Marathon Bombing Trial Stays In Boston, Federal Panel Says
Publicity hasn't jeopardized Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's right to an impartial jury, a federal appeals panel says, and opening statements can proceed next week as scheduled in the city where the deadly explosions occurred almost two years ago.
The 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel said in a 2-1 ruling Friday that a U.S. district judge correctly denied Tsarnaev's requests on three occasions to move the trial, especially given the "particularly unusual" timing ...
Egyptian Court Declares Hamas A 'Terrorist Organization'
An Egyptian court declared Hamas a "terrorist organization" on Saturday, further isolating the blockaded rulers of the Gaza Strip once openly welcomed by the country's toppled Islamist-dominated government.
The ruling is unlikely to have any immediate effect on Hamas, still reeling from last summer's war with Israel and choked by an Israeli-Egyptian blockade set up in 2007. Moussa Abu Marzouk, Hamas' No. 2 leader, is based in Cairo and is receiving medical treatment there, members of the ...
GOP Leaders Are Struggling To Show They Really Are In Charge
Two months into full Republican control of Congress, GOP leaders are struggling to demonstrate they really are in charge.
The stunning House defeat Friday of a three-week spending bill for the Department of Homeland Security exposed Speaker John Boehner's weakness in the face of rebellious conservatives.
It also again demonstrated his need to rely on Democrats at critical moments as the minority party's agreement to a one-week spending bill helped the speaker get it over the finish line ...
NYC Preparing For Snow After Cold Month
After a frigid February, New York City is preparing to start March with a snowstorm.
The city's sanitation department has issued a snow alert for Sunday starting after noon. Snowplows, salt spreaders and staff are ready to go into action to clear a possible few inches.
Meteorologists at the National Weather Service say the average temperature for the city was about 24 in February.
That's 11 degrees below the average of 35 for the month.
Christie to Calif. Republicans: No Rush to Pick 2016 Nominee
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie told California Republicans on Saturday that the party should not rush to choose a 2016 presidential nominee because of pressure from pollsters, pundits and GOP donors.
"I promise you that over the next few months, you will see article after article arguing that our party can't afford a long nomination battle, we need to pick a nominee as soon as possible, that we have to unite behind whatever candidate appears to have the most money, the most endorsements or ...
NYC ID Program Starts Off With A Bang
The long lines to sign up for New York City's popular municipal ID cards may be gone but the wait for an appointment remains lengthy for city residents who want to enroll.
New York City officials figured it would be a good first year if 250,000 to 300,000 people signed up. But city residents have made more than 240,000 appointments in just the first month.
More than 30,000 people have already been enrolled, and have either received their cards or are waiting for them to come in the ...
Rand Paul Wins CPAC Straw Poll, Scott Walker Close Second
Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul has won the Conservative Political Action Conference's annual presidential preference straw poll.
Pollsters announced Saturday that Paul won 26 percent of the votes in the annual survey, giving Paul his third consecutive win in as many years.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker came in second, with 21 percent. Sen. Ted Cruz came in third in the contest with 11.5 percent, followed by retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson with 11.4 percent and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush with 8.3 ...
Congress OKs 1-Week Bill To Keep Homeland Security Open
Bordering on dysfunction, Congress passed a one-week bill late Friday night to avert a partial shutdown of the Homeland Security Department, as leaders in both political parties quelled a revolt by House conservatives furious that the measure left President Barack Obama's immigration policy intact.
The final vote of a long day and night was a bipartisan 357-60 in the House, a little more than an hour after the Senate cleared the measure without so much as a roll call.
That sent the ...
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First Exquisite Sfarad-HaAri Siddur Revealed
Siddur Kavonos HaAri ZT”L, a highly ornamented and illustrated rare manuscript from the year of 1756, written by the Kabbalist Rabbi Shlomo Rechnitz, was recently revealed in Jerusalem. The ancient siddur was written during the lifetime of the Baal Shem Tov and his disciples, when Kabbalistic intentions in tefilos began to spread, laying the foundation of the nussach HaAri – Sfarad which gradually developed to the Ashkenazi-Chassidic "Nussach Sfarad”. The unique siddur will be up for sale ...
Thursday Night Channel 1 & Channel 10 Election Polls
The latest Chanel 1 News election poll, released on Thursday night the eve of 8 Adar, shows the radical left-wing Meretz party may not pass the minimum threshold to enter the 20th Knesset.
Labor/The Movement: 24
Arab Bloc: 12
Bayit Yehudi: 12
Yesh Atid: 12
Yahadut Hatorah: 7
Yisrael Beitenu: 6
Right-wing bloc (47 seats), left-wing bloc (40 seats) center (19 seats) and chareidim (14 ...
Rick Perry Tells CPAC: Obama Has Made the World Less Safe
Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry says the Islamic State group seizing territory in the Middle East represents the worst threat to freedom since communism.
The likely Republican presidential contender spoke Friday morning in front of an audience of conservative activists at the second day of the annual CPAC convention just outside of Washington.
The former governor has been studying up on foreign policy and trying to reintroduce himself to voters after a poorly-received 2012 run.
Rav Mazuz Defends Efforts to Compromise his Integrity
The ongoing campaign for 20th Knesset appears to be reaching unprecedented lows in the frum community. All lines are being crossed as the chareidi parties are deeply concerned regarding the outcome of the elections following over two years of being in opposition.
HaGaon HaRav Meir Mazuz Shlita sent a letter to prominent Chabad rabbonim clarifying that he has not been and is not against Chabad as is being alleged by some. The rav adds that to the contrary, that any time the Lubavitcher Rebbe ...
Lakewood: Defendant Pleads Guilty To Charges Of Luring Children
On Thursday, Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph D. Coronato announced that Nicholas Ravaioli, 30, of Jackson Township, NJ, entered a guilty plea before Judge Wendel E. Daniels to 2 counts of the second degree crime of luring a child into a motor vehicle for the purpose of a criminal offense with or against a child. This defendant admitted during his guilty plea that he attempted to lure two Lakewood children into his black Nissan Frontier pickup truck for the purpose of committing a crime against ...
HaPeles Newspaper: We Must Rehabilitate Chareidi Jewry
“It is our duty to rebuild the destruction and pick up the pieces. We must establish and reestablish the chareidi Jewry in its original format”, reads the column in HaPeles, the newspaper affiliated with HaGaon HaRav Shmuel Auerbach Shlita who heads the so-called Yerushalmi split off branch from Degel Hatorah. The newspaper adds the Bnei Torah party which represents these followers will hold a kenos in Yerushalayim two days before elections for the 20th Knesset. The kenos is dubbed “a ...
Rubio: Obama Sees Deal With Iran as His Legacy
President Barack Obama's health care law was the legacy of his first term and he is pursuing a nuclear deal with Iran as the hallmark of his second, Republican Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida told conservative activists on Friday.
Both, the likely 2016 presidential candidate said, were destined to fail.
"It is a foreign policy that treats the ayatollah of Iran with more respect than the prime minister of Israel," Rubio told those meeting near Washington at the annual Conservative Political ...
Moshe Feiglin Reveals Name of New Party
On the Patriot television panel show Wednesday night the eve of 7 Adar, Moshe Feiglin revealed the name of his new party: “Identity”, An Israeli Jewish Movement. (In Hebrew: Zehut: Tenuah Yisraelit Yehudit)
Feiglin said that he plans to turn to the broad public – not just religious or right. According to Feiglin, the party will create an alternative based on liberty, identity and meaning.
“Israel needs faith based leadership,” said Feiglin. “None of the parties running right ...