“We’ve seen too often people conflating horrific acts of terrorism with the beliefs of an entire faith.”
White House officials said the raids were “a clear way to send a signal to folks in Central America not to come,” a lawmaker in the meeting told BuzzFeed News Thursday.
Spearheaded by two Kentucky Republicans, Congress “partially” — but effectively — lifted the ban on federal funding for needle exchanges, which are used to combat the spread of HIV and tuberculosis. A fight that lasted decades.
Her husband kicked her out for defying management and she spends her days in a makeshift tent outside the gates of the Kentucky-based Lexmark plant, but even on Christmas, Maria Duran is resolute: “I want to defend our rights. I will continue.”
Sen. Jeff Sessions spent nearly a half hour railing against a resolution, which read in part that “the United States must not bar individuals from entering into the United States based on their religion, as such action would be contrary to the fundamental principles on which this Nation was founded.”
The new draft AUMF would also give the executive branch the ability to fight other organizations involved in terrorism, so long as they are “a co-belligerent” against the United States.
Speaking at Muslim Advocate’s 10th anniversary dinner, the attorney general said, “We cannot give in to the fear that these backlashes are really based on.”
John Bel Edwards, a Democrat, will be the next governor of Louisiana.
Asked if he would cut state funding of Catholic Charities and other non-profits assisting refugees in the resettlement process, Vitter said, “We’re looking at every tool at a governor’s and state legislature’s disposal.
In the final days of a contentious election, David Vitter’s campaign has launched an ad about the Paris terrorist attack — and against allowing Syrian refugees into the United States.
They’re “shocked and disgusted.”
Democrats seeking the party’s presidential nomination faced off in their second debate Saturday night. BuzzFeed News reporters Ruby Cramer and Evan McMorris-Santoro are in Des Moines, Iowa.
Lawyers for the detained journalist have contended that if deported back to Somalia, where he was targeted by al-Shabaab, he would likely be killed.
Reps. John Kline, Hal Rogers, and Candice Miller, among others, are being floated for a short-term role to replace John Boehner through 2016, in the wake of Kevin McCarthy’s move to drop out.
Sen. Lindsey Graham tells BuzzFeed News that Russia putting boots on the ground in Syria could tilt the balance of power in the Middle East.
If Boehner represented a bridge between old guard Reagan Republicans and the upstart hardline conservatives, his resignation is an acknowledgement that not only has the bridge been crossed, it’s been lit on fire.
Francis is the first pontiff in history to address a joint meeting of Congress. BuzzFeed News reporters Ellie Hall and John Stanton are at the event.
The pope canonized Junipero Serra, a Spanish-born Franciscan missionary, at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. BuzzFeed News reporters Ellie Hall and John Stanton are reporting from outside the basilica in D.C.
The Republican candidate made the call as concerns grow over Russia’s increasing military involvement in Syria.
On Saturday, residents marked 10 years since the infamous storm devastated their city by holding festive and proud celebrations of just how far they’ve come.