Congressional Muscle and US Foreign Policy

“Israel Hayom”, http://bit.ly/1gIRKyY, March 28, 2014

Contrary to conventional wisdom, the inherently pro-Israel Congress possesses the muscle to check, defy, oversee, overrule, direct, fund and defund the Administration.

Can Israel Defy a Second Term President?

"Israel Hayom", http://bit.ly/1mM8hSI, February 28, 2014

 The assumption that second term US presidents are omnipotent, and therefore can bulldozer their way through anythin, ignores the most fundamental elements of the US political system:

The 2014 Six-Year-Itch Election

“Israel Hayom”, http://bit.ly/15519w5, August 23, 2013

President Obama’s maneuverability, domestically and internationally, will depend on the outcome of the very critical November, 2014 six-year- itch election campaign

Brennan and Hagel – Bolstering or Weakening US National Security?

“Israel Hayom”, http://bit.ly/V8S7qG, January 08, 2013

The US Senate vote on the nomination of John Brennan and Chuck Hagel to the positions of CIA Director and Defense Secretary, respectively, will shape the US war on Islamic terrorism and the US determination to avert the wrath of a nuclear Iran.

Senator Daniel Inouye – Did They Break the Mold?

“Israel Hayom” , http://bit.ly/VbJOph, December 20, 2012

The late Senator Daniel Inouye, Chairman of the Appropriations Committee and President Pro Tempore (third in the line of succession to the presidency) was the most effective architect-ever of mutually-beneficial US-Israel strategic cooperation.

Romney’s Visit to Israel and the Jewish Vote

"Israel Hayom", http://bit.ly/N5crqd , July 13, 2012

Governor Romney’s visit to Israel will reaffirm the critical role played by the Jewish vote in the November presidential and congressional elections.

Obama’s Steep Uphill Reelection Battle

"Israel Hayom", http://bit.ly/LzkZme, June 08, 2012

Does the June 5, 2012 Republican victory - in the Wisconsin gubernatorial election - foreshadow the November 2012 presidential and congressional elections?

The Center-Right Nation

http://www.israelhayom.com/site/newsletter_opinion.php?id=1212, January 17, 2012

According to a January 12, 2012 Gallup poll, conservatives have become the single largest group (40%) in the US, consistently outnumbering moderates (35%) since 2009 and outnumbering liberals (21%) by 2-to-1.

Don’t Underestimate Congress!

http://www.israelhayom.com/site/newsletter_opinion.php?id=1195, January 13, 2012

The November 2012 election will determine the House and Senate majorities in Congress, which is co-equal to the White House in shaping domestic, foreign and national security affairs.

Obama's Steep Uphill Reelection Battle

http://www.israelhayom.com/site/newsletter_opinion.php?id=849, November 17, 2011

The predicament of Obama's presidency was highlighted during its best possible week – following the May 2, 2011 elimination of Bin Laden – which produced a meager, soft a short-term bonus of 6%, bouncing Obama to 52% approval rating, before sliding down towards 40%.

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