March 17th, 2007

Chris Keeley

CNI in the Economist: Taming Leviathan

These are both the best of times and the worst of times for the
   American-Jewish lobby

Kevin Kallaugher

CNI in the News
<http://www.democracyinaction.org/dia/track.jsp?key=303469653&url_num=3&url=http://www.economist.com/world/na/displaystory.cfm?story_id=8861497>THIS
week saw yet another reminder of the awesome power of "the lobby". The
American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) brought more than 6,000
activists to Washington for its annual policy conference. And they
proceeded to live up to their critics' darkest fears.

They heard from the four most powerful people on Capitol Hill—Nancy
Pelosi and John Boehner from the House, Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell
from the Senate—as well as the vice-president (who called his talk "The
United States and Israel: United We Stand") and sundry other
power-brokers. Several first-division presidential candidates held
receptions.
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