Reuven Rivlin

Israel Knesset Speaker Rivlin’s New Year Greeting Angers Jordanian Parliament Speaker; Jordan Threatens Israel’s Survival

The Speaker of the Jordanian Parliament recently refused to accept a greeting for 2012 sent to him by Knesset Speaker MK Reuven Rivlin and sent it back, simply because it referred to Jerusalem as “the capital of Israel.” Channel 10 News reported on Sunday that the greeting, which Rivlin had sent to heads of parliaments […]

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Francois Hollande

French Socialist Party Nominee Hollande Mimics Obama’s “Change” Theme

Although French president Nicholas Sarkozy has not yet announced his candidacy, one can say that the French presidential campaign began today as Francois Hollande kicked off his campaign at Bourget before 10,000 Socialist Party activists. In the spirit of Barack Obama, the campaign slogan “change is now” (le changement, c’est maintenant)  was unfurled on the French […]

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Muhammad Ali Mosque, Cairo

Egyptian Parliament Speaker is Muslim Brotherhood Official

Two and a half years after U.S. President Barack Obama delivered his “Cairo address,” Egypt’s parliament chose a top official of the once-outlawed Muslim Brotherhood as its Speaker. The new Speaker is Sa’ad el-Katatni, secretary-general of the Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party, which swept into power with 47 percent of the seats in the parliament, […]

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Two House Hearings Scheduled on Illegal Non-Recess Appointments

Two House committees have scheduled hearings on President Obama’s unconstitutional appointments of four federal officials earlier this month. On Tuesday, the financial services panel of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee will examine the role that Richard Cordray will play at the helm of the newly created Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.  The hearing will be […]

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