Netanyahu says what is expedient (Guest Voice)
Mar25

Netanyahu says what is expedient (Guest Voice)

Netanyahu says what is expedient By Rabbi Dow Marmur JERUSALEM–Those of us naïve enough to believe that politicians mean what they say, especially during election campaigns, have had our eyes opened. Two statements that Prime Minister Netanyahu made on the eve of the elections that shocked many of us at the time turned out to be untrue: his warning that Arabs were coming out to vote “in droves” and that he no longer believes in a...

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Israel Spied On US-Iran Talks: Report
Mar24

Israel Spied On US-Iran Talks: Report

Senior White House officials have learned that Israel was spying on closed-door talks between the U.S. and other world powers about Iran’s nuclear program, according to the Wall Street Journal. Israel’s snooping was part of a broader campaign by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to build a case against the deal, the report said. American officials...

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Netanyahu Can’t Walk Back His Election Rhetoric
Mar24

Netanyahu Can’t Walk Back His Election Rhetoric

Netanyahu Can’t Walk Back His Election Rhetoric When new Israeli elections were announced in December 2014, Benjamin Netanyahu was confident of victory. The campaign proved to be a very rocky road, but in the end, he and his Likud party survived a significant scare from Isaac Herzog’s Zionist Union—and against the predictions of all pre-election polling, Netanyahu secured a clear victory. But...

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How to block a bad deal with Iran (Guest Voice)
Mar24

How to block a bad deal with Iran (Guest Voice)

How to block a bad deal with Iran by Michael Gerson Washington Post Writers Group Columnist WASHINGTON — It is the common temptation of Republicans and Democrats to support a strong executive when it does things they like, and to condemn it when it does things they don’t. There is, however, a group of committed institutionalists that has gathered around the Bipartisan Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act, now scheduled for a...

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The Anarcho-GOP (Guest Voice)
Mar23

The Anarcho-GOP (Guest Voice)

The Anarcho-GOP By Tina Dupuy It’s no secret the GOP hates Attorney General Eric Holder. If you want to start a fight with your Fox News-o-phile uncle, just say, “The attorney general will not cast aspersions on my asparagus!” as Rep. Louie Gohmert famously did during a House Judiciary hearing on the Boston Bombings in 2013. This was after Holder told the Congressman he could not know what he was talking about....

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Ted Cruz is in: And So It Begins
Mar23

Ted Cruz is in: And So It Begins

And So It Begins Senator Ted Cruz, R-Texas, formally announced his presidential bid around midnight, becoming the first major candidate to officially enter the field for the 2016 presidential elections. Cruz made the announcement on Twitter, and is set to announce the move in person at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, on Monday. I’m running for President and I...

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What Does It Mean To Donate Your Body To Science?
Mar22

What Does It Mean To Donate Your Body To Science?

You’ve heard the phrase, probably while you were half-watching some science show on PBS, but truth is you don’t really know what it means to “donate your body to science.” You suspect your cadaver would be used in an anatomy class at some med school somewhere, but the fact is your most intimate “donation” could...

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The Republicans’ Fight Club
Mar22

The Republicans’ Fight Club

Sometimes, late-night television writers have to scrounge for material. Other times, comedy falls right in their laps. For example, news reports that a 68-year-old Mitt Romney plans to climb into the ring with former boxing champ Evander Holyfield. It’s part of a May 15 card in Salt Lake City. And before you think Romney’s lost...

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With The Gunman is Sean Penn the new Liam Neeson?
Mar21

With The Gunman is Sean Penn the new Liam Neeson?

Actors put on muscle the way most of us put on sweaters. Robert De Niro was an early example when he got into fighting trim – and then out of it again – to play boxer Jake LaMotta in 1980′s Raging Bull. More recent examples include Will Smith as Muhammad Ali, Chris Hemsworth for Thor,...

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The Bromance Continues: Boehner Going To Israel To Meet With Bibi
Mar21

The Bromance Continues: Boehner Going To Israel To Meet With Bibi

House Speaker John Boehner will lead a congressional delegation of Republican lawmakers to travel to Jerusalem sometime in the next two weeks to meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. CNN reports: According to Israeli newspaper Haaretz, the speaker’s trip will begin March 31, and he’ll be leading a congressional delegation of Republican lawmakers. The...

