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New York – US Jewish Criticism Of Trump Expands To Some Supporters

Thursday, August 17th, 2017 New York - Ivanka Trump's rabbi denounced President Donald Trump for blaming "both sides" in a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, as the number of American Jewish leaders willing to criticize him grew. Rabbi Haskel Lookstein of Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun, and other rabbis from the prominent modern Orthodox synagogue in Manhattan, said in a Facebook message late Wednesday...

Montgomery, AL – Trump’s Popularity Faces Test In Alabama’s Senate Race

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017 Montgomery, AL - Voters in Alabama head to the polls on Tuesday to choose Republican and Democratic nominees for a U.S. Senate seat, in a race that has been dominated by debate over President Donald Trump. Nine Republicans and seven Democrats are competing in the respective primaries, with little expectation that any candidate will reach the 50 percent threshold needed to avoid a runoff...

Tel Aviv – Hundreds Rally In Support Of Israel’s Netanyahu

Wednesday, August 9th, 2017 Tel Aviv - Israel's ruling Likud Party kicked off a rally on Wednesday in support of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in what it hopes will be a show of force by the beleaguered Israeli leader as he battles a slew of corruption allegations. Likud leaders were putting heavy pressure on party activists to attend the rally on Wednesday evening in Tel Aviv. Hundreds of supporters packed a Tel...

Washington – Trump Looks To Loyal Voters As Support Slips, Agenda Stalls

Monday, August 7th, 2017 Washington -  After six months of infighting, investigations and legislative failures, President Donald Trump is trying to combat new signs of weakness in his Republican base and re-energize his staunchest supporters. White House officials have been urging the president to refocus on immigration and other issues that resonate with the conservatives, evangelicals and working-class whites who...

Tehran – 2 Senior Hamas Members Visit Iran In Rare Good Will Mission

Friday, August 4th, 2017 Tehran -  Two senior Hamas members are making a rare visit to Iran, in an apparent good will mission — even as top leaders of the Islamic militant group court Egypt, which is allied with Tehran's regional rivals. The center of decision making in Hamas shifted earlier this year from the diaspora to the Gaza Strip, a territory the group has ruled for a decade. In recent weeks, the Gaza-based...

United Nations – Haley Urges UN To Get Serious About Hezbollah

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017 United nations - U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley is urging the U.N. Security Council to acknowledge that Hezbollah — which it has not even named in recent resolutions — "is a destructive terrorist force" and "a major obstacle to peace" that is "dedicated to the destruction of Israel." She said the council must get serious about enforcing its resolutions that have been...

Washington – U.S. Lawmakers Want Fresh Sanctions On Hezbollah

Thursday, July 20th, 2017 Washington - Republican and Democratic U.S. lawmakers introduced legislation on Thursday seeking to increase sanctions on Hezbollah, accusing the powerful Shi'ite Muslim political group of violence in Syria and amassing rockets along Israel's border. The bill, an amendment to existing sanctions on the group, seeks to further restrict its ability to fundraise and recruit, increase pressure on...

Gaza Strip – Power-sharing Deal Between Former Foes Taking Shape In Gaza

Thursday, July 20th, 2017 Gaza Strip - A power-sharing deal between two former arch foes is slowly taking shape in Gaza and could lead to big changes in the Hamas-ruled territory, including an easing of a decade-long border blockade. In the latest sign that the Egypt-backed understandings are moving forward, Hamas permitted more than 2,000 supporters of its former nemesis, Mohammed Dahlan, to stage a rally in Gaza City...

Winnipeg, Manitoba – Jimmy Carter Dehydrates While Building Houses In Canada

Thursday, July 13th, 2017 Winnipeg, Manitoba -  Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter was treated at a hospital Wednesday after becoming dehydrated while helping to build houses in Canada for Habitat for Humanity. The 92-year-old former president known for his post-presidential humanitarian work was taken to a hospital in Winnipeg as a precaution for rehydration, spokeswoman Deanna Congileo said. Habitat's CEO...

Carson City, NV – Electric Car Maker Scraps Plans For $1 Billion Nevada Plant

Monday, July 10th, 2017 Carson City, NV -  An electric car maker said Monday it is deserting its plan to construct a $1 billion manufacturing plant in southern Nevada eight months after suspending the project and sinking at least $120 million into it. Faraday Future halted work on the project outside Las Vegas last November, calling the stoppage then a "temporary adjustment" that wouldn't affect plans to begin...

Washington – Trump Vows To Support And Defend Religious Freedom In US

Sunday, July 2nd, 2017 Washington - President Donald Trump vowed to support and defend religious liberty, telling a gathering of evangelical Christians that the threat of terrorism is "one of the most grave and dire threats to religious freedom in the world today." "We cannot allow this terrorism and extremism to spread in our country, or to find sanctuary on our shores or in our cities," Trump said Saturday night...

Washington – Panel Rejects Attempt By Democrats To Get Trump Travel Costs

Thursday, June 29th, 2017 Washington - The GOP-led House Armed Services Committee narrowly defeated a bid by Democrats late Wednesday to compel the Air Force to detail how much has been spent on trips that President Donald Trump has made to his Florida estate and other properties he owns. Republicans denounced the measure as "gotcha politics" and an attempt to litigate the 2016 election. But Democrats fired back...

Washington – US Quietly Publishes Once-expunged Papers On 1953 Iran Coup

Thursday, June 29th, 2017 Washington - Once expunged from its official history, documents outlining the U.S.-backed 1953 coup in Iran have been quietly published by the State Department, offering a new glimpse at an operation that ultimately pushed the country toward its Islamic Revolution and hostility with the West. The CIA's role in the coup, which toppled Prime Minister Mohammed Mosaddegh and cemented the control...

New York – Retracted CNN Story A Boon For President At War With Media

Tuesday, June 27th, 2017 New York - For a president seemingly at perpetual war with "fake news," the resignation of three CNN journalists over a retracted story about a Donald Trump Russian connection is a gift from the political gods at a time the struggling effort to repeal Obamacare dominates the headlines. Trump quickly took advantage with a series of tweets on Tuesday, and conservative provocateur James O'Keefe...

Denver, CO – Jewish Tech Millionaire Turned Lawmaker Vying To Become Governor Of Colorado

Monday, June 26th, 2017 Denver, CO - Jared Polis is already on to the next thing. That shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone who has looked at his resume. By the age of 25, he had founded three companies, which would shortly make him a multimillionaire. He then turned his focus to education, establishing two charter school systems to cater to immigrant and homeless youth and serving on the Colorado State Board of...
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