Ben Carson's recollections of West Point, youth come under question

World / Politics Nov 7, 2015

Ben Carson's recollections of West Point, youth come under question

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson's recollection of being offered a scholarship to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point was questioned on Friday, potentially damaging the credibility of the 64-year-old retired neurosurgeon. Also on Friday, Carson's account of how he attempted to stab a friend ...

Trailing, Trump gets testy as candidates wade into GOP debate

World / Politics Oct 29, 2015

Trailing, Trump gets testy as candidates wade into GOP debate

Republican outsider front-runners Ben Carson and Donald Trump came under fire at the outset of the party's third presidential debate Wednesday night, as the moderators and some of their opponents pushed for details of their tax and budget proposals and raised questions about their ...

U.S. presidential race stokes fears  of new wave of Islamophobia

World Sep 22, 2015

U.S. presidential race stokes fears of new wave of Islamophobia

Muslim Americans responded with a mix of frustration, exasperation and anger to what many see as a growing wave of Islamophobia fueled by two of the Republican Party's most popular presidential candidates, Donald Trump and Ben Carson. At the Islamic Institute of Orange County, which ...

Billionaire Trump calls high CEO pay a joke, 'disgraceful'

World / Politics Sep 14, 2015

Billionaire Trump calls high CEO pay a joke, 'disgraceful'

U.S. Republican party presidential front-runner Donald Trump said on Sunday high salaries paid to chief executives were a "joke" and a "disgrace" and said these were often approved by company boards stacked with the CEO's friends. Trump, a real estate mogul who has said he ...