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  • Maryland’s wild primary and other snapshots from the ‘other’ Super Tuesday

    April 26, 2016 | 9:15 am

    Maryland goes to the polls Tuesday – one of five states where the two remaining candidates in the Democratic presidential race and the three in the Republican race are facing off.

    The headline: It’s the new Super Tuesday, at least for the Democrats. This could be the day that...

  • The Iran deal is done: What history should teach us

    By Michael Berenbaum

    September 2, 2015 | 4:27 pm

    Thirty-four senators — 32 Democrats plus two Independents who caucus with the Democrats — have come out in favor of the Iran deal, enough to sustain a presidential veto, so approval of the deal with Iran and five American partners is a foregone conclusion. The questions to ask now...

  • 3 senators urge Obama to let Israel neutralize Hamas ahead of cease-fire

    July 24, 2014 | 11:28 am

    Three senators urged President Obama to ensure that Israel removes Hamas’ military threat before a cease-fire is in place.

    “The threats posed by Hamas rockets and tunnels whose only purpose is to kill and kidnap Israelis are intolerable, and Israel must be allowed to take any...

  • Senators chide Clinton on Israel’s exclusion from counterterrorism forum

    June 13, 2012 | 10:17 am

    U.S. Sens. Joseph Lieberman and Mark Kirk have written a letter to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton expressing their disappointment with Israel’s exclusion from the inaugural meeting of the Global Counterterrorism Forum.

    In the letter, Sens. Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn.) and Mark...

  • Senators to urge Obama to make Iranian nukes ‘capability’ a red line

    February 9, 2012 | 10:21 am

    A bipartisan slate of U.S. senators will present a resolution calling on the Obama administration to make a “nuclear-weapons capability” by Iran a red line.

    The non-binding resolution, to be introduced Thursday by Sens. Robert Casey (D-Pa.), Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) and Lindsey...

  • 31 senators sign resolution against 1967 borders

    June 15, 2011 | 1:06 pm

    U.S. Sens. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) introduced a resolution calling an Israeli return to 1967 lines “contrary to United States policy and national security.”

    The resolution introduced June 9 is co-signed by 29 other senators, including at least two...

  • Palestinian incitement letter garners 27 senators

    March 30, 2011 | 10:06 am

    A bipartisan slate of 27 U.S. senators signed on to a letter to Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton to press the Palestinian Authority to address incitement.

    The letter, sent Tuesday but initiated two weeks ago by Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) and Mark Kirk (R-Ill.),...

  • Senators press Obama on China-Iran

    March 14, 2011 | 4:20 pm

    A bipartisan slate of U.S. senators pressed the Obama administration on its policy on China’s dealings with Iran.

    The letter, signed by 10 senators and first reported last week in Foreign Policy, lists foreign entities—most of them Chinese—dealing with Iran’s energy sector.


  • The senators who dissed baby Jesus

    By Marty Kaplan

    December 20, 2010 | 12:04 pm

    What’s the right word for what Sen. John Kyl (R-Ariz.) was doing when he attacked Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) for “disrespecting one of the two holiest holidays for Christians” by keeping Congress in session in the week before Christmas?  What do you call it when Sen. Jim DeMint...