government shutdown

Iran Sanctions ‘Harmed By The Shutdown’

Obama administration makes case that gov’t shuttering undermining efforts.

10/16/2013
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Washington —  Is the U.S. government shutdown undermining the sanctions that helped bring Iran to Geneva this week for talks aimed at ending the standoff over its nuclear program?

U.S. Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman testifies this week before the House Foreign Affairs Commitee.

Shutdown Blues

From Iran sanctions to yoga time, federal shuttering casts long shadow over Jewish D.C.

10/09/2013
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Washington — Meals on Wheels may disappear, Iran sanctions are at risk and yoga is filling in the gaps.
This is what the federal government shutdown looks like in Jewish Washington.

Yes, Congress is Embarrassing …But That’s Not the Worst Of It

10/04/2013
Jewish Week Online Columnist
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Woody Allen used to say that telling jokes to an audience that’s drunk or stoned guarantees you nothing more than cheap laughs. Anything will be funny to those people, because they’re “under the influence.”  Their judgment is impaired.

Rabbi Gerald Skolnik

Obama Administration: Shutdown Will Affect Military Aid To Israel

10/03/2013
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The Obama administration underscored potential cuts in defense assistance to Israel in making its case against the federal government shutdown.

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