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Washington – Democratic Chairman: Trump ‘Most Dangerous’ President Ever

Saturday, October 21st, 2017 Washington - Trying to quell accusations that he is ousting activists from the party's left flank, Democratic Chairman Tom Perez told fellow Democrats on Saturday that unity is crucial in the fight against President Donald Trump, whom he lambasted as an "existential threat" to the nation. "We have the most dangerous president in American history and one of the most reactionary Congresses in...

Topeka, KS – ACLU Sues Over Kansas Law That Targets Israel Boycotts

Saturday, October 14th, 2017 Topeka, KS - The American Civil Liberties Union filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday on behalf of a teacher challenging Kansas' new law barring state contractors from participating in boycotts against Israel, saying it's a clear violation of her free speech rights. The lawsuit was brought on behalf of Esther Koontz, a math and science curriculum coach at a Wichita public school, seeks to...

Washington – U.S. Special Counsel’s Investigators Met Author Of ‘Trump Dossier’: Source

Saturday, October 7th, 2017 Washington - A former British spy who compiled a dossier with allegations that Russia helped Donald Trump in the 2016 U.S. presidential election has met with investigators working for the special counsel on the case, a source familiar with the contact said on Thursday. Christopher Steele, a former senior operative for MI6, the British foreign intelligence agency, met representatives of special...

Washington – Facebook May Be Facing An ‘Era Of Accountability’

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017 Washington - The problems keep piling up for Facebook, and it's unclear how long the internet giant will be able to brush them aside as it barrels toward acquiring its next billion users. The world's biggest social network has unwittingly allowed groups backed by the Russian government to target users with ads. That's after it took months to acknowledge its outsized role in influencing the...

West Bank – Hamas Concessions Don’t Guarantee Palestinian Reconciliation

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017 West Bank - The Islamic militant group Hamas has announced a number of key concessions to the rival Fatah movement that could potentially pave the way for reconciliation after a 10-year rift that has left the Palestinians torn between two governments. But ending the division between the bitter rivals is far away and far from certain. Hamas won legislative elections in 2006 and the following...

Miami – US Coastal Growth Continues Despite Lessons Of Past Storms

Saturday, September 16th, 2017 Miami - Rising sea levels and fierce storms have failed to stop relentless population growth along U.S. coasts in recent years, a new Associated Press analysis shows. The latest punishing hurricanes scored bull's-eyes on two of the country's fastest growing regions: coastal Texas around Houston and resort areas of southwest Florida. Nothing seems to curb America's appetite for life near the...

Milwaukee – Former Milwaukee Sheriff Clarke Joining Trump PAC

Tuesday, September 5th, 2017 Milwaukee - Former Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke is joining a political action committee that supports President Donald Trump, saying in an email Tuesday he will serve as spokesman and senior adviser to the group. The firebrand sheriff has made a name for himself as one of the president's most outspoken and faithful backers, frequently voicing support for Trump's every move to his nearly...

Milwaukee – Milwaukee Sheriff, Trump Supporter Clarke Resigns

Thursday, August 31st, 2017 Milwaukee - The tough-talking sheriff of Milwaukee County, David Clarke, resigned without explanation Thursday, capping a tumultuous year for the divisive, provocative lawman whose unabashed support for President Donald Trump and in-your-face personality earned him a national following among some conservatives. Clarke submitted his resignation in a one-sentence letter to the county clerk that...

Gaza City – New Hamas Leader Says Relations With Iran Have Been Restored

Monday, August 28th, 2017 Gaza City - Hamas' new leader in the Gaza Strip on Monday said his group has restored relations with Iran and is using its newfound financial and military aid from the country to gear up for a new round of battle with Israel. Yehiyeh Sinwar delivered his assessment as U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres was visiting neighboring Israel. At a meeting with the U.N. chief, Israeli Prime...

Phoenix, AZ – Police Use Gas, Smoke To Disperse Protesters Outside Trump Rally In Phoenix

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017 Phoenix, AZ - A day of noisy but largely peaceful protests of President Donald Trump's speech in Phoenix turned unruly as police fired pepper spray at crowds after someone apparently lobbed rocks and bottles at officers. A haze enveloped the night sky Tuesday as protesters and police clashed outside the convention center where Trump had just wrapped up his speech. People fled the scene...

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...
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