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Oxon Hil, MD – Bannon Emerges From W. House To Appeal For Conservatives To Unite Behind Trump

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 Oxon Hil, MD - Donald Trump's chief strategist Steve Bannon, known as a forceful influence in the White House, made a rare public appearance on Thursday to appeal to conservatives to unite behind the Republican president as he presses his agenda. Bannon took to the stage along with White House chief of staff Reince Priebus at the four-day Conservative Political Action Conference, telling the...

Jerusalem – Rivlin, Deri Inaugurate Charedi Business Hub In Jerusalem

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 Jerusalem - President Reuven (Ruby) Rivlin said Thursday that rising numbers of ultra-Orthodox men who are joining the work force is a “special blessing” for the State of Israel and called on employers not to discriminate against haredi men seeking employment. “[The integration of haredi men into the workforce] is a national priority of the highest level,” Rivlin said. Speaking at...

Atlanta – DNC Race Remains Tight As Energized Democrats Combat Trump

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017 Atlanta - Just days before Democratic activists pick a new party chair, the contest to head the Democratic National Committee remains fluid, as national leaders grapple with how to turn an outpouring of liberal protest against President Donald Trump into political gains. The tight race between former Labor Secretary Tom Perez and Rep. Keith Ellison of Minnesota marks the first heavily...

Washington – Trump’s New Top Security Adviser Known For Sharp Questions

Monday, February 20th, 2017 Washington - U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday named Lieutenant General Herbert Raymond McMaster as his new national security adviser, choosing a military officer known for speaking his mind and challenging his superiors. McMaster is a highly regarded military tactician and strategic thinker, but his selection surprised some observers who wondered how the officer, whose Army career stalled...

Washington – Dems Call For Sessions To Recuse Himself From Russia Probe

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017 Washington - Senate Democrats on Wednesday called for Attorney General Jeff Sessions to recuse himself from any executive branch investigation into possible ties between the Trump administration and Russia. Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said Sessions should not be involved because of potential conflicts of interest and because of Justice Department regulations that prohibit...

Washington – Trump To Host Jewish GOP Donor Adelson For Dinner

Thursday, February 9th, 2017 Washington - President Donald Trump is having dinner at the White House Thursday night with one of his biggest financial backers, casino mogul Sheldon Adelson. That's according to two people with direct knowledge of the dinner, which was first reported by The Washington Post. Adelson and his wife, Miriam, contributed more than $20 million to a super PAC that aired pro-Trump and anti-Hillary...

Washington – Couple Calls It Quits Over Trump: Wounds Still Raw After Bitter U.S. Election

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017 Washington - Burning passions over Donald Trump's presidency are taking a personal toll on both sides of the political divide. For Gayle McCormick, it is particularly wrenching: she has separated from her husband of 22 years. The retired California prison guard, a self-described "Democrat leaning toward socialist," was stunned when her husband casually mentioned during a lunch with friends...

Washington – DeVos Clears Senate Hurdle Toward Becoming Ed Secy, Showdown Vote Next Week

Friday, February 3rd, 2017 Washington - Betsy DeVos cleared a major hurdle in the Senate to become the next education secretary despite vigorous opposition from Democrats. Senators voted 52-48 to cut off debate at dawn Friday, setting the stage for a final confirmation vote next week on President Donald Trump's nominee. DeVos, a billionaire Republican donor, has faced fierce criticism from labor unions for her...

Berkeley, CA – Student Trump Backer Beaten On Berkeley Campus After Protest

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017 Berkeley, CA - A 21-year-old student who supports President Donald Trump was beaten up on the University of California, Berkeley campus a day after violent protests led authorities to cancel a controversial speech. Jack Palkovic says he was wearing a "Make America Great Again" cap and on his way to class Thursday when a white SUV slammed to a stop and two young men ran toward him. One of...

Bet El, West Bank – For Hardline West Bank Settlers, Jared Kushner Is Their Man

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017 Bet El, West Bank - For many in the Israeli settlement of Bet El, deep in the West Bank, Donald Trump's choice of Jared Kushner as his senior adviser on the Middle East is a sign of politics shifting in their favor. They regard Kushner, whose family's charitable foundation has donated tens of thousands of dollars to their settlement, as part of a diplomatic rebalancing after what they view as...

Birmingham, AL – Immigration Order Playing Well To Trump’s Fans Around Nation

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017 Birmingham, AL - President Donald Trump's order temporarily banning refugees and immigrants from seven mostly Muslim countries is playing well in Trump Country, those places that propelled him to the White House. The New York businessman and reality TV star promised to put America first during the campaign, his supporters say, and he's doing it. That includes securing the nation's borders and...

New York – Tech Companies Protest Trump Immigration Order

Sunday, January 29th, 2017 New York - Google, Apple and other tech giants expressed dismay over an executive order on immigration from President Donald Trump that bars nationals of seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S. The U.S tech industry relies on foreign engineers and other technical experts for a sizeable percentage of its workforce. The order bars entry to the U.S. for anyone from Iran, Iraq...

Dubai – Glad To See Obama Go, Gulf Arabs Expect Trump To Counter Iran

Monday, January 23rd, 2017 Dubai - Gulf Arab states are quietly applauding the arrival in the White House of a hawkish leader opposed to their adversary Iran, even if they suspect Donald Trump's short temper and abrasive Tweets may at times heighten tensions in the combustible Middle East. While many countries around the world listened with concern to his protectionist inaugural address, Gulf Arab officials appear...

Moscow – In Trump We Trust: Inauguration Prompts Celebration In Russia

Friday, January 20th, 2017 Moscow - The Kremlin may have spent years reviling America, but Russians hoping Donald Trump will usher in a new era of detente marked his inauguration on Friday with parties and trinkets from commemorative coins to "matryoshka" nesting dolls in his image. Washington was turned into a virtual fortress with an estimated 900,000 people -- backers and protesters -- descending on the capital. In...

Washington – Even Before Taking Office, Trump Has Changed The Presidency

Thursday, January 19th, 2017 Washington - Donald Trump enters the White House on Friday just as he entered the race for president: defiant, unfiltered, unbound by tradition and utterly confident in his chosen course. In the 10 weeks since his surprise election as the nation's 45th president, Trump has violated decades of established diplomatic protocol, sent shockwaves through business boardrooms, tested long-standing...
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