During an interview with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer on October 8, presidential candidate Ben Carson made a simple statement that defenders of the right to keep and bear arms have being making for years — that Nazi Germany’s strict gun control laws increased the vulnerability of Germany’s Jews and made the Holocaust easier for the Nazis to perpetrate.
In the aftermath of the October 1 shootings at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon, many of those calling for anti-gun measures such as universal background checks, gun registration, and bans on “assault weapons” ignore the fact that practically all mass shootings like the one in Oregon have taken place in “gun-free” zones.
American IT workers who have lost (or are about to lose) their jobs to foreign H-1B visa holders have started filing lawsuits against the offending employers, charging them with discrimination. Among the companies against which such complaints have been filed are the Walt Disney Company and the India-based Infosys and Tata Consultancy Services.
Speaking during an interview with the BBC conducted in Moscow on October 5, former NSA contractor and whistleblower Edward Snowden said that he has offered to go to prison “many times” if the U.S. government would offer him a plea deal that would allow him to return home. However, he is still waiting for the government to respond to his overtures.
The concentration of noncitizen immigrants — both those here legally as well as those here illegally — in heavily Democratic states could help Hillary Clinton win enough electoral votes to be elected president in 2016.
Almost six years after then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said the United States will help raise $100 billion annually by 2020 to assist poor countries in coping with “climate change,” several sources estimated that the participating countries are about halfway to that goal.
Speaking at a Leaders Summit on Peacekeeping held on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York on September 28, President Obama received pledges from more than 50 countries for 40,000 troops for UN “peacekeeping” forces.
Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards answered questions before a hearing of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on September 29, as congressional efforts to end taxpayer funding of the nation’s largest abortion provider continue.
Speaking on MSNBC’s MTP Daily on September 29, Jose Diaz-Balart, the news anchor of MSNBC’ The Rundown (as well as the Spanish language Telemundo network’s news program, Noticiero Telemundo), said that since the Obama administration opened up diplomatic relations with Cuba political repression in the island communist nation has only increased.
Laszlo Kiss-Rigo, the bishop of the Roman Catholic diocese of Szeged-Csanád in southeastern Hungary, made a public statement back on September 7 that took issue with Pope Francis’ call on European Catholics the previous day to help refugees from Syria and elsewhere by opening their churches, monasteries, and homes as sanctuaries.