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Youngest person ever to run for Congress becomes target of online anti-Semitism

03/30/2017 6:17 PM Updated: 1 month ago
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Erin Schrode, a Jewish entrepreneur and activist who in 2016 campaigned to be the youngest person ever elected to Congress, found herself the target of anti-Semitic

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Four Republican congressmen reject bill supporting two-state solution

01/06/2017 1:48 PM
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A bill condemning the UN Security Council’s recent anti-settlement resolution was opposed this month by four Republican congressmen. According to a report Friday by Haaretz, the

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Watch House reps denounce, and praise, UN’s Israel resolution

01/05/2017 6:02 PM
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US Congress Passes Spending bill, Avoiding Shutdown

09/29/2016 8:20 AM Updated: 7 months ago
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(AFP). The US Congress passed a spending bill late Wednesday and staved off a government shutdown, after reaching agreement on funding for a tainted water crisis

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US Senate Votes to Override Obama’s 9/11 Bill Veto

09/28/2016 1:40 PM Updated: 7 months ago
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Washington (AFP) – The US Senate voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to override Barack Obama’s veto of a bill allowing 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia, the first

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NCJW Among 17 Jewish Groups asking Congress to end Abortion Restrictions

09/28/2016 11:00 AM Updated: 7 months ago
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The National Council for Jewish Women (NCJW) was one of 36 faith-based groups that sent a letter Monday asking Congress to expand abortion availability. The goal

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US Congresswoman From Queens Elected as DNC’s Vice Chair

07/30/2016 9:45 PM Updated: 9 months ago
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U.S. Congresswoman Grace Meng (D-NY) was elected vice chair of the Democratic National Committee on Friday, at the party’s post-Democratic National Convention meeting in Philadelphia. “I am deeply

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Health Spending Will Rise to 20% of Economy by 2025, Study Finds

07/18/2016 3:40 PM Updated: 10 months ago
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National health spending will rise to a rate of 5.8% per year on average and will make up approximately 20% of the total economy by 2025,

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First Non-Pregnant Case of Zika Virus in NYC Exposes Itself

07/15/2016 1:31 PM
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A non-pregnant woman in her 20s returned from an area with Zika virus infection and engaged in sexual activity in New York City, transmitting the virus her partner, according

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US House Democrats Stage Sit-in To Demand Action on Guns

06/23/2016 7:23 AM Updated: 11 months ago
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(AFP). In one of the most extraordinary scenes in years on the US House floor, Democrats staged a dramatic sit-in Wednesday, demanding that the Republican-led Congress

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House Republicans Unveil New Proposals to Replace Obamacare

06/22/2016 3:55 PM Updated: 11 months ago
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New proposals were unveiled by House Republicans in a 37-page white paper on Wednesday to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, which would

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Federal Reserve Chief Warns of ‘Considerable Uncertainty’ on US Economic Outlook

06/21/2016 4:13 PM
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Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen warned of “considerable uncertainty” on the outlook of the U.S. economy, citing the job market and weak pace of investment. Global risks

Erin Schrode, 25, may be the youngest person ever elected to Congress 

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Jewish Activist and Congressional Aspirant Erin Schrode Undeterred by Anti-Semitic Harassment

06/06/2016 1:29 PM Updated: 11 months ago
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At just 25, Jewish activist Erin Schrode is aspiring to make history as the youngest person ever to be elected to Congress. That ambition has come

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President Obama Discusses Plan to Create Vaccine for Zika Virus

05/22/2016 4:19 PM Updated: 12 months ago
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At the White House Friday, President Barack Obama discussed the Zika virus after a briefing from Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell, CDC Director Frieden,

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NY Senator Schumer Urges House to Follow in Passage of Bill Letting 9/11 Victims File Lawsuits Against Saudi Arabia

05/18/2016 12:14 PM
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U.S. Senator Charles Schumer urges the House of Representatives to follow suit after the Senate on Tuesday passed the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act, which would let

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Phil Rosenthal Sets New Career as Politician in Run for 10th Congressional District

04/01/2016 11:15 AM Updated: 1 year ago
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What 10-year-old watches political conventions? Phil Rosenthal wasn’t really asking — he was reflecting on his childhood. Prior to his campaign for New York’s 10th Congressional

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Sanders Woos Michigan Muslim Voters Amid Call for ‘Level-Playing Field’ in US-Mideast Policy

03/09/2016 3:26 PM Updated: 1 year ago
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At a rally in Dearborn, Michigan on Monday, Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders called for “a level-playing field” in U.S.-Middle East policy. “For decades now there

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FBI, Apple Clash in Congress on Encryptio

03/02/2016 7:55 AM Updated: 1 year ago
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(AFP). The battle between the FBI and Apple over encryption moved to Congress on Tuesday, with both sides arguing security is at risk in the legal

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Obama to Ask Congress for $1.8 Billion to Tackle Zika Crisis

02/08/2016 12:02 PM Updated: 1 year ago
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(AFP). President Barack Obama will ask Congress for more than $1.8 billion in emergency funding to tackle the fast-spreading Zika virus both at home and abroad,

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19th Congressional District Democratic Chairs Announce Backing of Zephyr Teachout for Congress

01/18/2016 11:38 AM
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Yesterday evening, Democratic chairs in the 19th Congressional District announced their support of Zephyr Teachout’s possible bid for the Hudson Valley seat. Currently an Associate Professor