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Poll: Nearly half of U.S. voters disapprove of Netanyahu invite

by CNN // March 2, 2015 // Updated 12:26 GMT // 0 Comments

The Wall Street Journal/NBC News survey out Sunday found that 48% of registered voters disapprove of congressional Republicans’ move to invite Netanyahu to address Congress without notifying President Barack Obama first. Thirty percent say the invitation was okay, and another 22% said they didn’t know enough to judge. READ: Why Netanyahu is confronting the White […]

Netanyahu’s Visit Bringing Uninvited Problems for Jewish Democrats

by The New York Times // March 2, 2015 // Updated 04:45 GMT // 0 Comments

WASHINGTON — Speaker John A. Boehner’s unilateral invitation to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel to address Congress on Tuesday has turned a foreign policy issue that has had near unanimous support in both parties — Israel — into a bruising political showdown. Speaker John A. Boehner with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel during […]

What it was like on Netanyahu’s plane

by CNN // March 2, 2015 // Updated 03:31 GMT // 0 Comments

Indeed on the tarmac, Netanyahu, with his wife, Sara, at his side, somberly declared his visit to Washington a “crucial” and “historic” trip and himself the “messenger” of all the Israeli people, even those who don’t agree with him. I am leaving for Washington on a fateful, even historic mission. I am the emissary of […]

The Spiritual Allure Of Dr. Ben Carson

by The Huffington Post // March 2, 2015 // Updated 02:34 GMT // 0 Comments

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — Other speakers had rowdier receptions and larger followings. But few who appeared at the Conservative Political Action Conference this past week had an emotional pull on the audience quite like Dr. Ben Carson. Ben Carson arrives to speak during the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Md., Thursday, Feb. […]

Report: Hillary Clinton Launching Presidential Campaign In April

by The Huffington Post // March 2, 2015 // Updated 01:13 GMT // 0 Comments

Hillary Clinton and her close advisers are telling Democratic donors she will enter the presidential race sooner than expected, likely in April, a move that would allay uncertainties within her party and allow her to rev up fundraising.Former United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gives the keynote speech during LeadOn:Watermark’s Silicon Valley Conference For […]

Obama and Netanyahu: A clash of world views, not just personalities

by CNN // March 2, 2015 // Updated 01:00 GMT // 0 Comments

A long, steadily worsening showdown between the rivals is coming to a head in the tense final stages of talks between world powers and Iran in pursuit of a nuclear deal backed by the U.S. but opposed by Netanyahu. READ: Will Netanyahu’s speech to Congress backfire? Highly unusual Netanyahu’s visit is highly unusual. Not only […]

California Republicans Vote To Officially Recognize Gay Political Organization

by The Huffington Post // March 2, 2015 // Updated 00:47 GMT // 0 Comments

LOS ANGELES, March 1 (Reuters) – California Republicans broke from their own platform on Sunday and voted overwhelmingly at their state party convention to give official recognition to a gay rights wing of the GOP that has long been marginalized. Endorsement of the Log Cabin Republicans as a charter volunteer organization within the nation’s largest […]

Netanyahu Arrives In U.S., Signs Of Easing Of Tensions Over Iran Speech

by The Huffington Post // March 2, 2015 // Updated 00:22 GMT // 0 Comments

* Netanyahu arrives in U.S. for speech to Congress * Kerry doesn’t want speech to be a “political football” * Partisan nature of visit has angered U.S. officials (Adds Netanyahu arrival, Israeli official comments) By Matt Spetalnick and Dan Williams WASHINGTON, March 1 (Reuters) – The United States and Israel showed signs of seeking to […]

Netanyahu to lay out elements of Iran deal, urge pushing back deadline

by CNN // March 1, 2015 // Updated 23:18 GMT // 0 Comments

A senior Israeli official traveling in Netanyahu’s delegation, who was not authorized to speak on the record, said the Israeli government had “a good understanding of the agreement we can draw conclusions from.” “We know what we know. And believe me, we know a lot of information about this agreement,” the official told reporters aboard […]

Scott Walker Admits That He Flip-Flopped On Immigration

by The Huffington Post // March 1, 2015 // Updated 22:16 GMT // 0 Comments

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) admitted on Sunday that he had completely changed his stance on immigration and that he now has a much tougher position on undocumented individuals living in the United States.Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) admitted that he had changed his position on immigration to take a much tougher stance. | Bill […]

