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  • 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...
  • With Schumer endorsement, Democrats hope to avoid leadership fight

    With Schumer endorsement, Democrats hope to avoid leadership fight
    Retiring Sen. Harry Reid’s quick endorsement of New York Sen. Charles E. Schumer as the next Democratic leader in the chamber could be an early signal he hopes to avoid what could be a contentious battle for a rare opening in party leadership....
  • Looking for the next Harry Reid, expect Senate Dems to go with what they know

    WASHINGTON Senate Democrats have a once-a-decade chance to pick a leader, a fresh, new face of a party that badly needs a jolt. They won't. The strong favorite to succeed Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid, 75, is the champion fundraiser and brash...
  • Reid backs Schumer to succeed him as leader

    Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid is backing New York Sen. Chuck Schumer to succeed him as Democratic leader. Reid issued his endorsement Friday morning, shortly after announcing he would be retiring next year instead of running for re-election. Reid...
  • Battle-weary Nigerians hope for change as election nears

    Hours before Boko Haram invaded the northeast Nigerian community of Gwoza in August, the Nigerian army left town. Members of the Islamist militant group proceeded from house to house killing men, boys and even babies. Desperate, Maria Ibrahim dressed...
  • With no bloodshed, Illinois lawmakers solve a crisis. More of this, please.

    With no bloodshed, Illinois lawmakers solve a crisis. More of this, please.
    Some Democrats in the Illinois General Assembly voted last week to make cuts to education and other spending they favor. The Earth did not fly into the sun. In votes on the same measures, Republican legislators agreed to raid money from funds that...
  • Rauner signs into law compromise plan to fix budget hole

    In an early major test of Illinois' newly divided government, the Senate passed a compromise plan Thursday to plug a $1.6 billion hole in this year's budget and avert shutdowns of state programs and services. New Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner signed the...
  • House passes compromise package to change how Medicare pays doctors

    The House of Representatives easily passed bipartisan legislation Thursday to update the way Medicare pays physicians and extend federal funding for a popular children's health insurance program, putting pressure on the Senate to act before Congress...
  • Ohio Democrats host US Senate rivals Strickland, Sittenfeld

    Recapturing the U.S. Senate will be the unofficial theme as Ohio Democrats gather for their party's annual legacy dinner. Democratic U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown is scheduled to be Friday's keynote speaker at the Athenaeum in downtown Columbus, with 2016...
  • Bill to allow Bayonne mayor to collect police pension stalls

    Fear of public perception has stalled a bill that would have allowed Bayonne's mayor to collect a $120,000 pension along with his salary. The measure sailed through the New Jersey Senate and an Assembly committee. The bill would allow newly-retired...
  • Harry Reid not running for re-election

    WASHINGTON Longtime Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid will not seek re-election, he said Friday. Reid, who sustained face and rib injuries earlier this year in an exercise accident, made the announcement Friday in a video to supporters. "This accident...