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Washington Watch

WASHINGTON WATCH

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said in a message to members of the
"Tikkun community" that the incum-
bent's loss may "exacerbate black-
Jewish tensions. McKinney may have
been a 'loose cannon' in her comments
about the Bush family profiting from
9-11, but she was a strong supporter
of liberal and progressive causes that
served the interests of the black com-
munity."
At the same time, the publication
revealed why even liberal Jews had a
hard time swallowing McKinney's re-
election bid.
"When Rabbi Lerner asked her to
make a strong and unequivocal state-
ment condemning the bombing of
students in the Hebrew University
lunchroom three weeks ago, she did
not respond. That statement was
planned to be the basis of an ad from
Jewish progressives that would have
appeared in an Atlanta newspaper
endorsing her candidacy. After repeat-
ed attempts to secure that statement
from her campaign failed, the support
for the ad fizzled."
The result, according to Tikkun:
"This was McKinney not acting in her
own self-interest."

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Congress Logjam

Lawmakers return from their August
recess next week to a legislative logjam
made even worse by the impending
congressional elections and a budget
crisis that gets worse by the minute.
With only four weeks remaining
until the target date for the end of the
current Congress, the legislative
pipeline is clogged with unfinished
appropriations bills and the biggest
government reorganization since
World War II — the creation of a
Department of Homeland Security.
Senate leaders are promising quick
action on the Senate version of the
Bush administration's faith-based ini-
tiative, the Charity Aid, Recovery, and
Empowerment Act (CARE). The
measure is now mostly a collection of
tax incentives to boost charitable giv-
ing, without the "charitable choice"
provisions that generated strong oppo-
sition from many Jewish groups.
But a leading Jewish activist recently
termed it a "stealth charitable choice
bill" because it states that religious
organizations have the same rights to
government funding contracts as non-
religious ones.
Still, most Jewish groups are fighting
only for clarification of some provi-
sions, not against the entire bill —
which they say is much better than the
House-passed version. ❑

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