U.S. support for Israel could slip after Netanyahu victory

While supporters of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spent Wednesday celebrating his surprise victory at the polls, the Obama administration took a much dimmer view of the results. A senior administration official said that Netanyahu’s sharp tacks to the right before Tuesday’s vote — in which he ruled out the creation of a Palestinian state, a pillar of U.S. policy […]

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Israel election: Netanyahu claims victory as main rival concedes

Benjamin Netanyahu appears poised to keep his job as Israel’s Prime Minister, declaring victory Wednesday following a bitter campaign punctuated by his last-minute appeals to right-wing voters. For weeks, Netanyahu’s Likud party trailed in opinion polls to the Zionist Union alliance that characterized him as a divisive leader not up to the task of making the lives of ordinary Israelis […]

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Premera health insurance hack hits 11 million people

A large American insurer said Tuesday that hackers broke into its computer systems last year, exposing the data of 11 million people. Premera Blue Cross, based in the Pacific Northwest, said hackers “may have” accessed millions of health profiles that included Social Security numbers, birthdays, emails, physical addresses, bank account information, clinical information and detailed insurance claims. The data breach […]

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Top Dem: GOP puts AG nominee Loretta Lynch ‘in the back of the bus’

The battle over the confirmation of Loretta Lynch heated up Wednesday as a top Senate Democrat accused Republican leadership of treating the would-be first African-American woman attorney general like a second-class citizen. The charge was a response to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s vow to delay a vote on Lynch until the Senate completes consideration of an unrelated bill to fight […]

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Congress fails to do its homework (again)

The anti-human trafficking bill currently stalled in the Senate over Democratic claims that Republicans snuck an abortion provision into the final bill is the latest example of a problem that’s dogged Congress for decades: Like delinquent teens, lawmakers don’t always do their homework. Democrats on the Judiciary Committee joined Republicans in voting to pass the bill, which would create a […]

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Putin Puts Russia’s Northern Fleet on ‘Full Alert’ in Response to NATO Drills

Putin has finally re-emerged into the public eye after ten days Russian President Vladimir Putin put the nation’s northern fleet on full alert in the Arctic Ocean this week, as animosity between the Kremlin and NATO continues to simmer. The order, which was handed down early Monday, allows for the mobilization of 38,000 military personnel, 3,360 pieces of equipment, 41 […]

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Apple May Launch Web-Based Television Services This Year

Package slated for a September launch Apple is moving closer to making a foray into web-based television, according to sources familiar with the tech giant’s plans. The company is in the process of collaborating with programmers to offer an approximate 25-channel package to subscribers this fall, the Wall Street Journal reported. The paid service would include channels under ABC, CBS […]

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Republicans to Renew Call for Obamacare Repeal in 2016 Budget

“We can start over with health care reforms that protect the doctor-patient relationship and expand access to quality affordable health care” Republicans will again call for a full repeal of President Obama’s signature health law in the House’s 2016 budget proposal to be released on Tuesday. “Our proposal repeals all of Obamacare so we can start over with HEALTH CARE […]

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