Gazans enthusiastically celebrated Mohamed Morsi’s election as president of Egypt Sunday with large demonstrations, the distribution of candy and the usual celebratory gunfire. I don’t know why shooting in the air is so popular nor why the shooters think the law of gravity has been repealed just for them. Media reports say at least one Gazan was killed and six others wounded by bullets from guns of people who didn’t know that what goes up must come down.
The Supreme Court pulled the plug on one central attack strategy of the Republicans’ 2012 campaign against President Barack Obama by upholding the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, but it may also have energized another.
Republicans had hoped the conservative-dominated Court would invalidate entire law, opening the way for them to say the centerpiece legislation of the Obama administration was not only unconstitutional but that the President had wasted three years on a flawed and failed policy.
The only member of the U.S. Senate to compose a Hanukkah song looks like he will be coming back to Washington for a seventh term. Utah Republican Orrin Hatch easily defeated Tea party favorite challenger Dan Liljenquist and is expected to go on to victory in that very red state in November.
Mitt Romney is skillfully playing the guessing game of Vetting the Veep, a popular quadrennial exercise for non-incumbent presidential candidates.
This weekend he invited a variety of potential running running-mates to a Utah resort where big donors could look them over while also discussing campaign strategy with the candidate himself, his top advisors and party luminaries like Sen. John McCain, Condoleezza Rice, Karl Rove and James A. Baker III.
As much as I hate to see a military takeover and a democratic election subverted, the Egyptian junta's response to the Muslim Brotherhood's victory in this weekend's presidential election may be the best outcome for Egypt -- and for the United States and Israel, as well.
It blocks a potential Islamist takeover of the Arab world's most populous and powerful state and an important American ally. It also means the Egyptian-Israeli peace treaty will survive a while longer.
Since military assistance, advanced weapons system, top level technology, intelligence sharing and security cooperation have grown markedly during the Obama administration, Israel can look for a significant cutbacks in all of those categories in a Romney administration in light of the Republican contender’s vow to do just the opposite of the incumbent when it comes to dealing with the Jewish state.
Bibi Netanyahu's biggest American backer, casino tycoon Sheldon Adelson, just invested $10 million in Mitt Romney's presidential ambitions with a contribution to the pro-Romney super PAC Restore Our Future. That's just under half of what Adelson and his family spent to keep Newt Gingrich's campaign sputtering along, but it wasn't enough to save deeply flawed former Speaker of the House.
Guess who's a big spending liberal responsible for Obamacare and is running for President.
Here's a hint: it's not Barack Obama.
It's Republican Mitt Romney, according to the Libertarian Party, and they're mad at Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky), the son of their idol, for endorsing and approving "the Father of Obamacare, Big Government tax and spender, Republican Mitt Romney."