Tag: United States

Top PLO official to Post: Kushner cannot broker peace with Israel

President Donald Trump’s adviser Jared Kushner has “disqualified himself” from overseeing US Middle East peace efforts because he has adopted Israel’s positions in the dispute, PLO executive committee member Hanan Ashrawi said on Thursday. She also castigated Kushner for voicing doubts about whether the Israeli-Palestinian conflict can be solved.Be the first to know – Join […]

Taylor Force Act Passes Senate

With bipartisan backing, the Taylor Force act was approved by the United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations on Thursday. The act, named after an American veteran slain by a Palestinian while visiting Israel in 2016, will cut US funding to the Palestinian Authority if it does not stop paying salaries to terrorists and their […]

Congress takes aim at the Clean Air Act

California is confronting the limits of its power to save federal environmental protections as Congress and the Trump administration take aim at a landmark law the state has relied on for decades to clean the air of noxious smog. A push by Republicans to roll back parts of the Clean Air Act would affect California […]

China Preps For War With U.S.

China reportedly fired off around two dozen missiles at mock-ups of American targets over the weekend. The Chinese military launched 20 missiles at mock missile defense systems and fighter jets, specifically the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) anti-missile system and U.S. Air Force F-22 stealth fighters, U.S. intelligence officials revealed to Fox News’ Lucas […]

New US sanctions on Russia, Iran, North Korea signed into law

US President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed legislation that intensifies sanctions on Russia, particularly its oil and mining industries, and places new sanctions on North Korea and Iran. The law also gives Congress the power to veto the easing of sanctions on Russia by the president. Trump had little choice but to sign the bill as […]

Top Trump administration officials flock to weekly Bible study classes at White House

Weekly Bible study classes are being held at the White House, and some Trump administration officials — including Vice President Pence, Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos — join when they are in town, according to a story on the Christian Broadcasting Network. (See video below.)   The classes are led by Ralph Drollinger, […]

Who is Christopher Wray, the new FBI director

President Donald Trump’s newest nominee, Christopher Wray, received extensive bipartisan support from the Senate on Tuesday to be confirmed as the new director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The vote was 92 to 5 in favor of Wray after his prior unanimous recommendedation from the Senate Judiciary Committee. He will fill a position that […]

Tillerson: I’ve told Russia our relationship can get worse, ‘and it just did’

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Tuesday that he’s warned Russian President Vladimir Putin and Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov that the relationship between the U.S. and Moscow is bad — but it can get worse. “I told President Putin when I saw him in the Kremlin in March and I’ve told Foreign Minister Lavrov repeatedly, […]

Microchip Implants for Employees? One Company Says Yes

At first blush, it sounds like the talk of a conspiracy theorist: a company implanting microchips under employees’ skin. But it’s not a conspiracy, and employees are lining up for the opportunity.   On Aug. 1, employees at Three Square Market, a technology company in Wisconsin, can choose to have a chip the size of […]

Tennessee judge rules gay couples have equal parental rights

NASHVILLE –  Same-sex couples in Tennessee have the same rights as heterosexual couples who have children born through artificial insemination, a judge ruled.   Four married lesbian couples sued after the state passed a law that requires using the “natural and ordinary meaning” of words in state law. Gay rights groups said the requirement was […]