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‘The United States government has responded to Senate pressure by pledging that it is going to offer its “largest ever” military aid package to Israel.
“We are prepared to sign an MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) with Israel that would constitute the largest single pledge of military assistance to any country in US history,” Reuters quoted a White House official as saying on Tuesday.
The statement came in response to a bipartisan letter by 83 US senators to President Barack Obama, urging him to address Israeli demands for more military assistance.’
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‘We are at a pivotal moment in history – one that dramatically affects our health, freedom, economy, and survival as we are headed now toward the Sixth Extinction Level Event. The outcome will be determined by the choices of each person makes now.
My new Urban Gardens Revolution website shows that an increasing number of people are choosing to be the change they want to see in the world simply by growing their own food! Dr. Vandana Shiva says that the “Urban garden is the greatest revolution!” Jules Dervaes, founder of the Urban Homestead, calls his 1/5 acre city garden on which he grows 6,000 lbs of food each year “The Path to Freedom”.’
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- Scott Cross, brother of former GOP leader Tom Cross, identified himself as one of the five teenage boys Dennis Hastert ‘abused as wrestling coach’
- Cross, now 53, told the jury he was 17 when coach Hastert removed his pants and performed a sex act on him after practice
- Until now, Cross and three other alleged victims have been anonymous
- His brother Rep Tom Cross (Illinois GOP leader 2002-2013) ‘was Hastert’s political protege’ but ‘knew nothing about his brother’s abuse’
- Hastert, 74, pleaded guilty last year to paying $1.7m hush money
- But he dodged abuse questions until Wednesday, he said: ‘Yes I did it’
- Due to statute of limitations, Hastert is not charged with sexual abuse
Wheeled out: Hastert, pictured leaving court after he admitted he abused teenage boys decades ago
Disgraced former House Speaker Dennis Hastert has been sentenced to 15 months in jail for paying $1.7 million in hush money to silence one of the five teenage boys he sexually abused when he was a high school wrestling coach.
The 74-year-old arrived at his sentencing in Chicago on Wednesday morning in a wheelchair before one of his victims identified himself as the brother of a former GOP leader – who was Hastert’s political protege.
Scott Cross, the younger brother of Rep Tom Cross (R-Illinois) who led the state’s GOP from 2002 to 2013, was captain of Hastert’s wrestling team at Illinois’s Yorkville High School in the 1970s.
In previous hearings Cross – known simply as Individual D throughout the trial – told the jury he was 17 when Hastert made him sit on a table to be massaged, then removed his pants and performed an unspecified sex act.
‘It’s important for me to tell the truth finally about what happened to me. I could no longer remain silent,’ Cross told the court on Wednesday as he revealed his identity.
Hastert then took to the stand to admit for the first time ever that he sexually abused boys on his team decades before becoming the longest-running GOP House Speaker in US history.
He is now one of the highest-profile political leaders ever to be jailed in the United States
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