Politics http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/19944/all en Murdochs urged to appear before British MPs over News scandal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/united-kingdom/110712/murdochs-urged-appear-british-mps-over-news-scand <p> Allegations that The Sun targeted Gordon Brown&#39;s sick baby</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/united-kingdom/110712/murdochs-urged-appear-british-mps-over-news-scand" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Media News Politics Politics United Kingdom United States Tue, 12 Jul 2011 22:31:00 +0000 News Desk 5670309 at http://www.globalpost.com Herman Cain, GOP presidential hopeful, says U.S. communities can ban mosques (VIDEO) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/weird-wide-web/herman-cain-us-candidate-communities-ban-mosques-video <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Businessman, contending that Muslims are trying to introduce Sharia law into the U.S., says that people know what's best for their communities </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> News Desk </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Herman Cain, a Republican presidential hopeful, on Sunday defended his opposition to the building of a mosque in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, adding that U.S. communities should be able to <a href="http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2011/07/17/cain-opposing-mosque-construction-is-not-discrimination/">prevent the construction</a> of mosques in their neighborhoods, according to CNN.</p> <p> Appearing on &quot;Fox News Sunday,&quot; the former Godfather&#39;s Pizza CEO said that local resistance, including protests and legal challenges, to the planned mosque in Tennessee are an example of local residents <a href="http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5gBaGJ_6MxNUwyRC_wZns6SuEiTgw?docId=454e1aba84224a3d9839b3721f3447a4">taking a stand</a> on what they believe, the Associated Press reported. He said that people knew what was best for their own communities, CNN said.</p> <p> Cain, who said he sided with those opposing the mosque, said his view didn&#39;t qualify as religious discrimination because he says that Muslims are trying to introduce Sharia law into the U.S., according to the Associated Press.</p> <p> CNN reported:</p> <p class="rteindent1"> <span style="background-color:#d3d3d3;">&quot;Our Constitution guarantees separation of church and state. Islam combines church and state,&quot; Cain said on &quot;Fox News Sunday.&quot; &quot;They are using the church part of our First Amendment to infuse their mosque in that community and the people in the community do not like it, they disagree with it.&quot;</span></p> <p> The 65-year-old businessman, who recently announced he was seeking the GOP nomination, has <a href="http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5jvrBNfaGOISvZrVmvHSmhIS_dg6w?docId=CNG.bdac60bc01523cb81732d8109017db35.201">staked out tough conservative positions</a> in hopes of being noticed in a crowded field of Republican candidates, AFP reported.</p> <p> While discussing the <a href="http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/07/17/cain-says-communities-have-right-to-ban-mosques/">Murfreesboro mosque</a>, Cain said, according to Fox News:</p> <p class="rteindent1"> <span style="background-color:#d3d3d3;">&quot;It&#39;s not just a mosque for religious purposes. This is what the people are objecting to,&quot; he said. </span></p> <p class="rteindent1"> <span style="background-color:#d3d3d3;">Asked whether any community should be able to prohibit a mosque, Cain said they should. </span></p> <p class="rteindent1"> <span style="background-color:#d3d3d3;">&quot;They have the right to do that. That&#39;s not discriminating ... against that particular religion. That is an aspect of them building that mosque that doesn&#39;t get talked about,&quot; he said. </span></p> <p class="rteindent1"> <span style="background-color:#d3d3d3;">Cain again argued that residents were objecting to &quot;the fact that Islam is both a religion and a set of laws, Shariah law. That&#39;s the difference between any one of our other traditional religions.&quot; </span></p> <p> A spokesman for the Council on American-Islamic Relations, a Washington, D.C., based group, denounced Cain&#39;s comments, calling them &quot;unconstitutional and un-American,&quot; the Associated Press said:</p> <p class="rteindent1"> <span style="background-color:#d3d3d3;">&quot;It&#39;s clear that Herman Cain has decided that he will score political points every time he bashes the Muslim community or its constitutional rights,&quot; council spokesman Ibrahim Hooper said in a phone interview.</span></p> <p> On Thursday, when Cain was campaigning in Murfreesboro and was asked about the <a href="http://www.dnj.com/article/20110717/NEWS01/107170322">planned mosque</a> there, he said, according to dnj.com:</p> <p class="rteindent1"> <span style="background-color:#d3d3d3;">&quot;I think it is an infringement and abuse of our freedom of religion, and I don&#39;t agree with what&#39;s happening here because this isn&#39;t an innocent mosque.&quot;</span></p> <p class="rteindent1"> <span style="background-color:#d3d3d3;">He added, &quot;This is another way to sneak Shariah law into our laws, and I absolutely object to that.