Peeved by recent attacks on his credibility, renowned neurosurgeon and 2016 GOP presidential candidate Ben Carson ripped into the media Friday for lying to tarnish his image.
Reacting to the latest attack by Politico, which falsely reported Friday that his campaign admitted his claim of applying to and getting accepted into the U.S. Military Academy at West Point on a "full scholarship" was fabricated, Carson scolded the media sternly: "Don't lie!"
"I never said I received a full scholarship," said Carson in a testy news conference before the Black Republican Caucus of South Florida "Diamonds & Ice" Scholarship gala in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. "I never said — wait a minute, don't lie! I never said I received a full scholarship. Nowhere did I say that." more >>
Ben Carson has, once again, become the target of public scrutiny after a new media report exposed his questionable account about protecting some white students from hate attacks.
Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson has defended his claims that he got a full scholarship offer to study at West Point and attempted to stab a friend during his troubled younger years. He also claimed that after Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s assassination, he hid some white students inside a biology lab at the Southwestern High in Detroit to protect them from hate attacks, but The Wall Street Journal found no confirmation of that story, according to NBC News.
Carson said he was a junior student at the Southwestern High and was working part time at the biology lab at that time. However, the WSJ interviewed a half-dozen of the retired neurosurgeon's classmates and high school physics teacher but could not confirm the story, the report details. more >>
Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul says that liberty and freedom requires virtue and moral underpinnings, echoing Christian social critic and author Os Guinness.
Paul appeared on John Stossel's program on Fox Business Friday to talk about free-markets, the presidential race, and to promote his new book Our President's & Their Prayers: Proclamations of Faith by America's Leaders.
"The one thing interesting about liberty is I want to leave them alone, I want you to be free to do just about anything if you don't hurt anyone," says Paul. more >>
At a campaign town hall event at St. Anselm College in New Hampshire, Sen. Marco Rubio used a question on abortion from a reporter to focus on Hillary Clinton, claiming she is the one with "radical" positions.
Perhaps trying to show Rubio is out of step with voters on abortion, he was asked whether a fertilized egg should have legal protections, the candidate used the question as an opportunity to defend life and vigorously attacked the Democrat frontrunner.
"I don't know what you're talking — I believe all life is worthy of the protection of our laws. That's what I believe," declared Rubio. more >>
While praising the Republican presidential frontrunner for his work in medicine, former NBA basketball star Kareem Abdul Jabbar slammed Dr. Ben Carson for "perpetuating a racial stereotype" of "clinging to superstitions or religion."
"Carson perpetuates the black stereotype of someone who's too confused or frightened by all that complicated science so he or she ignores it, clinging to superstitions or religion," Abdul-Jabbar claimed in a Time magazine column Wednesday.
The NBA hall of famer and Muslim convert challenged Carson on issues such as climate change, human sexuality, economics, poverty, and called his decision to run for president "bad for African-Americans." more >>
The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear arguments from a group of nuns who want to be exempted from having to indirectly provide birth control and abortion-inducing drugs to employees.
Little Sisters of the Poor will present their case as one of seven cases pertaining to the Department of Health and Human Services' birth control mandate.
In their granting of certiorari on Friday, court opted to consolidate the cases, which include legal challenges by Priests for Life, Geneva College, East Texas Baptist University, and the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Washington. more >>