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  • After lavish Chavez funeral, Maduro sworn in as interim president of Venezuela

    March 11, 2013 | 6:56 am

    Nicolas Maduro, the handpicked successor of the late Hugo Chavez, was sworn in as the interim president of Venezuela amid opposition calls that the choice was unconstitutional.

    Maduro, the former foreign minister, took the oath of office on Friday night promising to uphold the...

  • Jesse Jackson appeals to Cuba to free Gross

    March 2, 2011 | 10:13 am

    The Rev. Jesse Jackson has called on Cuba to release Jewish U.S. citizen Alan Gross from prison and reunite him with his family.

    Jackson, who has been to Cuba several times and met with former President Fidel Castro and current President Raul Castro, offered to go to Cuba to...

  • Steve Rosen: Campaign with alleged Libyan funding was Jesse Jackson’s

    By Ron Kampeas

    December 16, 2010 | 3:17 pm

    Former senior AIPAC staffer Steve Rosen says he attempted in 1984 to disseminate information linking Libyan funders to the Rev. Jesse Jackson’s presidential campaign.

    Rosen told reporters Thursday that Jackson was the candidate mentioned in documents he filed this week in his...

  • Rev. Jackson says Obama will end Zionist U.S. control

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    October 15, 2008 | 1:19 am

    It’s no mystery what the Rev. Jesse Jackson wants to do to Barack Obama’s nuts—cut them off—but know the self-styled spokesman for African Americans is looking help Obama lose the Jewish vote. As you know, that is already enough of an issue.

    Here’s what Jackson had to say at the...

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  • The costliest word in show business . . . the 'N-word' [VIDEO]

    By Jay Firestone

    July 23, 2008 | 11:52 pm

    An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth and now $50 for a racial slur. That's the policy that the Laugh Factory owner Jamie Masada endorses.

    Ever since Michael Richards' racial outburst at the Sunset Strip comedy club in November 2006, Masada has decided to impose a $50 fine, payable...

  • Signs of life

    By Rob Eshman

    September 14, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    On Sept. 6, the day Israel announced it was lifting its air and sea blockade against Lebanon, I sat across a conference table at the Israeli consulate from Karnit Goldwasser, and she was livid.

    "I know Resolution 1701 is starting to be implemented," she said. "That means the last...