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Political Points: Biden talks Pollard, Santorum annexes West Bank, questioning Kagan

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BIDEN TALKS POLLARD: Vice President Joe Biden met with Jewish leaders to discuss the fate of convicted Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard.

SANTORUM NATURALIZES PALESTINIANS: Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum said that the West Bank is “Israeli land” and that: "All the people that live in the West Bank are Israelis, they’re not Palestinians."

RUSS WON’T RUN: Former U.S. senator and progressive standard bearer Russ Feingold on Sunday signed a petition to recall Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker but reiterated that he won’t run to replace him.

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JEWISH DEMS’ BELLWETHER BATTLE: An Illinois congressional primary pitting two Jewish Democrats against each other is seen as a test over the party’s direction.

QUESTIONING KAGAN: House Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith wants to see correspondence from Elena Kagan regarding health care reform from when she was solicitor general. Some Republicans argue she should recuse herself if the Supreme Court hears a challenge to the health care reform law.

WHAT ABOUT JEWISH DOCTORS?: Herman Cain told an audience at a Christian themed amusement park that he was initially worried when he learned his cancer physician was named “Dr. Abdallah” but was relieved to learn he was a Lebanese Christian?

BESTING WEST IN BROWARD: Democratic National Committee chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz is slightly more popular than her frequent Republican antagonist Rep. Allen West in the Broward County portions of his congressional district, according to a new poll.

WINNING THE JEWS: Conservative commentator Michael Medved writes that Republicans “should drop the groundless notion that candidates win backing in the Jewish community based primarily on support for Israel.”

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