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  • Tom Lantos’ widow backs Holocaust insurance bill

    June 21, 2012 | 11:27 am

    Tom Lantos’ widow called on Congress to pass legislation that would allow Holocaust survivors to pursue civil action against insurance companies.

    Lantos (D-Calif.), the chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee when he died in 2008, “believed that...

  • Rep. Ackerman introduces Shalit resolution

    June 22, 2011 | 3:17 pm

    U.S. Rep. Gary Ackerman (D-N.Y.) introduced a resolution calling for the immediate and unconditional release of captured Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit.

    Tuesday’s resolution is Ackerman’s third calling for Shalit’s release. He introduced similar measures in March 2007 and June 2010...

  • Wiener, plagued by photo flap, skips Celebrate Israel Parade

    June 6, 2011 | 11:00 am

    U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner skipped the Celebrate Israel Parade in New York as reports emerged of a second illicit Internet interaction.

    Weiner (D-N.Y.), who is Jewish and one of the most ardent supporters of Israel in Congress, is usually a reliable appearance at the annual parade and...

  • Rep. Giffords to attend husband’s shuttle launch

    April 26, 2011 | 10:23 am

    Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who was shot in the head in January, will attend the space shuttle launch captained by her husband.

    Giffords (D-Ariz.) was given the go-ahead by her doctors to attend the launch, her husband Mark Kelly said in a CBS interview broadcast Monday.

    Kelly, will...

  • Ex-Rep. John Adler of New Jersey dies

    April 4, 2011 | 3:03 pm

    John Adler, a former New Jersey congressman, has died.

    Adler, 51, died Monday of complications from a staph infection, the Asbury Park Press reported.

    Adler, who was Jewish, had a long career in Democratic state politics when he won a swing seat in southern New Jersey in his...

  • Rep. Barney Frank will run for 17th term

    February 3, 2011 | 10:27 am

    U.S. Rep. Barney Frank pledged to run in 2012 for his 17th term.

    “While I would have preferred to put off a discussion about the next election until a later date, I have been asked on a number of occasions about my plans,” Frank (D-Mass.), one of the most senior Jewish members of...

  • Cantor: Take Israel out of foreign aid

    October 25, 2010 | 11:02 am

    A Republican Congress would seek to remove funding for Israel from the foreign operations budget, a GOP leader said.

    U.S. Rep. Eric Cantor, the Republican whip and the only Jewish Republican in the House of Representatives, told JTA that a GOP-led House would seek to defund nations...

  • Henry Waxman: In his own words

    November 20, 2008 | 2:42 pm

    What makes Waxman run?  

    Earlier today, Rep. Henry Waxman defeated Congressman John Dingell for Chairmanship of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. 

    The Westside Democrat, who is 69, now assumes a key role in pushing for greater government action on environmental issues...
  • Wellstone—One of the ‘Frozen Chosen’

    By James D. Besser

    October 31, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    As Sen. Paul Wellstone (D-Minn.) began campaigning for a third term, some pro-Israel activists tried to generate support for his opponent by whispering that the two-term incumbent was insufficiently supportive of Israel. But in almost every respect Wellstone, who died in the crash of...

  • Better Future Tied to Secession

    By Keith Richman

    October 31, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    For decades, hard-working, committed citizens have been struggling to break the Valley free from remote politicians and uncaring bureaucrats, whose interests are focused on downtown interests with downtown influence. If we are successful, Valley independence will provide a more...

  • The Contender

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    October 26, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    It is three weeks before Election Day. Doctor and candidate Sid Gold sits in a booth at Jerry's Famous Deli in Woodland Hills and orders a large breakfast. He looks like he could use refueling. The 57-year-old father of four is running a difficult campaign against Rep. Howard "Buck"...