The foreign minister to the United Arab Emirates, a Muslim-dominant country that borders Saudi Arabia and Oman, has come out in defense of U.S. President Donald Trump's recently enacted moratorium on immigration from terror-prone nations.
"There are attempts to give the impression that this decision is directed against a particular religion, but what proves this talk to be incorrect first is what the U.S. administration itself says ... that this decision is not directed at a certain religion."
"The is a temporary ban and it will revised in three months, so it is important that we put into consideration this point," he added. "Some of these countries that were on this list are countries that face structural problems. These countries should try to solve these issues ... and these circumstances before trying to solve this issue with the United States."
However, he was not the first official from the UAE to speak out in defense of the U.S. president's executive orders.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren may not have an easy path to reelection in 2018.
A poll released Monday shows that 46 percent of Massachusetts voters think it's time for someone else to have a shot at the Senate.
"It's not a great place to start for her, but she still would be the favorite at this point," said MassINC Polling Group President Steve Koczela, who conducted the poll with public radio station WBUR.
Fifty-one percent of the poll's respondents approved of the first-term Democrat, while 37 disapproved.
While it's still early to handicap the 2018 race, a relatively underwhelming field of potential Democratic primary challengers and Republican opponents means that while there is an opening to upset Warren, it is narrow. read more
Left-wing advocacy group Media Matters for America has been quietly working with social media giant Facebook to combat what the group describes as "propaganda" and "fake news," internal documents reveal.
Media Matters told current and prospective donors at a retreat in Florida over the weekend that it has been in discussions with Facebook leadership about their policies on inaccurate and partisan news stories on the website that many liberals blame for political losses last year.
"We've been engaging with Facebook leadership behind the scenes to share our expertise and offer input on developing meaningful solutions," the group said in a briefing book obtained by the Washington Free Beacon at the conference.
"Media Matters will serve as their partner," the group said of its work with Facebook and other social media companies. read more
"One of the great weapons of a democracy."
This was how Harry Belafonte, the performer and civil rights activist, referred to the street march in a recent interview. Mr. Belafonte played a critical role in organizing the 1963 March on Washington, which helped spur the passage of two major civil rights bills. He is also a co-chairman of the women's march set for Saturday.
When thousands of women converge on Washington this weekend, they will join a long tradition of rallies in the capital. From the suffrage processions of the early 20th century to the Tea Party rallies of 2009, marches have drawn attention to crucial issues, occasionally resulted in violence and often prompted opposing gatherings. read more
SAN FRANCISCO- Raising children is on the agenda for Daisy Yeung, a high school science teacher, and Slin Lee, a software engineer. But just not in San Francisco.
"When we imagine having kids, we think of somewhere else," Mr. Lee said. "It's starting to feel like a no-kids type of city."
A few generations ago, before the technology boom transformed San Francisco and sent housing costs soaring, the city was alive with children and families. Today it has the lowest percentage of children of any of the largest 100 cities in America, according to census data, causing some here to raise an alarm.
"Everybody talks about children being our future," said Norman Yee, a member of San Francisco's Board of Supervisors. "If you have no children around, what's our future?" read more