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3 hrs ago | The Times of Israel

US partisan squabbling delays Iron Dome funding

In an ironic legislative twist, the broad-based bipartisan support in Congress for the Iron Dome project turned an urgent request for additional funds into a political hot potato, trapping efforts in Washington gridlock Thursday.

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9 hrs ago | Cybercast News Service

Syrian Army Defector: 'My Morals a Would Not Allow Me To Be Quiet ...

A man wearing a hooded windbreaker and sunglasses testified before the House Foreign Affairs Committee on Thursday about the deaths of more than 10,000 Syrians at the hands of the Bashar al-Assad regime.

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Related Topix: Prison, US News, US House of Representatives, US Politics, Democrat

15 hrs ago | KRMG-AM Tulsa

Witness of Syrian atrocities testifies in Congress

Graphic images of emaciated and bloodied corpses in the Syrian civil war were presented to uncharacteristically silent members of Congress Thursday as a former military photographer testified about the signs of savagery he witnessed.

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Related Topix: US News, Prison, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Barack Obama, Mark Pryor, US Senate

15 hrs ago | ABC News

Witness of Syrian Atrocities Testifies in Congress

Graphic images of emaciated and bloodied corpses in the Syrian civil war were presented to uncharacteristically silent members of Congress Thursday as a former military photographer testified about the signs of savagery he witnessed.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Barack Obama, Mark Pryor, US Senate

Wed Jul 30, 2014

KSL-TV

House panel calls on China to end organ harvesting

The U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee endorsed on Wednesday a resolution calling on China to immediately end what it calls state-sanctioned harvesting of human organs from prisoners.

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Related Topix: Religion, Falun Gong, US Politics, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Democrat

News Max

Rep. Ed Royce: New Sanctions Will Pose 'Serious Consequences' For Russia

A new round of sanctions ordered Tuesday against Russia will pose serious consequences on the Russian economy, House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce, R-Calif., says, and the orders show Europeans are becoming increasingly nervous about increasing military action on the Russian border.

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Tue Jul 29, 2014

Jerusalem Post

9 young Jews arrested at NYC anti-Israel protest

NEW YORK Nine Jews were arrested inside the office building that houses the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations Monday during a protest against Israel's military action in Gaza.

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Government Executive

House Passes Ambitious Reorganization of U.S. International Broadcasting

The long-disputed Broadcasting Board of Governors would be thoroughly reorganized under a reform bill the House passed Monday evening by voice vote.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Hillary Clinton, US Senate

Mon Jul 28, 2014

The New York Observer

Thousands Descend on Manhattan to Rally for Israel

Thousands of demonstrators and a host of prominent elected officials descended on Manhattan this afternoon to rally for Israel as the Middle Eastern nation continues to trade rocket fire with its Palestinian neighbors.

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Palestinian Territories, US Politics, Senator Chuck Schumer, Representative Hakeem Jeffries, US News, US Senate, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Steve Israel

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Boston.com

Florida Rep. Confuses Indian-American Officials for Indian Officials in Hearing

Freshman Florida Rep. Curt Clawson made quite an awkward splash during his first day on the subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific Thursday.

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Related Topix: Asian-American, Indian-American, US News, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Democrat

The Nation

US lawmakers reaffirm close Pakistan ties

A group of American lawmakers reaffirmed their commitment to maintain close relationship with Pakistan, hoping that Islamabad's efforts to root out militancy would yield positive results.

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Related Topix: World News, Pakistan, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Nita Lowey

Thu Jul 24, 2014

NY1

Online: Congressman Talks Israel, Ukraine Conflicts

Errol Louis interviews newsmakers from New York City and beyond on NY1's Inside City Hall program, every weeknight at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. NY1 VIDEO: Congressman Eliot Engel joined Inside City Hall from Washington to break down the conflict between Israel and Gaza, as well as ongoing developments in Ukraine.

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Related Topix: US House of Representatives, US Politics, Democrat, US News

LongIsland.com

Governor Cuomo Announces $175 Million to Cover Local Governments' ...

Albany, NY - July 23, 2014 - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced funding to cover local governments' costs to repair and rebuild infrastructure damaged by Superstorm Sandy.

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Related Topix: Andrew Cuomo, US Governors, US Politics, Nita Lowey, US News, US House of Representatives, Carolyn McCarthy, Gregory Meeks, Democrat, Albany, NY

Roll Call

Congressional Meddling May Derail Victory Over Iran | Commentary

At every critical moment along the diplomatic path to a resolution of Iran's nuclear program, vocal members of Congress have threatened to impose new sanctions that could torpedo the process.

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Related Topix: US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Politics, Robert Menendez, US Senate, Republican, Lindsey Graham, Iran, World News, Senator Ted Cruz

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Business Wire

UANI Applauds U.S. House for Passing New Sanctions on Irana s Terrorist Proxy Hezbollah

Among other provisions, the legislation would direct the Treasury Department to prohibit a foreign financial institution that knowingly facilitates Hezbollah activities from maintaining a payable-through account in the U.S. The bill was introduced by U.S. Reps.

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Related Topix: Iran, World News, Middle East, Terrorism, Prison, US Politics, US News, Edward Royce, Republican, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Senate, Senator Jeanne Shaheen

The Wichita Eagle

US officials, lawmakers clash over Iraq policy

Testifying before the House Foreign Affairs Committee, the State Department's Brett McGurk and Defense Department's Elissa Slotkin said the administration was focused on improving U.S. intelligence, securing American personnel and property, guiding Iraq toward a new, more inclusive government and helping its forces strike back against the al-Qaida ... (more)

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Related Topix: Iraq, World News, Middle East, US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Dana Rohrabacher, Royce Value Trust, Financial Services, Democrat

United Jewish Federation of Tidewater

House passes bill expanding Hezbollah sanctions

The U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed legislation that would target banks that deal with the terrorist group Hezbollah.

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Related Topix: Terrorism, US House of Representatives, US Politics, Representative Brad Schneider, Democrat, US News

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Lim Kit Siang

Malaysia Flight 17 prosecution faces major evidentiary and legal obstacles

Despite mounting evidence that Russian-backed separatists downed a commercial aircraft over Ukraine last week, Western diplomats and law enforcement officials face significant obstacles prosecuting the culprits, according to current and former U.S. officials.

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Related Topix: Pennsylvania, University of Pennsylvania, US Politics, Hillary Clinton, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Edward Royce, Republican, US House of Representatives

The Hill

Is it news, or is it propaganda?

A bipartisan bill in Congress, the U.S. International Communications Reform Act is aimed at clarifying the mission of U.S. international media.

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Related Topix: Republican, US House of Representatives, US Politics, US News, Edward Royce, Democrat

Mon Jul 21, 2014

US News & World Report

Sanctions Give Obama Leverage in Iran Nuclear Talks

The United States and other world powers extended the deadline to reach a comprehensive final agreement with Iran over its controversial nuclear program to November 24, 2014.

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Related Topix: Robert Menendez, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Senate, Senator Mark Kirk, Republican, Lindsey Graham, Opinion

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