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Pressure Grows to Delay or Drop Bibi's Speech

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Politico reports:

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Reps. Keith Ellison of Minnesota, [co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus],(pictured at left) Steve Cohen of Tennessee and Maxine Waters of California, said Boehner's invitation for Netanyahu to speak March 3 is 'harmful for three reasons: it undermines the president's foreign policy; it puts a close ally in the middle of a domestic political debate, and it elevates a candidate in a foreign election.'"

Ellison, Cohen and Waters are circulating a letter among House members, addressed to Speaker Boehner, asking him to postpone the invitation until after the Israeli election and until Congress has considered the issue of Iran sanctions.

Will all of this activity lead to a postponement or cancellation?

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In the spirit of this weekend's Super Bowl betting fever, Adam Horowitz has posted odds on how this Netanyahu-Derner-Boehner fiasco might play out. Here are a few of his betting odds:

"Odds Netanyahu cancels his speech and apologizes to President Obama: 100 to 1

"Odds Netanyahu 'reschedules' his speech, makes sure it never happens and hopes no one ever brings it up again: 2 to 1

"Odds Israeli Ambassador Ron Dermer gets canned: 3 to 1

"Odds Dermer moves back to Florida: 5 to 1

"Odds Dermer runs the Republican Jewish Coalition within three months: 2 to 1

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"Over/Under on standing ovations Netanyahu will receive in 60-minute speech: 60"

If like me, you learned as a child that gambling is a sin, then do not place any of these bets. Horowitz, however, has more odds listed. It will not be a sin to look at all of them. They offer a clue as to how Israel and the Congress will reestablish their relationship.


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