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  • Disabled workers and minimum wage

    By Michelle K. Wolf

    February 12, 2014 | 2:10 pm

    With a major focus on jobs in President Barack Obama’s second term, people with disabilities worry that they will be left behind. Although the president mentioned the word “jobs” numerous times in his 2014 State of the Union speech and announced he would sign an executive order to...

  • Dying in vain in Santa Monica and Sandy Hook

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    June 12, 2013 | 1:48 pm

    This coming Friday, it will have been six months since a shooter armed with an assault rifle killed 26 people, including 20 children, at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. The same day also will mark one week since another gunman, using the same type of gun, killed five...

  • Netanyahu, Rubio in water-bottle toast to U.S., Israel ties

    February 20, 2013 | 5:19 pm

    U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu toasted their nations' close ties on Wednesday with a click of plastic water bottles reminiscent of the Republican's sip seen 'round the world in Washington last week.

    Photographers captured the cross-table...

  • February 13, 2013

    By Shmuel Rosner

    February 13, 2013 | 3:21 am

    The US

    Headline: Obama says US will stand 'steadfast' with Israel

    To Read:  Aaron David Miller examines the possible foreign policy implications of yesterday's 'State of the Union' address-

    Two clocks tick down in a president's second term: the drive for legacy and the...

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  • Obama pledges to stand with Israel, stop Iranian bomb, in State of the Union

    February 12, 2013 | 11:14 pm

    President Obama pledged to keep Iran from obtaining a nuclear bomb and to "stand steadfast" with Israel in his State of the Union speech.

    "The leaders of Iran must recognize that now is the time for a diplomatic solution, because a coalition stands united in demanding that they...

  • Jewish victims of gun violence to attend State of the Union address

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    February 11, 2013 | 2:13 pm

    After Sami Rahamim’s father, Reuven Rahamim, was killed in a workplace shooting in Minneapolis on Sept. 27, the 17-year-old high school senior began going to synagogue early every morning to say the Mourner’s Kaddish.

    He has also become an advocate for stricter gun regulations in...

  • Peres using Facebook to urge young people to vote

    January 7, 2013 | 10:19 am

    Israeli President Shimon Peres released a Facebook application to encourage young Israelis to vote.

    Peres on Sunday unveiled a video and Facebook application called "Bocher Mavi Chaver," or "Voter Brings a Friend."

    He collaborated with the popular actor Eyal Kitzis in calling...

  • Obama: ‘All options’ - including diplomacy - still on with Iran

    January 24, 2012 | 11:32 pm

    All options are on the table for Iran, but a diplomatic solution to the impasse over its nuclear weapons program is still a possibility, President Obama said in his State of the Union speech.

    Obama said Iran was more isolated than ever because of the intensified sanctions he has...

  • President Obama: 2012 State of the Union [FULL VIDEO]

    By JewishJournal

    January 24, 2012 | 5:12 pm

    Follow as Shmuel Rosner’s live tweets the 2012 State of the Union

    President Barack Obama will frame an election-year State of the Union address on Tuesday in starkly populist terms by calling for tax reform to get rid of inequalities that allow the wealthy to pay a lower rate than...

  • Live blogging: President Obama’s State of the Union addess

    By Shmuel Rosner

    January 24, 2012 | 4:56 pm

    Follow my live updates via twitter for the latest on the state of the union address tonight (and if you can't see it here, just follow me on Twitter):

  • In speech, Obama misses some Jewish priorities: poverty, abortion rights, Israel

    January 26, 2011 | 9:29 am

    Civility? Check. Clean energy? Check. Health care?  Check. Immigration? Check. Education? You bet.

    Isolating Iran? That’s in there.

    Poverty, guns, reproductive rights? Israel? Ummm …

    President Obama’s State of the Union speech Tuesday night was as notable for what it...

  • Americans must unite in tough times

    January 25, 2011 | 9:36 am

    In the days President Obama was preparing to deliver his State of the Union address, everyone knew the economy would play a major role. What remains unknown is what will result for millions of vulnerable Americans once the applause dies down and the political maneuvering picks back...

  • What Obama should say about the Palestinians in the State of the Union

    January 24, 2011 | 2:44 pm

    If he wants to make progress in the Middle East, President Obama should use his State of the Union address to address some of the problems standing in the way of peace. This is what we think he should say:

    “Two years in office has persuaded me that in our pursuit of Arab-Israeli...