Third Jewish cemetery damaged in surge of US anti-Semitic acts
Fri, 03 Mar 2017 11:05:21 -0500
Third Jewish cemetery damaged in surge of US anti-Semitic acts Vandals tumbled and defaced headstones at a Jewish cemetery in Rochester, New York, local officials confirmed Friday, the third such cemetery in the United States to suffer damage in a surge in apparent anti-Semitic acts. Meredith Dragon, chief executive of the Jewish Federation of Greater Read More...
Sessions, under fire, recuses himself from probe of Trump-Russia contacts 
Thu, 02 Mar 2017 18:23:24 -0500
Sessions, under fire, recuses himself from probe of Trump-Russia contacts  Attorney General Jeff Sessions, facing sharp criticism over his failure to disclose two meetings he had with the Russian ambassador during last year’s election campaign, said today that he would recuse himself from any investigation into Russian contacts with the Trump campaign. “I should not Read More...
The Latest: 1 of 3 slain teens had feuded with gang member
Thu, 02 Mar 2017 14:24:45 -0500
The Latest: 1 of 3 slain teens had feuded with gang member CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) — The Latest on gang members indicted in the killings of three teenagers on Long Island last year (all times local):  Read More...
Tom Hanks sends White House press corps a new espresso machine
Thu, 02 Mar 2017 12:22:32 -0500
Tom Hanks sends White House press corps a new espresso machine Days after President Trump declared war on the press, calling the “fake news” media “the enemy of the people” and canceling his appearance at the upcoming White House Correspondents’ Dinner, the White House press corps got a shot of support from one of America’s most beloved actors: Tom Read More...
Under fire, Sessions says he’s willing to recuse himself from Russia probe if ‘appropriate’
Thu, 02 Mar 2017 09:26:14 -0500
Under fire, Sessions says he’s willing to recuse himself from Russia probe if ‘appropriate’ Attorney General Jeff Sessions says that he is willing to recuse himself “whenever it’s appropriate” amid growing bipartisan calls for him to do so. “I have said whenever it’s appropriate, I will recuse myself,” Sessions told an NBC News reporter early Thursday morning. During a tour Read More...
Forget Trump’s speech. Look at his budget.
Thu, 02 Mar 2017 05:00:52 -0500
Forget Trump’s speech. Look at his budget. It was a kinder, gentler, somewhat maudlin version of his campaign speech that President Trump delivered to Congress Tuesday. Speechifying aside, though, we did learn something significant this week about the president’s governing vision, because he also previewed the budget he will send to Read More...