The Lebanon Daily News
Congressman Jim Gerlach to join Congressional delegation to Ukraine
Congressman Jim Gerlach will be part of a Congressional delegation headed to Ukraine next week in advance of that country's presidential election to be held amidst tensions with Russia.
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Thu Apr 17, 2014
Administration close to approving nonlethal military aid - Poland...
MORE SANCTIONS AND NONLETHAL AID ARE COMING BUT WHAT ABOUT TROOPS? Secretary of State John Kerry is in Geneva today to meet with his Russian counterpart to talk about Ukraine, but already administration officials are predicting more sanctions, not any kind of breakthrough, reports POLITICO's Edward Isaac-Dovere.
Wed Apr 16, 2014
Committee leaders head to Ukraine, plan energy talks
The leaders of the House Foreign Affairs Committee will travel to Ukraine next week amid signs that tension with Russia is increasing.
Tue Apr 15, 2014
Contact Your Senators & Representative to Stop Proposed Semi-Auto Firearm Importation Ban
We recently reported that U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein , sponsor of the federal "assault weapon" and "large" magazine "ban" of 1994-2004, is asking President Barack Obama to direct the BATFE to reinterpret a provision of the Gun Control Act of 1968 to prohibit the importation of various semi-automatic firearms and their parts.
Mon Apr 14, 2014
New US Farm Bill provides hope for food aid reform
NEW YORK, 14 April 2014 - Efforts to improve the way the US government distributes roughly US$2 billion in international food aid each year achieved some successes in the recently enacted Agriculture Act of 2014 - commonly referred to as the Farm Bill - but the food aid mechanism used by the world's largest donor continues to prioritize the needs ... (more)
Sun Apr 13, 2014
82 House Democrats want Obama to Ban Imports of Military-Style Firearms
President Obama has been asked to stop the importation of what 82 House Democrats believe to be 'military-style firearms' such as the AK-47.
Thu Apr 10, 2014
Cut off Hezbollah's lifeline to international financing
For too long Hezbollah has been able to conduct its illegal operations unhindered by the threat of a direct response from the United States.
U.S. Lawmakers Look Forward To New Govt In India After Polls
WASHINGTON: Influential U.S. lawmakers have wished Indians well noting that they are looking forward to strengthening bilateral ties with India with the formation of the next government in New Delhi after the general election.
Wed Apr 09, 2014
Obama urged to enforce ban on import of military-style firearms
About 80 House members wrote a letter to President Obama Wednesday urging him to renew the enforcement of a federal prohibition on the import of military-style, semiautomatic firearms.
Mon Apr 07, 2014
The Japan Times
U.S. labels some eastern Ukraine protesters as 'paid provocateurs'
The U.S. on Monday accused Russia of instigating the storming of government offices in eastern Ukraine, unrest that echoed the events preceding Russia's annexation of Crimea.
Cuomo administration urges Englewood Cliffs to lower height of LG Electronics building
New York State's highest elected official has waded into the dispute over LG Electronics USA's new North American headquarters with a letter urging the company to lower the height of the building, which at 143 feet would be visible over the Palisades treeline.
Alcalde & Fay inks five - Meltz firm launches at Science Club -...
ALCALDE & FAY INKS FIVE: The firm Alcalde & Fay has brought on five new lobbying clients.
Sun Apr 06, 2014
U.S. pushes for more Hezbollah sanctions
The purpose of the sanctions is to deal a blow to the Lebanese group's finances and reduce its capacity to "sow instability in Middle East".
Fri Apr 04, 2014
Ex-Hill Aide Taps Different Constituencies for PR
Gary Meltz, a one-time aide to Rep. Eliot L. Engel, D-N.Y., who has since carved out a niche for himself in the crisis management game, is inviting friends and colleagues to come celebrate the birth of Meltz Communications.
Leadership dreams of Clinton and Suu Kyi get reality check
Two politicians instrumental in Myanmar's conversion to democracy can only watch in despair as it slides back into bad old authoritarian ways One morning in late 2011, Hillary Clinton visited Aung San Suu Kyi 's weathered, lakeside villa to talk politics.
Senators Bob Menendez and Mark Kirk introduce Armenian Genocide resolution
Today, Senator Robert Menendez , a long-time champion of Armenian issues and powerful voice for justice, along with Senator Mark Kirk , who previously served as Co-Chair of the Armenian Caucus during his tenure in the House of Representatives , introduced a new Armenian Genocide resolution , reported the Armenian Assembly of America .
Thu Apr 03, 2014
House bill aims to halt Hezbollah funding
The House Committee on Foreign Affairs is hoping newly-crafted economic sanctions against the terrorist organization Hezbollah will put a dent in its ability to conduct operations.
AAA: Reps. Ed Royce and Eliot Engel: Turkey Christian Churches Accountability Act
PRESS RELEASE April 2, 2014 ARMENIAN ASSEMBLY OF AMERICA Contact: Taniel Koushakjian Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 393-3434 Web: www.aaainc.org HOUSE FOREIGN AFFAIRS COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN ED ROYCE AND RANKING MEMBER ELIOT ENGEL INTRODUCE TURKEY CHRISTIAN CHURCHES ACCOUNTABILITY ACT H.R. 4347 requires an annual report from the U.S. Department of ... (more)
New York Post
Obama administration objects to Iran's UN ambassador
Under pressure from outraged lawmakers, the Obama administration on Wednesday objected to Iran naming an ambassador to the United Nations who took part in the 1979-81 hostage crisis at the American Embassy in Tehran.
Wed Apr 02, 2014
The Riverdale Press
Dinowitz, Klein tie Monte up in red tape
State Sen. Co-Majority Leader Jeff Klein, working in tandem with Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz, has pushed through new legislation that will require Montefiore Medical Center to receive formal approval from Community Board 8 and the state Department of Health before it can build a controversial facility in south Riverdale.