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Posted: Tue, 06/17/2008 - 23:00 | Political Insider
Wednesday, June 18th, 2008 James Besser in Washington So will the exchange of make-nice letters between ADL chief Abe Foxman and Pastor John Hagee tamp down the controversy swirling around the Christians United for Israel (CUFI) leader once an for all?
Posted: Sun, 06/15/2008 - 23:00 | Political Insider
Monday, June 16th, 2008 James Besser in Washington J Street PAC, the new political funding group created to help candidates who support a more active U.S. peacemaking role in the Middle East, is moving quickly to put itself on the political map.
Posted: Sat, 06/07/2008 - 23:00 | Political Insider
Sunday, June 8th, 2008 James Besser in Washington It’s official: Minnesota’s Senate contest in November will feature two Jews, and that’s no joke even though the Democratic challenger is a former Saturday Night Live humorist. On Saturday comedian Al Franken won the right to challenge Sen. Norm Coleman, a Republican who is seeking a second term.
Posted: Wed, 06/04/2008 - 23:00 | Political Insider
Thursday, June 5th, 2008 James Besser in Washington You’ve read about them, now watch them for yourselves. Sen. John McCain and Sen. Barack Obama, who have secured the Republican and Democratic presidential nominations, are staking out positions that will give Jewish voters a distinct choice on foreign policy questions. Those differences were explicitly laid out in their speeches to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee policy conference this week. Here are video clips of their speeches.
Posted: Tue, 06/03/2008 - 23:00 | Political Insider
Wednesday, June 4th, 2008 James Besser in Washington It’ gaudy, it’s over the top, some say it’s tasteless, but it sure as heck is effective. AIPAC’s legendary “roll call,” a decades-old tradition at the annual policy conference banquet, is a graphic indication of the group’s continuing Capitol Hill clout. You can bet politicians in both parties, at every level of the political game, hear the message loud and clear.
Posted: Sun, 06/01/2008 - 23:00 | Political Insider
Monday, June 2nd, 2008 James Besser in Washington Every year there’s a predominant buzz at the AIPAC policy conference. Last year it was the controversy over the dramatic appearance of Christians United for Israel president John Hagee; in 2005 and 2006 much of the talk in the hallways was about the federal investigation into two former AIPAC staffers.