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The Forward’s Jennifer Siegel profiles Hillary’s most important Pa. backer, Gov. Ed Rendell, and talks to some of her Jewish supporters.

MSNBC triggers speculation over the possibility and benefits of an Obama-Bloomberg ticket. A New York Times blogger supplies a round up of the related buzz. And National Journal’s Jennifer Skalka explains why it won’t happen. (What about Clinton-Rendell?)

James Fallows and Joe Conason slam the Clinton camp for passing around an article painting a top Obama adviser, Merrill “Tony” McPeak, as an anti-Semite.

M.J. Rosenberg defends McPeak and Robert Malley, calls out Alan Dershowitz and Marty Peretz.

The Jewish Press isn’t impressed with Obama’s race speech. Neither is Jonathan Tobin.


Obama
: “There are a lot of Jewish people who are just as moral, or even more moral, than I am.”

Marji Mendelsohn wants the media to focus more on the controversial comments of conservative religious leaders who are backing John McCain.

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