Atheist group quotes Ronald Reagan in Cleveland message to RNC

The Freedom From Religion Foundation is erecting a billboard that features a Ronald Reagan quote stressing the importance of separation of church and state ahead of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland next month. “We establish no religion in this country … Church and state are, and must remain, separate,” the billboard will read, Raw […]

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Government ministry seeks to strengthen worldwide Jewish ties

Connecting Israeli Jews to Jewish communities in the Diaspora – this is the aim of a new campaign launched by the Ministry of Diaspora Affairs. The driving force of the new project stems from the understanding that Israel is committed not only to its own future and prosperity, but to the future and prosperity of […]

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ISIS threatens Las Vegas, San Francisco with site-specific video

The Islamic State has released a new video which praises Omar Mateen and specifically threatens Las Vegas and San Francisco with video of the area. The video of San Francisco shows footage shot from a car driving across the Golden Gate Bridge and also shows camera footage of different locations around the city, including the […]

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U.S. First Lady Arrives in Marrakech

The First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama, accompanied by her two daughters, Malia and Sasha, arrived Monday night in Marrakech where she was greeted by HRH Princess Lalla Salma. After having reviewed a detachment of the Auxiliary Forces who made the honors, Mrs. Obama was greeted by Abdelfattah El Bjioui, Wali of the […]

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Jesse Williams talks racism, equality and why black lives matter in powerful BET Awards speech

LOS ANGELES — Jesse Williams made explicit what so much of this year’s BET Awards has been trying to imply: Things are different now, and so much of black America is fed up. The “Grey’s Anatomy” actor, teacher and producer/star of BET’s “Stay Woke” documentary delivered arguably one of the most searing speeches in the […]

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‘Stop whitewashing history!’ Thousands sign petition to stop Leonardo DiCaprio from playing Rumi

A petition to stop Leonardo DiCaprio from playing Persian poet Rumi in an upcoming biopic is gaining traction online, as thousands of supporters urge the Islamic scholar be played by a Middle Eastern actor. The petition calls the casting choice proposed by the film’s screenwriter and producer “both ludicrous and offensive,” and says by starring […]

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Benghazi GOP lawmakers say Hillary Clinton created conditions for attack

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton ignored repeated warnings of what one security agent called their “suicide mission” in Benghazi, creating the opportunity that terrorists took on Sept. 11, 2012, to kill the ambassador to Libya, two Republicans on the Benghazi probe charged Tuesday. As the Select Committee on Benghazi releases its long-awaited report, two […]

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Clinton’s Leaked Tech Plan Supports Broadband for All

Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton plans to bring high-speed broadband cable internet to every American household by 2020, according to a leaked campaign document. Clinton’s “technology and innovation” agenda also involves re-examining encryption and strongly supporting the Federal Communication Commission’s recent decision on net neutrality, according to a leaked 14-page memo obtained by Politico […]

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Hillary’s VP possibles support Israel, not so sure about its PM

WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton’s search for a running mate will entail a lot of considerations: Who will help her energize Democratic voters? Who will help her win over progressives loyal to Bernie Sanders? Who will help her broaden her appeal to independents over Donald Trump? But, another question remains: How will she be thinking about […]

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AJC leader warns of Europe’s ‘parallel societies’

Danger posed by Muslim population that does not share democratic values Daniel Schwammenthal, director of AJC’s Transatlantic Institute, said that solving Europe’s dual-society problems requires getting to the “educational areas” to ensure “that all share the same values.” Reporting from Belgium by video link to AJC members at The Jewish Center in Princeton and the […]

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House Democrats mistakenly release transcript confirming big payout to Clinton friend

WASHINGTON — The Democrats on the House Benghazi committee released their final conclusions from the inquiry into attacks on Americans in that Libyan city in 2012, and in the report they say, once again, that the investigation is a politically motivated sham aimed at damaging the reputation of Hillary Clinton. But the report, which the […]

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Thoughts on my gay son’s wedding

  By Joel H. Cohen NEW YORK –On that memorable Sunday afternoon, the atmosphere was especially warm and congenial, the vibes loving in the Manhattan apartment that our middle son shared with the long-time love of his life, whom he was about to marry. Close friends and favorite relatives had gathered for the ceremony. A […]

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Donor promised to make Clinton ‘look good’ if he was appointed to intelligence board

WASHINGTON — A major Democratic donor personally lobbied then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s office for a seat on a sensitive government intelligence board, telling one of her closest aides that if appointed he would make Clinton “look good.” Rajiv Fernando acknowledged that he may not have had the experience to sit on a board that […]

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Hillary Clinton, Elizabeth Warren combine for energetic attack on Donald Trump

CINCINNATI — Hillary Clinton already had Elizabeth Warren’s endorsement. On Monday, Clinton sought to channel some of Warren’s energy. The first combined campaign appearance of the party’s presumptive presidential nominee and one of its most ardent progressive voices at this city’s restored Art Deco train station proved electric, producing a deafening roar as they took […]

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