Month: March 2019

Trump signs proclamation recognizing Israeli sovereignty over Golan Heights

With Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu standing by his side, President Trump on Monday signed a proclamation officially recognizing the contested Golan Heights region as part of Israel – marking another unprecedented move by Trump in strengthening U.S.-Israeli relations.

Sen. Paul: Trump vindicated by findings of Mueller probe

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Republican Sen. Rand Paul says President Donald Trump was vindicated by the findings in special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, but Kentucky’s lone Democratic congressman says the summary of Mueller’s probe “leaves many q…

Jose Serrano announces he has Parkinson’s, won’t seek re-election in 2020

Rep. Jose Serrano on Monday announced he has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease and won’t seek re-election in 2020. “After my diagnosis, I initially planned to continue my work representing the people of the South Bronx far into the future —…

Editorials from around Ohio

Excerpts of recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Ohio newspapers: ___ The Akron Beacon Journal/Ohio.com, March 24 New Zealand moved decisively in the wake of the horrifying attack against two mosques in Christchurch this month. Wit…

Lindsey Graham will probe alleged FISA abuses at FBI, calls on Barr to appoint new special counsel

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham said Monday that he will probe alleged abuses of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) at the onset of the Russia investigation, while simultaneously calling on Attorney General Bill Barr to appoint a new special counsel to investigate the “other side of the story.”

Hong Kong businessman gets 3 years in prison for bribery

NEW YORK (AP) – A prominent Hong Kong businessman has been sentenced to three years in prison after he was convicted of paying bribes to the presidents of two African countries in a United Nations-linked case. U.S. District Judge Loretta A. Preska sent…