Did the Pro-Israel Lobby Contribute to Eric Cantor’s Defeat?

Photo: Rep. Eric Cantor shakes President Barack Obama's hand at the conclusion of a bipartisan Congressional leadership meeting in the Oval Office Private Dining Room on Nov. 10, 2013. Credit: White House Photo by Pete Souza

by Marsha B. Cohen News sites throughout the US — and Israel — are still displaying shock over the defeat of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor by a Tea Party challenger in Virginia’s June 11 primary. The GOP leader was widely expected to… Continue Reading  

AIPAC on the Defensive

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The 2013 American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Policy Conference wasn’t quite the same show of arrogant power that it usually is. There seems to have been a note of unusual concern among the 13,000 or so assembled activists. And… Continue Reading  

Jim DeMint: More “Fangs for the Conservative Beast”

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The revolving door between government and industry is nothing new. Government regulators get jobs in related industries when they retire; military officers accept positions with defense contractors. Former members of Congress have also accepted positions in business and industry, often… Continue Reading