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Netanyahu declines partisan meeting with Senate Democrats

[caption id="attachment_38764" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]WASHINGTON -- Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has declined an invitation by Senate Democrats to meet during his visit to Washington next week, citing fears it migh ...

Senate Democrats warn Netanyahu about 'lasting repercussions'

[caption id="attachment_38764" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]Two senior US Senate Democrats invited Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday to a closed-door meeting with Democratic senators during his upcoming visit to Was ...

John McCain: I'm ashamed of my country over Ukraine conflict

[caption id="attachment_32036" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]Sen. John McCain says he's "ashamed" that the U.S. government has yet to send arms to the Ukrainian military, which has been battling pro-Russian separatists since l ...

Boehner tells Senate Democrats to 'get off their ass' and pass DHS bill

[caption id="attachment_1796" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]WASHINGTON (AP) -- House Speaker John Boehner challenged Senate Democrats Wednesday to "get off their ass" and pass a bill to fund the Homeland Security Department an ...

What happens if Senate Democrats shut down Homeland Security?

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Spending for the Department of Homeland Security hangs in the balance as Congress fights over immigration matters in the agency's annual funding bill. Without action by Feb. 27, the department's budget will shut off. To hear Democr ...

Pope Francis accepts Boehner's invitation to address joint session of Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Pope Francis will address a joint meeting of the House and Senate on Sept. 24, becoming the first pontiff to do so, House Speaker John Boehner said Thursday. "We're humbled that the Holy Father has accepted our invitation and certa ...

Biden, top Democrats plan to protest Netanyahu speech to Congress

According to 'Politico', lawmakers from Obama's party threaten to be absent in protest at Netanyahu's perceived slight. A number of senior Democrats, chief among them Vice President Joe Biden, may skip Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to a ...

Wasserman-Schultz walks back comments on Jews

US Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who serves as head of the Democratic National Committee, stepped back on Tuesday from comments she made against Jews intermarrying with gentiles in a recording of an event which was leaked last week. The rec ...

House votes to repeal Obamacare

[caption id="attachment_1657" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-controlled House has voted along party lines to repeal the health care law that stands as President Barack Obama's signature domestic ...

Gowdy ready to 'ratchet up' Benghazi inquiry

[caption id="attachment_31400" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]WASHINGTON (AP) -- The State Department said Wednesday that officials are prepared to meet immediately with a special House committee investigating the deadly 2012 a ...


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