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  • Can Jewish Americans support both Democrats and Israel?

    Can Jewish Americans support both Democrats and Israel?
    "I don't understand how Jews in America can be Democrats first and Jewish second and support Israel along the line of just following their president," vented Rep. Steve King, an Iowa Republican, on Boston Herald Radio last week. It was a small...
  • Can Jewish Americans support both Democrats and Israel?

    Can Jewish Americans support both Democrats and Israel?
    Can Jewish Americans support both Democrats and Israel? “I don't understand how Jews in America can be Democrats first and Jewish second and support Israel along the line of just following their president,” vented Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) on...
  • Jewish leaders ask Congress for help fighting anti-Semitism abroad

    WASHINGTON Amid rising concerns about anti-Semitism in Europe, several Jewish leaders testified before Congress on Tuesday, calling on the United States to take action in stopping violence against Jews. Dan Asmussen, the president of the Danish Jewish...
  • Analysis: Netanyahu address lives up to controversial expectations

    WASHINGTON In January, when Speaker John A. Boehner invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to speak before Congress, it caused the type of controversy and media attention normally reserved for a declaration of war, not a speech that's little...
  • Democrats caught between Obama, Netanyahu on speech

    Jewish House Democrats personally offered Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a chance to lower the political temperature after he accepted a Republican invitation to speak to Congress next week on Iran — a less provocative, closed-door...
  • More Democrats say they'll skip Netanyahu's speech to Congress

    More Democrats say they'll skip Netanyahu's speech to Congress
    As the furor grew over Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's agreement to address a joint session of Congress, more Democratic lawmakers said Tuesday they would skip the event. House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) had invited Netanyahu without...
  • Israeli officials, U.S. lawmakers meet amid fuss over Netanyahu visit

    Israeli officials, U.S. lawmakers meet amid fuss over Netanyahu visit
    Top Israeli officials worked the halls of the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday amid continued fallout from House Speaker John A. Boehner's decision to invite Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address Congress. Some Democrats say they are considering...
  • House Democrats get pep talk from President Obama at strategy retreat

    House Democrats get pep talk from President Obama at strategy retreat
    House Democrats gathered at a strategy retreat this week in dire need of a pep talk, after seeing their influence sharply reduced by last year's election and enduring a number of internal debates that eroded morale. They got one from President Obama,...
  • House Dems seek better messaging, not new policies, for 2016

    House Dems seek better messaging, not new policies, for 2016
    PHILADELPHIA — Better messaging, not changes in policy, is the key to winning elections again, House Democrats said Thursday as they huddled in Philadelphia to talk strategy. And the message, they said, must focus relentlessly on middle-class...
  • Obama urges Democrats not to be defensive

    Obama urges Democrats not to be defensive
    President Obama sought to transfer some swagger to a deflated group of Democrats on Thursday, saying the American people would respond if the party made a forceful case for what it stands for. Addressing the thinned-out ranks of House Democrats after an...
  • Obama budget to propose surpassing spending limits by $74 billion

    Obama budget to propose surpassing spending limits by $74 billion
    President Obama will propose spending about $74 billion more next year than is allowed under federal spending caps, a revival of his push to end across-the-board spending cuts imposed under a bipartisan compromise. Due out next week, Obama’s...