"Now Obama has put a major condition on his willingness to meet with Iran: he will meet only if such a meeting advances the interests of the U.S.," ABC's Jonathan Karl reports. "That is not much different from the Bush Administration's position on negotiations with Iran."
And, per The Boston Globe's Farah Stockman: "Barack Obama pledged unwavering support for Israel, vowed to use military force -- if necessary -- to keep Iran in check, and endorsed the idea that any peace deal between Israelis and Palestinians must preserve Israel as a Jewish state with Jerusalem as its capital."
"Addressing AIPAC -- long considered one of Washington's most influential lobbies -- has become almost a requirement for presidential candidates seeking the Jewish vote," Noam N. Levey reports in the Los Angeles Times. "But there was an added imperative for Obama, who has battled accusations that he is overly sympathetic to the Palestinian cause and too willing to negotiate with Iran's controversial president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad."
"For Obama, the AIPAC conference seemed like a tough room to work," Robert Dreyfuss writes for The Nation. "But, by all indications, he wowed 'em."
Hamas was listening -- they "un-endorsed" Obama, per ABC's Jake Tapper. "Obama's comments have confirmed that there will be no change in the U.S. administration's foreign policy on the Arab-Israeli conflict," a Hamas official told Reuters. The sentence the Obama campaign will long cherish: "Hamas does not differentiate between the two presidential candidates, Obama and McCain."
Veepstake alert: Obama campaigns in Virginia on Thursday alongside Sen. Jim Webb, D-Va., and former governor (and Senate candidate) Mark Warner, D-Va.
No Clinton public appearances are scheduled until Saturday's event with her supporters in Washington, though she's speaking with members of the Congressional Black Caucus Thursday.
McCain campaigns in Florida, addressing the Florida Society of Newspaper Editors and Florida Press Association Convention.
President Bush spends the day at the White House.
Get the full political schedule in The Note's "Sneak Peek."
Gov. Bobby Jindal, R-La., gets from Wall Street Journal attention: "The similarities between the 36-year-old Gov. Jindal and Illinois Sen. Barack Obama are tantalizing to many in the Grand Old Party," write Corey Dade and Elizabeth Holmes. "After only 143 days as the nation's youngest sitting governor, Gov. Jindal's name is being bandied about as a potential running mate for likely Republican presidential nominee Sen. McCain."
Mitt Romney, R-Mass., campaigns in Virginia with state-wide and congressional candidates.
Romney gets an endorsement for No. 2 from Rep. Marilyn Musgrave, R-Colo. "I hope I'm starting a movement," she tells The Hill's Jackie Kucinich.
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