say they've been quietly trying to turn the page with black voters in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan, North Carolina and Florida.<p>The effort is the result of the GOP's so-called "autopsy" report on the 2012 elections, …

AP FACT CHECK: Misfires on Wall Street, poverty in debate

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton had more regard for Wall Street movers and shakers than she acknowledged when claiming she scolded the financial …

Super Tuesday: Clinton, Trump win big; Cruz takes Texas; Rubio scores first win

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton carved out dominant positions in their party nominating races on Super Tuesday, marching ever closer to a scorched-earth general election clash.<p>Trump swamped his rivals by piling up seven wins across the nation, demonstrating broad appeal for his …

Government

This Man Is on Death Row for Killing His Alleged Rapist

Terry Williams's death sentence is the product of prosecutorial misconduct, a judge's conflict of interest, and a life of sexual abuse. On Monday, the US Supreme Court hears his story.<p>On January 26, 1984, Terrance "Terry" Williams bludgeoned and stabbed 50-year-old Herbert Hamilton to death. …

Study: Bernie Sanders’s health plan is actually kind of a train wreck for the poor

By Max Ehrenfreund<p>, Reporter<p>The senator from Vermont is Hillary Clinton’s rival in the contest for the Democratic presidential nomination.<p>The senator from Vermont is Hillary Clinton’s rival in the contest for the Democratic presidential nomination.<p>Millions of families among the working poor and …

Fall of the house of Bush: how Jeb fell victim to hype, hysteria ... and himself

The cracks in Jeb Bush’s candidacy for president surfaced before he formally entered the race.<p>Clinton clinches Nevada while Trump wins big in South Carolina<p>Read more<p>It was meant to be like any other primetime appearance on Fox News: an opportunity for a son and brother of former presidents to tout …

How I learned 5 languages in one year

Last year was incredibly busy, but productive and fun.<p>My little daughter had just turned two. She was enrolled in early development programs with a <i>"Kindergarten is Too Late"</i> approach. We had no nannies or grannies to help clean our apartment or feed a hungry husband (a standard set of …

Language Learning

Here's what it's like when President Obama gets mad

When he's mad, President Barack Obama gets eerily quiet.<p>Reggie Love, a 26-year-old former Duke University football and basketball star, improbably became then-Senator Obama's right-hand man during his first presidential campaign in 2007.<p>Love went on to work as Obama's personal aide for five years, …

Maddow Grills Clinton: If You Had to Pick a Vice President From GOP Field, Who Would You Pick?

MSNBC host Rachel Maddow pressed likely Hillary Clinton Friday night, asking her at the South Carolina Democratic forum which candidate from the Republican field she’d pick to serve as her vice president.<p>“This is a hard one,” Maddow warned before asking the question. “You’re not allowed to squirm …

Kim Dotcom reveals more about his blockchain-inspired alternative Internet

Kim Dotcom, the creator of notorious file hosting service MegaUpload.com, took time from fighting extradition charges in New Zealand on Thursday to …

Kim Dotcom

Bernie Sanders Is About as Radical as Harry Truman

The mainstream media continues to be shocked that Bernie Sanders keeps gaining traction against frontrunner Hillary Clinton. However, if you look at what Sanders actually stands for, it is well within the mainstream of what used to be the Democratic Party.<p>Ever since Jimmy Carter, it has been …

This mom called out this textbook publishing company for printing a serious historical inaccuracy

Texas mom Roni Dean-Burren was incredibly disturbed when her son showed her a page from his “World Geography” textbook that contained a serious …

John Oliver Rips GOP’s Oregon Shooting Reaction: ‘Worst Time to Talk About Mental Health’

The host of HBO’s Last Week Tonight slammed GOP presidential candidates for only bringing up mental health ‘as a means of steering the conversation …

Jamaica wants UK to pay them $25 billion as financial reparation for involvement in slave trade

Cameron arrived for a trip to the island country and nearby Grenada on Tuesday and was confronted with reparations by his Jamaican counterpart Portia Simpson-Miller.<p>Speaking at a bilateral meeting on Wednesday (September 30), Simpson-Miller said: "I brought to the Prime Minister's attention the …

Elizabeth Warren just gave the speech that Black Lives Matter activists have been waiting for

In a Sunday speech on racial inequality, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., called for broad policing reform - including de-escalation training and body cameras for all police officers - and likened the current Black Lives Matter movement to the civil rights movement that won black Americans the right …

NBC's Chuck Todd grilled Carly Fiorina on her most memorable claim from the debate

In an interview on NBC's "Meet the Press" on Sunday, host Chuck Todd pressed Fiorina repeatedly to explain why she was standing behind those since-debated claims about the Planned Parenthood organization.<p>Fiorina's claim, which earned her raucous applause from the debate crowd, was that an …

Donald Trump is facing a new type of threat from 2 surging candidates

But since last week, two surging White House hopefuls are taking a markedly different approach: former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Florida).<p>Rather than regularly berating the GOP front-runner or pretending he doesn't exist, Fiorina and Rubio have been biding their time …

Government

The real reason behind Vladimir Putin’s Syria intervention

Middle East editor Richard Spencer outlines the real motivation for Russia’s support of the Assad regime in Syria<p>As Vladimir Putin pours weapons and military support into Syria, he tells the West that Russia is simply trying to help in the war against terror and that the West should be happy that …

Middle East

Are viruses alive? New evidence says yes

Evolutionary history suggests they evolved from ancient cells<p>Influenza, SARS, Ebola, HIV, the common cold. All of us are quite familiar with these names. They are viruses—a little bit of genetic material (DNA or RNA) encapsulated in a protein coat. But what we don’t really understand, and what …

Biology

Solar Power Has a Nighttime Problem—and SolarCity Has a Crafty Way to Solve It

How do you get solar power when the sun goes down?<p>This isn’t a trick question.<p>Advertisement<p>One answer: You generate power from solar panels during …

5 amazing ways Pope Francis made Republicans squirm yesterday

<b>(AP/Alessandra Tarantino)</b><p>In his speech to Congress, the pope made one thing very clear: Republicans aren’t acting very Christian<p>Patricia Miller<p>September 25, 2015 5:11pm (UTC)<p>Despite all the talk that Pope Francis’ address to Congress wouldn’t be political or partisan, it turns out it was both. And, …

Ben Carson: Evolution Is Satanic and the Big Bang Is a Fairy Tale

At one point in time, GOP presidential candidate Ben Carson may have been best known as an excellent, even groundbreaking, neurosurgeon. In recent …

The most intriguing thing about the FBI recovering Hillary Clinton's deleted emails

And intriguingly, agents sifting through the emails Clinton said were "personal" in nature have reportedly handed some over to investigators — indicating that they are relevant in at least some way to the FBI's ongoing investigation.<p>"Once the emails have been extracted, a group of agents has been …

After ISIS Killed His Friends, This Guy Founded a Security Firm to Kill ISIS

"Anyone who kills friends of mine has made himself my target. I won't stop until ISIS is destroyed."<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE US.</i><p>In 2013, VICE spoke to Matthew VanDyke, an American documentary-maker who decided to pick up a gun and fight against Gaddafi in the Libyan revolution. His …

New Poll: Trump Still Leads, but He’s Lost Ground — and Two Other Republicans Are Surging

According to a new poll, Donald Trump is still the frontrunner in the crowded Republican presidential field, but the controversial real-estate mogul has lost some support — and fellow candidates Carly Fiorina and Marco Rubio have surged into second and fourth place, respectively.<p>Republican …