A standard defense for Hillary Rodham Clinton when facing questions about Benghazi, Libya, has been to cite her commissioning of a report from the State Department’s Accountability Review Board (ARB), which took a deep look at the attacks that claimed the lives of four U.S. personnel on Sept. 11, 2012. In testimony before Congress in […]
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz told a small gathering of pro-Israel American leaders Tuesday that an Israeli strike against Iranian nuclear facilities “could happen in a matter of months.” Read More: Cruz: Israeli strike against Iran could happen soon | The Daily Caller.
“The president’s goal is to look for opportunities to act administratively, unilaterally using his executive authority to try to make our communities safer,” Earnest said, responding to a question the day that a gunman opened fire at an Oregon high school, killing one student and injuring a teacher. “We’re always looking for those opportunities. But […]
Speaking to users of the blogging platform Tumblr, President Obama today praised Australia’s confiscation of firearms. Obama said: Read More: Obama Praises Australia’s Gun Confiscation | National Review Online.
President Barack Obama has said no other developed nation would tolerate the “off the charts” level of gun violence plaguing the United States. At the White House, Mr Obama said the US’ firm resistance to “basic” new gun controls was his “biggest frustration”. “The country has to do some soul-searching about this,” Mr Obama said. […]
Israel’s parliament has elected Reuven Rivlin, an ardent Jewish nationalist with a reputation as a staunch democrat, as the country’s next president, replacing Shimon Peres, the internationally respected statesman who in recent years provided a dovish foil to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Mr Rivlin, a former speaker of parliament from the ruling Likud party, gained 63 […]
Attorney General Eric Holder said Tuesday that the refusal by the Boy Scouts of America to allow gay adults to be scout leaders “perpetuates the worst kind of stereotypes.” In remarks for delivery to a gay rights organization, Lambda Legal, Holder said with the repeal of the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy, “courageous lesbian, […]
Palestinians want to bring Israel before the International Criminal Court more than they want to fight them in the streets in an armed third intifada, according to a poll conducted by Khalil Shikaki of the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research. Palestinians continue to support a two-state solution and do not believe that the […]
Leaders of the United Methodist Church will gather in Florida on Wednesday to discuss church business; the church’s stance on homosexuality will likely be a hot button issue. The issue has been an area of discussion in the congregation for 10 years, but recent events have lead some members to fear a schism as the denomination […]
“Severe consequences” await a unified Fatah-Hamas government, Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman Robert Menendez warned on Monday, referring to the new Palestinian Authority as a “two-headed dragon” in violation of US aid requirements. “Palestinians must choose between peace with Israel as a Jewish state and a marriage with Hamas, a terrorist… Read More: US Senator […]