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Clinton campaign’s dilemma: What to do with Bill?

MARRAKESH, Morocco — The scene that unfolded here last week as Bill Clinton convened world leaders for a philanthropic conference was hardly what his wife’s champion-for-everyday-Americans campaign would have ordered up.<p>Gathered in Marrakesh for a Clinton Global Initiative confab, foreign oligarchs …

Government

Clinton’s claim that illegal immigrants pay more in taxes than some corporations

<i>“In New York, which I know a little bit about because I represented it for eight years and I live there now, our undocumented workers in New York pay more in taxes than some of the biggest corporations in New York.”</i><p>–Hillary Clinton, roundtable in North Las Vegas, May 5, 2015<p>Several readers …

Retirement

Hillary Clinton’s views on immigration are entirely mainstream

Hillary Rodham Clinton took a stand on immigration policy when she sat down with a group of students in Las Vegas on Tuesday. She aligned herself with President Obama’s controversial executive actions on immigration. She signaled that she would go beyond to “fight for comprehensive immigration …

Immigration

Hillary Clinton’s hedge on trade leaves Obama without political cover

The United States’ reputation in Asia was suffering under the weight of economic and political turmoil at home when Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton arrived in Hong Kong in the summer of 2011 to reassure American business executives that the future was brighter.<p>Back in Washington, …

Foreign Policy

Why a Clinton victory in 2016 could expand the power of the presidency

Speaking in Las Vegas this week, Hillary Rodham Clinton promised to expand President Obama's proposed executive immigration actions by granting a reprieve from deportation to an even larger group of undocumented immigrants. The former secretary of state's bold speech was a pleasant surprise for …

Government

Islamic State defaces St George in assault on Christian churches in Iraq

Militants replace cross with black flag and destroy images of England's patron saint<p><b>Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil)</b> militants have released new images showing the destruction of Christian churches in the terror sect's strongholds in northern Iraq.<p>The photos depict groups of fanatics …

New Year's Day Recipes & Ideas

Arrange chile, avocado, and tomato-topped oysters on a bed of crushed ice for an elegant appetizer.

Speed Read: The Juiciest Bits From the History of ‘Purple Rain’

From somebody suffering hypothermia on the set to Prince’s taskmaster methods, some of the more interesting bits from a new history of the movie, …

FAMU Marching 100 - Slow One (Death March)

Christians of Iraq threatened by ISIS - CNN Video

40,000 Iraqis stranded on Sinjar mountain after Islamic State death threats

Tens of thousands of members of Iraqi religious minority groups are dying of heat and thirst on Mount Sinjar, human rights groups say, after death threats from Islamic State - formerly Isis<p>Tens of thousands of members of Iraqi religious minority groups driven from their homes for fear of the …

Amnesty International

Christians flee as Iraq town taken

<b>Up to a quarter of Iraq's Christians are reported to be fleeing after Islamic militants seized the minority group's biggest town.</b><p>The Islamic State (IS) group captured Qaraqosh overnight after the withdrawal of Kurdish forces.<p>IS has been gaining ground in northern Iraq since June, and also controls …

Islam

Islamic State Seizes More Iraqi Towns, Christians Flee

By Isabel Coles<p>ARBIL, Iraq, Aug 7 (Reuters) - Islamist militants surged across northern Iraq towards the capital of the Kurdish region on Thursday, sending tens of thousands of Christians fleeing for their lives, in an offensive that has alarmed the Baghdad government and world powers.<p>Reuters …

'Jihadist' flag flown in east London

Flag flown outside housing estate on Poplar High Street We must be intolerant of this intolerance<p>A black flag with white Arabic writing, similar to those flown by jihadist groups, was flying at the entrance of an east London housing estate near Canary Wharf.<p>In a highly provocative gesture, the …

Who Are the Yazidi, and Why Is ISIS Targeting Them?

Most of the 40,000 refugees stranded this week atop Mount Sinjar near Mosul, Iraq, are women and children who are Christians and members of a small religious sect called the Yazidi. Who are the Yazidi, why have Iraq's militant rebels threatened them with execution if they don't convert to Islam, …

Yazidis