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Online: Engel Talks Pre-K, Ukraine
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: Rep. Eliot Engel, who represents parts of the Bronx and Westchester, joined Inside City Hall to discuss the crisis in Ukraine and the battle over universal pre-K in New York.
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Thu Mar 06, 2014
House panel moves toward Russian sanctions
A key House committee on Thursday took the first step toward a broad package of sanctions hitting Russia for its invasion of Ukraine.
It sure does rhyme: US reaction to Moscow aggression echoes Carter's in 1980
The president himself declared that the invasion severely damaged the relationship between Moscow and Washington.
Wed Mar 05, 2014
Arutz Sheva Israel News
Israel a 'Major Strategic Partner' of the U.S., Say Lawmakers
The House of Representatives on Wednesday approved with an overwhelming majority a bill which describes Israel as a "major strategic partner" of the U.S. JNS.org reported that the bill, entitled the United States-Israel Strategic Partnership Act, passed by a 410-1 vote.
Robert Serry, Unite Nations Envoy, Was Not Kidnapped, Only Threatened In Crimea, UN Says
The U.N. deputy secretary-general has denied reports from Ukrainian officials that a U.N. special envoy was kidnapped in Crimea.
House GOP posts Ukraine package bill
House Republicans have posted a one-page bill that will provide loan guarantees to Ukraine, although the hastily assembled legislation is likely to be revised throughout the day.
Center for Global Development
Is Africa Energy Poverty the Next Big Bipartisan Development Issue?
Bipartisanship has a pulse in Washington after all. Or, maybe it's just Ed Royce and Eliot Engel reminding the town that certain issues trump the desire to deliver mortal body blows.
Sun Mar 02, 2014
The Washington Post
No more Obama defenders?
To the consternation of many Republicans, the attendees at the annual American Israel Public Affairs Committee policy summit, at least half of whom are Democrats , have often made excuses for President Obama's stance toward Israel and his Middle East policies more generally.
AIPAC divisions increasingly pronounced
For American Jews, soul-searching about both Israel and AIPAC are as dependable as a trip to the movies on Christmas.
Sat Mar 01, 2014
U.S. Lawmakers Push Sanctions, Not Troops
U.S. lawmakers from both parties urged President Barack Obama to lead an international effort to impose diplomatic and economic sanctions on Russia if it attacks Ukraine, though they stopped short of calling for armed intervention.
Fri Feb 28, 2014
Africa: House Foreign Affairs Committee Passes Electrify Africa Act
Today, the House Foreign Affairs Committee, chaired by U.S. Rep. Ed Royce , passed H.R. 2548, the Electrify Africa Act , as amended, which will improve access to electricity in sub-Saharan Africa, through a comprehensive U.S. government approach to electricity projects in the region, at no cost to the U.S. taxpayer.
U.S. lawmakers writing aid package for new Ukraine government
U.S. lawmakers applauded the formation of an interim government in Ukraine and said on Friday they are writing legislation to authorize financial and technical assistance for the country.
Thu Feb 27, 2014
Ronan Farrow's "The World Unseen" Looks at U.S. Food-Aid Reform
MSNBC host Ronan Farrow looks at U.S. food-aid policies, and the need to reform them , in the latest installment of his "The World Unseen" series.
The Riverdale Press
Rangel, rivals fail to grab Franklin club endorsement
Neither Congressman Charles Rangel nor his prospective challengers made a strong enough pitch to one of the city's most active grassroots political groups to clinch an endorsement at a meeting of the Benjamin Franklin Reform Democratic Club on Monday night.
Wed Feb 26, 2014
So Over the Hill: Staffers Reflect Back
"As a congressional staffer, you don't really know what you're talking about. You're better off just admitting it."
Lawmaker backs UN on NKorea court referral
A senior Democratic lawmaker says he supports referring North Korea to the International Criminal Court after a U.N. commission of inquiry found evidence of crimes against humanity.
Sat Feb 22, 2014
National Public Radio
Should The U.S. Choose Sides In Syria? A Democrat Says 'Yes'
As violence grows in Syria, some in Congress say we should provide more assistance to the opposition.
Fri Feb 21, 2014
The Huffington Post
Sen. Pat Roberts Faces Sagging Poll Numbers Following News He Doesn't Live In Kansas
Sen. Pat Roberts' disapproval ratings have increased by 10 points in the past year, according to a survey released Friday by the Democratic firm Public Policy Polling.
Wed Feb 19, 2014
The Riverdale Press
Errant mail irks residents of 10463
Long lines and spotty service have raised the hackles of residents served by the Kingsbridge Post Office.
Lawmakers Call on Obama to Impose Sanctions on Ukraine
Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, and Yanukovych attend a Russian-Ukrainian Summit in December, where the latter signed a series of agreements to boost trade and industrial cooperation with Russia, refusing to strengthen cooperation with the EU.