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  • Democrats putting other issues on faith agenda

    For years, Republicans have been seen as the party of the religious because of the stands its members take on issues such as abortion and gay marriage. The Democrats are trying to change that perception – by expanding the number of issues that are linked to religion and faith. At a meeting with reporters Thursday… More ▸

  • Political Tidbits: Poll says McCain winning among N.Y. Jews

    Poll shows John McCain with a big lead among Jews in New York. McCain wins big in an unscientific poll of readers. The Miami Herald reports on millions of DVDs of a controversial documentary about radical Islam being distributed via newspapers and direct mail to potential voters in swing states. Bernard Avishai reflects on… More ▸

  • Hillary takes Maryland Jewish vote

    Hillary Clinton took 60 percent of the Jewish vote in the Maryland primary. Here’s the JTA brief about the breakdown: Hillary Clinton won 60 percent of the Jewish vote in Maryland’s Democratic primary, but Barack Obama won overall. Sen. Obama (D-Ill.) was the choice of virtually every other religious group polled, and he easily won… More ▸

  • Previewing Chesapeake Tuesday

    JTA’s Ben Harris has a preview of tomorrow’s slate of primaries, including a look into the fight for Maryland’s Jewish votes and the Obama camp’s efforts to head off any upset over the endorsement of U.S. Rep. Jim Moran. NEW YORK (JTA) – The Obama and Clinton campaigns have squared off in a fight for… More ▸

  • Jewish politicians in Maryland speak out for Obama

    A slate of Maryland Jewish Democratic lawmakers endorsed Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) for president. State Attorney General Douglas Gansler, five state lawmakers, two officials of suburban Montgomery County and a host of Jewish leaders signed on to an e-mail letter backing Obama as part of a campaign for the Jewish vote ahead of Tuesday’s state… More ▸