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Why Hillary Clinton Emailed About Gefilte Fish
The great gefilte fish mystery may have been solved. Among the latest batch of Hillary Clinton emails released by the State Department on Monday night was one that left people totally stumped -- and it had to do with gefilte fish. “Where are we on this?” Clinton wrote to two of her advisers on
Is Iran On Obama's Diplomatic Dance Card?
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES TO MEET OR NOT TO MEET: Just after 10 a.m. ET this morning, President Obama will deliver a speech to the United Nations General Assembly that will attempt to reframe the U.S. approach to “Arab Spring” after a tumultuous year...
Coming up on 'This Week': Budget Battles in Washington; Navy Yard Shooting
Sunday on “This Week,” as Washington faces a looming showdown over the budget and a potential government shutdown, we speak to two key players in the debate – Budget committee ranking member Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., and Rep. Tom Graves, R-Ga., who’s leading the...
Man in the Middle - Israeli Ambassador's Inside Account of Obama-Netanyahu Relationship
In a lot of ways, Israeli Ambassador to the United States Michael Oren has been the man in the middle. Oren was born in New York and raised in New Jersey but gave up his American citizenship to take on the position of ambassador —...
How Will Washington Respond To Tragedy? (The Note)
By AMY WALTER (@amyewalter), Elizabeth Hartfield (@lizhartfield) and Chris Good (@c_good) OBAMA’S CALLS FOR ACTION IN NEWTOWN. In Newtown, Connecticut on Sunday Obama offered consolation and a call for action, ABC’s George Stephanopoulos reported on Good Morning America. Obama, stricken and stern,
State Department Spokesperson Grilled on "Quiet Diplomacy Policy" on Gaza
When reporters questioned the State Department spokeswoman on the specifics of what the U.S. is doing to help ease violence in Gaza and Israel, Victoria Nuland refused at least eleven times to discuss any details of the Obama administration’s diplomatic efforts, frustrating the press corps...
Israel's Netanyahu Takes Heat After Obama Victory
JERUSALEM – He never said so publicly, but the widely held assumption was that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu supported Mitt Romney on his quest for the presidency. They are both from conservative parties, they were friends from their days at Boston Consulting Group in...
Amanpour: Perry’s Fierce Defense of Israel Breaks New Ground
Gov. Rick Perry’s support for Israel’s right to build new settlements and a possible end of US aid to the Palestinian Authority not only break with the Obama administration’s policies, but goes even further than George W. Bush’s Middle East approach. In a speech this...
The Note's Must-Reads for Thursday, May 12, 2011
Compiled by ABC News Digital News Associates and Desk Assistants Claudia Morales, Jacqueline Fernandez, Jayce Henderson, and Amanda VanAllen PRESIDENT OBAMA / FOREIGN AFFAIRS: New Daily News’ Aliyah Shahid: “President Obama's Approval Rating Hits Two-Year High Following U.S. Raid on...
Ahmadinejad Under Fire - Saudi Succession Woes - Islamic Feminism 'On the Move'
A weekly review of hot topics and key stories from around the Middle East. This week's focus: Ahmadinejad under fire from his fellow conservatives, the Saudi succession and what's at stake with the next king, and a look at Islamic Feminism, making waves in the Muslim world.