As many as 30 shots can be heard in frightening footage taken by neighbors. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, who was wounded in the shooting, can be seen lying motionless on the field in one clip.
An executive order aims to identify sectors of the economy that could benefit from a little healthy competition. The first target of that order: your cable box.
The state, which accounts for less than 1 percent of the United States population, gets an inordinate amount of attention from the candidates and the press because, strategically speaking, a strong showing in Iowa can translate into support in other states. It’s why the candidates choke down all manner of things buttered, battered and fried at the Iowa State Fair and why Donald Trump traded his 5th Avenue penthouse for a Holiday Inn Express in Sioux Center for one night. Iowa, along with nine other states, uses a caucus, which is conducted by the Democratic and Republican parties rather than by the state.
Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul has a lot of problems with his political rivals – now you’re going to hear about them. The Republican presidential candidate took to Twitter on Wednesday morning to participate in Festivus’ “Airing of Grievances” again. First, Paul took aim at GOP frontrunner Donald Trump for his dubious command of Yiddish and Chinese-manufactured Trump ties.
When Ben Carson took the stage Wednesday morning at Liberty University’s Vine Center, he claimed a role familiar to many of the conservative Christians in his audience — that of a believer persecuted for his faith.
In a stunning move, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy has withdrawn his candidacy for House speaker. He recommended that the election be postponed, and Speaker John Boehner delayed it. Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan quickly diffused speculation that he might jump into the race for the role. “Kevin McCarthy is the best person to lead the House, and so I’m disappointed in this decision,” Ryan said in a statement.
Rupert Murdoch has apologized for his suggestion that retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, the lone African-American in the 2016 race for the White House, would be a “real black” president — and that President Obama, the country’s first African-American commander in chief, is somehow not one. “Apologies!” Murdoch wrote on Twitter. “No offence [sic] meant.
Last week while delivering an angry call for action on gun control, President Obama said he had once visited the town of Roseburg, Ore., the site of America’s latest mass shooting. “I’ve been to Roseburg,” Obama said at the White House, hours after nine people were killed and seven others wounded by a heavily armed gunman at Umpqua Community College. “There are really good people there.” The president is scheduled to travel to Roseburg on Friday. Nearly 50 years ago, on the eve of the 1968 Oregon Democratic primary, New York Sen. Robert F. Kennedy delivered a campaign speech in Roseburg calling for stricter gun control measures.
Fox News host Bill O'Reilly says the media is unfair to Republican frontrunner Donald Trump because the “liberal press” doesn’t like his policies on issues like immigration — but it can’t afford to ignore him. “He’s a phenomenon, this man,” O'Reilly told Yahoo News’ Katie Couric on Wednesday. “The liberal press doesn’t want a guy saying, ‘Well, we’re gonna build a fence! We’re gonna round up all the illegal aliens and deport them!’” he said. “The liberal press goes wild about that.” But O'Reilly also called Trump “hypersensitive” when it comes to the ‘small stuff’ — and unable to accept criticism of his policies.
Last year, Francis called for an end to solitary confinement, the death penalty and life imprisonment. Visiting a group of Bolivian prisoners recently, the pope told them he sees no difference between them and himself — they are all sinners. Now Francis is coming to the United States, much to the delight of criminal justice reformers who have waged a growing bipartisan battle to scale back and remake the mammoth U.S. penal system.
“When we really endeavor to build up our physical strength, something happens to the inner, mental, emotional, spiritual strength."
Half of all people will experience a mental health issue in their lifetime, research shows. Imagine what a world would be like without stigma.