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  • Israeli PM in US for controversial speech

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is in Washington to deliver the speech to Congress that the Obama administration did not want him to give. Netanyahu's mission Tuesday, said an adviser to the prime minister, is to use the platform to speak of...
  • Ukraine's leader urges peacekeeping mission for the east

    Ukraine's president signed a decree Monday opening the way to a formal request for international peacekeepers to be stationed in eastern regions where government forces are battling Russian-backed separatists. President Petro Poroshenko's office said the...
  • Israelis split on Netanyahu tactics still united on Iran threat

    JERUSALEM Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's plans to lash out at the emerging U.S.-led nuclear deal with Iran in Congress this week will generate nearly as much anger among his opponents at home as at the White House. The anger in Israel,...
  • This is today's Selma

    SELMA, Ala. There's "Selma" the movie, a powerful testament to the Civil Rights Era. And there's Selma the city, where vacant storefronts abound on Broad Street, the main thoroughfare leading to the Edmund Pettus Bridge. "No one's going to care about...
  • Kerry defends Israel before UN rights panel

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday delivered a vigorous defense of Israel before the U.N. Human Rights Council, urging its members to end what the United States says is its unfair and biased focus on the Jewish State that could undermine its...
  • David John Marotta and Megan Russell: Dumb rules on tapping IRAs

    IRA distribution rules are extremely shortsighted. They punish taxpayers in the short run and gain the government less in the long term. To see how, let's examine how Washington compels people to withdraw money from these popular retirement plans....
  • Franken skipping Netanyahu speech

    Minnesota Democratic Sen. Al Franken says he will skip Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech on Tuesday Franken, who is Jewish, said the event has become a "partisan spectacle" in part because House Speaker John Boehner arranged it without...
  • South Florida Jewish Dems to attend Netanyahu speech

    South Florida Jewish Dems to attend Netanyahu speech
    While some of their colleagues opt out in protest, South Florida’s trio of Jewish Democrats in the U.S. House will be on hand Tuesday to hear Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s controversial address to a joint session of Congress....
  • Walker accuses Obama of ignoring alarm bells on Israel

    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a likely GOP presidential candidate, expressed severe worry Monday about U.S.-Israeli relations in a commentary piece that sounds stronger fears about "ruptured bonds" than even the country's prime minister. Walker's...
  • Obama says retiring Mikulski is an institution in US Senate

    President Barack Obama says retiring Sen. Barbara Mikulski is an institution in the Senate whose leadership is inspiration for millions of women around the world. The Maryland Democrat is the longest serving woman in the history of Congress. She...
  • Funding battle reveals a Republican House divided

    WASHINGTON Congress returns this week facing yet another Department of Homeland Security funding deadline but the appropriations squabble has suddenly become overshadowed by an increasingly bitter internal fight among House Republicans for the soul of the...