“And I have been very surprised, to answer your question, to see the president of the United States, at every turn, cut the legs off of our ally, Israel, and in fact embrace and lift up the agenda of Islamic jihad.”
The 90-year-old former president was taken Tuesday to the hospital by ambulance after experiencing shortness of breath and will be held for observation. Update: He will stay at Houston Methodist Hospital Friday night.
The Food and Drug Administration recommends a policy that would allow blood donations from men who have abstained from sex with another man for one year. LGBT advocates say the recommendation doesn’t go far enough.
Grimm faces up to three years in prison. He’ll be sentenced June 8.
Elizabeth Warren isn’t running for president. But the senator’s electromagnetic pull has produced a sprawling, complicated draft effort that could define the progressive movement — and prove rewarding or risky for Warren.
Four inmates in Oklahoma are set to be executed in the first three months of 2015. The inmates’ lawyer says they will continue to fight to stop the scheduled executions.
“The [Tennessee case plaintiffs’] petition will be considered at the Court’s January 9 conference, along with … petitions filed by the plaintiffs in Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, and Louisiana,” an advocate tells BuzzFeed News.
“We should not equate the acts of a sick man who did a sick thing with mass demonstrations for justice and for healing. Don’t make that equation.”
Grimm easily won his reelection bid last month.
Can Sen. Jon Tester win back the Senate for Democrats while also staying true to his stand against big money in elections?
Staff for the Kentucky Senator tell BuzzFeed News Paul will reintroduce a bill aimed at ending the practice of sending lethal military hardware to local cops.
“It’s really time for our national leaders, the president, it’s time for the mayor of New York, and really for many in the media to stop the cop bashing, to stop this anti-police rhetoric,” King said on Fox News
“I think it’s unfortunate that Rand has decided to adopt Barack Obama’s foreign policy on this matter.”
A late Friday order from the Supreme Court means same-sex couples are expected to be able to marry beginning Jan. 6.
From one day to the next, Obama ended Cuba’s decades-long isolation and signed sanctions against Venezuela’s president. Miami’s Venezuelans had to mourn even as they celebrated.
The president says Sony shouldn’t have killed The Interview.
“I think she’s as much a traitor to this country at this point as I thought about Edward Snowden and his release of information about other investigations and abilities from an intelligence stand point.”
Test your knowledge of famous Cubans with this timely quiz!
A veteran of the hardline anti-Castro groups that carried out a campaign of assassinations and bombings in the 1980s believes ending the embargo will also bring down the Cuban regime.
Hogan Lovells will lobby for a Venezuela that has been boxed out by coming sanctions and new U.S.-Cuba relations.
And he loves Team America.
The White House “Task Force on 21st Century Policing” was announced Thursday. It will make its recommendations to the president about how to fix America’s police forces by early March.
“I’ve already said I cannot vote in good conscience for John Boehner.”
While many in the conservative base stew over the president’s decision to end half a century of frosty relations with Cuba, the list of Republicans in Washington on board with the plan is growing.
“I have determined that the best reading of Title VII’s prohibition of sex discrimination is that it encompasses discrimination based on gender identity, including transgender status,” Attorney General Eric Holder writes.
“And income inequality — you know, I have to admit, I can only laugh any time President Obama or Hillary Clinton talk about income inequality, because it’s increased dramatically under their administration.”
“The 50-year embargo just hasn’t worked.”
Miami’s Cuban exiles have long been the heart of the anti-Castro movement in America. But are they now ready for a change? BuzzFeed News’ David Noriega reports from Miami.