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How Donald Trump Could Win, and Why He Probably Won’t

Despite controversy after controversy, Donald Trump still dominates the polls. With his seemingly impervious lead, it is tempting to declare that he is a clear front-runner for the nomination.<p>He has, after all, defied all expectations of his impending demise, including an early one from this …

Republicans

On Pardons, Obama’s the Stingiest President Since John Adams

He’s made justice reform a big issue. So how come he’s freed so few prisoners?<p>As the two presidents, one incoming and the other outgoing, shared a limo to the inauguration in January 2009, President George W. Bush had some advice for President-elect Barack Obama: “Announce a pardon policy early on …

Earth May Spin Faster as Glaciers Melt

Melting ice triggered by global warming may make Earth whirl faster than before and could shift the axis on which the planet spins, researchers …

US politicians attack 'nightmare' of Xi Jinping's China

Presidential candidate Marco Rubio joins chorus of condemnation as Beijing begins trial of human rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang<p>Chinese president Xi Jinping is transforming his country into a “nightmare” for anyone who dares to oppose the Communist party, members of a US congressional committee claimed …

Poll: Americans' interest in the presidential debates has swelled

With Donald Trump laying claim to the title entertainer-in-chief, Americans' interest in the primary debates this election cycle has swelled, according to a Pew Research Center survey released Monday.<p>Almost 70 percent of Americans have watched at least one of the six primary debates this year — 26 …

Government

The Prime Minister of Ukraine was yanked from his podium by the groin in an epic parliamentary brawl

Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk was pulled from his podium during Friday's parliamentary proceedings and hoisted up by his crotch by a member of an opposition faction. This prompted a very physical brawl that would last for several minutes as more and more lawmakers got involved in the …

Europe

Ted Cruz misquotes CIA official, makes false claim on bombing ISIS oil and climate change

Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz tore into President Barack Obama’s strategy against ISIS in an NPR interview.<p>Cruz, who vowed to "utterly …

Hidden World War II Battlefields Reveal Germans' Secret Tactics

Deep in the forests of northwestern Europe, the ghosts of battle from World War II remain. These landscapes preserve troves of bomb craters, trenches …

Hasselbeck: 'Who Knew That You And The GOP Were Such Bigots?'

<i>Fox and Friends</i>, in the days running up to Christmas, is an (even more) intellectually barren wasteland, of puff pieces and human interest stories. …

Saudi Arabia announces 34-state Islamic military coalition against militants

DUBAI/PARIS (Reuters) - A new Saudi-led Islamic coalition will share information and train, equip and provide forces if necessary for the fight against miltants such as Islamic State and al Qaeda, Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said on Tuesday.<p>Saudi Arabia announced earlier in the day the …

Calgary faces all-out gang war defined by impulsive gun violence

Turf battles over drugs in Calgary's northeast have escalated into a gang war — amid a criminal landscape that's different from any the city has seen …

Researchers used science to make best guess at what Jesus looked like -- and and this is what they found

Images of what artists have imagined Jesus to look like are prolific. Most of them, in contemporary Western societies, depict a brown or …

Conservatives Perfectly Suited For Uncovering Liberal Scandals

Taking to their job as the Official Opposition like a fish to a bicycle, the Conservatives have uncovered one scandal after another plaguing the new …

Obama's message to ISIS: 'You are next'

Obama emphasized that ISIS — aka the Islamic State, ISIL, and Daesh — is losing ground in the Middle East as the US ramps up airstrikes and coordinates with ground forces.<p>"We are hitting ISIL harder than ever," Obama said, pointing to the nearly 9,000 airstrikes that the US and allies abroad have …

Obama vows to hit IS harder, says commandos now in Syria

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Monday vowed to accelerate the U.S.-led military campaign against the Islamic State in both Syria and …

National Security

World leaders push for Libya peace as ISIL fills vacuum

World leaders meeting in Rome have urged Libya's warring factions to lay down their weapons and back a new national unity government under a UN peace plan due to be signed on Wednesday.<p>US Secretary of State John Kerry was among ministers and officials from 17 countries who, along with the UN, the …

