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Daybreak: Nomination Day Arrives

Plus a new round of sanctions against Iran take hold

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John Brennan, Presumptive Nominee for CIA Chief(Wikipedia)

• At a press conference set for later today, President Obama will announce the nominations of John Brennan and Chuck Hagel as CIA Chief and Secretary of Defense respectively. Let the games begin. [NYT]

• New wide-reaching sanctions against Iran’s industrial infrastructure have been passed by Congress and approved by President Obama. [WaPo]

• Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky, a new appointee to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, arrived in Israel and immediately called for a reduction of U.S. foreign assistance…to countries like Israel. [JTA]

• A wise-cracking letter written by director Stanley Kubrick to IBM in the summer of 1966, citing fears about psychotic computers. Included along is IBM’s response. [Letters of Note]

• A guided tour through the West Village apartment of Jamie Shupak and Brian Stetler, two big media figures in New York, yields a ton of impressive DIY-art and some homemade Shabbat candles. [HuffPo]

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So I hope all you Obama supporters are happy. You now have potentially the most openly antisemitic and anti-Israel cabinet/national security apparatus in the history of the USA. Tell us again how Obama has Israel’s back.

PhillipNagle says:

Two very anti Israel individuals. The Jews who backed Obama and told us he wasn’t anti Israel have a lot of explaining to do.


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