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DHS Intel Report Disputes Threat Posed By Travel Ban Nations

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DHS Intel Report Disputes Threat Posed By Travel Ban Nations
Analysts at the Homeland Security Department's intelligence arm found insufficient evidence that citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries included in President Donald Trump's travel ban pose a terror threat to the United States. A draft document obtained by The Associated Press concludes that citizenship is an "unlikely indicator" of terrorism threats to the United States and that few people from the countries Trump listed in his travel ban have carried out attacks or been involved in terrorism-related activities in the U.S. since ...

Comey Faces Pressure As White House Fights Russia Reports

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Comey Faces Pressure As White House Fights Russia ReportsFBI Director James Comey is again in a familiar spot these days — the middle of political tumult. As a high-ranking Justice Department official in the George W. Bush administration, he clashed with the White House over a secret surveillance program. Years later as head of the FBI, he incurred the ire of Hillary Clinton supporters for public statements on an investigation into her ...    Full Story »

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More States Are Allowing People To Carry Concealed Handguns Without A Permit (3 opinions)

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More States Are Allowing People To Carry Concealed Handguns Without A PermitNew Hampshire this week passed a law allowing residents to carry a concealed handgun without a permit, joining a growing number of states that are allowing residents to carry weapons out of sight without a license. At least 11 states have passed laws allowing the concealed carry of guns without a permit, and 16 states have introduced legislation this year to do the same, according to ...    Full Story »

My 7 Children Are Hungry on Shabbos

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More States Are Allowing People To Carry Concealed Handguns Without A PermitMy name is Sharon Yemima. It is with great difficulty and shame that I must tell you my story -- the story of a very ill mother of 7 children, who is now also a beggar. Since being diagnosed with muscular dystrophy, I've been kept prisoner in my own home, unable to move on my own. The disease moves rapidly, painfully, and there is no cure. I am not able to leave my house. I am not ...    Full Story »

White House Blocks 'Fake News' Organizations CNN, NY Times, LA Times, Politico and BuzzFeed (5 opinions)

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White House Blocks 'Fake News' Organizations CNN, NY Times, LA Times, Politico and BuzzFeedNews organizations including the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, CNN and Politico were blocked from joining an informal, on the record White House press briefing on Friday. The Associated Press chose not to participate in the gaggle following the move by White House press secretary Sean Spicer. "The AP believes the public should have as much access to the president as ...    Full Story »

Sworn To Secrecy, Drugstores Stay Silent As Customers Overpay

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Sworn To Secrecy, Drugstores Stay Silent As Customers OverpayEric Pusey has to bite his tongue when customers at his pharmacy cough up co-payments far higher than the cost of their low-cost generic drugs, thinking their insurance is getting them a good deal. Pusey's contracts with drug-benefit managers at his Medicap Pharmacy in Olyphant, Pennsylvania, bar him from volunteering the fact that for many cheap, generic medicines, co-pays sometimes ...    Full Story »

J.C. Penney To Close Up To 140 stores

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J.C. Penney To Close Up To 140 storesJ.C. Penney on Friday said it plans to close between 130 and 140 stores in the next several months, a move that makes it the latest retail stalwart to pull back from the mall amid the rise of online shopping. The department store giant's latest quarterly results, also released Friday, illustrate its struggle to connect with shoppers: Sales were down 0.7 percent at stores open more ...    Full Story »

Billionaire Adelson Reaps Benefits From Big Republican Donations

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Billionaire Adelson Reaps Benefits From Big Republican DonationsInvesting in politics is finally paying off for billionaire casino owner Sheldon Adelson. The dividends will be displayed this weekend as some of the nation's top fundraisers assemble at his Venetian hotel in Las Vegas for the annual meeting of his signature political organization, the Republican Jewish Coalition. Among those paying their respects will be Vice President Mike Pence ...    Full Story »

Op-Ed: State Department Writes Anti-leak Memo, Which Promptly Leaks (1 opinions)

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Op-Ed: State Department Writes Anti-leak Memo, Which Promptly LeaksThe State Department legislative office prepared a four-page memo for Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warning of the dangers of leaking by State Department employees. It promptly leaked, to me. That's only the latest sign that the relationship between the Trump administration political appointees and the State Department professional workforce is still very much a work in ...    Full Story »

White House Expects Justice Crackdown On Legalized Marijuana

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White House Expects Justice Crackdown On Legalized MarijuanaThe Justice Department will step up enforcement of federal law against recreational marijuana, White House spokesman Sean Spicer said Thursday, offering the Trump administration's strongest indication to date of a looming crackdown on the drug, even as a solid majority of Americans believe it should be legal. "I do believe you'll see greater enforcement of it," Spicer said in ...    Full Story »

WATCH: Krauthammer: Bannon Showed He Was Brains Of Operation

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Fox News contributor and syndicated columnist gives his take on the united front presented by Reince Priebus and Steve Bannon against the media before crowd at CPAC, saying Bannon was representation of 'Trumpism.

