Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on stalled peace talks: "I will not negotiate with those who seek to exterminate peace with my country. ...
Either Hamas disavows the destruction of Israel and embraces peace and denounces terror, or President Abbas renounces Hamas. If one of those things happens, then we can get back to the peace negotiations. I hope that he renounces Hamas. I hope that he gets back to the peace table."
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says Israel won't participate in peace talks that include Hamas.
By Deena Zaru
The Supreme Court’s decision upholding Michigan’s ban on affirmative action renewed debate about the right of states to act on the issue and whether a public university's consideration of race in admissions is constitutional.
Whether one considers affirmative action just and necessary or a form of discrimination, there are undeniable educational disparities in the United States based on race and socioeconomic status.
It’s been a challenging week for President Obama with foreign policy setbacks in Japan, Vladimir Putin holding firm at the Ukraine border, and Mideast peace talks on hold. Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu joins us live on the sticking points with the Palestinians, plus Senators John Barrasso (R-WY) and Ben Cardin (D-MD) from the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on the other wrinkles in the President’s foreign policy agenda.
Our political panel of Matt Bai, S.E. Cupp, and L.Z. Granderson on Boehner’s ‘OOOOO’s’ of immigration reform, Democrats running toward ObamaCare, and some conservatives backing away from the anti-government hero in Nevada.
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By Tracey Webb
Your daily scoop of what State of the Union is watching today, April 25, 2014
1. Boehner: GOPers are crybabies. House Speaker John Boehner is mocking his fellow House Republicans on immigration reform. Boehner says GOP lawmakers "will take the path of least resistance" when it comes to controversial issue. "Here's the attitude: 'Ohhhh, don't make me do this. Ohhhh, this is too hard'," an animated Boehner told a Middletown Rotary Club meeting in his hometown of Cincinnati. Boehner spokesman Brendan Buck later tried to soften the speaker's comments saying "As the speaker often says to his colleagues, 'You only tease the ones you love.'" The Senate passed comprehensive immigration legislation last July that has since languished in the House. We'll talk about whether Boehner's remarks jeopardizes his speakership with our political panel Sunday on State of the Union.
By Tracey Webb
Your daily scoop of what State of the Union is watching today, April 24, 2014.
1. Crisis in Ukraine. Tensions are escalating as Russia launched new war games on its southern border with Ukraine after Ukrainian forces said they killed five pro-Russian militants. President Obama said Russia appears to be ignoring a truce deal agreed to last week by the U.S., Russia, Ukraine and the European Union. "We continue to see militias and armed men taking over buildings, harassing folks who are disagreeing with them, and destabilizing the region, and we haven't seen Russia step up and discourage that," Obama said Thursday in Tokyo. But Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says the West is unfairly blaming Russia for Ukraine's unrest. "We don't have any doubts that the first step must be done by the Kiev authorities," Lavrov said.
Lukman Faily – Iraqi Ambassador to the United States – talks about the future of democracy in Iraq.
Mo Elleithee, Sean Spicer and Stu Rothenberg discuss the toughest Senate races in the 2014 election cycle.