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Northeast U.S. braves ‘crippling’ blizzard

by Jonathan Allen and Barbara Goldberg, Reuters

5 hours ago

A woman stands in falling snow in front of an electronic sign displaying the weather forecast in Times Square in New York on Jan. 26. Photo by Mike Segar/Reuters

A massive blizzard slammed into the U.S. Northeast on Monday, canceling thousands of flights, curtailing mass transit and closing hundreds of schools, as officials warned that the storm... read full article

  • U.S. Democratic senators set resolution countering push for tougher Iran sanctions

    by Patricia Zengerle, Reuters

    5 hours ago

    Democratic U.S. senators introduced a resolution on Monday opposing more sanctions on Iran unless nuclear talks fail or Tehran breaks an agreement, countering a push for tougher sanctions backed by Republicans that President Barack Obama has pledged to veto.

    "For those who agree...

  • Foxman: Obama and Hollande won’t name Islamist threat

    JTA

    8 hours ago

    The national director of the Anti-Defamation League, Abraham Foxman, said President Barack Obama and his French counterpart Francois Hollande were refusing to name Islamists as a threat to society.

    Foxman made the assertion during a panel discussion Monday in the Czech capital to...

  • A month after Alan Gross’ arrival, a welcome-home party at his synagogue

    by Geoffrey W. Melada, JTA

    8 hours ago

    Alan Gross wore a gray suit, red tie and a perpetual smile as he took the stage Thursday night at Temple Beth Ami in Rockville, Md., at a welcome-home reception in his honor sponsored by dozens of Jewish organizations, including the the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater...

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  • Invitation to Netanyahu to address U.S. Congress: When bipartisan means partisan

    by Patricia Zengerle, Reuters

    3 days ago

    When U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner, a Republican, jolted Washington this week by inviting Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address Congress, his office said it had been done "on behalf of the bipartisan leadership."

    In reality, it was among the...

  • Silver’s arrest a 2nd strike for N.Y. Orthodox power brokers

    by Uriel Heilman, JTA

    3 days ago

    To critics of Albany’s culture of political corruption, the sight of the powerful longtime speaker of New York’s State Assembly, Sheldon Silver, getting arrested Thursday may have been a sign that even the state’s most powerful politicians are not immune from the long hand of the...

  • Invitation to Netanyahu to address U.S. Congress: When bipartisan means partisan

    by Patricia Zengerle, Reuters

    3 days ago

    When U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner, a Republican, jolted Washington this week by inviting Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address Congress, his office said it had been done "on behalf of the bipartisan leadership."

    In reality, it was among the...

  • Sanctions bill founders again on Obama veto threat

    by Dmitriy Shapiro, JTA

    3 days ago

    For the second year running, a bid to pass a bill intensifying sanctions against Iran appears to be foundering on threat of a presidential veto.

    In his State of the Union address Tuesday, President Obama vowed to veto further sanctions legislation, saying it would “all but...

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