LJWorld.com weblogs Congressional Briefing

Brownback polling better in Israel than in Iowa


Sam Brownback[(NewsMax.com) Israelis: We Want Giuliani President:][1] Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani is the "best" candidate in the 2008 race for Israel relations, a panel of eight Israeli experts assembled by the Israel's Haaretz newspaper has determined. ... Here are the rankings and the things that make them attractive to Israelis: Republican Sam Brownback - 6.88 percent. Believes Israel has the right to self-defend and to 'aggressively seek' Shalit's release. [Earlier: Poll shows Brownback Iowa support at 2.5 percent][2][(The Hill)Anxiety mounts as Sen. Lugar delays Darfur peace measure:][3] Senator Richard Lugar (R-Ind.), chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, has been holding up the Darfur Peace and Accountability Act for months, according to several sources from both parties. With the bill set to expire at the end of this session, barring passage, and with the situation in and around Darfur deteriorating, the window for congressional involvement is closing. The delay has resulted in a bipartisan call to move the bill before the end of the session. Sen. Sam Brownback (R-Kan.), who helped negotiate the bill, said that "the overall situation in Darfur is not improving; in many cases the lack of security has caused increased violence and sexual assaults. My colleagues must act before Congress adjourns and pass a final version of the Darfur Peace and Accountability Act"Pat Roberts[(Washington Post) Panel Set to Release Just Part of Report On Run-Up to War:][4] A long-awaited Senate analysis comparing the Bush administration's public statements about the threat posed by Saddam Hussein with the evidence senior officials reviewed in private remains mired in partisan recrimination and will not be released before the November elections, key senators said yesterday. ... After nearly three years, the heart of the report remains incomplete. Committee Chairman Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) said Democrats produced 511 administration statements to be analyzed, a virtually impossible task. At this point, the section is 800 pages long, accompanied by 40,000 documents, and is nowhere near ready for release, he said.See "Campaign Briefing" for news on the 2006 elections.How to contact As always, you can find information to contact members of the Kansas congressional delegation [here.][5] [1]: http://www.newsmax.com/archives/ic/2006/9/6/212509.shtml [2]: http://www2.ljworld.com/blogs/kansas_congress/2006/aug/23/brownback/ [3]: http://www.hillnews.com/thehill/export/TheHill/News/Frontpage/090706/090706_darfur.html [4]: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/09/06/AR2006090601920.html [5]: http://ljworld.com/extra/where_to_write.html#fed


Use the comment form below to begin a discussion about this content.

Commenting has been disabled for this item.