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Harvard Rabbi Confronts Graduation Speaker Onstage After Antisemitic Remarks

Rabbi Hirsi Zarki of the Chabad sect of Harvard University spoke out against Nobel Prize winner Maria Ressa onstage at Harvard’s commencement ceremony on Thursday after she used anti-Semitic language in her speech. Ressa was selected to speak despite his controversial comments about the Gaza war, which critics called anti-Semitic. Washington Free Beacon report For […]

Black Caucus condemns Speaker Mike Johnson’s treatment of Kenyan President William Ruto

The Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) shared a post online on Wednesday criticizing House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-Louisiana) for refusing to invite Kenyan President William Ruto to a joint session of Congress that typically also hosts other international leaders. “While @SpeakerJohnson may not have given the President of Kenya the opportunity to address a joint sitting […]

Exodus from Speaker Johnson’s office: 4 top aides unveil departure plans

Nearly seven months after Mike Johnson became Speaker of the House of Representatives, four of his top aides in his office announced plans to step down within 24 hours of each other. Mr. Johnson’s policy advisers Brittan Specht, Jason Jaworski and Preston Hill have left the Louisiana Republican Party’s office to work in Washington, D.C., […]

Speaker Johnson eyes legislation to sanction ICC officials over arrest warrant requests

House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) is considering legislation that would impose sanctions on officials following the International Criminal Court’s request for arrest warrants for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar and others. Prime Minister Johnson harshly criticized the ICC’s move against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant, telling […]

UMass Dartmouth Commencement Billionaire Speaker Surprises Each Graduate With $1,000 

Bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev attends the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth DARTMOUTH, MA – APRIL 26: A view of the entrance to the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth campus on April 26, 2013 in Dartmouth, Massachusetts. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing, was a second-year student at the university. (Photo by Kayana Szymczak/Getty Images) […]

UMass Dartmouth grads surprised with $1,000 in cash each from commencement speaker

Commencement speakers at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth gave graduates words of encouragement for their futures and awarded them $1,000 in cash for their graduation funds. “Every graduate who passes the stage will receive a $500 envelope to keep as a gift,” Robert Hale Jr., billionaire and CEO of Quincy-based Granite Telecommunications, said Thursday. ”, […]

Speaker Johnson calls out MTG, AOC over fiery exchange: ‘Not a good look’

House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-Louisiana) condemned the heated House hearing following the House member’s remarks. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Marjorie Taylor Greene slammed the need for members to be civil. “This is not good for Parliament,” Prime Minister Boris Johnson told reporters on Friday. The Republican Party chairman chided both parties, saying that while “lively debate” was […]