Tue May 18, 11:17 pm ET
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Obama administration is looking for ways to build up “moderate elements” within the Lebanese Hezbollah guerrilla movement and to diminish the influence of hard-liners, a top White House official said on Tuesday.
Since Hezbollah remains designated as a Terrorist Organization, can anyone explain just what a “moderate terrorist” is?
All three defeated members of Congress were members of Appropriations Committees — Republican Senator Bob Bennett of Utah, Republican-turned-Democratic Senator Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania and Democratic Congressman Alan Mollohan of West Virginia. All based much of their political appeal on their ability to get money for their states or districts, and for national causes as well.
Additional evidence: the decision of House Appropriations Chairman David Obey to retire after 41 years in Congress.