News & politics roundup

A 3-year-old girl in Philadelphia was found chewing on a small bag filled with crack cocaine

  Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders walked out of an on-camera interview yesterday when he a reporter started grilling him about his wife. Reports say the question was about Sanders’ wife Jane having a meeting with an outspoken racist in Arizona. Check out what his response was here. [Gawker] Earlier this week, a power cable inside Washington D.C’s […]

Hillary Clinton is getting a lot of backlash for comments made on Reagan's AIDS Revisionism during Nancy Reagan's funeral.

TV host Bill Maher has made it clear that he does not stand with Ahmed Mohamed. The 14-year-old boy brought a homemade clock to school but some immediately mistook it for a bomb. Maher believes the teacher did nothing wrong by bringing the clock to the attention of the school’s officials. [Complex] Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson says […]

A fire broke out at the Cosmopolitan Hotel rooftop pool on the Las Vegas Strip this past Saturday. “The entire pool area was consumed by flames sending guests scurrying for safety,” TMZ reports. One person has been reported as injured.   [TMZ] A small plane has crashed into a suburban Tokyo neighborhood, killing 3 people […]

According to reports (and his Twitter account), Senator Ted Cruz will run for president of the United States. Cruz is slated to make an official announcement sometime today. He is expected to launch a presidential bid and become the first Republican presidential candidate without creating an exploratory committee. According to his senior advisors, Cruz will […]

For the first time since they began their reign of terror, Boko Haram militants carried out an attack on Chad, officials said. Fighters reportedly crossed Lake Chad in motorboats and attacked a village before being pushed back by Chadian troops overnight. Several people died in the attack. Read about it here… [BBC] At a Thursday […]

A Chicago police officer who fatally shot a 95-year-old World War II veteran with a beanbag gun was acquitted Wednesday. Park Forest Police Officer Craig Taylor, who shot John Wrana at an assisted living facility in July 2013, was found not guilty of felony reckless conduct. Cook County Judge Luciano Panici said the officer acted with restraint as […]

The debate regarding vaccinating American children is quickly becoming a partisan issue and on Monday, Democrat Hillary Clinton took to Twitter to drop some knowledge on the subject, while simultaneously shading “Anti-Vaxxer” Republicans (ahem NJ Gov. Chris Christie). The science is clear: The earth is round, the sky is blue, and #vaccineswork. Let’s protect all […]

If you’re in the Midwest or the Northeast and slushing through that icy stuff on the ground, thank Punxsutawney Phil the Groundhog for seeing his shadow (HOW SWAY? It’s overcast!) and predicting six more weeks of winter. Great. Read about the Groundhog Day tradition here… [WashPost] A 3-year-old Albuquerque toddler who was looking for an iPad […]

It’s said that “today’s children are tomorrow’s future.” Well, if that’s the case, then let’s hope the kids in this story find some help before it’s too late. Four middle school students as young as 13 have been arrested for allegedly planning and orchestrating a ‘sex party’ and recording it all on their phones. The get-together […]

Fidel Castro, former Cuban leader, is finally breaking his silence on the decision to restore diplomatic ties with the United States in a statement that cites his distrust for the nation, but openness to smooth relations over. “I don’t trust the policy of the United States, nor have I exchanged a word with them, but this […]