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Washington – White House Spokeswoman Sanders Says She Was Interviewed In Russia Probe

February 15, 2019 at 04:30 PM
Washington - White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said on Friday she had been interviewed by the special counsel investigating Russia's alleged interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. "The president urged me, like he has everyone in the administration, to fully cooperate with the special counsel. I was happy to voluntarily sit down with him," Sanders said in a statement...

Bedford, NH – Ex-Massachusetts Governor Makes First To Challenge Trump For GOP Nod

February 15, 2019 at 04:00 PM
Bedford, NH - William Weld, a former Massachusetts governor who ran for vice president on the Libertarian Party ticket in 2016, became the first Republican to take a serious step toward challenging President Donald Trump in 2020. Speaking Friday at a breakfast in New Hampshire, Weld said he has created a presidential exploratory committee. He blasted Trump for leaving the nation in "grave...

Sofia, Bulgaria – World Jewish Congress Concerned About Neo-Nazism In Europe

February 15, 2019 at 03:34 PM
Sofia, Bulgaria - The World Jewish Congress is voicing concern about the rise of far-right activities across Europe attempting to promote anti-Semitism, hatred, xenophobia, and Nazi glorification among young people. The organization's CEO, Robert Singer, said in a statement that "it is absolutely abhorrent that in 2019 in Europe, the very place in which the Nazis attempted to wipe out the...

Washington – Amazon Decision A Win For Democrats’ Rising Left Wing

February 15, 2019 at 03:00 PM
Washington - What is happening to the Democrats? Captivated by a handful of liberal superstars, they are venturing where the party has long feared to tread: Steep taxes on the rich. Abolishing an immigration enforcement agency. Proposing "economic transformation" to combat climate change. Gleefully waving goodbye to a big business — and its jobs. On Thursday, newly-elected Rep. Alexandria...

Washington – As Democrats Lean Left, Will Voters Follow?

February 15, 2019 at 02:28 PM
Washington - What is happening to the Democrats? Captivated by a handful of liberal superstars, they are venturing where the party has long feared to tread: Steep taxes on the rich. Abolishing an immigration enforcement agency. And proposing a sweeping Green New Deal that calls for an "economic transformation" to combat climate change. On Thursday, newly-elected Rep. Alexandria...

Warsaw – Poland Summons Israeli Ambassador To Clarify Netanyahu Comments On Poles In Holocaust

February 15, 2019 at 02:04 PM
Warsaw - Poland summoned Israel's ambassador on Friday and threatened to scupper a Jerusalem diplomatic summit after reported comments in which Benjamin Netanyahu appeared to accuse the Polish nation of complicity in the Nazi Holocaust. A spokesman for the Israeli prime minister, who was in Warsaw for a U.S.-sponsored Middle East conference, said Netanyahu had been misquoted by The Jerusalem...

Philadelphia, PA – Home Investor Finds Staircase Booby-trapped With A Knife (Video)

February 15, 2019 at 01:30 PM
Philadelphia, PA - A Philadelphia real estate investor says a home he was scoping out came with an unadvertised surprise — a stairway booby-trapped with a swinging knife. Ekrem Uysaler says he and his team were looking at the home in January when one of his co-workers saw a small line on the home's staircase. WCAU-TV reports he stopped his construction manager from heading up the stairs and...

New York – How Amazon Scrapped Its Plans For A New York Headquarters

February 15, 2019 at 01:00 PM
New York - More than a year of work to bring Amazon.com Inc's headquarters and tens of thousands of jobs to New York City ended on Thursday with a couple of phone calls. Jay Carney, the company's top policy executive, told New York Governor Andrew Cuomo that the world's biggest online retailer would not go ahead with plans to invest $2.5 billion to build a second head office in the New York...

New York – Make El Chapo Pay For A Border Wall? Don’t Count On It

February 15, 2019 at 12:33 PM
New York - After El Chapo's conviction in a drug-trafficking trial that included florid testimony of jewel-encrusted guns, a fleet of cash-laden jets and a personal zoo with roaming big cats, some Americans have floated an idea they see as poetic justice: Why not take some of the Mexican drug lord's billions in ill-gotten gains and make him pay for a border wall? That may be a tall order...

New York – NYC Papers View Amazon Deal’s Collapse As An Embarrassment

February 15, 2019 at 12:28 PM
New York - The editorial boards of New York City's largest newspapers viewed the collapse of a deal to bring a new Amazon headquarters to New York as an embarrassment for the city and a symptom of an increasingly unfriendly political environment for big employers. A look at their editorials: The Daily News So-called progressives just killed 25,000 to 40,000 high-quality jobs coming to...

Washington – Supreme Court Says Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Back At Work

February 15, 2019 at 11:57 AM
Washington - The Supreme Court says Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has returned to work at the building for the first time since lung cancer surgery in late December. The court's press office says the 85-year-old Ginsburg is attending the justices' Friday closed-door conference at which they're weighing whether to add new cases and finalizing opinions in cases argued in the fall. Ginsburg...

Washington – Top Democrats Say Trump Is Shredding Constitution With Emergency Declaration

February 15, 2019 at 11:27 AM
Washington - The two top Democrats in the U.S. Congress on Friday said President Donald Trump was violating Congress' constitutionally granted power of the purse by issuing an emergency declaration to obtain funds to build a border wall, and they threatened potential legal action. "The Congress will defend our constitutional authorities in the Congress, in the courts, and in the public, using...

Los Angeles – Synagogue Guard Who Shot Woman Intended Bullet As Warning, She Said

February 15, 2019 at 11:15 AM
Los Angeles - The guard of a synagogue and Jewish school in Los Angeles who shot a transgender woman in the leg told her the shot was meant to be a warning, she said. Zhoie Perez, 45, was shot Thursday outside the Etz Jacob synagogue after filming for several minutes a guard gripping a handgun in reaction to her presence. She was taken to hospital in stable condition and her life was not in...

Washington – Trump Says He’ll Sign National Emergency

February 15, 2019 at 11:02 AM
Washington - President Donald Trump on Friday announced he would declare a national emergency at the U.S.-Mexico border, a move Democrats vowed to challenge as an unconstitutional attempt to fund his promised border wall without approval from Congress. "I'm going to be signing a national emergency," Trump said from the Rose Garden of the White House. "We have an invasion of drugs, invasion...

New York – Eyeing NYC Public Advocate’s Office, Ulrich Hoping To Paint The Town Republican Red

February 15, 2019 at 11:00 AM
New York - A true-blue Democratic stronghold, New York City is looking at the very real possibility of electing a Republican to the second highest citywide elected position. City Councilman Eric Ulrich is one of 17 candidates hoping to succeed Letitia James as the city’s public advocate in an upcoming special election on February 26th to fill the vacancy created when James became became New...

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