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Goodfellas Cast to Reunite at the Tribeca Film Festival: Won’t Have Ketchup and Egg Noodles
Mar20

Goodfellas Cast to Reunite at the Tribeca Film Festival: Won’t Have Ketchup and Egg Noodles

The 2015 Tribeca Film Festival, staged in the heart of Manhattan, will close this year on one of the most Brooklyn movies of all-time: the Martin Scorsese gangster classic, Goodfellas. 2015 stands as the 25th anniversary of Goodfellas, capping a quarter century of visionary influence over the entire crime genre. Goodfellas has become as consequential...

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Death toll in Yemen mosque bombings rises to 126. Islamic State claims responsibility
Mar20

Death toll in Yemen mosque bombings rises to 126. Islamic State claims responsibility

Death toll in Yemen mosque bombings rises to 126. Islamic State claims responsibility SANAA, Yemen — Suicide bombers in the Yemeni capital Sanaa blew themselves up during noon prayers at two mosques on Friday, killing at least 126 people and wounding scores, medical sources said, in a major escalation of the worst wave of violence in the country in years. The attacks, in which bombers wearing explosive belts targeted… graphic via...

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Netanyahu reverses on Palestinian statehood; White House fumes
Mar20

Netanyahu reverses on Palestinian statehood; White House fumes

Netanyahu reverses on Palestinian statehood; White House fumes JERUSALEM — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, fresh from a victory in Israel’s elections, tried Thursday to walk back a campaign statement that no Palestinian state would be established on his watch, saying he still endorsed a two-state solution to the conflict. But the White House responded with tough comments that indicated the Obama administration doubts...

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One Tweet Away From Political Ruin
Mar19

One Tweet Away From Political Ruin

WASHINGTON — For Liz Mair, it only took a few months-old tweets to get her bounced from a presidential campaign. She insulted Iowa — the first-in-the-nation primary state that enjoys an outsized influence on politics — and that was enough to bring an end to her one-day term as an adviser to Gov. Scott Walker....

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4 Arrested In Tunis Museum Terrorist Attack
Mar19

4 Arrested In Tunis Museum Terrorist Attack

4 Arrested In Tunis Museum Attack Four people have been arrested by the Tunisian army in connection with Wednesday’s attack on the National Bardo Museum in Tunis that killed 21 people, British news outlet ITV reported Thursday, citing the office of Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi. So far, no terrorist groups have claimed responsibility for the incident, the deadliest attack on...

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Cartoon: Partisanship
Mar18

Cartoon: Partisanship

See great cartoons by all the top political cartoonists at http://cagle.com. To license this cartoon for your own site, visit...

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Netanyahu wins Israel election after sharp shift to the right
Mar18

Netanyahu wins Israel election after sharp shift to the right

Netanyahu wins Israel election after sharp shift to the right JERUSALEM — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu won a come-from-behind victory in Israel’s election on Wednesday after tacking hard to the right in the final days of campaigning, including abandoning a commitment to negotiate a Palestinian state. In a four-day pre-election blitz, Netanyahu made a series of promises designed to shore up his Likud base and...

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Do Cooking Shows Make You Fat?
Mar17

Do Cooking Shows Make You Fat?

Cooking shows on television are a great way to visually learn how to prepare delicious food with the guidance of charismatic chefs and their tips. While watching a cooking show will arguably make you a better cook without expert training, you may be paying the price with your waistline. New research from Cornell University’s Food...

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Dead heat in Israel as Netanyahu, Herzog both declare victory; Arabs will be 3rd largest bloc
Mar17

Dead heat in Israel as Netanyahu, Herzog both declare victory; Arabs will be 3rd largest bloc

Dead heat in Israel as Netanyahu, Herzog both declare victory; Arabs will be 3rd largest bloc JERUSALEM — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party emerged from Tuesday’s Israeli election in a virtual tie with the Zionist Union headed by Isaac Herzog, according to exit polls, with prospects unclear whether either leader would be able to form a governing coalition. Netanyahu, who pre-election polls suggested he was...

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Israel’s Choice: Netanyahu or Herzog? Polls open in vote that can swing either way
Mar17

Israel’s Choice: Netanyahu or Herzog? Polls open in vote that can swing either way

Netanyahu or Herzog? Polls open in vote that can swing either way Israeli Arab Abdullah Talash, 74, chooses his ballot in order to vote in Israel’s general election at a polling station in the northern Israeli Arab village of Umm Al-Fahm, February 10, 2009 (photo credit: AP/Muhammad Muheissen) Up to 80 percent of Israel’s 5.9 million voters were expected to cast ballots Tuesday for the 20th Knesset,...

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