WHEN I LEARNED of President-elect Donald Trump’s decision to elevate former Breitbart News chairman Steve Bannon to chief strategist, I recalled the haunting words of a Jewish friend whom I’ve known for more than 20 years. Months ago, after Trump had uttered bigoted remarks about seemingly every group except his own, I asked this friend…

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Rudy Giuliani says President Barack Obama does not love America. That’s right, the former New York mayor and failed presidential candidate told a group of fellow Republicans that he could definitively speak for the President; that indeed he could read the Mr. Obama’s mind. [blocktext align=”right”]Giuliani has no way of knowing how President Obama was brought up. Nor can…

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On Thursday evening, as I waited with the press corps for President Obama’s address to the House Democratic Caucus Retreat in Philadelphia, I knew the themes he would cover. He would chastise Republicans for their intransigence, and challenge Democrats to unite. He would speak of an abiding hope for the middle class, and highlight an…

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Top 5 Live – January 22nd 1. Republicans invite Netanyahu to address Congress and diss Obama Republicans in Congress invited the prime minister of Israel to rebut Obama’s Iran policy from the congressional podium next month. 2. Ball inflation controversy creates a real mess for Patriots, NFL Seven years ago, the Boston Herald reported that the Patriots…

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On Thursday’s Wake Up With WURD on 900 am WURD, Solomon Jones interviewed Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey after a Staten Island, NY, Grand Jury decided not to indict Officer Daniel Pantaleo in the choking death of Eric Garner. In the wake of the Michael Brown and Eric Garner decisions, Commissioner Ramsey has been tapped by President…

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“Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free!” – Emma Lazarus, from a plaque on the Statue of Liberty near Ellis Island Apparently those words don’t apply to the tens of thousands of Central American children as young as five who’ve braved the dangerous trip to America in recent years, because the…

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HAVE REPUBLICANS moved the federal government to a little country town? I ask because in the aftermath of President Obama’s victory on the healthcare law, John Boehner and his House colleagues seem to be living in Petticoat Junction. That’s the only explanation I can think of, because I’ve never seen anything so petty in all my life. For those who’ve…

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IN THE LATEST strike at President Barack Obama, House Speaker John Boehner sent a memo to fellow House Republicans threatening to sue the president for using executive orders to sidestep the Republican-dominated House of Representatives. [blocktext align=”right”]Boehner’s reference to “king-like authority” conjures images of George III, the British king whom the colonists rebelled against during the American…

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WHEN PRESIDENT Barack Obama told a New York audience that the push to restrict voting rights was a political ploy, he had a point. But the voting-rights battle is more than a partisan fight. It is, at its core, a struggle to wrestle away civil-rights gains made byh minorities in general, and blacks in particular.…

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