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  • No unity in labeling the Muslim Brotherhood ‘terrorist’

    2 weeks ago

    This post originally appeared on themedialine.org.

    In the halls of power of both the United States and the United Kingdom, renewed discussions have been taking place over the status of the organization known as the Muslim Brotherhood. In Washington, Senator Ted Cruz (R-Tex.), a...

  • Rubio and Paul clash over defense budget, Syria

    3 weeks ago

    Senators Marco Rubio and Rand Paul clashed over the necessity of increasing the defense budget while arguing for a smaller government during the 4th Republican presidential debate on Tuesday.

    During a discussion over tax reform, Paul attacked Rubio over his childcare tax credit...

  • U.S. decries ‘loss of innocent life, Israeli or Palestinian’

    October 13, 2015 | 10:59 am

    The State Department expressed its concerns about escalating violence in Israel on the day of deadly terror attacks against Israelis.

    Three Israelis were killed and more than 20 injured in a rash of attacks on Tuesday. Two of the assailants were killed during the attacks, and a...

  • Moving and shaking: ‘Iran: What Now?’, LEAP Foundation and more

    By Ryan Torok

    August 6, 2015 | 10:22 am

    Dalia Dassa Kaye, director of the Center for Middle East Public Policy and a senior political scientist at the Rand Corp.; former U.S. Congressmember Mel Levine; and Omri Ceren, senior adviser at the Israel Project, participated in an Aug. 2 debate at Beth Jacob Congregation titled...

  • Obama knocks Huckabee, Trump for slide in Republican rhetoric

    July 27, 2015 | 3:24 pm

    President Barack Obama criticized Republican presidential candidates Mike Huckabee and Donald Trump on Monday for their blunt rhetoric about the Iran nuclear agreement and other issues, calling it damaging to political debate.

    Huckabee, one of more than a dozen candidates vying...

  • Daily Kickoff: Rubio leads Adelson primary | Ressler buys the Hawks | Slang of the Diamond District

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    April 23, 2015 | 5:47 am

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    TOP TALKER: "White House Mending Fences With Netanyahu" by Julie Hirschfeld Davis: "After simmering tensions gave way to open hostility between the two leaders this year, the White House is working...
  • Daily Kickoff: Cruz woos Orthodox Jews | Rubio woos Indian Creek Jews | Holocaust Remembrance Day

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    April 16, 2015 | 6:08 am

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    IRAN BILL BATTLE: "Congress’s Role in Iran Nuclear Deal Shows Limits of Obama’s Power" by Peter Baker: "In his assertions of executive power to advance his agenda in an era of gridlock,...
  • Some Passover reflections

    April 7, 2015 | 12:30 pm

    I love Passover. It's one of my very favorite Jewish holidays. For more than 3 score years I have enjoyed the richness of the rituals, the exotic and tasty food, and the story about a struggle for freedom, some would say a never-ending struggle, and I won't argue...
  • The Republican road to the White House runs through Israel

    March 30, 2015 | 11:03 am

    As Senator Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) announced on Monday that he is running for president, his Virginia audience cheered. He dropped applause line after applause line on some 10,000 students at Liberty University, which bills itself as the largest Christian university in the world.


  • Cruz in presidential announcement says he will ‘stand unapologetically with Israel’

    March 23, 2015 | 6:29 pm

    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) criticized the current president’s relationship with Israel during a speech in which he announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination to run for president in 2016.

    “Instead of a president who boycotts Prime Minister Netanyahu, imagine a president...

  • Ted Cruz enlists Christians for 2016 White House bid

    March 23, 2015 | 10:45 am

    Casting himself as the leader of a grassroots army, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) made an explicit appeal to Christian conservatives on Monday as he became the first major figure to jump into the 2016 presidential race.

    Cruz's unyielding tactics in Washington have made him a hero to...

  • Tea Party hero Ted Cruz announces presidential bid

    March 23, 2015 | 10:30 am

    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz cast himself as a leader of a grassroots conservative army on Monday as he became the first major figure to jump into the 2016 U.S. presidential election on Monday.

