Vladimir Putin’s leadership evokes Soviet-style politics and posturing. On Tuesday, President Barack Obama suggested he take lessons from Soviet military history, too.
For years, Obama has followed a “laissez-fail” policy for Syria’s Bashar Assad — a hands-off waiting for him to fall from power — that has been driven by what he considered the wrongheaded, and costly, American invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq under George W. Bush.
Similarly, Obama said, when Putin weighs his decision to intervene to support Assad in Syria, he should keep in mind the Soviet Union’s own no-win intervention in Afghanistan, which began in 1979 and lasted nine long and bloody years.
The porn star accused of sexually assaulting three of his costars has a long history of making inappropriate jokes about rape.
James Deen’s Twitter account is filled with insensitive quips about sexual assault and casual references to rape.
“It’s not rape if you yell surprise,” he wrote in 2009. He tweeted the same punchline twice more, in 2011 and 2012.
Deen — who was one hailed as porn’s “feminist” sweetheart for encouraging discussion about sexual consent and diversity in the adult entertainment industry — has been accused of sexually assaulting three of his costars.
The new movie ‘REVENANT’ features a shocking scene of a wild bear raping Leo DiCaprio!
The explicit moment from Oscar winning director Alejandro Inarritu has caused maximum controversy in early screenings. Some in the audience escaped to the exits when the Wolf of Wall Street met the Grizzly of Yellowstone.
The story of rural survivalism and revenge reaches new violent levels for a mainstream film.
The bear flips Leo over and thrusts and thrusts during the explicit mauling.
Detroit’s police chief says he believes the number of armed citizens in the city would deter would-be terrorists from carrying out attacks similar to those in Paris for fear of return fire.
“A lot of Detroiters have CPLs (concealed pistol licenses), and the same rules apply to terrorists as they do to some gun-toting thug, Chief James Craig said, The Detroit News reported. “If you’re a terrorist, or a carjacker, you want unarmed citizens.”
n Detroit last year, 1,169 handgun permits were issued and more than 8,000 guns were registered with the police department, The Detroit News reported. Statewide, more than 115,000 gun permits were issued, according to Michigan State Police and more than 30,000 Detroit residents are legally armed.
Although officials maintain there are no specific or credible threats, the FBI and Department of Homeland Security last week released a bulletin to 18,000 law enforcement agencies nationwide, warning police there could be attacks similar to the Nov. 13 terrorist strikes in Paris.
Chief Craig made waves in 2013 when he said more armed citizens would help drive down crime in the city. In 2014, he attributed a 37 percent drop in the number of robberies in Detroit to armed citizens.
Director Spike Lee sees parallels between GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump and Nazi leader Adolf Hitler.
“He wants to close down the mosques now,” Lee said Monday in an interview with The Daily Beast, referring to Trump.
“That’s like the Nazis,” Lee continued. “That’s Hitler, [Italian fascist leader Benito] Mussolini, the Axis powers.
“You can’t do that,” the filmmaker added.
Trump is pushing for closer scrutiny of America’s Islamic communities following last month’s terrorist attacks in Paris. About 130 people died and more than 300 others were wounded during coordinated violence across the French capital on Nov. 13.
Trump has responded by calling for stricter surveillance of the nation’s mosques following the attacks. He has also proposed a national registry of Syrian refugees.
Elizabeth Warren is the only female Democratic senator who has not endorsed Hillary Clinton, Washington Post reporter Anne Gearan reported Monday.
On Monday night, 13 out of 14 women Democratic senators will join Clinton in Boston to boost her candidacy. Warren’s name was “conspicuously missing” from promotional literature despite that the event was held in a city Warren represents, according to MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell.
Warren’s adversarial relationship with Wall Street and big business is more in line with socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) than Clinton, who is viewed as insufficiently liberal by part of the Democratic Party’s base.
Still, Warren has withheld her endorsement of any candidate, possibly to use it as leverage later in the race.
“Whomever she ends up endorsing would then sort of owe some allegiance on the issues that Senator Warren cares most about, progressive economic issues primarily,” Gearan said.
ANKARA, Turkey — An explosion near a subway station in Istanbul on Tuesday injured at least one person, a Turkish official said. The cause of the blast wasn’t immediately known, but some reports said it might have been caused by a faulty transformer.
The state-run Anadolu Agency said the explosion occurred at an overpass near the city’s Bayrampasa station. Several ambulances were sent to the area.
