The Anti-Defamation League identified a group of neo-Nazis and white supremacists at “alt-right” leader Richard Spencer’s talk at Texas A&M.6
“We are really proud of him for standing up for all of us,” said a Texas A&M student in praise of his campus rabbi, who organized a silent demonstration against the event.44
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, friend of Steve Bannon, had a weird few hours on Twitter last night.9
J.B. Pritzker, the billionaire entrepreneur and philanthropist, has expressed interest in running a self-financed campaign for Illinois governor in 2018, Politico has reported.
At Wednesday’s meeting, Emanuel presented Trump with a letter signed by himself and 13 other mayors, including Bill de Blasio of New York and Eric Garcetti of Los Angeles, asking the president-elect to continue President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which allows undocumented immigrants who arrived to the U.S. as children to remain and work here. Currently 742,000 people benefit from DACA, 69,571 of them in Illinois.
Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel and Donald Trump are not natural political allies, and Emanuel has been vocal in his opposition to the president-elect on many issues. Nonetheless, the two sat down Wednesday for a 45-minute conversation at Trump Tower in New York, joined by Trump’s chief of staff Reince Priebus and senior advisor Stephen Bannon.
Said alumnus Sruly Heller, “I thought his treatment of transgender issues was the grossest manifestation possible of a total paucity of menschlichkeit.”8
“Why are we mainstreaming delusion?” Shapiro asked on a segment about ESPN’s decision to give an award to Caitlyn Jenner after she came out as transgender.
“I wasn’t on the high school debate team,” Rosenberg said to the Forward. “I really didn’t want to get into it. That might have been the wrong decision, but I’ll let the next rabbi deal with it.”907
“Make Christmas Great Again. Skip Church!” reads one of the signs, which are running in Colorado, South Carolina, Georgia and Louisiana.
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