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  • From Ak. to Fla., heritage across the USA

    Over at Politico, the prodigious Ben Smith wonders if the “Christian Heritage Week” Alaska Gov. (and John McCain’s Veep pick) Sarah Palin signed into law will make Jews nervous. Dunno, but it’d be a hard case for the Democrats to make, considering how one of their top Jewish surrogates, U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.),… More ▸

  • Biden in Florida

    Here’s the JTA brief on Biden’s swing through South Florida: Joe Biden reassured older Florida Jews that Barack Obama would be strong on Israel. Biden, the Democratic nominee for vice president, was introduced by a Holocaust survivor at a speech before several hundred at a retirement community, The Associated Press reported. “I am chairman of… More ▸

  • Biden & Schumer headed to Florida

    In an interview with JTA last week, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz insisted that Joe Biden would be a big asset with Jewish folks in Florida, predicting he would “come down and move around the bagel places and the condos.” Well… it didn’t take long. Biden heads to Florida on Tuesday – we don’t see any… More ▸

  • Palin is kosher with Chabad

    The leader of Chabad in Alaska has lots of good things to say about Republican vice presidential selection Sarah Palin. Rabbi Yossi Greenberg, while noting that his organization does not endorse candidates, says Palin is a “remarkable, energetic and good person” and notes that she has attended “several of our cultural gala events.” Greenberg also… More ▸

  • Wexler talks Obama and Israel on convention stage

    Rep. Robert Wexler trumpeted Barack Obama’s support for Israel in his speech to the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday night, while arguing that the GOP presumptive nominee would make Israel less safe. Here’s an excerpt: We entered into an unnecessary war and remain bogged down in Iraq, as Afghanistan backslides, and the architects of Sept…. More ▸

  • Florida delegates: We’re behind Barack, but have work to do back home

    “I don’t want anyone to blame Hillary if [Obama] loses the election,” said Jewish Democratic National Convention Hillary Clinton delegate Bill Kling Wednesday morning. Her speech was “absolutely heartfelt. …I think she did enough to show her support.” The 80-year-old Plantation resident was representative of his fellow Florida Jewish delegates pledged for Clinton. They lauded… More ▸

  • Wexler: No senior problems in Fla. for Obama

    Jewish members of the U.S. Congress refused Tuesday to admit that Barack Obama was having any problems with older Jewish voters in South Florida and predicted at a Denver press conference that the Democrat would hit “historically high numbers” in the Jewish community – even though Obama is running almost 15 points behind John Kerry’s… More ▸