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  • The amazing honesty of Joe Biden

    09/11/2015 10:59:55 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 61 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 10 Sep 15 | Chris Cillizza
    Joe Biden's unique trait as a politician is -- and always has been -- his honesty. Sometimes that honesty gets him into varying degrees of trouble. Sometimes it makes it seem as though he's the closest thing to a real person you could possibly hope for in politics.
  • Vice President Biden loves to skinny dip, says tell-all book [HORRIFIC MENTAL IMAGES]

    08/01/2014 1:00:54 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 18 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 1 Aug 14 | Celeste Katz
    It's the Joe Biden you didn’t know — and might not want to see. Secret Service agents dread being assigned to protect the vice president, in part because Biden’s a big fan of skinny dipping, according to a new tell-all book. In “The First Family Detail,” author Ronald Kessler quotes unnamed Secret Service agents dishing about the supposedly “hidden lives” of Presidents and the other important people they protect.
  • Biden to face anti-war Democrats at Iowa picnic

    09/15/2013 8:30:22 AM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies
    MSN ^ | 9/15/13 | Thomas Beaumont
    DES MOINES, Iowa — Vice President Joe Biden is heading into the belly of Democrats' anti-war opposition, venturing into a politically influential heartland state for the first time since President Barack Obama publicly endorsed a possible military strike on Syria. Biden is scheduled to headline a fundraiser in Iowa Sunday for Democratic Sen. Tom Harkin, an annual steak picnic for the senator who is popular with anti-war Democrats. Even if Biden sidesteps talk of Syria, the issue will be as much a part of the backdrop as the bales of hay and smoke from the grilling steaks, and in a...
  • Officials: US wants Israel to cancel building plan

    03/15/2010 4:37:53 AM PDT · by myknowledge · 18 replies · 450+ views
    The Associated Press (hosted on Google) ^ | March 15, 2010 | Amy Teibel
    JERUSALEM — Israeli officials said Monday that the U.S. is pressing Israel to scrap a contentious east Jerusalem building project whose approval has touched off the most serious diplomatic feud with Washington in years. Competing Israeli and Palestinian claims to east Jerusalem were feeding tensions in the holy city, where Arabs and Jews maintain an uneasy coexistence and sometimes clash. Police were out in large numbers in the volatile Old City in expectation of renewed clashes. Top U.S. officials have lined up in recent days to condemn the Israeli plan to build 1,600 apartments in east Jerusalem, the sector of...
  • Biden and Art of Doublespeak

    03/15/2010 5:28:11 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 8 replies · 330+ views
    American Spectator ^ | 3/15/2010 | Ken Blackwell
    Vice President Joe Biden says the Palestinians deserve a state. He has traveled to the Mideast to press the Israelis to surrender more territory more quickly to what has been termed the Palestinian Authority. The Obama administration is giving $900 million of our money to the Mahmoud Abbas regime on the West Bank of the Jordan River, supposedly for "humanitarian" causes. This administration went out of its way to avoid being seen as "meddling" with Iran, but it shows no such restraint with Israel. Meanwhile, the Palestinians go on naming schools for suicide bombers and coaching their children to emulate...
  • Officials: US wants Israel to cancel building plan (and to Surrender?)

    03/15/2010 5:55:45 AM PDT · by VRWCTexan · 10 replies · 348+ views
    AP Yahoo News ^ | March 15, 2010 | AMY TEIBEL,
    U.S. is pressing Israel to scrap a contentious east Jerusalem building project... Israeli officials said the U.S. also wants Israel to make a significant confidence-building gesture toward the Palestinians, including possibly releasing hundreds of Palestinian prisoners or turning over additional areas of the West Bank to Palestinian control. Washington....also has demanded that Israel officially declare that talks with the Palestinians will deal with all the conflict's big issues, including final borders, the status of Jerusalem, and the fate of Palestinian refugees who lost their homes during the war around Israel's 1948 creation.
  • Obama's Turn Against Israel

    03/15/2010 6:05:28 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 17 replies · 846+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | March 15, 2010
    In recent weeks, the Obama Administration has endorsed "healthy relations" between Iran and Syria, mildly rebuked Syrian President Bashar Assad for accusing the U.S. of "colonialism," and publicly apologized to Moammar Gadhafi for treating him with less than appropriate deference after the Libyan called for "a jihad" against Switzerland. When it comes to Israel, however, the Administration has no trouble rising to a high pitch of public indignation. On a visit to Israel last week, Vice President Joe Biden condemned an announcement by a mid-level Israeli official that the government had approved a planning stage—the fourth out of seven required—for...
  • Israel Builds Homes/Iran Builds Nukes: Clinton Mad At Israel