Scott Walker reverses immigration stance

by CNN // March 1, 2015 // Updated 22:09 GMT // 0 Comments

“My view has changed, I’m flat-out saying it. Candidates can say that, sometimes they don’t,” Walker said. – It’s a particularly sticky issue among Republican primary voters. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio have taken fire from the right for their support for measures that would allow undocumented immigrants to remain […]

How to party like a conservative

by CNN // March 1, 2015 // Updated 21:27 GMT // 0 Comments

Would I try my luck with “The Fiorina Freedom” or “The Captain Carson”? Perhaps “Rubio’s Thirst Quencher” or “Rand’s Liquid Liberty”? READ: Can conservatives come together? I handed the menu to the bartender. – So she would support Perry as the presidential nominee? “I hope the best person for our party wins the nomination,” she […]

Bernie Sanders Calls Out Media For Not Covering Obama’s Trade Deal

by The Huffington Post // March 1, 2015 // Updated 21:14 GMT // 0 Comments

Adding to the chorus of protest over President Obama’s push for a controversial new trade pact with Asia, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) sounded off on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and accused mainstream media of not covering what could be one of the biggest trade agreements in history. “The major television networks are not covering the TPP. […]

Obama: Minnie Minoso Had A ‘Quintessentially American Story’

by The Huffington Post // March 1, 2015 // Updated 20:40 GMT // 0 Comments

President Barack Obama on Sunday commemorated the life of Minnie Minoso, the first black major league baseball player in Chicago. Minoso’s death was announced earlier in the day by the Cook County medical examiner.Minnie Minoso, the first black major league baseball player in Chicago, died on Sunday. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images) | David Banks […]

Kevin McCarthy Wants Senate Republicans To Get Rid Of The Filibuster

by The Huffington Post // March 1, 2015 // Updated 20:31 GMT // 0 Comments

The No. 2 Republican in the House said on Sunday that the Senate should exercise the “nuclear option” and get rid of the filibuster to resolve the standoff over funding for the Department of Homeland Security. Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) said on Sunday that he thinks the Senate should get rid of the filibuster. AFP […]

Kerry: Netanyahu ‘Welcome To Speak’ In The U.S.

by The Huffington Post // March 1, 2015 // Updated 20:22 GMT // 0 Comments

WASHINGTON — Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday sought to downplay the growing diplomatic rift between the United States and Israel, telling ABC’s “This Week” that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is “welcome to speak in the United States,” and that the U.S. has “a closer relationship with Israel right now in terms of […]

WH, groups outraged by anti-Susan Rice genocide ad

by CNN // March 1, 2015 // Updated 20:19 GMT // 0 Comments

The ad, claiming “Susan Rice has a blind spot: Genocide,” appeared in Saturday’s paper promoting a talk by American Rabbi Shmuley Boteach. He claims that Rice has sought to silence Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ahead of his address to Congress. READ: Will Netanyahu’s speech to Congress backfire? A senior administration official at the White […]

John Boehner Downplays GOP Divisions In DHS Fight

by The Huffington Post // March 1, 2015 // Updated 19:02 GMT // 0 Comments

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) sought to downplay divisions among his caucus after the House nearly shut down the Department of Homeland Security at the last minute on Friday.House Speaker John Boehner said that Republicans had the same goals in the DHS fight. | Win McNamee via Getty Images On Sunday, Boehner blamed President Barack […]

Ben Carson Defends Obama But Not Evolution

by The Huffington Post // March 1, 2015 // Updated 18:51 GMT // 0 Comments

WASHINGTON — Dr. Ben Carson defended President Barack Obama Sunday against criticism that he was too inexperienced to be president. Speaking on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Carson went on to suggest that certain scientific ideas, like evolution, are “just propaganda.” – Despite a career in medicine, Carson, a Seventh-day Adventist, is an outspoken creationist who […]

