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The Republican Party is more unpopular than it's been in 20 years

The Republican Party's favorability ratings keep declining, even among those within the party itself, according to a new poll from Pew Research Center. The party is now the most unpopular it's been since 1992, with 62% of those surveyed saying they have an unfavorable view of the GOP. Show More Summary

Here’s how Ted Cruz responded to being called ‘Lucifer in the flesh’ by John Boehner

? Ted Cruz responded to John Boehner's recent criticism of the presidential candidate, in which the former Speaker of the House called Cruz "Lucifer in the flesh." Produced by Lamar Salter  Follow BI Video: On Twitter Join the conversation about this story »

A new poll shows Donald Trump dominating a state he's not necessarily supposed to win

A new poll released Thursday found Donald Trump with a big lead in Oregon, a state not necessarily expected to be favorable to the Manhattan billionaire. The poll, conducted by the Portland-based Hoffman Research Group, found Trump leading Ted Cruz, a Texas senator, by 17 points. Trump, the GOP frontrunner, was the choice of 43% of respondents. Show More Summary

Donald Trump went on another extensive rant about John Kasich's eating habits

Donald Trump again chastised John Kasich for his now widely publicized eating habits during a Thursday rally in Evansville, Indiana. Speaking as if he were Kasich, he said that he wanted to hold a press conference "right around me as...Show More Summary

Man in furry suit shot after making bomb threat at Baltimore Fox station

A man wearing a furry suit was shot by police after threatening to "blow up" the office of Baltimore-based Fox television affiliate WBFF with a bomb on Thursday afternoon.  The suspect, who was removed from the scene by bomb squad units, is in serious condition at a local hospital but is expected to survive, according to a police spokesman. Show More Summary

The Canadian community suffering more than 100 suicide attempts says the government is 'hushing' them out

Residents of Attawapiskat, the small Canadian aboriginal community that has suffered more than 100 suicide attempts in the last nine months, say the Canadian government’s response to the crisis has left them feeling demoralized. Attawapiskat...Show More Summary

'You didn't know if he was in his pajamas': Fox News anchor 'stunned' shows allow Trump to call in

Fox News anchor Chris Wallace recalled the moment when he saw Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump appearing by phone on a rival Sunday political television show. "I was stunned," Wallace told Business Insider in an interview. Wallace...Show More Summary

Zac Goldsmith: 'There is anti-Semitism running right the way through the Labour Party'

Conservative London mayoral candidate Zac Goldsmith told Business Insider that there is "anti-Semitism running right the way through the Labour Party and  they’ve got to deal with that." “I've done public meetings all over London and...Show More Summary

This is what the Left doesn’t understand about antisemitism on the Left

The problem with Thursday's performance by former London Mayor Ken Livingstone — in which he insisted that Hitler was a Zionist and denied there was antisemitism in the Labour party — is that many people on the Left genuinely do notShow More Summary

'Lucifer in the flesh': John Boehner unloads on 'miserable son of a bitch' Ted Cruz

Former House Speaker John Boehner held nothing back while discussing the 2016 presidential election at Stanford University on Wednesday. He even went as far as calling Ted Cruz, the Texas senator vying for the Republican nomination,Show More Summary

Matt Lauer to Donald Trump: 'Do you even care' that so many women have a negative view of you?

"Today" show host Matt Lauer confronted Donald Trump over his recent comments on Hillary Clinton "playing the woman's card," asking Thursday if he cares that most women in the US view him negatively. Lauer suggested that Texas Sen. Ted...Show More Summary

Trump says he would 'not rule out' using nukes against ISIS

? In an interview on TODAY, Donald Trump reiterated that the US needs to be more unpredictable against ISIS, and would not rule out using nuclear weapons to stop the terror group.  Produced by Lamar Salter  Follow BI Video: On Twitter Join the conversation about this story »

The Brexit campaign released its first economic forecasts — here are the key points

A new group calling itself "Economists for Brexit" has published a set of forecasts of what it believes will happen to the British economy should Britain vote to leave the European Union and criticised the "economic illiteracy" of the...Show More Summary

Former London mayor Ken Livingstone suspended from Labour Party over Hitler comments

The former Mayor of London Ken Livingstone has been suspended from the Labour Party for "bringing the party into disrepute" over his comments about Adolf Hitler and Zionism. Livingstone found himself at the centre of a political firestorm...Show More Summary

Dozens of Labour MPs are calling on former mayor Ken Livingstone to be suspended over anti-Semitism remarks

UPDATE: Ken Livingstone has been suspended from the Labour Party. Full story here.  Labour MPs are calling on the party's leadership to suspend member Ken Livingstone after the former London mayor said in a BBC Radio London interview...Show More Summary

Britons can get a property for cheaper in this small time frame — but they have to be fast

Getting on the property ladder in Britain right now is incredibly difficult unless you're rich. But for ordinary Brits, there is a window of opportunity to buy a home at a cheaper price right now — but you only have until June 23, when...Show More Summary

YouGov poll: Obama's EU referendum intervention hasn't helped Remain at all

Opponents of Britain's European Union membership have edged into the lead over the past two weeks, according to a YouGov poll for The Times, indicating President Barack Obama may have failed to swing support behind "In" vote in a June...Show More Summary

Baltimore police shot a 13-year-old boy who was carrying a fake gun

Baltimore police shot and wounded a 13-year-old boy who was carrying a replica handgun on Wednesday, the anniversary of a riot sparked by the death of Freddie Gray while in police custody. Baltimore Police Commissioner Kevin Davis told...Show More Summary

Legendary Hoosiers basketball coach delivered a bizarre introduction of Donald Trump

Famous Indiana University basketball coach Bobby Knight introduced Donald Trump in a profanity-laced speech at a campaign rally in Indiana on Wednesday. The retired basketball coach praised Trump supporters, and predicted that history...Show More Summary

Hell and high water: Life in 'the world's most miserable country' keeps getting worse

Venezuela has already earned the dubious title of "world's most miserable country," and while that moniker is based strictly on economic conditions, as measured by the Cato Institute, recent weeks have seen the country shriveled by drought and inundated by flooding, proving that both working and living in Venezuela are increasingly difficult tasks. Show More Summary

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