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Netanyahu's speech to Congress has politics written all over it

By Doyle McManus

Los Angeles Times

March 3, 2015

If Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu really didn’t want his speech on Tuesday to look political, he chose a strange place to deliver it: the U.S. House of Representatives, one of the most politicized places on Earth. … Read More

House breaks impasse, passes security funding without provisions

Reuters

March 3, 2015

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A chaotic three-month-long fight in Congress over funding the U.S. domestic security agency finally ended on Tuesday, but not before it highlighted House Speaker John Boehner’s inability to halt the Republican Party’s further descent into disorder. The House of Representatives approved full fiscal-year funding for the Department of Homeland Security, after attempts […] … Read More

U.S. House to vote on security bill without immigration provisions

Reuters

March 3, 2015

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner cleared the way for a vote as soon as Tuesday on a bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security for the rest of the fiscal year, dealing a blow to conservative Republicans who wanted to include language blocking President Barack Obama’s immigration actions. If successful, […] … Read More

Netanyahu Speech Unites Congress- and Diminishes Obama

By Phyllis Chesler

Phyllis-Chesler.com

March 3, 2015

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivered a passionate, inspiring, thoughtful, and "game changing" speech before the American Congress which lasted for about 45 minutes, during which time he was applauded 43 times, often for 15 seconds at a time. His … Read More

Same-sex marriage claims a notorious convert

By Mark Silk

Religion News Service

March 2, 2015

That would be former Georgia Attorney General Mike Bowers. The post Same-sex marriage claims a notorious convert appeared first on Spiritual Politics. … Read More

Islamists Demand Australian Senator 'Introduce Sharia Law' or Be Beheaded

By Phyllis Chesler

Phyllis-Chesler.com

March 2, 2015

Yesterday, terrorists threatened to "behead" Tasmanian Senator Jacqui Lambie if she did not help "introduce sharia law in Australia." To her credit, Lambie had recently called for the introduction of the death penalty for terrorists and had been quoted … Read More

The GOP’s big ‘Yes’ to ‘No’

By E.J. Dionne Jr.

Washington Post

March 1, 2015

It’s a daunting challenge to spin the word “no” into a hopeful and forward-looking political battle cry. There are, of course, circumstances when negative arguments can work. In obviously terrible times, voters are often content to take a chance on a barely sketched-out alternative. In midterm elections, which are like midsemester report cards, voters often protest against what they don’t like. “No” was a successful pitch in three straight midterms going back … Read More

The Obama Administration Prepares for Netanyahu’s Historic Speech to Congress

By Ron Radosh

PajamasMedia.com

March 1, 2015

As Benjamin Netanyahu prepares for his speech on Monday night to AIPAC, and his historic speech to both Houses of Congress on Tuesday, the Obama administration and its acolytes have increased their attacks on the Prime Minister for supposedly tearing apart the long-standing special relationship between the United States and Israel. The truth is that […] … Read More

Homeland Security funding drama darkens U.S. fiscal outlook

Reuters

March 1, 2015

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Congress narrowly averted a partial shutdown of the U.S. domestic security agency late on Friday night, but the forces behind the chaotic episode remain – fractious Republicans and House Speaker John Boehner’s lack of control over them. That may portend more serious trouble ahead as Washington confronts fiscal challenges on a grander […] … Read More

TWS Poll Results: Walker in a Walk

By William Kristol

The Weekly Standard

February 28, 2015

We’ve just finished tabulating the results an online poll conducted during the last week of WEEKLY STANDARD readers. They were given a chance to let us know who would be, as of now, their 1st, 2nd, and 3rd choices for the GOP presidential nomination. We want to thank the 3,700 readers who participated. … Read More

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