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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, left, shakes hands with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Tel Aviv on July 23, 2014.

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, left, shakes hands with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Tel Aviv on July 23, 2014.

Kerry in Israel, West Bank: ‘Humanitarian’ Concerns

John Kerry is in town again. And his host, Benjamin Netanyahu, was quiet about it. For all the support for Israel that the U.S. has reiterated in the escalating conflict with Hamas, the State Department today was also talking about...

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A pedestrian pauses to take a photograph, right, of the White House in Washington, D.C., on March 3, 2014.

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A pedestrian pauses to take a photograph, right, of the White House in Washington, D.C., on March 3, 2014.

Snow Blinds Washington — Hold Your Questions, Please

The snow that started falling on Washington before dawn has becoming something of a white-out at the nation’s capital, with fine flakes blown by blustery winds burying the district and surroundings in a blanket of silence. In a town whose...

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Secretary of State John Kerry at The Nativity Store in Bethlehem on Nov. 6, 2013.

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Secretary of State John Kerry at The Nativity Store in Bethlehem on Nov. 6, 2013.

Kerry Bears Gifts for Palestinians — and Shops at Manger Square

Secretary of State John Kerry played tourist for a few minutes today, after announcing $75 million in new U.S. aid to the Palestinian Authority for “micro-infrastructure” projects. The money will go toward  road improvements and health centers, water systems, community...

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President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hold a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, on September 30, 2013.

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President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hold a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, on September 30, 2013.

Zarif: Obama Flip-Flops on Iran

The social-networking, diplomatic Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif adopted a belligerent tone on his Facebook page with an attack on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and a warning to President Barack Obama against flip-flopping. A diplomatic solution to Iran’s...

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President Barack Obama is escorted by Speaker of the House John Boehner while leaving the Capitol on March 19, 2013 in Washington.

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President Barack Obama is escorted by Speaker of the House John Boehner while leaving the Capitol on March 19, 2013 in Washington.

Boehner on Obama: Teasing the ‘Ones You Love’

President Barack Obama just can’t seem to resist cracking wise about Congress, even when the timing of his humor seems a bit off. Back in late December, a laugh line he aimed at Capitol Hill even as tense talks neared a...

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President Barack Obama is greeted by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during an official welcoming ceremony on his arrival at Ben Gurion International Airport on March, 20, 2013 near Tel Aviv, Israel.

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President Barack Obama is greeted by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during an official welcoming ceremony on his arrival at Ben Gurion International Airport on March, 20, 2013 near Tel Aviv, Israel.

Netanyahu’s ‘Red Line,’ Obama’s Joke

This hasn’t been a laughing matter for Israel and the U.S. But today, President Barack Obama managed to find some humor in it. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been urging world leaders, particularly Obama, to set “red lines” for...

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President Barack Obama with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as they walk along the Colonnade of the White House in this March 5, 2012 file photo.

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President Barack Obama with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as they walk along the Colonnade of the White House in this March 5, 2012 file photo.

Obama’s Netanyahu Welcome Note: Israeli Flag of ‘Unbreakable Alliance’

It takes an election to raise a peace flag. So much was made of the allegedly deteriorated relationship between President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during last year’s U.S. elections — remember Republican Mitt Romney’s tour of...

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Roberto Briones places a poster for the new film "Koch"by Neil Barsky outside of the Angelica Film Center on the morning that the iconic former New York mayor passed away Feb. 1, 2013 in New York City.

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Roberto Briones places a poster for the new film "Koch"by Neil Barsky outside of the Angelica Film Center on the morning that the iconic former New York mayor passed away Feb. 1, 2013 in New York City.

Washington Daybook: Guns and a Funeral

President Barack Obama will continue his push to rally support for gun control proposals in a trip to Minnesota today as lawmakers in Arkansas vote on a bill that would permit concealed handguns in churches and other houses of worship,...

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President Barack Obama arrives in the East Room of the White House on Nov. 14, 2012, for his first post election day news conference. Photograph by Jacquelyn Martin/AP Photo

President Barack Obama arrives in the East Room of the White House on Nov. 14, 2012, for his first post election day news conference. Photograph by Jacquelyn Martin/AP Photo

Obama: Election Soon `Forgotten’

On Day One of his presidency, Republican Mitt Romney liked to say in his TV ads, he’d start taking care of all sorts of business. He promised an ambitious agenda, starting with the repeal of “Obama-care.” On Day One after...

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