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May 5, 2004
``It is completely unacceptable that the Bush administration and the Pentagon knew of these shameful acts and did not move immediately to end it and hold those responsible accountable,'' said House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer of Maryland.
May 4, 2004
President Bush's fellow Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives joined Democrats on Thursday in deploring the mistreatment of Iraqi prisoners.
April 28, 2004
The U.S.-Israel partnership is "unbreakable," a top Democrat said on the eve of Israel's Independence Day.
November 7, 2003
A Jewish Democratic group is creating an award to memorialize Senator Henry "Scoop" Jackson of Washington state, the legendary liberal internationalist who did much to win the Cold War and whose staunch support for the Jewish state helped it through some rough times...
October 22, 2003
The White House predicted Wednesday that a final $87 billion measure for Iraq and Afghanistan won't make the Iraqi rebuilding aid a loan, despite signs of continued support for the idea in Congress.
October 16, 2003
The House voted yesterday to impose sanctions on Syria that would prohibit it from buying dual-use technology and that could restrict diplomatic and economic ties until the nation ends its weapons programs and ties to terrorism.
October 9, 2003
A House committee handed a victory to President Bush on Thursday by approving nearly $87 billion for Iraq and Afghanistan and fending off lawmakers who wanted Iraq to eventually repay some of the aid.
September 15, 2003
WASHINGTON - House Majority Leader Tom DeLay "is in no position to question the patriotism" of President Bush's critics on Iraq, having once scathingly condemned President Clinton's military strategy in Bosnia, a Democratic leader said Thursday.
September 10, 2003
WASHINGTON -- President Bush's $87 billion request to stabilize and rebuild Iraq and Afghanistan appears headed for approval in Congress, but at the same time it is giving new impetus to Democratic efforts to scale back his tax cuts and reap political gains from the administration's large budget deficits...
September 9, 2003
WASHINGTON, Sept. 8 — Members of Congress said today that President Bush would get the $87 billion he requested for Iraq and Afghanistan, but that he would have to walk through a bit of fire first. Lawmakers said they expected sharp questioning of the request and a renewed debate about the effect on federal spending, taxes and the record-setting deficit...
August 15, 2003
The Bible tells us that men cry out for peace, and there is no peace. Such has been the stark history of humankind. And nowhere is that tragic truth more evident and more long-lived than in the Middle East...
August 6, 2003
Jerusalem ( - The Israeli security barrier that divides Israel and parts of the West Bank is a "rational response" to security concerns, a U.S. lawmaker said in Jerusalem...
August 5, 2003
A leading U.S. congressman on Tuesday accused Yasser Arafat of hampering peace efforts and told the new Palestinian prime minister he must take responsibility and strike a deal with Israel...
August 2, 2003
WASHINGTON, Aug. 1 — In the battle for Jewish votes, Representative Tom DeLay of Texas, the House majority leader, undoubtedly scored a few points this week when, during a speech to members of the Israeli parliament, he proclaimed himself "an Israeli at heart"...