Carl at Israelmatzav has a great roundup of how the mid-term elections in America are affecting (or being affected by) the Jewish community.
I've been keeping up a bit by reading Pajamas Media. I think the balance of power in Congress definitely affects Israel, and if you care about Israel it should affect how you vote for your congressman.
I am also a bit nostalgic - because I never would have discovered blogs if it weren't for the controversy over the "smoking memo" story. I would read the news on the internet, but never touched the blogs (westbankpappa did and I was always puzzled by it. What could possibly be so interesting about other people's diaries?) Then my husband told me about a blog called Littlegreenfootballs. I remember saying to him, what kind of a crazy name is that? I opened it, read all about the controversial memo, and was pleasantly shocked to see how pro-Israel Charles Johnson was. Wow, I thought, this non-Jew really gets it. I then started finding right-wing conservative blogs. It took me awhile to discover the Jewish blogoshere, but now I am hooked on both.