The White House today pointedly declined to deny reports that it is considering sanctioning Israel over its continued construction of settlements on the West Bank, all but confirming that such sanctions are in fact very much on the table. Asked by Ed Henry of Fox News today about the reports, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest could have easily put the matter to rest. Instead,
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It’s not completely clear to me where fault lies in the death of Eric Garner, which occurred as a result of him being taken down by the police. There were multiple contributing factors that led to his death. A mixed-race grand jury, which had information that has not yet been released, declined to indict the officer who had his arm, briefly, around Garner’s neck. Unlike even
Nice. State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki came armed to a briefing this week with a most pathetic dodge to a question that must have been expected about Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak having his charges dropped. More opacity from the openness administration. Meanwhile, as one reporter notes, the democratically elected leader, Mohamed Morsi, rots in jail. Now, I’m certainly not advocating releasing Morsi, a man who would immediately
The U.S. economy added 321,000 jobs in November, a robust pace that makes the number of new jobs created this year the highest since 1999, the Labor Department reported this morning. The numbers for the last two months were also revised upward, showing employers added 243,000 in October instead of the 214,000 previously stated and 271,000 in September as opposed to 256,000. The unemployment rate remained
Obama may be mulling sanctions against Israel . . . The Obama administration is refusing to discuss reports that emerged early Thursday claiming that the White House is considering imposing sanctions on Israel for continuing construction on Jewish homes in Jerusalem. State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf dodged several questions on Thursday when confronted with reports that the administration had held secret internal meetings to discuss taking