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  • Obama builds Iran nuclear deal support one vote at a time

    1 week ago

    President Barack Obama is gradually building support in Congress for an international nuclear deal with Iran, working the phones to counter lobbying against the pact and sending a letter to lawmakers urging them to support it.

    Obama needs to win the backing of one-third of either...

  • Senate majority leader: Congress likely won’t overcome Iran veto

    2 weeks ago

    Sen. Mitch McConnell, the majority leader, said the Congress would likely not muster the two-thirds majority needed to reject the accord over Iran’s nuclear program.

    To reject the agreement, a majority of Congress would need to vote against it, which is likely, and then garner a...

  • U.S. Senate leader McConnell: Obama’s choice on Iran deal ‘absurd’

    August 6, 2015 | 12:12 pm

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Thursday rejected President Barack Obama's pitch for the Iran nuclear deal, saying it was "absurd" to argue that lawmakers must essentially choose between the agreement or going to war.

    Obama made a "huge mistake" with that argument,...

  • Netanyahu to visiting senators: Proposed deal ‘paves way’ for Iranian bomb

    March 30, 2015 | 10:00 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told a delegation of U.S. senators in Jerusalem that a proposed deal on curbing Iran’s nuclear program “paves Iran’s way to the bomb.”

    Netanyahu met Sunday morning in Jerusalem with the delegation led by Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), the...

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  • Jewish groups urge Senate to pass gun control legislation

    April 11, 2013 | 11:53 am

    Twenty-three national Jewish organizations signed on to a letter to the U.S. Senate urging members to pass gun control legislation.

    In the letter addressed to Sens. Harry Reid (D-Nev.), the majority leader, and Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), the minority leader, the Jewish groups...

  • The Pope and Jewish Communal Professionals: Staying in a Job too Long? The Need for Term Limits!

    By Rabbi Dr. Shmuly Yanklowitz

    February 27, 2013 | 8:57 am

    I have been involved with many institutions where someone clearly overstayed his or her welcome in a certain position. That person should have retired, transitioned, or resigned years (maybe even decades) earlier, but found ways to maneuver such that he or she could stick around,...

  • GOP Senate freshmen pledge support for Israel

    April 7, 2011 | 12:10 pm

    The vast majority of Republican freshmen in the U.S. Senate have signed on to a letter committing to current levels of defense assistance to Israel.

    Among the 13 freshmen, 11 have signed the letter initiated by Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) to the party’s Senate leader, Sen. Mitch...

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