The Arab American Institute Foundation (AAIF) is pleased to announce that applications are now open for the Helen Abbott Community Service Awards. Now in its 20th year, AAIF presents awards to exceptional Arab American students for their leadership and dedication to community service. The awards’ namesake, Helen Abbott, is remembered...
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Washington Watch: Republicans Play the Israel Card and Fail
by James Zogby in Washington Watch
As this past week began, with the shutdown of parts of the US government entering its third week, Republicans, desperate to force the Democrat's hand, decided to play the "Israel card." The effort failed.
The standoff between the White House and the Democrats that caused the shutdown is the result of President Trump's insistence that any new congressionally approved budgets for this year must include over $5 billion to cover the cost of the "wall" he has promised to build on the US border with Mexico. This is the third such standoff over this very same issue in Trump's two years in office. Continue Reading...
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