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 in a rampage that ended at Santa Monica College (SMC).
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.
President Obama pledged to keep Iran from obtaining a nuclear bomb and to "stand steadfast" with Israel in his State of the Union speech.
Israeli President Shimon Peres released a Facebook application to encourage young Israelis to vote.
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.
The online-only enhanced version of President Obama's third State of the Union Address features charts, stats and data that helped inform President Obama's policy decisions.
Civility? Check. Clean energy? Check. Health care? Check. Immigration? Check. Education? You bet.
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 up. What will tomorrow be like for the one in five American children who live below the poverty line? How will the 26 million unemployed and underemployed Americans feed their families? And when will our seniors receive the care they deserve but can’t afford on their own? The answers to these questions depend on the answer to the real mystery in Washington on Tuesday.
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 peace, we have sometimes neglected key problems. I am calling upon the Palestinian Authority to accept Israel as a Jewish state. It is not possible to achieve peace between Arabs and Jews if one side does not accept the rights and identity of the other side. No longer can we accept that Palestinians are taught to reject Israel and to glorify violence.