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Washington – Supports Of Cruz Presidential Bid Donated $51 Million: Cruz Campaign

Sunday, July 5th, 2015 Washington - Republican Senator Ted Cruz and the outside groups supporting his presidential bid have raised more than $51 million in the three months since he launched his campaign for president, according to a statement from his campaign on Sunday. Cruz, who announced his candidacy on March 23 in a speech at the conservative school Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, has raised far...

Jerusalem – Major Victory For Haredi Parties; Government Cancels Conversion Reform In Cabinet Vote

Sunday, July 5th, 2015 Jerusalem - The government on Sunday reversed the conversion reform law passed just seven months ago, marking a significant victory for the haredi political parties and religious establishment against the decentralization efforts of moderate national-religious groups. Yisrael Beytenu chairman Avigdor Liberman strongly denounced the reversal of the conversion reforms adopted by the last...

Livingston, NJ – Christie Opens 2016 Campaign, Long Climb Ahead

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015 Livingston, NJ - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie opened his 2016 campaign for president Tuesday and, never one to aim small, declared he's "out to change the world." The Republican governor, a one-time GOP favorite who faded and now tries to climb back, told a kickoff rally in the gymnasium of his old high school that his last 13 years as a U.S. attorney and governor have been about "fighting...

Jerusalem – Israeli Druze Alarmed By Plight Of Their Brethren In Syria

Monday, June 22nd, 2015 Jerusalem - Members of Israel's Druze minority, long among the Jewish state's most loyal citizens, have become increasingly concerned about the plight of their beleaguered brethren in neighboring Syria. Now, they are asking the state of Israel to help their fellow Druze next door — and some are even offering to go fight in Syria if needed. Israel has been careful to stay out of the...

Columbia, SC – South Carolina Legislator Says Take Down Confederate Flag As Carolinians Rally Against It

Sunday, June 21st, 2015 Columbia, SC - The Confederate flag has no place on South Carolina Statehouse grounds, and it's past time to remove the symbol of hatred, a Republican state lawmaker said Saturday, three days after the shooting massacre at a black church 100 miles away. Rep. Doug Brannon, first elected in 2010, said he's thought for years that the flag should come down, but it wasn't until Wednesday's deaths...

Paris – Top Suspect Arrested In 1982 Attack On Paris Jewish Quarter

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015 Paris - Jordanian authorities have arrested a suspected member of a Palestinian guerrilla unit behind an attack on a Jewish restaurant in France in 1982 that killed six people, an official at the Paris prosecutor's office said on Wednesday. A French magistrate issued international arrest warrants for three men living in Oslo, Ramallah and Jordan in March, suspected of carrying out the attack...

New York – Twitter’s Twists And Turns _ Can It Keep Flying?

Sunday, June 14th, 2015 New York - The Pope is on Twitter, along with the Dalai Lama, world leaders and, of course, Kim Kardashian. The short-messaging service can bring fleeting fame, instant ignominy and get you fired. It has been credited for sparking revolutions and, like Facebook, transforming the way the world communicates. But despite the buzz generated by thousands of chatty journalists, athletes and...

New York – Clinton Kicks Off 2016 Bid, Embracing Chance To Make History

Saturday, June 13th, 2015 New York - Hillary Rodham Clinton formally kicked off her presidential campaign on Saturday with an enthusiastic embrace of her potential to become the first woman to win the White House, asking supporters gathered at an outdoor rally to join in her building an America "where we don't leave anyone out, or anyone behind." With the downtown New York skyline and new World Trade Center over her...

France – Orange CEO Heading To Israel Amid Controversy

Monday, June 8th, 2015 France - Orange's CEO Stephane Richard has accepted an invitation from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to visit Israel as he tries to end a diplomatic row sparked by his remarks about ending a licensing deal there. Israel protested to France after Richard said last week the 25 percent state-owned group planned to terminate an arrangement with Israel's Partner Communications, and that he...

Jerusalem – Netanyahu: Orange CEO Should Come To Israel To Explain His “Hostile” Remarks

Sunday, June 7th, 2015 Jerusalem - Orange's (ORAN.PA) CEO Stephane Richard should come to Israel to explain his "hostile" remarks about ending the telecom company's licensing deal in the country, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was quoted as saying on Sunday. Israel protested to France after Richard said last week the 25 percent state-owned group planned to terminate an arrangement with Israel's Partner...

Miami – American Airlines CEO Cites Capacity Growth Risks

Sunday, June 7th, 2015 Miami - American Airlines Group Inc Chief Executive Doug Parker voiced concern on Sunday about the risk that capacity growth among airlines could depress profits, but told Reuters that in contrast with past cycles, the rise in capacity "feels different." Asked about investor concerns that capacity increases at U.S. airlines are starting to exceed growth in demand, Parker said, "the real...

New York – Why U.S. Billionaires May Not Be Able To Buy The 2016 Election

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015 New York - Florida Senator Marco Rubio has one; Texas Senator Ted Cruz has one; even former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum, considered a longshot for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016, has a billionaire in his corner. Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has two. Campaign finance watchdog groups fear heavy spending by these ultra-rich Americans will warp the election - already...

Washington – Either Way, No More NSA Collection Of US Phone Records

Monday, June 1st, 2015 Washington - However Congress resolves its impasse over government surveillance, this much is clear: The National Security Agency will ultimately be out of the business of collecting and storing Americans' calling records. Aiming for passage Tuesday afternoon, the Senate on Monday prepared to make modest changes to a House bill that would end the collection while preserving other surveillance...

Washington – Senate To Let NSA Spy Program Lapse, At Least Temporarily

Sunday, May 31st, 2015 Washington - The U.S. Senate advanced legislation on Sunday reforming a controversial program that collects Americans' telephone call records, but final passage appeared doubtful before the surveillance system expires at midnight. A bill that would end U.S. spy agencies' bulk collection of the telephone data and replace it with a more targeted system cleared a crucial procedural hurdle, ending...

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...
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