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Jonathan Tobin: Defending the Right to a Jewish State

Heather Hale: Compliment your kids without giving them big heads

Megan Shauri: 10 ways you are ruining your own happiness

Carolyn Bigda: 8 Best Dividend Stocks for 2015

Kiplinger's Personal Finance editors: 7 Things You Didn't Know About Paying Off Student Loans

Samantha Olson: The Crucial Mistake 55% Of Parents Are Making At Their Baby's Bedtime

Densie Well, Ph.D., R.D. Open your eyes to yellow vegetables

The Kosher Gourmet by Megan Gordon With its colorful cache of purples and oranges and reds, COLLARD GREEN SLAW is a marvelous mood booster --- not to mention just downright delish
April 18, 2014

Rabbi Yonason Goldson: Clarifying one of the greatest philosophical conundrums in theology

Caroline B. Glick: The disappearance of US will

Megan Wallgren: 10 things I've learned from my teenagers

Lizette Borreli: Green Tea Boosts Brain Power, May Help Treat Dementia

John Ericson: Trying hard to be 'positive' but never succeeding? Blame Your Brain

The Kosher Gourmet by Julie Rothman Almondy, flourless torta del re (Italian king's cake), has royal roots, is simple to make, . . . but devour it because it's simply delicious

April 14, 2014

Rabbi Dr Naftali Brawer: Passover frees us from the tyranny of time

Greg Crosby: Passing Over Religion

Eric Schulzke: First degree: How America really recovered from a murder epidemic

Georgia Lee: When love is not enough: Teaching your kids about the realities of adult relationships

Cameron Huddleston: Freebies for Your Lawn and Garden

Gordon Pape: How you can tell if your financial adviser is setting you up for potential ruin

Dana Dovey: Up to 500,000 people die each year from hepatitis C-related liver disease. New Treatment Has Over 90% Success Rate

Justin Caba: Eating Watermelon Can Help Control High Blood Pressure

The Kosher Gourmet by Joshua E. London and Lou Marmon Don't dare pass over these Pesach picks for Manischewitz!

April 11, 2014

Rabbi Hillel Goldberg: Silence is much more than golden

Caroline B. Glick: Forgetting freedom at Passover

Susan Swann: How to value a child for who he is, not just what he does

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Financial Tasks You Should Tackle Right Now

Sandra Block and Lisa Gerstner: How to Profit From Your Passion

Susan Scutti: A Simple Blood Test Might Soon Diagnose Cancer

Chris Weller: Have A Slow Metabolism? Let Science Speed It Up For You

The Kosher Gourmet by Diane Rossen Worthington Whitefish Terrine: A French take on gefilte fish

April 9, 2014

Jonathan Tobin: Why Did Kerry Lie About Israeli Blame?

Samuel G. Freedman: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Jessica Ivins: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Kim Giles: Asking for help is not weakness

Kathy Kristof and Barbara Hoch Marcus: 7 Great Growth Israeli Stocks

Matthew Mientka: How Beans, Peas, And Chickpeas Cleanse Bad Cholesterol and Lowers Risk of Heart Disease

Sabrina Bachai: 5 At-Home Treatments For Headaches

The Kosher Gourmet by Daniel Neman Have yourself a matzo ball: The secrets bubby never told you and recipes she could have never imagined

April 8, 2014

Lori Nawyn: At Your Wit's End and Back: Finding Peace

Susan B. Garland and Rachel L. Sheedy: Strategies Married Couples Can Use to Boost Benefits

David Muhlbaum: Smart Tax Deductions Non-Itemizers Can Claim

Jill Weisenberger, M.S., R.D.N., C.D.E : Before You Lose Your Mental Edge

Dana Dovey: Coffee Drinkers Rejoice! Your Cup Of Joe Can Prevent Death From Liver Disease

Chris Weller: Electric 'Thinking Cap' Puts Your Brain Power Into High Gear

The Kosher Gourmet by Marlene Parrish A gift of hazelnuts keeps giving --- for a variety of nutty recipes: Entree, side, soup, dessert

