Terrorism Is “the Nature of Man”: Confirmation Hearings Live Blog, Day 2 (some months now), The second day of confirmation hearings for Donald Trump's nominees is now underway on Capitol Hill. The big event Wednesday is the first day of hearings for Trump nominee for secretary of state, Rex Tillerson.

Jewish Insider’s Daily Kickoff: December 15, 2016 (months ago), Groups such as AIPAC, J Street, Bend the Arc, Conference of Presidents, T'ruah, JFNA, Chabad, URJ, Agudath Israel, USCJ, Orthodox Union, IKAR . and so many more, represented by their top leaders and their “plus ones.” We're . .

Analysis: The World According to Trump, and What It May Mean for Syria (months ago), As head of Exxon, Tillerson had made the case that sanctions against Russia, for its military intervention in Ukraine, were causing “collateral damage” to American investment. If he's confirmed, expect a state department where Syrian . .

Trump appears to be preparing to shift blame for future terrorist attack (many weeks now), She had been referring to attempts in 2011 by two Iraqi citizens, living in Bowling Green, Kentucky, to send weapons to al-Qaida in Iraq. Conway later acknowledged her error and said she had misspoken by calling it a “massacre” instead of a terrorist plot.

Mattis at Odds With Trump on Russia, Backs Women in Combat (some months now), James Mattis set out positions at odds with the campaign statements of President-elect Donald Trump on Russia and Iran at his Senate confirmation hearing Thursday to become the nation's 26th secretary of defense.

Dark Shadows: Iran-Contra, Secret Wars & Covert Operations, Part 2 (some months now), WhoWhatWhy / RealNewsProject (blog) When the Trumpees, echoing Dubya's taunt to Iraqi insurgents who became Al-Qaeda in Iraq, then morphed into ISIS during Obama's promised withdrawal, boldly dare the world to “Bring It On”, they'

Minor blast in Beirut bank will have major repercussions – Al (months ago), The Central Bank of Lebanon and the Association of Lebanese Banks took the position that Lebanon is obliged to apply HIFPA and cannot afford the risk of manipulation to skirt the law, under penalty of Lebanese banks facing US sanctions,