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Obama congratulates Michael Sam, first openly gay NFL draftee

(CNN) — President Barack Obama congratulated Michael Sam on Saturday for being the first openly gay football player taken in the National Football League draft, the White House said in a statement. “From the playing field to the corporate boardroom, LGBT Americans prove everyday that you should be judged by what you do and not […]

Pope Francis should stick to doctrine, stay away from economic ‘redistribution’

Pope Francis has spent a year on the Throne of Peter. In that time, his modest style and high-minded ideals have ignited a new optimism and fervor among Roman Catholics, including those who left because of disagreements with some of its teachings.   Francis has gone out of his way to voice support for the […]

Michael Savage: “It’s Karl Marx in a papal outfit.”

Conservative radio talk show host Michael Savage says if Pope Francis wants income redistribution he should start with his own Church.   On his Friday show, Savage said he would bid $1 million for Michelangelo’s famous painting on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel at the Vatican. “The reason I’m offering that money to the […]

Is a drive to impeach Barack Obama on its way?

If you’re looking for some beach reading this summer, you might pick up a copy of this soon-to-be-released book: “Faithless Execution: Building the Political Case for Obama’s Impeachment,” by National Review writer Andrew McCarthy. It’s hitting bookstores at the perfect time, just as John Boehner has appointed a select committee to investigate Benghazi, and will […]

South Korea Says North Korea “Must Disappear Soon”

A rhetorical battle between the rival Koreas intensified Monday with a South Korean official saying North Korea “must disappear soon.”   The comments, which will likely draw a furious response from Pyongyang, followed a series of sexist and racist slurs by North Korea against the leaders of South Korea and the United States. Pyongyang’s state […]

London buses to become cashless from July

Leon Daniels, managing director for TfL surface transport said: “Customers will not only benefit from a quicker, cheaper and more convenient method of paying their bus fare; it will also enable us to save millions of pounds each year – which will be reinvested in further improvements to the capital’s transport network.”   TfL said […]

Peace Talks Can Continue, Despite Unity Deal

Palestinian leaders are insisting stalled peace talks with Israel can move forward, arguing a unity pact between Fatah and Hamas

Kerry’s Mideast Peace Envoy Says Israelis Set Out to Sabotage Talks

Announcements of Israeli settlement expansion made during the U.S.-led Mideast peace effort that ended inconclusively last month

Fatah Agrees to Release All Hamas Prisoners

Reconciliation between Hamas and Fatah is apparently going well, despite the sharp rhetoric flying between the two groups

Settlements delegitimize Israel on int’l stage

Justice Minister and chief negotiator Tzipi Livni (Hatnua) condemned the settlements in undermining Israel and contributing to “the delegitimization of Israel in the eyes