Politics

Washington – Over The Fiscal Cliff: Soft Or Hard Landing?

Washington - The Senate on Tuesday approved a bill to prevent the nation from going over a Jan. 1 "fiscal cliff." The legislation is now in the hands of the House, which is expecte...

New York – Clinton Receiving Blood Thinners To Dissolve Clot

New York - Doctors treating Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton for a blood clot in her head said blood thinners are being used to dissolve the clot and they are confident sh...

Seoul – North Korean Leader Seeks End To Confrontation With South

Seoul - North Korean leader Kim Jong-un called for an end to confrontation between the two Koreas, technically still at war in the absence of a peace treaty to end their 1950-53 co...

Washington – Senate Approves Fiscal Cliff Legislation 89-8; Now Heads To House

Washington - Legislation to negate a fiscal cliff of across-the-board tax increases and sweeping spending cuts to the Pentagon and other government agencies is headed to the GOP-do...

Washington – Democratic Aide: Fiscal ‘Cliff’ Deal Reached

Washington - Racing against the clock, the White House reached agreement with congressional Republicans late Monday on a deal to prevent across-the-board tax increases and spending...

Manhattan, NY – Clinton Suffered Clot Between Brain And Skull, Doctors Say

Manhattan, NY - Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton developed a blood clot in her head but did not suffer a stroke or neurological damage, her doctors said Monday. They say t...

Washington – Senator Joe Lieberman Caps Off 24-Year Career In Congress

Washington - Today marks the end of Senator Joe Lieberman’s 24-year career in Congress. In its editorial, The New York Post (http://bit.ly/VTsypa) pays tribute to Lieberman, cal...

Washington – AP Sources: ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Deal Emerging

Washington - Working with Congress against a midnight deadline, President Barack Obama said Monday that a deal to avert the "fiscal cliff" was in sight but not yet finalized. The e...

Jerusalem – Peres: Israel Would Talk To Hamas If Quartet Terms Accepted

Jerusalem - President Shimon Peres on Monday pursued his calls for peace when addressing spiritual and lay leaders of Israel's Christian community, withstanding the waves of critic...

Jerusalem – Israeli Supreme Court Shortens Whistleblower’s Prison Term

Jerusalem - Israel's Supreme Court on Monday shortened by a year the 4-1/2-year prison term of a soldier who gave a journalist classified military documents, some relating to opera...

Washington – Hours From “Fiscal Cliff,” Washington Still Awaits Deal

Washington - The U.S. Congress comes back on Monday without a deal to avert the "fiscal cliff" and only a few hours of actual legislative time scheduled in which to act if an agree...

Washington – Obama Wants Gun Violence Measures Passed In 2013

Washington - Recalling the shooting rampage that killed 20 first graders as the worst day of his presidency, President Barack Obama pledged to put his "full weight" behind legislat...

Manhattan, NY – Hillary Clinton Hospitalized With Blood Clot

Manhattan, NY - Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton was admitted to a New York hospital Sunday after the discovery of a blood clot stemming from the concussion she sustained ...

Jerusalem – Shas Unveils New App To Receive Blessings From Rabbi Ovadia Yosef

Jerusalem - Shas unveiled a new application for iphone and Android smartphones Sunday. On the application, called Maran Shelita (Hebrew for the great rabbi, who should lives a good...

Washington – Obama: U.S. Has Good Leads On Who Carried Out Benghazi Attacks

Washington - The United States has some "very good leads" about who carried out the attacks in Benghazi, Libya, that killed four Americans including the U.S. ambassador in Septembe...

Jerusalem – Israeli Leader’s Party Criticizes President

Jerusalem - Israel's president and prime minister are trading charges over making peace with the Palestinians. President Shimon Peres told a summit of international ambassadors ...

Washington – Senate, House Ag Committees In Deal To Avert Milk Price Spike

Washington - Farm-state lawmakers have agreed to a one-year extension of the expiring U.S. farm bill that, if enacted, would head off a possible doubling of retail milk prices to $...

Israel – Court: Barred Arab Candidate Can Run In Election

Israel - Israel's Supreme Court ruled on Sunday an Arab lawmaker could stand in elections, overturning her disqualification by electoral officials over her participation in a Gaza-...

Washington – NRA President: White House Gun Committee Don’t Include NRA

Washington - An effort led by Vice President Joe Biden to find ways to reduce gun violence after the Connecticut school massacre so far has not included talking to the National Rif...

West Bank – IDF Completes Evacuation Of Oz Zion Outpost

West Bank - IDF forces removed the remaining settler activists from the Oz Zion outpost near Beit El in the early morning hours of Sunday morning, at the end of a weekend that star...