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Brandon Jones

Writer and Co-Founder of The Global Dispatch, Brandon has been covering news for Examiner, starting and writing for several different websites including the diverse blognews site Desk of Brian. To Contact Brandon email [email protected] ATTN: BRANDON

By Brandon Jones On Monday, September 29th, 2014
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President Obama said administration ‘underestimated’ ISIS threat

President Obama announced Sunday that his administration “underestimated what had been taking place in Syria” and overestimated the Iraqi military’s abilities to defeat ISIS. He now says that ISIS, as well More...

By Brandon Jones On Saturday, September 27th, 2014
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Anju Panta, one of India’s biggest celebrities, bows out of Hindu festival after conversion to Christianity

Anju Panta is one of the biggest stars in the country is making headlines in her country, not for her talents or skills, but because of her religious conversion to Christianity. Attacks in the media and critics More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, September 26th, 2014
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Attorney General Eric Holder resigns, Obama praises ‘liberal’ accomplishments

Bumping ISIS out of the headlines briefly was the announcement that Attorney General Eric Holder has resigned as the Obama administration will scramble to find a replacement ahead of November’s election. Obama’s More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, September 26th, 2014
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FBI, Pentagon officials unclear on Khorasan threat, won’t define ‘imminent’

The FBI and the Pentagon said on Thursday that they did not know exactly how close the Khorasan group, an al Qaeda related group of militants targeted by U.S. drone strikes in Syria, was to an attack on the U.S. More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, September 26th, 2014
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FBI says ISIS leader ‘Jihadi John’ from videos, but doesn’t name Abdel-Majed Abdel Bary

The FBI believes it has identified the masked Islamic State militant responsible for beheading Westerners in ISIS videos, but law enforcement will not reveal the identity of the man known only as “Jihadi John,” More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, September 26th, 2014
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Joe Biden apologizes for ‘Shylock’ gaffe, then upsets Asians with ‘Orient’ remark

Vice President Joe Biden said Wednesday that it was a “poor choice of words” for him to use the term “Shylocks” in a recent speech. The Anti-Defamation League’s national director, Abraham Foxman, had More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, September 26th, 2014
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New Pew survey: Americans divided on cake maker being required to make same-sex cake

A new Pew Research poll reveals Americans are split on business owners being required to provide services to homosexual couples.    “Lesbian” wedding mock-cake at the Roma Gay Pride in 2008. Picture More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, September 25th, 2014
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Jeremy Renner on ‘Hawkeye’ film, ‘Captain America 3′ role, happy to be Avenger

Marvel Studios can’t do much wrong with another successful summer of blockbusters (Guardians of the Galaxy, Captain America: The Winter Soldier) and now Avengers star Jeremy Renner is looking ahead to the More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, September 25th, 2014
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Max McLean interview: C.S. Lewis, ‘The Great Divorce’ and bringing spiritual warfare to the stage

Max McLean starred in the stage adaptation of The Screwtape Letters and now returns with another C.S. Lewis classic - The Great Divorce. Max took out time to preview this amazing work, the power in Lewis’ More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, September 25th, 2014
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French man, Herve Gourdel , kidnapped and beheaded by jiahdists supporting ISIS

A French citizen who was kidnapped on Sunday has been beheaded by an Algerian jihadist group, apparently in retaliation for France launching airstrikes in Iraq against ISIS targets. Herve Gourdel, 55, was captured More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, September 25th, 2014
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Chinese police storm churches, arrest over 100 Christians – 30 still jailed

Chinese police officers raided and arrested over 100 people in house churches throughout China’s Guangdong Province. Eyewitnesses say a massive police force, “nearly 200,” interrupted services More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, September 24th, 2014
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US airstrikes across Iraq, Syria continue, Obama ‘not tolerate safe havens for terrorists’

President Obama continued to note that five Arab nations are aligned with the U.S. against the Islamic State in Syria so it “makes it clear to the world this is not America’s fight alone.” The More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, September 24th, 2014
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George the Goldfish undergoes surgery to remove tumor PHOTO

A  10-year-old goldfish made headlines as the owners decided to pay for a costly $200-$300 surgery to save the fish when he developed a large tumor. George, the goldfish, underwent a surgery to remove a tumor protruding More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, September 24th, 2014
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Israel shoots down Syrian fighter jet when it violated airspace over Golan Heights

Israeli army officials confirmed that they shot down a Syrian fighter jet which flew into the Golan Heights airspace on Tuesday.   The remarks claim it was “apparently a MiG-21 fighter jet which was shot More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014
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New photos from ‘Powers’ TV series focus on cast: Sharlto Copley, Susan Heyward

USA Today debuted the first look at the TVadaptation of Brian Michael Bendis’ comic series Powers, starring Sharlto Copley (District 9) as Christian Walker, and Susan Heyward (The Following) as Deena Pilgrim. More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014
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‘Fairness Is Overrated’ Book Review: The new leadership ‘handbook’ for Christians

Let’s just cut to the chase: If you are a Christian business owner or a leader/teacher at your church, then Fairness Is Overrated is a must read – even if you’re “not a reader.” Tim More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014
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Simon Kinberg on ‘X-Men: Apocalypse': ‘First Class’ cast in central, set 20 years pre-X1

After the incredible success of X-Men: Days of Future Past, Fox moving quickly to get fans buzzing about the next film in the franchise: X-Men: Apocalypse. Now with director Bryan Singer is locked in, writer Simon More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014
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Jessica Mahn identified as Florida woman killed driving the wrong way on Interstate

Police have now identified the Tampa woman killed while driving on the wrong side of Interstate 75 in Pasco County early Monday morning. Jessica Rey Mahn, 25, died around 4:30 a.m., after crashing while she drove More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014
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‘Sleepy Hollow’ season 2, ep 2: Promo, photos for ‘Kindred,’ resurrecting ‘Frankenstein’

Fox of Sleepy Hollow may rejoice as the show returned and Ichabod (Tom Mison) and Abbie (Nicole Beharie) come up with a new plan, involving resurrecting a monster, to try and save Katrina from the Headless Horseman. More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014
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Death toll from church collapse in Nigeria rises to 115, South Africa seeks answers

The death toll from the collapse of a church buliding in Lagos, NIgeria has risen to 115, 84 of which are from South Africa, the South African government minister Jeff Radebe said on Monday. He is urging the More...

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