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Posted: Wed, 08/12/2009 - 00:00 | Political Insider
Wednesday, August 12th, 2009 Here’s an update on an earlier item on the three Americans arrested and detained by Iran and the way the inaccurate story that one of them was a yeshiva student and Jewish Week writer spread across the Internet. One of the Web sites that spread the story was DEBKAfile.com, which fashions itself a source of in-depth intelligence and security information, with a focus on the Middle East.
Posted: Tue, 08/11/2009 - 00:00 | Political Insider
Tuesday, August 11th, 2009 You can’t say the National Jewish Democratic Council (NJDC) isn’t doing its part for their party’s embattled  health care reform legislation  – or, as the Obama administration has rebranded it, health insurance reform.
Posted: Tue, 08/11/2009 - 00:00 | Political Insider
Tuesday, August 11th, 2009 I’m a huge fan of the Internet – in fact, it’s a large part of my job.  Obviously,  I’m a blogger, and regard blogging as an essential ingredient in the newspaper of tomorrow. But I’m also alarmed at how easily distortions and mistakes, reported as “news” by bloggers and disseminated to vast, worldwide audiences that uncritically accept their outpourings,  become indelible parts of the news background.
Posted: Mon, 08/10/2009 - 00:00 | Political Insider
Monday, August 10th, 2009 One sure sign a politician is laying the groundwork for a future presidential bid is a sudden yearning for Israel travel.  So it must be for former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee,  who will be visiting Israel next week.
Posted: Sun, 08/09/2009 - 00:00 | Political Insider
Sunday, August 9th, 2009 Isn’t there something off key in the reaction of a growing number of Jewish leaders to talk show host Rush Limbaugh’s latest outrage?  Limbaugh, who has built a stellar career out of carefully orchestrated rage, apparently crossed a line when he likened Democratic health care reform advocates to Nazis and said President Obama has “a health care logo that’s right out of Adolf Hitler’s playbook.” Say what?  Do people actually believe this stuff?
Posted: Fri, 08/07/2009 - 00:00 | Political Insider
Friday, August 7th, 2009 Their opponents claim they’re having absolutely no impact in Congress, but a NORPAC action alert today says differently.