    03/15/2010 9:07:27 AM PDT · by Texas Peartree · 6 replies · 292+ views
    The Voice of Reason ^ | March 15, 2010 | Texas Peartree
    One sign of an insane foreign policy is the laser-like focus on the absurd at the expense of the important. Over the weekend, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had a heated 45-minutes call with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over the announced construction of 1,600 homes in Jerusalem . . . Israel's capital. There are arguments for having delayed the announced construction of the homes until after Vice President Joe Biden left Israel. It would have been polite to wait. On the other hand, why should Israel have waited? Did Clinton give the world community a "heads up" on the...
  • title:US wants Israel to cancel Jerusalem building plan

    03/15/2010 9:08:45 AM PDT · by pissant · 11 replies · 256+ views
    Kansis City Star ^ | 3/15/10 | Amy Teibel
    JERUSALEM - The U.S. is pressing Israel to scrap a contentious east Jerusalem building project whose approval has touched off the most serious diplomatic feud with Washington in years, American and Israeli officials said Monday. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, however, gave no indication he intended to cancel construction of the 1,600 housing units, despite condemnation from a string of U.S. officials. Netanyahu offered a defense of his country's building in the city's eastern sector, which the Palestinians want as their future capital, and noted that Israel has been building there for more than 40 years. Read more: http://www.kansas.com/2010/03/15/1225991/netanyahu-jerusalem-building-doesnt.html#ixzz0iGIkGOHo
  • Reports: US Wants Israel to Cancel Building Plan

    03/15/2010 9:30:48 AM PDT · by lbryce · 60 replies · 1,507+ views
    AP Via Goolge news ^ | March 15, 2010 | Amy Teibel
    Israeli media reported Monday that the U.S. is pressing Israel to scrap a contentious east Jerusalem building project whose approval has touched off the most serious diplomatic feud with Washington in years. Top U.S. officials have lined up in recent days to condemn the Israeli plan to build 1,600 apartments in east Jerusalem, the sector of the holy city that the Palestinians claim for their future capital. The project caused a storm in Washington because it was announced during Vice President Joe Biden's visit to the region last week, badly embarrassing the U.S. and complicating its efforts to restart Israeli-Palestinian...
  • Netanyahu: Israel Will Keep Building In Jerusalem

    03/15/2010 2:37:59 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 17 replies · 478+ views
    http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1156570.html ^ | 3-15-10 | Barak Ravid and Mazal Mualem,
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday said that Israel would continue to build in Jerusalem in the same way that it has over the last 42 years. "The building in Jerusalem - and in all other places - will continue in the same way as has been customary over the last 42 years," said Netanyahu at a Likud party meeting.
  • What's all the fuss about?

    03/15/2010 5:02:44 PM PDT · by SJackson · 16 replies · 313+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 3-15-10 | BARRY RUBIN
    At most, the newly announced housing plan shows Israel doesn't want to give up all of E. J'lem as part of a peace agreement. Not exactly news. There’s been much nonsense written about the government announcement that 1,600 apartments would be built in east Jerusalem. The timing was stupid, of course, since US Vice President Joe Biden was in town and didn’t like the idea. Moreover, to have such an announcement just when indirect talks with the Palestinian Authority were about to start doesn’t make Israel look helpful. But that’s about it. The action, if not the timing, was neither...
  • Israel reopening of historic synagogue angers Palestinians

    03/15/2010 5:19:09 PM PDT · by myknowledge · 28 replies · 651+ views
    AFP (hosted on Google) ^ | March 16, 2010 | Michael Blum
    JERUSALEM — Israel on Monday reopened a landmark synagogue in Jerusalem's walled Old City, saying it should symbolise religious tolerance, 62 years after the building was destroyed in fighting with Jordan. In a video message because he was unable to attend personally, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the synagogue brought a message of coexistence. "We permit believers of other faiths to conserve their places of worship. We proudly protect our heritage, while at the same time allowing others freedom of religion," he said. But the rededication came against a backdrop of heightened political and religious tensions in the holy...
  • State Department: US does not object to Israel rededicating Hurva Synagogue

