The Times of Israel
Legislation enhancing Holocaust survivors' care introduced
The legislation introduced Tuesday in the US House by Representatives and the US Senate would add survivors to a priority list for social services outlined in the Older Americans Act.
Wed May 22, 2013
GOP Senators Propose Full Embargo on Iran
After gradually tightening the noose on Iran's economy for the past three years, some in Congress now believe the time has come to enforce an all-out trade embargo on the regime in Tehran to finally force it to give up its nuclear program.
Cybercast News Service
Senators Demand Transparency in U.S. Taxpayer Funding of United Nations
Some American taxpayers know that they contribute more than one-fifth of the United Nations operating budget, but the full extent of U.S. contributions to the world body - a much larger figure - has been less well known since a congressional reporting requirement lapsed in 2011.
'Conferencia GOP' Reaches Out to Latinos in New Video | Goppers
The Republican Party, long-marooned from the Latino voting bloc, has begun a concerted effort to mobilize this constituency as its own, particularly ahead of the 2014 and 2016 elections.
Tue May 21, 2013
Mon May 20, 2013
Gay Adoption Bill to be Reintroduced with Bipartisan Sponsors
A bill that would cut off federal funding to adoption and foster care agencies that discriminate against gay and lesbian couples seeking to parent is making its way to Congress again with bipartisan support.
New HHS/Sebelius Donor Scandal Brewing
A group members of the U.S. House of Representatives have sent Secretary of the Department of Human and Health Services, Kathleen Sebelius, a letter questioning her reported actions of soliciting donations from non-profit organizations that are 'directly implementing' Obamacare.
Wed May 15, 2013
New Media Journal
Iran to Chair UN Arms Control Forum
Iran will preside over the United Nations arms control forum this month, despite the fact that it is under UN sanctions for illicit nuclear activities and routinely supplies arms to the terrorist organization Hezbollah in violation of international law.
Tue May 14, 2013
GOP defies Boehner on special Benghazi panel
House Republican members are defying Speaker John Boehner and five committee chairmen by endorsing a measure that would set up a special panel to investigate the deadly attacks in Benghazi, Libya.
Cybercast News Service
Administration Will Avoid U.N. Disarmament Session Chaired by Iran
The United States will not send an ambassador to a session of the United Nations' Conference on Disarmament that will be chaired by Iran in the coming weeks, the U.S. Mission to the U.N. said Monday.
Fri May 10, 2013
Congresswomen Barbara Lee and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen this week introduced H.R. 1843, the Repeal Existing Policies that Encourage and Allow Legal HIV Discrimination Act.
Thu May 09, 2013
Charlie Crist backs same-sex marriage
"On Tuesday, Delaware became the 11th state to allow marriage equality," he wrote on his Facebook page.
Op-ed: There's No Excuse for Discrimination at Work
Did you know that in more than half of the country it is still legal for a boss to fire someone just because of who they are dating, or how they identify? While it sounds absurd, for thousands of gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender Americans in states like Texas, Florida and Pennsylvania, it is all too real.
Wed May 08, 2013
Florida Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, John Lewis, Reintroduce Gay Adoption Bill
The Every Child Deserves a Family Act would prohibit federally funded adoption and foster programs from discriminating families based on sexual orientation and gender identity, or marital status.
Tue May 07, 2013
Ros-Lehtinen: With 60 dissidents on hunger strike, shameful EU has...
"I urge all responsible nations to raise their voices in support of these brave hunger strikers who are so desperate for freedom that they risk their lives so that the world can focus attention on their plight" Washington, DC - Today, Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen , Chair of the Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa, issued the ... (more)
US Rep criticizes Obama for going easy on Ortega
U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen , a fierce critic of the left-wing governments of ALBA and one of the only U.S. lawmakers who pays any mind to Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega, released a statement this week criticizing President Barack Obama for not condemning the Sandinista leader during his recent trip to Central America.
As Congress Considers Adoption Rights Bill, Gingrich Argues Religious Liberties
A bipartisan group of Congress members introduced a bill Tuesday that would provide clearer rights for same-sex couples who want to adopt children.
Mon May 06, 2013
Open thread for night owls: 3-D printed guns 'a politically important project'
Will printed guns be game changers? If anybody with the money can buy, lease or otherwise gain access to a 3-D printer, raw materials and the proper "blueprints" via open-source software, will any gun laws be enforceable anywhere? Until a working model was produced, those were just hypothetical questions.
The Huffington Post
Gay Adoption Bill Set To Be Reintroduced With Bipartisan Support
A bill legalizing adoption and foster parenting by same-sex couples is set to be reintroduced on Tuesday, with supporters hopeful that momentum around the Supreme Court's oral arguments on marriage equality and recent pro-LGBT comments from Republican lawmakers will give their legislation a boost.
Beyonce: Cuba response 'quite shocking'
Beyonc said Monday that she was "shocked" by criticism of her and her husband Jay-Z's recent trip to Cuba.