Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump has clashed with London Mayor Sadiq Khan, a devoted Muslim, over the connection between Islam and terrorism, and has warned he may not have a "very good" relationship with the U.K. if elected president.
Trump has stirred controversy around the world for his suggestions to ban Muslims coming into America, due largely to the rise of Islamic extremism being carried out by terror groups like the Islamic State, which has earned him stern criticism from several U.K. politicians, including Prime Minister David Cameron.
"We have a tremendous problem with radical Islamic terror," Trump has said about his proposed Muslim ban. "The world is blowing up and its not people from Sweden that's doing the damage okay. So we have a real problem." more >>
Donald Trump is shaping America's politics into something quite different to what its citizens are accustomed to. The GOP frontrunner is almost there, hoping to cash in his popularity and become the next president. And while Democratic Party is looking to rally behind the most likely nominee in Hillary Clinton, the Republicans are obviously divided, at least speaking at the levels of leadership.
A report from The Washington Post revealed that several members of the Republican Party are desperately trying to find someone who can put a halt to the billionaire businessman's impending nomination, and one of the names appearing to have been convinced by the group is Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban.
Though one wouldn't be surprised to hear the likes of former secretary of state Condoleezza Rice and ex-Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney being called up, Cuban is someone who rightfully deserves the description of "unlikely." Cuban himself confirmed that he indeed was approached by the group, per a report from Fox Sports. A billionaire himself, Cuban boldly said that he could put Trump "in his place," although it's too late to pose a challenge against him at this point of the campaign period. more >>
The political situation in Venezuela has gone from bad to worse. Last Friday, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro declared a state of emergency in the country because of what he called "plots against Venezuela from within Venezuela" and from the outside, particularly from the United States, which he said is out to "subvert him," according to a report in The Inquisitr.
The state of emergency will last for 60 days and according to the report, will include the holding of military exercises as ordered by Maduro. These exercises will start next weekend and will show what Maduro called "trouble makers" who are out to "incite and/or justify a foreign invasion" of the country. It will also include the take-over of factories that were earlier closed because of the country's worsening economic situation.
People reacted to his announcement which was an apparent attempt to regain some control, by taking to the streets in protest. According to a CNN report, while some groups took to the streets to express their support for their president, other groups are not as pleased as most of them still did not have access to food, basic healthcare and even access to electricity in their homes. more >>
Ted Cruz and his allies are preparing for the coming National GOP Convention. According to a report in NBC News, Cruz who recently attended a GOP convention in his home state of Texas told his supporters and the public that the days ahead will be "challenging" for the Republican Party. He, however, expressed hope that those who remain loyal to him and the party "will be the remnant, will be the core of pulling this country back from the abyss."
Aside from this pronouncement, the former Republican nominee has remained mum about whether he will throw his support for presumptive nominee Donald Trump. According to the NBC report, the support of Cruz and his allies in Texas is needed by Trump if he is squaring off with Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton for the presidential elections. A Texan party elder, Steve Munisteri said that "Ted Cruz has led a national movement, a conservative movement. We certainly need solid conservatives to be behind our nominee [Trump.]"
According to another report in Politico, Cruz and his allies in the Republican Party are eyeing to continue their fight to run the party. Despite his failure to win over Trump in the presidential nominee race, he is still hoping that when he attends the National Convention in July, he will be able to bring about key changes in how the party governs itself and picks its presidential nominee. Aside from changes in rules, the party will also be working out its "official policy platform" as well as "determine how much power the Republican National Committee has to make new rules of its own." more >>
It is only a matter of time before eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao officially becomes a Senator of the Republic of the Philippines.
As of posting time, "Pacman" is currently situated at the number seven spot out of the 50 candidates vying for a senatorial seat. Out of the 50, a mere 12 will be selected to hold the said position. According to local news media outlet Rappler, Pacquiao has so far amassed 15,592,240 as of 1:04 p.m. on May 16 PHT.
The canvassing of votes is expected to finish before the month ends and once made official, Pacquiao will assume office on July 1st. more >>
"Duck Dynasty" star Phil Robertson is throwing his support behind presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump for reasons other than politics.
"The issue in America, in my opinion, is much larger than presidents, prime ministers, kings," the "Duck Dynasty" patriarch said in an appearance on FOX News' "Hannity" this week. "The issue before us, in my opinion, is a spiritual one. I don't think it's a political fix. Politicians can help."
Robertson explained that he had supported Texas Senator Ted Cruz because he was a "Jesus man" and a "strict constitutionalist," saying he felt that Cruz would vet his decisions using the Bible. Although Trump was Robertson's second choice, he has said he would "enthusiastically" support him. The Duck Commander founder is believing that God will be the source of Trump's common sense. Asked if man's common sense comes from God, Robertson said of Trump, "I hope so in his case. I really do." more >>