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  • Political tidbits: Burns likes Obama’s stance on Iran, Fleischer calls Obama new Carter (UPDATED)

    Former Bush administration official Nicholas Burns says Barack Obama is right: The United States should talk to adversaries like Iran, in Newsweek. Former Bush press secretary Ari Fleischer calls Barack Obama “the Jimmy Carter of the 21st century” and brings up Jeremiah Wright when talking to Jewish voters in Las Vegas, reports the Wall Street… 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 ▸

  • Nevada Jews: Hillary!

    According to CNN’s exit entrance polling, Jews made up about 5% of the Democratic electorate in Nevada – and 67% of them backed Hillary Clinton. That’s better than she did among Catholics and Protestants. Still not sure about the sample size, but CNN felt confident enough to put it up. UPDATE: Well, maybe not. The… More ▸

  • Berkley backing Hillary

    When I saw U.S. Rep. Shelley Berkley at the ZOA dinner in November, she repeated her line that as a co-chair of the Nevada caucuses, she would not be making an endorsement in the Democratic race. Well, things change. Last week the Clinton campaign announced that Berkley was on board: “We’re thrilled to have the… More ▸

  • Why is Nevada caucusing on Shabbos?

    Nevada Democrats and Republicans will start their caucuses this Saturday morning – before synagogue goers reach adon olam, let alone the kiddush. Absentee voting is not allowed. The Jewish Council for Public Affairs wants to know: What gives? More ▸