The Daily Beast: Chas Freeman, Obama's pick to head the National Intelligence Council, has withdrawn from contention for the job. The leader of the campaign against Freeman was Steven Rosen, a former director of AIPAC awaiting trial on espionage charges, who has a long history of attacking and undermining anybody he deems hostile to Israel.
AfterDowningStreet: LaHood hits back hard against charges of "Socialism," and the "Obama Recession"
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