Contact: Jennifer Salan, Arab American Institute firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-429-9210 (desk) 202-494-9857 cell For Immediate Release: February 16, 2018 Arab American Institute Response to DOJ Indictments on Election Meddling & Social Media Responsibility Official Statement from AAI Executive Director Maya Berry (Washington) The following is a statement from Arab American Institute Executive Director Maya Berry...
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Washington Watch: Our Political Dysfunction Has Turned Us Inward
by James Zogby in Washington Watch
Domestic American politics have become so cripplingly partisan that Congress can't pass a long-term spending bill or deal the critical issues like immigration reform, comprehensive health care reform, or provide the massive funding needed to repair our crumbling infrastructure. Due to this deep and bitter divide—fueled, in part, by: the president's inflammatory tweets; the harsh and inflammatory rhetoric from pundits; and the media's penchant to create feeding frenzies over "gotcha" scandalous news stories—Washington has turned decidedly inward and disturbingly dysfunctional. Continue Reading...
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