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By John R. Bolton
Reality calls for attaching Gaza to Egypt and the West Bank to Jordan
Topic - Rush D. Holt Jr.
Veteran legislator Bonnie Watson-Coleman has become the third candidate to announce her intention to seek a reliably Democratic congressional seat held by the retiring Rep. Rush Holt.
The race is on for Democratic candidates hoping to fill U.S. Rep. Rush Holt's seat in Congress.
Mr. Holt, a former arms control expert at the State Department and research director at Princeton University, arrived on Capitol Hill in 1999 served as chairman of the Select Intelligence Oversight Panel from 2007 to 2011.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Thursday tapped Jeffrey S. Chiesa, the state's Republican attorney general and a longtime adviser, to the Senate seat left open by the passing earlier this week of Democratic Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg, sending Mr. Chiesa to Washington just in time for high-profile legislative scraps over immigration and taxpayer-funded farm subsidies.
Turns out all it took to top Watson, the Jeopardy-winning computer, was a real-life rocket scientist.
A group of congressmen is urging the Bush administration to increase its involvement in Sri Lanka. A recent letter from Reps. David Price and Rush Holt and 48 other congressional Democrats and Republicans to President Bush calls on the administration to step up diplomatic engagement in order to help the small island nation reach a long-term peace with the terrorist rebel group the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam. Noting "a pressing need for a more concerted effort by the international community to bring both sides back to the negotiating table," the congressmen conclude that the United States "has the opportunity to serve as a leader of such a renewed international effort."