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Biden to miss Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu's speech to Congress

Biden to miss Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu's speech to Congress

Vice President Joe Biden won’t attend Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s controversial speech to Congress next month, his office confirmed Friday, saying the vice president will be traveling abroad on a previously scheduled trip. As president of the Senate, Biden is typically on hand to greet and listen in when any foreign leader addresses a joint session of Congress. He’s missed just one other such speech, the White House says. His attendance at the March 3 speech has been watched closely. Netanyahu is expected to make a case against the administration’s negotiations with Iran on a nuclear deal. He was invited by House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio)...

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