Dianne Feinstein and Ron Wyden have a lot in common. Both are longtime U.S. senators, Democrats, Jewish and fiercely independent West coasters.
Frank Lautenberg, who died June 3, never shied away from his Jewish identity. But his greatest political achievements were not in issues of explicitly Jewish interest.
Frank Lautenberg left a lifetime of memories for Masha Leon, like the time he brought Bill Clinton out of a teary-eyed fog at a 1996 Democratic fundraiser.
Democratic U.S. Senator Frank Lautenberg, 89, the last surviving World War II veteran in the U.S. Congress, has died, a party aide said on Monday.
Chuck Hagel’s chances of getting confirmed as Pentagon chief could hinge on whether Sen. Chuck Schumer is satisfied with Hagel’s stance on Iran.
Chuck Hagel is facing the explosive charge that he is an anti-Semite. Jews in his home state of Nebraska, even those who oppose him, tell a different story.
Chuck Hagel, President Barack Obama’s pick to become the next U.S. defense secretary, has begun calling critics in the Senate in an attempt to clarify his views about how to deal with Iran, Hezbollah and Hamas before his upcoming nomination hearing.
Hawkish groups hoped to sink Chuck Hagel’s Pentagon bid and teach President Obama a lesson. But they may be the ones who look back on the episode as a cautionary tale.
Just two weeks before his second inauguration, President Barack Obama is acting as if he believes he has a big mandate for his next term. The latest sign: his decision to defy a concerted campaign against his choice for defense secretary.
A senior Israeli diplomat has given a positive view of Chuck Hagel’s nomination as U.S. defense secretary, though some commentators in the Jewish state expressed worries that the choice could open a new fissure in bedrock ties with Washington.