Israel in the Balance

New congressional class less friendly toward Israel
J Street, Rep. Joe Walsh

A new class of left-wing Democrats is supplanting a group of pro-Israel lawmakers and preparing to take Congress in a markedly different direction, according to worried supporters of the Jewish state on Capitol Hill.

Duckworth and Cover Up

Illinois Dem House candidate ‘screwed up’ in firing whistleblower, email shows
Tammy Duckworth / WC

Democratic Illinois congressional candidate Tammy Duckworth privately admitted that she “screwed up in firing” a whistleblower during her stint as head of the Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs (IDVA), according to an internal email obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.

Democrats in Defense Denial

Obama advisers ignore presidential budget failures, blame GOP for sequester
Patrick Murphy, Barack Obama 2006 / AP

CHARLOTTE — A longtime surrogate for Team Obama accused Mitt Romney and the Republican Party of caring more about Washington interests and the Tea Party than they do about war veterans and America.

Ducking the Tough Issues

Questions over finances dog House candidate, former Obama official Tammy Duckworth
Tammy Duckworth / Wikimedia Commons

This evening will not be the first time that Tammy Duckworth, former assistant secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs under President Obama, addresses a Democratic National Convention.

Egypt Attaches Strings to Peace with Israel

Clinton silent as Egyptian officials reinterpret Camp David Accords

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was silent as a senior Egyptian official stated during a joint press conference that his country would only uphold its peace treaty with Israel if the Jewish state returns to its 1967 borders and gives Palestinians control over portions of Jerusalem.

Walsh: Withdraw Egypt Aid

35 GOP Reps sign on to letter calling for withholding aid to Egypt

Thirty-five Republican members of Congress are calling on House leadership to “withhold all U.S. aid to the Egyptian government” until its new Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated president agrees to abide by “Egypt’s treaties, promote peace with Israel, and continue to recognize Israel’s right to exist as a Jewish state.”

The Anti-Israel Lobby

‘Pro-Israel, Pro-Peace’ J Street backs congressmen who do not support Israel

The self-described “pro-Israel, pro-peace” liberal advocacy group J Street is soliciting funds for congressional candidates who are openly hostile to Israel while simultaneously targeting for defeat explicitly pro-Israel lawmakers who do not agree with its radical Middle East agenda, according to a Washington Free Beacon analysis of J Street’s election year strategy.

Congressman Questions Labor Dept ‘Propaganda’

Free Beacon Report Sparks Controversy

Rep. Joe Walsh (R., Ill.) is calling on Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis to explain why the department posted a series of overtly political posters throughout the building.