Here's one sentence worth of news, probably not noticeable to most people.
The FBI on Friday searched eight addresses in Minneapolis and Chicago, including the home of Hatem Abudayyeh, who is the executive director of the Arab American Action Network, attorney Jim Fennerty told The Associated Press.
One wonders whether this has anything to do with ongoing investigation of the recent bomb attempt near Wrigley Field, but that's not what caught my interest... this time.
For those who may have forgotten, the virulently anti-Israel Arab American Action Network (AAAN) was founded in 1995 by Obama's friends, Rashid and Mona Khalidi, and was funded by Obama and Bill Ayers through the Woods Fund.
This photo taken at the AAAN's Annual Banquet in May 1998. Ali Abunimah of the Electronic Intifada was there, as were terrorists Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn. And Rashid and Mona Khalidis. Edward Said (pictured next to Barack Obama) was the keynote speaker.
In 2003, when Rashid Khalidi and wife Mona were hired at Columbia University, they left Chicago for New York; the AAAN held a farewell dinner for them, attended by all of the above -including Obama- and then some. At that dinner, testimonials were spoken. Some, if not all, were written and collected in a book given to Khalidi. Of course the public has never seen the book. Nor have we seen the existing video of the event, now in possession of the LA Times. They refuse to release it, no doubt for fear of public scrutiny.
While we're on the AAAN, note that the recently disgraced Helen Thomas is slated to be the keynote speaker for their 15th anniversary fundraiser in December. It figures -- since Arafat and Said are dead, no one knows who Ashrawi is anymore, and Abu Mazen is busy waiting for instructions from the Arab League.
I didn't provide links because I've blogged all this so many times before. If you doubt my facts, use the search tool at the left sidebar. Or check out www.DiscoverTheNetworks.org. Or just Google it.
See also Barack Obama's Anti-Israel Alliances [incl. Rashid Khalidi] by Rachel Neuwirth.