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What Martin Luther King Jr. really thought about Israel

01/16/2017 4:18 PM Updated: 3 months ago

  Today, the United States celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day, which celebrates the Civil Rights icon who was assassinated in 1968. It has become customary on

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Jewish congressman to serve in party leadership, join Steering and Policy Committee

01/13/2017 1:02 PM Updated: 3 months ago

David Cicilline, the U.S. congressman representing Rhode Island’s 1st District, will continue serving the Democratic Party leadership as Assistant Democratic Whip for the 115th Congress. In

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Mattis: “The capital of Israel that I go to is Tel Aviv”

01/12/2017 4:51 PM

James ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis, President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for secretary of defense, addressed Israel again during hearings as he took questions from Sen. Lindsey Graham. (Graham

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Watch how George Soros lost $1 billion when Trump won

01/12/2017 4:09 PM Updated: 3 months ago
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Biden condemns Trump’s Nazi Germany comments

01/12/2017 2:02 PM Updated: 3 months ago

Vice President Joe Biden joined the Anti-Defamation League in condemning President-elect Donald Trump’s comments that unflattering news coverage of him resembles Nazi Germany, Reuters reports. “The one

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(Video) Blumenthal says Jeff Sessions “is opposed to equal justice under law”

01/12/2017 1:32 PM Updated: 3 months ago
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Ivanka friend Dina Powell trading Goldman Sachs for White House

01/11/2017 2:02 PM Updated: 3 months ago

Last week, we reported that Dina Powell, a partner at financial giant Goldman Sachs, had been serving as a “top adviser on policy and staffing” for Ivanka Trump,

Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey questioned Rex Tillerson today during his confirmation hearings for the position of secretary of state. As expected, Tillerson faced many questions on Russia and Vladimir Putin, but his answers surprised Menendez, and others. Hear a quick highlight above.

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(Video) Tillerson says he hasn’t discussed Russia policy with Trump

01/11/2017 11:50 AM
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Ivanka Trump to step down from businesses

01/11/2017 9:38 AM

New York (AFP) – Ivanka Trump, America’s incoming first daughter and wife of newly named White House special advisor Jared Kushner, will step down from the

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Breaking: Trump names Kushner for White House position

01/09/2017 1:39 PM

President-elect Donald Trump will appoint his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, to the position of senior adviser to the president, the New York Times reports. Although everyone knew

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A video guide to Meryl Streep’s Trump speech

01/09/2017 10:50 AM

Yesterday was the annual Golden Globes ceremony, which celebrates the year’s best film and television, but the big news coming out of it wasn’t the awards

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Goldman Sachs influence in Trump White House extends to Ivanka

01/05/2017 6:32 PM

The cabinet selected by President-elect Donald Trump has been criticized as a “Goldman government” even before Trump selected Goldman Sachs-connected attorney Jay Clayton to head the

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Stephen Miller to repeal Obamacare through executive actions

01/05/2017 2:49 PM

Stephen Miller, President-elect Donald Trump’s speechwriter and senior policy adviser, is taking charge of Trump’s plans to repeal the Affordable Care Act via executive actions, Politico

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(Video) Dems are powerless to stop Trump appointments, so what will they do?

01/05/2017 1:23 PM Updated: 3 months ago
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Watch Gingrich warn Schumer: “You should be very worried if Trump focuses on you”

01/05/2017 12:03 PM Updated: 3 months ago
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Senate GOP bill would force US to move embassy

01/04/2017 6:07 PM Updated: 3 months ago

Drama regarding the Office of Congressional Ethics dominated news coverage yesterday, but something interesting happened in the Senate as well, with the introduction of a new

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(Video) Why is Donald Trump siding with Julian Assange over US intelligence?

01/04/2017 4:58 PM Updated: 3 months ago
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Here are all the Jewish members of Congress, plus maybe one more who isn’t

01/04/2017 3:58 PM Updated: 3 months ago

Yesterday, Aleksandra Sandstrom and the Pew Research Center released a study on the religious composition of the 115th Congress as it was being sworn in. In all,

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Sanders joins Cuomo to unveil free college plan

01/04/2017 9:45 AM Updated: 3 months ago

New York (AFP) – New York’s governor unveiled a proposal Tuesday to make public colleges tuition free for low and middle-income students, an idea championed by

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Will Schumer’s leadership be an inclusive big tent or mere chaos?

01/03/2017 12:16 PM

Politico took a close look today at the Democratic leadership team assembled by Sen. Chuck Schumer, which will include a core group of 10 senators from