CUTTING RED TAPE : Trump Issues Executive Order Cutting Regulation

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CUTTING RED TAPE : Trump Issues Executive Order Cutting RegulationPresident Donald Trump has signed a new executive order taking aim at government regulations. The president says the order will direct each federal agency to establish a regulatory reform task force. The task forces will then recommend which regulations they can simplify or eliminate. The president has long argued that excessive regulations are "killing jobs, driving companies ...    Full Story »

Trio Of Military Men Gain Growing Influence With Trump

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Trio Of Military Men Gain Growing Influence With TrumpIn a White House laden with competing power centers, a trio of military men has emerged as a force to be reckoned with. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly and Joint Chiefs Chairman Joseph Dunford have quickly formed a stabilizing alliance in an administration whose earliest days have been marked by turmoil. At working dinners and meetings with ...    Full Story »

Democrats' Dilemma: To Shake Or Not To Shake President Trump's Hand (2 opinions)

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Democrats' Dilemma: To Shake Or Not To Shake President Trump's HandPresident Barack Obama shook hands with lawmakers as he strode down the middle aisle of the House of Representatives before his final State of the Union, breaking into a wide smile when he saw a very familiar face. "Eliot, you're here," Obama said. "Would I be anyplace else?" Rep. Eliot Engel, D-N.Y., replied. For nearly three decades, Engel has been on the aisle for every ...    Full Story »

WATCH: Vice President Mike Pence's Full CPAC Speech

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Vice President Mike Pence addressed the crowd at the 2017 Conservative Political Action Conference.

Malaysia: VX Nerve Agent Killed Outcast North Korean Scion

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Malaysia: VX Nerve Agent Killed Outcast North Korean ScionThe poison used to kill the estranged half brother of North Korea's leader at a crowded air terminal in Malaysia was the banned chemical weapon VX nerve agent, police said Friday. Eleven days after the deadly toxin was used, they said they would eliminate any possible remaining trace of it from the airport and other locations. The revelation that VX nerve agent, deadly even in minute ...    Full Story »

Districts with High Proportion of Non-Public School Students Shortchanged by NJ, Explains Agudath Israel Director At State Assembly Education Committee Hearing

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Districts with High Proportion of Non-Public School Students Shortchanged by NJ, Explains Agudath Israel Director At State Assembly Education Committee HearingRabbi Avi Schnall, director of Agudath Israel of New Jersey, was among several individuals who testified today at a New Jersey Assembly Education Committee hearing that addressed inequities in school funding formulas that have left many districts in the state facing staggering deficits. During the public school hearing held at the State House Annex in Trenton, Rabbi Schnall explained ...    Full Story »

'No Anonymous Sources' Trump Scolds (1 opinions)

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'No Anonymous Sources' Trump ScoldsDonald Trump used his first presidential appearance before the nation's largest gathering of conservative activists on Friday to sharply escalate his criticisms of the news media and take direct aim at the use of anonymous sources. Reporters "shouldn't be allowed to use sources unless they use somebody's name," he declared, just hours after members of his own staff held a press briefing ...    Full Story »

Homeland Security Chief: No Use Of Military For Deportations (2 opinions)

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Homeland Security Chief: No Use Of Military For DeportationsSeeking to tamp down growing unease in Latin America, U.S. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly pledged Thursday that America won't enlist its military to enforce immigration laws and that there will be "no mass deportations." Only hours earlier, President Donald Trump suggested the opposite. He told CEOs at the White House the deportation push was a "military operation." Kelly, ...    Full Story »

NYC Mayor DeBlasio Arrives for Long-Anticipated Meeting with U.S. Attorney's Office To Be Questioned In Corruption Probe

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NYC Mayor DeBlasio Arrives for Long-Anticipated Meeting with U.S. Attorney's Office To Be Questioned In Corruption ProbeMayor Bill de Blasio will be questioned voluntarily by federal prosecutors Friday in connection to fundraising activities for his campaign. An official familiar with the matter said that it is a voluntary interview. The mayor has had extensive preparation this week ahead of the meeting. Mayor de Blasio has not been subpoenaed. It is something of a tightrope walk for the mayor who ...    Full Story »

