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National

  • Lies, fake news perpetuated as Trump administration fights ‘voter fraud’

    By jwadmin on January 15, 2018
    DC Report By Douglas Bloomfield Donald Trump squandered millions of tax dollars in a failed attempt to validate one of his most notorious lies, one that threatens to undermine American democracy and disenfranchise millions of American voters. With a voracious ego matched by his lack of integrity, he continues to perpetuate the lie that he lost the popular vote by […]
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  • Neshama Carlebach responds to allegations

    By jwadmin on January 4, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Neshama Carlebach, daughter of the late Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach, in her first public comments since the start of the #MeToo movement said that she is angry with her father over allegations of sexual misconduct but that he was more than just his faults. Carlebach in a blog post published on The Times of Israel website […]
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  • Two Jewish families killed in Costa Rica plane crash

    By jwadmin on January 4, 2018
    (JTA) — Two Jewish families, from New York and Florida, were killed in a small plane crash in northwest Costa Rica. Twelve people — 10 U.S. tourists and two local crew members — died when the plane crashed shortly after takeoff Sunday, Dec. 31, in Guanacaste. Costa Rican investigators said Monday that the cause of the crash was probably strong […]
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  • A clear and present danger, but not obvious to some…

    By jwadmin on January 2, 2018
    DC Report By Douglas Bloomfield All you need to know about the chances for serious infrastructure legislation this year was revealed in a seven-word boast by President Trump hours after signing the massive tax cut bill. Speaking to a group of well-heeled friends at his luxury Florida resort, Trump proudly announced, “You all just got a lot richer.” “Entitlement Reform” With […]
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  • St. Louis man sentenced to five years in prison for bomb threats to Jewish sites

    By jwadmin on December 28, 2017
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – A St. Louis man and disgraced former journalist was sentenced to five years in prison for making bomb threats against Jewish institutions as part of a revenge plot against a former girlfriend. Juan Thompson, 32, was sentenced Wednesday in a Manhattan federal court. Judge P. Kevin Castel said he was exceeding the recommended prison sentence […]
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  • Federal judge Alex Kozinski retires amid investigation of sexual harassment allegations

    By jwadmin on December 21, 2017
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) — Alex Kozinski, a federal appeals court judge, has retired following a flurry of sexual misconduct allegations. Kozinski, 67, announced his retirement Monday, Dec.18 effective immediately, from the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. In a statement released by his attorney, the judge partially apologized for his behavior, but also suggested he was misunderstood. “I’ve always had a broad sense […]
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  • House passes Taylor Force Act targeting Palestinian funding for killers of Israelis

    By jwadmin on December 21, 2017
    WASHINGTON (JTA) — The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a bill that would reduce U.S. funding for the Palestinians unless their official bodies stop subsidizing families of killers of Israelis. The Taylor Force Act, named for an American stabbed to death in Tel Aviv in 2016, passed in a voice vote, with lawmakers from both sides of the aisle […]
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  • Why some Jewish groups aren’t thrilled about the upcoming tax overhaul

    By jwadmin on December 13, 2017
    By RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) – Staring at a massive defeat, Jewish groups dealing with social safety net issues are looking at the tax plan about to reach its final stages in Congress and hoping they can snatch a few small victories. The hope is that lawmakers in reconciling the bills preserve a number of elements of the Senate bill, particularly […]
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  • NY Times article shows how not to write about neo-Nazis

    By jwadmin on November 29, 2017
    By ANDREW SILOW-CARROLL NEW YORK CITY (JTA) — Did The New York Times just normalize an American neo-Nazi? That’s the charge being flung at ‘The Newspaper of Record’ over its recent  profile of Tony Hovater, 29, a “polite,” “low key” Ohio man and “committed foot soldier” who helped start one of the white nationalist groups that marched in Charlottesville, Va., in […]
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  • DC Report: Let us elect our own president! Is it time for a new Constitutional Amendment?

    By jwadmin on November 13, 2017
    DC Report By Douglas Bloomfield If it were up to the American people, Donald Trump would be the losing candidate standing outside screaming, “rigged election” and bellowing his familiar angry attacks and name calling at President Hillary Clinton. Majority Doesn’t Rule! A year ago this week, Trump lost by the largest popular vote margin in history, but he won the […]
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