Political Points: Lieberman’s Google appeal, learning from Mormons, Iran ‘half-steps’


CANTOR LIKES PACS: Rep. Eric Cantor, the House majority leader, is backing a pair of “super PACs,” one started by his former deputy chief of staff and another backed by Speaker John Boehner.

GIFFORDS GOES HOME: Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is heading back to Tucson, Ariz., for Thanksgiving, her third visit since she was shot in the head in January.

LIEBERMAN’S GOOGLE TERROR APPEAL: Sen. Joseph Lieberman wants Google to allow users to flag terrorism-related content on its Blogger platform.


LIBERALISM OR JUDAISM?: Commentary’s Jonathan Tobin slams Jewish groups that have waded into the federal budget fight, writing that the notion that Judaism “endorses specific levels of taxation or government spending is a blatant misrepresentation of Jewish beliefs.”

LEARNING FROM MORMONS: Amid the focus on Mitt Romney’s faith, The Jewish Week’s Gary Rosenblatt writes that “there’s a lot we can learn from Mormons.”

PANNING GINGRICH’S THOUGHT PROCESS: Washington Post blogger Jennifer Rubin scores New Gingrich for “an impulsiveness that convinces him every loopy idea that comes into his head is pure gold and a complete lack of honesty in coming clean.”

PANNING OBAMA’S SANCTIONS POLICY: A Washington Post editorial argues that the latest announcement from the Obama administration on Iran sanctions amounts to “another series of half-steps.” 

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