Long serving Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died earlier today at a Texas ranch at the age of 79 according to multiple media reports.
He apparently died of natural causes.
“I was told it was this morning,” Biery U.S. District Judge Fred Biery told MySanAntonio of Scalia’s death. “It happened on a ranch out near Marfa. As far as the details, I think it’s pretty vague right now as to how,” he said. “My reaction is it’s very unfortunate. It’s unfortunate with any death, and politically in the presidential cycle we’re in, my educated guess is nothing will happen before the next president is elected.”
Scalia was nominated to the court in 1986 by President Ronald Reagan and has been a steady conservative voice on the court ever since.
Chief Justice John Roberts has confirmed the reports of Scalia’s death.
SCOTUS Chief Justice Roberts confirms the death of Justice Antonin Scalia. pic.twitter.com/zSuFf3v2v2
— Joshua Hoyos (@JoshuaHoyos) February 13, 2016
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A poll published this morning shows businessman Donald Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz neck-and-neck among Iowa voters.
The results of the most recent survey by Quinnipiac University of 600 likely Republican Iowa Caucus participants has Trump leading with 25 percent of the vote, and Cruz just behind at 23 percent. Ben Carson is third at 18 percent.
This is a major shift from just a month ago, when a survey done by the same university published on October 22 showed Carson in the lead with 28 percent, Trump with 20 percent, and Cruz at 10 percent.
Terrorism and foreign policy were the most important issues to the voters sampled, with 30 percent of those polled citing one of these two issues as the deciding factor in who they would vote for.
Of that 30 percent, 27 percent would vote for Cruz, enough to give him the lead on that front.
According to The New York Times, issues of foreign policy in the wake of the November 13 terrorist attacks in Paris has played a major part in Cruz’s surge, noting that he has “aggressively criticized President Obama’s handling of the rise of the Islamic State”.
Furthermore, Cruz is against allowing refugees from war-torn Syria into the United States, an opinion he shares with 81 percent of Iowan Republicans polled.
Cruz was also seen as the most capable of handling foreign policy, garnering 24 percent of the poll, in comparison to Trump at 18 percent. He was also seen as the candidate with the best experience, as 75 percent of those polled agreed that he had the experience needed to be president. This compares to Trump with 62 percent and Carson with 49 percent.
The Iowa Republican Caucus takes place on February 1 of next year.
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You can’t make this stuff up.
A group of people have organized on the Internet crowdfunding website GoFundMe to try to fundraise $53 million to help Kanye West get out of debt.
Yep. (God, please have these people be kidding.)
West recently revealed on Twitter that he is $53 million in the hole, and begged Mark Zuckerberg for some coin.
According to the Root, the page was organized by a man named Jeremy Piatt of Minnesota.
“Kanye West, prolific entertainer/fashion icon/celebrity/member of the Kardashian family needs our help!,” a message from Piatt says on the crowdfunding page. “Recently, Kanye let us in on his personal struggle. He is 53 million dollars in debt and it doesn’t look like he’s going to get Mark Zuckerberg’s help that he desperately needs.
“We must open our hearts and wallets for Kanye today. Sure he is personally rich and can buy furs and houses for his family, but without our help, the true genius of Kanye West can’t be realized.”
Not everyone is a big supporter of the campaign.
“I donate negative 54 million dollars,” Laurie Sanford said in the comments section of the page. “Maybe his clothing line should not have looked like the bums in Compton designed them. Wtf?? How about we raise money to feed starving children here in America?? Hmmm.. What a thought.”
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The 8 leading Republican candidates for President have gathered in Milwaukee, WI for the fourth primary debate in the 2016 election campaign. The debate is hosted by Fox Business Channel and The Wall Street Journal.
Here at Rise News, we are following the action and giving it a millennial spin. So follow along with us as we factcheck, crack jokes and make observations.
You can join the fun by sending us your perspective to firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll include your thoughts in the live blog. You can also tweet at us @RiseNewsNow.
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CB 11:21 PM:
How I think they did:
RR 11:17 PM:
How I think they did:
CB 11:12PM: Fiorina “Imagine a Clinton presidency.” Guy in audience yells “No!”
CB 11:08PM: Natural gas has been useful, and the transition will take time. But there are many jobs in solar and wind too.
RR 11:06 PM: JEB! logic: Only protect the environment if you have the money. Otherwise, just screw it.CB 11:06PM: Rand Paul is wrong on climate. Goal is to go to clean energy entirely.
RR 11:03 PM: Hell nah.
CB 11:02 PM: Yo Rich you wanna see Michael Bay’s Benghazi?
RR 11:01 PM: Is this debate over yet?CB 11:00 PM: Rubio mentioned student debt. Barely. One of the biggest issues of this election.
RR 10:55 PM: That Kasich answer didn’t make any sense. It would only make sense if he supported bail outs in worst case scenarios. Obviously, he would by the way. All established GOPers would not like the economy run down a cliff because of a weird Ayn Rand fascination (unlike the others).
CB 10:53PM: Kasich wasn’t too clear. Wants to help people who invested in banks while also allowing big banks to fail? Can you separate the two?
RR 10:47 PM: Really like the way Kasich talked about a moral capitalism. Never really heard it talked like that before but it is a good message.
CB 10:45PM: Kasich talking about greed, the dark side of free enterprise, and needed regulation. Scores even more points with me tonight.CB 10:44PM: Rubio, the government made them big because of NO regulation. Mostly under republican administrationsCB 10:42PM: And his brother’s policies are largely responsible for the dire economic conditions.CB 10:41 PM: Bush will not stand up to big banks.
RR 10:40 PM: JEB! says the economy will never fail on bad times ever again. Hooray!
CB 10:31 PM: Rand Paul: “I will not arm our enemies.” I love this guy. Unfortunately, it really is that simple.
