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A Jewish man comes out of a small synagogue, after prayers, on a Saturday morning, in Jubare, the old Jewish quarters of Isfahan, Iran.

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A Jewish man comes out of a small synagogue, after prayers, on a Saturday morning, in Jubare, the old Jewish quarters of Isfahan, Iran.

Tehran’s Twitter Diplomacy: Holocaust Denier Was the Last Guy

Twitter diplomacy, Tehran-style: Yesterday, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani wished Jews in his country and around the world a Happy New Year, sparking some optimism about a softer diplomatic style in Tehran. He was followed by the country’s foreign minister, Mohammad...

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A U.S. soldier from the 2nd Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment walks past an Ashura banner picturing Imam Hussein as they patrol along a Shiite neighbourhood in Baghdad, on January 18, 2008.

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A U.S. soldier from the 2nd Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment walks past an Ashura banner picturing Imam Hussein as they patrol along a Shiite neighbourhood in Baghdad, on January 18, 2008.

Democrats Ready for Syrian Strike, Republicans Reluctant: Tables Turned

Sen. Dick Durbin, who later served as a mentor to Sen. Barack Obama, was one of many Democrats who voted against the U.S. going to war in Iraq. The vote in the Senate, on Oct. 11, 2002, was 77-23. Only...

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Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-OH, listens as President Barack Obama delivers a statement on Syria during a meeting with members of Congress at the White House in Washington, DC, on September 3, 2013.

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Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-OH, listens as President Barack Obama delivers a statement on Syria during a meeting with members of Congress at the White House in Washington, DC, on September 3, 2013.

Boehner on Syria: U.S. ‘Needs’ to Act — Cantor, Pelosi on Board Too

Updated at 11:40 am EST As the Senate Foreign Relations Committee prepares to hear today from Secretary of State John Kerry, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and Joint Chiefs Chairman Martin Dempsey on the Obama administration’s plan for a military...

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Calling House Republican leadership 'aimless and chaotic,' Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) answers reporters' questions during her weekly press conference at the U.S. Capitol on August 2, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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Calling House Republican leadership 'aimless and chaotic,' Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) answers reporters' questions during her weekly press conference at the U.S. Capitol on August 2, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Pelosi Runs Silent, Eight Others Too

What, her worry? Not Nancy Pelosi. The California Democrat, who has served 25 years in the House — including as speaker and now minority leader — is so assured of re-election that she is one of nine incumbents who haven’t...

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Bob Filner during a news conference in San Diego in this Nov. 7, 2012 file photo.

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Bob Filner during a news conference in San Diego in this Nov. 7, 2012 file photo.

Filner Seeks Help, Hangs on as Mayor

In November, Bob Filner became only the second Democrat elected mayor of San Diego since 1971. And he’s not about to give up the job, even as he heeds unsolicited advice he got from Nancy Pelosi, a former House colleague and fellow Californian. Pelosi,...

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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaks to members of Organizing for Action at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel on July 22, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaks to members of Organizing for Action at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel on July 22, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Pelosi on Former Colleagues Weiner, Filner: Get Therapy ‘In Private’

We’re sure Nancy Pelosi would rather spend her time touting women for high-profile jobs, as she did today in an interview with Bloomberg’s Al Hunt, than talking about two men who once served in the House Democratic caucus she’s led since 2003 and who now...

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Janet Yellen attends a seminar on 'Sovereign Risk, Capital Markets, and Financial Stability: The Interconnections' during the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank Annual Meetings in Tokyo.

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Janet Yellen attends a seminar on 'Sovereign Risk, Capital Markets, and Financial Stability: The Interconnections' during the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank Annual Meetings in Tokyo.

Pelosi: Woman Fed Chair ‘Excellent’

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi says that while Larry Summers and Janet Yellen, considered two of the frontrunners for chairman of the Federal Reserve, are well-qualified candidates, “it would be great to have a woman.” Yellen is “extremely talented,” the...

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Army Gen. Keith Alexander, commander of U.S. Cyber Command, director of the National Security Agency and chief of the Central Security Service, speaks at the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association's International Cyber Symposium on June 27, 2013 in Baltimore, Maryland.

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Army Gen. Keith Alexander, commander of U.S. Cyber Command, director of the National Security Agency and chief of the Central Security Service, speaks at the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association's International Cyber Symposium on June 27, 2013 in Baltimore, Maryland.

House Vote on NSA Amendment: By the Numbers

An effort to curb the National Security Agency’s ability to collect telephone records failed in the House of Representatives yesterday on a 205 to 217 vote. Here’s a look at how the vote — which rejected an amendment by Michigan...

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Dancers entertain the crowd during an event in Capitol Visitor Center Emancipation Hall in Washington DC, to honor Nelson Mandela and to celebrate his birthday on July 18, 2013

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Dancers entertain the crowd during an event in Capitol Visitor Center Emancipation Hall in Washington DC, to honor Nelson Mandela and to celebrate his birthday on July 18, 2013

U.S. Lawmakers Celebrate Mandela’s 95th Birthday

Members of Congress sent their good wishes to former South African President Nelson Mandela this morning at a ceremony marking his 95th birthday. “Scarcely a day goes by without us pointing to Mandela as an example, ” House Speaker John...

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