Istanbul Gov. Vasip Sahin said at least one person was slightly injured.
“The cause of the explosion is not known. We are assessing every possibility,” Sahin said.
NTV television said six people were injured. The Istanbul mayor’s office said subway services in Istanbul were halted on the entire network following the explosion.
As the number of classified Hillary Clinton emails grew to nearly 1,000, they also reveal how freely she and her staff shared information on the Benghazi attacks, including confirming the death of Ambassador Chris Stevens – and even celebrating her controversial hearing appearance where she asked, “What difference, at this point, does it make” what led to the attacks.
The emails were part of the largest release yet of Clinton documents from the State Department.
The batch contained 328 emails deemed to have classified information. According to the State Department, that brings the total number with classified information to 999.
That alone drew outrage from Republicans, with the RNC saying the sheer number of emails with classified material “underscores the degree to which Hillary Clinton jeopardized our national security and has tried to mislead the American people.”
But the document dump also potentially creates more problems for Clinton in her attempt to move past the fallout from the Benghazi attacks.
Notably, the emails show her aides congratulating her after her initial January 2013 testimony on the attacks before Congress. During that hearing, she got into a dispute with Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., over the conflicting narratives about the motivation for the attack and what preceded it – the State Department had come under fire for initially pointing to a protest over an anti-Islam film. Clinton told Johnson, expressively, “what difference, at this point, does it make?”
During and after the hearing, aides forwarded Clinton congratulatory messages.
“I’m being flooded with emails about how you rocked,” deputy chief of staff Huma Abedin wrote. “And you looked fabulous.” One supporter wrote a message with the subject line: “twitterverse abuzz with Hillary-kvelling,” using the Yiddish word for gushing praise.
The media is reporting today that Ted Cruz has called the Planned Parenthood shooter a ‘transgender leftist’, but that’s not what he said at all. He was simply pointing to the fact that we don’t have enough information about the shooter to make a decision, and referenced our report that the shooter had been registered as a female on his voting record after the news reporter said it was reported that the shooter said ‘no more baby parts’. He wasn’t calling the shooter a transgender leftist, just saying there are reports suggesting it.
The ramifications of a changing global climate will rival those of Islamic State attacks like the one last month in Paris, President Barack Obama said Tuesday.
In comments sure to reverberate across the Atlantic and rile hawkish congressional Republicans, Obama said the threats to U.S. and global security from climate change are already “akin” to an Islamic State terrorist attack.
Obama’s comments came moments before he wrapped up his participation in a Paris climate conference he helped organize, and echoed those of a senior White House official from Monday.
The White House ranks climate change among the top threats to the United States — and the “entire world,” Ben Rhodes, deputy national security adviser, told reporters as the first day of the Paris conference ended.
Obama struck an optimistic tone on climate change, saying, “I think we’re going to solve it.” He said the biggest issues for world leaders will be “just the pace, and how much damage is done.”
He also dismissed warnings from Republicans in Congress that they will block his $3 billion pledge to the Green Climate Fund as part of a global climate accord, saying the U.S. will deliver on its commitments.
As part of his push on the issue, Obama offered some advice for a potential Republican successor, urging GOP presidential candidates to consider, if elected, “what other countries care about.”
Democrats have stepped up their defense of Planned Parenthood in the wake of last week’s shooting that killed three people at a Colorado clinic, with the top Senate Democrat Monday warning against “a frenzy of hate.”
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid warned elected officials against whipping up political frenzy, a veiled assault at Republican lawmakers who have been trying to cut off federal funding for Planned Parenthood since this summer’s release of undercover videos purporting to prove the group traffics in human tissue.
“We bring people into a frenzy of hate and anger while providing them with easy access to firearms [and it] has proven disastrous to our country,” Reid said on the Senate floor on Monday.
“We in the Senate should not fail to see the context in which this vile assault took place,” he added, pointing to the videos made by an anti-abortion group. “Since that time, the Republican Congress have made it their mission to push these unsubstantiated allegations every chance they get.” He urged lawmakers to be “mindful of our words and actions.”
The Center for Medical Progress, which produced the videos, said that they proved that Planned Parenthood was trafficking in “baby parts” for profit — an allegation that Planned Parenthood has strongly denied. The alleged gunman in last week’s attack used the same “baby parts” phrase in front of law enforcement when he was captured, according to local media.