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Part of White House evacuated; Obama not present, witnesses say

Reuters

1 day ago

A U.S. Secret Service agent with an automatic rifle hurries people to evacuate the White House complex over a security alert moments after President Barack Obama and his family left for the presidential retreat, Camp David, on Sept. 19. Photo by Larry Downing/Reuters

White House staff and reporters were evacuated on Friday night by the Secret Service because an intruder was spotted running on the grounds of the complex shortly after President Barack... read full article

  • ‘With Jews we lose,’ reads one Senate candidate’s slogan in Ky.

    JTA

    3 days ago

    Robert Ransdell, a write-in candidate for U.S. Senate from Kentucky, is campaigning with the slogan “With Jews we lose.”

    Campaign lawn signs with the slogan began appearing in the Cincinnati suburb of Florence, Ky., in recent days. Ransdell said his campaign has posted about 20...

  • Biden regrets making ‘Shylock’ reference

    JTA

    3 days ago

    Vice President Joe Biden acknowledged that he made a “poor choice of words” in using the term “Shylock” to describe unscrupulous lenders.

    Biden was reacting Wednesday to remarks by Abraham Foxman, the Anti-Defamation League’s national director, in response to the vice president’s...

  • U.S. general says military cannot rule out larger ground role in Iraq

    by Phil Stewart, Reuters

    4 days ago

    The most senior U.S. military officer raised the possibility on Tuesday that American troops might need to take on a larger role in Iraq's ground war against Islamic State militants, but the White House stressed they would not deploy on a combat mission.

    General Martin Dempsey,...

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  • Renaming of Fla. bridge for Henry Ford nixed over ‘dark history’ with Jews

    by JTA

    4 days ago

    Officials in Fort Myers City, Fla., withdrew a proposal to rename a bridge for Henry Ford after residents raised concerns about his anti-Semitic publications.

    A vote on the proposal had been scheduled for Monday evening but was withdrawn, according to WZVN, the local ABC...

  • ISIS-inspired lone wolves seen as posing ‘significant’ threat to Jews

    by Ron Kampeas, JTA

    5 days ago

    Jewish institutions, which have faced attacks in recent years by lone wolves — extremists who draw their inspiration from the like-minded but act on their own — now must be wary of returnees from the Iraq-Syria arena who are trained and indoctrinated by the jihadist group ISIS, top...

  • Bill and Hillary disagree on Netanyahu? Not so much

    by Ron Kampeas, JTA

    5 days ago

    Politico and Haaretz have seized on C-Span video from Iowa that they claim suggests Bill and Hillary Clinton diverge on how ready Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is for peace.

    Hillary Rodham Clinton appears to be stumping for an as yet unannounced presidential bid in...

  • Nazi sympathizer charged with hate crime after threatening Walmart employees

    by JTA

    5 days ago

    A New Hampshire man was properly charged with a hate crime for threatening two Walmart employees with anti-Semitic statements, the state’s Supreme Court ruled.

    On Friday, the New Hampshire Supreme Court upheld the conviction of Paul Costella on two counts of criminal threatening...

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