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Tense Dem-Israeli Meetings Heighten Netanyahu Speech Stakes


Washington — In tense meetings, top congressional Democrats, including seven Jewish lawmakers, confronted Israeli officials about Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s planned speech to Congress.

Four Jewish Dems Keep, Earn Top House Committee Slots

Levin of Michigan keeps spot at Ways and Means; Lowey takes lead at Appropriations.

Four Jewish Democrats kept or earned top slots on U.S. House of Representatives committees.

Congresswoman Nita Lowey is taking the top spot at the House's Appropriations Committee. Getty Images

Citing Distraction, Weiner Quits Congress


Acknowledging that his conduct had become too much of a distraction for him to be effective, Rep. Anthony Weiner resigned from office in the wake of a scandal in which he lied about sexually explicit exchanges on social media outlets.

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