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  • South Carolina governor calls for Confederate flag’s removal

    June 22, 2015 | 1:22 pm

    South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley on Monday called on lawmakers to take down the Confederate battle flag in the state capitol, a week after a white gunman allegedly shot dead nine black worshipers at a historic church.

    The flag at the State House grounds in Columbia became a...

  • U.S. presidential candidates react to South Carolina church shootings

    June 18, 2015 | 11:36 am

    U.S. presidential candidates and politicians likely to enter the race used social media and other means on Thursday to express their reaction to news a white gunman had killed nine people in a historic black church in South Carolina on Wednesday.

    Here are comments from some of...

  • The Israeli-Americans: Who they are, what they want, where they’re headed, why they matter

    By Jared Sichel

    May 14, 2015 | 6:17 pm

    Last November, a group of ambitious Israeli-Americans captured the inside-the-Beltway limelight for a weekend with a large, flashy conference at the Washington Hilton. Among the highlights were billionaire businessmen and political donors Sheldon Adelson, a Republican, and Haim...

  • Daily Kickoff: Schumer’s schmooze-out | Portman hosted Ben-Ami | Silicon Wadi helps Silicon Valley

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    April 21, 2015 | 6:54 am

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    TOP TALKER: "George Soros' son builds a PAC for Jewish voters" by Tarini Parti: "Alex Soros, 29, who has steadily increased his political and philanthropic giving in recent years, has helped...
  • Day 1 at AIPAC: Trusting Congress, expecting little from White House and anxious about Bibigate

    By Jared Sichel

    March 1, 2015 | 9:28 pm

    The marching orders to the reported 16,000 attendees were clear on the first day of this year’s AIPAC policy conference: push legislators to pass a proposed bill that would give Congress the right to approve or reject any nuclear agreement signed between the Obama administration...

  • Obama: Honoring Iran, dissing Israel

    By David Suissa

    March 1, 2015 | 11:12 am

    While all eyes will be on Bibigate this week, there's another drama brewing in Washington that's even more consequential. This is a new bill introduced on Friday that would give the U.S. Congress the power to approve or kill any nuclear deal President Obama makes with Iran.


  • Israeli-American Council jumps onto national stage with a splash

    By Jared Sichel

    November 11, 2014 | 3:19 pm

    At the Israeli-American Council’s (IAC) three-day inaugural conference in Washington, D.C., last weekend, nearly 800 attendees and Washington journalists witnessed the high-profile entrance on to the public stage of what was, until recently, a quietly expanding and well-funded Los...

  • U.S. senators urge Egypt dialogue, prisoner release

    August 6, 2013 | 11:14 am

    Two senior U.S. senators delivered a strong message on Tuesday to the Egyptian military, saying it should release political prisoners, start a national dialogue and return the Arab nation swiftly to democratic rule.

    Republicans Lindsey Graham and John McCain were sent to Cairo by...

  • Critic sees Senate voting on Hagel confirmation in coming weeks

    February 14, 2013 | 1:52 pm


    [1:45 p.m.] Senator Lindsey Graham said on Thursday that, barring any "bombshells," he is confident that the U.S. Senate will move forward...

  • Senate panel sets Tuesday vote on Hagel nomination

    February 11, 2013 | 10:58 am

    A U.S. Senate panel plans to vote on Tuesday afternoon on the bitterly contested nomination of Chuck Hagel as President Barack Obama's new secretary of defense, the committee said on Monday.

    Senator Carl Levin, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, which must approve...

  • Hagel in hearings expands on ‘Jewish lobby’ apology

    January 31, 2013 | 1:26 pm

    Defense Secretary nominee Chuck Hagel in Senate hearings expanded on his apology for the use of the term "Jewish lobby," and said it was also wrong to suggest pro-Israel groups "intimidate" Congress into doing "dumb things."

    Hagel, the former Republican senator from Nebraska...

  • Senate amendment penalizing Palestinians for U.N. status does not pass

    December 5, 2012 | 9:19 am

    A U.S. Senate amendment that would have penalized Palestinians for seeking non-member state status at the United Nations was not attached to its intended law.

    The National Defense Authorization Act, which was passed late Tuesday, did not include among its amendments one that...

  • Three Senators—2 GOP, one Independent – go for Berman

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    September 11, 2012 | 3:11 pm

    When Sens. Lindsey Graham, John McCain, Joe Lieberman announced on Monday that they were going to support Rep. Howard Berman in his race against fellow Democrat, Rep. Brad Sherman, the press couldn’t stop talking about “unusual,” “rare,” and “surprising” it was to see Republicans...