South Sudan, Israel’s New Ally

by Daniel Pipes The Washington Times January 3, 2012 It’s not every day that the leader of a brand-new country makes his maiden foreign voyage to Jerusalem, capital of the most besieged country in the world, but Salva Kiir, president of South Sudan, accompanied by his foreign and defense ministers, did just that in late […]

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Social Media Trends for 2012

It was the year of the tablet computer, the release of Apple’s iPad II and the birth of Amazon’s Kindle Fire. It was also the year Google challenged Facebook with Google+ and caught up to Apple with the Android mobile operating system. With such a dramatic year behind us, the question is, what next? It […]

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Members of Congress React to Obama’s Abuse of Power

The White House announced today that President Barack Obama plans to attempt a “recess appointment” of Richard Cordray to direct the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, in addition to three recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board — and that’s despite the fact that Congress is not officially in recess, as required by the Constitution. It’s a […]

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Taliban Leaders At Guantánamo To Be Released By Obama – Official: “It Wouldn’t Make Any Real Difference” If All Rejoin Fight Against USA

The US has agreed in principle to release high-ranking Taliban officials from Guantánamo Bay in return for the Afghan insurgents’ agreement to open a political office for peace negotiations in Qatar, the Guardian has learned. According to sources familiar with the talks in the US and in Afghanistan, the handful of Taliban figures will include […]

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Flashback: Senator Outlines Objections to ‘Unaccountable’ Consumer Czar (VIDEO)

Last fall Sen. Richard Shelby (R-AL) visited Heritage to talk about the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the “unaccountable” nominee to head the agency. At the time, there was speculation President Obama would attempt to bypass the U.S. Senate to install Richard Cordray as CFPB director. That’s exactly what happened today in what Heritage’s Todd […]

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Leaders Unaware of Threats Israel Faces

Former Mossad chief Meir Dagan once again on Tuesday criticized the Israeli political leadership, hinting that Israel’s leaders are not really aware of the security threats faced by the Jewish State. Dagan, who spoke at a conference on the subject of intelligence at IDC Herzliya, was quoted by Channel 10 News as saying, “I was […]

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Indiana Pins Hopes on Right-to-Work Bill to Spur Job Growth

Indiana lawmakers are bracing for another high-profile fight over a right-to-work bill when the legislative session opens Wednesday. Last year Democrats fled the state in protest, preventing the legislature from conducting business for five weeks. The right-to-work bill would end forced unionization for private-sector workers in Indiana. Its supporters say the bill would increase jobs […]

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Obama Naive on Muslim Brotherhood

Israel’s National Security Council thinks that President Barack Obama is naïve in his attitude towards the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood, which stated Sunday it can’t fathom the idea of recognizing Israel. Dr. Rashad Bayumi, the Brotherhood’s number two leader, said on Sunday, “No Muslim Brotherhood members will engage in any contact or normalization with Israel.” President […]

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Quartet Intervention Doomed

President Shimon Peres says the Quartet’s plan and deadline that expire this month is doomed and that the Palestinian Authority and Israel will return to direct talks. The Quartet told the PA and Israel three months ago to put forth suggestions for two issues: boundaries for a new Palestinian Authority country and security for Israel, a request […]

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