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  • Former Alaska lawmaker responds to ‘bird-nose’ comment in Palin emails

    The 24,000 pages of emails from Sarah Palin’s first year and a half as governor released Friday did not yield any major bombshells, but a former Alaskan lawmaker hit back at Palin’s use of the term "bird-nose" to describe him in correspondence with her staff:   From: Palin, Sarah (GOV sponsored) To: Frye, Ivy J…

  • Lawmakers launch Latino-Jewish Congressional Caucus

    U.S. House members formally launched the Latino-Jewish Congressional Caucus.

  • Croatia expected to take up restitution law amendment

    The Croatian Parliament is expected to discuss a change to the country’s restitution law that would make it possible for foreigners, including Holocaust survivors, to file property claims.

  • Calif. congressman to introduce bill to protect circumcision

    U.S. Rep. Brad Sherman will introduce a bill to prevent cities from banning male circumcision, the California lawmaker’s office said.

  • Poll: Americans’ views on Mideast largely unchanged

    Americans’ views on Middle East issues have not changed in recent months, despite major headlines from the region, according to a new poll.

  • No Israel question during GOP presidential debate

    Israel was absent as a topic during the first Republican presidential debate in New Hampshire.

  • Homeland Security partners with Jewish groups on security campaign

    The Department of Homeland Security is partnering with Jewish organizations to expand its “If You See Something, Say Something” public awareness campaign, the first such partnership with a faith-based community.

  • Weiner should resign, Cantor says

    Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.), the U.S. House of Representatives majority leader, called on Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) to resign.

  • GOP lawmaker calls for U.S. to pull funding if U.N. recognizes Palestine

    Rep. Steve Chabot (R-Ohio) introduced a resolution calling for the withholding of U.N. funding if the General Assembly recognizes a Palestinian state.

  • Leonard Nimoy supports a two-state solution

    Actor Leonard Nimoy, best known for his role as Spock in the original "Star Trek" series, has come out in support of a two-state solution in a plea for peace in the Middle East. In an open letter posted on the website for left-leaning organization Americans for Peace Now, Nimoy advocates for two states with…