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Daybreak: Obama OKs Extra $205M in Aid

Plus Cass in bright lights, and more in the news

by
Marc Tracy
May 14, 2010
Cass Sunstein, Samantha Power, and their boss.(NYT)

• President Obama allocated an additional $205 million in military aid for the completion of Israel’s “Iron Dome” missile defense system. [JTA]

• Obama and President Medevedev kibitzed over Iran and the Mideast during an hour-and-a-half phone call. [JPost]

• The U.N. Human Rights Council welcomed 14 new members. Among them: Libya, Qatar, Uganda, Thailand, Angola, and Malaysia. Oh, and Poland! [VOA]

• After going an entire issue without a major feature shedding light on a new corner of the Obama administration, the Times Magazine profiles lawyer, author, and top federal regulator Cass Sunstein. [NYT]

• An historic Shanghai synagogue, built by the first wave of immigrants from Baghdad in the 1920s, was given permission to hold limited services in connection with the upcoming World Expo. [eJP]

Law & Order looks to be on its way out. Somehow, this feels like Jewish news. [NYT]

Marc Tracy is a staff writer at The New Republic, and was previously a staff writer at Tablet. He tweets @marcatracy.

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