Posted by bgtvmediaonline on 2014-12-20
Al Jazeera English
Published on Dec 16, 2014
Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush has taken his most definitive step yet toward running for president, announcing plans to “actively explore” a campaign and form a new political operation allowing him to raise money for like-minded Republicans.Al Jazeera’s Tom Ackerman reports from Washington.
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Posted by bgtvmediaonline on 2014-12-19
All Black Media
Published on Dec 17, 2014
WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Barack Obama’s announcement on Wednesday that the United States would restore diplomatic relations with Cuba after more than 50 years of hostility drew the ire of two prominent Cuban-American members of New Jersey’s Congressional delegation.
Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) and U.S. Rep. Albio Sires (D-8) expressed relief that Alan Gross, a U.S. government subcontractor for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) who was arrested in 2009 and accused of being a U.S. spy after allegedly supplying satellite photos and computer equipment to members of Cuba’s Jewish community, was released on Wednesday. Gross’ release was the opening move of a major policy shift that will lead to the restoration of regular diplomatic rules with Cuba, suspended in 1961, and the opening of an American embassy on the communist-ruled island.
Sires, who was born in Cuba, added
“Nothing the Cuban regime does is humanitarian in nature, particularly when it continues to deny the Cuban people basic human rights while utilizing fear, incarceration, and unwarranted force to maintain control,” said Sires in a written statement on Wednesday. “While I am relieved that Mr. Gross will finally be home with his family, I would be remiss not to wonder how the family of murdered New Jersey State Trooper Werner Foerster feels as his killer, Joanne Chesimard, still roams freely in Cuba. Chesimard [a.k.a. Assata Shakur] is currently listed by the FBI as the number one most wanted terrorist and has been enjoying political asylum in Cuba for 30 years.
“It is a dangerous precedent to concede and utilize Americans detained abroad as mere pawns for trading,” Sires added. “Not only will this be an open invitation for rogue regimes and actors to follow the same playbook, but it potentially places many American lives overseas at risk.”
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Posted by bgtvmediaonline on 2014-12-16
Jim Sciutto reports on the challenges intelligence services face in the fight to guard against would-be “lone wolf”
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Posted by bgtvmediaonline on 2014-12-09
The NYPD’s 2012 Cop of the Year, Officer Philip LeRoy, was just arrested for felony weapons possession, cocaine trafficking, and conspiracy to traffic cocaine, and is now awaiting formal charges. He fell for a sting operation out of Florida, which another cop said was “pretty stupid.” Indeed. The Resident discusses.
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