NYC: Dozens Of Metal Poles Fall Off Truck On BQE, Smash Cars Below

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NYC: Dozens Of Metal Poles Fall Off Truck On BQE, Smash Cars BelowDozens of metal poles got loose from a truck in New York City and rained onto cars, with one piercing a man's windshield. The Daily News says the scaffolding poles came off a flatbed truck Thursday night and fell from an elevated part of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway onto vehicles below. Munther Abu-Hamea says the crashing poles sounded like bombs and one went through his ...    Full Story »

Fugitive Search At JFK Airport Sparks New Travel Ban Scare

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Fugitive Search At JFK Airport Sparks New Travel Ban ScareFederal border officials say they were looking for a fugitive, not doing a random immigration check, when they met a plane at New York City's Kennedy Airport and asked passengers for their IDs. U.S. Customs and Border Protection says in a statement that two of its officers met the Delta jet Wednesday evening after its flight from San Francisco in an attempt to find a specific person ...    Full Story »

Sentencing Of Man In 1979 Kidnapping Of NYC Boy Is Delayed

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Sentencing Of Man In 1979 Kidnapping Of NYC Boy Is DelayedA judge in New York has delayed the sentencing of a man convicted in a second trial of killing 6-year-old Etan Patz in 1979. Judge Maxwell Wiley ruled Thursday that next week's sentencing for Pedro Hernandez will be postponed. A new date wasn't yet set. Hernandez's attorney Harvey Fishbein requested the delay to investigate whether a juror may have known during proceedings that ...    Full Story »

District Court Rejects Plea Bargain Agreement With Former Chief Rabbi Metzger - Court Hands Down A Stricter Sentence

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District Court Rejects Plea Bargain Agreement With Former Chief Rabbi Metzger - Court Hands Down A Stricter SentenceJerusalem District Court Judge Moshe HaKohen has rejected the plea bargain agreement reached in the case of former Chief Rabbi Yona Metzger, handing down a stricter sentence. Justice HaKohen added ...    Full Story »

Trump Can Expect Receptive Crowd At Conservative Gathering

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Trump Can Expect Receptive Crowd At Conservative GatheringSix years ago, as the "money, money, money, money" chorus of his reality TV show's theme song blasted, Donald Trump stepped out before the nation's largest gathering of conservative activists for the first time. The crowd was less than adoring, occasionally laughing at and booing the longtime former Democrat. The intro music is more likely to be "Hail to the Chief" when he takes the ...    Full Story »
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If This Woman Becomes President Of France, Jews Will be Banned From Wearing Yarmulkas (9 opinions)

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If This Woman Becomes President Of France, Jews Will be Banned From Wearing YarmulkasNo more Muslim women in the Metro wearing the latest in headscarf attire. No more young Jewish boys in kippas dashing into the bakery for the family's dinner baquette. Far-right leader Marine Le Pen's plan to ban religious symbols from French streets if elected president this spring would dramatically alter the country's urban landscape. Le Pen gave a real-life demonstration of ...    Full Story »

Official: Trump Adviser Asked FBI To Dispute Russia Reports (3 opinions)

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Official: Trump Adviser Asked FBI To Dispute Russia ReportsWhite House chief of staff Reince Priebus asked a top FBI official to dispute media reports that President Donald Trump's campaign advisers were frequently in touch with Russian intelligence agents during the election, a White House official said. The official said that Priebus' request came as the White House sought to discredit a New York Times report about the contacts last week. ...    Full Story »

Three Arrested On Suspicion Of Beating Arab Men In Jerusalem

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Three Arrested On Suspicion Of Beating Arab Men In JerusalemJerusalem police have arrested three men who were arraigned on Thursday 27 Shevat on suspicion of attacking two Arab males as they walked in the parking lot of the Malcha Mall shopping center. Police requested extending their remand. Police report that on 27 Teves at the end of a soccer match in nearby Teddy Stadium between Betar Jerusalem and Sakhnin, a number of youths came out of ...    Full Story »

Ex-Inmates Freed After 20 Years Sue Detectives, Prosecutors

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Ex-Inmates Freed After 20 Years Sue Detectives, ProsecutorsTwo Ohio men who spent 20 years in prison for a murder before their convictions were overturned are suing prosecutors and East Cleveland detectives. Cleveland.com reports 38-year-old Laurese Glover and 39-year-old Derrick Wheatt allege detectives manipulated a 14-year-old girl into identifying them as culprits in the 1995 shooting and withheld potentially exonerating information. The ...    Full Story »