    Speaking at Liberty University, an evangelical Christian school in Virginia, the Republican...

  • The I-word isn’t impeachment – it’s idiocracy

    By Marty Kaplan

    November 17, 2014 | 11:03 am

    Is he – finally – the one we’ve been waiting for?

    Just days after the midterm election, President Barack Obama made a big climate change deal with China, asked the F.C.C. to regulate Internet service providers as if they were public utilities and pledged to address the...

  • Jews at the helm of U.S. Ebola response

    By  Tom Tugend

    October 21, 2014 | 3:47 pm

    The United States’ two main point men in dealing with the Ebola crisis, Ronald (Ron) A. Klain and Thomas (Tom) R. Frieden, have some things in common.

    Both are 53, high achievers and Jewish.

    Each is well-known in his professional circles, and now as both men find themselves in...

  • I would have booed Ted Cruz, too

    September 15, 2014 | 10:02 am

    U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) must be the gutsiest supporter of Israel in American history, if you believe media accounts of his actions at a recent Christian assembly. After some in the audience booed his pro-Israel remarks, he had the gumption to walk out, saying, “If you will not...

  • Why Ted Cruz blasting anti-Israel Christians really, really matters

    By Jared Sichel

    September 11, 2014 | 12:59 pm

    Update (Sept. 11, 5:45 p.m.): IDC president Toufic Baaklini released another statement that reads in part, "In last night’s Solidarity Gala Dinner, Senator Cruz chose to stand against the small and vocal minority of attendees who disagree with his views on Israel rather than...

  • Cruz lifts hold on State nominees prompted by FAA ban

    July 28, 2014 | 6:27 pm

    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) lifted his hold on State Department nominees after the Federal Aviation Agency explained to him its reasons for a 36-hour ban on flights to Tel Aviv.

    “I appreciate the FAA’s efforts to respond to my questions, and so I have lifted my hold on State...

  • Sen. Ted Cruz: Israel could strike Iran in months

    June 11, 2014 | 10:38 am

    An Israeli strike against Iran “could happen in a matter of months,” Sen. Ted Cruz reportedly told a U.S. Jewish security group.

    Cruz (R-Texas) at a meeting of the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs, or JINSA, said Tuesday that Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei...

  • Cruz in Israel blames Palestinians for failed peace talks

    May 27, 2014 | 10:34 am

    U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz in Israel said the Palestinian Authority’s refusal to recognize Israel as a Jewish state caused the latest round of peace negotiations to fail.

    On a two-day visit, Cruz (R-Texas) said in an interview with The Jerusalem Post that the United States should not...

  • The Obamacare Apocalypse

    By Marty Kaplan

    November 11, 2013 | 10:32 am

    Last week, a professor of physics and astronomy told the New York Times that the probability of an asteroid hitting the earth ----  it happened over Chelyabinsk, Russia, in February, with the energy of 30 Hiroshimas ----  isn't once in a century or two, it's once in a decade or...

  • The Shutdown

    By Rob Eshman

    October 1, 2013 | 12:07 pm

    What the $%#@ is happening?

    I’m writing this 17 minutes after the Federal government shut down — for the first time in 17 years.  I remember clearly the last time this happened.  It was stupid and superfluous and self-destructive then.  It’s stupid, superfluous and...

  • Ted Cruz, as in lose

    By Douglas Bloomfield

    September 24, 2013 | 9:56 am

    What's playing out in Washington this week is a classic example of that old political shibboleth, "that may be what I said but that's not what I meant." Republicans are piously assuring us they have no desire to shut down the government only to go marching off toward the cliff. ...

  • The Second Amendment and the Golden Calf

    By Aryeh Cohen

    March 15, 2013 | 1:24 pm

    Yesterday during the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on a ban on 157 different types of assault weapons, and magazines containing more than ten bullets, Ted Cruz, Republican Senator from Texas, lectured Diane Feinstein on the Constitution. Cruz archly asked Feinstein, the author...