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Posted: Thu, 12/10/2015 - 21:29 | Political Insider

1.  He loves Jews.  Why else would he credit Joseph with building the Pyramids as grain storage silos? He knows what he knows and is too smart to be confused by the facts. "Joseph built the pyramids to store grain," he said.  Would Dr. Ben lie to us?

2. He saw the arrangement of the 13 5-pointed stars on the $1 bill as a Magen David, thereby establishing US support for Israel dating back 151 years before the founding of the modern state of Israel.  That's commitment.

Posted: Tue, 12/08/2015 - 11:23 | Political Insider

In his Oval Office address Sunday evening, President Obama called for universal background checks on gun purchasers and to "make sure no one on a no-fly list is able to buy a gun." He called it "a matter of national security."   It would seem like a no brainer.

But Republicans would have no part of it.

Posted: Fri, 11/20/2015 - 13:25 | Political Insider

Crises have a way of bringing out the best and the worst in people.  The Syrian refugee crisis is a classic example as politics seems to overwhelm principle – not unique but no less appalling, especially considering the lives at stake – as so many politicians succumb to xenophobia and religious bigotry and try to justify it in terms of national security.

Posted: Wed, 11/18/2015 - 12:33 | Political Insider

Republican presidential candidates Rick Perry and Ted Cruz want to shrink the size of the federal government by eliminating several cabinet departments, although neither could remember just which ones he wanted to deep six.

Ohio Gov. John Kasich wants to go the other way and create a new agency of government, one that will be totally useless, an utter waste of taxpayer money and further antagonize people around the world who think America is already too arrogant and domineering.

Posted: Fri, 11/13/2015 - 13:50 | Political Insider

Chanukah came early for Bibi Netanyahu this year when Barack Obama gave him a very big gift he's always craved and the promise of another. 

Just before Bibi arrived for his first White House meeting since he launched his bungled attempt to block the Iran nuclear agreement, senior administration officials told reporters that the President was throwing in the towel on efforts to broker a peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians for the remaining 14 months of Obama's term. 

Posted: Fri, 11/13/2015 - 13:36 | Political Insider

The White House is looking for a special menorah for this year's Hanukkah celebration hosted by President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama.

Past menorahs have ranged from historical treasures to original art.  In 2012 it came from a synagogue damaged during Hurricane Sandy and the following year it came from a synagogue destroyed during the Holocaust.  Another that year was the "Statue of Liberty Menorah" from the National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia.