Yemeni Capital Braces For More Violent Protests, Friday

With some fifty people shot dead in protests in Yemen’s capital of Sanaa last Friday, security forces are gathering in force to meet this Friday’s protests, Reuters reports. This Friday’s protest, during which protesters will continue to call for the immediate resignation of President Ali Abdullah Saleh, who has ruled the fractious, tribal county of […]

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Arab Schools In Jerusalem: No to Israeli Textbooks

East Jerusalem Education Bureau Director Samir Jibril has called on the city’s Arab schools to reject the circular distributed by the Jerusalem Municipality’s Education Department, which requires schools it provides funds for to only purchase approved textbooks. Jibril insists Arab schools should cleave to the ‘Palestinian curriculum,’ even if it means losing funding, and described […]

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The House Speaker Seeks Enlightenment from Obama

House Speaker John Boehner, in his letter to President Barack Obama,  brought to mind the character of Lieutenant Frank Columbo portrayed by actor Peter Faulk. The longevity of the episodes, that ran from 1968-2003, attested to the popularity of the character. Columbo, with his perennial rumpled appearance, always took on sophisticated and arrogant killers convinced […]

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Obama’s Anti-Drilling Agenda Costs Jobs Across America

President Obama’s hometown of Chicago is nearly 1,000 miles from the Gulf of Mexico. But like many other communities across the country, it is suffering the consequences of his Administration’s anti-drilling agenda. Illinois accounted for $376.2 million in shallow-water drilling expenditures over the past three years, according to an analysis by 14 oil and gas […]

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Arizona ‘Birthers’ See Tie to Birthright Citizenship

Phoenix (AP) – Legislation that would require proof of U.S. birth from presidential candidates is intersecting in Arizona with the question of whether U.S.-born children of illegal immigrants are entitled to automatic citizenship. The proposed legislation on documentation requirements for candidates asks for information on the citizenship of a candidate’s parents. Tea party backers said […]

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