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GOP Rep: Raising The Minimum Wage Is 'Not Right'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 04.16.2014 | Politics

Rep. Dennis Ross (R-Fla.) said raising the minimum wage is "not right," claiming "it does more harm to our economy." In a video posted by ThinkProg...

A Retrospective on US Diplomacy Toward Iran

Joseph Braude | Posted 05.13.2014 | Politics
Joseph Braude

Last year I had the opportunity to speak with former Clinton, George W. Bush, and Obama White House officials about the history of efforts at diplomacy with the Iranian regime.

Sabrina Siddiqui

GOP Rep: 'Pride' Is Why Republicans Won't Reopen Government

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 10.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With the government shutdown in its fifth day, many Republicans have conceded the fight is no longer about Obamacare. Rep. Dennis Ross (...

GOP Rep: 'We've Lost The CR Battle'

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 10.04.2013 | Politics

Rep. Dennis Ross (R-Fla.) said Friday that Republicans have "lost" the battle over attaching Obamacare-related provisions to the continuing resolution...

Killing the Two-State Solution Through the Suspension of Disbelief

Lara Friedman | Posted 05.07.2013 | World
Lara Friedman

Just in time for President Obama's long-awaited trip to Israel, perennial Israeli-Palestinian policy strategist Dennis Ross has published his 14-point plan to achieve Middle East peace.

Dennis Ross To Haaretz: Sanctions Against Iran Are Working

Haaretz | Posted 02.15.2012 | World

Dennis Ross, until recently U.S. President Barack Obama's senior Middle East adviser, believes international sanctions against Iran are working. "T...

The Next Battleground for the Palestinians - Areas C

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 03.12.2012 | World
Daoud Kuttab

Area C, covering about 59% of the West Bank, includes the entire Jordan Valley (with small exceptions for Jericho and the village of Uja), as well as all areas of natural West Bank development, and it is the area of focus for Palestinian activists of late.

Joshua Hersh

Israel-Palestinian Negotiations: Peace Process Faltered Over Domestic Politics

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 01.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Last August, Dennis Ross, President Obama's top Middle East peace negotiator, paid a visit to a pro-Israel think tank in Washington. Spe...

Obama's Mideast Adviser Leaves White House

AP | BRADLEY KLAPPER | Posted 01.14.2014 | World

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Thursday lost a second key Mideast adviser in six months at a time when Israel and the Palestinians are...

The Perry/Romney Israel-Obama "Shanda"

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 11.22.2011 | Politics
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

Any Israeli military analyst (as well as Israeli diplomats in the U.S.) would agree that the Obama Administration has offered Israel an unprecedented level of unhindered, unrestricted military support and cooperation.

The Most Anti-Israel President Ever?

Steve Sheffey | Posted 09.20.2011 | World
Steve Sheffey

We're going to hear again and again from Republicans about how President Obama is supposedly not strong on Israel. But President Obama has provided more security assistance to Israel than any president in history.

How Barack and Bibi Can Get Along

Sunil Adam | Posted 07.26.2011 | Comedy
Sunil Adam

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Obama Planted Seeds of Failure

David Suissa | Posted 05.30.2011 | World
David Suissa

Had the Palestinian Authority spent the last two decades educating their people for peace, they'd have their own state by now and we'd be talking today about common projects, not Qassam rockets.

2010 Was a Year of Mixed Blessings for Palestinians

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

While the political situation for the Palestinians is steadily improving, this can be easily shattered by one mistake by a militant thinking he knows best.

A Dismal Failure of Leadership All Around

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

It is hard to describe the state of affairs of the Arab-Israeli conflict at this particular juncture without using adjectives such as "sad," "unfortunate" or even "tragic," which I think is the most appropriate description.

When Seduction Fails: Time for Obama to Make His Own Weather

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Steve Clemons

The White House missed a bullet by the latest Israeli settlement talks collapsing. This now gives the President significantly more latitude in going back to a broad stakeholder approach to a deal.

On Israel/Palestine, What Does "Unwavering" Mean?

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

What does "unwavering" mean for our Israel policy? If it means following the same unsuccessful strategy as before then Obama's "unwavering" commitment is something worrisome.

Tom Donilon: The Last Best Hope to Help Obama Make Vital Strategic Leaps

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

After the announcement that Tom Donilon would succeed General Jim Jones as President Obama's National Security Adviser, Donilon went from being the busiest man in the White House to the even-busier busiest man. This is good, and bad, news.

The Lobby's Shame

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
MJ Rosenberg

Thousands of Israelis have been killed as a result of policies that the conservative "pro-Israel" lobby has supported. Yet they sail on, never looking back, labeling anyone who opposes the status quo "anti-Israel."

Israel/Palestine and Iran: Linkage Should be Hard Wired by Obama Team

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

Barack Obama is occasionally photographed carrying a weighty and important book around with him. One of those books -- which he seemed to carry aro...

In A Shift, Dennis Ross Recognizes Middle East 'Linkage'

Matthew Duss | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Matthew Duss

Josh Rogin reports that "Ross is the latest U.S. official to link the Obama administration's drive to secure peace between Israelis and Arabs to the overall goal of bringing greater stability to the region and combating the threat from Iran." This is pretty significant.

No Tea Parties for "Bibi"

Leon T. Hadar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Leon T. Hadar

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's arrival in Washington shortly after President Barack Obama's victory on health care reform had both symbolic significance and practical implications for the Likud leader.

Obama's Cairo Address: Two Months On

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
William Bradley

It's been two months since Obama delivered his address to the Muslim world in Cairo, promising a new era of respect and engagement. How's his opening to the Muslim world going so far?

Extending Bridge Hours A Bittersweet Victory

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

As the only crossing point allowed for the 2.5 million Palestinians of the West Bank and their visiting relatives, the bridge has become a focal point of anguish.

Obama Administration Forms Iran Policy To 'Inject A Degree Of Rationality Into The Relationship'

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The silent protest began in Imam Khomeini Square in front of the forbidding Ministry of Telecommunications, which was busy cutting off cellphones but ...