Measure to make initiatives more transparent advances

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  SACRAMENTO (Press Release)–A bill that would bring greater transparency to California’s century-old ballot initiative system was approved on Tuesday, April 22, by lawmakers on the State Senate’s Elections Committee. The Ballot Initiative Transparency Act, SB1253, authored by Senate President pro Tempore Darrell Steinberg (D – Sacramento) was approved on a 4-to-1 vote and moves […]

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APN welcomes Hamas-PLO pact

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WASHINGTON, DC (Press Release) –  The Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) and Hamas on Wednesday, April 23,  ended a seven-year rift by reaching a historic reconciliation agreement. Americans for Peace Now welcomes the agreement. APN holds that unity between the Palestinian political factions and between the West Bank and Gaza is vital for empowering the Palestinian leadership […]

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Breast cancer stamp raising millions for research

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (Press Release)—Each month, hundreds of thousands of Breast Cancer Research Stamps are sold across the country, with each stamp contributing to the fight against this deadly disease. In March 2014, 999,000 stamps were sold, raising more than $110,000 for research efforts. Since the first stamp was issued on July 29, 1998, more than […]

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Cantor: U.S- Asia relations must be a priority

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TOKYO  (Press Release)– Congressman Eric Cantor, the Majority Leader in the House of Representatives,  made the following statement on Tuesday, April 22, during his visit to Japan: “We have a senior delegation of House Members who believe that America has global interests and support America’s engagement in the world. We support an America that leads. We welcome the […]

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The grotesque irony of the Overland Park murders

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By Dorian De Wind It has been mentioned before, sometimes in passing, sometimes at length. However, the grotesque, cruel irony — the perverse senselessness of it all — did not fully register with me until I read a short, eye-opening column in TIME Magazine. As had been quite apparent from his past actions and diatribe […]

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Kerry certifies Egypt as a good strategic partner

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (Press Release) – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry spoke with Egyptian Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy on Tuesday, April 22, to inform him that he is certifying to Congress that Egypt is sustaining the strategic relationship with the United States – including by countering transnational threats such as terrorism and weapons proliferation – and […]

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Israel and U.S. tussle over tourist visas

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By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO—Anyone who has flown to Israel has experienced the tough, pointed questioning that Israeli security officers will ask tourists about why they are going to Israel, who they are going to see, what their business is, and so forth.  The questioning is intense, blunt, and intended to screen out anyone […]

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Anti- Semite resigns as Marionville mayor

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By Joe Gandelman   SAN DIEGO — Tip to future politicians: saying you “kind of agreed” with a white supremacist who is accused of  shooting and killing  three people at Jewish centers, who ironically all turned out to be not Jewish,  does not a tranquil life — or a political career — make. Marionville, Missouri’s former Mayor Dan Clevenger just […]

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Gaza rockets strike Sderot, southern Israel

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By Aryeh Savir JERUSALEM (TNA) — At least ten rockets were fired by Gazan terrorists at Israeli civilian targets over the holiday. One rocket caused damage to civilian infrastructure in Sderot. One rocket fell in Sderot near a synagogue which was occupied at the time by hundreds of Israelis praying. The rocket struck the road […]

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Climate change more than a p-r opp, Mr. President

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By Dan Bloom CHIAYI CITY, Taiwan –On Earth Day 2014, U.S. President Barack Obama, who I voted for — twice — issued a White House proclamation that I’d like to comment on this way as both a literary theorist and a climate activist. You said in your remarks, sir: “Over four decades ago, Americans from all […]

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State Dept: Dissolving P.A. would be ‘extreme step’

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (SDJW)– U.S. State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said Monday, April 21, that the U.S.considers an “extreme step”  the suggestion by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas that he might dissolve the Palestinian Authority in response to the lack of progress in the talks with Israel brokered by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. “That type of […]

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Drive for universal pre- school wins Latino support

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SACRAMENTO, California (Press Release) – A new Field Poll reveals that ninety-one percent of registered Latino voters in California believe it is either somewhat or very important to make publicly-supported preschool available to all four-year old children. Seventy-five percent of registered Latino voters feel that the projected cost of implementing universal preschool in California is worth the […]

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Boxer, others, seek closer scrutiny of campus violence

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WASHINGTON, D.C.  (Press Release)– U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) joined with Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and a bipartisan coalition of Senators last week to send a letter urging the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault to consider three proposals as part of their upcoming recommendations to help address the disturbing prevalence […]

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Buses vulnerable targets to terrorist attack

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  SAN JOSE, California (eturbonews) – During the morning rush hour on April 14, a car bomb containing an estimated 500-800 pounds of explosives blew up at the Nyanya District bus station on the outskirts of Abuja, Nigeria. Brian Michael Jenkins and Bruce R. Butterworth, terrorism experts from the Mineta Transportation Institute (MTI), explained its […]

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