&quot;</span></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/weird-wide-web/herman-cain-us-candidate-communities-ban-mosques-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Muslim Politics United States United States of America Americas Elections Politics World Religion Culture & Lifestyle United States Weird Wide Web Mon, 18 Jul 2011 04:05:00 +0000 News Desk 5670776 at http://www.globalpost.com U.S.: Boehner walks away from debt ceiling talks with Obama http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/110722/speaker-john-boehner-walks-out-obama-debt-talks <p> Boehner said he would negotiate directly with Senate leaders to try to find a compromise by the Aug. 2 deadline to avert the U.S. government defaulting</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/110722/speaker-john-boehner-walks-out-obama-debt-talks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> debt economic meltdown Global Economic Crisis Obama Politics United States of America World Leaders Americas Business Debt Crisis Politics United States Fri, 22 Jul 2011 23:39:55 +0000 News Desk 5671258 at http://www.globalpost.com Obama steps in to address nation as Republicans, Democrats maintain standoff over debt ceiling http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/110725/obama-steps-republicans-democrats-face-over-debt <p> U.S. Democrats and Republicans are far apart on the debt-ceiling issue, with both parties on Monday putting forward separate and very different proposals to avert a possible government default next week.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/110725/obama-steps-republicans-democrats-face-over-debt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> debt Obama Politics United States United States of America World Leaders Americas Business Debt Crisis Politics United States Tue, 26 Jul 2011 01:20:00 +0000 News Desk 5671411 at http://www.globalpost.com Mysterious company gives Mitt Romney's campaign $1 million http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/110804/mystery-company-gives-mitt-romney-campaign-1-mil <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/110804/mystery-company-gives-mitt-romney-campaign-1-mil" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Politics United States Fri, 05 Aug 2011 01:49:00 +0000 News Desk 5672431 at http://www.globalpost.com Thailand elects Shinawatra as first female PM (PHOTOS) http://www.globalpost.com/internal/gallery/5672508 <p> BANGKOK &mdash; 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and &quot;racist.&quot;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/politics/120126/indigenous-leaders-condemn-activists-appalling-protest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Politics Politics Thu, 26 Jan 2012 18:14:00 +0000 Luke Browne 5689063 at http://www.globalpost.com French election favorite François Hollande flour-bombed http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/france/120201/french-election-favorite-francois-hollande-flour-bombed <p> The attacker, who claims that police are monitoring her movements and her life has been threatened, ran onto the podium where Hollande was standing to sign a &ldquo;social contract&rdquo; and threw flour on him.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/france/120201/french-election-favorite-francois-hollande-flour-bombed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> elections Europe France Politics Elections France Europe Politics Wed, 01 Feb 2012 21:16:00 +0000 Luke Browne 5689941 at http://www.globalpost.com UK Energy Minister Chris Huhne resigns over perversion of justice charges http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/united-kingdom/120203/uk-energy-minister-chris-huhne-resigns <p> Mr Huhne, a Liberal Democrat MP for the south-eastern English town of Eastleigh, insisted he was innocent and would fight the charges in the courts, but said he was standing down to &ldquo;avoid distraction to either my official duties or my trial defence.&rdquo;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/united-kingdom/120203/uk-energy-minister-chris-huhne-resigns" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Politics United Kingdom Europe Politics United Kingdom Fri, 03 Feb 2012 12:48:00 +0000 Luke Browne 5690230 at http://www.globalpost.com Donald Trump changes tune and endorses Mitt Romney http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120203/donald-trump-changes-tune-and-endorses-romney <p> Speaking at a packed news conference yesterday in his Las Vegas hotel, and flanked by Romney and his wife, Ann, Trump said: &ldquo;Mitt is tough, he&rsquo;s sharp, he&rsquo;s smart. He&rsquo;s not going to allow bad things to continue to happen to this country that we all love.&quot;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120203/donald-trump-changes-tune-and-endorses-romney" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2012 US Elections elections Politics United States Americas Elections Politics United States Fri, 03 Feb 2012 16:34:00 +0000 Luke Browne 5690270 at http://www.globalpost.com Tea Party says green projects are a United Nations plot http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/weird-wide-web/tea-party-says-green-projects-are-united-nations-plot Newt Gingrich says the Tea Party's fears are justified. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/weird-wide-web/tea-party-says-green-projects-are-united-nations-plot" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2012 US Elections Green Politics United Nations United States United States Weird Wide Web Sat, 04 Feb 2012 23:48:00 +0000 Amy Silverstein 5690387 at http://www.globalpost.com Woman shoves gay rights activist who heckled Newt Gingrich http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120207/woman-shoves-gay-rights-activist-who-heckled-newt-gingrich <p> &quot;Why do you discriminate?&quot;&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120207/woman-shoves-gay-rights-activist-who-heckled-newt-gingrich" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2012 US Elections Politics United States Elections Politics United States Tue, 07 Feb 2012 17:54:00 +0000 Amy Silverstein 5690741 at http://www.globalpost.com Santorum wins Minnesota caucus and Missouri primary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120207/santorum-leads-minnesota-caucus-and-missouri-pri <p> Missouri and Minnesota results show GOP presidential contest is not a two-person race between Gingrich and Romney</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120207/santorum-leads-minnesota-caucus-and-missouri-pri" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Politics Romney Santorum United States United States Wed, 08 Feb 2012 03:03:00 +0000 Hélène Hofman 5690831 at http://www.globalpost.com