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Retaliation? White House Won't Meet with Netanyahu

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Neither President Barack Obama nor Secretary of State John Kerry will meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu when he visits the United States in March.

White House press secretary Josh Earnest says Obama wants to avoid the appearance of endorsing Netanyahu in the upcoming Israeli elections.

But some see it as retaliation because Earnest also said Israel violated protocol by not planning the trip directly with the White House.

Netanyahu to address Congress on March 3, Obama not planning to meet with him

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will address Congress on March 3, House Speaker John Boehner announced Thursday -- though President Obama does not plan to meet with him. 

The House speaker had invited Netanyahu to speak to lawmakers about the threat from Iran. The announcement caught the president off-guard, as the invitation was not cleared first with the Obama administration; such invitations typically are coordinated with the White House and State Department. 

Abortion Bill Axed as March for Life Gets Underway

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House Republicans decided Wednesday to drop planned debate of a bill that criminalizes virtually all late-term abortions.     
The move came after objections from GOP women and other lawmakers left them short of votes.

The measure would ban abortions past 20 weeks of pregnancy, only allowing exceptions for a rape victim who reported the crime to law enforcement.