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Jerusalem – Israeli Media: Netanyahu And Newspaper Tried To Trade Favors

Wednesday, January 11th, 2017 Jerusalem - Israeli media reports are claiming that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made an offer to the publisher of a critical newspaper, proposing to use his power to curb its main rival in return for favorable coverage. Wednesday's reports add details to a spiraling scandal in which Netanyahu had already been questioned twice by police over receiving alleged gifts from high-powered...

New York – Trump Jewish Son-in-law Considering White House Role, Eyes Business Exit

Sunday, January 8th, 2017 New York - Jared Kushner, President-elect Donald Trump's son-in-law and one of his closest advisers, is taking steps to distance himself from his sprawling New York real estate business in what is the clearest sign yet he is planning to take a position in the new administration. Kushner, who is married to Trump's daughter Ivanka, must clear a series of hurdles before he takes any post in...

Washington – Trump Fans’ ‘Deploraball’ Party Shows Rift In Alt-right Movement

Thursday, December 29th, 2016 Washington - Supporters of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump have appropriated the phrase "basket of deplorables" - used by Hillary Clinton during the campaign to pillory some of his backers - to plan an inauguration party called the "Deploraball." But while the intention might be to mock the defeated Democratic candidate, the planned gathering has revealed a deep schism within the ranks of a...

Atlanta – With Trump’s Victory, GOP Hopes To Overhaul Medicaid

Thursday, December 29th, 2016 Atlanta - When President-elect Donald Trump takes office in January, Republicans will have the opportunity to pull off something they have wanted to do for years — overhaul Medicaid, the program that provides health care to tens of millions of lower-income and disabled Americans. Any changes to the $500 billion-plus program hold enormous consequences not only for recipients but also for the...

Atlantic City, NJ – Gambling Industry Hopes Casino Mogul In White House Pays Off

Tuesday, December 20th, 2016 Atlantic City, NJ - Donald Trump will be the first U.S. president to have ever owned a casino, and the gambling industry is wondering how he will handle three major issues: internet gambling, sports betting and daily fantasy sports. The industry has sent its wish list to the president-elect. The American Gaming Association told The Associated Press it has asked Trump for fewer regulations...

Washington – Trump’s Pick For Budget Director Has Urged Big Spending Cuts

Saturday, December 17th, 2016 Washington - Republican Rep. Mick Mulvaney, President-elect Donald Trump's choice as his budget director, is a fierce deficit hawk with a record of pushing deep spending cuts across the federal government to balance the budget. The 49-year-old from South Carolina, just re-elected to a fourth term, is a co-founder of the hard-right House Freedom Caucus that pushed former Speaker John Boehner...

Tel Aviv – Israel Artist Displays Golden Statue Of Netanyahu In Protest

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016 Israel - Tel Aviv residents woke up Tuesday to an unusual site — a golden statue of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu displayed prominently in front of City Hall in an act of protest. Itay Zalait, the artist behind the protest, said he worked on the 4.5 meter (15 foot) statue for two months before placing it in Tel Aviv's Rabin Square overnight. He said his goal was to test freedom of...

New York – Trump Faces Pushback From Base, Allies Over Romney Musings

Sunday, December 4th, 2016 New York - As President-elect Donald Trump stood onstage during the debut night of his "Thank you" tour and teased that he was about to announce a surprise Cabinet pick, some in the Ohio crowd bellowed: "No Romney! No Romney!" Trump's administration selections have largely been cheered by close allies and supporters. Many have deep ties to Washington and Wall Street that would seem...

Lansing, MI – Michigan Official Files Lawsuit To Block Presidential Vote Recount

Friday, December 2nd, 2016 Lansing, MI - Supporters of Republican Donald Trump filed a federal lawsuit trying to halt Wisconsin's ongoing presidential recount, and Michigan's attorney general on Friday sued to stop a recount from happening in his state. The Wisconsin lawsuit and motion for a temporary restraining order was filed late Thursday in U.S. District Court in Madison by the Great America PAC, the Stop Hillary...

Cairo – IS Tells Supporters To Quit Messaging Apps For Fear Of US Bombs

Thursday, December 1st, 2016 Cairo - Islamic state has told its members to stop using internet-based communication apps like WhatsApp and Telegram on smartphones, suspecting they are being used by the U.S.-led coalition to track and kill its commanders. Until recently, the hardline group used such apps to chat with members and supporters outside its main areas of control in Syria, Iraq and Libya -- including, say French...

Washington – Lame-duck Congress Works To Set Stage For President Trump

Monday, November 28th, 2016 Washington - The lame-duck Congress is gaveling in for its final work session of 2016, and its last under President Barack Obama, as lawmakers face a Dec. 9 deadline for spending legislation to keep the government running. Republican leaders want to pass a short-term spending bill to extend existing funding levels into next spring, allowing a new President Donald Trump the opportunity to play...

Doha – Qatari Minister: Gaza Risks Becoming Easy Launchpad For Islamic State

Sunday, November 27th, 2016 Doha - Palestinian infighting and years of an Israeli blockade could turn the impoverished Gaza Strip into an easy "launching pad" for Islamic State recruiters, Qatar's foreign minister says. The small gas-rich Gulf state is a major backer of Hamas, the armed movement which has maintained its control over the coastal enclave for almost a decade despite conflicts with Israel and a rift with...

New York – No Holiday For Political Talk, Social Media Posts Suggest

Thursday, November 24th, 2016 New York - As Americans feasted on turkey Thursday during the nation's first major post-election holiday, some took to social media to describe the political gloating, loathing and subject avoiding they experienced around the Thanksgiving table. Facebook and Twitter posts, many even before dinner was served, revealed some people still struggling to come to grips with Donald Trump's victory and...

London – Trump’s Friend Farage Taunts British PM With ‘Ambassador’s Reception’

Thursday, November 24th, 2016 London - Nigel Farage, the Brexit campaigner who U.S. President-elect Donald Trump said would be great as Britain's envoy to Washington, taunted Prime Minister Theresa May with a mock ambassador's reception complete with chocolate and champagne. May's government dismissed Trump's suggestion this week of "Ambassador Farage" saying there was no vacancy as Kim Darroch is currently serving as...

New York – Trump Tower: President-elect HQ And A Political Sideshow

Monday, November 21st, 2016 New York - Welcome to Trump Tower. Upstairs, the president-elect is planning his administration. Downstairs, it's a full-on political carnival. Since Donald Trump's stunning presidential victory, the celebrity businessman has largely been ensconced in his penthouse home at his 664-foot glass tower on Manhattan's Fifth Avenue. But as he works, the political circus that has accompanied his...
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