CB 10:30PM: Rand Paul: “You can be strong and not be involved in every civil war int he world.” Couldn’t agree more.
CB 10:25 PM: Jeb Bush on foreign policy makes my toes curl.
RR 10:24 PM: JEB! got to step up his board game references. Letting Putin go into Syria not like Monopoly, more like Risk. #NothingButTheFacts
CB 10:21PM: Jeb Bush and Clinton agree with no fly zone in Syria.
RR: 10:15 PM: That Rand Paul slam was brutal. Trump really didn’t know what the trade deal is really about and Paul called him out. Ouch.
CB 10:13 PM: RAND PAUL REVENGE
BP: 10:13 PM: Rand : “Hey Gerard, We might want to point out, China’s not part of this deal”
CB 10:12 PM: Trump speaking against TPP. Unique situation where GOP majority agrees with Obama. Sounds more like Bernie Sanders.
BP: 10:11 PM: Trump: “TPP is a horrible deal”
RR 10:09 PM: @CB: Military is always asking for more money. That is nature of the beast.
CB 10:07 PM: Without question, Rand Paul is the smartest GOP on foreign policy. Wish we could get more inot that in this debate.
BP: 10:06 PM: Rand Paul “I want a strong national defense, but I don’t want us to be bankrupt.”
CB 10:06 PM: Is military asking for more money?
CB 10:04 PM: Good for Rand!
CB 10:04 PM: Jeb “I’m going to fight as hard as I can to make sure Supergirl gives me a chance. And everyone a chance. This is about giving people opportunity.”
CB 10:02 PM: Jeb “I’m going to fight as hard as I can to make sure Supergirl gives me a chance. And everyone a chance. This is about giving people opportunity.”
RR 10:00 PM: Bush supporter’s real name is Reagan Love? GIVE ME A BREAK.
CB 9:59 PM: Interesting notes on Carson and economy Rich.
CB 9:59 PM: Would be funny if CNBC walks into the theater and just breaks the civility of this debate. As far as communicating ideas, this is a much better debate though
RR 9:59 PM: Ted Cruz just had an oops moment. Two mentions of Department of Commerce in his list of five departments he would cut. Politicians really have to stop listing off agencies they would cut. They never remember them all.
RR 9:57 PM: Can someone explain to me who collects taxes if we were to abolish the IRS? Who gives out business ID numbers? Who investigates tax related crimes?
BP 9:57 PM: Ted Cruz: “There are more words in the tax code than there are in The Bible!”
BP 9:56 PM: Rand: “I want a government really, really small. So small you could barely see it.”BP 9:52 PM: More coffee please!
CB 9:52PM: Seems like Dr. Carson took a lighter dose of morphine tonight
RR 9:52 PM Ben Carson doesn’t seem to realize how much the American economy changed after 1913. Went from very stratified society to a more broad base middle class. Government policies and wealth redistribution had a tremendous amount to do with it.
BP 9:50 PM Btw a 30 second ad during this debate sold for $750,000. Not that bad. affordable.RR 9:50 PM: Oh great, Michael Bay has turned Benghazi into modern day Alamo film.
CB 8:48 PM: Michael Bay’s Benghazi movie advertisement during the break. Coincidence?? NahCB 8:46 PM: Fox “What’s the alternative?” Good for them!CB 8:45PM: Fiorina talking about her business career. Don’t-don’t go there.
BP 9:45 PM Fiorina: “Obamacare has to be repealed because it is failing.”RR 9:45 PM: No, Obamacare has helped drive down costs and many people have become insured as a result. Hard to judge it fully though since there has been little help from the state level in the majority of the country.
CB 9:44PM: Is Obamacare a failure? Just playing devil’s advocate.
CB 9:43PM: Cruz: “It’s offensive!” Says it again in a Homer Simpson impression.
Democrats, laughing. pic.twitter.com/HbzZUXUTDt
— Chris Cillizza (@TheFix) November 11, 2015
BP 9:38 PM: Jeb: “Thank you Donald for allowing me to speak at the debate, I appreciate it. What a generous man you are.”
RR 9:37 PM: JEB! doing a lot more of that patented Bush lean tonight. He’s the decider. He he he.
BP 9:36 PM: Trump to Kasich: “You should let Jeb speak.”
CB 9:35PM: Kasich bringing common sense to the immigration conversation.
CB 9:34PM: Kasich is on the money tonight. Very strong so far.
RR 9:34 PM: John “Amnesty” Kasich’s immigration plan: “Would somebody think of the children?!”
BP 9:33 PM: Trump: “If you don’t think a wall works, ask Israel.”
RR 9:31 PM: Chris, you need to get out of the liberal elite bubble you live in. #MakeAmericaGreatAgain
CB 9:30 PM: Dr. Carson: “I have no problem being vetted”, after complaining a week about being vetted. Clinton and Obama are totally scrutinized by the media. Obama had to leave his church in 2008 because of media scrutiny.
BP 9:29 PM Carson: “Thank you for not asking me what I said in the 10th grade. I appreciate that.”
RR 9:29 PM: That’s a gotcha question Neil Cavuto!
BP 9:24 PM: Rand Paul “If you want less income inequality move to a city with a Republican mayor or a state with a Republican governor.”BP 9:24 PM: Agree.CB 9:24PM: The lighting on this stage is pretty rough tonight. Everyone looks tired.
RR 9:23 PM: Carly hangs out with some depressing people yo.CB 9:22PM: Fiorina: “Big government creating big business called politics.”
RR 9:20 PM: JEB! alive.
BP 9:19 PM: Bush says he wants to repeal every rule Obama has made so far.
CB 9:19 PM: Jeb Bush is having an aggressive opening.
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