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Congress Update: New House and Senate Committee Chairs

by Newsteam Staff
Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) speaks during an immigration reform rally in front of the U.S. Capitol on Capitol Hill October 13, 2009. (Jose Luis Magana/Courtesy Reuters) Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) speaks during an immigration reform rally in front of the U.S. Capitol, October 13, 2009. (Jose Luis Magana/Courtesy Reuters)

In the Washington Post, Jennifer Rubin examines Rep. Ed Royce’s (R-CA) views on topics like Libya, the Arab Spring, and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Read more »

What They’re Saying: Israel and Iran

by Newsteam Staff
Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu speaks during a news conference in Jerusalem September 11, 2012. (POOL New/Courtesy Reuters) Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu speaks during a news conference in Jerusalem September 11, 2012. (POOL New/Courtesy Reuters)
On Iran

The Sacramento Bee editorial board has accused GOP nominee Mitt Romney of “parroting Netanyahu on Mideast policy,” describing the similarity of their comments as “an unseemly injection of a foreign leader into U.S. elections and foreign policy.” Read more »

Midday Update: Romney Talks Immigration on Univision

by Newsteam Staff
Photo of the Day: GOP nominee Mitt Romney at Univision in Miami, Florida September 19, 2012. (Jim Young/Courtesy Reuters) Photo of the Day: GOP nominee Mitt Romney at Univision in Miami, Florida September 19, 2012. (Jim Young/Courtesy Reuters)

GOP nominee Mitt Romney attempted to increase his support among Latino voters last night at a forum sponsored by Univision by softening his tone on immigration (BuzzFeed).” Read more »

Convention Update: Dems’ Spotlight on National Security

by Newsteam Staff
First lady Michelle Obama addressed the first session of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, September 4, 2012 (Eric Thayer/Courtesy Reuters). First lady Michelle Obama addressed the first session of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, September 4, 2012 (Eric Thayer/Courtesy Reuters).

Democrats kicked off their convention in Charlotte, N.C. Tuesday, highlighting Obama administration accomplishments on defense and foreign policy as well as domestic issues such as healthcare, education, and economic policy.

Former Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine outlined the policy promises he says President Barack Obama has kept in his first term (Fox), especially national security. Read more »

Midday Update: Obama Touts Education’s Economic Role

by Newsteam Staff
Photo of the Day: Supporters wait for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and vice-presidential candidate, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), in Manchester, New Hampshire August 20, 2012 (Brian Snyder/Courtesy Reuters). Photo of the Day: Supporters wait for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney in Manchester, New Hampshire August 20, 2012 (Brian Snyder/Courtesy Reuters).

President Barack Obama is expected use a two-day campaign trip to Ohio and Nevada to outline his differences with Mitt Romney on education and its role in U.S. competitiveness (WSJ). Read more »

Foreign Policy Update: Romney Talks Tough on Iran in Israel

by Newsteam Staff
Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney visits the Western Wall, Judaism's holiest prayer site, in Jerusalem's Old City July 29, 2012 (Jason Reed/Courtesy Reuters). Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney visits the Western Wall, Judaism's holiest prayer site, in Jerusalem's Old City July 29, 2012 (Jason Reed/Courtesy Reuters).

Taking his overseas tour to Israel, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney used a Sunday speech in Jerusalem to take a hardline against Iran (LAT) and its nuclear ambitions and emphasize his commitment to Israel, but analysts debate how clear Romney was on setting himself apart from President Barack Obama. Read more »

Midday Update: Romney Heads Abroad

by Newsteam Staff
Photo of the Day: Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney arrives to address the 113th Veterans of Foreign Wars National Convention in Reno, Nevada, July 24, 2012 (James Glover/Courtesy Reuters). Photo of the Day: Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney arrives to address the 113th Veterans of Foreign Wars National Convention in Reno, Nevada, July 24, 2012 (James Glover/Courtesy Reuters).

GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney today begins a six-day overseas tour today to meet leaders in England, Israel, and Poland, visit the Olympic Games, and bolster his foreign policy credentials–as well as court U.S. voters living abroad (USAToday). Read more »

Tracking the Issues: The Oil Market and Iran Sanctions

by Newsteam Staff
Iranian crude oil supertanker "Delvar" anchored off Singapore March 1, 2012. (Tim Chong/Courtesy Reuters) Iranian crude oil supertanker "Delvar" anchored off Singapore March 1, 2012. (Tim Chong/Courtesy Reuters)

With both gas prices and Iran resonating on the campaign trail, President Barack Obama said recently there is enough oil is being produced worldwide (NYTto proceed with Iran sanctions aimed at slashing the country’s oil revenue without suffering unbearable global oil price increases. Read more »

Weekend Roundup: Obama’s Nuclear Security Talks

by Newsteam Staff
Photo of the Day: Young supporters wait for Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum at the Ledgeview Bowling Lanes in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin March 25, 2012 (Darren Hauck/Courtesy Reuters). Photo of the Day: Young supporters wait for Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin March 25, 2012 (Darren Hauck/Courtesy Reuters).

With major political changes for Beijing and Washington on the horizon, President Obama called on China (Reuters) before the second Nuclear Security Summit to use its influence in Pyongyang to stop it from ratcheting up global nuclear tensions. Read more »

Tracking the Issues: Netanyahu and Obama to Talk Iran Threat

by Newsteam Staff
President Barack Obama and Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the United Nations September 21, 2011. President Barack Obama and Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu September 21, 2011. (Kevin Lamarque/Courtesy Reuters)

President Obama will seek to persuade Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to postpone any plans he may have to attack Iran’s nuclear facilities in his upcoming visit to the White House Monday. “I think that the Israeli government recognizes that, as president of the United States, I don’t bluff,” Obama told The Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg in an interview this week. “I also don’t, as a matter of sound policy, go around advertising exactly what our intentions are.” Read more »