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West Bank – Netanyahu Suspends Ban On Palestinians Riding Same Buses As Jewish Settlers After Backlash

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015 West Bank - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday called off a proposed plan to segregate Palestinians from Israelis on West Bank buses, overruling his own defense minister following a flurry of criticism in an attempt to avert the first crisis of his new government. An official in the prime minister's office said Netanyahu called Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon to tell him he...

Washington – In Washington, NYC Mayor Touts National Liberal Vision

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015 Washington - New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, fashioning himself as one of the left's loudest voices on economic causes, appeared in Washington on Tuesday to make two stops on his national tour to tout the need to fight income inequality, one with Sen. Elizabeth Warren, the other to unveil his national liberal political platform. De Blasio, a first-term Democrat, unveiled what he has...

Mauthausen, Austria – Survivors Recount Nazi Camp Horrors At Liberation Memorial

Sunday, May 10th, 2015 Mauthausen, Austria - Many people were worked to death or starved. Others were gassed or killed by injection. But of all the ways to die at Mauthausen, Austria's largest concentration camp, one method in particular reflected the horrible cynicism of the Nazis running the place. As emaciated inmates struggled up the 186 steps of "the Stairway of Death" balancing huge blocks of granite on their...

Brooklyn, NY – Rand Paul Faces Tough Questions From Orthodox Jewish Crowd

Monday, April 27th, 2015 Brooklyn, NY - Looking to woo New York's Orthodox Jewish community, Republican presidential contender Rand Paul faced tough questions Monday about his support for Israel and his approach to foreign policy in the Middle East. The Kentucky senator spoke in front of a group of several dozen rabbis and other Jewish community leaders at the National Society for Hebrew Day School Headquarters in...

Bloomfield Hills, MI – Self-Made Jewish Billionaire And Philanthropist Taubman Dies At 91

Saturday, April 18th, 2015 Bloomfield Hills, MI -  A. Alfred Taubman, the self-made Michigan billionaire whose philanthropy and business success — including weaving the enclosed shopping mall into American culture — was clouded by a criminal conviction late in his career, has died. He was 91. Taubman, who donated hundreds of millions of dollars to universities, hospitals and museums, died Friday night at his home...

New Jersey – Chris Christie Has A Lot To Prove In New Hampshire

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015 New Jersey - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has a difficult mission in his first extended visit to New Hampshire: to convince activists and voters that he can win the Republican presidential nomination in a crowded primary where he appears to have been outmaneuvered by likely rivals before the race has technically begun. The trip starting Tuesday will serve as the first real test of how...

Washington – Marco Rubio Tells Donors He Is Running For White House, Says Hes “Uniquely Qualified”

Monday, April 13th, 2015 Washington - Sen. Marco Rubio on Monday took on Hillary Rodham Clinton in his first words as a presidential candidate, telling top donors he is running for the Republican nomination because the 2016 race for the White House should be about the future, not the past. The first-term Republican from Florida, 43, also told his most generous backers that he feels "uniquely qualified" to pitch his...

Washington – Clinton’s Decision: The Long Road To A Second Campaign

Monday, April 13th, 2015 Washington - Around Christmas, Hillary Rodham Clinton set off on her annual holiday vacation at Oscar de la Renta's beachfront estate in the Dominican Republic. It was a somber and serious time for Clinton. De la Renta, whose relationship with the former first lady had blossomed from dress designer to close friend, had recently died and Clinton wanted to be there to support his widow. She was...

Louisville, KY – Rand Paul Begins Presidential Run With Litany Of Woes To Fix

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015 Louisville, KY - Sen. Rand Paul launched his 2016 presidential campaign Tuesday with a combative challenge both to Washington and his fellow Republicans, cataloguing a lengthy list of what ails America and pledging to "take our country back." Paul's fiery message, delivered in his home state of Kentucky before he flew to four early-nominating states, was designed to broaden his appeal outside...

Washington – Republicans Push Demand For A Vote On Iran Nuclear Deal

Sunday, April 5th, 2015 Washington - Senate Republicans on Sunday pressed their demand that the U.S. Congress be allowed to vote on a nuclear agreement with Iran, but signaled they are willing to wait for last week's interim agreement to be finalized before passing judgment. "Look, the President needs to sell this to the American people, and Congress needs to be involved," said Senator Bob Corker, chairman of the...

Seattle, WA – Amazon.com Offering To Help Get Jobs Done Around The House

Monday, March 30th, 2015 Seattle, WA - Amazon.com is introducing a referral service to help people to get projects and chores done around their homes. The recommendation system, called Amazon Home Services, marks the e-commerce company's latest attempt to expand its empire beyond online shopping. It debuted Monday across the U.S. after several months of testing in New York, Los Angeles and Amazon.com's home city of...

Egypt – Yemen President Condemns Houthis As ‘Iran’s Puppet’

Saturday, March 28th, 2015 Egypt - Yemen's embattled president on Saturday called Shiite rebels who forced him to flee the country "puppets of Iran," directly blaming the Islamic Republic for the chaos there and demanding airstrikes against rebel positions continue until they surrender. Egypt's president supported the creation a regional Arab military force and a Gulf diplomat warned that Saudi-led airstrikes in Yemen...

Whippany, NJ – New Jersey’s Christie: Liberty Comes From God Not Government

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015 Whippany, NJ - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie spent much of a town hall-style meeting Tuesday in his state talking up what he believes makes a winning candidate and espousing the principle that rights and liberties come from God, not government. The potential Republican presidential contender, who says he plans to make a decision about a run by the end of spring to early summer, traveled to...

Jerusalem – Netanyahu Apologizes To Arab Israelis For Election Day Remarks

Monday, March 23rd, 2015 Jerusalem - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu apologized to Israel's Arab citizens on Monday for remarks he made during last week's parliament election that offended members of the community. The move appeared to be an attempt to heal rifts and mute criticism at home and in the United States. Netanyahu drew accusations of racism in Israel, especially from its Arab minority, and a White House...

Israel – Netanyahu Appears Poised to Build Coalition

Monday, March 23rd, 2015 Jerusalem - Israel's prime minister has secured a majority of backers in the new parliament and will now be tasked with forming the next government. Israel's ceremonial president, Reuven Rivlin, was meeting Monday with the parties in parliament to hear their recommendations before appointing who will form the next coalition government. After a resounding election victory for his Likud party...
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