Progressive groups rallied on Thursday to persuade Democratic senators not to support a bill giving Congress a vote on a nuclear deal with Iran, echoing the White House’s insistence that the measure could blow up delicate negotiations.
Chuck Schumer is suddenly in the hot seat on Iran. Will Jewish Democratic Senators keep backing a Republican bill that could scuttle President Obama’s nuclear deal?
Sen. Chuck Schumer is backing a proposal that would allow Congress to approve or reject any deal signed with Iran on curbing its nuclear program.
Twenty-three Democrats wrote John Boehner, the speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, urging him to delay Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to Congress.
Despite AIPAC’s best efforts to maintain a bipartisan tone at its annual conference, unhappiness with President Obama keeps bubbling up — even from allies.
Senator Charles Schumer, a member of a bipartisan group crafting comprehensive U.S. immigration reform, urged technology firms on Tuesday to stop lobbying for a standalone bill on high-skilled immigrants, saying such narrow legislation would not pass.
Top Jewish organizational leaders met with Chuck Hagel, President Obama’s defense secretary nominee, and Vice President Joe Biden.
Things are a lot more low-key at this inauguration than four years ago. But we dug out some Jewish angles to watch for as President Obama ushers in his second term.
Chuck Hagel is much less of a contrarian on Iran now than he was during his years as a senator. Shifting his stance, he now embraces sanctions and won’t rule out military action.
Former Republican Senator Chuck Hagel appears increasingly likely to be confirmed as U.S. defense secretary, thanks to support from two key senators and the lack of an overt campaign against him by mainstream pro-Israel groups.