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Washington – Ivanka Trump Says Dad Did Not Help With Security Clearance

February 9, 2019 at 11:59 PM
Washington - Ivanka Trump says her father, President Donald Trump, did not play a role in granting security clearances to her or to her husband, Jared Kushner. Ivanka Trump — a senior White House adviser — discussed the process during an interview on ABC's "The View" Friday. She says "the president had no involvement pertaining to my clearance or my husband's clearance." The House...

Washington – Pelosi Shows Pragmatic Streak In Pursuit Of Border Deal

February 9, 2019 at 11:38 PM
Washington - Republicans have vilified Nancy Pelosi for years as a San Francisco liberal and now they're trying to portray her as a captive of resurgent left-wingers in her Democratic Party. But in her early moves so far as House speaker, Pelosi is displaying her pragmatic streak. She's set to endorse a split-the-differences deal on government funding that appears on track to give President...

Washington – Likely Deal Would Give Trump Fraction Of Desired Wall Money

February 9, 2019 at 11:00 PM
Washington - Congressional bargainers are working toward a border security deal amid indications that the White House is preparing to accept a bipartisan agreement that would give President Donald Trump a fraction of the money he's demanded for his proposed southern border wall. Participants said they expect money for physical barriers to end up well below the $5.7 billion that Trump has...

Washington – Kevin McCarthy Promises ‘action’ To Call Out Ilhan Omar And Rashida Tlaib

February 9, 2019 at 10:00 PM
Washington - The Republican leader in the U.S. House of Representatives said he would take action against two Democrats who have sharply criticized Israel if the Democratic majority did not do so. “If they do not take action I think you’ll see action from myself,” Kevin McCarthy of California, the minority leader, said according to Capitol Hill reporters writing for a number of...

Richmond, VA – Virginia’s Governor Pledges To Work Toward Racial Healing, Wont Resign

February 9, 2019 at 09:30 PM
Richmond, VA - Virginia's governor pledged to work at healing the state's racial divide Saturday, even as calls mounted for the lieutenant governor to resign - capping an astonishing week that saw all three of the state's top elected officials embroiled in potentially career-ending scandals. Two women have accused Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of sexual assault, and he has emphatically denied both...

Lawrence, MA – Warren Makes Presidential Bid Official With Call For Change

February 9, 2019 at 09:00 PM
Lawrence, MA - Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren made her bid for the presidency official on Saturday in this working-class city, grounding her 2020 campaign in a populist call to fight economic inequality and build "an America that works for everyone." Warren delivered a sharp call for change at her presidential kickoff, decrying a "middle-class squeeze" that has left Americans crunched with...

New York – NY City Council Speaker Wants Apology For Homophobic Remarks

February 9, 2019 at 08:35 PM
New York -The New York City Council speaker is demanding an apology from a council member who said the legislative body is "controlled by the homosexual community." A spokesman for Speaker Corey Johnson issued a statement Friday saying comments by Ruben Diaz Sr. "have no place in New York City" and the Bronx Democrat should apologize to his colleagues and the LGBTQ community. In a...

New York – Longtime Jail Guards’ Union Boss Norman Seabrook Gets Prison In Graft Case

February 9, 2019 at 08:00 PM
New York - The longtime boss of a union for New York City corrections officers was sentenced to nearly five years in prison Friday for corruption convictions, a steep fall for a man credited with winning guards pay and benefits parity with police and firefighters before squandering $19 million in union funds. U.S. District Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein announced the sentence for Norman Seabrook...

Manchester, England – Police Slam Vandals Who Trashed Tombstone Of Manchester Rosh Yeshivah At Jewish Cemetery

February 9, 2019 at 07:15 PM
Manchester, England - Police have slammed vandals who destroyed a tombstone at a Jewish cemetery as a 'complete disgrace to humanity.' Devastating photos show extensive damage to an Ohel - a traditional Jewish grave - after it was smashed open at a cemetery in North Manchester. Other parts of the cemetery were trashed or destroyed after vandals wreaked havoc at Philips Park Jewish cemetery...

Jerusalem – Israel Arrests Palestinian Over Killing Of Israeli Woman

February 9, 2019 at 06:45 PM
Jerusalem - Israeli police said Saturday they arrested a Palestinian suspect in the killing of an Israeli teenager, as thousands of people in Gaza buried two Palestinian teenagers killed by Israeli fire a day earlier in protests along the perimeter fence. The police said Arafat Arpaya, 29, was arrested in Ramallah, the seat of the Palestinian Authority, but originally comes from the southern...

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