How the world learned its lesson and got a climate deal

PARIS (Reuters) - It was an agreement born from a fear of failure, delivered by the smoothness of French diplomacy.<p>Participants are seen in silhouette as they look at a screen showing a world map with climate anomalies during the World Climate Change Conference 2015 (COP21) at Le Bourget, near …

ANALYST: Here's what 'President Trump' would mean for the markets

But no matter how much Republican establishment types dismiss the notion of a Trump presidency, a top analyst said Tuesday that it <i>is</i> time to start focusing on what "President Trump" could mean for markets.<p>"The biggest financial impact probably would be on the bond market, with interest rates headed …

Donald Trump

Tales From Ukraine’s Surreal Front Lines

Veteran war correspondent Tim Judah goes inside Ukraine’s supremely weird war.<p><b>In Wartime: Stories From Ukraine by Tim Judah</b><p>Tim Judah is a man who …

U.S. Bombing of ISIS Oil Facilities Showing Progress

Fighting terrorists can render many of the military’s most powerful weapons all but impotent. Without columns of troops and tanks, flotillas of …

Merkel is shutting the door on Germany's 'open-door' refugee policy

Merkel has resisted pressure from allies within her Christian Democratic Union to put a cap on the number of refugees entering Germany, which is expected to top 1 million this year. Her willingness to accept refugees had helped earn her a nomination for a Nobel Peace Prize and the distinction of …

Hispanic Activists Say They’ll Punish Trump, GOP by Signing Up 1 Million Immigrants for Citizenship Who Will Vote for Democrats: Report

Hispanic activists said they’ll sign up 1 million immigrants for citizenship, register them to vote and then have them “punish” Donald Trump and the GOP by voting for Democrats next year, the Washington Times reported.<p>Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally, …

NBC Poll: Clinton Would Trounce Trump But Lose to Rubio, Carson

Hillary Clinton would defeat Ted Cruz and trounce Donald Trump in a hypothetical head-to-head general election matchup, but she would lose to Marco Rubio or Ben Carson, a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll finds.<p>Clinton, who leads the Democratic primary field by nearly 20 points, would have a …

Government

John Kerry rejects leading climate scientist's claim Paris talks were 'fraud'

COP 21: UN climate change conference | Paris,Greenhouse gas emissions,Climate change,Environment,Global climate talks,World news,John Kerry,US news,James Hansen,Science<p>Kerry defends agreement after James Hansen, considered the father of climate change awareness, condemned talks over lack of …

Why Europeans understand the danger of Donald Trump better than anybody else

But there is a danger in not looking at hate speech as anything other than what it is. Europeans now understand this very well. Because Europe's recent experience with extremist rhetoric suggests that Americans ignore Trump and his politically motivated bigotry at their peril.<p>For much of the last …

Europe

Historic New Climate Deal: Surprises, Snubs, and What it Really Means

Paris Climate Talks<p>The world’s countries have agreed to initiate a momentous shift away from fossil fuels. Who are the winners and losers? What are the surprises? And what does it all mean?<p>LE BOURGET, France—The world came together.<p>More than 20 years after world leaders first tried hammering out an …

The ISIS economy pulls in $80 million A MONTH in revenue for the terror group

In fact, one of the reasons that US, Britain, and other countries are launching a series of air strikes in Syria is to destroy one of the main ways ISIS gets its revenue — oil trucks and fields.<p>According to astonishing new research, ISIS rakes in $80 million (£53 million) per month.<p>Around $1.1 …

Trump's Muslim ban idea pushes GOP toward chaos

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump's plan to ban Muslims from entering the United States is shoving the Republican Party to the edge of chaos, abruptly pitting GOP leaders against their own presidential front-runner and jeopardizing the party's longtime drive to attract minorities.<p>Unbowed, Trump fired …

Anti-Racists Drown Out Islamophobic Rally Outside The White House

Activists protesting against Muslims found themselves vastly outnumbered.<p>Anti-racist demonstrators overwhelmed a half-dozen activists who had gathered at the White House Saturday in support of a ban on Muslim immigration to the U.S.<p>The counterprotesters, who outnumbered the anti-Muslim gathering by …