16 Feb 2017
By a vote of 57-43 vote, the Senate has overturned an Obama-era rule that stripped gun rights from some Social Security recipients. Some media outlets would have you think the law was intended to keep guns out of the hands of the mentally impaired, but a closer look shows that it also unfairly targeted elderly who simply needed help with financial paperwork.
Shaffer said the blame lay “squarely at the feet of” the former CIA director John Brennan, former director of National Intelligence Jim Clapper, and former deputy national security advisor Ben Rhodes.
A pro-refugee group leaked an “official guidance” from the U.S. State Department to NPR
Wednesday that said refugee arrivals will begin to dry up after March 3.
Beit Shearim, in the Lower Galilee, was a Jewish settlement in the Roman period that culminated in second and third centuries CE. Despite the fact that it was the Seat of the Sanhedrin, it was a relatively small settlement, reflecting the condition of the Jewish community in the Land of Israel in that period, shortly after the defeat of the disastrous Bar Kochba rebellion.
A replica of a Roman arch that once stood in front of the pagan Temple of Ba’al was erected for the World Government Summit in Dubai this week, creating a scene that one rabbi claims symbolizes the dangerous fusion of Ishmael and Edom against Israel.
If Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu adopts the idea of a one-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, MK Ahmad Tibi (Joint List) projects that he will win the general elections himself and become the leader…Tibi said that in such a case the right to vote should be granted to all inhabitants between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea, including the Palestinian residents of the West Bank.
Iranian leaders’ calls for Israel’s destruction have not abated at all in the 20 months since the Iranian nuclear deal was signed, meaning that those who claimed the deal would moderate Iranian attitudes were completely wrong…“There is absolutely no indication of one iota of moderation by the Iranian elite in their hostile intentions toward Israel since the conclusion of the Iran nuclear agreement.
The United States should recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told US President Donald Trump when the two men met in Washington on Wednesday. “His reaction was not earth shattering,” Netanyahu told reporters during a briefing at Blair House after the meeting.
The election race for the governor of Indonesia’s capital, Jakarta, looks set to go to a second round after no candidate secured 50% of votes. Unofficial counts show incumbent Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, or “Ahok”, a Christian seen as the front-runner until he went on trial for insulting Islam, took 43%. His closest rival, Islamic conservative Anies Rasyid Baswedan, was close behind him with 40%.
The Australian Catholic Church has paid A$276m (£171m; $213m) to victims of sexual abuse since 1980, an inquiry has heard. The money was divided between thousands of victims, the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sex Abuse was told. The data, released on Thursday, showed the average payment was A$91,000.
Rex Tillerson is in Germany for a meeting with G20 leaders on his first foreign trip as US secretary of state. Mr Tillerson is expected to confirm that the US remains committed to Nato, at the gathering of ministers in Bonn. He will also meet Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov at a time when US relations with Moscow are under the spotlight.
How much difference does a single line on a tax form make? For Obamacare’s individual mandate, the answer might be quite a lot. Following President Donald Trump’s executive order instructing agencies to provide relief from the health law, the Internal Revenue Service appears to be taking a more lax approach to the coverage requirement.
A cluster of cases of a rare bacterial infection that is spread by contact with rat urine has killed one person and sickened two others in the Bronx. The infection can develop into an illness that affects the victim’s kidneys and liver. The New York City Health Department says all of the cases are linked to one block in the Concourse area of the borough. While one person has died, the other two have recovered and are doing well, according to health officials.
The Russian spy ship Viktor Leonov on Wednesday morning was spotted 40 miles closer to the U.S. — and not far from a Navy submarine base in Connecticut, a U.S. official told Fox News. The ship was spotted 30 miles south of Groton, Conn., but it remained in international waters. The U.S. territorial boundary extends 12 miles from the coast.
Staff at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency have been told that President Donald Trump is preparing a handful of executive orders to reshape the agency, to be signed once a new administrator is confirmed…A senior EPA official who had been briefed by members of the Trump administration mentioned the executive orders at a meeting of staffers in the EPA’s Office of General Counsel on Tuesday, but did not provide details about what the orders would say…
A huge well of molten carbon that would spell disaster for the planet if released has been found under the US. Scientists using the world’s largest array of seismic sensors have mapped a deep-Earth area, covering 700,000 sq miles (1.8 million sq km). This is around the size of Mexico, and researchers say it has the potential to cause untold environmental damage.
Their agenda may be on the rocks in the United States at the moment, but that doesn’t mean that the globalists are giving up. In fact, a major push toward a cashless society is being made in the European Union right now.
Two days ago, we reported that Venezuela’s President Maduro threatened to take CNN off the air as a result of accusations it was spreading propaganda and “fake news.” Well, it is now official because as AP reports, Venezuela’s government has officially suspended CNN in Spanish, shutting off the news channel after a report on fraudulent passports that drew angry criticism from officials.
As the noose tightens around holdout jihadists in west Mosul, so does the belt around the waists of hundreds of thousands of Iraqi civilians trapped there with dwindling supplies.
Two separate bomb explosions in northwestern Pakistan killed at least six people and wounded many more Wednesday. Officials say the deadliest incident happened in the Mohmand tribal district near the Afghan border, where a suicide bomber blew himself up after security forces spotted and tried to stop him.
A major department store in the UK, Debenhams, has introduced a new line of Muslim clothing which will include hijabs. The line was introduced in their flagship store located on Oxford Street and will be brought to their other stores in Birmingham Bullring, Westfield in Shepherd’s Bush, Manchester’s Trafford Center and Leicester’s Highcross Shopping Centers.