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Election 2012 | Foreign Policy Front
Politico reminds readers that presidential hopeful Mitt Romney has a tough job ahead on the foreign policy front. Steve Schmidt, who served as John McCain’s chief strategist in the 2008 campaign said:
“She’s widely recognized by a very high percentage of persuadable voters for having done a terrific job as secretary of state,” Democratic consultant Steve Murphy said. “Having Hillary Clinton as part of the equation certainly strengthens Barack Obama’s argument on foreign policy and national security.”
On the foreign policy front, key Romney adviser former US Ambassador to the UN John Bolton says that he was “mystified” by those who have criticized Rep. Michele Bachmann’s claims against Clinton’s key deputy Huma Abedin that she is a front for the Muslim Brotherhood.
On July 24 Bolton appeared on Center for Security Policy president Frank Gaffney’s radio show. Gaffney’s largely discredited ‘research’ is the source of Bachmann’s claims.
Slate reported in May 2012 that Gaffney was disinvitied from the weekly conservative “Weyrich lunch’, due to his continuing investigation of the alleged Muslim Brotherhood infiltration of Washington. In February the American Conservative Union blocked Gaffney from the CPAC stage.
Writing for Jewish World Review this week, Gaffney compares Bachmann to Margaret Thatcher, calling her America’s Iron Lady.
Joss Stone’s New Debut
Good news from WSJ. British pop star Joss Stone returns soon to the stunning sounds of her first album “Soul Sessions’, also a big hit in Anne’s music library.
Stone is backed by a band that includes guitarist Ernie Isley of the Isley Brothers and Muscle Shoals Rhythm Stompers keyboard great Clayton Ivey, with backing vocals by 1974 Grammy winner Betty Wright (“Where is the Love”).
The sultry temptress will be singing Sylvia Robinson’s 1973 hit ‘Pillow Talk’. Steve Greenberg, producer of both Sessions albums says Joss Stone never would have sung anything that risqué in her first album.
Joss Stone Debuts new ‘Soul Sessions’
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