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5 things to know for your New Day – Tuesday, March 3

by CNN // March 3, 2015 // Updated 05:18 GMT // 0 Comments

NETANYAHU SPEECH What will he say?: At times, Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu and U.S. President Barack Obama barely seem to tolerate each other. Today’s speech by the Israeli Prime Minister probably won’t help matters. Netanyahu is expected to spill secret details of the Iran nuclear talks when he addresses Congress. An agreement between Tehran and […]

White House warns Netanyahu not to reveal Iran details

by CNN // March 3, 2015 // Updated 02:20 GMT // 0 Comments

The White House is uncertain what precise details may come out but aides spent Monday frantically mobilizing after Israeli officials said that the prime minister planned to disclose sensitive details of an agreement taking shape in talks between six world powers and Iran, which has entered a delicate final stage. Concern and anger among American […]

Republican group’s ads target conservatives, give Boehner cover

by CNN // March 3, 2015 // Updated 01:16 GMT // 0 Comments

The American Action Network’s move counters a push by House conservatives to reject anything that doesn’t also unravel President Barack Obama’s immigration executive actionsfurther elevating an internal squabble that has so far played out on Capitol Hill, and giving House Speaker John Boehner cover on his right flank. – CNN’s Deirdre Walsh contributed to this […]

Elizabeth Warren, Al Franken Join Growing List Of Democrats Skipping Netanyahu Speech

by The Huffington Post // March 3, 2015 // Updated 01:11 GMT // 0 Comments

Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Al Franken (D-Minn.) announced Monday that they will not attend Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Tuesday address to a joint session of Congress. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn.listen to a reporter’s question on the defeat of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, Wednesday, June 11, 2014, on […]

Republicans run down Obama’s clock

by CNN // March 2, 2015 // Updated 23:55 GMT // 0 Comments

It looks like the Republicans in Congress have failed again. House Republicans defeated a plan pushed by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to fund the Department of Homeland Security, money that congressional Republicans have been holding hostage in their effort to overturn President Obama’s executive order on immigration. McConnell proposed that there would be a […]

Senate Democrats Put DHS Funding Pressure Back On John Boehner

by The Huffington Post // March 2, 2015 // Updated 22:59 GMT // 0 Comments

WASHINGTON — House Republicans attempted last week to kick the issue of funding for the Department of Homeland Security over to the Senate. On Monday evening, Senate Democrats kicked it back, putting the heat on House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) to avert a DHS shutdown. House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid […]

Student Group Turns Bruised Fruit, Canned Veggies Into Balanced Meals For Homeless People

by The Huffington Post // March 2, 2015 // Updated 21:46 GMT // 0 Comments

One Philadelphia homeless shelter used to have a major pea problem. Bethesda Project’s My Brother’s House had an abundance of smooth Alaska peas for its clients, but demand did not match supply, Drexel Now reported.chefs doing kitchen preparation and service | Drexel Food Lab “One of the problems we struggle with is how to be […]

Let’s All Imagine If ‘House Of Cards’ Was A Peppy, Upbeat Sitcom

by The Huffington Post // March 2, 2015 // Updated 19:02 GMT // 0 Comments

If you already finished binge-watching “House of Cards” this weekend and have consumed nearly all the available data on it, here’s one more item to consider: “House of Cards” as a lighthearted, aw-shucks sitcom paired perfectly with the feel-good, upbeat theme song. The only thing missing is Frank Underwood bobbling some dishes, before turning to […]

Netanyahu to address AIPAC amid controversy

by CNN // March 2, 2015 // Updated 14:25 GMT // 0 Comments

Polling has shown Americans disapprove of House Speaker John Boehner’s move to invite Netanyahu without notifying the White House. That, and the timing of the speech so close to the Israeli election, has critics accusing Boehner and Netanyahu of politicizing the issue of Iranian nuclear talks, and a growing number of Democrats are planning to […]

Where You’ve Seen All Those Breakout ‘House Of Cards’ Stars Before

by The Huffington Post // March 2, 2015 // Updated 14:09 GMT // 0 Comments

Frank and Claire Underwood do their Frank and Claire Underwood thing in the third season of “House of Cards,” but it’s the supporting cast members who shine in the newest chapters of Netflix’s political drama. And not just Doug Stamper (he’s alive!), Remy Danton and Jackie Sharp: Time and again, new faces (and some old […]