April 4, 2014

Rabbi David Gutterman: The Word for Nothing Means Everything

Charles Krauthammer: Kerry's folly, Chapter 3

Amy Peterson: A life of love: How to build lasting relationships with your children

John Ericson: Older Women: Save Your Heart, Prevent Stroke Don't Drink Diet

John Ericson: Why 50 million Americans will still have spring allergies after taking meds

Cameron Huddleston: Best and Worst Buys of April 2014

Stacy Rapacon: Great Mutual Funds for Young Investors

Sarah Boesveld: Teacher keeps promise to mail thousands of former students letters written by their past selves

The Kosher Gourmet by Sharon Thompson Anyone can make a salad, you say. But can they make a great salad? (SECRETS, TESTED TECHNIQUES + 4 RECIPES, INCLUDING DRESSINGS)

April 2, 2014

Paul Greenberg: Death and joy in the spring

Dan Barry: Should South Carolina Jews be forced to maintain this chimney built by Germans serving the Nazis?

Mayra Bitsko: Save me! An alien took over my child's personality

Frank Clayton: Get happy: 20 scientifically proven happiness activities

Susan Scutti: It's Genetic! Obesity and the 'Carb Breakdown' Gene

Lecia Bushak: Why Hand Sanitizer May Actually Harm Your Health

Stacy Rapacon: Great Funds You Can Own for $500 or Less

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Ways to Save on Home Decor

The Kosher Gourmet by Steve Petusevsky Exploring ingredients as edible-stuffed containers (TWO RECIPES + TIPS & TECHINQUES)

Jewish World Review Jan. 5, 2011 / 29 Teves, 5771

Congressmen spar over comments on radicalization of American Muslims hearing

By Tom Brune






http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | (MCT) WASHINGTON — Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., said Tuesday he plans to put the House Homeland Security Committee that he now chairs on the map — then got into a dispute with the first Muslim in Congress.

With the largely Democratic New York delegation sidelined in the new GOP-controlled House, King is now the state's senior Republican and its only committee chair, giving him a key role in representing New York interests in Washington.

King said his chief focus will be homeland security and he already has made a splash by announcing a hearing in February on "the radicalization of the Muslim community" in the United States.

Critics charge he's vilifying all Muslims and potentially creating an anti-Islamic witch hunt. King rejects the charges, saying too many Muslim leaders fail to cooperate with authorities on homegrown terrorism.

Tuesday, King took on one critic — Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., a convert to Islam — and disputed his version of a talk the two had last month.

On MSNBC on Dec. 20, Ellison said he approached King on the House floor to talk about the Muslim radicalization hearing because it might isolate Muslims in America.

Ellison said on "The Ed Show" that he told King he'd like to be involved in the proposed hearing but wanted it done "responsibly. … Let's talk about how we're going to make America safer, and enlist Muslim Americans to help safeguard our country and look at anybody who might get radicalized." Ellison said King replied, "We'll see."

Ellison didn't respond to queries Tuesday.

Asked about Ellison's comments, King offered his own version. When Ellison approached him, King said he thought he was about to have an argument. Instead, King said Ellison made an offer: "He said, 'This is serious, I agree with you on it, and I'd like to work with you on it.'"

King said he responded by saying, "'If you want, you can testify. You can have a panel of your own. And it's not going to be a setup. We're not going to be taking shots at you.'"

King said he kept the talk private to avoid compromising Ellison, but told staff to include him in the hearing because it could be "a turning point." But King said, "The next thing I know, he's gratuitously taking shots at me."

King said he hasn't spoken to Ellison since. The offer stands, King said, but there's "been a breach of trust here."

Tuesday, King won one and lost one under new GOP House rules. He can serve as chairman for six years, and won't be term-limited earlier despite being chairman for 15 months in 2005-06.

But he failed to consolidate oversight of the Department of Homeland Security under his committee. More than 100 committees and subcommittees now claim oversight of DHS.

King shrugged off the failure: "If we go out there and assert ourselves, and we hold major hearings, as far as the world is concerned, we are in charge of homeland security."

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