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U.S.-Backed Syrian Force Declares Victory over Islamic State

US-backed forces in Syria announced Saturday they have liberated the last pocket of territory held by the Islamic State in Syria, declaring victory over the extremist group and bringing an end to the caliphate it declared in 2014.

Syria: the battle to conquer IS's last redoubt

EXCLUSIVE: Israeli Politician Moshe Feiglin Vows to ‘Drain the Swamp’

TEL AVIV — Moshe Feiglin, chairman of the Zehut party, vowed that if he enters the Knesset following next month’s election here, he will work to “drain the swamp” by fighting corruption and big government policies that, Feiglin argues, are negatively impacting Israelis day-to-day.

Israeli politician Moshe Feiglin poses for a portrait in an office Sunday Jan. 29, 2012, in the coastal town of Caesarea. Feiglin, a hardline Jewish settler who supports cash incentives to empty the West Bank and Gaza of Palestinians is running against Israel's prime minister in Tuesday's ruling Likud party's …

Pompeo to Travel to Israel Next Week

TEL AVIV – Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will visit Israel next week as part of a brief tour of the region ahead of the Trump administration’s unveiling of its long-awaited peace plan in April.

US calls on Russia to return Crimea to Ukraine, five years later

Media Echo Michael Cohen Conspiracy: Trump Will Start Civil War if Voted Out

Since last week, the news media has been busy churning out content echoing a talking point propagated during Congressional testimony by President Trump’s disgraced and disbarred attorney Michael Cohen claiming that Trump will not allow a peaceful transition if he loses the 2020 election.

Trump says innocent in legal scandal, blames lawyer

Exclusive — Joe Arpaio: Trump Has Guts, Won’t Surrender on Wall

Joe Arpaio, the former Sheriff of Maricopa County, Arizona, lauded President Trump for persisting with the drive to build a border barrier while slamming the Democratic Party and some Republican opponents of the proposed wall as “trying to hurt our country because they may not like our president.”

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Klein: Trump Respects Independence of Intel Agencies While Obama Politicized Them

NEW YORK — Amid the flurry of news media coverage surrounding President Donald Trump’s criticism of the U.S. intelligence community, it may be instructive to recall the Obama administration was repeatedly accused of politicizing the country’s intelligence agencies to advance its own foreign policy agenda.

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James Comey: ‘There’s No Deep State’

NEW YORK — In testimony, former FBI Director James Comey exclaimed “there’s no deep state” before going on to suggest that workers risk their jobs by “speaking out” purportedly against President Donald Trump.

Comey memos show Trump obsessed with Russia probe

UN Fails to Pass Anti-Hamas Resolution

The United Nations General Assembly on Thursday failed to pass a resolution condemning Hamas, serving a crushing defeat to Israel and its American ally after weeks of diplomacy.

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Iran Vows to Continue Missile Tests Despite Pompeo Warning

TEL AVIV – Iran said Sunday it will continue to develop and test ballistic missiles following Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s accusation that Tehran conducted tests of a medium-range ballistic missile capable of “carrying multiple warheads,” which could strike “anywhere”

Iran says no missile talks unless West gives up its nuclear weapons

Klein: Kirsten Gillibrand Continues Her Move Away from Israel Support

NEW YORK — Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, widely expected to mount a 2020 presidential bid, continues to maintain her distance from the bipartisan “Israel Anti-Boycott Act,” which opposes the anti-Semitic Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement targeting Israel.

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Dina Powell’s Global Foundation Helped Polish Goldman Sachs’ Shattered Image

NEW YORK — In the midst of a public relations nightmare, White House Deputy National Security Adviser Dina Habib Powell took charge of Goldman Sachs’s global charitable foundation, helping to resurrect the big bank’s shattered image after Goldman was implicated in practices that contributed to the financial crisis of 2007-2008.

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Eight Significant Ties Between Dina Powell and the Clintons

NEW YORK — President Donald Trump confirmed on Tuesday that he is eying Goldman Sachs executive Dina Habib Powell, his former deputy national security advisor, as a contender to replace Nikki Haley as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.

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Trump to UN: Jerusalem Embassy Move Advances Peace, Not Harms It

US President Donald Trump urged the international community to isolate Iran on Tuesday, during a combative address before the United Nations General Assembly, in which he accused the Tehran regime of sowing “death and destruction.”

U.S. President Donald Trump addresses the United Nations General Assembly on September 25, 2018 in New York City. The United Nations General Assembly, or UNGA, is expected to attract 84 heads of state and 44 heads of government in New York City for a week of speeches, talks and high …

David Perdue Slams ‘Unacceptable’ Short-Term Spending Bill

Sen. David Perdue (R-GA) slammed the Senate’s “unacceptable” short-term continuing resolution (CR) on Tuesday. The CR would prevent President Donald Trump’s potential shutdown threat over partial border wall funding.

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