WH, groups outraged by anti-Susan Rice genocide ad

by CNN // March 1, 2015 // Updated 20:19 GMT // 0 Comments

The ad, claiming “Susan Rice has a blind spot: Genocide,” appeared in Saturday’s paper promoting a talk by American Rabbi Shmuley Boteach. He claims that Rice has sought to silence Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ahead of his address to Congress. READ: Will Netanyahu’s speech to Congress backfire? A senior administration official at the White […]

John Boehner Downplays GOP Divisions In DHS Fight

by The Huffington Post // March 1, 2015 // Updated 19:02 GMT // 0 Comments

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) sought to downplay divisions among his caucus after the House nearly shut down the Department of Homeland Security at the last minute on Friday.House Speaker John Boehner said that Republicans had the same goals in the DHS fight. | Win McNamee via Getty Images On Sunday, Boehner blamed President Barack […]

House Majority Whip: ‘No Deal’ On Funding DHS Past Friday

by The Huffington Post // March 1, 2015 // Updated 16:31 GMT // 0 Comments

WASHINGTON — House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (La.) on Sunday rejected the suggestion that House Republicans had made a deal with Democrats to pass a “clean” bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security next week, telling “Fox News Sunday” host Chris Wallace, “There is no such deal and there’s no such bill.” – Scalise […]

Boehner hits Obama over Netanyahu visit

by CNN // March 1, 2015 // Updated 16:15 GMT // 0 Comments

“The animosity between the White House and the prime minister is no secret in this town. But they’ve certainly made it worse in the last five weeks,” Boehner said Sunday on CBS’s “Face the Nation.” – “I’ve never seen anything like it. Everybody wants to be there,” he said. “What I do wonder is why […]

Will Netanyahu’s speech to Congress backfire?

by CNN // March 1, 2015 // Updated 15:51 GMT // 0 Comments

Netanyahu’s detractors and even some supporters are expressing concern that he may have overplayed his hand by going before Congress to oppose President Barack Obama’s Iran policy without consulting the White House. READ: Why Netanyahu is confronting the White House The controversy surrounding the address, they warn, may have overshadowed the message and turned potentially […]

6 questions about Netanyahu’s visit

by CNN // February 28, 2015 // Updated 16:32 GMT // 0 Comments

A few dozen Democrats plan to skip the speech, the White House isn’t done blasting the prime minister and Republicansespecially presidential hopefulsare using it all as red meat. In Israel, meanwhile, Netanyahu’s visit has added an extra layer to an already contentious election season. Why has this become such a massive fiasco? And what does […]

The Eiffel Tower Just Became A Little More Green. Here Are 8 Other Landmarks That Did It First

by The Huffington Post // February 28, 2015 // Updated 15:41 GMT // 0 Comments

Two wind turbines have been successfully installed on the Eiffel Tower to offset some of the structure’s energy use, renewable energy company UGE and the public service authority in charge of the iconic landmark announced this week. Workers install wind turbines on France’s iconic Eiffel Tower. | UGE The two turbines, which were placed 400 […]

So That Happened: Obama, Warren Team Up To Save Older America

by The Huffington Post // February 28, 2015 // Updated 12:30 GMT // 0 Comments

So, that happened. This week, the Republican-led House Agriculture Committee began what they termed a “top to bottom” review of the federal food stamp program. In a surprising twist, the committee’s new management struck a soft and empathetic tone toward a government program they’d previously demonized.Sen. Elizabeth Warren and President Obama are teaming up to […]

New Party in Charge, Same Challenges

by The New York Times // February 28, 2015 // Updated 05:07 GMT // 0 Comments

WASHINGTON — The tense meltdown in the House on Friday over funding for the Department of Homeland Security underscores how Congress has lost the ability to perform its most basic functions no matter which party is in charge. The House’s defeat of a bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security exposed crippling internal divisions. […]

House Republicans Call One-Week Timeout On DHS Shutdown Drama

by The Huffington Post // February 28, 2015 // Updated 02:58 GMT // 0 Comments

WASHINGTON — The House of Representatives voted Friday night to avert a shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security, so they can come back and have the same fight in a week.Speaker John Boehner responds to a reporter’s question about the difficulties in advancing a Homeland Security budget bill. | ASSOCIATED PRESS The vote was […]

