This, as Lincoln has said, is to make a point and lay a marker. All US aid to everywhere is likely to either end or be cut 10% automatically by Christmas. If Eric Cantor, - in Israel now - can stomach talking to Steny Hoyer, in town last week, there may be a deal to end all foreign aid to everywhere except Israel. If there is no deal, then all aid to everywhere will be cut 10%.
Four rebels, two Indian soldiers killed after gun battle in Kashmir (AP)