PHOTOS: IDF Soldiers Operating In Yosh Arrest 13 Suspects

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PHOTOS: IDF Soldiers Operating In Yosh Arrest 13 Suspects[PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] IDF soldiers during the night of 27 Shevat (Wednesday to Thursday) continued counter-terrorism efforts throughout Yehuda and Shomron. A total of 13 suspects were taken into custody. Four arrests were made in the PA (Palestinian Authority) village of Abud in the Binyamin Regional Council; as well as four in Abu Dis (Etzion) and four in Kabatya (Menashe ...    Full Story »

INFLUENCE GAME: GM Bill Is Self-Driving And Self-Interested

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INFLUENCE GAME: GM Bill Is Self-Driving And Self-InterestedWith states seizing the initiative on shaping the future of self-driving cars, General Motors is trying to persuade legislators across the country to approve rules that would benefit the automaker while potentially keeping its competitors off the road. The carmaker denies trying to freeze out other brands, but legislators in four states say GM lobbyists asked them to sponsor bills ...    Full Story »

When Test-Driving A New Car, Take The Technology For A Spin (2 opinions)

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When Test-Driving A New Car, Take The Technology For A SpinCar shopping isn't just about kicking the tires anymore. It's also about testing the technology. The rapidly evolving in-car infotainment and navigation systems can be bewildering for all but the most tech-savvy car buyers. The average vehicle on U.S. roads is 11 years old; that means many people last went car shopping before iPhones were invented. Car buyers should make sure they ...    Full Story »

Justice Ginsburg Praises Media And The Role Of Free Press (3 opinions)

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Justice Ginsburg Praises Media And The Role Of Free PressSupreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is praising the media at a time when the Trump administration has accused reporters of being dishonest and delivering "fake news." Ginsburg told the BBC's "Newsnight" program in an interview Thursday that she reads The Washington Post and The New York Times every day, and that "reporters are trying to tell the public the truth." The ...    Full Story »

Former House Speaker Predicts 'Obamacare' Won't Be Repealed (8 opinions)

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Former House Speaker Predicts 'Obamacare' Won't Be RepealedFormer House Speaker John Boehner predicted on Thursday that a full repeal and replacement of "Obamacare" is "not going to happen." Boehner was forced out by conservatives in 2015. The Ohio Republican says he started laughing when he heard President Donald Trump and Republicans promise swift action on undoing and replacing the health law. He says: "Republicans never ever agree on ...    Full Story »

Mnuchin Says Goal Is To Pass Tax Reform By August

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Mnuchin Says Goal Is To Pass Tax Reform By AugustTreasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Thursday the administration is committed to getting major tax reform legislation through Congress by August. He predicted that President Donald Trump's economic proposals will be able to boost growth significantly to annual rates above 3 percent. Mnuchin said that tax reform is the administration's top economic priority and the goal is to have a ...    Full Story »

Christie On The Radio? He Says He'll Consider His Options (4 opinions)

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Christie On The Radio? He Says He'll Consider His OptionsNew Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he'll consider his options after he leaves office and hasn't declared himself a candidate to work at a sports radio station in New York. The Republican spoke by telephone on WFAN's "Boomer and Carton" program Thursday, one day after The Record newspaper reported the station's program director said he would consider Christie among "plenty of ...    Full Story »

US Average 30-Year Mortgage Rate Edges Up To 4.16 Percent

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US Average 30-Year Mortgage Rate Edges Up To 4.16 PercentLong-term U.S. mortgage rates rose slightly this week, continuing a holding pattern that has prevailed this month. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday that the rate on 30-year, fixed-rate loans edged up to 4.16 percent from 4.15 percent last week. The benchmark rate stood at 3.62 percent a year ago and averaged 3.65 percent through 2016, the lowest level in records dating to ...    Full Story »

Police Apprehend A Man Walking Around With A Large Knife In Bnei Brak (1 opinions)

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Police Apprehend A Man Walking Around With A Large Knife In Bnei BrakPolice on Wednesday 26 Shevat arrested a 51-year-old male who was threatening passers-by with a large knife in Bnei Brak. He got onto a bus and began shouting “Ala Akbar” and “Itbach el Yahud” (slaughter the Jew) and brandished the knife which he waved randomly. Police arrived and ordered the man off the bus. Police report the man is Jewish and the incident is not viewed as a ...    Full Story »


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