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  • Abner Mikva, judge and congressman who mentored a president, dies at 90

    July 6, 2016 | 9:14 am

    Abner Mikva, a federal judge and congressman who served as a mentor to a range of Democratic politicians from the Chicago area, died at age 90.

    Mikva died Monday in Chicago, according to the Chicago Tribune. His political career, spanning five decades, saw him serve in state and...

  • Congressmen tell Obama to increase pressure on Iran over nukes

    July 2, 2013 | 7:43 am

    In the wake of Iran’s recent election, a bipartisan group of congressmen are calling on President Obama to increase pressure on Iran to dismantle its nuclear weapons program.

    The new Iranian president, Hassan Rouhani, was perceived to be the most moderate of the candidates and...

  • Will we finally be visa-free?

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    February 6, 2013 | 10:13 am

    "A bipartisan, bicameral group of congressmen has drafted legislation that would allow Israelis to visit the United States for 90 days without a visa."  These words opened an article in The Jerusalem Post a couple of weeks ago. You may read this and think to yourself "well, that's...

  • Republican congressmen took a dip in Galilee

    August 20, 2012 | 10:17 am

    A group of Republican congressmen visiting Israel last year jumped into the Sea of Galilee for a late-night swim, during which a freshman lawmaker swam naked.

    The Aug. 18, 2011 incident, which was investigated by the FBI, was reported Sunday by Politico.

    The late-night swim,...

  • Barney Frank to wed same-sex partner in Mass.

    January 26, 2012 | 11:26 am

    Barney Frank, a 16-term U.S. congressman from Massachusetts, plans to marry his partner, his office said on Thursday.

    Frank, 71, who announced his decision to retirement from the House of Representatives late last year, will marry partner Jim Ready in a ceremony in Massachusetts,...

  • Woman who sent anti-Semitic package to congressman killed

    December 27, 2011 | 12:01 pm

    An Atlanta-area woman who sent a threatening package with an anti-Semitic note to a U.S. congressman was killed after attacking a police officer.

    Jameela Barnette, 53, attacked a police officer with a knife and a gun when he knocked on the door of her apartment after responding to a...

  • Anthony is Packing up His Weiner and Resigning as Congressman

    By Ilana Angel

    June 16, 2011 | 8:24 am

    The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Anthony Weiner is going to resign.  He has been sharing the news with friends and an announcement is going to happen sooner rather than later.  We all knew it would come to this, but it’s still a shock that his political career is ending...

  • Why Congressman Peter King is making a mistake

    March 9, 2011 | 5:10 pm

    We are, respectively, an imam and an Orthodox rabbi. Last month, our two congregations initiated a series of joint gatherings to enable our people to get to know one another, and study our respective sacred texts together. We were motivated simply by the recognition that the...

  • Dating Advice For a Guy Who Really Needs It: Congressman Christopher Lee

    By Tamara Shayne Kagel

    February 10, 2011 | 5:25 pm

    In light of the recent news story regarding former Congressman Christopher Lee, I wanted to offer some help to a man who looks pretty down on his luck right now.

    1. Don’t Show Your Best Assets Too Soon
    Those guns are great, but if they really are your best feature, which I think...

  • Congressman apologizes for Holocaust terminology

    January 20, 2011 | 3:33 pm

    U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen, a Tennessee Democrat, has apologized for using Holocaust terminology in attacking Republicans during the debate over health care reform.

    “I would certainly never do anything to diminish the horror of the Nazi Holocaust, as I revere and respect the history of...

  • Groups call out congressman on Holocaust imagery

    January 20, 2011 | 10:34 am

    Jewish groups are calling on U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen, a Tennessee Democrat, to apologize for using Holocaust terminology in attacking Republicans.

    Cohen, addressing the House of Representatives Tuesday night in a debate over a Republican bill to repeal last year’s heath care reforms,...

  • Giffords ekes out victory, Altschuler in play

    November 8, 2010 | 10:28 am

    Two Jewish congressional hopefuls—a Democratic incumbent and a Republican seeking his first term—may have won seats by narrow margins.

    U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) was declared the winner last Friday night over Republican Jesse Kelly in a Tucson-area district. The victory...

  • McCain campaign checks out sole Jewish Republican Congressman as possible VP

    By Ron Kampeas

    August 5, 2008 | 8:40 pm

    WASHINGTON (JTA) -- U.S. Rep. Eric Cantor bridges two unlikely constituencies, say those hoping to see the Virginia Republican on John McCain's presidential ticket: Jews and hard-core, red state conservatives.

    Pressed, however, these Cantor devotees admit there's not much between...
  • Core Values Too Often Ignored

    By Rep. Henry Waxman

    May 11, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    This piece is excerpted from remarks Rep. Henry Waxman gave at Carmen and Louis Warschaw Distinguished Lecture delivered at USC April 23.

    What drew me to politics was the esteem I had always felt for public service and the commitment of our religious values to justice, human and...

  • JDate a Capitol Idea

    By Jewish Telegraphic Agency

    November 17, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    A second U.S. congressman has been found using JDate. Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks) began using the Jewish online dating service in May under the screen name "jim2005ofDC," The Hill newspaper reported.

    A spokesman for the California congressman confirmed that he used the service.

    Sherman chose not to offer much information on his profile, telling one prospective female that he did not want the entry to become a news item, which happened to Rep. Steve Rothman (D-N.J.) when he used JDate last year.

    Sherman, 51, is a lifelong bachelor.


  • JDL Trial Set for October

    By Mike Levy

    April 11, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    The trial of Jewish Defense League (JDL) leaders Irv Rubin and Earl Krugel on criminal conspiracy charges in the alleged plot to detonate bombs at a mosque and a congressman's office is scheduled to begin in October. As Rubin and Krugel await their trial in a shared cell at the...