Boehner allies downplay GOP rift

by CNN // March 1, 2015 // Updated 18:28 GMT // 0 Comments

The House, Boehner said on Sunday, is a “rambunctious place.” “We have 435 members. A lot of members have different ideas about what we should and shouldn’t be doing,” he said during an appearance on CBS’s “Face the Nation.” READ: Top conservative says Boehner’s job is safe Asked if he’s capable of leading the chamber, […]

A CPAC history lesson: How Rand Paul could be like Ronald Reagan

by CNN // March 1, 2015 // Updated 17:26 GMT // 0 Comments

1. Winning CPAC once meant little, but are Rand Paul’s multiple wins just the ticket? Rand Paul won his third consecutive CPAC presidential straw poll this weekend, and most political journalists yawned — and understandably so. There have been 20 previous CPAC straw polls, and only in four of those cases has the winner ended […]

Dianne Feinstein: Benjamin Netanyahu ‘Arrogant’ For Claiming To Speak For All Jews

by The Huffington Post // March 1, 2015 // Updated 17:24 GMT // 0 Comments

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said Sunday that it was “arrogant” for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to presume to speak for all Jews on a potential nuclear deal between the United States and Iran. Netanyahu has defended his upcoming speech to Congress on Iran in part by saying that he feels like he is an […]

Lindsey Graham Promises AIPAC Members He Will Cut UN Funding and Derail Iran Negotiations

by The Huffington Post // March 1, 2015 // Updated 17:22 GMT // 0 Comments

WASHINGTON — Speaking to the annual American Israel Public Affairs Committee policy conference Sunday morning, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) threatened to cut funding to the United Nations, who he believes is alienating Israel in the international community and tolerating anti-Semitism in Europe. His promise was met with applause and a standing ovation by the nearly […]

House Majority Whip: ‘No Deal’ On Funding DHS Past Friday

by The Huffington Post // March 1, 2015 // Updated 16:31 GMT // 0 Comments

WASHINGTON — House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (La.) on Sunday rejected the suggestion that House Republicans had made a deal with Democrats to pass a “clean” bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security next week, telling “Fox News Sunday” host Chris Wallace, “There is no such deal and there’s no such bill.” – Scalise […]

Boehner hits Obama over Netanyahu visit

by CNN // March 1, 2015 // Updated 16:15 GMT // 0 Comments

“The animosity between the White House and the prime minister is no secret in this town. But they’ve certainly made it worse in the last five weeks,” Boehner said Sunday on CBS’s “Face the Nation.” – “I’ve never seen anything like it. Everybody wants to be there,” he said. “What I do wonder is why […]

Feinstein calls Netanyahu ‘arrogant’

by CNN // March 1, 2015 // Updated 16:01 GMT // 0 Comments

The California Democrat’s comments to CNN’s Dana Bash on Sunday’s “State of the Union” come days ahead of Netanyahu’s high-profile speech to Congress, in which he’s set to lobby against a deal to thwart Iran’s nuclear ambitions. – “He doesn’t speak for me on this,” she said. “I think it’s a rather arrogant statement. I […]

Will Netanyahu’s speech to Congress backfire?

by CNN // March 1, 2015 // Updated 15:51 GMT // 0 Comments

Netanyahu’s detractors and even some supporters are expressing concern that he may have overplayed his hand by going before Congress to oppose President Barack Obama’s Iran policy without consulting the White House. READ: Why Netanyahu is confronting the White House The controversy surrounding the address, they warn, may have overshadowed the message and turned potentially […]

Scott Walker Denies Comparing Protesters To ISIS, Says Obama Loves America

by The Huffington Post // March 1, 2015 // Updated 15:32 GMT // 0 Comments

WASHINGTON — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker on Sunday made an effort to walk back recent controversial comments comparing union protesters to the Islamic State group and expressing doubt over whether President Barack Obama loves America. Appearing on “Fox News Sunday,” Walker said he was “not comparing” union protesters to the terrorist group known as ISIS. […]

Scott Walker Denies Comparing Protesters To ISIS, Says Obama Loves America

by The Huffington Post // March 1, 2015 // Updated 15:32 GMT // 0 Comments

WASHINGTON — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker on Sunday made an effort to walk back recent controversial comments comparing union protesters to the Islamic State group and expressing doubt over whether President Barack Obama loves America. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker speaks at the winter meeting of the free market Club for Growth winter economic conference at […]

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