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Sen. John McCain, Arizona Republican (Associated Press)

McCain: 'I'm proud of Sarah Palin'

Sen. John McCain pushed back Monday against former Vice President Dick Cheney's comments Sunday that Mr. McCain's choosing former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate in 2008 was a "mistake" — while getting in a few digs at Mr. Cheney in the process.

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and his wife, Ann, board a charter plane at London Stansted Airport on Saturday, July 28, 2012, as they travel to Israel. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Poll: Romney beats Obama on who would best promote Israel's interests

"What Israelis know about Romney: He's not Obama," observes Jerusalem Post diplomatic correspondent Herb Keinon, anticipating Mitt Romney's 36-hour visit to Israel this weekend. Though the locals know little about him, Mr. Romney still outpolls President Obama says a Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies survey asking Israelis who would best promote Israel's interests.