Why It’s Hard To Predict Who Would Get Blamed For A DHS Shutdown

by The Huffington Post // February 28, 2015 // Updated 00:30 GMT // 0 Comments

On Friday afternoon, House Republicans said no to a funding bill that would have kept the Department of Homeland Security in business for another three weeks. If DHS suffers a shutdown at midnight, does that mean Americans will blame Republicans?House Speaker John Boehner was not able to pass a temporary DHS funding bill on Friday […]

Obama Condemns ‘Brutal Murder’ Of Boris Nemtsov, Calls For Investigation

by The Huffington Post // February 28, 2015 // Updated 00:01 GMT // 0 Comments

WASHINGTON, Feb 27 (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama has condemned the “brutal murder” of Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, the White House National Security Council said on Friday on Twitter.One of the opposition leaders, former first deputy prime minister Boris Nemtsov, speaks during an anti-Putin protest in central in Moscow, on September 15, 2012. […]

HUFFPOST HILL – TSA Workers To Be Paid In Enjoyment

by The Huffington Post // February 27, 2015 // Updated 22:41 GMT // 0 Comments

Donald Trump’s speech at CPAC makes us wonder why the news cycle gods didn’t bless us with llamas and optical illusion dresses today. Barry Loudermilk allowed the country to mostly unite in its favorite pastime: pissing on other people’s parenting abilities. And the Washington Post is reconsidering its drug testing policy. We should remind our […]

HUFFPOST HILL – TSA Workers To Be Paid In Enjoyment

by The Huffington Post // February 27, 2015 // Updated 22:41 GMT // 0 Comments

Donald Trump’s speech at CPAC makes us wonder why the news cycle gods didn’t bless us with llamas and optical illusion dresses today. Barry Loudermilk allowed the country to mostly unite in its favorite pastime: pissing on other people’s parenting abilities. And the Washington Post is reconsidering its drug testing policy. We should remind our […]

House Can’t Even Agree To Fund DHS For 3 Weeks

by The Huffington Post // February 27, 2015 // Updated 22:19 GMT // 0 Comments

WASHINGTON — A House Republican effort to punt on Department of Homeland Security funding failed on the floor Friday, leaving the GOP leadership in a bind on whether to throw in the towel and pass a budget bill without immigration measures.Speaker John Boehner’s House Republicans declined Friday afternoon to pass three weeks of funding for […]

Let These ‘House Of Cards’ Charts Remind You Why You’re Binge-Watching So Hard

by The Huffington Post // February 27, 2015 // Updated 20:58 GMT // 0 Comments

“House of Cards” is back! After months of anticipation, everyone’s favorite power-hungry, fourth-wall-breaking politician has returned to Netflix for a third season. Here are some “House of Cards” charts to prep you before you disappear into a weekend of binge-watching. If you’re not caught up completely, you may want to turn back, since there are […]

Senate Passes DHS Funding As House GOP Kicks Can Down The Road

by The Huffington Post // February 27, 2015 // Updated 16:54 GMT // 0 Comments

WASHINGTON — The Senate approved funding for the Department of Homeland Security on Friday morning, less than 24 hours before a shutdown. But the shutdown has not been averted quite yet. At the same time as the Senate approved its bill, House Republicans proceeded with a bill that would fund DHS for three weeks, so […]

Where Rimbaud Found Peace in Ethiopia

by The New York Times // February 27, 2015 // Updated 15:04 GMT // 0 Comments

Footsteps By RACHEL B. DOYLE The Arthur Rimbaud Cultural Center, a merchant’s home now dedicated to the poet and his time in Harar. (Michael Tsegaye for The New York Times) In December of 1880, the mercurial French poet Arthur Rimbaud entered the ancient walled city of Harar, Ethiopia, a journey that had involved crossing the […]

Has Israel lost the Democratic Party?

by CNN // February 27, 2015 // Updated 10:59 GMT // 0 Comments

But when Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accepted an invitation from Republican House Speaker John Boehner to address Congress on Tuesday — when he is expected to sharply criticize White House deal-making with Iran — he alienated more than the Democrat who sits in the Oval Office. As administration officials have exchanged increasingly hostile volleys with […]

Someone Stole An Entire House In Oregon

by The Huffington Post // February 27, 2015 // Updated 10:43 GMT // 0 Comments

A thief made off with an entire house in Klamath Falls, Oregon, this week in a heist that would make Ocean’s Eleven blush. – Deputies reportedly have a list of suspects, but they wouldn’t release any more details about the homeowner or the investigation. No charges have been filed.

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