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Congress: House GOPers heart Netanyahu

The New York Times: “For the Republicans, the relationship with the Israeli government has created what many see as an opportunity. Mindful of Mr. Obama’s strained relationship with Mr. Netanyahu and emboldened by a special election victory last week in a heavily Jewish Congressional district in New York, Republicans hope the tensions between Mr. Obama and Israel — underscored by the latest developments at the United Nations — will help propel future political victories for their party.”

“Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, in town as president of the bipartisan U.S. Conference of Mayors, said that try as he might, he could not get face time with House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) to talk job creation,” the L.A. Times reports. “‘Unfortunately, after a few weeks of trying, we were unable to get a meeting with Speaker Boehner,’ Villaraigosa said Tuesday. ‘They couldn’t find time to meet with America's mayors.’ Boehner's office did not immediately comment.”