Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Politics | Ilhan Omar’s Criticism Raises the Question: Is Aipac Too Powerful? Supported by BySheryl Gay Stolberg March 4, 2019 WASHINGTON — When Representative Ilhan Omar landed a coveted seat on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Stephen Fiske began working the phones to Capitol Hill. Alarmed by messaging that he saw as anti-Semitic and by Ms. Omar’s support for the boycott-Israel movement, Mr. Fiske, a longtime activist with the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, began texting and calling his friends in Congress to complain. He is hoping Aipac activists will punish her with a primary challenge in 2020. On Wednesday, House Democratic leaders will mete out one form of punishment: Spurred by outrage over Ms. Omar’s latest comments suggesting that pro-Israel activists “push … [Read more...] about Ilhan Omar’s Criticism Raises the Question: Is Aipac Too Powerful?
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By Craig Hlavaty Published 9:55 am CDT, Tuesday, September 4, 2018 PHOTOS: Houston's most popular sports catchphrases A question posed this week on Twitter about which state has the best current collection of sports stars got Houston's fiery fans in a mood. Houstonians, of course, have a lot of people to be proud of. >>See the words and phrases all Houston fans know... less PHOTOS: Houston's most popular sports catchphrases A question posed this week on Twitter about which state has the best current collection of sports stars got Houston's fiery fans in a mood. Houstonians, of ... more Photo: Houston Chronicle Photo: Houston Chronicle PHRASE-OLOGY: 37 words and phrases that only Houston sports fans understand"Holy Toledo"The Hall of Fame broadcaster Milo Hamilton was known for yelling "Holy Toledo" when calling some of the … [Read more...] about Does Houston currently have the best collection of sports stars at one time?
close Video Farrakhan seated next to Clinton at Aretha Franklin service Outrage over Nation of Islam leader's prominent presence; Harvard law professor and author of 'The Case Against Impeaching Trump' Alan Dershowitz weighs in. Former President Bill Clinton took heat during the weekend after sharing the stage with controversial Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan during the funeral for legendary singer Aretha Franklin. Both Clinton and Farrakhan were given positions of prominence on the dais Friday during Franklin’s funeral at the Greater Grace Temple in Detroit, Mich. Sitting between the two were civil rights leaders Revs. Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson. “I know there was a relationship 30 years earlier between Louis Farrakhan and Aretha Franklin,” Harvard Law School professor emeritus Alan Dershowitz said during an appearance on “Fox & Friends” over the weekend. “I don’t know if that relationship continued, or … [Read more...] about Bill Clinton blasted for sharing stage with ‘Black Hitler’ Louis Farrakhan at Aretha Franklin’s funeral
Glenn Gamboa Newsday Published 11:43 p.m. UTC Jul 30, 2018 Popular culture doesn’t have use for hedged bets or measured responses these days. And so far, 2018 is filled with bold, well-executed visions from veterans and stunning, fully formed debuts: 1. David Byrne, “American Utopia” (Todomundo/Nonesuch): David Byrne sings about life in America today from the points of view of a chicken, a dog and a bullet. But it’s the inclusive Afrobeat anthem “Everybody’s Coming to My House” that conjures up both thoughts of Talking Heads and the return of the American dream. 2. The Carters, “Everything Is Love” (Parkwood/Roc Nation): “Everything Is Love’s ” arrival seems to confirm that when Beyonce and Jay-Z decided to work out their marital issues, they also crafted a strategy as secretive as the Robert Mueller probe. Beyonce’s “Lemonade” album first revealed the problems. Jay-Z followed with his … [Read more...] about David Byrne to Cardi B, the year’s best albums so far
close Video Fallout from Trump's face-to-face meeting with Putin President Trump holds historic summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland; reaction and analysis on 'The Five.' “Shameful.” “Disgraceful.” “A bad day for the U.S.” “The most serious mistake of his presidency.” That was how senior Republicans characterized the joint press conference Monday by President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki at the end of their summit. The press conference appears to have accomplished the politically impossible. President Trump’s stunning endorsement of Putin’s denial of Russian meddling in the 2016 American election – contradicting the unanimous finding of 16 U.S. intelligence agencies – not only shocked Republicans, it spurred many of them for the first time in Trump’s presidency to join Democrats in criticizing him. No one knows what the two leaders said … [Read more...] about Trump meets Putin and the fallout accomplishes the politically impossible – Helsinki unites GOP, Democrats