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  • Jews still leaning Democratic

    by Steven M. Cohen

    1 week ago

    If the 2016 presidential election were held today, Jewish voters nationwide would probably split 70-30 for the Democratic candidate, much as they did in...

  • Independent Senator King says he will back Iran nuclear deal

    Reuters

    1 week ago

    Sen. Angus King (I-Maine) said on Wednesday he will support the nuclear deal with Iran, calling it the best available option to stop Iran from...

  • Man charged in hoax threat to blow up Statue of Liberty

    Reuters

    1 week ago

    Federal authorities on Wednesday charged a West Virginia man with communicating a hoax threat to blow up the Statue of Liberty earlier this year, prompting the evacuation of more than 3,200 people from Liberty Island in New York harbor.

    Jason Paul Smith, 42, was charged with one count of conveying false and misleading information in the April 24 incident, U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara in Manhattan said.

    Smith was arrested on Wednesday in Lubbock, Texas, and is expected to appear in a federal court in Texas later in the day, Bharara said.

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  • Former Subway spokesman Jared Fogle to plead guilty to child porn charges

    KTLA

    1 week ago

    Jared Fogle, the former Subway spokesman, is expected to plead guilty to possession of child pornography charges, according to WXIN in Indianapolis.

    Sources say Fogle will accept a plea deal. The U.S. Attorney’s Office will hold a press conference on Wednesday afternoon to discuss the deal and charges against Fogle.

    Read more at KTLA.

  • Senate Democrats stake out both sides of Iran deal

    by Richard Cowan, Reuters

    1 week ago

    Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) blasted the U.S.-led international nuclear deal with Iran on Tuesday, vowing to oppose it in defiance of President Barack...

  • Rahm Emanuel supports Iran deal

    JTA

    1 week ago

    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said he supports the Iran nuclear deal.

    Asked about it at a press conference Tuesday, Emanuel, a Democrat who is President...

  • Democratic Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse back Iran deal

    Reuters

    1 week ago

    Democratic Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse said on Tuesday they both backed the U.S.-led international nuclear deal with Iran.

    The two Rhode Island senators said in a statement the U.S. Congress would be making a strategic mistake if it derailed the agreement.

    The Senate and House of Representatives have to vote by Sept. 17 on a "resolution of disapproval" being brought by majority Republicans aiming to sink the deal.

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