Wiretap: The GOP’s man in Israel
Harold Meyerson points out how curious it is that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has chosen to so overtly ally himself with the Republican Party when American Jews have so consistently rejected the GOP. In 2012, exit polls showed Jews voting for Obama over Romney 69-30. Meyerson asks how Netanyahu’s speech to Congress — obviously an intentional shot at Obama — is going to help Israel. Via the Washington Post.
Now that the Texas judge has shot down — at least temporarily — the Obama executive orders on immigration, the question is what comes next. Vox has answers. There are a lot of them.
CNN reports that Justice Department is prepared to sue Ferguson cops for racial discrimination if the police department doesn’t agree to change its tactics.
Dana Milbank writes that Jeb Bush may claim to be his own man, but that his big foreign policy speech shows that he’s got a very Bush-like way with words. Via the Washington Post.
Amy Davidson writes that there’s more to learn about Jeb from the Terri Schiavo story. She says she looked, but she can’t find Bush the moderate anywhere in there. Via the New Yorker.
Oops. Scott Walker backed the McCain-Kennedy immigration bill — which was stuffed full of amnesty — back in 2006. How’s he going to explain that one, asks Politico.
Where’s the love? From the they-just-can’t-help-themselves department: It seems late in the game, but Rudy Giuliani becomes the latest Republican politician to question Obama’s patriotism. Politico reports that at a private New York dinner honoring Scott Walker, Giuliani said he doesn’t “believe that the president loves America.” America may see it differently, having elected Obama twice and Rudy never.
This is for Larry David fans only (you know who you are): An interview in which David discusses his soon-to-be-hit Broadway show and the etiquette of death. Via the New York Times.
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