Ms. Goodman has a BA in History & Art History, and a Masters in Library and Information Studies both from McGill University, and has done graduate work in Jewish history at Concordia University as part of the MA in Judaic Studies degree program, where she focused Medieval & Modern Judaism and her thesis was on American Jewish History & Southern Jewish History.
Senator Bob Corker, the co-author of an amendment on border security in the immigration bill, headed to the Senate chamber on Thursday.
The agreement calls for the completion of 700 miles of fence and a “border surge” that doubles the current patrol force, aides said, and it is expected to win support from several Republican senators….READ MORE
During a sweltering afternoon in Berlin, President Obama proposed reducing the world’s nuclear stockpile during a speech at the Brandenburg Gate, where both John F. Kennedy and Ronald Reagan spoke decades ago….READ MORE
The U.S. Senate plunged into the contentious issue of overhauling America’s immigration rules on Friday, with a vote expected by the end of June on legislation that could define President Barack Obama’s final years in office….READ MORE
President Obama said Friday that the government is not listening to the phone calls and reading the emails of Americans, but warned that the country “can’t have 100% security” and still have “100% privacy.”
“Nobody is listening to your telephone calls,” Obama said. Investigators “are not looking at people’s names and they’re not looking at content,” he said, but rather examining call logs to “identify potential leads with respect to folks who might engage in terrorism.”…READ MORE
That’s how John David Dingell Jr. plans to celebrate day 20,997 on the job as a congressman: low key. It belies the fact that, as of 12:01 a.m. Friday, the Dearborn Democrat officially became the longest-serving member of Congress ever….READ MORE
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said on Thursday that members of Congress were fully briefed on the intelligence-gathering program that included the daily collection of telephone records from Verizon Communications….READ MORE
Two bills designed to hold down student-loan interest rates both failed on votes in the U.S. Senate on Thursday, splitting Republicans and Democrats again as the deadline nears to keep key rates from doubling….READ MORE
The White House has sought to justify its surveillance of millions of Americans’ phone records as anger grows over revelations that a secret court order gives the National Security Agency blanket authority to collect call data from a major phone carrier….READ MORE
Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey on Thursday announced the appointment of Jeffrey S. Chiesa, the state’s attorney general, to fill the Senate seat left vacant by the death of Frank R. Lautenberg….READ MORE
President Obama on Wednesday announced that Susan E. Rice, right, would replace Tom Donilon, second from right, as national security adviser. Samantha Powers, left, will take Ms. Rice’s position as the American ambassador to the United Nations.
The choice of Susan E. Rice to replace Tom Donilon as national security adviser represented a defiant gesture to Republicans. Samantha Power was named as the United Nations ambassador….READ MORE
Eric Holder — Obama’s Attorney General — should be impeached by the Republican House of Representatives. Without a doubt, Holder’s obvious perjury in lying to Congress is the most serious offense. But to understand one of Holder’s underlying offenses….READ MORE
Author Jonathan Alter says White House leadership is disorganized because of a crowded chain of command and he criticized President Obama’s tapping of Valerie Jarrett to head outreach, likening it to a CEO putting his sister in charge of marketing….READ MORE
President Obama will visit the Oklahoma City area on Sunday to inspect damage by the tornado, the White House announced. Press secretary Jay Carney said Obama will meet with families displaced by the violent storm that has left two dozen dead….READ MORE
The third congressional hearing into the Internal Revenue Service’s targeting of conservative groups got off to a tense start Wednesday when a key witness gave a defense of her own actions but declined to answer questions….READ MORE
The Justice Department’s investigation and surveillance of the Associated Press and Fox News have led to perhaps the most sustained wave of criticism for the Obama administration’s media policies since the president took office….READ MORE
U.S. military sources serving in North Africa are challenging the latest White House claim that the administration is applying “all the resources” at its disposal to bring the Benghazi attackers to justice….READ MORE
As with the IRS investigation, the White House says Obama learned only from news reporters that the Justice Department had subpoenaed phone records from journalists at The Associated Press as part of a leaks investigation….READ MORE
The Justice Department secretly obtained two months of telephone records of reporters and editors for The Associated Press in what the news cooperative’s top executive called a “massive and unprecedented intrusion” into how news….READ MORE