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  • Rosen to the defense of Biden

    Jack Rosen, the former president of the American Jewish Congress, and maybe the only person in the country to have backed Bill Clinton, then George W. Bush and now Barack Obama, sent along the following e-mail in defense of Joe Biden: The smear campaign against Joe Biden on the internet, spread by viral emails, attributes… More ▸

  • The intermarriage party

    You know you’ve been in this business (Jewish journalism) too long when … the rest of the country is taking in Joe Biden’s tragic/inspiring story of losing his first wife and a baby daughter in a car crash, then managing to press ahead with his political career and raise his other children – but the… 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 ▸

  • Biden v. Army Radio

    I’m hesitant to pick up the Israel Army Radio report alleging that Joe Biden, Barack Obama’s vice-presidential pick, warned Israel not long ago (in his capacity as chairman of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee) that it would ultimately have to live with a nuclear Iran. It hasn’t been confirmed by any other outlet, and… More ▸

  • Biden: Don’t trust McCain on Iran

    In his vice presidential acceptance speech [at 20:34 in the video], Sen. Joe Biden (D-Del.) used the candidate’s contrasting approaches on Iran as one of the distinctions he drew on foreign policy: “Should we trust John McCain’s judgment when he rejected talking with Iran and then asked: What is there to talk about? Or Barack… More ▸

  • Down memory lane with Joe B.

    Sen. Joe Biden (D-Del.) was selected as running mate by Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) in part because his years of foreign policy experience help make up for Obama’s relative greenness. The problem, of course, is that plenty of experience means the occasional wrongfooting, especially with someone as, umm, loquacious as Biden. Conservatives are digging and… More ▸

  • Political Tidbits: Obama has Joe, shouldn’t McCain get one too?

    William Kristol makes the case for the McCain-Lieberman ticket. And Joe makes the case for a vow of silence. The New York Sun wonders if Barack Obama is taking the Empire State for granted. A blind rabbi and a Chinese Jew running for Congress walk into a Democratic convention. Madonna goes Hitler on McCain. …… More ▸

  • AIPAC: We like Biden

    Thumbs up for Biden from an AIPAC spokesman: Sen Biden is a strong supporter of the US-Israel relationship and he has longstanding ties to AIPAC and the pro-Israel community. Throughout his career in the Senate, Joe Biden has been to Israel numerous times and has gotten to know many of Israel’s most important leaders. Now,… More ▸