Elliot Ganchrow writes:
The 47 nation summit on nuclear weapons tackled an important issue- keeping nuclear weapons from terrorists. However, by ignoring the most important issue of our time, keeping nuclear weapons from Iran, the President demonstrated (again) that he just doesn't get it. The time for talking about possibly imposing sanctions on Iran has long ago passed - either impose crippling sanctions immediately or unleash Israel to do the military job that the US should have done already.
Republicans received a bit of bad news when former Gov. Pataki announced that he won't be challenging Senator Gillibrand, who is extremely vulnerable. If the Republicans cannot find a first rate challenger to Gillibrand, it would represent a huge blown opportunity to take a Senate seat from the Democrats. At the same time former Governor Tommy Thompson is expected to announce tomorrow that he won't be challenging Senator Feingold of Wisconsin. These twin announcements put a crimp in the Republicans drive to take back the Senate in 2010. In a future blog we will take a closer look at the 2010 Senate outlook. An interesting piece that was posted on the RealClearPolitics website stated that it is possible that the Republicans in the House can outdo their 1994 performance in which they picked up 54 seats.