    03/15/2010 6:15:16 PM PDT · by SJackson · 9 replies · 336+ views
    State Department: US does not object to Israel rededicating Hurva Synagogue U.S. Department of StatePhilip J. CrowleyAssistant SecretaryDaily Press BriefingWashington, DCMarch 15, 2010www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/dpb/2010/03/138369.htmTRANSCRIPT:1:09 p.m. ESTMR. CROWLEY: Good afternoon and welcome to the Department of State. Several announcements before taking your questions:On March 18th and 19th, Secretary Clinton will participate in a meeting of the Quartet with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, European High Representative Catherine Ashton, as well as Quartet Representative Tony Blair to discuss efforts to promote Middle East peace....QUESTION: So when the Secretary spoke with Prime Minister Netanyahu, did she make any...
  • Israel still a strategic US ally: State Dept

    03/15/2010 7:13:19 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies · 329+ views
    breitbart ^ | 3/15/10 | afp
    Israel remains a strategic ally of the United States, the US State Department reaffirmed Monday amid a dispute over Israeli plans to build settler homes in east Jerusalem.
  • Mitchell Delays Return Trip, US ‘Waiting’ for Netanyahu {Netanyahu needs adults in whitehouse?)

    03/16/2010 3:09:22 AM PDT · by Tigen · 20 replies · 715+ views
    INN ^ | 3-16-10 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    (IsraelNN.com) U.S. Middle East envoy George Mitchell has delayed his scheduled trip to Israel on Tuesday while the United States waits for a formal response from Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on his intentions concerning a building project for Jews in Jerusalem. Obama Under Fire U.S. President Barack Obama is behind the public chastising of Prime Minister Netanyahu over the housing plan, according to the New York Times. His handling of the diplomatic crisis with Israel is being increasingly criticized in the United States, with reporters confused following different signals by different American officials. The Obama administration apparently is not making...
  • Israel Feeling Rising Anger From the U.S.

    03/16/2010 5:12:09 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 47 replies · 970+ views
    New York Times ^ | March 15, 2010 | Mark Landler and Ethan Bronner
    An ill-timed municipal housing announcement in Jerusalem has mutated into one of the most serious conflicts between the United States and Israel in two decades, leaving a politically embarrassed Israeli government scrambling to respond to a tough list of demands by the Obama administration. The Obama administration has put Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a difficult political spot at home by insisting that the Israeli government halt a plan to build housing units in East Jerusalem. The administration also wants Mr. Netanyahu to commit to substantive negotiations with the Palestinians, after more than a year in which the peace process...
  • US envoy cancels Mideast trip, Israel feud deepens

    03/16/2010 8:57:47 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 20 replies · 632+ views
    AP ^ | 03/16/10 | AMY TEIBEL
    US envoy cancels Mideast trip, Israel feud deepens By AMY TEIBEL, Associated Press Writer Tue Mar 16, 7:40 am ET JERUSALEM – A U.S. envoy's postponement of his Mideast trip appeared Tuesday to deepen one of the worst U.S.-Israeli feuds in memory — even as Israel's foreign minister signaled his government had no intention of curtailing the contentious construction at the heart of the row. Hundreds of Palestinians hurled rocks at police and set tires and garbage bins ablaze across the holy city's volatile eastern sector, where the construction is planned. Plumes of black smoke billowed and the air reeked...
  • Hillary Clinton Pledges "Unshakeable" Bond With Israel

    03/16/2010 10:19:58 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 13 replies · 340+ views
    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Tuesday hailed the "unshakeable bond" between the United States and Israel in an effort to quell the diplomatic spat that has rocked ties between Washington and its closest Middle East ally. "We have an absolute commitment to Israel's security. We have a close, unshakeable bond between the United States and Israel," Clinton told a news briefing. Her comments marked a turn after days of tough U.S. talk following Israel's announcement last week that it would approve construction of a housing project in East Jerusalem, a move which infuriated the Palestinians and put hopes for...
  • Clinton dismisses suggestions of crisis in Israel ties

    03/16/2010 11:00:28 AM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies · 192+ views
    haaretz ^ | 3/16/10 | Natasha Mozgovaya
    U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Monday that Israel must prove it is committed to the Middle East peace process, but brushed aside suggestions that U.S.-Israeli relations are in crisis. U.S. and Israeli officials are in intense talks over "steps that we think would demonstrate the requisite commitment to the process," said Clinton. She added that the Obama administration was awaiting a response from Israel to suggestions on how to repair damage caused by last week's announcement of new housing in East Jerusalem.