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  • Don't count out the Israeli left

    Don't count out the Israeli left
    Just days before the Israeli elections, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu seemed poised for an epic tumble from power. Polls leading up to the election consistently showed his rival, Isaac Herzog, ahead of Bibi. His neglect of bread-and-butter issues at...
  • 'Lincoln Speaks' exhibit shows words' transformative power

    Pages of handwritten speeches, terse military communiques jotted by the Civil War commander in chief, many documents signed with the familiar "A.Lincoln" — these make up a major portion of an illuminating exhibit titled, "Lincoln Speaks: Words...
  • State bills would limit access to officer body camera videos

    State legislators around the country are pushing to make it much harder for the public to obtain police officer body camera videos, undermining their promise as a tool people can use to hold law enforcement accountable. Lawmakers in at least 15 states...
  • Sen. Ted Cruz plans 'important speech' in Virginia

    WASHINGTON Sen. Ted Cruz's political operation appears to be strongly encouraging attendance by the media at an event in Lynchburg, Va., Monday for what's being billed as "an important speech." Aides to the Texas Republican, who has been contemplating...
  • Obama blames Republican 'stubbornness' for delayed vote on Lynch

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama blamed a dysfunctional Senate and "stubbornness on the part of Republicans" for the stymied confirmation of Loretta Lynch as U.S. attorney general. "You don't hold attorney general nominees hostage for other issues,"...
  • White House attacks McConnell over impasses on Capitol Hill

    White House attacks McConnell over impasses on Capitol Hill
    The White House on Monday delivered a starkly negative assessment of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s ability to deliver on his promises, faulting him for an “unconscionable delay” of President Obama’s choice for attorney...
  • House, Senate panels adopt balanced-budget plans

    Republicans in Congress advanced balanced-budget plans bristling with cuts in Medicaid and other benefit programs Thursday, determined to make a down payment on last fall's campaign promise to erase deficits by the end of the decade. Last-minute...
  • AP Exclusive: Draft agreement cuts Iran's nuclear hardware

    The United States and Iran are drafting elements of a nuclear deal that commits Tehran to a 40 percent cut in the number of machines it could use to make an atomic bomb, officials told The Associated Press on Thursday. In return, the Iranians would get...
  • State's congressional leaders weigh risking their power for Senate run

    State's congressional leaders weigh risking their power for Senate run
    After 14 years in Congress, Rep. Adam Schiff of Burbank is finally getting the kind of coverage that ambitious politicians crave: CBS, NBC, Fox, CNN, MSNBC and NPR have all come calling in recent weeks. Schiff's newly acquired media platform —...
  • Tom Lopach leads march toward Democratic Senate majority

    WASHINGTON Smoke billowed out of Ted Kennedy's living room fireplace as donors gathered in his D.C. home for a fundraiser, though the legendary senator was still on the Hill for votes. But that wasn't too much for Tom Lopach. "I don't know anyone, my...
  • Senate Republicans must remember intent of anti-trafficking proposal

    Members of the U.S. Senate are making a mockery of important legislation to help victims of human trafficking. If Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., doesn't intervene, he risks much-deserved criticism his caucus is bandying women's health issues...