Neocons Hunt For Third Party Candidates

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“What we’ve got here is failure to communicate.” This iconic Cool Hand Luke quote seems to be the rallying cry of the Republican National Committee as it attempts to whip the disparate caucuses of the Republican party into accepting the inevitability of Donald Trump’s nomination as the party’s presidential candidate. Some of the most powerful […]

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Trump fans barrage journalist with anti- Semitic slurs

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“They said I’d make a good lampshade,” says Julia Ioffe. Ioffe is a journalist, who happens to be Jewish, and who happened to write a profile of Donald Trump’s wide, Melania, for GQ. She has since been barraged with insults and threats, many of them violent, and many of them anti-Semitic. “Basically,” says Ioffe, “I […]

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California Voters Get Their Moment in 2016

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Home to the country’s biggest economy and largest population, California in most years is more or less irrelevant in one arena: presidential elections. But not this year—in 2016, normally apathetic Californians are waking up to the fact that despite the state’s late primary in early June, they actually matter in this presidential contest, which is […]

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D.A. should investigate SDSU incident

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By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO – When SDSU President Elliot Hirshman was held captive Wednesday in a car for approximately two hours by angry students, that potentially was a matter of false imprisonment and violation of his civil rights that demand investigation by state and federal prosecutors.  At the same time, flyers naming individual […]

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Trump’s victories speak ill of American electorate

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By Ira Sharkansky JERUSALEM — It’s looking more and more like Hillary vs Donald. Neither of them has the nomination sewed up. Guesses are the Donald won’t have the required majority when he gets to the convention. The announcement by Cruz and Kasich that they would work together to frustrate Trump began to unravel after […]

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Senate confirms Jacobson as envoy to Mexico

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WASHINGTON, D.C.  (Press Release)– U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry issued the following statement abut the confirmation of Roberta S. Jacobson, who is Jewish, to be U.S. Ambassador to Mexico: I am pleased the U.S. Senate has finally confirmed Roberta S. Jacobson, our Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs, to be the next […]

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Can Sanders impact Democratic Party platform?

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Despite his abysmal showing on the latest Super Tuesday — he won only in Rhode Island — Bernie Sanders insists that he will keep campaigning through the last contest. But political analysts already are discerning a change in Sanders’ rhetoric consistent with reality. One sign of that recalibration is Sanders’ focus on leveraging his support […]

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Friends of Israel report: Marshall Islands, April 28, 2016

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (Press Release) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry issued the following statement on Thursday, April 28: On behalf of President Obama and the American people, I offer my warmest congratulations to the citizens of the Republic of the Marshall Islands on the 37th anniversary of your nation’s independence this May 1. Brought […]

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Support candidates who unite, not divide

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By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO –As I weigh the rhetoric of the U.S. presidential election, I find that Donald Trump and Ted Cruz on the right and Bernie Sanders on the left understand that Americans who grew up on the notion that “the United States is the greatest country in the world” have become […]

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COP condemns Nazi allusions by P.A. envoy

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NEW YORK (Press Release) –Leaders of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations on Thursday, April 28, condemned the offensive, outrageous, anti-Semitic statement made on Wednesday by the Palestinian Permanent Representative at a press conference in the United Nations (UN). In his appalling statement, Dr. Riyad Mansour compared the recent Palestinian knife, gun and car-ramming […]

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Bernie Sanders to lay off hundreds of staffers

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Bernie Sanders maybe planning a big push in California, but he will be doing it with a smaller campaign. The Vermont senator told The New York Times on Wednesday that he is about to lay off hundreds of employees. Sanders said the layoffs are taking place in states where elections have already happened, as the […]

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Hillary’s Other Daughter: Huma Abedin’s Story

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In 1996, two young, ambitious women worked at the Clinton White House. One was assigned to the West Wing—the presidential wing—and became known for her stained blue Gap dress, a sordid manifestation of Bill Clinton’s baser appetites. The other served in the East Wing, where the first lady’s offices are situated. This is the story […]

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Iowa General Assembly passes anti-BDS legislation

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Iowa’s senate passed a measure Wednesday aimed to deter corporate entities from participating in the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel. The bill passed by a vote of 38-9, after advancing through the Iowa House of Representatives by a vote of 70-24 in February, and now moves to the office […]

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Kerry: U.S. helps ’embattled’ Jews in Europe

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Anti-Semitism is on the rise again, said Secretary of State John Kerry, and the US is reaching out to Jewish communities across Europe suffering from harassment and hate crimes. Speaking on Tuesday at the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy at Rice University in Houston, Kerry addressed the issue of religious freedom worldwide, […]

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