Bush says he'd back Trump as Republican presidential candidate
Jeb Bush said on Thursday he would back fellow Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump if the businessman-turned-politician wins the party's nomination for the 2016 presidential election and Hillary Clinton is the Democratic nominee. Asked if he would support Trump as Republican nominee over Clinton in the November 2016 contest, Bush said, "I would, of course." "We need to be unified.
Thu, 03 Sep 2015 09:49:11 -0400
Trump expected to sign Republican loyalty pledge: party official
U.S. presidential hopeful Donald Trump is expected on Thursday to sign a pledge not to run as an independent candidate if he loses the Republican Party nomination, a party official said, despite earlier refusals to rule out a third-party bid. An independent Trump candidacy in the November, 2016 election could split support for the Republican Party and give the Democrats a huge boost. Almost two months after reaching the top of opinion polls among Republicans, Trump has come under sustained fire for the first time from one of his main rivals for the nomination, Jeb Bush, the former Florida governor.
Thu, 03 Sep 2015 12:43:55 -0400
Biden meets Jewish leaders in Florida to defend Iran deal
By John Whitesides DAVIE, Fla. (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Joe Biden tried to reassure Jewish leaders in south Florida on Thursday that President Barack Obama's nuclear deal with Iran would be a vital step toward making the world a safer place. Biden, on a two-day trip to the political swing state of Florida as he explores a potential 2016 White House run, told a roundtable of more than 30 Jewish leaders he was confident the deal would halt Iran's capability to develop a nuclear bomb.
Thu, 03 Sep 2015 12:41:42 -0400
New approach to old alliance for Saudi King and Obama
By Angus McDowall RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's King Salman will meet U.S. President Barack Obama in Washington on Friday, aiming to push him for more support in Riyadh's efforts to counter Iran after it agreed to a nuclear deal that will relieve Tehran of some international pressure. Despite Saudi disappointment with Obama's push for a nuclear deal with Iran and his lack of direct action against President Bashar al-Assad in Syria, the U.S. role in Riyadh's war in Yemen shows Washington remains the kingdom's core strategic partner.
Thu, 03 Sep 2015 10:11:25 -0400
That time Hillary Clinton emailed about Gefilte fish
The latest batch of Hillary Clintons emails, released by the State Department after dark on Monday, includes discussions of presidential politics as well as sensitive and high-risk diplomatic dealings. In one grim message, Chelsea Clinton warns her parents that relief efforts after the 2010 earthquake in Haiti are riddled with incompetence and declares herself profoundly disturbed by what she saw during a trip to that Caribbean country.
Tue, 01 Sep 2015 12:04:00 -0400
A growing immigration crisis
An immigration crisis tests world leaders as refugees continue to flee and risk their lives to escape violence at home. Yahoo News Global Anchor Katie Couric speaks to the director of the Human Rights Watch's refugee program to see if anything can stem the tide.
Mon, 31 Aug 2015 14:07:22 -0400
How a Refugee Family Desperate to Get to Germany Was Smuggled from Syria to Greece
The scenes coming out of Europe are staggering. In what has been the greatest mass migration here since the Second World War, at least 350,000 refugees have illegally entered Europe so far this year, which is nearly three times the number of the total from 2014. I met Mohammed and his family in a dusty park in Izmir, Turkey.
Wed, 02 Sep 2015 17:56:00 -0400
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