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Bedford, NH – Dismissing Risks, Trump Goes All-in On Bill Clinton’s Past

Thursday, September 29th, 2016 Bedford, NH -Donald Trump says he took the moral high ground at the first presidential debate by not mentioning the infidelities of former President Bill Clinton. But he hinted at them, talked about them immediately afterward and then sent his campaign's top backers out to do the same. "An impeachment for lying," Trump said Thursday at a campaign rally in New Hampshire, referring to the effort...

Hempstead, NY – Trump On The Defensive After Combative Debate With Clinton

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016 Hempstead, NY - Donald Trump blamed the moderator, a bad microphone and anyone but himself Tuesday after he was forced onto the defense by Hillary Clinton's cascade of attacks about his taxes, honesty and character in the first presidential debate. Trump tried aggressively to pin America's problems on Clinton at Monday night's debate. But Clinton, showing her intensive preparations, went after...

Jerusalem – Israel’s Leviathan Gas To Supply Jordan In $10 Bln Deal

Monday, September 26th, 2016 Jerusalem - Backers of Israel's massive Leviathan natural gas field signed a $10 billion deal on Monday to supply 1.6 trillion feet (tcf) of gas to Jordan's National Electric Power Company. The deal marks a significant step forward in Israel's efforts to exploit its offshore gas reserves, although it is still looking for a partnership with Egypt or Turkey, or both, which would give it far more...

Washington – Advisers Warn Trump Not To Get Riled By Clinton In Debate

Friday, September 23rd, 2016 Washington - Donald Trump's advisers are urging him to keep his cool during next week's presidential debate and resist attempts by Hillary Clinton to provoke him with questions about his business record, wealth or controversial comments about minorities. The focus underscores the campaign's concern that too many Americans still don't believe the Republican has the temperament to be president...

New York – Bill Clinton Hosts Last Charity Event Amid Election Scrutiny

Monday, September 19th, 2016 New York - Organizers at Bill Clinton's final, glittery gathering of his family's philanthropic organization seem determined to keep his wife's presidential prospects off the agenda. Hillary Clinton's image was notably absent from the gauzy video that kicked off the last-ever meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative. Contributors at Monday's opening session thanked President Clinton and...

New York – Snowden Backers Press Obama For Pardon Before Presidency Ends

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016 New York - Three rights groups launched a campaign on Wednesday to try to persuade President Barack Obama to pardon former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden on U.S. theft and espionage charges before Obama leaves office in January. The American Civil Liberties Union, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch said the time was right to rally support for a pardon for Snowden...

Washington – Clinton Tries To Blunt Fallout From Not Disclosing Pneumonia

Tuesday, September 13th, 2016 Washington - When Hillary Clinton was diagnosed with pneumonia late last week, she informed a handful of her closest advisers, but pressed on with a busy campaign schedule and did not inform the public that she was sick. "I just didn't think it was going to be that big a deal," she said. Clinton's first comments about her health condition came in a CNN interview late Monday, a day after a...

San Francisco – A Raised Fist, More Kneeling Players As NFL Anthem Protest Spreads

Sunday, September 11th, 2016 San Francisco - Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Marcus Peters raised his fist and several Miami Dolphins players knelt during performances of the U.S. national anthem on Sunday, the latest gestures in the National Football League to draw attention to racial inequality. San Francisco 49ers backup quarterback Colin Kaepernick started a controversy when he began the protests against injustice and...

Geneva – U.S., Russia Clinch Syria Deal, Aim For Truce From Monday

Saturday, September 10th, 2016 Geneva - The United States and Russia hailed a breakthrough deal on Saturday to put Syria's peace process back on track, including a nationwide truce effective from sundown on Monday, improved humanitarian aid access and joint military targeting of banned Islamist groups. "Today, Sergei Lavrov and I, on behalf of our presidents and our countries, call on every Syrian stakeholder to support the...

Riverhead, NY – Long Island Lawmakers OK 5-cent Shopping Bag Fee

Thursday, September 8th, 2016 Riverhead, NY - Lawmakers on eastern Long Island have approved a measure to charge 5 cents for paper or plastic bags at store checkouts. Sponsors say the Suffolk County legislation is aimed at reducing pollution. Opponents say the law adds to the cost of groceries. Retailers would get to keep the nickel per bag under the Suffolk County law. It is scheduled to go into effect in 2018...

Ladue, MI – Conservative Activist Phyllis Schlafly Dead At 92

Monday, September 5th, 2016 Ladue, MI - Phyllis Schlafly, who became a "founding mother" of the modern U.S. conservative movement by battling feminists in the 1970s and working tirelessly to defeat the Equal Rights Amendment, died on Monday at the age of 92, her Eagle Forum group said. Schlafly, who lived in the St. Louis suburb of Ladue, Missouri, died at her home in the presence of her family, Eagle Forum said in a...

Cincinnati – Some Hispanic Trump Backers Pull Support After Immigration Speech

Thursday, September 1st, 2016 Cincinnati - Some Hispanic backers of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump pulled their support after he stood by his hardline immigration stance and said anyone in the United States illegally would be subject to deportation if he were president. Alfonso Aguilar, president of the Latino Partnership for Conservative Principles advocacy group, said on Thursday he felt "disappointed and...

Phoenix – Trump Backers Sport ‘Make Mexico Great Again Also’ Hat

Thursday, September 1st, 2016 Phoenix - Two high-profile supporters of Donald Trump have unveiled a new piece of clothing to go alongside the Republican presidential nominee's trademark "Make America Great Again" hat. Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions both wore a white baseball cap with the words "Make Mexico Great Again Also" on it while speaking ahead of Trump's major speech on...

San Francisco – Google Takes On Uber With Waze Carpooling Service

Wednesday, August 31st, 2016 San Francisco - Google is preparing to expand a San Francisco carpooling program in a move that could that could set up a showdown with its one-time ally, the popular ride-hailing service Uber. The plans will build upon a test service that Google's navigation app Waze launched three months ago in the San Francisco Bay Area. The program allows anyone using the Waze app to offer a ride to a...

Santa Clara, CA – Kaepernick Will Sit Through Anthem Until There’s Change

Sunday, August 28th, 2016 Santa Clara, CA - Defiant, and determined to be a conduit for U.S. change, Colin Kaepernick plans to sit through the national anthem for as long as he feels is appropriate and until he sees significant progress in America — specifically when it comes to race relations. He knows he could be cut by San Francisco for this stand. Criticized, ostracized, and he'll go it all alone if need...
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