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  • 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 ▸

  • Political Tidbits: “It’s still iffy, which is freaking me out”

    “It’s still iffy, which is freaking me out”: That, according to the New York Times, was what one Boca Raton precinct coordinator had to say about the attitude of some “lifelong Jewish Democrats” toward Barack Obama. The coordinator was attending a Hillary Clinton appearance for Obama in South Florida. More details on the rally in… More ▸

  • No clear-cut favorite for Dem VP among Jewish activists

    As Barack Obama gets ready to roll out his running mate, Jewish political insiders and activists say they would welcome any of the three most talked about possibilities. Some say Sen. Joseph Biden’s (D-Del.) extensive experience on foreign policy issues makes him a big favorite among pro-Israel activists, but others prefer Sen. Evan Bayh (D-Ind.)… More ▸

  • N.J. congressman accuses Clinton camp of attempting to exploit black-Jewish tensions

    From today’s Star-Ledger: U.S. Rep. Rob Andrews, who supported Hillary Clinton throughout the primary season, disclosed he received a phone call shortly before the April 22 Pennsylvania primary from a top member of Clinton’s organization and that the caller explicitly discussed a strategy of winning over Jewish voters by exploiting tensions between Jews and African-Americans…. More ▸

  • Obama’s speech: The text, the audio, the video

    Here’s the complete audio of Obama’s speech to AIPAC today: $(document).ready(function () {swfobject.embedSWF(“/flash/player_v2.1.swf”,”jtaaudio_999385″,”290″,”27″,”9.0.0″,”/flash/expressInstall.swf”,{audioPath: “″},{wmode: “transparent”});});Flash is required. Video and text after the jump. And here’s the prepared text (please note, this is not an actual transcript): Obama remarks at AIPAC (AS PREPARED for delivery) Remarks at AIPAC Policy Conference Senator Barack Obama June 4, 2008… More ▸

  • Hillary: Obama is a friend

    It does seem like the news in Hillary Clinton’s AIPAC speech was this line: “Let me be very clear: I know Senator Obama will be a good friend to Israel.” Clinton may not have dropped out of the race, but she spoke as if Obama would be the Democratic nominee and aimed her criticisms at… More ▸

  • Hillary Clinton (live)

    11:04 Hillary Clinton introduced by Lonnie Kaplan as “a Democratic candidate for president.” 11:04 Big standing O. 11:05 Feels like a big “family reunion.” 11:06 Remembering Tom Lantos. 11:07 Quotes from Isaiah. 11:07 I “reject” the argument that our “common commitment to Israel’s survival and well being is not in the best interest of America.”… More ▸

  • Waiting for Obama

    We (Ami, Uri Heilman, Ron Kampeas, a few dozen journalists and thousands of pro-Israel activists) are waiting for Obama’s big AIPAC speech. It’s hard to imagine a more dramatic stage and opportune time for Obama to reach the hawkish-minded Jews who are politically active, more than willing to vote for the right Democrat and aren’t… More ▸