Senators Orin Hatch and Rob Portman are seen on West Executive Drive after a briefing for US senators on the situation in North Korea in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building

Senators Orin Hatch and Rob Portman are seen on West Executive Drive after a briefing for US senators on the situation in North Korea in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building / Getty Images

The Senate took part in a rare White House briefing on Wednesday to hear what senior leaders described as “an urgent national security threat” posed by North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs.

Ann Coulter Cancels Controversial Berkeley Speech

Conservative personality Ann Coulter canceled her University of California-Berkeley speech that was planned for Thursday afternoon after a dispute with school officials who feared violent protests would ensue.

CUNY Defends Decision to Host Anti-Israel Activist as Commencement Honoree

Linda Sarsour

The City University of New York (CUNY), a taxpayer funded institution, is doubling down on its decision to host a leading anti-Israel activist who has been accused of anti-Semitism as its honored commencement speaker next month, a move that has generated calls for New York Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo to step in and cancel the address.