Obama Speaks to UN on Palestine, Funding the US Solar Industry, Bob Edwards on Today’s Media: Today on Here and Now

1:06pm: President Barack Obama addresses the United Nations General Assembly today as diplomats scramble to craft a deal that would avoid a showdown vote over a Palestinian demand for statehood recognition. The deal reportedly calls for Israel and the Palestinians to begin peace talks towards a two-state solution with Israel accepting its pre-1967 borders and […]

Yarmuth: New Mid-East Provides Hope But Potential Chaos

Returning from a week-long visit to the Middle East, U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., met with leaders from the region and believes there‚Äôs a mix of optimism and anxiety across different countries. The congressman was joined by four other Democratic colleagues during the overseas trip and made stops in Jordan, Israel and the West Bank […]

Netanyahu Rejects Congressional Delegation Including Yarmuth

Despite receiving a warm reception from Congress recently, Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu refused to meet with a U.S. delegation that included Congressman John Yarmuth, D-Ky., in a visit initiated by a liberal lobbying group. The meeting was planned by J Street, a pro-Israel lobbying group that has been critical of the country’s settlement policies […]