Photo credit: BBC and Getty Images Donald Trump suggested in an interview that Ted Cruz’s ability to run for the GOP nomination is in jeopardy because he has a crippling weakness. Trump maintains that, not being born in the United States, Cruz could be “tied up” in the court for at least two years and that this is a “big problem”. Cruz was born in Canada to an American mother and Cuban father. Legal consensus has it that Cruz is an American citizen through and through. Yet Trump is determined to make Cruz’s citizenship an issue. Cruz says he is determined to “laugh it off and move on to the issues that matter.” The remarks came as the race for the Iowa primary heats up. Cruz is leading the polls, threatening Trump’s number 1 position. The first delegate selection contest will be held on 1 Feb. This is not the first time Trump ...

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Following US President Donald Trump’s controversial comments about banning Muslims from entering the United States, terrorist organisations have seized his clip as part of their propaganda videos. According to a report by SITE monitoring group, al-Kataib Media Foundation, an Islamist militant organisation under al-Shabaab, released a recruitment film in the form of a documentary about racial injustice in the United States featuring Trump’s recent call to ban all Muslims from the country. Trump, the billionaire developer and former reality TV star, was shown in the 51-minute film making his case for America to ban all Muslims from the country as his supporters cheered. The footage of Trump appeared between two clips of militant leader Anwar al-Awlaki, killed in a drone strike in Yemen in 2011, saying Muslims in the United States would face a choice between leaving for Islamic countries or staying at home to fight the West. Trump’s call to ban Muslims from ...

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In an updated document signed by Russian President Vladimir Putin, The document, "About the Strategy of National Security of Russian Federation", was signed by President Vladimir Putin on New Year's Eve. It replaces a 2009 version, endorsed by then- President Dmitry Medvedev, the current prime minister, which mentioned neither the United States not NATO. The National Security Strategy until 2020, which was approved by the president back in 2009, was a rather short list of priorities and apparently needed an update due to the changing environment Russia has found itself in. It says Russia has managed to heighten its role in solving global problems and international conflicts. That heightened role has caused a reaction by the West, it says. “The process of forming a new polycentric world order is accompanied by a rise in global and regional instability. Conflicts are escalating due to the uneven global development and the growing differences between various ...

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Photo Credit: AFP As part of the anti-Islamic State (anti-IS) alliance of Syrian Kurds and Arab rebel groups backed by US coalition planes, advances were made against IS, with the seizure of at least one village in Aleppo province, a spokesman and a monitoring group said. According to Reuters, an interview with spokesman COL Talal Selo revealed that “fighters from the Democratic Forces of Syria seized the village of Tanab near the town of Azaz after heavy clashes with the al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front and the powerful Ahrar al Sham.” Britain-based monitoring group the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the Democratic Forces of Syria had also captured the village of Tat Mrash, although this could not be confirmed by the colonel. The advance was buoyed by the success made by the capture dam from Islamic State further east, cutting one of its main supply routes across the Euphrates. Since the U.S.-backed alliance was ...

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(Photo Credit: REUTERS/Gary Hershorn /Landov) Former New York Governor George Pataki dropped out of the Republican Presidential race on Tuesday while making a statement to NBC affiliates in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina, the first three states that hold the primary nominating contests in the race for the party’s nomination. Pataki has alerted his supporters and staff earlier on Tuesday thanking them for their friendship and hard work and according to Reuters, he announced his withdrawal during a TV message to supporters stating “While tonight is the end of my journey for the White House as I suspend my campaign for president, I am confident we can elect the right person, someone who will bring us together.” Pataki has had a long career in politics with three terms as New York’s Governor, but he was never able to boost his presidential bid. He has been endorsed by moderate Republicans who support ...

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(Photo Credit:REUTERS/Rebecca Cook) Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump blasted Benghazi Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy on Sunday for endorsing rival Presidential contender Marco Rubio. Trump, a businessman and real estate mogul, who had risen at the top of national polls, attacked Trey Gowdy for leading an unsuccessful committee in Congress that had the aim to investigate the 2012 terrorist attacks on the United Stated embassy in Benghazi, Libya, in which four American lost their lives. The Benghazi Committee’s last hearing was of Democratic Presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton who at the time of the attack on Benghazi was Secretary of State in the Obama administration. She handled the 11 hour hearing calmly and deflected criticism by Republican members of the committee. Trump seems to be unhappy of Gowdy’s endorsement of Marco Rubio and according to Reuters, while being a guest on FOX News’ “Fox and Friends”, he said that Gowdy did a terrible job ...

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The Washington Post published a political cartoon mocking Republican Presidential hopeful Ted Cruz for using his children as puppets at his campaign trail. The cartoon triggered a debate over the role of children in American Presidential campaigns. The political cartoon was done by Pulitzer Prize winner Ann Telnaes who portrayed Senator Cruz as an organ grinder and his two daughters as monkeys. The cartoon was done after Cruz issued a new campaign TV ad in which he and his wife along with his two young daughters featured in a Christmas story ad with two titles “How Obamacare Stole Christmas” and “The Grinch Who Lost Her Emails”, taking a dig at Democratic Presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton and her email controversy while being Secretary of State. According to Reuters, Ann Telnaes stated that she did nothing wrong portraying Cruz’s children in such a way, because he was first to use them in his campaign ...

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Republican Presidential frontrunner Donald Trump made an unexpected campaign stop in New Hampshire to pick up and endorsement from a police union. It is very uncommon for real estate mogul Donald Trump to make such stops and according to Reuters, Trump made a televised appearance to pick up the endorsement from the small police union. The appearance was broadcast that night on cable television. Trump stated “I do not normally do stops like this, but for you, I came.” Trump has been taking his campaign to the people in a rather different way compared to the other contenders for the Republican nomination for President at the 2016 Elections. While others have been taking every chance to shake as many hands as possible, Trump has been ditching such traditional ‘retail politics’ and has been making only high profile rallies and television appearances. He has put his name out in the media and the general ...

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Democratic Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders said on Wednesday that he does not need the support of one frontrunner Hillary Clinton’s backers, Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel, to win the White House. Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont supported and campaigned for Rahm Emanuel’s opponent in the mayoral race last spring and urged the nation for change in policing strategies to ensure “lethal force should be a last option, not a first option.” His comments were interpreted as being a reference to the murder of Laquan McDonald, an African American 17 year old that was shot 16 times by Jason Van Dyke, a white police officer in Chicago According to Reuters, Sanders told reports “If the question is whether I want or need Rahm Emanuel’s support for President, the answer – in all due respect to the mayor – (is) no, I do not.” Sanders referred to the mishandled video of the shooting, because Emanuel tried to ...

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(Photo Credit: REUTERS/Jim Young) Democratic Presidential candidates on Thursday voiced their concerns about the recent announcement by the Obama administration about intensifying the deportation of Central American immigrants by rounding up all undocumented families. According to Reuters, the Washington Post reported on Wednesday that the Department of Homeland Security is considering starting the rounding-up in January ever since a surge of unaccompanied children and families arrived from Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras. The federal government is expected to start detain and deport as soon as next month, families that have already been ordered to leave. The campaign by the Department of Homeland Security’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement will mark an expansion from the individual targeting that has been the practice up until now, to focus more on rounding up entire families with undocumented immigrants. According to Reuters, Hillary Clinton, the frontrunner for the Democrat Presidential nomination issued a statement that she has “real ...

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